There are many dance and music clubs in Prague, but most of the popular late-night clubbing venues exist outside of the city centre as opposed to the bars. Check out some of the best clubs in Prague we have listed here for you.
The best day to hit the night clubs is Thursday to Saturday, but in the centre you will never find a club empty. Don’t arrive before 10.30pm; that is our advice.
This is the city’s best venue with great and often unusual live music and DJs. Performances range from classical local music to modern foreign bands (selection of house, hip hop and reggae). There are two bars plus a café. The theatre bar has great small DJ sets and fun but tight dance floor.
Location: Kubelíkova 27, Prague 3; Admission: from 30-400 CZK. www.palacakropolis.com
Prague’s biggest and newest venue is housed in Holesovice‘s market complex. If you’re into beautiful people, big dance floors and long lines at the door, this is your place. The club also includes a pan-Asian restaurant, a major venue for big-name live events and dance club. The club is popular amongst the city’s fashionable elite. Check the website or posters around town for occasional big-name live events (such as Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Nina Hagen, among others).
Location: Bubenské nábřeží 306, Smichov; Admission: from 100-1000 CZK. www.sasazu.com
A popular French-accented after-party club, with DJs on two floors, lots of bars, cosy armchairs and myriad rooms stuffed with people who want to party until dawn. It’s usually got a good, decadent vibe and tends to get more, not less, crowded as the night wears on.
Location: Balbínova 23, Vinohrady; Admission: 50-160 CZK; www.leclan.cz
Retro Music Hall
This is a large club with striptease shows. Adjacent to the club is a restaurant and music bar. The club offers a varied roster of local and international bands and DJs rocking the decent floor.
Location: Francouzská 4, Prague 2; Open: Thu-Sat 5pm-5am. www.retropraha.cz
The Cross Club
As the current king of the indie, the alternative club scene in Prague, the Cross Club mixes an industrial-aged funky interior—wires and pipes suspended from its’ ceiling (and much more)—with DJ-driven electronic and trance dance music. It attracts a mixture of backpackers, university students and anyone else searching for a night out, which feels a bit more authentic than many downtown clubs. Its’ remote location in Holešovice (Prague Seven) keeps tourists at bay. However, it is actually just a few minutes’ strolls from the Line C metro stop at Nádraží Holešovice, meaning you could get there from Wenceslas Square in less than twenty minutes.
Address: Plynární 23, Prague Seven. Entrance fee: 100 CZK. Metro Station: Nádraží Holešovice. www.crossclub.cz
Terimx is one of Prague’s most popular gay and lesbian dance clubs, with an industrial high-tech vibe (lots of shiny steel and glass and plush sofas) and a young crowd that contains as many tourists as locals. The smallish dance floor fills up fast during Thursday’s best of the ‘80s and ‘90s party, when you may have to queue to get in.
Location: Třebízckého 4a, Vinohrady; Admission free; www.club-termix.cz
Nice place with an illuminated dance floor attracting young Czech teenagers.
Location: Karlova 6, Old Town. www.zlatystrom.com
Lucerna Music Bar
A traditional venue near Wenceslas Square, Lucerna Music Bar & Club is the best 80’s club in Prague. It hosts all sorts of popular Czech bands and concerts during the week. On Friday and Saturday nights, there are usually 80’s and 90’s parties accompanied by music videos.
Location: Vodičkova 36, New Town. www.musicbar.cz
Lavka Bar & Club
Lavka is a good place for a drink and a dance during cold winter nights, and on hot summer evenings, it is the best spot for night outs with everything in one place. Located on the banks of the River Vltava, next to Charles Bridge, it offers a beautiful view of Prague Castle with party music attracting everyone on the dance floor.
Location: Novotneho Lavka 1, Old Town, Prague 1. www.lavka.cz
This is a club with a difference. During the week, the club attracts jazz and soul listeners and sometimes even features film screenings or record launches. The club usually gets busier on the weekends with a mix of old and new music hits. Futurum is open from 9pm – 3am.
Location: Zborovska 7, Prague 5 Smichov. www.futurum.musicbar.cz
Styx Smart Club
There is a club and bar—Trance, jungle, techno, house.
Location: Sokolovská 144, Karlín. Getting there: between Invalidovna and Palmovka subway stops. www.clubstyx.cz