Prague is renowned for its nightlife, and every person can find a place to suit his or her tastes. Beer gardens are popular during the summer months, providing beautiful views of the city, live music, and a chance to relax outdoors. If you prefer a more adventurous night, there are many discos to choose from, such as Nebe, Lucerna, Roxy, Mecca, and Duplex. If a night of dancing isn’t what you are after, then a more casual hospoda (a.k.a. pub) is in order. Czech people love going to pubs and discussing any topic over a beer. Beer in Prague costs anywhere from 20-40 CZK (1-2USD) and is usually cheaper than water!
After a few nights in Prague, you will quickly realise that Jazz is a central theme to the city, with certain clubs opening every day of the week. You’ll find you won’t often be short of a range of live jazz events going on throughout the city’s bustling neighbourhoods. An interesting addition to the plethora of venues located within the city, dedicated to jazz, is the AghaRTA Jazz Centrum, housed inside an authentic medieval cellar. This club gets quite popular of an evening, so arrive early to avoid disappointment, and pick up a couple of CDs from their Jazz shop! Playing a range of music from the Prague jazz circuit and occasionally some heavy blues, this place is perfect for the budding A&R in you or the Miles Davis enthusiast.
If dance music is more your style, make your way over to Karlovy Lázně - the best known club of its genre in Prague and the largest in Central Europe. It spans across five stories, each with alternating themes, and holds an oxygen bar and an ice bar. Head here for your dose of mainstream music, dance music, 50s, 60s and 70s music, R’n’b, hip hop and chillout house music.
For the cheesy pop fans out there, Lucerna club holds popular 80s and 90s parties every Friday and Saturday. If you’re looking for an intimate, close-proximity gig with bands, Lucerna club is ideal, and has housed bands such as Earth, Wind & Fire in the past and now book indie rock, folk and hip-hop artists such as Destroyer, Allah-Las, Tyler The Creator, Cage The Elephant, The Tallest Man on Earth, Låpsley, and on and on. Their monthly line-ups really are impressive!!
A few recommendations:
|Popo Cafe Petl||Újezd 19, 120 00 Prague 1|
|Bar and Books||Týnská 19, Prague 1|
|Black Angel's Bar||Staroměstské náměstí 29, Prague 1|
|MeetFactory||Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Prague 5|
|Akropolis||Kubelíkova 27, Prague 3|
|Blue Light Bar||Josefská 42/1, Prague 1|
|Jazz Dock||Janáčkovo nábřeží 2, Prague 5|
|Lucerna Music Bar||Vodičkova 36, Prague 1|
|Bajkazyl||Náplavka (Rašínovo nábřeží), Prague 2|
|Aloha Wave Lounge||Dušní 11, Prague 1|
For entry to these kind of clubs, you’re looking at spending about 180Kč (roughly £5) and queues begin at about 10pm.
Safety in Prague
Prague is one of the safest cities in the European Union. The majority of the crime deals with petty theft, mainly on the metro or trams. All the same, it is always important to know your surroundings, watch your belongings, and to travel in pairs at night. We recommend purchasing a mobile phone once you get to Prague, in case any problems should occur. The Program Coordinator can be reached 24 hours per day if any questions or concerns should arise.