Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Prague

Reduta
Reduta is the establishment jazz club of Prague, seasoned aficionados sit in silence as top international jazz musicians drop in on their European tour. The music is great, but being a check box on every tourist's trip to Prague can be slightly tryin
Phenix Cafe
For a cocktail overlooking Prague Castle by the Vltava river – as well as a selection of global gastronomic delights – look no further.  
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.
K5
The premier knocking shop in town the club is home to some of the city's best looking girls. High-tech computers allow you to choose exactly who you want to entertain you and in which room. Plus it shows up as a restaurant on your credit card, appare
Brasserie Ullmann
Courting couples and illicit lovers meet in the relative seclusion of this charmingly smart restaurant, set on the ground floor of a redeveloped Chateau in the middle of one of Prague's parks.
Bilkova 13
An eclectic feel of Italian traditions intermingle with Warhol-esque portraits in this famed “cognac point” multi-functioning venue.
Grand Cafe Orient
Light and airy this cafe and its balcony can provide you with a much needed rest after a shopping spree. Don't miss out on the large selection of delicious Czech pancakes that the menu has to offer.
Narodni Divadlo
Undoubtedly one of the city's most impressive buildings, the National Theatre's splendour adorns the river bank as the golden roof shimmers in the evening sun. A programme of traditional and avant-garde shows are hosted in the splendid interior.
Savic Hotel
Set in a Medieval building, hidden away from the bustle of the Old Town, the Savic Hotel is dreamy, Gothic place to stay.
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.
Soho+
A trendy eatery in a lightly out of the way location, Soho + will fulfil any of your culinary desires with its range of French, Greek, Italian and Japanese food. The chic-est place to eat brunch in all of Prague.
DOX Centre for Contemp. Art
One of the newer galleries in Prague, the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art has proved popular.
Francouzská
Francouzská is the most beautiful Art Nouveau restaurant in Prague, set in the old Town Hall building, serving delicious seasonal Czech cooking
Caldi & Freddi
Grown-up design, civilised food and exquisite hot chocolate has finally hit Prague's café scene. Its position on the city's principle tourist track is a haven for those in search of a decent cup of coffee and something sticky.
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.
Aromi
An atmospheric and stylish Italian, Aromi Prague is known for its beautifully prepared food and buzzing dining room all kept to a high standard...
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.
Ventana
Ventana Prague is situated in the Old Town and is a great modern space in a neighbourhood that plays on its heritage and in the centre of the city.
Tretters
Tretter's is a New York-style bar from a bygone era - dark panelled wood, green leather seating and barmen in white coats mix sophisticated cocktails for an elegant crowd. The bar can get quite full so get a table and tip a waiter.
Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square is surrounded by rather anonymous concrete buildings, occasionally interspersed with Art Deco/Art Nouveau wonders, housing department stores and five storey electrical shops, bookshops, shoe shops and general mid-market fashion.
987 Prague Hotel
987 Prague is an elegant amalgam of old and new, from Phillippe Starck furniture to interactive light displays in the rooms.
AghaRTA Jazz Centrum
Your best bet for swinging jazz, steaming coffee and cool cocktails.
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.
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.
Old Town Square
The wonderful Baroque townhouse facades are mixed with the impossibly sharp, pointing towers of the Gothic Tyn and the sprawling mass of the Jan Husa Monument in the centre of the cobbles. A magical place, but beware the tourist hordes.
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.
U Prince
U Prince's roof terrace has some of the most beautiful views across the Old Town stretching from the castle to the gothic splendour of the square
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.
Andels
Decidedly futuristic the Andels Prague was the starting point in the regeneration of Smichov, an area just shy of walking distance fro the centre.
Na Prikope
High-Street is how we would describe the shopping here
Domus Balthasar Prague
Domus Balthasar Prague has a simple, modern design ethic, reasonable-sized rooms and clean lines, which is enough to make it a good base for a stay in town.
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.
Parachuting
There's little to beat the feeling of hurling yourself out of an airplane. As the 'chute opens and you drift gently towards the earth in the silence, it is a truly orgasmic experience. Alternatively, strap yourself to an instructor and let him do the
Iron Gate
A wonderful piece of history, Iron Gate Prague has old world charm and style in abundance with a central location near the Old Town Square
SaSaZu
Newcomer to the scene, SaSaZu has quickly made a place for itself among the best restaurants in Prague. 
Hotel Josef
One of the best design hotels in Old Town Prague, Hotel Josef was one of the first ground-breaking design properties in the city.
Blue Light
Although not the height of sophistication, the graffiti covered walls, comfy sofas and cavernous ceilings give Blue light bar an atmosphere all of its own.
Kozicka
Kosicka has been around for years, and has maintained a loyal and local clientele who know and love the place. Great place to have a drink or two and introduce yourself to a local, perfect for those wanting to perfect their pidgin-Czech.
Le Patio
Le Patio's lifestyle shops are full of interesting little pieces for the garden, the dining room, and the home. Everything is for sale and one is not too disturbed by browsers. A lovely place to rest one's overly walked feet and enjoy a strong coffee
Alchymist Grand
Located within Mala Strana's charming cobbled streets the Alchymist Grand is opulent to the core decent-sized and well-appointed rooms

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