Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Prague

St Nicholas Church
The nightly recitals provide a charming counter to the banging house tunes or meandering jazz mixes that are going on in other parts of town. The beautiful interior of the church makes for a lovely setting.
Sovov’y Mlyny
Hidden in the basement of Prague's Kampa Museum, the restaurant/cafe benefits from a lovely summer river terrace. Upstairs is an impressive space filled with leading contemporary and modern artists of the area.
Solidni Nejistota
Solidni has lost some of the cred it had in the early noughties, back then it was the hang-out of choice for the Czech B-lister. Today the club is still busy, full of a party crowd intent on getting drunk and shaking their unbelievably pert booty.
Soho+
A trendy eatery in a lightly out of the way location, Soho + will fulfil any of your culinary desires with its range of French, Greek, Italian and Japanese food. The chic-est place to eat brunch in all of Prague.
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
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.
Slovansky Dum
Slovansky Dum is trying to up the ante on 'high-street' Na Prikope, the presence of some more fashion-conscious labels, a high-end cinema and the constantly buzzing Italian restaurant and courtyard garden, make it a pleasant place to shop.
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Sisters
Sisters is a light and airy bistro in the Staré Město, serving all manner of delicious chlebíček, the Czech open-faced sandwich.
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.
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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.
SaSaZu
Newcomer to the scene, SaSaZu has quickly made a place for itself among the best restaurants in Prague. 
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.
Sansho
This Asian fusion restaurant, created by acclaimed former-Nobu chef, Paul Day, is rather unique in its offering...
Rudolfinum
Situated on the eastern bank of the Vltava is the home of the Czech Philharmonic and associated music schools. Gallery exhibitions of contemporary artists and a charming cafe make up the rest of the building sitting on Jana Palacha Square.
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.
Residence Retezova
Why stay at the Retezova? No bleary-eyed breakfasts, no frowning front desk staff pointedly looking at their watches as we crawl home at four in the morning and, best of all, so much space in the apartments you'll think you've rented a suite.
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
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.
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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.
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Potrefená Husa
This Vinohrady establishment is the original of the PotrefenÌÁ Husa chain of pubs in Prague.
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Phenix Cafe
For a cocktail overlooking Prague Castle by the Vltava river – as well as a selection of global gastronomic delights – look no further.  
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.
Parnas
Parnas has many things going for it, a wood panneled Art Deco room, breathtaking evening views, proximity ot the National Theatre, and last, but not least, a gourmet Czech menu. Glamourous, elegant and definitely worth a visit.
Parlour
A laidback bar on Krakovská, Parlour is a cocktail bar that manages to be popular, but not mainstream – it’s the drinking dream.
Parizska
Prague's shopping is somewhat limited, the centre is high-street, the outskirts are suburban, and Josefov is chi-chi. Parizska is the city's premier shopping mecca, with designer labels from Dunhill and Hermes to Vuitton and Ferragamo.
Parachuting
There's little to beat the feeling of hurling yourself out of an airplane. As the 'chute opens and you drift gently towards the earth in the silence, it is a truly orgasmic experience. Alternatively, strap yourself to an instructor and let him do the
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
Paintballing
Ideal for stag dos and other groups, these places cater ideally to those looking for a fun, if slightly painful, way to spend an afternoon. Book ahead to make sure your numbers are accommodated.
Original Coffee
A coffee shop in the Staré Město, Original Coffee is a sleek space to enjoy some expert brews and neighbourhood ambience.
ON Club
This is Prague’s most up-to-date and most stylish gay venue. Three-floors have been reinvigorated by new management and in turn has attracted an equally energetic crowd.
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.
Nostress Café
Putting itself forward as a haven for relaxation, the Nostress Cafe tries its best to give you a stress-free time. The broad menu has something to suit every taste, although the prices may exclude some visitors from the relaxation its name promises.
NoD Gallery
Located directly above the Roxy club is NoD, classed among the more modern galleries in Prague,
Neruda
One of our favourite hotels in Prague the Designhotel Neruda has some beautifully designed rooms and suites just beneath the Castle

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