Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is an impressive city both day and night. During the day, one never tires of admiring its monuments and emblematic buildings, and Prague at night will surely not disappoint you. Prague Nightlife is very lively and varied from nightclubs and bars, to quiet river cruises.
Prague is one of the richest cities in Central Europe in terms of places to visit and the most important of them can found in our list of Prague Top Attractions.
Here is the list of the best things to do at night in Prague that you shouldn’t miss while visiting this magical city.
Bars and Pubs in Prague
Prague is full of bars, pubs, and nightclubs and they are really easy to find. Another advantage is that most places do not charge entry, so it gives you more freedom to enter, check the place and decide if you are going to stay or not. The clubs usually close between 2:00 and 3:00 and are frequented by locals, especially on weekends. During the week, travelers are the majority of crowd there.
You can discover the very best of Prague’s bar and club scene at an incredibly low price with Prague Nightlife Ticket. With one ticket you can visit 15 of Prague’s best clubs for free. The list of venues is carefully selected, constantly growing, and includes: the world-famous Karlovy Lázně, stretching over five floors of a 15th-century spa right by Charles Bridge, the legendary Old Town club Zatý Strom, the 100-year-old Chapeau Rouge, as well as the Radost FX, the birthplace of Prague’s post-revolutionary electronic music scene, and two of the city’s best after-hour venues in Atelier and Batalion. In addition to the entry, you'll receive a free shot or buy-one-get-one-free cocktails at many bars and clubs that are free to get in with the ticket as well as some bars that don’t charge admission fees.
Full list of participating Prague clubs and bars:
- Karlovy Lázně: free entrance
- Retro Music Hall: free entrance until 12:30 AM
- Hard Rock Cafe Prague: buy-one-get-one-free cocktail
- Music Club Zlatý Strom: free entrance + free shot
- Radost FX: free entrance + free shot
- Chapeau Rouge: free entrance until 11:00 PM
- Atelier: free entrance + free shot
- CROSS Club: free entrance until 11:00 PM + free shot
- Double Trouble: free shot
- Hangar Bar: free entrance + buy-one-get-one-free cocktail
- Blondies Bar: free entrance+ free shot
- Batalion Comics Bar & Club: free entrance + free shot
- Aloha Bar & Music Club: free entrance + buy-one-get-one-free cocktail
- COCO Café Disco Bar: free shot
- DÉJÁVU Music Club: free entrance + free shot
Pub Crawl in Prague
The Pub Crawl practice, which takes place in several cities around the world, is also available in Prague, and young people tend to love this tour. You will pay a fixed amount and visit several clubs and bars in one night. There are some packages that entitle you to drinks at each place, and it's really worth it if your stay in the capital of the Czech Republic is shorter and you want to have an overview of the nightlife in Prague.
This Prague Pub Crawl and International Party starts at the first bar, where you get the chance to mix and mingle with fellow party-minded travelers from around the world. It includes 1 hour of unlimited beer, wine, vodka, and absinthe. Then, you crawl to 2 local bars and receive 1 free welcome shot at each of them. You end the night with VIP entrance into the 5 story nightclub Karlovy Lázně.
Medieval Dinner in Prague
Prague Original Medieval Dinner is the place where you can experience the atmosphere of a 14th-century medieval pub with a gourmet trip that takes you back in time to the Middle Ages and includes an unusual show.
Waiting staff wearing historic costumes will serve you a delicious 3-course dinner as you enjoy the entertainment. A fire show, swordsmen, jugglers and pretty dancers are all accompanied by historical music.
Eating traditional Czech cuisine in Prague is possible on practically every corner of the city and this overview of the dishes to try in Prague might help you not miss some of the best delicacies that could be found there.
Folklore Dinner at U Marčanů Restaurant
If you want to enjoy an immersive night of Czech folk traditions in the heart of Prague, then Folklore Dinner with Music & Dance is a good option.
The experience brings you to the city center to U Marčanů Restaurant, which boasts a tradition that dates back over 100 years. The place is famous for its nightly folklore dinners with live music and dance. You will be served menu of Czech specialties with wine from the Lechovice region, and refreshing Pilsen beers.
