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Issue 10 Summer 2013 FREE

The best of the best that Prague has to offer.

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WELCOME

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Welcome to Prague

elcome to the Summer edition of 'Prague Night and Day', the most vibrant and informative guide for visitors to the Czech capital. The Heart Of Europe. The City Of 100 Spires. The Golden City - Just some of the nicknames Prague has acquired over the ages, but one thing remains constant - This truly is one of the world’s unique cities and very few other destinations provide such beauty and diversity. Whether you are 18 or 80, Prague has something for everyone. And our aim is to help them find it. The concept of our magazine is simple. We want you to get the most out of your trip to the Czech capital, and our hope is that this publication will help in some way to make your visit more memorable. We will try to inform you about everything you need to know and everywhere you need to go. If something inside our magazine assists, surprises, raises an eyebrow, or creates a smile, then our job has been done. 2

As many of you are probably aware, ‘Prague Night & Day’ is only one of many guides and maps you will find in the city, but unlike many others, we have only featured places that we have actually visited and we have tried to list all the venues which made a positive impact on our team. Our magazine is available in over 130 venues including more than 100 hotels (3-star+), bars, clubs and information bureaus and it can also be viewed via our website: www.nightdaymagazine.com or by downloading or mobile app - so it shouldn't be hard to find us. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay in Prague and we also hope that you will in some way enjoy reading Prague Night & Day. Stay safe and play safe and never hesitate to contact us about any aspect of the magazine.

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Contents

Prague Night & Day Facts & info

4 Essential Information What you need to know 6 Getting Around Public transport in the city 32 Map A useful city map

Places

9 Prague Castle The biggest castle in the world! 13 Choco Story Prague’s Chocolate Museum 14 Black Light Delight The wonderful Image Theatre

CONTENTS

Summer 2013

Lifestyle

16 Fancy A Flutter Prague’s best casinos 20 Eating Out Restaurants we have visited 40 Health & Wellness Get pampered in Prague 38 Shopping Summer shopping in the city

Entertainment

8 Attractions What to see and do in the city 42 Cafes & Bars The venues we have visited 54 Nightlife Queen Tips from our guest writer 58 Naughty Prague Only for the adults!

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Prague Night & Day is published by DW Publishing s.r.o; Staroměstské náměstí 10, Prague 1. The magazine is produced four times per year. android iphone

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Directors: Carlo Divito & Neil Wilson. Company Manager: Jitka Wilson.

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25.000 copies of the magazine are printed every three months, and when we say 25.000 – we mean 25.000. Our magazine can be found in the bedrooms and lobbies of more than 130 hotels in Prague’s City Centre. If your hotel wishes to distribute our magazine, please contact us. Prague Night & Day is a registered trade name and publication. Neither the trading name, nor the format or the content may be reproduced. All rights reserved.

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Essential Information

Currency The main currency in Czech Republic is Czech Crown (Ceska Koruna) which is represented by the Czech symbol ‘Kc’ and the international symbol ‘CZK’. The currency is made up of coins with values of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 CZK; and bank notes with values of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 CZK. At the time of print, one Euro was worth just over 24 CZK. Foreign Currency In some of the bigger and more touristic bars, restaurants and shops, payment in Euro, British Pounds or Dollars is accepted. Language The official language is of course Czech, a very beautiful, yet quite difficult to learn Slavic language. Telephone Country code: +420. There is no area code, because it is already included in every local telephone number.

TourisT Traps Like every other city in the world, there are certain things which visitors must look out for, and also certain things that prove to be very annoying. Check out the text below: Exchanging Money - Never exchange money from people on the streets. These people are constantly trying to con travellers with outrageous rates and counterfeit money. Also be careful when changing your money in exchange offices and find out exactly how much you are getting before you pass your money over. Some can be rip-offs. We thoroughly recommend that you use the Alfa Exchange Office and you can see more details about their service on the next page. 4

post The Main Post Office is located at Jindřišká 14, Prague 1 and is open every day from 02.00-24.00.Web: www.cpost.cz. Tipping The general consensus, and indeed it has also been our strategy since we have been here is to leave a 10% tip. Emergency free phone numbers 150 - Fire Department 155 - Medical Emergency 156 - City Police 158 - Police Operators speak mostly Czech, so better to ask someone to explain your problem instead of you talking to them directly. pharmacy A pharmacy, which is available around the clock, can be found by calling: +420 224 946 982. Address: Palackého 720/5, Praha 1. pickpocketing: This is one of Prague's most common crimes. Don't underestimate Prague pickpockets and don't think you can outsmart them. Many of them are highly skilled "professionals". Never leave your wallet lying free on a table or anywhere else. Best to keep it in a closed pocket. over-priced bills: Some places view foreign customers as easy prey for a rip-off. They may add a 20% commission on your bill for no reason at all, or can also add a service charge which they invent themselves and it can be as high as 40%. Always check your bill and ask if you have a question about it.

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Public Transport Public transport in the city is reliable, punctual and cheap. The same tickets are used for trams, busses and the subway. Tickets prices increase from July 1st when a ticket for 30 minutes will cost 26CZK and a 90-minute ticket will cost 32 CZK. However, these prices include changeovers, so you can travel as far as you want for that price which was not the case in the past. Children under-5 and over-65s travel for free. Tickets must be validated before travel and don’t forget to do it, because checks are carried out regularly. Ticket prices increased last year with the price of a 30-minute ticket going to 24 CZK, while a 90-minute ticket went to 32 CZK. Tickets can be purchased in tobacco shops and ticket vending machines. Trams, busses and subway operate daily from 4am to 12.15am. More info at: www.dpp.cz. Metro The Prague metro is based on 3 colourcoded lines (Red, Green and Yellow). It provides 6

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an efficient, safe and reliable way to get around the city. Trams Prague trams are an entertaining way around the city and popular with visitors. The Prague tram system is extensive, efficient and very cheap. The 22 and 23 go to Prague Castle, the National Theatre and Strahov Monastery. The 17 runs along the river. Prague trams run to most parts of the city. The old-fashioned trams are still in operation but are gradually being replaced by more modern vehicles. Taxi For foreigners, a taxi journey in Prague often turns out to be an expensive shock. However, we have managed to find a company which is safe, reliable and extremely comfortable with all drivers having a good knowledge of English. They aloso give excellent rates on longer trips outside Prague. The company is Tick Tack taxi and they can be reached by calling: 14144 or +420 721 300 300. In association with:


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ne of the greatest attractions of this unique city is in fact the entire city. You are probably asking yourself, what do we

mean by that? Well, simply take a stroll around the Old and New Towns and Josefov, and you will see exactly what we mean, because attractions can be found around every corner of this visually stunning city, and one of the greatest pleasures a visitor can have is to walk aimlessly around and admire the continuous beauty. There are of course various individual and special attractions which are essential to see and experience and with summer in the air, they become even more memorable. Prague Castle and Charles Bridge are musts, as is the famous Astronomical Clock – Add in the famous monuments, churches, architectural wonders, gardens and parks and you 8

Seeing & Doing

have a sightseeing extravaganza. Trust us - a camera is an essential tool, and an organised tour can also be an essential attraction, and we recommend the Prague All-Inclusive Tour and you can find more details on this tour on page 12. Prague is also a cultural paradise brimming with theatres offering drama, ballet opera, musicals, black light productions and much more. Add in the countless museums and exhibitions along with other attractions like Prague’s vastly improved zoo and some wonderful casinos, and there is absolutely no reason for boredom in this wonderful city. In this section of the magazine, we look at some of the city’s biggest and best attractions, as well as some of the hidden gems which can also increase knowledge and awareness. Enjoy the sights! In association with:


