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Best Bars in Prague

Check out my picks for the best bars in Prague.

All of the bars on this list are either cheap or reasonably priced. This is a very diverse mix of bars, from Late Night bars to Cocktail bars to Sports bars to Micro Brewery bars etc. None of them are tourist traps or rip-offs. Please note that smoking (as of May 2017) is now banned in all bars and restaurants, but is allowed in Beer Gardens and outdoor seating areas.

Corona-virus Update

The Czech Republic has come down very hard in an attempt to stop the spread of corona-virus. As of March 13th 2020, all bars and restaurants are closed.

The 20 Best Bars in Prague

1. Best Bars in Prague - Bar No 7

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Bar No. 7 is one of the most social bars in Prague. You always get a warm welcome when you enter this bar and is a hidden gem located just behind the National Theatre (Národní Divadlo). This is a very chilled out and laid back bar. Also, it is easy on the pocket at only 38 Kc for a large Uneticke beer. During first "happy hour" which is every evening between 5 pm and 7 pm (between 6 pm and 7 pm on Saturdays & Sundays), a large Uneticke is only 24 CZK (less than €1). Recently they a second "happy hour" on Friday and Saturday evenings (9 pm to midnight) whereby a selection of small shots are only 20 CZK each.  Bar No. 7 has a small terrace at the back of the bar opened in the Summer.

Address: Na Struze 1740/7, 110 00 Prague 1.

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 5 pm to 2 am, Sat & Sun 6 pm to 2 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: There is a small beer garden at the rear of the bar with 6 to 8 tables. Sometimes holds BBQ evenings during the summer.

2. Bars in Prague - Cobra

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Cobra is a hip cafe/bar/restaurant right on the corner of Strossmayerovo Náměstí in the Letna district of Prague. They have DJs every Friday and Saturday night. They have Bad Flash beer on tap. Their daily lunch specials are very good.

Address: Milady Horákové 688/8, Holešovice, 170 00 Prague 7.

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 8 am to 2 am, Sat 10 am to 2 am & Sun 10 am to 12 Mid-night.

Outdoor Seating/Garden: No.

3. Best Bars in Prague - Bio Oko

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Bio Oko is also a cool bar in this small old-fashioned movie theatre. This bar is located close to Letná park and, which serves as a meeting point for young artists from the nearby Academy of Fine Arts and other interesting people from the neighbourhood. The cinema plays only a few times a day and apart from the mainstream movies they show also alternative movies and older cult movies.

Address: Františka Křížka 460/15, 170 00 Prague 7.

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 2 pm to 1 am, Sat & Sun 11 am 1 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: Yes. There is a large amount of seating outside.

4. Bars in Prague - Pivovar Narodni

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Pivovar Národní is a microbrewery bar in the centre, right beside the National Theatre. It consists of a large non-smoking bar/restaurant and a 100 seat Beer Garden with a children’s play corner. It serves 3 micro-brews Czech Lion 11° Pilsner .4 – 35 Kc, Czech Lion 11° Unfiltered Lager .4 – 35 Kc and Czech Lion 13° semi-dark special .4 – 39 Kc.

Address:  Národní 8, 110 00, Prague 1.

Opening Hours: Daily 11 am to 11.30 pm

Outdoor Seating/Garden: Yes. It has a large beer garden.

5. Best Bars in Prague - Klub Ujezd

Klub Ujezd Prague

I have been going to this bar since the first time that I visited Prague in 1998 and I have to say that not a lot has changed with it. It is definitely a bohemian crowd that hangs out here. Downstairs has the best atmosphere as the bar opens on to the street. Upstairs they play very loud heavy metal music.

Address: Újezd 422/18, 118 00, Prague 1.

Opening Hours: Daily 2 pm to 4 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: Yes, but very limited seating outside.

6. Bars in Prague - James Joyce Irish Pub

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The original bar was the very first place in the country that sold draught Guinness. The bar reopened in what was Molly Malones and is at U Obecniho Dvora 4 (5 mins from the Old Town Square). The road called Kozi bends around to the left to become U Obecniho Dvora and over on your right up the steps is the bar.

A couple of TVs for sports but mainly its a place to drink and eat. Its split into a front part by the main bar and the rear part adjacent to the kitchen. They have live music most weekends. A large Gambrinus costs only 55 CZK which is a very reasonable price for an Irish Bar in the centre of Prague, and it the best place to enjoy a live soccer game.

