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.
1. Best Bars in Prague - Bar No 7
This is one of the most social bars in Prague. You always get a warm welcome when you enter this bar. This 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. There is 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 hold BBQ evenings during the summer.
2. Best Bars in Prague - Cobra
This is a recently opened 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. Currently (May 2018) in Prague this is the place to be and a Tabor beer only costs 39 CZK.
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: Yes but it's very limited as it is only seating on the window ledge.
3. Best Bars in Prague - Bio Oko
There is also a cool bar in this small old-fashioned movie theatre. This one 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. Best Bars in Prague - Pivovar Narodni
Pivovar Národní is another very new 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
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 hang out here. Downstairs has the best atmosphere as the bar opens on to the street. Upstairs they play very loud heavy and death 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. Best Bars in Prague - James Joyce
The original bar was the very first place in the country that sold draught Guinness (1759hrs 05/11/1993). 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
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.
9. Best Bars in Prague - U Sudu
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.
10. Best Bars in Prague - Groove Bar
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.
11. Best Bars in Prague - Vinohradsky Pivovar
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.
12. Best Bars in Prague - Bukowski's
This bar 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.
13. Best Bars in Prague - Frankies 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
14. 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 33 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.