Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Prague

Aria Hotel Prague
An elegant hotel in the Mala Strana, the Aria Hotel Prague – with its Rooftop Terrace, elegant decor, and fine dining restaurant – hits all the right notes.
Zlý Časy
A popular beer bar in Praha 4, Zlý Časy serves dozens of brews on tap and in bottles alongside a menu of hearty, meaty food.
Original Coffee
A coffee shop in the Staré Město, Original Coffee is a sleek space to enjoy some expert brews and neighbourhood ambience.
BackYard
A design studio space and shopping showroom, BackYard is a unique place to shop for one-of-a-kind items while you’re in Prague’s Nové Město.
Super Tramp Coffee
A coffee shop found inside a courtyard in Prague’s Nové Město, Super Tramp Coffee serves coffee from roasters around Europe, as well as delicious baked goods and savoury treats.
EMA Espresso Bar
A popular coffee bar in Prague’s Nové Město, EMA Espresso Bar serves superlative coffee and light bites in its bright and airy, almost gallery-like space.
Momoichi Coffetearia
A Czech coffeehouse with Japanese sensibilities, Momoichi Coffetearia is a unique, utterly compelling cafe in Praha 2, serving delicious dishes, artisanal coffees and rare teas.
Naše Maso
A butcher shop and a restaurant a few nights a week, Naše Maso is your one stop shop for all things meaty in Prague’s Staré Město.
Café Jen
A bright and airy cafe in the Vršovice district, Café Jen serves single origin coffees, freshly baked cakes and hearty breakfasts to its devoted customers.
Bokovka
A beautiful little wine bar with its own on-site fromagerie, Bokovka is a must for any oenophiles in Prague looking to sample some delicious Czech and European wines.
Veltlin
Veltlin serves natural wines in its stylish monochrome space in Karlín, offering guests a taste of the former Austro-Hungarian empire.
Parlour
A laidback bar on Krakovská, Parlour is a cocktail bar that manages to be popular, but not mainstream – it’s the drinking dream.
BeerGeek
A beer bar – nay, beer mecca – in Prague, BeerGeek serves up 32 different brews on tap, and offers 16 different kinds of chicken wings. Beer bliss.
Grand Cru Restaurant & Bar
Offering international cuisine with Czech influences, Grand Cru Restaurant & Bar is an elegant place to dine and imbibe, with a long wine list.
Eska Restaurant
A bakery and restaurant in Prague’s Karlin neighbourhood, Eska Restaurant serves up delicious dishes in its all-white, quasi-industrial space.
Bistro Proti Proudu
A design-conscious cafe in Prague’s trendy Karlín district, Bistro Proti Proudu serves great coffee and light bites, like soup and sandwiches.
Nejen Bistro
Offering delicious bistro fare in Prague’s Karlin district, Nejen Bistro is a chic, minimalist restaurant with a fresh, seasonal approach to its menu.
Neruda
One of our favourite hotels in Prague the Designhotel Neruda has some beautifully designed rooms and suites just beneath the Castle
Ultramarin
Though more an afternoon than an evening option food-wise, Ultramarin still boasts a good wide selection of dishes and is worth revisiting as a bar and nightclub come the night time.
James Joyce
The oldest of the Irish pubs in Prague, James Joyce (also known as Molly Malone's) is as close as you can get to the Green Isle itself, offering Guinness and pub grub for all.
Akropolis
If you're over about 30 you might begin to feel a little old here. Akropolis has that young studenty, slightly alternative edge to it. The drinks are cheap, so's the dope and the music decidedly cool. Check listings to see what's on here.
Karlovy Lazne
The self-proclaimed 'largest club in Middle Europe' provides five floors of like-minded early 20 somethings. Occasional name DJs make appearances - otherwise it's a good, old-fashioned night on the tiles.
Domus Henrici
Domus Henrici has clean lines and simple design, the rooms are enormous and the views over the Petrin Hill are stunning. An old school hotels in Prague.
Bombay Cocktail Bar
Bombay is one of the slightly more low-rent establishments on the edge of Josefov. Surrounded by the relative sophistication of Ocean Drive, Bombay has survived by appealing to drinkers looking for an altogether cheesier experience.
Jalta
Looking out over the busy square of the New Town, the Jalta is a great example of modern design meets Art Deco building, in the heart of Prague
Duende
'Learn to talk to your friends' is an apt motto for one of Prague's more artistically shabby-chic bars. The art of conversation may be dying, but here you can share stories with friends over a drink, or maybe even make some new ones at the bar.
Universal
Enjoy good French food in albeit slightly surreal surroundings. Out of the way but worth the visit.
Yami
Our choice from the many sushi restaurants that have cropped up in Prague of recent years, Yami combines a friendly atmosphere with stylish interior and your staple sushi dishes.
Dobra Cajovna
The Czech's have really discovered the tea room and the zen-like relaxation qualities that can be associated with it. Dobra is all about the tea, how it should be prepared and how it should be served. This is the art of tea.
K.U. Cafe
Run by the same people as Cafe-Cafe opposite, KU is one of the busiest and hippest bars in Prague. Czech celebs pout and toss their hair at each other (both male and female) as eager passers-by press their less fortunate noses to the large glass wind
U Maleho Glena
U Maleho Glena has become an institution, known for its booking of promising young Central European talent. The tiny basement club is so intimate and small that the music positively flows through anyone who can fit into the small room by the stage.
Lehka Hlava
An amazingly jazzy interior compliments the bright colours that the completely veggie menu has to offer in this funky eating spot. Situated on 'the shortest street in Prague' you will feel like you've stumbled upon a hidden wonder.
Bilkova 13
An eclectic feel of Italian traditions intermingle with Warhol-esque portraits in this famed “cognac point” multi-functioning venue.
Mecca
Mecca is where the cool Czechs go to play. A good 20 minutes in a taxi from the Old Town Square, Mecca is the hipper, more full-on version of Radost. A reasonably eclectic music policy draws in Prague's brighter young things.
U Pava
U Pava has an old fashioned opulence ingrained into its dark wood panelling, painted ceilings, antique furniture and rich, dark textiles. A subdued lighting scheme adds a romantic ambience to proceedings and the clientele reflect this.
Charles Bridge
Bridging the fast-flowing waters of the Vltava, the 14th Century construct has been the scene of many of the most famous films shot in Prague. Best visited at night or very early in the morning when the tourists and tat-peddlars haven't descended.
Smetana Hall
An ideal night out for classical music and opera fans or anybody else looking for a relaxed and classy evening out. Book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
La Fabrique
La Fabrique is deep underground, unfortunately not in a warehouse party sense, just more subterranean. Always busy, the club draws in a local, expat and tourist crowd wooed by cheap drinks and bass-heavy chart and hip-hop classics.
Maitrea
If you are on the path of personal development, and in search of some positive energy, Maitrea, one of the new vegetarian restaurants in Prague, is the place for you.
Techtle Mechtle
A favourite among young party animals, 'Hanky Panky' provides a saucy night out for those who like to drink and dance in style.

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