Address: U Obecního dvora 794/4, 110 00, Prague 1.

Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs 11 am to 12.30 am, Fri & Sat 11 am to 2 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: Yes. There is seating for approx 30 seating outside on very stylish and comfortable benches.

7. Best Bars in Prague - Chapeau Rouge

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The reputation of this establishment has gotten better in recent years and it seems to run more professionally now. Chateau Rouge is a punky bar with 3 floors, a bar on the ground floor, a club in the basement and a live music venue upstairs. Here a large beer is 50 CZK.

Address: Jakubská 647/2, 110 00, Prague 1.

Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 12 pm to 4 am, Fri 12 pm to 6 am, Sat 4 pm to 6 am, Sun 4 pm to 4 am.

Outdoor Seating/Garden: No.

8. Bars in Prague - U Sudu

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This great ‘wine bar’ is one of Prague’s best-kept secrets, despite the fact it is on one of the city’s busiest streets and just a stone’s throw from Wenceslas Square. Hidden behind a deceivingly small exterior is a huge "wine bar" decked out with a retro piano and a table-football room where you can take on enthusiastic locals over a beer.

The medieval cellar downstairs is also pretty impressive, a complex labyrinth of rooms houses a surprising number of tables branching off at different angles. In the cellar, they have many beers on tap. The bar can hold as many as 300 people which looking at the place from the outside you’d never have thought possible. They also have a courtyard garden.

Address: Vodičkova 677/10, 110 00, Prague 1.

Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 9 am to 4 am, 9 am to 5 am, Sat 10 am to 5 am, Sun 11 am to 4 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: Yes. They have a courtyard garden.

9. Best Bars in Prague - Groove Bar

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Groove bar is a very hip disco bar, situated close to the National Theatre. If you're around the National Theatre looking for a late beer or cocktail, this is an excellent option. It is opened until at least 3 am. every night.

Address: Voršilská 142/6, 110 00, Prague 1.

Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs 7 pm to 3 am, Fri & Sat 7 pm to 4 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: Yes. Limited seating outside.

10. Bars in Prague - Vinohradsky Pivovar

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Vinohradský Pivovar is located in the Vinohrady distinct of Prague just a 5-minute walk from JZP (Jirího z Podebrad) metro station. They brew 3 beers on-site and you can clearly see the large brewing kettles through windows in the bar. The service here is excellent. The Pivovar has 3 micro-brews on tap, Vinohradská 11° Beer .5 – 36 Kc, Svetlý Ležák 12° .5 – 38 Kc and Jantarová 13° .5 – 39 Kc.

Address: Korunní 2506/106, 101 00 Prague 10.

Opening Hours: Daily 11 am to 12 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: Yes but very limited. There is a ledge and a few high bar stools outside.

11. Best Bars in Prague - Bukowski's

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Bukowski's is now a legendary establishment situated in Zizkov (the more bohemian district of Prague). It's a very cosy cocktail bar with comfortable sitting. The dim lighting and the red carpet adds to the atmosphere of the place.

Address: Bořivojova 689/86, 130 00 Prague 3.

Opening Hours: Daily 7 pm to 3 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: No

12. Bars in Prague - Frankies Letna

Best Bars in Prague Frankies Bar Letna

Frankies is a newly opened bar in Letna, just a few tram stops from the centre of Prague. This beautifully designed bar has handcrafted benches and cool memorabilia on the walls. They have the delicious Vinohradska beer on tap at 48 CZK for a large beer as well as many other beers.

Address: Veletržní 59, Letna, Prague 7.

Opening Hours: Daily 5 pm to 2 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: Very limited seating outside

13. Best Bars in Prague - Kavarna Liberal

Best Bars in Prague Kavarna Liberal

This Cafe/Bar is reminiscent of a Parisian Cafe from the 1920s. They have no English menu but any of the waitresses and they will translate for it for you. All the staff have very good English.  Here an Uneticke beer (large) will only set you back 36 CZK.

Address: Heřmanova 6, 170 00 Prague 7.

Opening Hours: 8 am to 12 Midnight Mon to Fri, 10 am to 12 Midnight Sat & Sun

Outdoor Seating/Garden: Yes. There is a large amount of seating outside for the Summer months.

