After months of teasing and soft openings, Bukowski’s finally opened its doors to an eager crowd of locals, expats and tourists in the know, and unlike many new bars in Prague, it did not disappoint. Under a discreet blue sign, Bukowski’s is a warm, comforting den for cocktails and conversation. The carpeted floors and small, relatively expensive beers steers it away from the other old soak bars in the neighbourhood, but that does not mean Bukowski doesn’t have its dedicated boozers.
rnA bar almost spans the length of the U-shaped room, leaving space at each end for a private salon-type room and at the other, the brightly lit bathrooms. Friendly, recognisable (for the local crowd) and talented barkeeps fuel the fun while the eclectic music (via iPod) keeps the vibe jumping. Nights here often begin to fill out past midnight so closing times are ballpark to say the least.