A Guide To Your Prague Stag Weekend
White Water Rafting - Prague has one of Europe's top white water experiences with fast running grade 1-4 rapids as well as tight bends and drops that'll really make you wish you had a bigger boat.
Indoor Skydiving - All the thrills of skydiving without the hassle of having to throw yourselves out of a plane. Prepare to fly with 300kmph wind speeds and a 14m tunnel to perfect your freefall.
Beer Bike - The best way to Czech out Prague without sacrificing any valuable drinking time. It's essentially a pedal-powered pub, fuelled by a party of very thirsty stags with a litre of beer each. "Na zdraví!"(cheers!)
Best Bars in Prague
Bugsy's Bar - This retro bar is a staple of Prague nightlife and well worth a visit for the infamously strong cocktails and the neon-lit speakeasy surrounds. All without so much as a Splurge Gun in sight.
Hooters - The best thing about Hooters is the
boobs beers. Yep, it's definitely the beers.
Prague Beer Museum - This is a veritable temple of worship to the Czech Republic's celebrated lagers and the perfect place to find out why this country drinks more beer per head than any other nation in the world.
Chapeau Rouge - An alternative to Prague's more mainstream bars but definitely worthy of your attention. A colourful, underground vibe makes this a must-try watering hole with live bands to get the party started.
February - Masopust. Literally meaning "give up meat", this is Prague's epic meat festival where you can join the locals in eating yourself into a small coma.
April - Witches Night. Imagine a mash-up of bonfire night and Halloween and you've got Prague's Witches Night. Weird, wonderful and the perfect excuse to open a beer (or two).
May - Labour Day. One of the biggest national holidays in the Czech Republic calendar where the clubs, pubs and bars host some of the best parties of the year.
August – Barum Rally. Petrol heads unite as the nation's top rally drivers do battle in the streets of Prague.
"Prague never lets you go... this dear little mother has sharp claws" - Franz Kafka
Where to Head...
Very much the party district Vínohrady features a huge beer garden as well as great bars, clubs and restaurants.
Zizkov is reputed to have more bars per capita than any other city in Europe. That fact alone makes it well worth a visit for any group of travelling stags.
Beer Spa – An entire spa where the treatments and therapies are all enhanced with beer. Now while you might think "Well that’s just a pub isn’t it?" No, this really is a beer based spa. Brilliant! Read more...
"…but is it art?" – Prague has some amazing sculptures that really are well worth a nose at. Gather the lads round for a few stag weekend snaps.
Per capita, the Czech Republic consumes more beer than any other nation on the planet. They even have a beer museum. Now THAT’S what you call "pub trivia"!
A Taste of Prague
Eats – George Prime Steak deal in more than just copious amounts of meat. This is steak dining done right, cooked to absolute perfection accompanied by the finest ales or if you're really in the mood, wines that the Czech Republic has to offer. All in surrounds that wouldn't look out of place in the Casino Royale.
Drinks – There's no denying that Prague is one of Europe's beer capitals, and Novomětsky Pivovar brews some of the best pints that the Czech metropolis has to offer which you can try in their off-the-wall bar where the brewing tanks bubble away just metres from your table. However, if you want to try something a little different order some Becherovka, although it's not for the faint hearted at 38% ABV.
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Prague
Getting into Prague from the airport is very easy with regular buses which are much less expensive than taxis. Once in the centre you’ll have no trouble getting around the city, two thirds of Prague residents rely on the excellent public transport system. There’s a metro (underground system), trams and buses.
"Dám si jedno pivo prosím." - I'll have a beer please.
"Ještě jednou, prosím." - Another round, please.
"Zdravi!" – Cheers!
"Všechno zaplatí tento pán." - This gentleman will pay for everything.
"Šplouchá mu na maják." - It's splashing on his lighthouse.
"Moje vznášedlo je plné úhořů." - My hovercraft is full of eels.
30 Reasons Why Prague Rocks!
James Dean - The James Dean does some of the best burgers in town and it's ridiculously funky. This bar is frequented by women who closely resemble supermodels and the waitresses are somehow even hotter - a must visit on any Prague stag do.
Stars on the Tube - Local radio hosts lent their familiar voices to the city's metro network, could you imagine that over here? We'd pay good money to hear Chris Moyles giving it large on the tube in London!
Mozart - Everybody's favorite composer Wolfgang Amadeus enjoyed the most successful years of his career in Prague - he was a real rock star back in his day and we reckon he would've been a right laugh on a stag-do, maybe you can build a time machine and go back Bill and Ted style?!?
Tomas Rosicky - Gunners fans rejoice, one of the club's most beloved stars calls Prague his hometown, and he's something of a hero over here, having received 100 international caps for the Czech Republic - 'Super, super Tom...'
Sparta Prague - The city's biggest football club also happens to be the country's most successful with a whopping 33 league titles and 16 cup wins in their 121 year history. Try that for size Manchester United!
