A weekend in Prague: How to celebrate in the city

The city of Prague is well known for its affordable home-brewed beer and is just one of the reasons it’s so highly rated as a location to visit. People come from all over the world to take in the sights, sounds and smells of Prague – whether you want to chill out in one of the many friendly beer gardens, or sample some of the gorgeous food, this is a city with something for everyone.

Prague is divided into ten districts. But if you are planning on only visiting for a couple of nights, stay in or around Old Town. This is the area with all the best bars and clubs and its famous brew house.

Plan a trip to see the Praha Cherry and U Fleku, a brew house that has been around since 1499 and is the only place in all of Central Europe that has been brewing beer for over 500 years. Any direction you choose will lead you to a cellar pub, speakeasy, cocktail or wine bar to spend the night in.

On arrival

After you have checked in, its time to get yourself acquainted with the city and what better way to do this than on a walking tour? There are a handful of tour operators within the city and it will be the best way for you to learn more about Prague.

If you are looking for a classic Czech meal once you have finished your tour, then you must check out Lokál. You can expect homemade sausages, pork neck schnitzel, and goulash – traditional meals within the city

Once lunch is over head to Old Town Square and explore the most historic spot in the city. Dating back to the 12th century the square is beautiful and when in Prague it is essential that you visit here. You can climb to the top of the Old Town Hall Towers for a breathtaking view of the square below you. This is, of course, a very touristy spot so expects higher prices for shopping, food, and drinks.

Along with the history, the last few years in Prague have brought huge changes – especially within the art scene. The Dox Centre for Contemporary Art is therefore well worth a visit.

As your day draws to an end you should head to the Charles Bridge as the sun begins to set – it is one of the most beautiful sights in all of Prague. While in this area, why not take yourself for dinner at Hergetova Cihelna? Situated on the riverbank overlooking Charles Bridge there is a variation of food here from international favourites, seafood and fresh gourmet salads.

End on a high at Bugsy’s Bar when you can enjoy a cocktail among locals and other tourists. Or, Hemingway Bar – a cocktail bar that is inspired by the legendary writer, Ernest Hemingway. Here you will find lots of locals and a range of different cocktails to try.

If you are in Prague with a group of friends and looking for livelier spots, you must check out these two popular bars:

U Sudu – This may seem like your ordinary cellar bar but this cave-like setup has five different rooms all spread out from one another and each with its own bar. This is a great place to go with a group of people before heading to a club. In each dimly lit room there is a different style of music being played, giving each of the rooms their own cool vibe.

Déjà Vu – If you are in Prague on a Wednesday Deja Vu is the place to be because of its karaoke night. But even if you can’t get there on a Wednesday there are still plenty of things happening at other times. The crowd is lively and young and there are always special deals on, such as 50% off drinks and other promotional bar crawls.

If you’re feeling hungry after a few too many drinks, then you will be pleased to know that most street vendors in Prague are open 24 hours too.

What more could you possibly want when from a fun-filled weekend in Prague?

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