By Adam King
Whether you are studying abroad in Prague or just visiting, you all know how insane the nightlife is in the heart of the Czech Republic. With so many options of bars, clubs, absintheries; it can be a bit overwhelming. So I’ve come to the rescue to help you hit the must see places to grab some of that cheap, cheap beer.
Had a long day of classes? Procrastinating for that test on Tuesday? Just really want to go out with friends? Whatever the reason, go get your drink on and don’t worry, you can have just as crazy of a night on a Monday as you can on a Saturday. The spot to be on Monday night is none other than Roxy (Dlouhá 33, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic). With a big dance floor, big bar, 2 floors, and some great DJ’s playing on Mondays, Roxy is the place to be; take a look at the venue below.
After recovering from your crazy night at Roxy, battling through your classes, and enjoying some Netflix and a nap; you’re ready for round 2. The place to head to on Tuesday nights are none other than Chapeau Rouge (Jakubská 2, 110 00, Czech Republic). With 3 floors at this hybrid bar and club, there is a bit of something for everybody. On the top floor is a standard bar with tables and 2 bars to wet your whistle which is great for a couple casual drinks with friends. For those looking to get their dancing on, fear not as you can go down another floor for the live underground floor (both DJ’s and musicians play), and you can head down another floor for some great electronic and hip hop music depending on the DJ. Check out the layout of the chill bar up top:
I hope that you’re still surviving the week thus far because we’re just getting started and Wednesday is one of the rowdiest nights of the week. Head over to Praha 2 to Retro Music Hall (Francouzská 75/4, 120 00 Praha 2-Vinohrady, Czech Republic) for their infamous Retro Wednesday’s. Check out how it looks:
Ok, you might have had to skip you class this morning, but after grabbing a coffee and a bagel from Bohemia Bagel, you’re ready for round 4. Thursday night has a lot places that will be packed and ready for you to grab your drinks, and Radost FX (Bělehradská 234/120, 120 00 Praha, Czech Republic) is one of the most popular. Radost FX is one, if not the best hip hop spot in all of Prague. Check it out:
TGIF, right? I know you might be getting a little tired by this point of the week, but it’s the weekend and no one remembers the nights that they stay in. I recommend heading to Vinarna U Sudu (or U Sudu for short) (Vodičkova 677/10, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czech Republic) for some of the cheapest drinks in town in an awesome cave style bar. After getting some drinks here, just walk a couple of minutes down the road to one of my favorite clubs in all of Europe: Lucerna Music Bar (Štěpánská 61, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic). Lucerna on Friday’s is an 80’s and 90’s night with a huge dance floor, a stage, and a huge screen that will be playing your favorite songs that you loved when growing up. Check it out:
Saturday as you can imagine is going to be packed everywhere, especially in one of the craziest cities in the world. For all you students studying there, you’ll know your favorite Saturday spot and for those who are visiting, I’ll give you a recommendation of one of the more touristy bars, but it’s still cool to check out for a bit; Karlovy Lazne (Smetanovo nábřeží 198/1, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic). Karlovy Lazne is the largest club in all of central Europe with 5 different floors and getting your fix of chill bar, hip hop club, electronic club, 80’s & 90’s music, or trance music; you can get a bit of everything. Check it out:
Ok c’mon now. You’ve been on a 6 day bender at this point. Let your liver relax and get your school work done.
No one is asking you to go out this many days a week, but at least now you have some options. Na zdraví! (That’s cheers for you non-Czech speakers).