When it comes to things to do in Prague, there really is quite a lot that can be discussed. I’ve spent a good amount of time in the city during my days working as a travel guide in Europe, and these were some of my favorite activities to take groups to. The city is gorgeous, the food is incredible, and the nightlife in Prague is seriously insane! While this list will only scratch the surface for your Prague travels, it’s a great starting point!
1. Free Walking Tour of the City
Prague is magical city that has tons to offer. This is easily one of my favorite cities in Europe, and a walking tour of the city is a must when exploring Prague for the first time. The major highlights include: Wencelsas Square, Old Town Square, The Astronomical Clock, St. Charles Bridge, The Lennon Wall, Prague Castle, and the Jewish Quarter.
2. The Clock Tower Pub Crawl
Having been on this pub crawl at least 5 or 6 times now, I can definitely say that this is one of the best ways to experience Prague’s insane nightlife. It costs about 450 CZK (18 euros), but it is worth every penny. There is an open-bar that last 2.5 hours. YES, 2.5 HOURS, from 8:30 – 11:00 P.M! After that, the guides take you to 3-4 different bars / clubs in Prague, providing a great variety of atmospheres while exploring the city at night. At every stop, you get an additional free shot (if you’re smart, you can easily get away with more one). The crawl will end up at a club around 2-3 A.M. I honestly love this pub crawl. The guides are great, they take you to really dope spots, and it’s always a good time.
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3. Street Food along Wencelsas Square
Hands down my favorite street food in Europe, Wencelsas square is the best place to grab a late night snack on the way back home. There’s a decent amount of options of different types of sausages, but everyone has got to try the fried-cheese sandwhich. Just thinking about it makes me want to book a flight to Prague. There’s tons of stands that are open ALL NIGHT along Wencelsas Square, ya can’t miss em.
4.BED Lounge Happy Hour
I randomly stumbled upon this awesome happy hour spot right in Old Town Square. Everytime I’ve been there, it’s basically empty, and we have the place to ourselves. Go to the basement, and the whole place is filled with comfortable white coaches, and you need to take your shoes off. BED Lounge plays great music, and has awesome lights that change colors providing a really great happy hour atmosphere. Drinks only cost 100 CZK (4 euros), and they are delicious. I’d Recommend trying the Mojito or one of the different Daquiri’s (cue Wedding Crashers quote). The waitress will serve you, so there’s no need to move off the coaches. It’s simply a great spot to enjoy a delicious drink and relax after a day of exploring the beauty of Prague.
5. Karlovy Lazne — The Infamous 5 Story Club
When I hear people talk about Prague, this club is always brought up. A lot of people will tell you to avoid it, and that it’s full of tourists. Don’t listen to them. I’ve been to this club countless times now, and it’s legendary. With 5 levels and different styles of music to choose from, it’s guaranteed to give everyone a good time. I always find myself on the “OLDIES” floor which basically gives off the “wedding music” kind of vibe, and it’s great if you’re with a fun group of people. “SHOUT- A LITTLE BIT SOFTER NOW”. Bonus — there is an ICE BAR in the club, which costs extra to get in, but it’s worth it for the pictures, and one Absolut Vodka drink included. Open 9 P.M – 5 A.M (I’d get there around 12:30 – 1:00 A.M). Admission: 180 CZK.
6. Bohemia Bagel
I normally went to this place to eat because I would be guiding a weekend trip to Prague, and students would be feigning for a decent bagel. This place is actually amazing though, and there’s tons of food options. I always recommend the Turkey Club, with a side of hashbrowns. You’re welcome! Bonus tip — one of the few places in Europe I’ve found that has unlimited fountain soda, where you can refill it yourself.
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7. Leave Your Mark On the Lennon Wall
The iconic wall is located just a few minutes away from the St. Charles Bridge, and is a must-see while visiting Prague. Every time I go there I’ll write something on the wall, only for it to be covered up by the next batch of tourists. It’s fun, easy, and inexpensive. Just remember to bring a quality Sharpie (or some spray paint) before you get there.
8. The Astronomical Clock View
This is a really simple and fun thing to do while in Old Town Square. You have to pay to get the top, but it’s definitely worth the view. You get a full circle view of Prague, and it’s breathtaking.
I know this won’t appeal to everybody, especially those on a backpacker’s budget, but this is definitely one of my favorite things to do in Prague. Me and a buddy were walking home from a long night out, and decided to stop in the Casino for some blackjack. (I had just got back from a trip to The French Riviera where it costs 10 euro minimum to play). In Prague, the minimum bet is only 100 CZK (3/4 Euros), so you can actually sit there and play for awhile. I’ve walked out of there winning over 100 U.S.D. If you like to gamble, it’s definitely a great city in Europe to do it. My favorite is Casino Ambassador, located towards the bottom of Wencelsas Square.
10. The Medieval Tavern
Now, I’ve only done this once, but it was a great time. It’s an all inclusive dinner and medieval show in the center of Prague. The idea is that it basically sends you back to medieval times (Think GAME OF THRONES). The meals, the alcohol, and the entertainment; all medieval. There’s great music throughout the experience, a lady with a giant snake that you can hold (if you dare), a tarot card reader, and much more. It’s a fun experience, but it does cost around 40 U.S.D. If you need more convincing, check out the Tripadvisor reviews.