Prague is an incredibly popular tourist destination. And there’s good reason why. From cheap beer to incredible historic attractions, it’s no wonder the Czech capital is visited by roughly 8 million people every year. When they aren’t traipsing around attractions like the National Library and Old Town Square, the ‘city of a Hundred Spires’ has a lot to offer in the form of nightlife.
Want to have the perfect night out in Prague? This guide covers just about everything you need to know.
The top bars, clubs & hangout spots
From the outside, the Chapeau Rouge may not look like much. But down below is a treasure trove of club life, with several stories of bars and dance floors. It has a reputation for getting sweatier and wilder the further down you go, so if you’re looking for a rave-style night, this is the place to be.
Lucerna Music Bar
Not far from central Wenceslas Square is Lucerna Music Bar — one of the city’s biggest clubs. It’s always a bustling spot known for 1980s nights as well as a concert venue where it hosts some big names.
A 1950s-themed American diner, this place has all the right vibes. With lots of old-school touches including a 1955 Triumph motorcycle, working jukebox and Pop Art-style toilets, it’s a great place for a US-style meal. A filling American breakfast is perfect for a hangover, or if you’re there later in the day try their Bubba Gump grilled Shrimps or Texas burger with a kick.
Music Club Zlaty Strom
Located conveniently between Old Town Square and the Charles Bridge, this club has three underground dance floors with a variety of DJs and themes. This is a great option if you’re travelling with people with different tastes as it’s got a one-size-fits all approach with lots of options.
There’s always a massive line of partying people waiting to get into this club. At five-storeys, it’s one of the biggest clubs in central Europe, and even hosts elevators and an ice bar. It’s more of a tourist trap than a ‘local’ hang, but it’s definitely impressive and worth visiting if you’re in the area.
Roxy is a staple in Prague’s nightlife scene, with a vibrant interior and artsy-vibe. And what many say are a guaranteed good night out.
If you’re looking for a cocktail bar, go no further than the Hemingway Bar. Boasting an extensive menu including 200 rums and an extensive absinthe selection, it’s definitely a fantastic place for those liquor connoisseurs. Stop in before heading to the clubs to get the full Prague nightlife experience.
For something a bit different, try The Pub. With a tap at each table to pour your own beer, you can track your consumption and compete against others with a live leader board. It might not be for everyone, but for those that love a bit of a party and want a fun place to start off the night, it could be exactly right. And as a tourist hotspot it’s an excellent bar to meet other travellers.
For a more local experience try Dejavu. It’s got a central location with surprisingly cheap drinks, and a cocktail happy hour for those who like their liquor. It’s not the biggest club out there or particularly fancy; but nothing beats a night out that doesn’t damage your bank balance!
There are plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants to suit everyone’s requirements in Prague.
The casino lifestyle
Casino games are more popular these days than ever. Gambling has widespread appeal across Europe with many wanting to participate in gambling as a source of entertainment.
Those in the UK love gambling too — especially when it comes to bingo. Many of the classic bingo halls have been left behind for online bingo, for those who want to spend an evening in the comfort of home but enjoy their favourite games on sites like 888ladies. Despite the love for bingo, Brits also love to gamble on casino games, so there is no wonder when they visit destinations like Prague, they are keen to find the best casino hotspots.
As previously mentioned for many tourists to Prague, land-based casinos play an important part of the nightlife options. Home to over 20 casinos, there’s loads of options to choose from depending if you want something more relaxed or upscale. We’ve listed some of the top one’s for you.
Prague is home to a range of casinos and there is no wonder they are popular with the tourists due to Europeans love for casino games.
One of the most famous is the Ambassador Casino. A great option for beginners, you also have the opportunity to play for fun instead of with real cash. This is great for those who want to learn the rules while playing games for free.
It’s a historic location known for its friendly staff and players. Non-alcoholic refreshments are free of charge, with meals close by from the hotel’s renowned restaurant.
Also popular with tourists, the Casino Atrium is based as part of a 5* luxury hotel. Open every day from 4pm until 6am, it’s great for those who like to play a wide array of games. The dress code is smart casual but avoid wearing sporty or leisure clothing.
The biggest and most popular of all the casinos is Banco. Located right at the border of the Old and New Town, it’s got a stylish atmosphere and a wide range of games. This casino also boasts a VIP room for those who want to spend a little mor on their casino experience. Enjoy a range of game including Pontoon, Banco Poker, Texas Hold’em and American Roulette.
And there you have it! A mini guide to help you plan your evening in Prague. From starting off the night in the James Dean diner, to a few drinks at Chapeau Rogue then onto a casino for a game of roulette, there is plenty of choice to suit everyone’s tastes.