The best 18 things to do in Prague at night, including clubs, bars, concerts, cinemas, theatre and other creative and fun ideas for spending an evening in this romantic city.
There is so much to do in Prague at night, you’ll never be bored. As the sun sets behind the historical spires and the glow of the city’s lights come to life, there’s a whole new world waiting to be explored.
From its bustling nightclubs and chic rooftop bars to the theatre performances, ghost-guided tours or the enchanting glow of the city parks under the moonlight, Prague is a pretty cool place to be in after dark.
In this blog post, I wanted to share with you my favourite places to go to and 18 things to do at night to help you to plan your visit to Prague. So, get ready to unlock the secrets of Prague’s nightlife and find out why evenings in this city are as enchanting as its daylight adventures!
1. Start at the Wenceslas Square
If you are not sure where to start with exploring Prague’s nightlife, start at Wenceslas Square. During the day the square looks innocent enough, but come night and the night clubs lights come on, the casino’s signs appear and the square changes into one big party!
You can find high-end restaurants here, but also cheaper fast food chains that are open until late. There are plenty of bars and pubs for all budgets, nightclubs with different music from electronic dance music to pop or rock, live music venues, theatres and also casinos and gaming halls where you can try your luck at various games.
The nightlife in Wenceslas Square usually starts picking up in the late evening and continues until the early hours of the morning, especially during weekends and peak tourist season like summer or pre-Christmas and New Year celebrations.
2. Enjoy the show at Black Light Theatre
Black light theatre is an unusual type of theatre performance art that originated in Czech Republic. The performance is performed in half-dark with the theatre lights throwing just enough light on the actors, who often wear dark or fluorescent costumes to perform.
This is also a clever way to use black curtains to create the scenes and other props to create visually stunning and surreal illusions where some objects seem to float or move seemingly on their own.
You don’t have to worry about not understanding the performance as the Black light theatre performances are a blend of dance, mime, visual effects, and storytelling that often convey emotions and narratives without spoken words.
There are several black light theatre shows in Prague, but the most popular ones include:
- Black Light Theatre Srnec: Srnčí 205/9, Prague 1, New Town. This is one of the oldest black light theatre groups in the world, founded by Jiří Srnec in 1961.
- Image Theatre: Celetná 17, Prague 1, Old Town
- HILT – Happy Life Theatre: Kaprova 14/13, Prague 1, Old Town
The ticket prices for black light theatre performances in Prague vary based on the theatre and the seating, but most tickets range from around 300 CZK to 800 CZK or more, depending on the seating category and the popularity of the show.
3. Travel back to Medieval times with a medieval-themed dinner & show performance
If you want to experience real-life history, then the medieval-themed dinner shows are a great way to spend the evening in Prague. You are taken back in time to the medieval era with entertainment, medieval music, and a traditional medieval meal.
You will enjoy a meal while being entertained by performers dressed in medieval costumes, including musicians, dancers, and swordsmen. The experience often includes live music, historical reenactments, and interactive performances.
The dinner menu includes traditional Czech or medieval-inspired dishes, such as roasted meats, dumplings, stewed cabbage or soup served in a bread bowl. It’s best to ask in advance if you need a vegetarian, dairy-free or other alternative menu because it might not always be available.
Ticket prices start from 800 – 1500 CZK depending on the seating arrangements and any additional offers, such as drinks or specific menu options.
Location: The Medieval Tavern (Středověká krčma) – Celetná 17, Prague Old Town, Prague 1
4. Dance in Night Clubs
From the iconic beats echoing through the historic walls of Karlovy Lázně to the multi-genre melodies reverberating across the floors of Cross Club, each nightclub in Prague has its own rhythm, inviting you to dance through the night.
I’ll always be fond of Roxy, as it was the first club I’ve been to. The club used to be a cinema and you can still have a table on a balcony. Roxy is also a concert venue, with very varied music – anything from pop, rock to folk rock.
- Karlovy Lázně: Novotného lávka 198/13, Prague 1, Old Town (right next to Charles Bridge)- this is one of the largest and most popular clubs in Prague with several different floors and different music genres.
- Duplex: Wenceslas Square 21, Prague 1, New Town – this club has really cool rooftop terrace with a stunning view of Prague.
- Chapeau Rouge: Jakubská 2, Prague 1, Old Town – This club has three floors of different music styles, so there is something for everyone here.
- Roxy: Dlouhá 33, Prague 1, Old Town – This club is also a concert venue with live music.
