Josefov Nightlife, Prague (Self Guided)

Prague offers fascinating night entertainment. It has a lot of clubs and discos. Check out the most popular nightlife spots in Central Prague in the following self-guided tour.
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Josefov Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Josefov Nightlife
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague (See other walking tours in Prague)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Author: Xena
Aloha Bar & Club

1) Aloha Bar & Club

A fun and exciting Hawaiian Tiki-themed nightlife establishment found close to the Old Town Square, Aloha Bar & Club gives guests the benefits of a restaurant, cocktail bar, and hot dance club all under one roof. Late night DJs turn up the heat spinning terrific pop tunes from today as well as classic favorites from the eighties and nineties to get the crowd going on the dance floor. The friendly bar staff and warm, inviting atmosphere create a cool and relaxed vibe at Aloha Bar & Club. Authentic tropical cocktails are expertly-crafted by its skilled bar staff, and drinks are reasonably priced for this part of town.

Operation Hours: Monday – Tuesday: 9.30 am – 2 am; Wednesday – Saturday: 9.30 am – 5 am; Sunday: 9.30 am – 2 am
Hangar Bar & Club

2) Hangar Bar & Club

An aviation-themed establishment and sister to the Aloha Bar & Club, Hangar Bar & Club can also be found just a short walk from the Old Town Square in Prague. The Pilot’s Lounge upstairs includes flight, particularly Pan Am memorabilia from the forties through the seventies. The dance floor can be found in the downstairs space, better known as the Hangar Club, where guests regularly get down to classic pop, rock, and dance tunes from the seventies through today. During the day and early evening Hangar Bar & Club has a more laid back feel and is a great place for a tasty cocktail with free WiFi, though late night DJ sessions see a packed dance floor and the energy level raises considerably.

Operation Hours: Sunday – Tuesday: 11.30 am - 4 pm; Wednesday – Saturday: 11.30 am - 6 pm
James Dean

3) James Dean

An American-style restaurant and club, James Dean is decked out like a 1950s American diner, complete with red and white vinyl booth seating and lots of pictures of the establishment’s namesake as well as of Marilyn Monroe lining the walls. A jukebox and motorcycle from the period are also part of the eye-catching retro décor. Popular tunes from the fifties are piped throughout the main space where the restaurant serves typical American diner fare, including burgers, shakes, ribs, fries, and more. A range of great cocktails, including the signature James Dean are well-made here as well. The downstairs club space has a grungy feel and plays a variety of rock classics, though from more recent eras than what is played in the diner.

Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9 pm – 6 am
Bombay Bar & Club

4) Bombay Bar & Club

Another happening nightlife establishment located near the Old Town Square, Bombay Bar & Club is particularly noteworthy for its expertly-crafted cocktails, with special attention reserved for its rum runners and margaritas. Guests will find its tasteful décor in line with its sophisticated vibe, with interior details including exposed brickwork, arched doorways between the various rooms, and an outdoor garden area that is a popular hangout in the summertime. Its resident DJs spin a very danceable selection of popular tunes to get the crowd going on the dance floor. Bombay Bar & Club sees a good crowd of international guests, particularly on the weekends.

Operation Hours: Sunday – Wednesday: 7 pm - 4 am; Thursday: 7 pm - 5 am; Friday – Saturday: 7 pm – 6 am
M1 Lounge

5) M1 Lounge

A classy nightlife establishment that has attracted a few celebrities to party under its roof, the M1 Lounge can also be found near the Old Town Square, where many hot nightspots in Prague are located. The interior space includes newly renovated seating areas, a bar dedicated to its exquisite range of cocktails, one of the most posh VIP sections in the city, and a newly-expanded dance floor where its resident DJs get the crowd going to the best hip hop, R and B, indie rock, and house music until the wee hours. Notable international celebrities to have graced the M1 Lounge include Kanye West, Matt Damon, Elijah Wood, Coolio, and others.

Operation Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 9 pm – 4 am; Friday – Saturday: 8 pm – 6 am
Chapeau Rouge

6) Chapeau Rouge

A lively party bar that also includes two club spaces below ground, Chapeau Rouge can be found in the heart of the city next to the Old Town Square. This energetic nightlife establishment caters to a mixed crowd consisting of both locals and international patrons, serving up bother homegrown and international DJ talent, as well as live music performances, theater groups, and other cultural attractions. The dance club and underground club are both found downstairs from the main bar area. Chapeau Rouge’s bar mixes up some of the finest drinks, such as a unique concoction made up of Red Bull and absinthe.

Operation Hours: Monday - Thursday: noon - 3 am; Friday: noon - 6 am; Saturday: 4 pm - 4 am; Sunday: 4 pm - 2 am

7) Roxy

A long-standing and popular nightlife establishment found on Dlouha Street close to the Old Town Square, Roxy has hosted some big names over the years since it was established. The interior is sparsely decorated with a slightly rundown and industrial feel. Drinks are reasonably priced and what seems to matter the most to the mixed crowd of locals and international guests is the bevy of underground beats found here that is difficult to find in most clubs in Prague. Genres run the gamut to include anything from techno and drum and bass, to jungle, and other genres. Past guests to the Roxy’s stage have included DJs like Luke Slater and Grooverider, to live bands including the Sneaker Pimps and Faithless.

Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7 pm – 5 am
Nebe Celnice Cocktail & Music Bar

8) Nebe Celnice Cocktail & Music Bar

An exciting nightlife establishment with another location in the New Town area of Prague, Nebe Celnice Cocktail & Music Bar is a popular place to party in the Old Town district. Hosting an assortment of differently-themed music nights throughout the week, this great bar is well-reputed for mixing some of the finest cocktails in town, with over one hundred different ones to choose from. Seeing a good mix of locals and tourists, entertainment served up by its resident DJs includes R and B and soul video clips on Monday nights, classic tunes and videos from the sixties through the nineties on Thursday evenings, while Friday nights is the Party Mix and Saturdays its Video Mix night, which really packs the dance floor.

Operation Hours: Monday: 2 pm - 2 am; Tuesday - Wednesday: 2 pm - 3 am; Thursday: 2 pm - 4 am; Friday: 2 pm - 5 pm; Saturday: 6 pm - 5am; Sunday: 6 pm - 2 am

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Whether you are in Prague for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Prague has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Saving Money with City Passes

To save yourself time and money visiting Prague's multiple sights, you may want to resort to the so-called city passes, such as the Prague City Pass (by Ticketbar), Prague City Pass (by Musement), or Prague City Pass (by Viator).

A city pass combines all or multiple Prague's top highlights, tours and experiences in one prepaid attractions pass, using which you can save incredible amounts on general admission fees as compared to purchasing tickets separately. Often, a city pass also allows you to skip the lines at major attractions, thus saving you precious time.

Staying at Walk-Friendly Hotels

Since you're keen on exploring cities on foot (we assume that you are, and this is why you're here), it is important that you stay at a hotel close to the city's major attractions. It saves you time and energy. Here are a few Prague hotels conveniently located for a comfortable stroll: Hotel Lippert, Old Town Square Hotel, Grand Hotel Praha.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Prague, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.

Exploring City on Guided Tours

We have a strong bias towards exploring a city on foot, at your own pace, because this is how you get to see things up close with a maximum freedom. You decide how much time you wish to spend at each attraction and don't have to worry about following a crowd. That said, however, we also understand that some of you may want to go with a guided tour. If that is your case, here are some guided tours to consider. Be ready to fork out a bit of money, though, as a guided tour of Prague typically costs somewhere between US$25+ and US$85+ per person:

- Board a hop-on hop-off double-decker to admire Prague's best-known landmarks in comfort from the open top of the bus listening in the headsets to the commentary provided in a variety of languages, and be able to get on and off at any of the stops along the three interconnecting routes (the ticket is valid for all three). For extra fun, enhance the experience with a complementary walking tour of the Jewish Quarter or Prague Castle!

- Embark on a self-balancing Segway tour of Prague – this usually lasts about 2 hours and allows visitors to get a real sense of the Czech capital. Most people (even those aged 70+) find it quite fun and convenient, enabling to cover much more ground than you otherwise could have done by walking.

- Pedal your way around Prague on a 2-hour bike tour exploring the city's exceptional architecture and spectacular landmarks, watching the surroundings, and learning much about the Czech capital from an informative group leader, making halfway through a 30 minute refreshment stop at the Vltava riverside pub.

- Acquaint yourself with the secrets and wicked stories of the magical Golden Lane of Prague and gain insight into one of Europe's largest medieval castles on a 3.5-hour historical walk to the renowned Prague Castle and other gems of the Czech capital!

- Take a 3-hour walk to discover Prague’s Old Town and other downtown highlights including the Jewish quarter for a chance to learn about the centuries-long fascinating and complicated history of Prague and the Prague Jews in particular. In addition to the beautiful historic architecture, enjoy a free drink during a break!

- Discover Prague with the taste of beer on a relaxing 1.5-hour tasting session sampling some of the best brews the city has to offer! Learn some secrets of professional beer tasting and brewing traditions of the Czech Republic. A truly insightful introduction to the city's beer culture renowned for its pilsners, porters and other brews!

Day Trips

If you have a day to spare whilst in Prague, why not use it to explore some of the out-of-town destinations like Terezin, Kutna Hora, Cesky Krumlov, or Karlstejn Castle. For as little as circa US$45+ to US$80+ per person you will get a chance to discover the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage sites including medieval city with hundreds of historic buildings, see the «Pearl of the Renaissance» castle - one of the most important historic sites in Central Europe, explore the picturesque south Bohemian countryside, visit a 13th century silver mine town - once the rich and powerful seat of the royal mint, embark on an educational journey into a former Jewish ghetto for some chilling insights into the grim World War II period, and more. For any of these tours you will be picked up straight from your hotel in Prague and transported by a comfortable air-conditioned coach or private vehicle to the destination of your choice and back again.