Honestly, after going to Prague twice, I wasn’t expecting anything new, but once I found out I would be going for my 21st birthday and that I’d be celebrating with some of my closest friends, I felt the trip completely change. Although Prague is beautiful and it’s a great city to wander through, especially at night under the lights or through the hidden markets, it is a low-key huge party city.
Beer is no more than 3 Euros (Equivalent to ~50-60 Crowns in their very absurd currency) and the bars are so cool.
Because Prague is so old, the bars have an extremely edgy feel, and if you think the Spaniards or Italians smoke a lot… they have got nothing on the Czech. Everyone in the bars has a cigarette hanging from their lips and the bars are covered in a truly thick, smokey fog. It took me 4 showers to get the smell out of my hair.
One of my favorite bars was, what we coined, “The Cave Bar”, also known as U Sudu. In New Town Prague, it is absolutely the coolest bar I’ve ever been, too. You walk in and it seems like a normal pub, but keep going. Once you hit the back, take a right and follow the signs that point to stairs to lead you downstairs.
If you are over 5’6, please duck. I am almost 5’9 and hit my head multiple times throughout the night.
Once you are downstairs, there are millions of tables, a few foosball tables here and there, but the bar splits. There are many different paths you can take to get to different areas of the underground bar. It was really cool because, to be honest, each path led to a different kind of bar. One way, led to a chill bar, smokier than the rest, playing indie-electronic music and everyone was sipping on a beer, but if you went the other way, you came upon a bar with a bartender giving away free tequila shots and letting everyone hold his puppy, Snoopy. It all depended on which way you went, it all depended on which way you wanted your night to end.
Although I don’t have any photos from this bar (it was so dark and all my photos are blurry from the smoke?), google it! It’s way too rad.
On the night of my 21st, we went to another cave bar called Harley’s. Upon arrival, you’re immediately greeted with a sign that says “Welcome to Hell!” I felt my stomach drop, it seemed to be the perfect sign to warn me about the long night that was to come. When you walk inside and then go downstairs, it’s a lot like a smaller U Sudu. Even though it had a similar feeling because of the set up, the bars are very different. U Sudu was more of a bar to pre-game at and to chill for a few hours with some friends, while Harley’s had a little more of a wild edge. With the music bumping and the bartenders making the drinks extremely strong, it was a great start before the clubs and for a 21st birthday. We also made some Swedish friends who were entertaining to say the least.
People did not just come here to chill. People do not just willingly walk into hell.
With the music bumping and the bartenders making the drinks extremely strong, it was a great start before the clubs and for a 21st birthday. We also made some Swedish friends who were entertaining to say the least.
After a few hours in Harley’s, we went to the 5 Story Club, Karlovy Lázně. Like I mentioned in my other Prague article, my soul is very much so buried in that 5 Story Club. On which floor? Well, you’ll just have to visit and try to find her for me. I’m sincerely hoping she’s on the Ice Bar Floor because that would be chill. Ha. But seriously, if found, please return ?
Although I had a ton of fun at the 5 Story Club, Lucerne is another great club that is a lot less touristy. If you get lucky, you might accidentally stumble upon 80s/90s night. It doesn’t sound too appealing right now, but there’s nothing more entertaining than seeing people get down to “Take On Me” by A-Ha or “...Baby One More Time” by (my home girl) the Britney Spears, especially with a little bit of tequila in their system.
Well, until next time Prague! I’m sure there’ll be a 4th!