- M1 Lounge Bar & Club: Masná 705/1, Prague 1, Old Town- Great atmosphere, cocktails, and music – what’s not to like?
- Cross Club: Plynární 23, Prague 7, Holešovice – I really like this club’s funky industrial design, multiple stages, including outdoor space and a diverse range of music.
- Mecca Club Prague: U Průhonu 3, Prague 7, Holešovice – Large space, multiple bars, and dance floors playing mainly electronic music.
- Epic Prague: Revoluční 1003/3, Prague 1, Old Town – Very lively atmosphere with DJs playing a mix of mainly electronic dance music.
- Lucerna Music Bar: Vodičkova 36, Prague 1, New Town – This club is part of the historic Lucerna Palace, where you can also find cinema, cafe and a large music venue and hosts live music events, concerts, and themed dance parties.
- Nebe Cocktail & Music Bar: Belehradská 120, Prague 2, Vinohrady – This club is popular for its diverse music and also for great cocktails (My favourite thing – Monday – Thursday 6 pm-midnight the cocktails are only 99 CZK – normally 140-170 CZK)
5. Have a picnic in the park
Prague is a beautifully romantic city, so what could be better than a picnic in the park! The late spring, summer and early autumn nights are warm and sunny as the sunset is quite late and it’s often still light at 9.30pm (in the height of the summer months).
Buy the traditional Czech sourdough rye bread, cheese, pickled gherkins, traditional Czech cakes filled with poppy seeds, stewed apples or vanilla curd (Kolace – often eaten for traditional Czech breakfast), local wine and other picnic goodies from one of the regular farmer’s markets in Prague or supermarkets and head up the hill over to Petrin, Letna or Riegrovy Sady or the top of the Vitkov Hill in Zizkov district.
Not only you’ll have a fantastic eating experience, but you can also watch the sunset over Prague and take some beautiful photos.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PRAGUE PARKS
- Stromovka Park (the largest park in Prague) >>
- Letna Park (the park with the view) >>
- Kinsky Garden (secluded and peaceful) >>
6. see a theatre play in English
It’s really great to see that there are more and more theatre performances, that are shown with English subtitles. These are mainly in the theatres run by the National Theatre, but I also regularly go to Svandovo Divadlo in Smichov and they have subtitles for some of their plays too.
The National Theatre
You can see mainly theatre plays, operas or ballet productions here. The ballet productions are always of the highest quality, and since the main language is in a dance form, you don’t need to worry about feeling out of place. I was really grateful for the subtitles last time I went to see the opera Rusalka, as I can never understand the singing (and that was in Czech!).
The Estates Theatre
The famous Estates Theatre in the centre of Prague usually has a selection of plays, operas and ballets and some plays have English subtitles shown on the screen above the main stage. The theatre is linked very closely to Mozart,
Zizkovo Divadlo puts on mainly productions of the most famous Czech playwriters – Jara Cimrman. While most plays are in Czech, once or twice a month the theatre puts on an English version.
If you are happy to be entertained, laugh and experience proper Czech humour and storytelling, this is a place to visit. But, I should probably warn you, that not everything is as it seems. Jara Cimrman never actually existed!
It’s the hilarious invention of a group of Czech actors and writers, who wrote plays as if they were written by Jara Cimrman. There are whole documentary films about his life.
He was the greatest explorer (who never made it anywhere and nearly died in the snowstorm), the most excellent writer (who had never properly been understood or published) and a talented teacher (possibly struck from the register for unconventional ways of running his lessons). It’s all great fun, everything is entirely made up and has a life on its own.
Location: Stitneho 5, Prague 3, Zizkov
This theatre puts on more modern plays often by Czech authors, so it’s a good opportunity to experience something completely different. Not all performances have English subtitles, so just double-check when you are buying tickets. I find that the first row on the balcony is the best as you can easily see the subtitles board and the whole theatre.
Location: Štefánikova 6/57, Prague 5, Smichov
7. Watch the sunset at Riegrovy Sady
When the sun starts to set I often head over to the top of Riegrovy sady in Vinohrady and watch the sun setting behind the Prague Castle.
There is a great view of Prague and once the sun goes down, you can enjoy a drink or two in the beer garden close by. The beer garden also has several food trucks and an ice-cream van in the summer and is also a concert, film and sport-watching venue.
8. Visit the Zizkov TV tower
Unlike the other viewing towers in Prague, which close usually shortly after sunset, Zizkov TV tower stays open until midnight. You can watch the sunset from there (the sun will be setting down behind Prague Castle) and then stay for a drink or two at the tower’s own bar with beautiful views of Prague.