The Castle Of All Castles Prague castle

Hradčany, 119 08 Prague 1. Tel.: +420 224 373 368 Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) is the most visited attraction in the city. The Castle was most likely founded around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty (Přemyslovci). According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m². A UNESCO World Heritage site, it consists of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles, from Roman-style buildings from the 10th century through to Gothic modifications in the 14th century. The castle has three courtyards and really is huge, so allow yourself at least a few hours when visiting and if you want to explore it in depth, a couple of days may be needed. Since its creation, the castle transformed itself from a wooden fortress surrounded by earthen bulwarks to the imposing form it has today. It is the castle where the Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept there. Buildings and gardens inside the palace include: The Chapel of the Holy Cross (Kaple sv. Kříže); The Spanish Hall (Španělský sál); St Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Víta); Old Royal Palace (Starý Královský Palác); Mihulka Powder Tower (Prašná věž); Convent of St George (Klášter Sv. Jiří); Basilika of St George (Bazilika Sv. Jiří); Lobkowicz Palace (Lobkovický palác); Schwarzenberg Palace (Švancenberský palác);

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Archbishp's Palace (Arcibiskupský palác); Dalibor Tower (Daliborka), Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička); Sternberg Palace (Šternberský palác); Černín Palace (Černínský palác); The Loreta (Loreta); The Royal Garden (Královská zahrada); Paradise Garden (Rajská zahrada). OPENING TIMES & PRICES: The Castle is open daily from 5.00 - 24.00 in the summer season (April 1 - October 31) and from 6.00 - 23.00 in the winter season (November 1 March 31). Historical monuments are open daily from 9.00 - 17.00 in the summer season and from 9.00 - 16.00 in the winter season. The Changing of the Guard ceremony by the Castle gates takes place every hour. At noon it also includes a fanfare and the flag ceremony in the

First Courtyard. A long visit ticket is 350 CZK and 700 CZK for families. A short visit is 250 CZK and 500 CZK for families. GETTING THERE: Option 1: Take tram No. 22 to stop Pražský hrad, turn left and in 5 minutes you reach the 2nd Courtyard of Prague Castle. Option 2: Take metro-line A(green) to station Malostranská, then follow the tram No. 22, after 100 metres turn left to the Old Castle Stairs and climb the steps up to the gate Na Opyši. In association with:

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beautiful 40-minute boat trip which offers different perspectives to attractions like Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. Refreshments are served on board. In total, there are almost 40 sites which are visited during the tour and these sights are split into four geographical sections which are: The Prague Castle Complex, The Lesser Town Area, The Old Town Area and The Jewish Quarter. Included among the sights you will visit are: Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Lobkowitz Palace, Prague Castle Gardens, Nerudova Street, St. Nicholas Church, Infant Jesus Prague, Lennon's Wall, Kampa Island, Charles Bridge, Old Town Bridge Tower, The Astronomical Clock, The Powder Gate, Tyn Church,The Old Jewish Cemetery, Former Jewish Town Hall and the Spanish Synagogue The tour is conducted in three different languages on a daily basis, English at DAiLY in EnGLisH AT 10:00, 11;00 & 13:00 HRS 10.00 am, 11:00 am and 13:00 *The 1pm tour runs until November 1st. hrs, Spanish at 10:00 am and German at 11:00 am. You DAiLY in sPAnisH AT 10:00 HRS can order this tour by calling DAiLY in GErMAn AT 11:00 HRS + 420 777 070 783 and they will pick you up at your hotel DAiLY in itALiAn AT 11:00 HRS or if you are staying close to BOAT TRIP-36MAJOR SIGHTS-MEDIEVAL RESTAURANT Old Town Square and you would like to take a short HOTEL PICK-UP walk, you can join the tour ALL For JUst 1.200 cZK directly at the Meeting Point, which is at the Astronomical BOOKINGS & PICK UP SERVICE: + 420 777 070 783 Clock on Old Town Square. MEEtinG Point: ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK ON OLD TOWN SQUARE. The entire package including all the previously mentioned perks costs only 1.200 CZK and truly is great value The tour itself lasts six hours and includes for money. pick-up at your hotel; transfer to Prague Castle by an air-conditioned mini-bus; lunch at a medieval They also offer other tours on booking basis restaurant; a 40-minute boat trip with refreshments like the Prague Castle & Cathedral Tour; The on board; a map of the city; a photo-CD; and 50% Jewish Synagogues & Cemetery Tour; The Nazism discount in Prague’s finest ghost tour, ‘Cloak and & Holocaust In Prague Tour; The Old Town & Dagger’. Jewish Quarter Tour; The Communism In Prague Tour; Cloak and Dagger Ghost Tour; and the The afore mentioned medieval restaurant Prague Venice Boat Tour. For more details on all of dates from the 15th century and is a one-off these tours, visit their website at: www.pragueexperience that you won’t forget. Vegetarians are walkingtours.com also catered for. After lunch you are invited to take a stroll through Lesser Town and then enjoy a One of the biggest complaints we hear from visitors to Prague is that they didn’t have enough time to take in all the sights, and with so much to see, it’s understandable. For those of you who don’t want to fall into the same category as the afore mentioned visitors, the solution is simple – Take your place on the Prague All-Inclusive Tour and see it all! The city had long been crying out for a tour like this, provided it was organised in the right way, and we can safely say that the hard work, professionalism and enthusiasm of the organisers ensure that the Prague All-Inclusive Tours is ran exactly how it should be. All of their guides are licensed, ensuring that guests get precise and accurate information.

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Chocolate heaven Viva Praha Celetná 10, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 224 242 952. www.vivapraha.cz The answer to the prayers of all those with a sweet tooth. Viva Praha on Celetná Street (just a few steps from Old Town Square) is the finest Belgian Chocolate Shop in the city and is an absolute heaven on earth for chocolate lovers. Viva offer delicious hand-made Belgian chocolates. Only the finest products used to create a number of mouth-watering concoctions, all of which must be tasted to be believed. In fact, most of their products are imported directly from artisan producers. Included among these exclusive suppliers are: The Chocolate Line, Pol Depla, Kathy, Chocoholic, Centho and Valentino. Besides classic chocolate creations such as pralines, Viva also offers various weird and wonderful combinations which will have make your mouth water. Those who don’t like chocolate are also catered for through the finest nougats, marzipans and fudge. In addition to the chocolate shop, they also produces sugar candy - called "Rock Candy", which is produced directly onsite. Creating this Rock Candy involves the use of a process which is more than 370 years old and visitors can watch it live at Viva. To top things off, the company also offer their own version of ‘fast food’, as customers can enjoy authentic Belgian waffles, or fruits dipped in chocolate. Viva is open daily from 10am until 10.30pm.

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Choco Story CeletnĂĄ 10, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 224 242 953. www.choco-story-praha.cz

AttrActions chocolate packages. The number of authentic historical artifacts adds further intrigue to a visitor’s experience. In the exhibition centre, the visitors will discover the secret of origin of excellent silky chocolate and they will be able to taste chocolate products that are prepared in the museum. The museum is unique in Prague for its collection and it is without parallel.

Chocolate has stimulated our taste for centuries: From the spicy drink of the Mayas and the Aztecs to the favourite sweet chocolate that we know at present. Three out of four Europeans love chocolate; therefore the fascination of the unique experience brought by chocolate is unique. People often ask: "Where does chocolate come from?", "How did it get to Europe?", "What is the secret of excellent chocolate?", "Why was chocolate used as medicine?" The chocolate museum Choco Story Prague answers these questions and many others by reviving the 2,600-year-old history of chocolate in words, pictures and tastes. In the museum you will be absorbed by the exciting world of chocolate and using all your senses you will be travelling in time. It will be a pleasure not only for your eyes, but also for the nose and the mouth. The museum is divided into three parts. The first one deals with history, describing the old history of cocoa as a drink and how it made its way to Europe; the second part focuses creation of chocolate; while the third one presents a unique collection of historical 13


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Image Black Light Theatre Pařížská 4, Prague 1 Tel : +420 222 329 191. www.imagetheatre.cz Not all theatres are the same. Black theatre is different; the light is different and the dark is different. The intense darkness of black theatre is full of fantasy. Image theatre takes you into the world of imagination without limits. Poetic pictures are approaching you from the mysterious and almost indefinite depth of a black cabinet. Performances have been taking place in The Image Theatre since 1990 not only in Prague, but it is also well known in many countries all over the world. The Image Theatre is combining black theatre principles, contemporary dancing, pantomime, visual projections and interactive entries of spectators and auditorium. Welcome to the unbelievable space of ultraviolet light! Manchmal ist es schwierig, am richtigen Ort richtigen zur Zeit zu sein. Falls Sie jedoch im 14

