Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Prague

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.
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
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.
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.
Bilkova 13
An eclectic feel of Italian traditions intermingle with Warhol-esque portraits in this famed “cognac point” multi-functioning venue.
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
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.
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.
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.
Zvonarka
The summer terrace makes this place worth a visit, the views over the Nusle Valley below, and the sprawl of the city's suburbs, are panoramic, if not exactly breathtaking. Worth a look in if you're staying nearby, but probably not worth a special tri
La Bodeguita Del Medio
One of the livelier bars in Prague is La Bodeguita Del Medio. Drink, dance and be merry -- with expertly-crafted mojito in-hand, of course.
U Medvidku
An authentic traditional Czech beer Hall in the centre of town. As yet not too touristy, but enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while it lasts.
Bukowski’s
With a loyal crowd of boozy locals, Bukowski's has easily slotted into the Beat, low-life ways of the bar's namesake. Settle in, down some cans and take a bet on the horses...
Monarch
If wine is your thing then make sure you don't miss this well stocked 'vinny sklep'.
Bar and Books
If the candlelight doesn't lure you in then the fabulous cocktails certainly will!
U Zlateho Stromu
Not all that it seems, this bar wants to be all things to all people, providing both a restaurant and a pole dancing club. Slightly seedy but conveniently placed for a fun night out.
Zapa Bar
Refined is probably the best way of describing Zapa Bar. The customers don't tend to be beered up stag parties or drunken tourists, more sophisticated businessmen trying to impress their clients with expensive cigars and aged single malts.
Bugsy’s
The impossibly long bar sometimes acts as a home away from home for local girls with impossibly long legs. They pout sweetly over the delicious cocktails while courting the charms of the well connected and the well dressed.
M1
M1 is for the seriously hip young Czechs who flounce seductively on the deep red banquettes. Glamorous bar staff and overly-loud DJs control the proceedings and keep the bright young things jumping until dawn.
Inn Ox Bar
Adam Tihany's bars are legendary throughout Europe, gracing some of the smartest hotels from Miami to London and, now, Prague. Inn Ox is all about refinement, service and crafted cocktails. A civilised start, or end, to a grown-up night on the town.
Cloud 9
High up on the Hilton’s roof is Cloud 9 – the place to go for a spectacular view, a seductive cocktail (or two) and bit of a nibble (food or otherwise).
Potrefená Husa
This Vinohrady establishment is the original of the PotrefenÌÁ Husa chain of pubs in Prague.
Letná Beer Garden
Beautiful beer garden with one of the best views in Prague.
Black Angel’s Bar
Prohibition-style cellar speakeasy on Old Town Square that offers better value than most bars in the vicinity.
Innuendo
One of the only non-smoking bars in Prague, with a menu of 'Prohibition cocktails' and a regular lineup of live music.
Hemingway Bar
Trading on the famous writer's name, this bar serves Hemingway's three favourite drinks: absinthe, rum and Champagne.

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