Bugsy’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.
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 (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).
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:
Chapeau Rouge is one of these bars that stands out in Prague’s old town nice scene. First, each day they offer different kind of music and ambience in their 3 different levels. But it’s also a great crowd of locals, expats and tourists. This great mix creates a nice and lively atmosphere.
Chapeau Rouge, lively bar 7 days a week
Chapeau Rouge is open 7 days a week and opens until late every night, and there is always a good crowd of people around, and it’s nice to go there either for an after work-drink or late nights drinks with friends.
Finally, drinks are quite cheap in Chapeau Rouge, you’ll pay 40CZK (about 1.5 EUR) for a Staropramen beer, and around 100CZK (about 4 EUR) for mixers and cocktails, depending on what you get.
If you want to know more about Chapeau Rouge, and get programs, have a look at their website.