Prague gay tourist guide

Here is a brief tourist guide which might help you get interested in visiting this beautiful city. The gay night life is changing a lot recently. Always check before with the gay venues if they are open, because some of them are quite far away.

prague gay bars clubs and saunas

Travelling to Prague

As the airport is quite far away from town, you are better of taking a taxi. Be careful of the taxi drivers though as they tend to overcharge you. Either take a triple A taxi (AAA) or settle a price with the taxi driver before getting into his car. All international trains seem to stop at the main station (Hlavni Nadrazi). From the station it is only a ten minute walk to Wenceslas Square.

Where to stay?

Prague is a very walk able, safe city. If you stick to the tourist centre of Prague, there’ is no need to take a taxi or use public transport. Unless off course you are either staggering home after a good night out Prague has a great system off trams and metro’s. Using those is pretty much straightforward and reasonably cheap. You will find that you’ll barely need to use those unless you got yourself a hotel which is quite some way from the city centre. See our hotel page and hotel map for suggestions of hotels in the centre.

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Tourist Stuff

What to do during the day? Prague has an abundance of museums to choose from and there’s a different opera on every night. But what if you don’t happen to be the type who is into stuff like that? The answer to that is simply. Just pick up your travel guide and head for a walk. Old Town Square Ok there’s bus loads of tourists here, but then you are one yourself. Enjoy the fine architecture of the buildings around. If you happen to be there around Christmas time, there’s a Christmas market going on. They really do their best to make it something special. They build up an ice castle with skating-rink and the entire day there’s performances going on of Czech Folklore groups. On this square you’ll find the world-famous clock. Don’t bother standing there to wait till the hour strikes as it ill be very disappointing. You’re better of watching the reactions of the people watching the disappointing display. Just behind the Old Town Hall, there’s a little market selling Czech wares. If you go for the the very muscular type, check out the Blacksmith. Charles Bridge Just follow the signs from the old town square towards the bridge, alternately just follow the tourist hordes. The bridge itself is stunning. Unfortunately the people visiting tend not to be. There’s some major fashion no-no’s walking around. Just before you enter the bridge, try and climb the gate tower as it offers a great view over the river and the town. Somewhere in the middle of the crossing there’s a pair of blind ladies performing their arts. They sing and play musical instruments to keep themselves alive. Listen to them for a while and enjoy the view over the Vltava/Molday river. Not too far from these two daring ladies you’ll find the Saint John Nepomuk memorial. Stroking his image is said to bring good luck and bring you back to Prague in the future. You can’t miss it as you have to fight your way through the tourist hordes again. While walking down the bridge ignore the stands selling artwork as this is available anywhere in Prague. Prague Castle Of the bridge you can walk up to the castle. Not only does it offer a great view of the town, the cathedral and castle themselves are absolutely stunning. Across the entrance to the cathedral itself there’s a little shop where you can get entrance tickets to all the castle has to offer. Forget about about the changing of the guards as this has only been around for the past ten years or so. Even uniform lover will be disappointed but the looks of it. If you leave the castle by the back passage, immediately to your right in the castle gardens you’ll find yourself a great place to cool down and enjoy a good glass of Budvar beer. In the castle gardens you will also find the Belvedere. Behind there after a five to ten minute walk you’ll find a cruising area. The Jewish Cemetery This place never ceases to impress us. The cemetery itself is very peaceful and impressive in it’s simplicity. It’s the little synagogue on the left just after entering which always brings tears to my eyes. Inscribed on the walls are all the names of the Jews taken away from the Czech Republic during WWII. The names are being read aloud 24/7 to keep the memory alive. Even more impressing is the collection of children writings and drawings on exhibition. All these were made by Jewish Children in the Theressienstadt Concentration camp. Jewish quarter. The architecture here is absolutely amazing.

