The Czech republic is well known for good beer at a great price, so it’s not a surprise that Prague is at the weekend overflowing with stag parties.
Whilst it’s a great way to sample some excellent internationally know beer, it’s also good to taste some homegrown wine and even Czech produced sparkling wine (which is actually pretty good!).
So, if you are planning trip to Prague with your friends, you might like to know few rules around drinking in Czech republic to make sure you stay on the right side of the law!
What is the drinking age in Prague (and the whole Czech Republic)?
The legal drinking age, when you can buy your own alcoholic drink in Prague and the whole Czech Republic is 18 years old.
Is public drinking legal in Prague (and the whole Czech Republic)?
Whilst you might see people drinking alcohol on the street, I’m afraid it’s not legal and you might get into trouble with the local police if you are caught.
This is even more tempting in the Prague’s summer, when it gets very hot, but it’s very easy to find a vine bar or a pub with an outdoor space and have a cooling drink there.
Can I drink alcohol in the Prague parks?
Again, legally it’s not permitted to drink alcohol in the parks. There are some parks, for example, the Riegrovy Park or Stromovka, that have a small pub or a stall with outdoor seating areas and you can buy a beer or other alcoholic drink there.
Do I need an ID to prove my age in the pub?
If you are lucky to look younger than 18 years old, then yes, you might be asked for an ID.
What sort of ID do I need to prove my age?
You’ll need some official proof of identity, which in most cases (if you are a visiting from abroad) will be your passport.
The document has to have your photo and age clearly visible, so something like a bank card or travel card won’t be sufficient. If you have an official student id that could help too, but I’d always suggest taking your passport, as nobody can really argue against it.
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