But, why not go for something more cultural? Culture means something different to every traveler, but in Prague, it's all about the beer. Czech beer is as sacred as pure osmosis water, it's the finest of the fine and without it, the nightlife would not be as interesting.
If you want a little culture or class to go with your beer, look no further than these eight bars and pubs.
This restaurant/bar is my favorite in Prague. It's cheap, it's where the locals go and they have the zodiac painted on their wall. The menu is vegetarian friendly and I recommend the garlic soup. I also call this the Wooden Boobs Bar because on the wall is a wooden statue of a woman. Every now and then a jolly young jock takes his bands to a nice squeeze while his buddy captures an image with his Iphone. My husband discovered this place years ago thanks to local tour guide Martina, who offers Trabant and beer tours. She'll take you to all the historic hotspots and taste test czech beer from the finest pubs in Prague.
John Lennon Pub
For a little slice of British heaven, be sure to visit the beloved John Lennon Pub. The interior fuses the best of historical "underground" exposed brick walls plastered with Lennon images and records. Be sure to ring mum in the red telephone booth to let her know that you'll be home late. Pretty much anytime that is not winter, enjoy the pub's wide selection of rum in the Romantic Garden. This bar/restaurant is a place that fuses old-world charm and pop culture. The pub is nearby the Lennon Wall.
If you love V for Vendetta (or men who hide behind masks) be sure to visit Anonymous. Three souls operate the bar - V for Vendetta, the story of 1605 Gunpowder, Treason & Plot and you guessed it, Anonymous. It's quirky, cultural and expensive to say the least, but at least there's plenty of space and nice-looking bartender biceps to stare at.
The Buddha Bar is a global restaurant and bar that prides itself on its world-renowned Buddha Bar music CD's. Explore the zen life in one of Prague's most chic restaurant/bar establishments. Drinks are pricy, and the staff looks like they should be on the front cover of GQ magazine. The upstairs bar overlooks a balcony of lamps that hover above an oversized Buddha. Live DJ's play deep house and lounge tracks throughout the week and during weekend brunch. The BB attracts a more mature crowd. This is a great place to pregame before the hardcore dance clubs.
Beer lovers unite under one roof to savor the best of czech beer and food. Located in the heart of Prague, U Fleku brewery and restaurant resides in one of the most historic areas of Prague. In fact, the ir brewing roots date back to 1499. It has a similar Munich-vibe where guests enjoy their brews at long wooden tables. Along with the local beer, enjoy czech music and the musical cabernet every Friday night.
This underground hotel bar is like stepping back into a medieval castle. I don't remember much at this point in the evening besides the amazing ceilings that look like an underground cave. This is a place for the fancy, but feature local options like absythne. In fact, the menu prices are so scary expensive I don't think I even drank here, but just checked out the cool vibes. And its beyond cool, it's an award-winning bar.
This bar is one of the most favorites among backpackers. And once you look at the menu, you'll understand why, beer is cheaper than apple juice. Imagine that!? With tons of good press, Propaganda must be doing something right (besides just offering free wi-fi) as the bar is always busy. The decor is nothing special but the atmosphere is cool considering you hear a mix of native and foreign tongue.
TÝNSKÁ BAR AND BOOKS
Similar to the Buddha Bar, this book and bar joint is an international chain that originates in New York City. This cocktail and whisky bar is not a place to show up in your track suit or with feet decorated in a pair of Chuck's. For a stiff price, guests enjoy jazz, burlesque shows and some of most unique cocktails in the CR. If you're looking for something "healthy" get a green thumb with the "Beet & Peat" cocktail, which includes beet and ginger shrub, ginger liquor and fresh lemon. The only thing you won't be doing is reading books thanks to the ultra dim lights.
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