Zuschauerraum des IMAGE - Theaters sitzen, dann ist es Ihnen gelungen. Seien Sie uns willkommen. Es ist nicht jedoch going gleich Theater. Das schwarze Theater ist anders, anders ist das Licht und die Dunkelheit ist anders. Die schwarze Dunkelheit des schwarzen Theaters ist fantasievoll. Aus einer geheimnisvollen, quasi endlosen Depth des schwarzen Kabinetts kommen poetische Bilder auf Sie zu. Einige schauspieler können Sie nicht sehen, weil sie sind unsichtbar. Andere schauspieler dagegen sehen Sie und gut aus gefährlicher Nähe. Der Tanz drückt Unausgesprochene das aus, reizt die Emotionen siegt und über die physikalischen Gesetze. Die Musik schafft es, das zu Nichtlebendige beleben. Das Tragische verwandelt in sich das Komische, das wird Unglaubliche möglich. Und noch mehr etwas, Fantasie ist Ihre vollkommen geweckt. Wenn Sie sich mit uns auf die Suche begeben wollen, in können Sie sich das Ungeahnte Explore Manage. Не все театры одинаковы. Черный театр отличается, там свет другой и темнота другая. Интенсивная темнота черного театра фантастичная. Изображение театра перенесет вас в мир воображения без границ. Поэтические картинки приближается к вам с таинственной и почти неопределенной глубиной в черном кабинете. Выступления начались в Изобразительном Театре с 1990 года не только в Праге, но он также хорошо известна во многих странах по всему миру. Театр Изображения - это сочетания принципиально черного театра, контемпорари танца, пантомимы, визуальные проекции и интерактивные элементы зрителей и аудитории. Добро пожаловать в невероятное пространство ультрафиолетовых лучей.


Tired of long walks in Prague? rent a sEGWAY!

PRAGUE SEGWAY EXPERIENCE TOURS & RENTS Mostecká 4, Prague 1 Tel: 00420 731 238 264. www.segwayfun.eu Would you like to see the most beautiful places in Prague from the comfort of the Segway transporter? Then why not try out a fun filled Prague Segway experience! Segway Tours provides you with the most unique and fun way imaginable to see the sights and hear the sounds of this great historic city. Your Segway tour guide will be pointing out some of the city’s most famous landmarks, historical sites, best local entertainment hangouts, and some of the most beautiful scenery Prague has to offer.

AttrActions The company also offers the ‘Movie Walk Segway Tour’, giving you the chance to discover locations where movies such as Mission Impossible, Amadeus, XXX, and many others were made. If that’s not enough, you can also avail of the opportunity to visit the famous Karlstejn Castle on a Segway. Karlstejn Castle is one of the most magnificent castles in the Czech Republic, and is a little paradise only 30 km away from Prague. Your Segway will take you up the steep hill to the Castle entrance and once there, a guide will show you around. MEETING POINT: Mostecká 4 (in the passage) - go over Charles Bridge to the Prague Castle side, follow Mostecká street. After 10 metres on the right side, you can find the office.

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Na Příkopě 27, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 221 967 371. www.banco-casino.cz Grandly situated in the heart of Prague, Banco Casino offers something for everyone whether you have travelled to the city for pleasure and are looking for a place to relax and enjoy some of the more traditional table games, or wish to impress your clients and business associates with a taste of extravagance and luxury. The Casino can be found at the heart of the famous Na Příkopě Street. The building that houses Banco Casino is located on the historically significant border between the Old and New Towns and is located on the 18th most expensive street in the world today.

Hotel Kings Court, U Obecniho Domu 3, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 224 267 177. www.vegas-casino.cz One of the city´s newest casinos and its rapidly gaining a reputation for being one of the best, thanks to an excellent selection of traditional table games and some of the most high-tech slots which you will find anywhere. Another thing which separates Casino Vegas from the rest is the friendly and helpful service. Too many times, casino staff can make guests feel uncomfortable and wary, but this is not the case at Casino Vegas, as the hand-picked employees know exactly how to cater for your needs.

Grossartig gelegen im Herzen von Prag bietet BANCO CASINO etwas fuer Jederman - ob Sie nur zum Vergnuegen in die Stadt gereist sind und einen Platz zum enspannen mit traditionellen Tischspielen suchen, oder aber Ihre Klienten und Geschaefftspartner mit dem Geschmack des extravaganten und luxurioesem beeindrucken wollen. Das Casino findet man im Herzen der beruehmten Na Prikope Strasse.

Eines der neuesten Casinos. Den schnell gewonnenen Ruf, eines der Besten zu sein, verdankt es der excellenten Auswahl an traditionellen Tischspielen und einigen der modernsten SlotMaschinen die Sie nirgendwo sonst finden. Eine weitere Sache die VEGAS CASINO von anderen unterscheidet ist der freundliche und hilfsbereite Service.

Великолепно расположенное в сердце Праги, Казино «Банко» найдет что предложить каждому и тому, кто приехал ради удовольствия и ищет место, где можно отдохнуть и насладиться традиционными карточными играми, и тому, кто хочет произвести впечатление на клиентов или деловых партнеров со вкусом экстравагантности и роскоши. Казино находится на знаменитой улице На Пршикопе. 16

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Одно из недавно открывшихся казино, но уже быстро завоевывающее себе репутацию лучшего, благодаря превосходному выбору традиционных настольных игр и новейших игровых автоматов, которые Вы не найдете больше нигде. Еще одна черта, которая отличает Казино «Вегас» от остальных – это дружелюбное и предупредительное обслуживание. In association with:


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Perched atop the city of Prague and opened to the public in 2009 after an extensive renovation, is the Vítkov memorial and the massive equestrian statue with Jan Žižka, the one-eyed warrior proudly overlooking the city of Prague. A new permanent exhibit called Crossroads of Czech and Czechoslovak Statehood can be viewed there. The exhibit deals with the five main subjects during the turbulent 20th century history of Czechoslovakia. The National Museum of Prague has also added a new café with a viewing platform on the roof that provides gorgeous views of the city.

The museum focuses on the totalitarian regime from the February coup in 1948 to its rapid collapse in November 1989. The theme of the Museum is "Communism- the Dream, the Reality, and the Nightmare" and visitors will be treated to a fully immersive experience. Immersive factories, a historical schoolroom, an Interrogation Room, or the video clips in the Television Time Machine are all part of the experience. The museum is a great introduction before you step back even further in time and experience the wonders of The Golden City .

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Simix Motors Revoluční 25 Prague 1 Tel.:+420 221864216 or +420 606 232 811 Simix is one of Europe’s leading luxury car dealers and auto lovers will adore their

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Travel In Style showroom which can be found in the heart of the city centre at Revoluční 25. The company imports and sells vehicles and motorcycles from the USA, Canada and the EU . They also import all spare parts for American and Japanese cars sold in the U.S. and Canada. In their showroom, you can feast your eyes over models such as: . Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Infiniti, Cadillac, Mercedes, BMW, Hummer, Maserati, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ford. They also vehicle financing and insurance for those interested in buying and an additional bonus is that they supply spare parts throughout the country with next-day delivery. The delivery of parts to locations outside Prague is free of charge. They also provide a rental service for a stunning limo HUMMER H200. The magnificent white coloured vehicle comes complete with your own personal driver and is the perfect way to view Prague in style in white with a driver. For further information on all their services, give them a call, send them an email, or log onto their website at: www.simix.cz.

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Indoor Go-Kart Arena Toužimská 51 , Prague 9 – Letňany. Tel.: + 420 777 311 856. www.praguekartingarena.com PGA's indoor raceway at Letnany, North Prague, is an excellent venue for individual drivers, private groups and corporate events. With its superb racing facilities and catering services, state-of-the-art race computer systems, and fleet of expertly prepared karts, you can be assured of the thrills of wheel to wheel action that Karting in PGA provides PGA is widely recognised as the founder of modern go kart racing for children & adults in Prague and have been at the forefront of indoor go Karting since 1999, developing the sport into one of the most exciting and accessible forms of motor racing today.

