Prague nightlife is something you have to experience on your own.

Feeling bored? Feeling withered? Desperately needing to take yourself for a ride that will pump some fresh blood in those dusty veins? Or are you an advanced party-pro that is just thinking what might top-up his majestic enjoyment list? Well for both instances, ThinkPrague has the same correct answer. Prague nightlife.

Modern Prague Clubs in the heart of a beautiful historic city

A thing that is really not a common sight. Prague nightlife districts are set among some of the most astonishing monuments central Europe has to offer. As you wonder among areas filled with well mooded partying people, keep your eyes wide open! Some of the most fascinating sights are even more magical during the night. Not to mention they work well with alcoholic beverages that you get for the wonderful prices Prague nightlife offers. J.

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There is something for everyone. Absolutely.
Even though not as big as some of the world’s largest cities Prague has a colourful spirit and we at ThinkPrague say it’s nightlife is a wonderful example. Fancy a hip hop or R’n’B? Disco or House? Popular music is it for you? Than you literally have zero chance of not bumping into a perfect club that will accommodate your musical needs. The entire city is filled with classy places like DuplexRadost FX or James Dean. That’s where most of you joy-seeking visitors tend to find refuge. Modern electronic music also has a solid foothold in Prague Nightlife for many years. Atmospheric places like MeetfactoryRoxy or Cross Club invite great foreign dj’s at regular basis and their production tends to keep up with the top-o-the line European music establishments. From classic drum and bass to modern Berlin-guided techno, every week there is something happening that will be a must-see in your preferred corner of modern electronic beats. Rock and Rock ‘n’ Roll had been a part of local culture since dissidents were playing smuggled Rolling Stones LPs at secret gatherings before the fall of communism. And they are very much alive in Prague Nightlife even today. If that’s what you are after make sure to visit Prague clubs like Vagón or Klub 007. The spirit of the older days is kept there very preciously.

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It’s cheap. Very cheap.
It’s not important if you’re coming for stag party or honeymoon, nightlife prices in Prague are among the lowest in Europe. Compared to other major cities such as Paris, Berlin or Vienna, you are in financial heaven here. Entries to clubs, drinks, food, cabs… you name it. Everything you need to enjoy the ride is very likely to cost you a lot less than in your hometown. And for such a low prices there are tons of fun to be had. But on top of that all there is one thing that makes Prague one of the wonders of the world: Beer is actually cheaper than water! It sounds crazy but it is true. One of the perks of Czech culture, it’s always more economical to have another pint than to experiment with sobering.
Why saying you’ve seen everything after experiencing Prague nightlife is not a lie
Can’t get lost with nightlife guides!
If you are afraid of roaming an unknown city at night and on your own, we don’t blame you. However ThinkPrague offers you an easy solution. Get to know the city first with our experienced guides! There are tours practically for everything, even for nightlife districts with experienced nightlife guides. You can join up with a large group of other visitors or even have your own guide that can take your private stag party to a whole new level and explore various areas!
 
So if you think it through and through I’m sure you will come to the same conclusion as we did. Prague Nightlife is a thing you need to experience!

What did the grey communist era bring to the people of Prague?

Today, it is no problem to buy premium food and clothes or to verify information from different sources. However, the situation in the country was very different during the communist era from 1948 to 1989. The truth is that when something is readily available, you do not appreciate it as much as the under-the-counter stuff. On the one hand, we will never experience what our parents felt when they bought the Beatles’ Long Play Album, watched their first movie in the cinema or when they bought their first jeans in TUZEX, which was a chain of stores that sold luxury goods manufactured in the West, otherwise unavailable to Czech customers. On the other hand, luckily enough we will also never know the feeling of being rejected to study at university on the basis of our family’s political opinions. 

Moreover, we also do not need to be close friends with the nearby butcher just to get fresh meat for Saturday lunch. We can set up our own businesses and travel, without having to get permission from the state officials. Thirty years ago, life in Czechoslovakia was completely different. Prague, as the capital city, was the seat of the Communist party, whose political decisions were dictated by the Soviet Union. Freedom would be the last word you could use to describe the then situation. Employment would be much more fitting. Everyone had to have a job. The resulting construction boom left us a number of industrial buildings, factories, and monuments from this period in Prague and the rest of the Czech Republic. Some of them have been reconstructed, other remain as they were.

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Architect Petr Kučera describes the famous Wenceslas Square as a “monument to communism” and for the last five years, he has been working on its revitalization. He thinks that square is a good reflection of today’s Czech society and that change is necessary in order to transform Prague into a West European metropolis. Well, we just have to wait to see what happens.

An example of a successful reconstruction of Soviet architecture and art would be the controversial statue of a big metronome in the park Letenské sady. It replaced Stalin’s statue, for which the place used to be called “meat queue“, referring to the lack of fresh food being brought to local stores.

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003kletna-metronome-prague_54_990x660_201404232224One of the most important venues during the Communist era was the Strahov Stadium. In its time, it was the largest stadium ever built, with the capacity of 220,000 people. Its main purpose was to host the mass synchronized gymnastics shows called Spartakiáda. It now serves as a concert venue and is in desperate need of reconstruction.

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Although the country has gone through massive changes since Czechoslovakia was divided into two independent countries in 1993, you can still see that it is only recovering from the dark totalitarian period. Brutal political trials, prosecution by the secret police and large-scale media censorship are just a few examples of what Czech people will never forget. Despite all of this, members of the Communist party are still represented in the government. Many socialist buildings can also be found in Prague.

With our new guided tour called Retro ŠKODA Cars, you get a chance to discover the most significant monuments of the Soviet times in Prague. As authenticity is the most important element when trying to experience the atmosphere of times long gone, you will sit behind the wheel of a retro ŠKODA automobile, one of the symbols of life under the communist regime. Since this was the most popular Czech car in the 70s, you could hardly look for a better time machine that would take you behind the Iron Curtain and allowed you to make up your own mind about it.

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