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By Chris | June 6 2007
Prague offers its visitors an incredible selection of evening entertainment. From its cocktail bars and clubs, to theater and concert halls, there are venues to rival those of Europe’s major capitals. Try the many cool bars and clubs for pre- or post-dinner cocktails. And while you’re in the city, remember to sample Prague’s national treasure: its world-renowned beer.
Situated in the same cloisters as The Augustine hotel, Refectory Bar used to be a refectory of the Augustinian monastery. The high ceilings and baroque detail complement an array of signature cocktails, both classic and seasonal. The bar is known for its selection of gin and outdoor seating on the terrace.
Massive floor-to-ceiling windows offer uninterrupted views over Prague from this cool bar lounge atop the Hilton Hotel. As well as the view, Cloud 9’s interior will astonish you: black stone and glass, contrasting with colors of the rainbow create an eclectic funky vibe. Comfortable yet glamorous, the designer furniture and luxury décor form the perfect setting for the bar’s elaborate choice of creative cocktails. Terrace seating is available in the summer months.
One of the finest — if not the best — cocktail bars in Prague, Bugsy’s Bar has a cast-iron reputation for serving an array of fabulously mixed cocktails in a cool, funky atmosphere.
The bar staff are professional, well-trained and have won many awards, including a Czech Bar Award. Every night these skilled mixologists put on an elaborate show while creating one of the 200 plus cocktails on the menu. Their expertise is also available for private parties and events.
Prague’s National Theater (Národní divadlo) was lavishly constructed in late Renaissance style and built in celebration of the Czech National Revival Movement. Completed in 1881, the theater’s interior contains an allegorical sculpture and busts of Czech theatrical personalities from some of the country’s bestknown artists. Opera, drama and ballet are all within the Národní Divadlo’s repertoire of artistic ensembles, and they regularly perform at the National Theater, Kolowrat Theatre and the Estates Theatre.
The M1 Lounge is the preferred hotspot of the fashionable Czech party crowd, but this unique venue is also a favorite among many of Prague’s expatriates and visiting celebrities are not unheard of. Being just 50 yards away from the Astronomical Clock, M1 could barely be more centrally located. Purple velvet décor and a team of renowned DJs attract a cool, up-for-it crowd onto the dance floor night after night, while the bar is stocked with the finest vodka, rum, gin and champagne. The club’s Blackroom is for private exclusive use and only available to the most elite VIP guests.
The Italian-inspired CottoCrudo restaurant at Four Seasons Prague comprises an eatery, bar and lounge. Its name, meaning “cooked and raw,” describes the dishes on offer. But it’s the CottoCrudo bar that’s best for an evening out in Prague, with a menu of Gin and Tonic cocktails, classics and Czech specialities with the Czech Me Out cocktail with Becherovka, peach liquer, fresh lemon juice, honey&maple syrup, egg white and bitters. Sip one while seated in a sumptuous leather booth for a chic night in Prague.