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Indoor go Karting is not only a thrilling experience, but also great fun, and whether you are a novice or a potential Formula 1 driver, you will find that PGA's fast and furious go Karting race sessions are geared up to give you an adrenalin-filled event to remember! The track is open from Monday to Friday from 14.00 to midnight and from 10.00am until midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. They can be found on  Toužimská st. 51 in Prague 9 – Letňany. You can use bus number: 151, 158, or Tesco BUS from terminal station of Metro (underground) line "C" to station "Stare Letnany" it takes four minutes. For reservations call: + 420 777 311 856.

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raditional Czech food is not exactly what one would call healthy or dietary, however it goes perfectly with Czech beer and there some really delicious dishes. The cuisine has been influenced by the cuisines of surrounding countries, and is marked by a strong emphasis on meat dishes. Pork is probably the most popular meat, while beef and chicken are also common. Goose, duck, rabbit and wild game are also served in several restaurants. Fish isn’t so popular with the locals, with the exception of fresh trout and carp, which is traditionally served at Christmas. As a side-dish, boiled and sliced dumplings are one of the mainstays of Czech cuisine and are quite often served with meals. Among the most popular Czech dishes are: Roast pork with dumplings and Sauerkraut (pečené vepřové s knedlíky a se zelím); 20

Marinated beef sirloin (svíčková na smetaně) which comrpises of pickled roast beef, served with a cream topping and a teaspoon of cranberry compote; traditional beef goulash, even though it basically belongs to traditional Hungarian cuisine. There are countless traditional Czech restaurants in Prague and many of them are ran and sponsored by some of the large beer breweries. Some are excellent and some only average. Visitors should also keep an eye out for the lunch specials (normally served between 12 and 3pm) provided by such restaurants as they tend to be much cheaper. If the Czech dishes don’t tickle your fancy, there is no need to worry, because Prague boasts some top quality international restaurants, some of which have been featured in the pages which follow. Every restaurant featured has been visited by us at least twice to ensure you get reliable information. In association with:


EATING OUT Duplex Restaurant Václavské náměstí 21, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 732 221 111 www.duplex.cz One of our absolute favourites – everything about Duplex oozes class. It is designed as a huge glass cube, built on the roof of a building on Wenceslas square and offering unforgettable views of the magic Prague city from the terrace balcony. The restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine with Middle and Far East influences. It is an ideal place for a delicious lunch or dinner during the day. At night, Duplex changes to one of Prague‘s most exclusive clubs. Member of The World‘s Finest Clubs and Clubs of the World

Noodles Politických vězňů 12, Prague 1 (inside Hotel Yasmin). Tel.: +420 234 100 110. www.noodles.cz Restaurant ‘Noodles’ is operated by Hotel Yasmin and serves fantastic Italian, Chinese, Thai or Mongolian pasta. The menu also includes fish, steaks and light salads, as well as Czech specialties and other international dishes. The stylishly designed non smoking restaurant also offers buffet breakfast from 6.30 a.m.–10.30a.m and light lunch. The venue boasts a beautiful outdoor terrace which is perfect for fine weather dining. They have also issued a book of recipes called NOODLE.

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Restaurant Rybí trh “If you like fish, you won’t be able to resist”, New York Times

Týnský dvůr 5, Prague 1 Tel.: +420 224 895 447. www.rybitrh.cz Restaurant Rybí trh can be found behind the famous Týn Church and is quite simply the best seafood restaurant in the city. At Rybí trh, the unique atmosphere of Prague meets exceptional seafood dishes which are prepared by expert chefs including Michelin star winner David Németh. Visitors can enjoy the unique opportunity to try fresh-water and sea fish, lobsters and oysters. Everything is prepared according to recipes from all around the world, and absolute freshness is guaranteed. You can choose fish either from the ice drift or straight out of the sea aquarium. Their wine cellar ensures you will always find the suitable wine to your dish. A simply outstanding dining experience!

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Ресторан "Rybí trh" элементарно самый лучший рыбный ресторан в Праге, стандарт блюд здесь соответствует красивому местонахождению в районе Унгелт (Ungelt) это район с богатой историей и традициями, который Вы можете найти за знаменитым Тынским храмом. В "Rybí trh" неповторимая атмосфера Праги перекликается с исключительными блюдами из морепродуктов. Посетители могут насладиться уникальной возможностью попробовать свежие морские рыбы, омары и устрицы. Все готовится по рецептам собранным со всего мира и абсолютная свежесть гарантирована. Вы можете выбрать из рыбы и устриц разложенных на льду или омара прямо из морского аквариума. Уникальная коллекция вин гарантирует, что вы всегда найдете соответствующее вино к вашему блюду. Невероятное приключение в мире вкуса! Das Restaurant Rybí trh (Fischmarkt) befindet sich hinter der berühmten Teynkirche und ist einfach das beste Fischrestaurant in der Stadt. Im Rybí trh trifft die einzigartige Atmosphäre Prags auf außergewöhnliche Fischgerichte. Besucher können die einmalige Gelegenheit wahrnehmen, Süßwasser- und Meeresfische, Hummer und Austern auszuprobieren. Alles wird nach Rezepten aus der ganzen Welt vorbereitet, absolute Frische ist garantiert. Sie können Fisch entweder von der Eistheke oder direkt aus dem Meeresaquarium auswählen. Der Weinkeller sorgt dafür, dass Sie immer den passenden Wein zu Ihrem Gericht finden. Hier wird Ihnen ein hervorragendes Diner-Erlebnis geboten! In association with:


EATING OUT SaSaZu Bubenské nábřeží 13 Holešovice, Prague 7. Tel.: +420 284 097 455 www.sasazu.com

From scallops to lamb, tapas to chowder, this restaurant offers fresh seafood daily. Ribs, steak and lamb are also featured, so there is something for everyone. This eclectic restaurant even bakes its own bread and makes its own chutneys, pickles and jams. Tucked away in Maltézské náměstí, it offers a great escape from the chaos of the Old Town while still being close to the Castle and Charles bridge. Being a small restaurant, Little Whale offers a very personal service and warm atmosphere. Opening daily from - 12:00 - 22:00.

La Finestra SaSaZu, the creation of Chef Shahaf Shabtay is the alchemy of tastes, colours, sounds, passion and design brought together to create an enchanting experience. The chef ’s inspiration comes from his years of cooking and travelling in Asia, his recollections of the streets of Southeast Asia, local life, food, culture and customs. SaSaZu, the award winning restaurant is based on various techniques and elements of Asian cooking - Sambal, Otak Otak, Flame, Roti, and Tai Tai Grill, all based on the freshest ingredients.

Platnéřská 13 Prague 1 Tel.: +420 222 325 325, www.lafinestra.cz La Finestra in Cucina was opened in 2009 as the second restaurant of Italian chef Riccardo Lucque. The restaurant features an open kitchen where you can observe Chef Tomáš Černý performing his artistry as he prepares your chosen meal. La Finestra specializes in meat dishes. Beside the culinary experience, La Finestra wants to build the largest wine cellar of quality Italian wines in the Czech Republic. The adapted wine cellar was installed for this purpose.

Little Whale U Male velryby Maltézské náměstí 15, Prague 1. Tel.: 257 214 703. www.umalevelryby.cz

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Award-Winning Indian Cuisine

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удовлетворят вкус традиционной индийской кухни. Меню варьируется от супа из чечевицы, свежего салата, сочных шашлыков и свежеиспеченного наан хлеба до парантас с тандори (глиняная печь) и аппетитных индийских карри. Вы можете посидеть на открытой террассе.