There is also a restaurant if you fancy something to eat. The restaurant serves modern fusion food and it’s probably best to pre-book on busy days like Friday or Saturday.
9. See the latest film
So, this is a pretty obvious choice, but hear me out! To get the big blockbusters to the cinema as quickly as possible, the cinema companies usually just equip the film with Czech subtitles and screen it in the original language.
This means you can see the latest movie, that you didn’t get the chance to see before you went on holiday and you’ll probably save a bit of money too. Tickets could be as low as 80 CZK, and it’s worth checking each cinema for special offers (it’s usually Monday).
If you are feeling a little adventurous, you can also see the original Czech film with English subtitles. These are usually in the many art cinemas, such as Svetozor (off the main Wenceslas Square) or Mat (Karlovo Namesti).
10. Walk across the Charles Bridge
During the day, the Charles Bridge is always busy, so the only time you’ll have it for yourself is either very early in the morning (before sunrise) or late at night.
There is something quite special about walking across the bridge at night when the lights are on and you can see Prague Castle on the top of the hill and the glistening of the Vltava River under the bridge.
11. Take your chance in Casinos
If you want to make your night in Prague even more exciting, you can try your luck in one of Prague’s casinos.
- Casino Ambassador: Václavské nám. 5-7, Prague 1, New Town
- Casino Banco: Na Příkopě 27, Prague 1, Old Town (near the Municipal House) – this casino provides a variety of table games and slot machines
- Casino Atrium Hilton: Pobřežní 1, Prague 8
- Casino Palais Savarin: Na Příkopě 10, Prague 1, Old Town – this casino is inside the luxurious Savarin Palace.
12. Visit Prague Castle after dark
The Prague Castle complex is open every day until 10 pm and you can walk around all the main parts of the inner castle buildings. The Golden Lane is open for free after 5 pm and it’s a lovely place to visit especially in the summer.
This is all free, but you can also take a guided tour if you wish. I also really like walking through the New World part of the Hradcany, which feels like a completely different town lost in time.
13. Go to a concert and Listen to great music
You might think, that I’m going to suggest you go and see a traditional Czech band and if that’s what tickles your fancy, by all means, go for it!
Instead of that, I want to suggest that you check if your favourite band is playing in Prague whilst you are here. Surprised? So was I, when I missed George Ezra and Passenger by a couple of weeks this year! Prague has become a pretty great place to catch big and up-and-coming stars. I took my mum to see the Elton John Farewell Tour concert and we had a great time.
The tickets are pleasantly good value, and the venues are much smaller. Not only you can see your favourite singer in a more intimate setting, but it’s also much easier to get in and out of the venue.
If the thought of getting in and out of 02 in London Greenwich terrifies you, definitely check out the ‘What’s on in Prague’ when you plan your holiday.
14. carry on Prague sightseeing after dark
Some attractions remain open until 8-10 pm during summer, which means that you can stretch your sightseeing into the evening.
A lot of the viewing towers, such as Powder Tower, St.Nicholas Church Tower or the Dancing House Bar are open until 10 pm and they are the perfect place to watch the sunset.
15. Lose yourself in a shopping centre
I love this option, especially in the cold Prague winter weather, when it gets dark around 4 pm and it’s freezing! The major shopping malls like Palladium (Namesti Republiky) or Novy Smichov (Andel) stay open until 9-10 pm, which gives you plenty of time to walk around and do all your shopping.
Every shopping centre also has coffee places and fast food restaurants, which is perfect for a break in between your shopping.
Also, the shops that lined up the Kings route to Prague Castle from the centre usually stay open until quite late (in summer until 10-11 pm and in winter 8-9 pm – depending on the weather and the number of people).
16. Have a special dinner in a historic cafe or restaurant
To make your dinner extra special, why not try one of the 1920s coffee-style restaurants close to the National Theatre or Art Deco houses, such as The Artdeco Hotel close to Namesti Republiky. In the summer, you can also eat outside in many courtyard restaurants in the centre of Prague.
17. Organise your own pub crawl & taste Czech beer
It’s the obvious choice for what to do in Prague at night, but it’s a great opportunity to sample some Czech beer. The Czech Republic has a rich beer brewing and hop-growing tradition, so it’s no surprise that there are a lot of different types of beer to try. The beer history is so important, that in 2023 the hop-growing town Zatec was granted UNESCO status! So, there you go, by drinking beer you are actually learning about history!
