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)
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Prague historical tram (line 91)

Prague historical tramIf you’d like to travel in time and discover the old part of Prague, you may hop on Prague’s historical tram (line n°91) that goes from Výstaviště Holešovice to Vozovna Střešovice in 38 minutes.

You don’t have to go all the way from the first stop to the last, and will be able to hop on at your nearest stop, and hop off at any time. Still, you’ll note that these trams only run on week-ends and bank holidays, from 1pm to 5pm, with one departure per hour. You can check the timetable and stops on DPP’s official website.

During your tram ride, you’ll have the opportunity to pass by Republic’s square (Náměstí Republiky), Wenceslas square (Václavské náměstí), the National theatre (Národní divadlo), Národni avenue and Prague castle (Pražský hrad). Tickets, that you can buy on the tram, cost 35 CZK per adult (approx. 1.4 €) and 20 CZK (approx. 0.8 €) for children up to 15 years of age, handicapped people and seniors (older than 70).

If you’re planning a special event, a birthday, a trip with friends or a corporate event, you may also privatize the whole tram, and rent it on an hourly basis. Prices start at 3,800 CZK an hour (for a 24 people group) and you can also book a jazz band to entertain your guests. For more information, have a look at Prague historical tram rental page.

Hotel in Prague, central location

Prague centreYou’re planning a weekend in Prague and would like to be as much as possible in the centre and avoid loosing time in public transport?

When looking up on internet, you’ll notice that a great number of small hotels or “boutique hotels” will tell you that they are very well located, but some of them may oversell themselves. They’ll indicate a central location even though you may need to take public transport for each of your visits. So as to help you in your research, here below are best locations to be, when visiting Czech Republic’s capital.

Good location to visit and get around

Namesti Republiky (Republic’s square) is amongst the most visited places. You’re at one end of the pedestrian street called Na Prikope (know as the famous Prague shopping street), 5 minutes away from Staromestké namesti (old town square), and close to many restaurants. This location benefits from very good public transport connections with 4 tram lines, 3 night tram lines, and a metro station. To get to the airport, you’ll only have to go to the nearby bus stop and catch the Airport Express (AE) or Cedaz shuttle – for more information, have a look at our articles on Prague taxis or on Prague public transport.

On Namesti Republiky, you’ll find the MGallery Hotel Century Old town or the Ibis Praha Old Town which is slightly cheaper. Nevertheless, the first hotel offers better value for money.

Next to the Jewish quarter (Josefov)

If you can be located next to Pravnicka Fakulta (Prague’s law university), this is also ideal. You’ll then be able to visit most of the city without using the public transports.

On one side you’ll see Letna hill and on the other side Parizska (Paris street) that leads you to the old town square, the astronomical clock, and you’re only steps away from the Jewish quarter. As far as hotels are concerned, you’ll find in that area the Intercontinental hotel which was one of the most sought-after hotel at the end of the 80’s. It is not as prestigious as it used to be, but its facade was recently renovated, as well as all rooms.

Great view of Charles bridge

Pachtuv Palace is located 200 metres away from Charles bridge, and if you’re lucky enough to have a Vltava river view, you’ll enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of Charles bridge and Prague castle (in Hradcany district). This luxury hotel is a historical monument, and was once Earl Karel Pachta’s residence, as well as Mozart’s. This won’t be the cheapest option in town, but it’s perfect for a romantic weekend.

This list is certainly not an exhaustive one, as these are only some nice hotels that benefit from a very good and central location, and are therefore convenient if you’re planning on visiting the centre.