Týn 6, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 222 310 156. www.indianjewel.cz Voted as one of best Indian restaurants in Prague, The Indian Jewel, can be found in the heart of Old Town and the restaurant creates an amalgamation of some of the finest gems of Indian cuisine. Their creations will excite the adventurous and satisfy the traditional palate and believe us when we tell you that this restaurant has delighted our taste buds on several occasions in the past and will do so again in the near future. The menu ranges from light lentil soups, through breezy salads, succulent kebabs and freshly baked naans, to paranthas from their tandoor (clay oven) and some mouth-watering Indian curries. Outdoor dining is also available during spring time.

Bewertet als eines des besten indischen Restaurants in Prag. Das Indian Jewel befindet sich im Herzen der Altstadt und bringt einige der feinsten Leckerbissen der indischen Küche zusammen. Die Gerichte werden den Abenteurer begeistern und den traditionellen Gaumen überzeugen und glauben Sie uns, dieses Restaurant hat bei vielen Gelegenheit in der Vergangenheit unsere Geschmacksknospen entzückt, und wird es in naher Zukunft wieder tun. Die Speisekarte reicht von leichten Linsensuppen, über luftige Salate, saftige Kebabs und frisch gebackene Naan-Brote, bis zu Paratha vom hauseigenen Tandur (Lehmofen) sowie einige köstliche indische Currygerichte. Essen im Freien ist auch im sommer möglich.

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The Taste Of Georgia

Tbilisi Georgian Restaurant Tomašská 14/21, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 257 313 130. www.restauracetbilisi.cz “Outstanding flavors, wonderful ambiance, unique experience”…..“Excellent Georgian restaurant with live piano music! Worth visiting!!!”…These are just some of the things that have been said about Tbilisi Restaurant. Discover the unique taste of traditional Georgian cuisine at this wonderful venue in the heart of Prague. The chefs use only the freshest ingredients to create a menu of tasty, hearty and comforting Georgian food which is certain to have you coming back for more. The service at Tbilisi is also top class as the friendly staff go out of their way to ensure your visit is a memorable one. Guests can also choose some excellent bottles from their very impressive wine list. Summing up, Tbilisi is an excellent recent addition to Prague’s restaurant scene.

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Откройте для себя уникальный вкус традиционной грузинской кухни в замечательном ресторане "Тбилиси". Повара используют только самые свежие продукты, чтобы создать меню разнообразной, вкусной и изысканной грузинской кухни. Обслуживание высшего класса, а также есть отличная винная карта. Entdecken Sie den einzigartigen Geschmack der traditionellen georgischen Küche im wunderbaren Restaurant Tbilisi. Die Köche verwenden nur die frischesten Zutaten um ein Menü schmackhaften und herzhaften georgischen Essens zu kreieren. Der Service ist erstklassig und die Weinkarte ausgezeichnet.

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Unique In Every Way!

Na Příkopě 22, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 221 451 771. www.sushimillhouse.com Unique to Prague, Millhouse Sushi is a modern Japanese Sushi bar, complete with conveyor belt. Be amazed, as mouth-watering varieties of Sushi, salads and drinks pass before your eyes allowing you to choose freely from whatever tempts you. The restaurant also offers a selection of hot dishes such as tempura, noodles and grill, all of which are delicious. Prices are extremely competitive considering the quality on offer, while the restaurant itself boasts a modern and chic interior. It can be found in the Slovanský dům Centre on the famous Na Příkopě Street.

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warmen Gerichten, wie Tempura, Nudeln und gegrilltes, welche alle koestlich sind. Единственное в своем роде заведение в Праге, «Миллхаус Суши» – современный японский суши-бар, оснащенный суши-конвейером. Вы придете в восторг, когда аппетитные, всевозможные суши, салаты и напитки будут представать перед вашими глазами, давая вам возможность свободно выбрать то, что вам понравилось. Ресторан также предлагает варианты из деликатесных горячих блюд, таких как темпура, лапша и гриль.

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Nádražní 110, Prague 5. Tel.:+420 257 286 261 Na Příkopě 2, Prague 1. Tel.:+420 221 967 228 Karlova 20, Prague 1. Tel.:+420 222 221 419 www.tgifridays.cz

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e all know the name, we all love what they offer. Thank God it is available every day in Prague! T.G.I. Friday's mission has always been to combine casual dining with a fun atmosphere. They are committed to restaurants featuring delicious food, original drinks, and unique flair. With T.G.I. it's always Friday! Visits to foreign countries can always hold certain fears and anxieties and sometimes it's just comforting to know exactly what you are getting. Sometimes a familiar sight can be a relief. Sometimes, it’s just good to know that there is a T.G.I. Friday’s closeby. Having visited several T.G.I. Friday´s throughout Europe, we can safely say that all have left different impressions on us - and we can safely say that the impression made by the three Prague outlets was positive and memorable. 30

In Prague they offer something different, whether it be through their wonderful theme nights and parties, or through the quality of the food and service, or through the various special offers they present. Trust us, you won't be disappointed. And please keep an eye out for the previously mentioned theme nights. In the past we have attended events such as Ladies Night and Mojito Madness, both of which were funfilled and exciting. The credo of T.G.I. Friday's is to treat every customer as they would an honoured guest in their home, and it's no different in the Czech capital as the hand-picked staff go out of their way to ensure your visit is a memorable one. They offer all the renowned favourites such as dishes from the Jack Daniels grill, legendary burgers and scrumptious appetizers. The cocktails in the Prague branches are also superb!

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Miscellaneous Restaurants

Restaurant Peklo Strahovské nádvoří 1, Prague 1 - Hradčany Tel.: +420 220 516 652. www.peklo.com

A unique restaurant in the remarkable setting of a 12th century grotto, Peklo (translated as Inferno) will win you over with delicious meals, fine service and an environment which is unique to the city. The delicious cuisine and professional service are complimented at weekends with the performance of a live jazz band. The restaurant also offers an excellent collection of French, Italian, South American and Moravian wines. The restaurant is ideal for occasions such as: a romantic dinner for two, company parties, dinner parties, weddings and banquets.

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El Emir Václavské Náměstí 1 (Palác Koruna) Prague 1, Tel.: +420 224 281 099 or +420 731 610 082 Náměstí Republiky 1, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 224 281 099 or +420 225 771 886. www.elemir.cz

There are two El Emir restaurants in the city, one at Palladium Shopping Mall and another on Wenceslas Square. Both locations can pride themselves in offering the original Lebanese dishes from the authentic ingredients and halal meat, as prepared by the most experienced Lebanese chefs. The menu includes more than 80 items of Mezza, a variety of fresh fish and other delicious specialities. The décor and ambience of both venues are also top class, as is the service.


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Las Adelitas Malé náměstí 13, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 222 233 247 einzigartigen Rezepturen die Basis der Speisekarte darstellen. Es liegt im Zentrum der Stadt (Male Namesti 13) Das Las Adelitas ist auch ein Zentrum des kulturellen Austausches für viele Einheimische und Menschen von aller Herren Länder. Es ist der perfekte Ort, um Tequila und auf Mezcal basierende Cocktails zu genießen. Es wird auch eine große Auswahl an hochwertigen Tequilas angeboten.

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as Adelitas Restaurante and Tequila Bar is owned and managed by a group of Mexicans and can be found inside the passage of an UNESCO heritage building - Zlata koruna. It’s style is reminiscent of many contemporary restaurants in Mexico City, where a combination of traditional and unique recipes are the base of the menu. Located in the centre of the city (Male Namesti 13) Las Adelitas is also a centre of cultural exchange for many locals and expatriates from all around the world. Its the perfect place to enjoy Tequila and mezcal based cocktails. There is also a wide selection of quality tequilas.

Ресторан и Текила Бар Лас Аделитас принадлежит и находится под руководством группы мексиканцев. По своему стилю ресторан напоминает многие современные рестораны в Мехико, где сочетание традиционных и уникальных рецептов лежат в основе меню. Расположенный в центре города (Малая Площадь 13) Лас Аделитас также является центром культурного обмена многих местных жителей и иностранцев со всего мира. Это идеальное место, чтобы насладиться коктейлями на основе текилы и мескаля. В наличии также имеется широкий выбор качественной текилы

Las Adelitas Restaurante und Tequila Bar ist im Besitz einer mexikanischen Gruppe und kann in der Passage eines UNESCO-Erbe Gebäude gefunden werden - nämlich im Zlata Koruna. Es erinnert im Stil an viele zeitgenössische Restaurants in Mexiko-City, wo eine Kombination aus traditionellen und 36

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Shop Until You Drop!

