With its dim lighting, ghostly atmosphere and woodcut artwork, entering Prague is a little like walking into a Kafka novel. Although it’s on the bar vortex where Kingsland Road meets Old Street, it’s often overlooked – a shame, as it’s pretty good.
The menu tucked into empty bottles placed on each tabletop lists 30-plus cocktails (around £7), but many drinkers are here for the Czech beers, among them the rarely found Budvar Dark on tap, and for cheap Czech-influenced snacks such as roll mops, marinated cheese and pickled sausage.
The presence here of the St Vitus Gallery adds a weird, creative touch to some of the artwork; the place is filled with paintings and illustrations by local artists.
6 Kingsland Road
|Opening hours:||Open/food served noon-midnight Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-1.30am Fri, Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Old Street tube/rail or Hoxton rail|
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A bar well worth czeching out (sorry, couldn’t resist!). Prague has an extensive list of delicious cocktails with the menu presented as message in a bottle, literally answering my SOS on a dreary weeknight. The décor is cool and relaxed at the same time, which is a rare feat, underpinned by friendly staff, low lighting, interesting art and mix of beaten up leather couches. It easily feels like you could be in a trendy friend’s apartment and you could comfortably settle in here for the evening.