In any major city, the fun doesn’t end just because the day does. For visitors young and old, Prague plays host to a number of fabulous evening attractions and activities. From clubs and bars to peaceful river cruises, we have compiled a list of ten ways to wind down your day in Prague.

1. Prague Old Town and Medieval Underground

Join a guide and see the secrets of Prague’s underground tunnels. The medieval paths were built in the 12th and 13th centuries, carrying with them tales of dark history. From murders, tortures, executions, and epic disasters, this tour with give you some tingles. Your guide will share all the stories that have contributed to the evolution of Prague on a 70-minute tour you’ll never forget!

  • Starting Times: from 1pm, night sessions from 5pm in winter
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Departure Point: Prague Tours Ticket Office inside the Art Passage; Male Namesti 11, Praha 1, Oldtown

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2. Zizkov Television Tower

When observing Prague’s city skyline, one can’t help but notice the industrial TV tower looming over the red-roofed neighborhoods. Built in 1985-1992 – in spite of its controversy – the tower brags three national accolades: The tallest building, the highest observatory, and the second ugliest building. At 93 meters, the observatory provides the best views of the city. Directly below the observatory is the Oblaca Bar and Restaurant. You can enjoy fine Czech dining or a cocktail while watching the sunset behind Prague’s historical monuments.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 8am–12pm
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Address: Mahlerovy sady 1, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov, Czechia

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3. Municipal House

The Municipal House was built in 1912 and serves as a stunning example of Prague Art Nouveau. Its beautiful interior plays host to numerous events, exhibitions, performances, and lounges. Enjoy a thrilling orchestra in Smetana Hall. Make it a night to remember and dine in one of the Municipal House’s two restaurants. The French Restaurant is considered to be one of the most beautiful Art-Nouveau restaurants in the world. Or, the underground Pilsen Restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Czech cuisine to the melody of live accordion music. Grab a cocktail at the American Bar – the oldest bar in Prague and the second-oldest bar in Europe.

  • Start times: Performances vary but generally start from 6pm or 8pm
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Address: Náměstí Republiky 5, 111 21 Staré Město, Czechia

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4. Pubs, Bars & Clubs

It is no secret that Prague holds some of the best clubs and bars in Europe. Simply walking through Old Town Square at night means running into a barrage of club promoters, willing you to come to their location. It is impossible to provide a comprehensive outline of all Prague has to offer in terms of its nightlife, however here are some of Prague’s most bustling and well-regarded locations.

  • Hemingway Bar – The Czech Republic is known for their absinthe, but finding a true taste in the tourist districts of Prague can be difficult. The Hemingway Bar provides some of the best absinthe in the Czech Republic served in the traditional way.
  • Karlovy Lazne – Karlovy Lazne is the largest club in Central Europe. Boasting five stories, each with its own theme, Karlovy Lazne has a little something for everyone. The entrance fee is 200 CKZ.
  • Chapeau Rouge – Chapeau Rouge supports four bars and three floors, each with its own live show or DJ. Because the floors descend underground, the club is not held to noise decrees, and music can, therefore, be played well into the morning. Each bar is subject to its own entrance fee.
  • Roxy – One of Prague’s oldest and more popular bars, Roxy provides space for dancing, a chill room to sit and talk, and many events and parties throughout the year. There is always something happening at Roxy, any night of the week.
  • Prague Beer Museum – Drink your way through the Czech Republic at the Prague Beer Museum, located in Old Town. The Prague Beer Museum offers 30 beers on tap from microbreweries all over the country. Sample flights come in groups of five or ten brews, and the knowledgeable staff is happy to assist with flight assembly. Dinner is also available.

An excellent way to experience Prague nightlife without spending a lot of time wondering where to go is to join a pub crawl. Most crawls include some drinks, a knowledgeable tour guide, and entrance into the bars. Of course, you’ll meet other travelers also looking to have a good time.

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5. Prague Castle at night

See one of the largest fortresses on earth shining brightly at night, Prague Castle. Various tours to the castle grounds are available. Some include a guide who can offer insights into the history and stories behind Prague Castle. This is a great option for romantic couples. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to take some great night photos of Prague from high ground.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 6am-10pm
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Address: Hradčany, 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia

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6. Dinner River Cruise on Vltava

See Prague at night from a different perspective on the Vltava River while enjoying gourmet food on a cruise. There are various tour options from 2-3 hours, with some including live entertainment on board. This is a great option for those looking for a romantic evening with their loved ones. Sights you would expect to see on all dinner cruises include Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Vyšehrad, and the Rudolfinum.

  • Duration: 2-3 hours

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7. Petrin Tower

Fondly referred to as “Prague’s Eiffel Tower,” the 60m tall Petrin Tower sits on a hill to provide panoramic views of Prague. It is surrounded by a beautiful park with multiple attractions. After you take in the nighttime views, pick your way through the mirror maze. Or, you can wander the gardens and grab a bite and a beer at the Brevnov Monastery, the oldest active monastery in the Czech Republic. As an active monastery, full access to the monastery is limited to the weekends. You can also visit the Štefánik Observatory and learn about astronomy as well as the observatory’s own observations and discoveries. Finally, learn some history at the famous Hunger Wall. Built in 1361 during a time of famine, it kept out the poor as a protective measure for Prague’s citizens.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10am-8pm
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Address: Petřínské sady 633, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia

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8. Prague Zoo

On Friday and Saturday nights at 5:30pm and 6pm, the Prague Zoo opens its doors for special night tours. The 5:30 tours are more catered towards kids. But adults will enjoy this as well. Night tours allow a rare view into the nocturnal lives of the animals when many become more active. The tours have a limited capacity in order to provide a more intimate experience for patrons. Because of this, evening tours must be booked in advance.

  • Opening Hours: from 5:30pm
  • Duration: 3-8 hours
  • Address: U Trojského zámku 120/3, 171 00 Praha 7, Czechia

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9. Scary Ghost Tours

Prague has had a long history of ghosts, legends, and mysteries. Join a local guide to hear all the spooky stories in Old Town, underground dungeons, or back alleys. During the night, you’ll see some of Prague’s most popular landmarks as well. Most ghost tours are a comfortable walking pace, with 1-2 hours of spooky stories revealing Prague’s frightening past.

  • Duration: 1-2 hours

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10. Czech National Theatre

Prague is home to a rich history of performing arts. The musical culture is apparent as you walk down the street. You may pass a violin duo entertaining an enthralled throng on a street corner or young artists performing their original pieces for tourists in Old Town Square. This is one of Prague’s many beautiful venues for classical performances. The Czech National Theatre is the Czech Republic’s representative stage.  It provides some of the best performances in drama, ballet, opera, and Laterna magika, Prague’s nonverbal theatre. With four historic venues – the National Theatre, The State Opera, The Estates Theatre, and The New Stage – each performance presents a unique ambiance.

  • Start times: Generally from 7pm
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Address: Národní 2, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia

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Bonus: Mozart Concert and Dinner

For the ultimate experience in Prague at night, enjoy a 3-course dinner while listening to the best classical music from Mozart. You’ll be dining at the historic Boccaccio Ballroom, perfect for romantic occasions. A welcome drink will be included as you listen to 2.5 hours of Mozart classics. Several options are available on the menu as well as vegetarian. Tickets do sell out fast, so get in quick!

  • Start times: 7pm
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Address: Kralodvorska 652/4 Boccaccio Hall, Grand Hotel Bohemia, Prague

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Whether you want a cultured night at the opera or a wild night out in town, Prague will deliver. The city is filled with travelers and locals alike looking to have a good time. So, get out, meet new people, and explore the city at night to see all that it has to offer.

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