Palladium Shopping mall

nám. Republiky 1, Prague 1. www.palladiumpraha.cz PALLADIUM is the largest one-stop shopping destination in the centre of Prague with 180 shops, 20 restaurants, bars and cafés. It offers a wide selection of popular fashion brands (adidas, C&A, Calvin Klein, Esprit, Guess, H&M, Lacoste, Levi’s, Marks & Spencer, Tom Tailor, etc.), a supermarket and many specialty food shops, a bookstore, drugstores and various services including banks, ATM machines and a currency exchange. In PALLADIUM you can find a variety of cuisines from all over the world: over 10 themed restaurants (Asian, Czech, French, Indian or Italian), fast food restaurants (Burger King, KFC, McDonald´s, etc.) and cafés and bars to fulfil your culinary cravings. PALLADIUM is not only a shopping mall, but also a building with a unique architecture that combines the historical with the modern. Impressive architecture and a pleasurable ambiance make shopping here a real experience! 38

PALLADIUM is open 7 days a week from 9 am. PALLADIUM ist das groessteShopping Center - im Stadtztentrum Prags, mit 180 Geschaeften und mehr als 20 Restaurants, Bars und Cafes. PALLADIUM ist aussserdem ein Gebaeude mit einer einzigartigen Architektur, die erhaltene historische Elemente mit modernem Design und neuester Technik kombiniert. Sie finden das PALLADIUM direkt in der Innenstadt am beruehmten. Platz der Repulik. Die Geschaefte sind 7 Tage in der Woche ab 9:00 Uhr geoeffnet. «ПАЛЛАДИУМ» – пункт назначения для любителей шопинга и развлечений в одном месте и в центре города. К вашим услугам 180 магазинов, 20 ресторанов, баров и кафе. Само здание Торгового центра «ПАЛЛАДИУМ» уникально своей архитектурой, в которой сочетаются исторические и современные черты. Вы легко найдете его в деловой части города на знаменитой Площади Республики. Это пражский ответ московскому ГУМу. In association with:


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Health & Wellness

ith so much to see and do, and so many routes to walk, Prague is a city that can be draining both physically and mentally, so its fitting that the Czech capital has an excellent health and wellness scene. You will no doubt notice the huge number of Massage parlours in the city centre. Quantity does not always equal quality and we are happy to reccomend the Tantra Space Studio for those who are in need of losing their aches and pains or hold a need to feel relaxed. The city also offers various health spas where guests can comfort themselves with jacuzzi-whirlpools, steam rooms, saunas and various other devices. The city and indeed the country is also famed for its professional but extremely cheap dental services, and countless English-speaking 40

dentists can be found online. The ladies may also be interested in manicures and pedicures and once again, the standard in Prague is at a high level, and the prices are most likely cheaper than what you would find at home. The same can be said for hair-dressers. If total relaxation is what you are after, then a trip outside Prague may be what you need, because the country is renowned for its natural spring wells and healing waters. The most famous of these places outside the capital is Karlova Vary which lies in West Bohemia at the confluence of the Teplå River and the Ohře River. It boasts centuries-proven thermal baths and drinking cures as well as modern methods of cryotherapy, floating, laser therapy, etc.

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Tantra Space Na Doubkové 4 Prague 5 Tel.: +420 724 139 313 Email: tantraspace@email.cz. www.tantraspace.cz. For those who wish to take some to relax and recharge during their trip to Prague, there is only one place to go, and that’s the excellent Tantra Space Studio which can be found on Na Doubkové Street in the Smíchov area of the city. The studio was created to provide tantric and classic massages for women, men and couples. It’s a special place for calming your thoughts and allowing your body and

WELLNESS soul to relax in a way that will recharge you with new power. All massages are conducted by masseurs and masseuses who live by the Tantra code and who have actively practiced the art of Tantric Massage, ensuring the utmost professionalism. The speciality of the studio is an active tantric massage combining traditional and classic or specially developed tantric meditations into the process of a tantric massage. This feature gives your massage a completely new sparkle and purpose.

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s there another country in the world which is more fond of beer ? If there is, we have yet to visit it! Beer to the Czechs is like milk to a baby – They simply love it, and the country boasts the highest beer consumption per capita in the world This love affair has its advantages for tourists to Prague, because visitors can choose from a huge number of different beers, most of which are delicious, and most of which are extremely friendly on the wallet. Some of the most popular beers include: Pilsner Urquell, Krusovice, Bernard, Staropramen, Budweiser Budvar and Velvet. Beer in the Czech Republic (Czech: pivo) has a long and important history. The first brewery is known to have existed in 1118. The city of Brno had the right to brew beer from the 12th century, and the two cities most associated with Czech beer, Plzeň and České Budějovice had breweries in the 13th century. Much of the brewing history in Prague is connected to the various monasteries in the city, with brewing first recorded at the 42

Benedictine Břevnov Monastery in 993AD. Today the Prague brewing scene is dominated by Staropramen, although there are several smaller breweries, the oldest being U Fleků, which was founded in 1499. Since the 1990s various brewpubs have been established in the city. However, beer is not the only drink which is renowned in The Czech Republic. Becherovka is their most popular liquor. It has been around since the 19th century and is made of forty types of herbs since 19th century. It can be drunk on its own, but is also often used for cocktails, Slivovice is a plum brandy (also comes in other flavours), and is quite strong, so be careful how much you drink. The country also produces some excellent wines from the south Moravia region. Since the tourism boom in Prague, there is no shortage of places to try out these beverages, and in the pages which follow, we look at some of our favourite cafes and bars. Trust us, there is something for everyone. In association with:


Cafes & Bars The award-winning Bugsy’s Cocktail Bar boasts an impressive and justified reputation. Expect quality service and an intimate ambience in a tastefully decorated venue. All the cocktails are made using only the freshest ingredients and are created by professional bar tenders. In addition to premium cocktails they also offer 120 Single Malt Whiskys, 90 different varieties of rum, a range of ultra premium vodkas, and a Champagne menu which offers over 100 titles.

Cloud 9 Buddha Bar Jakubská 8, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 221 776 400. www.buddhabarprague.cz. Buddha Bar, the world-famous restaurantbar-lounge greatly enhances Prague’s going-out scene. The venue is situated in the heart of Old Town and boasts two massive floors, but despite its vast size, there are still plenty of intimate places to lounge, dine and be seen. Buddha Bar concept is a mixture of the present invention, the pan-Asian cuisine, rich interiors, elegant staff and exotic world music. Live DJs play world-known Buddha Bar compilations from 21.00 every night.

Pobřežní 1, Prague 8. Tel.: +420 224 842 999. www.cloud9.cz

Bugsy’s Bar Pařížská 10, Prague 1 Tel.: +420 602 357 684. www.bugsysbar.cz

Designed by Philip Rodgers, the Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge at the Hilton Hotel concentrate on every single detail to ensure an outstanding bar experience for every customer. The interior, furniture and lighting were all specially designed to please the eye and ensure a chic ambience. The music sounds also add to the experience as you are invited to sit back forget your every day concerns….and of course there are the large windows which offer stunning aerial views of Prague.

