Prague is home to some of the craziest and most diverse nightclubs in the world. From underground jazz joints to five-storey clubs, this city has it all. Most of the action is centred around Old Town and Malá Strana, but neighbourhoods such as Smíchov and Vinohrady also have a few places that are more than worth visiting.
Famous for its ’80s- and ’90s-themed dance parties, Lucerna Music Bar boasts one of the largest dance floors in the city. Both locals and tourists flock to this hip, vibrant location to listen to live music and dance the night away. Local and international artists play here regularly, with past performers including Maceo Parker, Jungle Funk, The Holmes Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire. The Music Bar is nestled within the magnificent Lucerna Palace, near the historic Wenceslas Square in the New Town area of the city.
Roxy offers a quintessential Prague nightlife experience. Located on Dlouhá Street, near the Old Town Square, this club is one of the city’s oldest and best-known hang-outs. Its warehouse-style interior is filled with unique art pieces and colourful decor, a perfect fit for the music that’s on full blast all night long. The music is just as good as the art, with all types of acts performing here and holding concerts. Visiting the Roxy is a must and a complete sensory experience.
From the outside, this nightclub may not look as flashy as the rest of the clubs in Prague. However, Chapeau Rouge has been giving Prague locals and visitors an unforgettable night out since it opened in 1919. Once you step inside, you’ll find yourself in a three-storey building with four bars and three stages, each one crazier than the last. Here, you can choose between drinking at a classy bar blasting salsa and pop music or dancing with your friends to electronic and dub music. Its main bar area is most often dedicated to electro music. As you go deeper into this underground nightclub, you will explore the best that Chapeau Rouge has to offer: indie music, theatre tunes and avant-garde multimedia projections.
Karlovy Lázně is a five-storey nightclub housed in a 15th-century building that claims to be the largest club in Central Europe, and that’s not hard to believe. Karlovy Lázně has several dance floors for different genres of music, making it the perfect choice for large groups of partygoers who can’t agree on the vibe they’re looking for. The club plays all sorts of music genres, from new-age pop to ’60s rock. You can also enjoy novelties you won’t find in other nightclubs in Prague, such as grabbing a drink at its ice bar or watching a robot DJ perform.
DéjáVu might not be the biggest or fanciest late-night hang-out in Prague, but it’s one of the local favourites. Located at the heart of the city, DéjáVu is the place to go to enjoy a long evening with friends, sipping on affordable cocktails and swaying to good mainstream dance music. Visit this nightclub during its happy hours (6pm to 9pm every day) or on its happy day (Thursdays) to get a taste of Prague’s nightlife without breaking the bank.
Located on the banks of the Vltava River in the Smíchov neighbourhood, Jazz Dock is a charming music club with an incredible selection of cocktails. The club is situated in a contemporary glass building, treating partygoers to unparalleled views of the historic city as they enjoy their drinks. Come here to catch incredible live performances by artists from around the globe.
Mecca’s extravagant interior sets it apart from other clubs in the city, but there’s more to it than its unique design. The club’s large and well-organised parties can put a fun twist on your weekend celebrations. Events aren’t always open to the general public, so check the website before dropping by. Although Mecca isn’t in a central location, that doesn’t deter tourists or locals from paying a visit to this bustling club. World-renowned DJs such as Don Diablo, NERVO and MAKJ perform at Mecca, making it the go-to club for techno and electronic music lovers and partygoers.
Retro Music Hall is among the most innovative and popular nightclubs in the Czech capital. Housed in a massive multifunctional building that can accommodate as many as 1,500 guests, this club hosts all kinds of concerts, discos and some of the best parties you will ever attend. Retro Music Hall is known in Prague for its impressive line-up of performers, from local and international singers to live bands and top DJs.
Radost means pleasure, and there’s no better word to describe this popular music club. Radost FX, a bar and music club located in the residential district of Vinohrady, is a local favourite that’s worth leaving Prague’s central area for. During the day, it operates as a vegetarian restaurant, but at night, the club housed right below hosts incredible themed parties such as the gay-friendly Lollipop and Plastique electronic fest. This popular spot attracts some of the city’s most affluent crowds and has welcomed the best DJs in the world, including Carl Cox and Paul van Dyk.
Found right at the heart of the city, Ace Club offers drinks at surprisingly reasonable prices for the area, drawing in the crowds. Here, you can party to the best R&B hits of all time, all night long. Ace Club also hosts themed parties, including Fiesta Latina, a Latin music-infused R&B party that takes place every Wednesday. The website carries details for upcoming celebrations, such as Ladies’ Night and Swerve Fridays. Whether you’re a local in Prague or just visiting for the weekend, Ace Club is a destination you can’t miss.