Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Prague

Gran Fierro
Found in Prague’s New Town, Gran Fierro is an Argentinian steakhouse and cocktail bar decorated with light industrial flair.
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.
Neruda
One of our favourite hotels in Prague the 20 rooms reflect a modern ethic on an otherwise typically Czech design. the rooms look out over the busy tourist track of the Royal Way or up towards the imperial splendour of the Castle.
Darling Cabaret
Its expansive size and themed decor will make you feel like you've walked into another world. Beware of taxi drivers who say they haven't heard of it, the club refuses to pay them commission and hence they are reluctant to visit it.
Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel
One of the highlights of the Radisson Blu is the food - the eponymous Alcron is undoubtedly Prague's finest fish and seafood restaurant; while just across the way is the lavishly Art Deco La Rotonde, which offers a more balanced menu.
David
The richness of the food is something remarkable at David, where the Czech Republic's larder of readily available game is combined with the French love of sauces to create a menu so intense belts need to be loosened before meals have actually begun.
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.
Radost FX Cafe
Radost's front of house vegetarian café is worth a trip in its own right, or just pop in halfway through a night in the club downstairs to recharge with some pulses and a beer. The largely a predominantly Czech clientele.
Domus Henrici
The older sibling of the Domus family, Henrici has taken a different design approach from Balthasar. The clean lines are present but the furniture is less modern and more Czech. The room sizes are enormous and boast stunning views over the Petrin Hil
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.
Jalta
Looking out over the busy square of the New Town, the Jalta sets you up for a total immersion into modern Czech living.
Shooting & Hunting
Something different for a weekend away: try a day stalking deer and wild boar, or have them driven at you. There is always some element of risk involved, so it's not really recommended for those who have never handled a rifle or shotgun.
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
Noodles
ChRome globes and scarlet red furnishings abound in this jazzy noodle bar. Pasta haters/ those whose despise their reflections may want to avoid this chRome covered establishment.
Universal
Enjoy good French food in albeit slightly surreal surroundings. Out of the way but worth the visit.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
AghaRTA Jazz Centrum
Your best bet for swinging jazz, steaming coffee and cool cocktails.
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.
Cerny Slon
Across the alley from the Tyn church and a small child's stone throw from the Old Town Square, the basic but elegant Cerny Slon is one of the best located hotels in town. The right choice for those who want something charmingly authentic.
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 Prince
U Prince's roof terrace has some of the most beautiful views across the Old Town, it beats the pavement cafe that draws crowds for coffee waiting for the astronomical clock to chime and the morality play to begin.
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.
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
Josef
A modern Swiss restaurant, Josef always delivers laid-back cool, interesting cuisine and killer cocktails
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.
SaSaZu
Newcomer to the scene, SaSaZu has quickly made a place for itself among the best restaurants in Prague. 
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.
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.
Domus Balthasar
In what could be one of the most tourist-friendly locations in town is found the younger of the Domus siblings. Balthasar's simple modern design ethic, reasonable sized rooms and clean lines are enough to make a good base for a weekend in town.
Cross Club
Cross Club claims to be the home of alternative culture in the city, and its claim is fairly well founded, for this spot is certainly the most eclectic of Prague's clubs. 
Goldfingers
Goldfingers is the Rolls Royce of Prague's adult establishments, a salubrious basement club with strict policies and tight securities employ the most attractive girls in Prague. The drinks are expensive, as are the dances - but it's worth every penny
Riverside
Instead of modern innovations and architectural masterpieces, the Riverside has taken the comfortable route - rooms with large enveloping beds, a modern take on old-fashioned glamour and a hotel bar worth taking a digestif in.
Klementinum
Part of the National Library, concerts are held in the Mirror Chapel on a daily basis. Built in 1720, the chapels marble, gilded stucco and wall-to-floor and ceiling mirrors make this a memorably romantic candlelit concert venue.
Dahab
Dahab is fast becoming a Prague institution, the somewhere-beyond-chilled atmosphere, great food, cheap drinks and comfortable seating has made it one of Prague's most relaxed cafes. Dahab's following is more studenty than ladies who lunch in Parizsk

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