Beer is cheaper than water: Prague’s clubs

Prague is a quiet city that knows how to party. Unlike New York City, which is always loud, always bustling, always partying, Prague’s party scene is slightly more subtle.

On some nights, it is best to just stop by a bar, have a few dollar beers ­— $8 for a Heineken? Not in Prague — and relax with locals.

That is not to say there are not plenty of options if you need to dance. Remember that as much fun as it is to go out with a big group of NYU students, the best nights usually include meeting locals.

Retro: This two story club has two bars, dancers and a nice selection of music. Almost all of NYU Prague goes on Wednesdays, when there is no cover charge. This is important to remember when choosing your class schedule: late classes (or no classes) on Thursdays can only help your future, sleep-deprived self out.

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Chapeau Rouge: To meet locals, come here to Chapeau Rouge. When you walk in, head down seemingly endless flights of stairs to the small basement packed with an assortment of characters: older people just there to chill, young people just there to dance and everyone in between. There are cheap drinks and good music — everything you could want in a club.

Fatal Music Club: Some nights are best spent engaging in two of the best things Prague offers: beer and rock and roll. Fatal Music Club has a small cafe and bar on top, but the basement regularly features local bands. It is a relatively small venue which means you will get up close and personal with locals, sometimes including screaming teenage girls. It is worth the risk.

Double Trouble: There will be nights when you are undecided on what you want to do. You might want to chill and talk to your friends. Maybe you will dance if that is an option, maybe not. For nights of indecisiveness, Double Trouble will meet all your potential needs. Half of has a dance floor with stripper poles to dance on, the other half has a calm seating area to discuss Kafka and communism with your friends.

Karlovy Lazne: This famed five story club deserves at least one trip, just to check it out. It is expensive, filled with high school aged students — the minimum age to get in is 16 — and tourists, but when else will you be able to try out the biggest club in central Europe?

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