One of the newer bars in Prague, located in the middle of the ‘Triangle of Sin’, M1 has a strong industrial feel, complete with concrete floors, a metal bar and large, loft-style windows.
The hard lines are slightly softened by red velvet banquettes that run along the walls; small stainless-steel tables are placed at regular intervals and large mirrors at each end help to increase the feeling of space. This is one of the few bars in the area that actually makes an effort with its music policy.
The various sounds pumping from the system each night include house, indie rock, hip hop/R&B and drum & bass, all mixed to near-perfection by a solid range of local DJs.
During the week M1 is a great place to meet and chat; at weekends this space is as busy as the eponymous British motorway on a bank-holiday weekend, crammed with young, trendy Czechs and ex-pats. There’s talk of a major upscale overhaul, but for now the old school vibe remains refreshingly intact.