You’re likely to cross paths with both locals and transplants in this neighbourhood known for its cafés, green spaces and an LGBTQ-friendly bar scene. Vinohrady gives visitors a chance to step slightly off the beaten path, just beyond the city centre, without forgoing access to English-speaking staff or bumbling into less welcoming, locals-only spaces.
What to do
If the sun’s shining, the lawns of Riegrovy Sady are sure to be packed with picnickers, partiers and families of all ages, all admiring (or awaiting) the sunset view over the city. This sprawling park also boasts one of the city’s most popular beer gardens.
Where to eat
Cover your table in tapas at Kofein. Indulge in high-end vegetarian at Etnosvět or casual at Radost FX. Taste the delicious influence of Prague’s Vietnamese community at Pho Vietnam Tuan & Lan, French cuisine at Marthy’s Kitchen, or comfort food at Bad Jeff’s BBQ. When it comes to food, Vinohrady’s all about variety.
What to drink
Náměstí Míru (technically ‘Peace Square’, though nobody calls it that) is surrounded by the very best purveyors of Czech beer culture. Choose from the lively beer hall atmosphere of the Prague Beer Museum or the smaller, microbrew aficionado’s 20 PIP Craft Beer Pub.
Where to stay
Stylish Pure White Hotel offers ultramodern design (a far cry from most of the city’s time-worn boltholes) and service with a smile – including a menu of pillow preferences.
If you only do one thing...
Stop by Náměstí Míru to admire the neo-Gothic Church of St Ludmila, which hosts some of the city’s favourite Christmas and Easter markets.