Red7 Blogs , October 18, 2016
It’s no wonder Prague is one of the most popular destinations for a stag do with its cheap beer, gorgeous babes and buzzing nightlife. Known for being the world capital of beer, the city comes to life during the summer months as everyone heads out for a Pilsner in the sun.
If exploring the city on foot, the Charles Bridge, which crosses the Vltava River, is an absolute must-see. Commissioned in 1357, its stunning arches lined with baroque statues make it the most famous bridge in Prague. As you make your way across the bridge into the Old Town, you’ll discover street artists and musicians standing beside the old statues. Once on the other side you’ll find David Cerny’s famous Proudy Piss Sculpture just outside the Franz Kafka Museum. The sculpture features two statues standing proudly as they spell out quotes from Czech literature with their – ahem – ‘piss’. But be warned lads, this is not a toilet.
From here, make your way to the famous John Lennon Wall, which is constantly being updated with graffiti inspired by John Lennon and The Beatles. For the best views of the city head to Petrin Hill, one of Prague’s greenest areas. Here you can climb the observation tower, which was built in 1891 as a mini version of the Eiffel Tower. It takes just four minutes to climb to the top of the hill on foot, or jump in the funicular to the top.
One of the most popular ways to explore the city with minimal effort is on a Red7 Segway Tour, ideal for scooting around when you have had enough of long walks! Your Segway tour guide will point out some of the famous landmarks as well as the best local party spots in Prague.
Take a break from sightseeing and grab a beer on the Naplavka Riverbank. Dubbed the new hipster hangout, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a drink whilst listening to live music.
For the best views of Prague from a different perspective, take a Boat Trip along the Vltava River to see all the famous bridges and landmarks from the water. Give your mates more than they bargained for and book a river cruise unlike anything they’ve experienced before! Heat up the ride with a Red7 River Cruise with Stripper, a hot lesbian show or stitch up the stag with a roly poly stripper show!
If you would rather get wet than ride the waves, experience a Pool Party with the ultimate luxe stag twist. The 1 hour rental gets you and the group a private pool and sauna, with a strip show and glass of bubbly. Or take a plunge on the Vltava River, which boasts one of the best spots for White Water Rafting. Push yourself to the limit and get rewarded with a refreshing beer at the end.
When visiting the beer capital, the Prague Beer Museum is a must-see. Found in two locations in the city, the venue has 30 Czech craft beers on tap with new beers added to the menu regularly. Up for a different museum experience? Check out the Torture Museum and the Sex Machines Museum – two intriguing museums not for the faint hearted… If you want to give the stag a scare, The Horror Mill is definitely worth a visit. The Mill is so terrifying that a third of guests give up before the end of the experience!
Or if you’re looking for something more thrilling than scary, get yourself behind a sub-machine gun. That’s right. This isn’t just a day shooting the breeze with your mates. Spend a day shooting on the outskirts of Prague with a female instructor, who will give you a chance to test your marksmanship with four different weapons and 50 bullets each, all before finishing the day with a cold beer. Sounds pretty awesome to us.
For the golfers in the group, the 18-hole and putting course at Prague City Golf at Zbraslav inspired by links courses in Scotland and Ireland is suitable for golfers at all levels. For more experienced players, head to the 18-hole championship course Black Bridge, open all year round and just 15 minutes from the city centre.
You can’t visit Prague without checking out its night life – basically the unwritten rule of stag do’s in the city. The Ice Bar is literally the coolest bar in Prague. Everything you see in the pub is made of ice, including the bar and the glass you drink from! There’s no need to dress up warm when visiting as a coat and gloves are provided as part of the experience – trust us, you’re gonna need ‘em.
For panoramic views of the city, head to the rooftop of the Hilton Hotel where you will find the sky bar Cloud 9. During the summer months the outdoor terrace is perfect for a laid back drinking session – plus, it transforms into a lively music bar in the evening.
For the finest in cocktails, head to the Hemingway Bar, inspired by Ernest Hemingway. The bar is stocked with over 200 varieties of rum and specialises in cocktails featuring Hemingway’s favourite drinks including absinthe, rum and champagne. Fans of V for Vendetta will love AnonymouS Bar, the film is played on loop in the background and bar staff make cocktails whilst wearing the anonymous Guy Fawkes mask – definely one to add to the bar crawl.
Prague is home to Karlovy Lazne, the largest club in central Europe. Open until dawn and spread over four floors, the club has five dancefloors and plays a variety of music to suit all tastes. Also open until dawn is Chapeau Rouge, located in the city centre just off the Old Town Square. The bar, nightclub and live music venue is spread over three levels playing a variety of music.
For a more laid back vibe, head to M1 Lounge Bar and Club in the Old Town. Open seven days a week, M1 is an upscale lounge bar playing R&B, hip-hop, house and indie rock – there’s also a Shisha menu. We can’t talk Prague clubs without mentioning Roxy, one of Prague’s oldest clubs. This is one for the hard-core dance fans and features killer Drum & Bass, Jungle and Techno sets from their resident DJs.
Stay in the New Town area if you want to be in the centre of all the action. The key hotspots here are Wenceslas Square and Republic Square, where you’ll find the bulk of bars and the main shopping district. Even with so much going on in this awesome city, you can still find luxury and tranquillity at the 5* Ambassador Zlata Husa Hotel. Located on Wenceslas Square, all rooms come with a Jacuzzi bath for when you need to take five and nurse that hangover. There’s also a casino on site – the perfect way to start the night!
Stay in the Old Town for a terrific sense of history. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time as you walk along the narrow cobbled streets and pedestrianised areas. Lined with Gothic and Baroque buildings, you are never more than a ten minute walk from anything in the old town – just make sure you keep a map on you as it’s easy to get lost in the winding alleys!
If you want to be in a quieter area but still close enough to be within walking distance of all the pubs and clubs, choose to stay in the Lesser Town and Castle area. Both are close to Charles Bridge which takes you into the Old Town and Petrin Hill, where you will find the best views of the city.
From the airport it will be a 30-40 minute drive into the city centre, costing roughly £25 in an airport taxi. There is also an Airport Express Bus that takes you into the city centre operating daily from 5.30am – 21.00pm. Tickets can be purchased from a counter at the airport.
Getting around Prague is best done on foot, just make sure you have a good map to ensure you don’t get lost down the winding cobbled streets and alleys. If needing to make longer trips, the metro, trams and buses operate on two types of single-trip tickets for up to 30 or 90 minutes. These are sold through yellow vending machines at some metro stations and newsstands in addition to all tourist centres. You can also buy tickets by using your mobile phone and sending the text message “DPT24” or “DPT32” to the number 902 06. Your ticket will usually be sent to your phone within one minute. Passes that cover either 24 hours or three days can also be purchased.
It’s worth noting that once you have arrived in Prague, it’s a legal requirement to have ID on you, so make sure you don’t leave the hotel room without it!
Our Red7 Travel Gurus have tons of other great ideas for your stag do in Prague. Call us or shoot us a quick enquiry to find out how we can make your stag do one to remember!