Here are my favourite Czech beers you can sample in Prague
- Pilsner Urquell: This is one of the most famous and widely recognized Czech beers. It’s a pale lager known for its crisp, hoppy taste and is considered the original Pilsner.
- Budweiser Budvar (Czechvar): Not to be confused with the American Budweiser, Budweiser Budvar is a Czech lager known for its balanced taste and high quality.
- Staropramen: Another popular Czech beer, Staropramen offers various types of beers including lagers, pilsners, and dark beers, each with its own distinct flavour profile.
- Kozel: Kozel beer has a smooth and slightly sweet taste. The company produce various types of beer, including light lagers and darker varieties.
- Gambrinus: Gambrinus offers a range of beers, including pale lagers and pilsners, known for their refreshing taste.
- Bernard: Bernard Brewery produces a variety of craft beers, including ales and lagers, with a focus on high-quality ingredients and traditional brewing methods.
- Zlatý Bažant (Golden Pheasant): While originally from Slovakia, Zlatý Bažant is also popular in Czech Republic. It offers a range of beers including pale lagers and pilsners.
These beers are widely available in pubs, restaurants, and bars throughout Prague as well as in all the major supermarkets in the centre. My favourite place is to have a beer at the Letna Beer Garden with a great views of Prague.
- Staropramen Brewery Guide (inc. ticket, opening times & types of beer to taste) >>
- Beginner’s Guide to Czech Beers in Prague >>
- Top 11 Czech Beers you should try >>
18. Check out the microbreweries
Whilst you can taste the most common types of Czech beers in many pubs and restaurants, you can also try some locally brewed beer made directly in Prague! There are some super cool places, including a beer brewed by the monks!
- Pivovarský dům (The Brewery House): Ječná 12, Prague 1, New Town (near National Theatre).
- Strahov Monastery Brewery (Klášterní pivovar Strahov): Strahovské nádvoří 301, Prague 1, Hradcany (near Prague Castle)
- Pivovar U Tří růží (At the Three Roses Brewery): Husitská 107/26, Prague 3, Žižkov
- Pivovar Národní (National Brewery): Národní 8, Prague 1, New Town (next to National Theatre)
- Vinohradský pivovar (Vinohrady Brewery): Korunní 2506/106, Prague 2, Vinohrady (you can also get the Vinohradsky Pivovar beer in other local pubs in the area)
- Pivovar Ferdinand (Ferdinand Brewery): Ferdinandova 129/5, Prague 8, Karlín
How to stay safe at night
Prague is a reasonably safe town at night, and I’ve never had any problems even travelling as a single woman.
Just take the usual precautions, like walking on the main streets, keeping together in your group (if you travel with a family) and keeping an eye on your belongings at all times.
Travelling in Prague at night
The public travel system in Prague is very good, but towards the evening the frequency of trams, underground and buses decreases. In the case of the underground (Metro) the frequency is around 10 minutes, which is still not that bad, but you need to make sure that you complete your journey before midnight.
Buses and trams run during the whole night, but after midnight it might be only one or two an hour.
The night buses also continue running to and from Prague’s airport, so if you have a night flight, you can still use public transport.
The intervals between metro trains, buses and trams are also longer at the weekends (mainly Sundays) and any public holidays, which are treated as Sundays (usually with a special timetable).
Saying that you can always use a taxi – cab service, just arrange it through an online app or reputable company and agree on a price in advance.
Prague Night Trams
Prague has a really good night tram service, which operates during the whole night even after the underground stops running at midnight.
The night trams typically operate between midnight and around 4:30 AM the next morning after which time the regular daytime trams re-start again. The trams run on the same routes as the day trams, but the main difference is that they all connect at Lazarska tram stop near Narodni Trida, Karlovo Namesti and Wenceslas Square, where they wait for the other night trams.
This way, if you don’t know what tram you need to get or get on the wrong tram, you can always change at Lazarska stop before the tram carries on outside the centre of Prague.
The tram intervals are also pretty good, it’s only about 30-40 minutes or so, depending on the specific tram line.
All night trams start with 90 number and some of the main night tram lines are:
- Line 91: Running from Letňany to Smíchovské nádraží.
- Line 92: Running from Černý Most to Nádraží Podbaba.
- Line 93: Running from Hostivař to Vypich.
There are no special night time tram tickets, you just get your regular public transport ticket for 30 or 40 CZK valid for 30 or 90 minutes. The only thing that you might want to watch for is that if you are changing trams the tram journey might be a lot longer than during day time, so make sure you have the right ticket.
This blog post was originally written on 12 October 2019 and last updated on 23 November 2023
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