Prague's nightlife offers casual pubs and bars, sophisticated lounges, live music venues and famous dance clubs - something for everyone. Be sure to have a few pints of Czech Pilsner for those at home! Prague's most popular nightclubs are situated right in the heart of Old Town, including Karlovy Lazne, which is one of the largest clubs in Europe. Travellers should note that it is customary to share tables with strangers if things get crowded.
For those bent on partying, Prague has several organised pub crawls that start each night around 9pm, meeting at landmarks like the clock tower, the Pub Crawl Bar or Prague Underground Backpackers. The city has become a popular European stag party destination, further fuelling the already riotous club and bar scene. Generally speaking, dance clubs in Prague charge admission fees on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but are usually free between Sunday and Wednesday.
For a more relaxed evening, the National Marionette Theatre is renowned for performances of Mozart operas. Classical music lovers will enjoy hearing music from local icon Anton Dvorak at venues like Smetana Hall, and real fanatics should ensure that they visit Prague during the Prague Spring International Music Festival or its counterpart in autumn, when the city comes alive with world-class classical music performances.
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