As with most European cities, there are many bars and clubs in Prague, which makes a fascinating nightlife scene.

Keeping track of the cool places to go is quite difficult as it seems that once they become ‘cool’ and well-known, they are no longer the place to be seen.

Here we list only the long-established ones. You can pick up a listings magazine that will tell you what’s on and where to go for the best in Prague nightlife in most hotels and hostels and decide for yourself. We’ve listed some here that are worth checking out. Bars are open all day, and the clubs usually kick off around 11 pm and stay open until about 4 am. If you are looking to keep the party going after 4 am, you will find some clubs that stay open later.

Prague Nightlife, Clubbing

Dance/Music Clubs

Duplex – Duplex is one of Prague’s most popular nightclubs, with huge dance halls filled with local teenagers and even stag-party stragglers. It is a combination of nightclub, café and restaurant. During the day, a 6th-floor terrace restaurant is a great place for coffee to enjoy the views. At night offers a view overlooking the lights of Wenceslas Square. Location: Wenceslas Square 21, New Town,

Mecca – very fashionable club, featuring industrial-chic club to dance to house and techno music. Location: Pruhonu 3, Holesovice,

Karlovy Lázně – another huge and very cool nightclub. Each floor has its own style, from chill-out to hardcore trance; live bands at ground level, dance to classic disco on the first floor (Discotheque), rock to 1960s and 70s music on the second floor (Kaleidoskop), or house and techno on the third floor (Paradogs). Location: Novotneho lavka, Old Town (close to Charles Bridge),

RadostFX – this very famous club features top local and international DJs. Exquisite sofas, mosaic-topped tables … Café serving great veggie food and cheesecakes, a Moroccan lounge in the back for relaxation and a downstairs dance club that only gets going after late hours. Locaton: Belehradska 120,Vinohrady (close to underground station IP Pavlova),

La Fabrique – disco with a couple of dance floors for people of all ages.
Location: Uhelný trh 2, Old Town,

Roxy – If funk and techno is your favourite, then Roxy is the best club in town. Arrive around midnight when the fun starts. Location: Dlouhá 33, metro Namesti Republiky,

U Buldoka  With Staropramen beer and excellent traditional food, the Bulldog is a classic cheap Czech pub with a disco. Wednesdays nights are popular for singles looking for a date or a one night stand. Location: Preslova 1, Smíchov, Prague 5;

Cocktail bars

There are some sophisticated cocktail bars in the centre of Prague. Try Tretter’s bar, near Old Town Square, which has a classic atmosphere with the friendly bar staff. Also in the area are Zapa Bar and Bugsy’s, which are excellent choices too. Behind the Tyn Church on Old Town Square, there is Tynska Bar and Books.

Tasting Czech Beer

The Czech Republic is also very famous for its beer. Pilsner Urquell and Budvar are the best-known brands. So if you want something exceptional, try going to Kolkovna, near Old Town Square, which is popular amongst ex-pats. This restaurant serves fresh unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell on tap, which is a delicious brew. The Czech cuisine is a little more expensive than a local-oriented pub, but many find it worth visiting. But be warned, the large restaurant is often full.  Other recommended places for hanging out and drinking great beer with your food are Pivovarsky Dum on Ječná, not far from Wenceslas Square, U Vejvodů near Narodní Třía, and the historic brewery, U Fleků, near Charles Square.

Tip: U Pinkasů – first pub to serve world-famous Czech beer Pilsner Urquell, traditional Czech food (close to underground station Mustek).

Adult Clubs

The side streets near Wenceslas Square (especially Perlova Street) are full of strip clubs. This is Prague’s small red-light district. Pickpockets can be a problem in this area at night (often employing women who run up to groups of men asking for a hug, etc., to divert attention from pickpockets).

Limousine with Lap Dancer – Book Lincoln or Hummer limo from Airport. Party balloons, champagne.

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