Shopping

Prague is shopping paradise. Everything still very cheap! Wenceslas square There’s loads of shops along the square. Unfortunately all aimed at tourist. If you’re interested in trinkets this is where you can find them. Don’t be distracted by the crystal or porcelain either as most is made in factories. If you want stuff like that, you’re better of finding yourself an antique store where you can find the real deal. The only shops worth looking at are Marks and Spencer, Kenvello and the shops in the Koruna Palace. Pariszka Street If you’re looking for some designer names, try this road. Not only does it feature some stunning buildings, you’ll be able to snap up that Louis Vuitton suitcase you ha’ve been dying for here. Department Stores Tesco, is not only Britain's most popular supermarket, but also a full fledged department store. If you can’t find it here, you might as well forget it. If you are staying in an apartment, this is the best place to do your shopping from. You will find the supermarket in the cellar. The only drawback of shopping here is that you have to wait in line for a basket or a cart as the number of these is limited. Somehow this has to do with fire regulations and the amount of people in the supermarket. The staff tends to be very helpful and are willing to walk you all over the store to help you find what you are looking for. If you are looking for the local alcoholic specialities, try ground floor. Our advice is to try Becherovka and Slivovice. The Becherovka is best drunk with tonic or water as it is very strong. Bila Labut Your basic department store. You can’t miss the revolving swan on top of the building. Features a great coffee shop and the first elevator in Prague (or so i’m told). Mind the architecture.

Arts and Culture

It would be foolish to attempt to describe every museum in Prague. Besides, there’s so many you won’t be able to visit each and every one anyway. The National Museum on Wenceslas Square is a good place to start. For more information on great museums to visit please visit the Tourist office, just of Wenceslas Square on Na Mustku street. The people there will be able to tell you which current exhibitions are taking place while you visit. Most probably they’ll be able to sell you tickets at the same time helping you to avoid waiting in line. When walking down any street, you can’t escape being mobbed by people trying to get you to visit one of the concerts going on. Every church or theatre has something to offer. If you are a connoisseur of classical music, you’ll feel right at home in Prague. You can visit an entire week and see a different opera or musical piece performed every night. Nowadays it’s even able to book your opera tickets upfront through the internet. The site featured below even has a handy agenda so you can plan a stay around the performance of your favourite opera. Link: http://www.czechopera.cz/ If you find yourself truly interested in Prague History, check out the Opera Libuse. This opera tells you the story of how Prague was founded and is could be considered the Czech National Opera. It was performed on some very special occasions. Amongst others: The night Communism fell, The day the nazi’s entered Prague, The day when the Czech republic gained independence from the Austrohungarian Empire. All in all a powerful piece of music. On every street corner you can find a so-called Blacklight Theatre. We never visited one of those as some of the performances seemed to tacky for words. If you do and like it, please send us word. Woodcarving is a grand tradition in the Czech Republic. Therefore Prague is renowned for it’s puppet shows. If you can’t stand fat laddies screeching out their lungs in one of the opera houses, skip these as they mostly perform opera’s.

Gay bars, cafes and pubs

Bar 21
Rimska 21, Praha 2
Local cellar bar for first stops in weekend. Bit difficult to find.
fri-sat 18:00–03:00, sun 18:00–01:00
ERRA
Konviktská 11, Praha 1
mon-sat 10:00–02:00, sun 10:00–00:00
Friends
Bartolomejska 11, Prague 1
Nice and big bar in the basement of a building in the centre of the old city of Prague. [...]
mon-sun 19:00–06:00

Gay cruise bars

Alcatraz
Borivojova 58, Prague 3, Zizkov
Leather/uniform/denim cruise bar with large play areas - darkrooms, gloryholes, 3 slings, etc. [...]
tue-sun 22:00–05:00
Drakes
Zborovska 50 Praha 5, Smichov
Sound familiar? There's a place in Amsterdam with the same name and owned by the same person. [...]
mon-sun 24h
Escape Club
V Jame 8, 110 00 Praha 1 - Nove Mesto
In the end a male esctort club, rather than a gay club. If the boys appears to be younger (looking) than you do, expect to pay.
mon-sun 21:00–05:00
Naked party Prague
Gorazdova 11
NAKED PARTY PRAGUE
wed 19:00–00:00, sat 14:00–18:00

gay friendly bars, cafes and pubs

Café Café
Rytířská 10, 110 00, Staré Město Prague
Gay friendly café/restaurant/bar in the center of Prague. Nice terrace and even nicer waiters. [...]
mon-thu 10:00–23:00, fri-sun 09:30–23:00

