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Bugsy’s Bar, Prague

Bugsy's bar Prague, Copyright Bugsy' barBugsy’s Bar is certainly one of the best cocktail bars in Prague, and that’s why it is pretty difficult to get a table when you get there after 10pm during weekends.

Bugsy’s bar, a must

If you get there one of these weekends when it’s getting packed, you may be offered to wait a little, close to the bar, before being able to move to the next available table. Ideally, you should call and book a table (even 30 minutes before your arrival), keeping in mind that you’ll need to show up before 10pm. If you’re planning on coming later, just hope that you won’t have to wait too long.

The bar that was first to serve Mojito in the Czech Republic (in 1995) has now become an institution on Prague night scene and will celebrate its 20th anniversary beginning of 2015. The bar offers a wide variety of cigars and you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy for instance a Partagas or MonteCristo (Prague is one of these cities in Europe where it’s still legal to smoke in bars).

A great cocktail and champagne menu

The  bar offers the usual Mojitos, Caïpirinhas, Cosmopolitans or Black Russian, but also some of their own creations such as the Bugsy’s Rose. You’ll also notice that Bugsy’s offers a great selection of Champagne bottles (more than a hundred!) starting at approximately 80 € for a Moet & Chandon, and including exceptional bottles such as some of Krug or Dom Pérignon « millésimes ».

Even though it was one of the first cocktail bars to open in the Czech capital, Bugsy’s has always focused on keeping a high standard, the bar being completely renovated twice since they first opened. As far as staff is concerned, you’ll talk to people who are cocktail experts and know exactly what to serve you if you tell them what you like.

You can get more details on Bugsy’s team page.

Bugsy’s Bar
Parizska 10, 110 00 Prague 1
+ 420 840 284 797
Open 7 days a week from 7pm to 2am
(Reservations from 7pm to 10pm)
More information on Bugsy’s bar 

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Maxim, trendy bar & night club in Prague

Maxim (or should I say “M*XIM Bar”) is a club that opened about a year ago in Prague historical centre, and is located close to the old town square. Maxim has a cocktail bar on the ground floor, and a night club on their underground level. You’ll be asked to pay a fee to get in from 10 or 11pm, but only men will be asked to do so – it remains free for women.

The atmopshere is close to what you may get in any nice night club in a European capital – rather classy – and you’ll see girls (always gorgeous) dancing on each side of the bar. The music varies depending on the night – in any case, don’t expect to get cheesy music there at weekends!

Price wise, excepting the fact that you have to pay to get in (unusual in Prague), it is very reasonable. Drinks cost you about 150 CZK (approximately 6 euros), or even 100 CZK (approx. 4 euros) if you only get liquor. A bottle of champagne is about 2000 CZK (approx. 80 euros).

If you’re planning on going, don’t hesitate to book a table. It won’t cost you anything, and you’ll make sure you’re allowed to get in, even though the club is fully packed.

The bar is opened from 5pm to 2am, and the night club from 10pm to 5am (Friday and Saturday night).

Maxim Bar
Melantrichova 5
110 00 Prague 1
Tel (booking) : +(420) 776 151 517 or +(420) 778 401 330

 

Here below gives you a good idea of what it look like:

 

Parks in Prague : Letna, Riegrovy Sady, Stromovka…

Prague parksPrague has many parks and those located in the centre are without surprise the crowded ones during weekends, but also quite busy when you’re lucky enough with weather. Czech people are real sports lovers and you’ll see a number of cyclists, roller bladers and runners each day of the week when weather’s good enough… and in winter time you’ll only see brave people! 🙂

Stromovka, Prague’s largest park

Stromovka is Prague’s largest park (in the centre). There, you can find a small “kiosk” which is open all year round, and where you can buy drinks and snacks. In summer time, a great number of tables are put outside, and you’ll be able to enjoy your beer, grilled food from the barbecue and music as concerts are held on an occasional basis.
You’ll also find in Stromovka a restaurant called Vozovna Stromovka where you can get proper meals. You’ll often see families gathering around as the restaurant is located right next to the playground.
>> How to get there: Vystaviste Holesovice tram stop (n°12, 17 and 24 tram lines)

Letna park, a great view of the city

Letna is certainly the most famous park in Prague, namely thanks to its beer garden and the fantastic view of the city that you can enjoy from there. When in the beer garden, you’ll find plenty of tables where to sit, but in summer make sure you’re there early enough to have a spot to sit – let’s say by 7-8PM. For those who’d like something a bit more upmarket, you can a meal and drinks in the nearby restaurant called Letensky Zamecek. The outdoor area is slightly more informal than the indoor part.
>> How to get there:  Letenske namesti tram stop (n°1, 8, 25 and 26 tram lines)

Small parks in Prague

Riegrovy Sady and Havlickovy Sady are two smaller parks but still quite busy as they are near Vinohrady district, where a lot of expats and students live. It’s a very lively district with a great number of restaurants, bars and clubs. if your hotel or apartment is located in the centre, you’ll need to catch the metro to get there, even though you’d probably be better off just going to Letna!
>> How to get there: Namesti Miru metro station, Italska tram stop (n°11 et 13 tram lines)

And finally, Petrin is another nice park : it is a hill located behind Prague’s castle. It will be a perfect place to go if you’d like to enjoy a nice walk on Sunday after a busy day of visits, especially if you’re staying in Mala Strana district.
>> How to get there: Ujezd tram stop (n°6, 9, 12, 14, 20, 22 and 24 tram lines)