Prague’s best bars:
Cloud 9 Sky Bar and Lounge (Pobrežní 1)Situated at the top of Hilton Prague, Cloud 9 commands breathtaking views of the city below with floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor roof patio. A luxurious bar with suitably swanky drinks and food menu. Their most popular cocktail is The Charisma – peppered vodka stirred with sweet melon liqueur and a splash of cranberry juice, served in a martini glass with basil leaves. Nice.
Fashion Club (Námestí Republiky 8)Situated on the site of an old communist department store, Fashion Club has been quick to establish itself as a hot destination for the city's well-dressed. Great atmosphere, fantastic dancefloor, top DJs. It also hosts one of the best Italian restaurants in Prague.
Black Angel's Bar (Old Town Square)Located on the second lower level of the Hotel U Prince in Old Town Square, Black Angel’s Bar has picked up numerous international awards including being voted one of six World’s Best European Bars in 2013. With a 1930s design and original Gothic and Romanesque masonry, it's atmospheric, brimming with old world luxury. If you’re heading there, do be aware that it's not cheap, and photography and filming are not allowed. In 2014 this was named one of the top 4 hotel bars in the world.
Hemingway Bar (Praha Karolíny Svetlé 26)Small, friendly (and very brown coloured) bar inspired by famed boozer (and writer) Ernest Hemingway, this is THE place in Prague to drink absinthe, with a range of the stuff on offer. The Hemingway Bar devotes considerable attention to his drinks of choice: absinthe, rum and champagne.
Letna Beer Garden (Letenské Sady)Situated in Letna Park, it might have a pretty limited number of bevvies, but leafy Letna Beer Garden is a perfect place for a summer afternoon drink, with a lovely view of the river and city. If you're starting early – and it's warm – start here.
Pivovarský Klub (Prague 8)Although slightly further out from the normal tourist areas, Pivovarský Klub is well worth the trek. With six beers on tap and over 240 bottled beers to choose from, traditional Czech food is also on the menu.
U Medvídku (Na Perstyne 7)It's a Prague institution that's been around for 550 years, and serves both great beer and great food. They also brew their own beers, including BlackGott and X-Beer 33 (12.6 per cent, beer lovers, and billed as the 'the strongest beer in the Czech Republic'). They also make beer ice cream and beer chocolate. And if the beer gets the best of you, there's a hotel upstairs. And even if you don’t like beer, you still have to see this place.
Pivnice U Rudolfina (Krížovnická 10)A proper traditional Czech pub with lots of different beers and ales available. Traditional Czech meals are also on offer. A great place to start the night.