Gay clubs

Termix
Trebizskeho 4a
If you ever wondered what happened to all those skoda's and Lada's that used to drive around the old communist block, here's your answer: They're mounted to walls as hunting troffees. [...]
wed-sat 23:00–07:00

Gay saunas and bath houses

Sauna Babylonia
martinska 6 praha 1
Babylonia used to be the best place in town, and is still the only sauna right in the heart of the centre, however since Labyrint opened it's doors, locals and others often prefer to go there. [...]
mon-thu 14:00–03:00, fri-sat 14:00–05:00, sun 14:00–00:00
Sauna BonBon
Černomořská 6
Gay sauna with * Finnish dry sauna * steam bath * whirlpool [jacuzzi] * private relaxation cabins with TV * open relaxation area
mon-thu 15:00–01:00, fri-sun 15:00–02:00
Sauna David
Sokolovská 44
Gay sauna in Prague. Services include > bar > sauna > steam > whirlpool Sauna mainly for older and local guys > internet > WiFi > orient cafe > showers > video projection DVD > hot food > relax rooms > solarium+relax > s-m-fist room
mon-fri 09:00–23:00, sat-sun 11:00–23:00
Sauna Labyrint
Pernerova 4 , Praha 8, Karlín
The newest and largest gay sauna in Prague: - finnish sauna - biosauna - steam room with aroma therapy and sea salt saturated steam - huge steam room labyrinth with aroma therapy - jacuzzi with high performance massage jets - relaxation cubicles - video room - glory hole labyrinth
mon-sun 14:00–01:00

Gay cruise bars and clubs

Alcatraz
Borivojova 58, Prague 3, Zizkov
Leather/uniform/denim cruise bar with large play areas - darkrooms, gloryholes, 3 slings, etc. [...]
tue-sun 22:00–05:00
Drakes
Zborovska 50 Praha 5, Smichov
Sound familiar? There's a place in Amsterdam with the same name and owned by the same person. [...]
mon-sun 24h
Escape Club
V Jame 8, 110 00 Praha 1 - Nove Mesto
In the end a male esctort club, rather than a gay club. If the boys appears to be younger (looking) than you do, expect to pay.
mon-sun 21:00–05:00
Naked party Prague
Gorazdova 11
NAKED PARTY PRAGUE
wed 19:00–00:00, sat 14:00–18:00

Gay cinemas

Drakes
Zborovska 50 Praha 5, Smichov
Sound familiar? There's a place in Amsterdam with the same name and owned by the same person. [...]
mon-sun 24h

Gay cruisingareas

Hlavni Nadrazi - Hlavni Nadrazi (main station
Since the renovations, police have been trying to "clean up" and partially have succeeded in doing so, cruising might still be possible, but can be dangerous AYOR!!
mon-thu 00:00– late, sun 00:00– late

Gay hustlerbar and boys clubs

Drakes
Zborovska 50 Praha 5, Smichov
Sound familiar? There's a place in Amsterdam with the same name and owned by the same person. [...]
mon-sun 24h
Temple
Seifertova 3, Praha 3
This is the cities most well known place for rent boys. Every day dancing, shows in weekends. [...]
mon-sun 19:00–04:00

Gay and regular shops

Drakes
Zborovska 50 Praha 5, Smichov
Sound familiar? There's a place in Amsterdam with the same name and owned by the same person. [...]
mon-sun 24h

Big gay events

Prague Gay Pride - city center
Last year the first ever Prague Pride was an overwhelming success, with more than 25. [...]

Events

Prague Gay Pride - city center
Last year the first ever Prague Pride was an overwhelming success, with more than 25. [...]

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