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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Neruda
One of our favourite hotels in Prague the Designhotel Neruda has some beautifully designed rooms and suites just beneath the Castle
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Kogo
Kogo has managed to maintain its extraordinary popularity over the last few years with delicious Italian food at affordable prices...
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. 
Mamaison Riverside Prague
The Mamaison Riverside Prague has rooms with large enveloping beds, a modern take on old-fashioned glamour and a hotel bar worth taking a digestif in.
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
La Finestra
Italian chef, Riccardo Lucque opened this - his second restaurant  - in 2009 and diners have been lapping up their Italian meat specialties ever since...
U Zavoje
Upmarket and stylish, the location of U Zajove alone would make it worth a visit. As it is, the food, wine and ambiance are all pretty good too.
Perla Hotel Prague
Decorated with enormous pearls, the Perla Hotel Prague is just a little bit kitsch and not far from the sights of the Old Town.
Cowboys
Having revamped one of Prague's more famous name restaurants, Bazaar, the Kampa Group have created a super stylish steak house, complete with bar and summer terrace from which Prague's bright young things and green-eyed tourists can enjoy the view.
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.
Ungelt Jazz & Blues Club
Situated in a subterranean vault from the 11th century Ungelt certainly has character. The intimate surroundings of this jazz cellar make the music sound all that much better in our opinion.
Bakeshop
If your Czech experience has left you craving the comforts of the West, this New York-style bakery and deli is the place for you - none of the other cafes in Prague can compete with the delights that Bakeshop wheels out of its kitchen.

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