Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Prague

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.
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.
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
U Modré Kachničky II
The Blue Duck or U Modré Kachničky II is one of Prague's more charming Czech restaurants set in the cobbled streets of the Old Town
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.
U Maliru
The oldest restaurant in the city, U Maliru offers fine French cuisine and a beautiful romantic setting - one of the best restaurants in Prague
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.
The Alcron Hotel
One of the highlights of The Alcron is the food, at the eponymous Alcron restaurant, the Art Deco-inspired building is home to a great hotel
Stavovske Divadlo
You'll soon begin to realise the greatest event to hit the city was Mozart's premiere of Don Giovanni. Every year they have a Don Giovanni season for a month. If this is too high-brow you can go and see a puppet version around the corner.
Statni Opera Praha
The State Opera's Italian summer season incorporates the likes of Puccini, Rossini, and Verdi. The likes of Mahler, Wagner, Richard Strauss and Enrico Caruso have all performed here since the opera's opening performance in 1888.
Smetana Hotel
The Smetana Hotel with its antique wooden beams, frescos and sculptures was formerly a family palace that has been sensitively restored and decorated
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.
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.
Sarah Bernhardt
Sarah Bernhardt is an Art-Deco beauty set in the wonderful Hotel Paris in the Old Town. The Czech and French cooking is superb and service excellent.
Royal Way
If any of Bohemia's great monarchs could see what has become of the once Royal Way today, they would surely rise from their mausoleums and restore some national pride into this mawkish tourist track.
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
Prague Castle
Prague Castle enormous structure, dominating the hill above the Old Town is a seemingly endless complex of museums, galleries, stables and a cathedral. It is the cathedral which so imposes on the skyline and is illuminated so wonderfully at night.
Palffy Palac
Hiding in a small street in the Lesser Quarter is one of Prague's classic restaurants, and a favourite with most visitors to the city. Two dining rooms and a charming terrace provide succour for those having descended from a visit to the castle above
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.
Neruda
One of our favourite hotels in Prague the Designhotel Neruda has some beautifully designed rooms and suites just beneath the Castle
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.
Marionette Theatre
One of Prague's longest-running shows, this incredibly energetic and eccentric performance with traditional marionettes is not to be missed.
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.
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.
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
InterContinental Prague
With classically designed amenities and an eye to comfort, the InterContinental Prague is a kitted out Staré Město hotel.
Hotel U Zlaté Studne
Hotel U Zlaté Studne is a charmingly romantic hotel set up on the hill with a fabulous panorama stretching out over the city of Prague.
Hotel Paris
In the late 19th Century everything French was seen as the height of civilisation, which is why the Hotel Paris Prague is one of the city's finest.
Hemingway Bar
Trading on the famous writer's name, this bar serves Hemingway's three favourite drinks: absinthe, rum and Champagne.
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.
Francouzská
Francouzská is the most beautiful Art Nouveau restaurant in Prague, set in the old Town Hall building, serving delicious seasonal Czech cooking
Elite Hotel Prague
Virtually the only hotel in the SoNa neighbourhood, the Elite Hotel Prague is a modern take on the city's traditional design and architecture.
CottoCrudo
A new Italian 'raw' bar concept that has opened at the Four Seasons...
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.
Casinos in Prague
Savarin is set in a beautiful old palace on the busy shopping street of Na Prikope. The neo-Baroque architecture enhances the feeling of exclusivity and a reasonable door policy and higher minimum bets keeps some of the more unwanted clientele out.
Café Slavia
Prague's best known café is a monument to the Art Deco splendour that engulfed much of the city in the early twentieth century. Everything is beautifully preserved, and despite a few modern touches, the café keeps the feel of its original i
Café Savoy
Savoy was a rather smart restaurant which rather surprisingly was closed down and brought back to basics incorporating the original features while discarding the modern touches. Charming little spot to for lunch before a stroll around the Petrin Hill
Café Montmartre
The worn sofas feel like old friends, the scratched chairs seem to have been rescued from a skip, but this is Prague's shabby-chic at its finest. The local customers kick back, order wine and read the papers- the perfect way to spend a winter's after
Boscolo Prague
The Boscolo Prague is a wonderfully elegant converted bank in the centre of town, with a chic interior complimented by a stylised bar and restaurant.
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.

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