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Bars & Cafes
George is a touch of Merry Old England in the heart of Prague. This is a congenial place to down a pint or two or three as well as enjoy the latest in world sports. Catch all the action on one large projection screen and 12 TV screens. The mixed crowd, combined with the large assortment of beers, makes for a very fun atmosphere. If you want something stronger, cocktails are available. The Bar is located in Old Town Square, and on hot days the crowd usually settles onto the pavement outside. In addition to the alcohol, there is a menu which features tempting selections like Bangers and Mash smothered with Onion Gravy, the George & Dragon Club Sandwich, Steak and Kidney Pie, and Tuna and Sweetcorn. If you're a sports fan who is craving a fun night out with good food & drinks, George & Dragon Bar is ideal.
Milena is run by the nonprofit Franz Kafka Society, which also operates the ground-floor gallery. Kafka himself never had the chance to visit this particular establishment (which dates to post-communist times) but he was a regular at many of the city's cafés and literary salons. The main selling point here is not the food and drink but the irresistible view of the Old Town Hall's astronomical clock just across the plaza. Strangely, although thousands gather every hour on the square to observe the medieval clockwork in action, there are often empty seats upstairs in the café. Newspapers (in Czech) are provided for customers.
A popular haunt of British and American expatriates who have yet to figure out they are in a foreign city, this pub tends to attract a noisy crowd of hooters and hollerers in an fun atmosphere. Tucked in a corner of Old Town Square, the restaurant/bar attracts its fair share of tourists stumbling by, especially those longing for a pint or needing to speak real English. In addition to traditional Irish food, with all day Irish breakfasts served everyday, the restaurant also serves excellent seafood. Naturally, the popular drinks are Irish: Caffrey's beer (of course!) Guinness and Murphy's. On special occasions - such as St. Patrick's Day - Irish dancing and live folk music pulls in the hordes. Expect typical Irish pub decor with plenty of pictures and pub souvenirs. And yes, don't miss the plasma screen TVs, placed for you to watch your favorite games!
Bugsy's Bar has a cocktail list the size of a phone book. However, drink more than a few and your bill will contain almost as many numbers. The award winning bar staff is quite friendly and knowledgeable. If you ask for it, they will make it for you. Expect no backpackers here, as well-heeled businessmen from all over and their consorts all but live in this place. A swanky interior and an air of jovial exclusivity hangs thicker than the smoke from innumerable cigars.
Located in the very stylish and Gothic V.J. Rott building, a few kilometers from the Old Town, you'll find the Hard Rock Cafe. If you're looking for consistency, familiar decor and rock'n'Roll memorabilia, it's the place to go. The Cafe is spread over three floors; there are two bars and the fare is standard Tex-Mex, mixed with American diner favorites. At times, the Cafe also doubles up as a venue for music performances, concerts, cultural celebrations as well as private parties. There is a huge, custom made guitar-shaped chandelier, melding rock'n'roll with Czech crystal craftmanship.
Finally, a restaurant that understands the annoyance of a coat. Diners can shed their obligatory layer in the coat check and dine without the worry. If that doesn't please you, then don't bring a coat.
Located a few blocks behind Old Town Square on a picturesque, twisting street, this bustling café features outdoor seating, a lively crowd of all ages, and a drinks and coffee menu at a fraction of the price found at nearby places. Shared tables outside make this a good place to eavesdrop or socialize. The service can be a bit distracted but it is always pleasant and usually comes with a genuine smile. The cafe's literary moniker comes from the attached bookstore; a fine place to purchase artsy postcards and books featuring Czech artists and photographers.
A great one-stop shop for any Java head, this quiet little coffee merchant has just about any kind of coffee you could want including 27 Arabic, 3 robust, 14 blends and 7 aromatics as well as over 40 kinds of tea. All coffees are reasonably priced, with the Kenya Superstar costing a little more. They also sell assorted designer coffee-makers. Housed in a small baroque-style room off the Tyn courtyard, the space is filled with classical music and draws a diverse crowd of students to grandmothers.
With just a handful of tables, almost no room at the bar and pillars blocking sight lines, this wouldn't seem like a promising spot for a jazz club. Yet it consistently packs out every night as well-known local groups take to the tiny stage. There's also a small CD shop in front. Live music starts from 9p. The club also sponsors the year-round AghaRTA Prague Jazz Festival. Featuring home-grown and foreign talent, there's a fantastic array of events, all listed on their website. Tickets can be purchased online; check website for details.
With a great location in the heart of Prague's historic city center, Dubliner Irish Bar offers guests an impressive array of alcoholic beverages to choose from. This is the perfect spot to catch some live sporting action from the numerous TV screens that line the walls of this welcoming pub. Live gigs and DJs await you on weekends while stag and hen parties are frequent occurrences here. Call for further details on upcoming events.
This bar has won its customers over by serving reasonably priced cocktails without the pretensions and high prices commonly associated with elitist places in the city center. Chill and dimly lit, Tretter's shines with a mean selection of rum-based drinks, such as the bitter-sweet Hewingway Special (rum, marasquino, lime and grapefruit juice) served with a ground cherry and a sugared violet. Other notables include Tigermilk (Kalua, Creme de Cacao white, rum and cream) and the Midori Paradise (melon liquer, malibu, cream and ice cream). With flickering candles coloring the luxurious dark wood decor and elegant couples whispering in corners, having a drink in Tretter's makes you feel like you've hit the big time.
If you want to enjoy a good music and great food, La Bodeguita del Medio is where you want to be. The place is well-decorated and spacious, with more than enough room to enjoy dancing. The walls have grafitti all over and the place has a dingy look with not too much lighting. The floors are tiled. Beans and rice is the specialty here, so do try it out if you visit.