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The best Prague bars and pubs

Exploring Prague is thirsty work, so do as the locals do and grab a cold one at our recommended watering holes

Jáma, Prague

Prague bars: Indulge in some choice Czech-Mex at Jáma © Olivia Rutherford

Where to drink in Prague

Cocktail cognoscenti have crowned the speakeasy-style Black Angel’s Bar one of the best Prague bars, for its remarkable stock of single malts and spirits, served in a fitting oak and pewter setting. Although, if you prefer to venture further off Old Town Square, the nearby haunt Tretter’s comes a close second thanks to its devilishly inspired original specialities.

The rooftop T-Anker bar, atop a former communist department store and accessed via external elevator, has by far the finest view of the ancient city centre. Jovial Jáma is where to catch up on expat doings and tasty Czech-Mex chow off Wenceslas Square, while Zlý časy, further out in Prague 4, features an amazing array of Czech beers with dozens of craft brews.

For the ye-olde Bohemia experience in Old Town, make for U Parliamentu or U Medvídků, which stolidly resist modern times and the growth of Prague bars with old-school pubbing at its finest.

Meanwhile, the James Joyce (formerly known as Molly Mallone’s) is still a neighbourhood favourite but is enjoying a new lease of life with a pop-up Indian food service courtesy of local star chef Sofia Aziz’s Sexy Curry Company.

Don’t miss the classic Czech pub U Černého Vola while touring Prague Castle. And while out in Žižkov, where pub crawling invariably leads, it’s got to be the newly opened U Kurelů, featuring a new gourmet burger menu.


Restaurants and cafés venue details

Black Angel’s Staroměstské náměstí 29, +420 224 213 807.
Tretter’s V Kolkovně 3, +420 224 811 165.
T-Anker Namesti Republiky 8, +420 722 445 474.
Jáma V Jámě 7, +420 222 967 081.
Zlý časy Čestmírova 5, +420 723 339 995.
U Parliamentu Valentinská 8, +420 721 415 747.
U Medvídků Na Perštýně 7, +420 224 211 916.
James Joyce U obecního dvora 4, +420 224 818 851.
U Černého Vola Loretánské náměstí 1.
U Kurelů Chvalova 1.


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