14. Bars in Prague - Beckett's Irish Pub

Beckett's Irish Pub

Beckett's is an Irish pub located in the trendy Vinohrady neighbourhood of Prague, but just a few metro stops from the centre. The centre of Prague has many good Irish bars but they are all super expensive. This is not the case with Beckett's as it is relatively cheap. A large Staropramen costs 49 Kc (€1.95). Beckett's is also a good bar to watch sports (with English commentary).

Address: Londýnská 473/22, 120 00 Vinohrady.

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 12 pm to 12 am, Sat & Sun 10 am to 12 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: There is a large amount of outdoor seating.

15. Best Bars in Prague - Tiki Taky

Tiki Taky Zizkov

If you are looking for a Polynesian experience in Prague then Tiki Taky is the place for you. The owners of this bar have gone the extra mile to create the perfect Tiki bar with bamboo walls and Polynesian morals. This small bar also has air conditioning for those long hot summer nights. Tiki Taky is late-night cocktail bar is located in lower Zizkov and with a visit to this bar you are sure to have a good time. Their excellent cocktails are served in Tiki mugs and for beers lovers, they have Pilsner Urquell on tap.

Address: Cimburkova 231/22 Zizkov, Prague 3.

Opening Hours: Open every day from 7 pm to 5 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: No.

16. Bars in Prague - The Down Under

Down Under Prague

Down Under's is only a 10-minute walk from Wencelas Square. They claim to be Prague's first Aussie gastropub. To me, they are a gastropub and a sports bar rolled in one. They also have a large kids corner where parents can enjoy a drink while their kids play. I serve tasty bar snacks as well as full meals. Here a large Granbinus beer costs 48 Kc (€1.90) which is very reasonable considering they are so close to the centre.

Address: Vinohradská 48, Prague 2.

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 10.00–23.00, Fri & Sat 10 am - 12 am, Sun 9 am - 11 pm

Outdoor Seating/Garden: Beer garden opened during the summer months.

17. Best Bars in Prague - California Republic

California Republic Bar Prague

California Republic is located in the heart of the Vinohrady district of Prague. This is a very relaxing bar. They serve a serve a mix American and Mexican food as well as bar snacks. California Republic has an extensive cocktail menu and host events on most weekday nights from Karaoke to Ladies nights.

Address: Belgická 275/24, 120 00 Vinohrady.

Opening Hours: Sun Thurs: 10 am - 12 am & Fri & Sat: 5 pm - 2 am

Outdoor Seating/Garden: No

18. Bars in Prague - The Golden Tiger (U zlatého tygra)

The Golden Tiger Prague

If you are looking for a truly authentic bar experience, then the legendary Golden Tiger is a bar that you should try. There has been a bar or a cafe in this building for hundreds of years. When Bill Clinton visited Prague in 1996 (as President of the USA), Vaclav Havel (then the President of the Czech Republic) brought him here. Clinton supposedly played the saxophone in the bar.

The food at the Golden Tiger is good (Czech) but the beer is even better. Considering this bar is only a few blocks from the Old Town Square, it is very cheap. A large Pilsner beer only costs 48 Kc (€1.90).

Address: Husova 228/17, 110 00 Prague 1.

Opening Hours: Open daily from 3pm to 11pm

Outdoor Seating/Garden: No

19. Best Bars in Prague - Bad Flash

Bad Flash Krymska Prague

Bad Flash is located on the border of Prague 2 and Prague 10 just a few tram stops from the centre. It is actually the name of a craft beer and this is one of their bars. This super cool bar has 12 different beers on tap and over 450 different types of bottled beer.

Address: Krymská 126, 101 00 Praha 10.

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 5 pm to 1 am, Fri & Sat 5 pm to 2 am, Sun 5 pm - 12 midnight

Outdoor Seating/Garden: No

20. Bars in Prague - Planeta Žižkov

Planeta Zizkov Prague

Planeta Žižkov is a Legendary bar and restaurant located in lower Zizkov right next to the entrance to Karlin tunnel. The food is very good and cheap as it the beer. A large Gambrinus beer only costs 37 Kc (€1.50).

Address: Tachovské nám. 1, Žižkov, Prague 3.

Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 11 am to 1 am, Sunday 11 am to 12 midnight.

Outdoor Seating/Garden: Yes, they have a beer garden opened in the Summer months.

Conclusion

I hope that you enjoyed my list of the best bars in Prague. These are in no particular order, as they are all good in their own unique way. My personal favourites are Bar No. 7, Frankies Letna, Kavarna Liberal and Tiki Taky.

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