By Hugo Crispim,
The Prague Travel Guide: Find out the best gardens, restaurants, bars, and clubs secret locations, that tourists don’t visit while on vacation in Prague.
Prague is one of the most popular cities among tourists worldwide. The Central European city, capital of the Czech Republic welcomes thousand of foreigners that come to discover the wonders of this small Czech paradise during the entire year. The energetic city of Prague is a mixture of cultures, architecture, and people that will sweep away the heart of any adventurous traveler. Within the city you will find memorable places and the best ones are those that are hidden.
Riegrovy Sady – The Best Open Air Park in Prague
Between Jiriho z Podebrad and Muzeum station you can find one of the most beautiful parks in Prague. Riegrovy Sady is a huge open air park where during the summer people go for cycling, biking, and rollerblading or simply just lay down in the grass. The main attraction of this park that really sets it apart, is the Beer Garden. On top of the park there is an open air garden filled with long tables and equipped with two huge screens. This place is the meeting point of hundreds of people that go there for the cheap beer, great surrounding environment, as well as the famous Czech sausages.
Zlute Lazne – The Beach within Prague
Zlute Lazne is a huge man made beach located at the bank of the Vltava River. This place provides visitors the opportunity to relax and play beach sports. With grass and sand areas people can just lie down, enjoy the sun, and the main river of Prague. Spread around along either the grass or sand, you have a bar and some pre determined entertainment areas where you can play beach volleyball, football, table tennis, chess, and other open air activities.
Restaurants – Gastronomic Pearls in Prague
· Kavarna Zanzibar, Late Breakfast in Prague If you get out in Namesti Miru and walk until the end of Americká Street you will find a small beautiful square with a fountain in the middle. On that square you will stumble upon Zanzibar, the perfect place to have a nice and cheap late breakfast. The place has a very Irish vibe with wooden chairs and tables, and there they serve incredible delicious omelets and hot or cold sandwiches.
. Komotra, The best Italian Pizza in Czech Republic For those that don’t really appreciate Czech cuisine, Italian restaurants represent a viable alternative. In Narodni Trida you can find arguably the best Pizza in the city. Komotra, the Czech word for Godfather, is an Italian decorated wood bistro that provides a wide array of typical Italian food. The main attraction is the unbelievable affordable huge pizzas they serve that taste so good that it will make your day worthwhile.
· U Sadu, Typical Czech Cosine U Sadu is a typical Czech restaurant and brewery located next to the massive TV tower, only a few minutes walk from Jiriho z Podebrad metro station. They serve large portions of excellent typical Czech food, like goulash, for a very reasonable price, and also have a large variety of beers on tap. The place has two main floors and while the downstairs reveals more of a pub atmosphere, the upstairs is a typical Czech restaurant. During the summer you can enjoy the street café that it is put up outside of the restaurant.
Bars & Clubs of Prague
The PUB – A Bar Not For the Faint of Heart
Very close to IP Pavlova metro station you will find a bar called The PUB. It’s an innovative bar with long tables spread around across the floor. In each table you have your own tap of beer so that you can serve your beer in a 0.5l icy glass. Make no mistake, this is a place to drink with as many friends as you can bring or just join one of the tables, because usually people don’t mind that either. Drinking with only a few of friends in one table is not a good idea, because if you let yourself go with the flow and the amusing environment, things might not end up well. It’s a perfect place to meet new people and form big tables of new friends around the tap. The bar has a big screen in the middle of the bar revealing who’s table is consuming more litters and this tables include other The Pub’s that are spread across many cities of the Czech Republic. Unlike many places in the center that also use this innovative conception of a bar, the beer here has an acceptable and normal price for each pint.
Králicek – The New Best Night Club in Prague
Králicek in Namesti Republiky, is the place to go in any Friday or Saturday night in the city of Prague. The three floor club is a very original reconstruction of the diner of one of the most famous movies of all time, Pulp Fiction. Jack Rabbit, the English name of the club, provides a very relax surrounding environment with always a positive and energetic vibe. The two top floors are more like a bar with an array of different music styles like 80’s, rock or R&B. Here it’s the perfect place to have a cocktail or one of the XXL drinks, get some American food and socialize. On the last floor there is the actual club and dance floor. The music is electronic but very alternative and main stream. The DJ is located inside a typical Pulp Fiction car – Cadillac – and arguably, he provides what is right now the best sound of Prague. It is an unforgettable night and make sure you go with a lot of energy because the party goes into the early hours of the morning.
Bombay Bar – International Bar
Right in the heart of Old Town, following the famous Dlouha Street you can find Bombay Bar. Always with a party atmosphere and attracting an international crowd, this place is a great way to start your night. Bombay is a medium size bar with exposed brickwork and high ceilings. It contains a small dancing area with mirrors all around it and it is especially famous for their wide selection of cocktails.