Prague is compact, affordable and jam-packed with bars, which makes it perfect for bar crawls. Even better, a pint of beer often costs under a quid, making it a great place for big groups. Divided by the scenic Vltava river, the capital of the Czech Republic is home to a lively nightlife scene and boasts some of the best bars in Europe. However, with so much on offer it can be hard to know where to start. Never fear, with this expert guide you’ll be exploring the city in no time! To find out more about Prague, visit The Highlights.
Black Angel's Bar
This 1930s-style bar is one of the most popular in the entire city. It’s sophisticated, classy and a little posh - offering some of the most exclusive and rare spirits available in the world. It’s worth remembering that it has a dress code (smart-casual) and may not be the best for a group of rowdy revelers, but it’s definitely worth seeing during the day if you’re feeling a little more upmarket.
This buzzing daytime hangout and electric nightspot serves tasty food and has a huge drinks menu. It gets pretty crowded during the evening, with locals, students and tourists all coming for the affordable drinks, great cocktails and lively atmosphere. It even has free WiFi, but we doubt you’ll be needing it here!
The Dubliner Irish Pub
This rowdy Irish bar is perfect for big groups who are searching for a home away from home. It’s just 100 meters away from Old Town and shows all of the major sporting action on its massive flat-screen TVs. There’s also a menu of Irish specialities and international cuisine, as well as loads of Irish whiskies and lagers.
Prague Beer Museum
With over 30 different Czech beers on tap at any given time, this relaxed pub is renowned for its massive list of locally-brewed beer. Located in the heart of the city centre, it's just 700 meters from The Old Town, next to Charles Bridge. Its relaxed decor makes for the perfect spot for enjoying a few beers and trying something new. They even offer a special beer tasting session, if you want to learn a little more about this Czech speciality.
Possibly Prague’s most famous and well-loved dive bar, this is one of the city’s most popular spots. You can expect dark interiors that may get a little smokey, as well as great drinks deals, cocktails and music. It’s full of character, charisma and charm.
Kozika is a buzzing cellar bar that’s popular with locals, foreigners and students. It can be quite tricky to find - it has a small entrance that leads you down to the large stretch of bars. It’s well worth the effort though, with drinks offers, an electric atmosphere and dance music on offer too!
This seasonal open air music bar is located on the river banks. It plays host to a massive number of concerts throughout the summer and is a great place for bigger groups to hang out and watch the world go by. As the sun sets, it has a bustling and electric atmosphere with some of the best views of the city anywhere.
La Bodeguita Del Medio Music Bar & Restaurant
Located just a few metres from Old Town Square, this South American cocktail bar has a huge variety of speciality whiskeys, rums and cocktails. It may not be classically Czech, but the Cuban-inspired interior creates a relaxed, stylish atmosphere and there’s live music aplenty. Upstairs, there’s a cigar shop selling cigars from around the world. Downstairs there’s a trendy restaurant and bar, and there’s even private event spaces where you can try your hand at rum tasting!
Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge
This stylish rooftop bar is situated at the top of the Hilton Hotel in the heart of the city. It offers amazing views of the city, including of Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square and all of the other most famous landmarks. It may not be the cheapest spot in the city but if you’re looking for some sophisticated cocktails as you look out over the city - this is definitely the place for you.
This is perfect spot for cooling down after a long day spent in the Czech sun. Everything in the bar - the tables, seat and even the glasses - is made of ice. With a constant temperature of -7 degrees celsius it’s definitely worth wrapping up warm. But whether you brought your beer jacket or not, it’s still a great place to enjoy some ice cold cocktails and beers.
This rooftop bar and restaurant is a great place to spend an afternoon soaking up the sun, enjoying a pint or two while looking out over the amazing Old Town of Prague. This is no ordinary rooftop bar though - its got over 60 different kinds of beers and the taps are changed weekly. On top of that, it serves authentic Czech food too!
Rock Cafe - Prague
This Rock’n’Roll bar is decked out in with classic memorabilia, a vintage photo booth and has music events on throughout the week. It’s not all about their gigs though, it’s also a great place just to grab a beer and enjoy the surroundings. Popular with the locals, it’s open late every night of the week.