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Cafes & Bars Štěpánská 32, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 222 231 060. www.rockyoreillys.cz The management describe this place as ‘Prague’s Biggest & best Irish Pub and they are not far wrong. Situated just off the famous Wenceslas Square at Štěpánská 32, Rocky O’Reilly’s is a spacious venue, which prides itself on quality beverages, good food, an excellent atmosphere and most importantly, friendly service. The bar is actually ran by an Irish guy and the multinational staff all speak excellent English and are extremely friendly and hospitable. Now that we think about it, it is unfair to describe the food as ‘good’, because it is much better than that. Choose from set dishes such as spare ribs, traditional fish & chips, chilli con carne and sirloin steak and also keep an eye out for the numerous daily specials which are always excellent. Unusually for bars in Prague, Rocky O’Reilly’s has a completely separate bar for non-smokers, and this area is also equipped with its own plasma screens etc. The 44

Rocky O’Reilly’s drinks menu is extensive with favourites such as draft Guinness and draft Magners available. Visitors can also avail of daily Happy Hours. Satellite television can be viewed via an excellent big screen or the numerous plasma screens and their hi-tech satellite system ensures that they screen all the big games from around Europe and the world. The atmosphere during matches is always electric. The venue is also perfect for groups. Party menus and platters are available upon request.

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The Dubliner Irish Pub Tyn 1 – Ungelt, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 224 895 404. www.aulddubliner.cz Question.: What is one of the most irritating aspects of Prague bars? Answer.: The service.....just ask any of the city’s expats! Too many times, the simple words like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ are swapped for a rude grunt or a look of disapproval and after a while, it becomes extremely annoying. Thankfully, some bars understand the importance of customer service and The Dubliner Irish Pub puts it top of their list. Situated in Tyn Courtyard, just 100m from Old Town Square their welcoming approach combined with a non-stop search for perfection has ensured their status is secure among the elite of Prague’s cafes and bars. Once you sample their delights, you will almost certainly return for more. The homemade food is simply delicious and there is something to tickle everyone’s fancy on the extensive menu. Visitors can choose from international dishes like gourmet hamburgers, chicken wings and nachos or they can also go for traditional favourites such as fish & chips, bangers and mash or Irish stew. Some new and exciting dishes which include a range of pastas and salads have been recently added. Full Irish breakfast is also served daily. The spacious venue also hosts live music from Thursday to Sunday, when a selection of excellent international artists and bands take to the stage. The Dubliner is also a

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landmark pub to watch the best live sporting action. There are two big screens, multiple plasma screens and they have all the necessary satellite equipment to ensure your game is screened. Other perks include a pool table, table football and Happy Hours. The venue also caters for groups and parties. All in all, The Dubliner is a superb place to go, day or night. An added bonus is that their beautiful outdoor terrace which is offers excellent views onto Ungelt and is perfect for fine weather dining.

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Miscellaneous Cafes & Bars Caffrey’s Irish Bar Old Town Square 10. Tel. +420 224 828 031. www.caffreys.cz The management of Caffrey's believe the first basic ingredient to a great Irish bar is great service from friendly, helpful staff and this venue definitely has that ingredient. The bar offers a great selection of drinks (local and imported), and their food menu has been reviewed as rivalling the best restaurants in the city, and their Irish breakfast is among the best you will find anywhere. We also recommend their Beer & Burgers special which is excellent value for money. Caffrey’s is also a great spot to watch the live sporting action, and an extra perk is that they have a separate private room which is available to rent for mini-conferences or sales meetings etc. The bar can be found on the famous Old Town Square and also hosts live music from Thursday to Sunday. Caffrey’s also offers one of the city’s best outdoor terraces and it is always popular during the summer season. For more information check out their facebook page (Caffreys Irish Bar Prague).

James Joyce Irish Pub U Obecniho dvora 4, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 224 818 851 www.jamesjoyceprague.cz The James Joyce is one of Prague's little gems, delicately tucked away in the Old Town area of the city. It’s Prague's oldest Irish pub and is the place where the city’s first pint of Guinness was poured. As such, it's no surprise this cosy pub is the favourite watering hole of many who have taken up residence in this golden city sipping alongside Czech "locals". Guinness aside, they pride themselves on excellent food and are proud to boast one of the best menus in Prague. The door is always open and there's a warm Dublin welcome awaiting. 46

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George and Dragon

Staroměstské Náměstí 11. Tel.: +420 222 326 137 www.georgeanddragonprague.com The George And Dragon was founded in September 2003 and since that time it has grown to be the no. 1 British Bar in Prague. The venue can be found on the famous Old Town Square. They pride themselves on delicious food, a great selection of drinks, superb sports coverage, friendly service and wonderful live music which can be heard seven nights per week. The bar boasts an excellent selection of international beers and spirits, as well as a large selection of cocktails. Some of the drinks on offer include Strongbow Cider, Draft Heineken, Fosters, Stella, Guinness, Grolsch, Magners and Corona. The food menu is also impressive and includes English, Czech and international recipes to suit everyone’s taste. Goodies such as Prague's Biggest Full English Breakfast, a world famous steak and mushroom pie, juicy tender steaks, home-made 100% Ground Beef Burgers and other renowned dishes can be enjoyed. Sports lovers will enjoy watching the big game on their two giant screens and six plasma screens. Other perks include, Live music 7 nights a week with acts from all over Europe. Das GEORGE AND DRAGON wurde im September 2003 gegruendet und hat sich 48

seitdem als Prags britische Bar Nr. Eins etabliert. Die Bar kann am beruehmten Altstaedter Ring Altem Marktplatz gefunden werden. Dort ist man stolz auf das leckere Essen, der grossen Auswahl an Getraenken, der excellenten Sportuebertragungen, dem freundlichem Service und der wundervollen Live-Musik, die sieben Abende in der Woche gehoert werden kann. Es wird eine grosse Auswahl an internationalen Bieren und Spirituosen angeboten und die Speisekarte enthaelteine Reihe von lokalen wie internationalen Klassikern. Джордж энд Дрэгон» был основан в сентябре 2003 года и с тех пор завоевал звание Британского бара номер 1 в Праге. Бар находится на знаменитой Староместской площади. Заведение гордится очень вкусной едой, огромным разнообразием напитков, трансляциями большого количества спортивных мероприятий, всегда готовым помочь персоналом и прекрасной живой музыкой. Бар может похвастаться широчайшим выбором пив и спиртных напитков из самых разных стран, а меню включает в себя классические блюда местной и международной кухни.

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Coyotes Prague

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The City’s Top show/entertainment Bar официантки не только принесут Вам напитки, но и присоединятся к общему веселью исполнением нескольких танцевальных номеров. Бар может похвастаться широким выбором напитков и особенно разнообразием коктейлей, всевозможные варианты которых готовятся более чем из 100 составляющих, привезенных со всего мира. Каждый вечер проходят выступления диджеев.

Malé náměstí 2, Prague 1. Tel.: +420 224 216 000. www.coyotesprague.cz COCKTAILS Coyotes has a selection of more than 100 of the best cocktails and their beer is a traditional Czech lager BUDVAR, and ALWAYS COLD !! All made by beautiful, professional bargirls who know the meaning of having fun by giving dance shows on top of the bar, and Bartender shows behind the bar! DINNER The restaurant has a large variety of delicious dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients. The Kitchen also serves “Breakfast Menus” from 8am, Lunch Specials and a Delicious selection of Dinner Menus. The kitchen is open every day open until 2 am! DANCE After 10pm, the DJ starts and you are invited to dance to hits from the 70´s, 80´s, 90´s and today.

Coyotes hat eine Auswahl von mehr als 100 der besten Cocktails, und das traditionelle tschechische Lagerbier BUDVAR ist IMMER KALT! Alles wird von schönen, professionellen Bardamen vorbereitet, welche die Bedeutung von Spaß verstehen während sie Tanzshows auf dem Tresen und Barshows hinter der Bar aufführen! Das Restaurant verfügt über eine große Auswahl an köstlichen Gerichten die mit frischen Zutaten zubereitet werden. Die Küche serviert auch „Frühstücks-Menüs“ (ab 8 Uhr morgens), Mittagessen-Spezialitäten und eine köstliche Auswahl an Abendessen-Menüs. Die Küche ist täglich bis 2 Uhr Nachts geöffnet! Ab 22 Uhr beginnt der DJ zu spielen, und Sie sind herzlich eingeladen zu Hits der 70er, 80er, 90er und von heute zu tanzen.

