MEDIEVAL TAVERN U KRÁLE BRABANTSKÉHO- Open daily since 1357, this pub located at the foot of the steps to Prague Castle, is a scene straight out of Game Of Thrones. Numerous Bohemian Kings, thieves, and even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have gotten into their cups throughout the centuries at this legendary bar that is notoriously haunted. Like any good actor, the waiters stay in character, so take it with a laugh if they are rude, slam glasses onto the table, swear, yell and threaten to whip you. Try their homemade dark beer, it tastes exactly like buttered bread, and when nature calls, be sure to peep the real skulls on the ceiling downstairs.
Address: 110 00 Praha 1Thunovská 198/15
BED Lounge - Take a guess and see If you can figure what this place is about. Boasting modern décor, and kickass cocktails for only 99kr, (about 5 dollars), stop by here and vibe out with your feet up on super comfy white beds. Hookah fans can get their fix as well. If you can, see if you can snag some space downstairs, and if it’s not too busy, the barkeeps are usually pretty cool about letting you put your own playlists on the stereo. Located in Old Square
Address: Dlouhá 609/2, Old Town, | Praag-110 00
Prague Beer Museum - Less of a museum and more of a pub with over 30 Czech craft brews on tap, this place is a haven for anyone wishing to experience the best of a country that consumes the most beer per capita in the world. The Museum was founded by an American expat with his Czech wife. Don’t know where to start? Czech out one of the menus, you really can’t go wrong with any of the options here. Prices are pretty cheap too. And, if you are the sort that didn’t make it to a single site, at the very least you can tell your parents you made it to one museum without lying. Located 5 minutes away from Old Square.
Address: Dlouha 46 | Prague 1 , Prague 110 00
Beer Factory - First a Museum, now a Factory?! Located in Wenceslas Square, this is the place to be if you’re too antsy to wait for a barkeep. The kick is that at each table has its own tap with a meter that lets you pour your own pints, and you can even track your progress compared to other tables. Be sure to get a good pour though, as the meter keeps ticking, even if your glass is all foam. Best experienced with a group. Get there early, as tables are often reserved in the later hours.
Address: Václavské náměstí 58, Praha 1, 110 00
Game On!! Prime hours
If you want to get the most bang for your buck on a night in Praha, I highly recommend going one of the Pub Crawls. There are several companies that offer the same basic function, but I’ve always had the most fun with the Clock Tower Pub Crawl. Look for the guys with green jackets/shirts near the Astronomical Clock in Old Square. Cost is 450Kr/ 18 Euros. Bonus--Girls get a free T-shirt!! First up is 2 ½ hours open bar….beers, sangria, and trays of heavy shots. There’s always a bunch of English speakers from all over to mix and mingle with. Hint of advice---pace yourself early, but in the last half hour get on your Dionysus tip, as the next 2 bars only offer a free welcome shot. The crawls end at one of the various Prague clubs depending on the night/who is spinning. Free cover. Expect an EDM DJ at the club, and dance until ya cant!
5 Story Club - Located next to the Charles Bridge, go through the Tunnel and turn the corner. This place offers a little something for everyone, even those that want to just people watch some Eastern European fashion tastes that haven’t changed since the Wall fell. Cover is approx. 180kr. The floors are in order: Radio hits (standard club music), EDM/Ice Bar (Ice bar costs extra, but includes a drink, and is perfect for photo ops), 70’s/80’s (wedding/bar mitzvah music), Hip-hop, and a chill lounge on the top floor. Set a common meeting place for when you inevitably get lost from the group, I’ve found the top floor works best. Beers are cheap, and if you’re really trying to get wild, Absinthe is available, but be easy with the naughty water.
Address: Smetanovo nábřeží 198/1 110 00 Praha 1
Duplex - Another Club that has great dance scene and unparalled views of Wenceslas square. This place always has a good house DJ on the turn, in a Penthouse environment. Drink as much as you can before going in as drinks can be expensive
Address: Václavské námesti 21
Lucerna – If you aren’t into the techno scene check out Music club for a night of 80’s/90’s throwback hits!! Though geared towards a slightly older crowd, don’t worry there are plenty of youngsters to jam with. Slightly cheesy, but definitely a good shout!
Address: Vodickova 36, Prague 1, Wenceslas Square
Still up? There are several 24 hour Casinos, located in Wenceslas Square, where you can throw away the last of your Krowns before the long trip home.
Have fun, stay safe, and remember Rule #76: No excuses; play like a champion.
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Written by: Patrick Donohue