In the Czech capital, there are hundreds of traditional Czech cuisine restaurants and we have selected some of the most special restaurants that deserve to be included in any must-visit list for foodie traveler.
Prague Castle at Night
Prague Castle and Charles Bridge are certainly the most photographed sights in Prague, especially at night. After the sun sets, you get the opportunity to experience the castle and its surroundings in a quiet, magical atmosphere without the crowds of tourists. The same is with the Golden Lane, which was also home to the famous writer Franz Kafka many years ago.
This 3-Hour Tour of Prague Castle and Old Town After Dark will take you to visit Prague Castle after the crowds and lines have disappeared, see the monastery where monks once brewed holy beer for the king and stroll at a leisurely pace through the monastery, New World, Prague Castle, King’s Vineyard, Charles Bridge, and other ancient and enchanting sites. A special highlight is the breathtaking view of the 3 spires of St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle and wandering through the streets in Old Town that are rich in history and legends.
If you have one day for a short escape from Prague, do not miss the opportunity to visit another famous castle, Karlstejn Castle, and you will realize how pleasant it is to get out of the chaos of the capital to the surroundings of nature.
Dinner Cruise on Vltava River
You can see Prague at night from a different perspective while enjoying a gourmet meal on a dinner cruise on the Vltava River. There are many 2-3-hour cruise options, some with live entertainment on board. Dinner cruise on the river is also an excellent option for those looking for a romantic evening with their loved ones. The sights you would expect to see on all dinner cruises include the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Vyšehrad and the Rudolfinum.
Prague by Night Dinner Cruise is the most popular option, where you can experience the charm of Prague at night on a 3-hour dinner cruise. You can admire the historic monuments illuminated after dark, such as Prague Castle and the Dancing House on the Rašínovo embankment while being serenaded by live music on board. Most importantly, you will enjoy a deluxe buffet dinner (cold buffet, warm buffet and desserts) as you cruise, and purchase drinks from a tempting selection of alcoholic or non-alcoholic options.
For even more romantic experience, you can choose the Sweet Prague Exclusive River Cruise with Dinner which will let you enjoy 3-hour river cruise through Prague and marvel at iconic landmarks and monuments. The cruise on the most luxurious boat of its kind in the city is designed for those seeking a first-class experience, with privacy and excellent service.
Prague boat trips on the Vltava River in Prague are the activities favored by many tourists who visit the Czech capital.
Prague Ghosts and Legends Tour
You can take an alternative tour of Prague to learn more about the myths and legends of the city through the ages after dark by joining Ghosts and Legends 1.5-Hour Walking Tour. This tour is a brilliant way to see the old town in the evening and all the unusual parts you wouldn’t see as a regular tourist.
You will be told the stories about an ever-changing and unexpected city, and discover some of its hidden secrets. Your guide will tell stirring stories of old legends, mysteries, and ghosts. If you are not careful, or keep a close watch, you could find yourself face to face with a headless horseman. You will stroll quietly down dark streets, and learn the myth behind the skeleton on the Astronomical Clock and hear about the mysterious elves in the Burgrave’s House in the complex of Prague Castle.
The Nutcracker Ballet
You can enjoy a performance of The Nutcracker ballet performed by top dancers and soloists from the Prague National Theatre. The two-act ballet was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann's story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by way of Alexander Dumas' adapted story The Nutcracker.
The first performance of the ballet was held as a double premiere together with Tchaikovsky's last opera, Iolanta, in December 1892, at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
If you are interest, you can book the Nutcracker Ballet Ticket in advance to enjoy Tchaikovsky’s music and popular scenes from The Nutcracker ballet. The starting time varies depending on the day and the show lasts for 105 minutes.
To save money while visiting the main attractions of Prague, we highly recommend getting Prague Card that gives you free access to over 50 attractions.
After visiting Prague, you are ready to see the other cities in the Czech Republic and the best way to do that is by organizing one of the best day trips from Prague to the places such as Karlovy Vary, Cesky Krumlov, Kutna Hora.
Public transportation in the city can also be used at night. For more information check our ultimate guide to Prague public transportation.