Одна из «горячих» точек на карте города, «Койоты Праги» еще никого не разочаровал. В «Койотах» каждая ночь – это вечеринка до упаду, где сногсшибательные 50

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Ice Pub Prague & The 5-Story Club Tel.: +420 739 054 641. www.karlovylazne.cz

ICEPUB PRAGUE Smetanovo nábřeží 198/1, Prague 1 Tel.: +420 739 054 641. www.icepubprague.com ICEPUB PRAGUE offers the ultimate ice experience as visitors are invited to sip some of the finest cocktails in a stunning visual setting. As the name already suggests, almost everything is made out of ice (even your glass) and to embrace the cold, every visitor receives special thermal clothing before entering the Ice Bar. The temperature is kept at -7 degrees all year round. ICEPUB PRAGUE is situated in the largest music club in central Europe – KARLOVY LÁZNĚ, so aftert a visit to the Ice bar, you can also enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of the most visited music club in Czech Republic! ICEPUB PRAGUE opens daily from midday until 5am. Be cool and don’t miss this unforgettable experience!

Karlovy Lazne is the largest facility of its kind in Central Europe, thanks to its five music clubs on five floors. It is also one of the best technically equipped clubs in the world. It is also unique in that the historical interiors of the 15th century building have been preserved. Different clubs housed inside Karlovy Lazne include: THE MUSIC CAFE which is dominated by the video floor, which serves as a dance floor. THE DISCOTHEQUE: This floor is dedicated to dance music and its light and sound effects have also been adapted to this style. KALEIDOSCOPE: This floor is devoted to the ageless oldies. PARADOGS: R’N’B and hip hop can be enjoyed on this floor. CHILL OUT: Dedicated to chill-out music and relaxation. ALL INCLUSIVE AREA: a separate area, where you can treat yourself to genuine high standards.

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Summer Events in Prague

Exhibitions Hugo Demartini Until July 28 At Veletržní palác The exhibition of Hugo Demartini encompasses works created between 1956 and the early 1990s. It emphasizes Demartiniʼs singular contribution to Czech sculpture during the 20th century,

Ivan Lendl : Alfons Mucha Until July 31 At Municipal House The art event of the year! The complete collection of posters by the renowned Art Nouveau artist from the Lendl collection will be exhibited for the first time at Prague's Municipal House.

Alfons Mucha: The Slav Epic Rabiq Shaw Until September 15 At Galerie Rudolfinum

This will be the first time that the works of Raqib Shaw will be shown in the Czech Republic. The pinnacles of his work thus far, have been chosen for the Prague exhibition. 54

Until September 30 At Veletržní palác

The cycle of 20 paintings inspired by Slav mythology and the history of Bohemians and Moravians was exhibited for the first time in Veletrzni palac in 1928. It returns there this summer. In association with:


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On Stage The best of "Swan Lake" June- August Theatre Hybernia One of the best-known masterpieces of classical ballet. It will delight Prague audiences with its originality, choreography and, above all, with the music by Tchaikovsky.

Rusalka August 3 At The State Opera Since its premiere in 2005, the production of Rusalka, directed by the popular film maker Zdeněk Troťka has been one of the most successful titles performed at the State Opera. English subtitles available.

Wonderful Circus August 28 At Laterna Magika Theatre Wonderful Circus had its premiere way back in 1977, and since then has been the mostperformed title of Laterna Magika. Produced by a great creative team that synthesizes various components of theatre.

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Whats On Kesha July 18 At Sasazu

Depeche Mode have had 48 songs in the UK Singles Chart and 12 top-10 albums in the UK charts, two of which debuted at No. 1. Their Prague show promises to be memorable.

Miscellaneous Letní Letná August 18 - September 1 At Letenské sady

Los Angeles-born singer and rapper Kesha will visit Prague for the first time during her upcoming European tour when she takes to the stage at the wonderful club SaSaZu.

Depeche Mode July 23 At Synot Tip Arena

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For the tenth time in a row, from August 18th to September 1st 2013, the International Festival Letní Letná will liven up the area of Letenské sady with the atmosphere of contemporary circus and theatre.

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Unforgettable Experiences !

hot Peppers

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Wenceslas Square 21,Prague 1 Tel.: +420 724 134 011 or +420 608 730 646, www.hotpeppers.cz Hot Peppers Club is an exclusive cabaret in the centre of Prague (heart of Wenceslas Square), which in its luxurious interior offers extraordinary entertainment and unforgettable experiences for men, women and couples. The club's reputation is based on combining a professional presentation of cabaret dancers and drinking the best champagne in the VIP Champagne Lounges. Brands such as Dom Pérignon, Cristal and Krug are served. The original pole-dance/striptease performances will definitely captivate you. The programme includes exotic dancers, a comedy performances and a lesbian shows, to name but a few. Two of the undisputable advantages for guests is that Hot Peppers do not have a fixed closing time, and can adapt to their guests´ wishes. The second advantage is that admission is absolutely free. Don’t be persuaded or drawn to other adult-themed clubs in Prague, because Hot Peppers is definitely Number One. 58

Der HOT PEPPERS Klub ist ein exklusiver Nachtklub im Zentrum Prags, im Herzen vom Wenzelsplatz, welcher mit seinem luxurioesem Interior eine extraordinaere Unterhaltung und unvergessliche Erfahrung fuer Mann, Frau und Paare bietet. Der Ruf des Klubs beruht auf die Kombination von sich professionel presentierenden Cabaret Taenzern mit dem Trinken des besten Champagners in den VIP-Logen. Die originelle Poledance-Striptease Darbietung wird Sie definitiv fesseln. Der Eintritt ist frei. Хот Пеперс – эксклюзивный ночной клуб в самом центре Праги, на Вацлавской площади, который в своих роскошных интерьерах предлагает исключительные развлечения и незабываемые впечатления для мужчин, женщин и пар. Репутация клуба основана на сочетании профессиональных выступлений танцовщиц и лучшего шампанского, которое вы можете потягивать в специально предназначенных лаундж-зонах. Вас несомненно пленят оригинальный стриптиз и танец на шесте. Вход бесплатный. In association with:


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Nightclub Neon

various private rooms or just have a drink in the attractive bar and watch the excellent pole dancing shows.

Balbínova 21. Tel.: +420 222 250 105 One of the city’s best nightclubs, Neon prides itself on the motto: Entrance fee is only required in places where they know you have reasons to run away. So, as you have probably guessed, entrance at Neon is free, and that’s quite remarkable when you consider the pleasure on offer inside. The prices are also exceptional, when you consider the quality of the ladies, and the quality of the club itself – In fact, your drinks will set you back almost the same as they would in a regular Czech bar. The atmosphere is extremely relaxing and guests will always feel safe and comfortable at Club Neon. You can have fun with the ladies in

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Einer der besten Nachtclubs der Stadt rühmt sich Neon selbst nach dem Motto: “Eintritt wird nur verlangt, wenn man Grund hat wegzulaufen“. Die Preise in diesem Club sind außergewöhnlich, besonders wenn man die Qualität betrachtet. Die Atmosphäre ist sehr entspannend und die Gäste haben immer ein sicheres und komfortables Gefühl. Sie können Spaß mit den Damen in verschiedenen privaten Zimmern haben oder einfach nur einen Drink an der ansprechenden Bar nehmen während Sie die ausgezeichneten Pole Dance Shows genießen. Wie bereits erwähnt, ist der Eintritt frei, und die Preise für Getränke sind vergleichbar mit einer normalen tschechischen Bar. Один из лучших ночных клубов города успешно работает под лозунгом : плату за вход берут только те заведения, где знают, что у вас есть причины быстро уйти. Здесь же цены исключительные, если принять во внимание качество девушек и качество самого клуба. Царящая атмосфера очень расслабляет, и гости клуба «Неон» всегда чувствуют себя комфортно и безопасно. Вы можете повеселиться с девушками в разных приватных комнатах или просто выпить за красивым баром, наслаждаясь первоклассным шоу танца на шесте. Как уже было упомянуто выше, вход бесплатный, и цены на напитки абсолютно такие же, как и в обычном чешском пабе.

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