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
Alchol abuse is detrimental to your health
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:
Prague is indeed a very touristic city and when you’re looking for a nice pub or bar to go to, you may want to avoid the typical “touristy pub”…
A nice place to enjoy the best beer in Prague
Even though “The Pub” might make you think that you ended up in some tourist bar, you may soon realise that this spot is where locals meet! There are several reasons why:
– this is a great place to enjoy the best Czech beer (as any Czech person would tell you): Pilsner!
– you often have your own tap on your table… such a fun and convenient way to get a couple of drinks with friends, without having to bother standing up and waiting at the bar!
– the price is more than reasonable for Pilsner beer (even in the centre) as you’ll often be paying approx. 40 czk for a pint, which is roughly €1.6
One advice: if you’re looking at going there with a lot of friends, show up early… the place gets crowded rather quickly and is very popular!
There are several “The Pub” places in town – to find out more, have a look at their website, http://www.thepub.cz/welcome/
And as they say in the Czech Republic… na zdraví! (cheers!)
NB: Alchol abuse is detrimental to your health