Techtle Mechtle (‘Hanky Panky’) is one of the newest and hottest spots for eating, partying and drinking in Prague. A restaurant-club-bar complex located beneath street level (in a cellar allegedly accidentally bombed by a rogue US missile in 1945), it has an all-in-one feel that is just as comprehensive as it is self-conscious.
Unlike many basement venues, Techtle Mechtle offers generous amounts of space within its vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls. The priorities of the place can be easily determined by comparing the fairly limited, Italian-based menu with the infinitely weightier cocktail list.
Nevertheless, the food is pretty good, and since it’s a little out of the way the fact that the kitchen is open until 2am is very convenient. The real reason to come here, however, is either to nod along to the DJ beats in the main room, or to sit in a dark corner of the cocktail bar and indulge in the very activities that the venue’s name suggests.