Franz Kafka - Who?!? Kafka is only one of the most influential European writers in the history of modern literature, and while you probably won't have read any of his stuff unless you've studied literature at University level, its artists of this high status that make Prague such an alluring place to visit.
Charles Bridge - This is definitely one for the postcards, Charles Bridge is seriously good-looking and you're bound to walk across it at some point during your Prague stag do - and even if you don't, it's worth seeking out just to say 'I've been there'.
Dancing House - Nope, you aren't drunk, this building is basically a massive optical illusion. With one side that's totally distorted, it looks a bit like a real-life modernist painting, and a selfie with the Dancing House will make for an epic profile picture - just make sure you call dibs on it; otherwise every lad will be copying you!
Jindrisska Tower - For the best views of Prague's skyline, a trip up this awesome monument is definitely in order. What's more is that it genuinely looks like something out of an Assassin's Creed game - although we doubt your stags can free-run like Ezio!
Anonymous Bar - The owner of this bar is a massive V for Vendetta fan - explaining the Guy Fawkes masks on the walls and the life-sized figure in the corner, although you'll forget all about that once you get a load of the unique drinks you can expect to find in this awesome watering hole.
Boulder V Siti - How many people can say they've been to a bar with a climbing wall in it on their stag do? This spot is seriously wicked, with tasty Mexican dishes on the go and a fine selection of Czech beers; this is a great place to enjoy a few cold ones before moving on with your evening - and why not have a climb as well?!?
Cili Bar - This Mexican themed bar is a welcome break from the busier venues in town - it's quiet, relaxed and it's got some of the best drinks in the city. The house special - a shot of rum with diced red chilies - is exceptionally perfect for any Prague stag weekend.
Oblaca Bar - You've never seen a bar like this. Oblaca Bar is part of a futuristic redesign of the formerly communist Zizkov Tower - and when we say futuristic, we mean it. This is the kind of place you'd find Harrison Ford drinking in Blade Runner, and there are amazing city views to be seen from its dizzying heights.
Fish & Chips - If you and the lads are feeling homesick and you find yourself longing for the comfort of good old British grub, then this fantastic restaurant is the place for you. 21 Dlouha Street is modern, slick, and the food here is hunger-conquering like you wouldn't believe - there's also a massive beer list!
Give us a hand - Inside the Church of St. James the Greater, there's a mummified forearm just before the tomb entrance - legend has it that a jewel thief tried to steal from the alter of the Virgin Mary, before her statue came to life and grabbed his arm. The monks couldn't get Mary to let go, so they had to cut the limb off - grisly.
The Turk of Ungelt - In the Ungelt area of the city, legend has it that there's a ghost of a young Turk that once loved a girl so much that he returned to his home country to receive a blessing so that he could ask for her hand in marriage, but on his return he found out she had already married - so naturally, he chopped off her head and immediately regretted his decision, trapping him in the world of the living forever in an eternal search to reunite the severed head with the body of his beloved. We reckon he needs to give Jeremy Kyle a call...
Astronomical Clock - A visit to the Astronomical Clock is a must when in Prague. It'll make for some great holiday pictures, and it's genuinely interesting once you start taking an interest in the symbolism behind the different moving pieces in this intricate and famous cultural landmark. It's best seen on the hour where the crowds gather and the 12 apostles parade past the windows.
Prague Castle - This is the largest ancient castle in the world according to The Guinness World Book of Records, and it's seriously epic. It looks like something from Game of Thrones and it's practically impossible to avoid quoting the show when you're touring the grounds which cover a total area that's bigger than seven football fields.
Cathedral - It's absolutely massive and you can't miss it - Prague's Cathedral is undoubtedly impressive. Highlights include the huge entrance, the baroque tomb of St. John of Nepomuck and the tomb of St. Vitus who is said to ward off dog bites, lightning and oversleeping - nice one.
Lokal - A trip to Lokal is nothing like a quick visit to your local as this is one of the best beer halls in the city. It's truly a Mecca for lads looking to make the holy pilgrimage in praise of some of the finest brews to be found in this part of Europe - if there's one thing that the Czech Republic excels in, its beer, and Lokal could be the perfect place to give it a try.
Prague Beer Museum - This might just be the most appropriately named pub - ever. This venue is always heaving and with 30 Czech-produced beers on tap, there's never been a better place to enjoy the finest brews this country has produced. The only question is which beer will you try next?
U Medvidku - This pub is a friendly reminder that size really, really doesn't matter, as this diminutive but brilliant microbrewery produces one of the most delicious, and strongest beers we've ever tried in the X-Beer 33 - clocking in at a whopping 11.8%, this is one brew that deserves to be handled with respect!
Cross Club - This nightclub looks like something out of Mad Max with industrial design elements that include sculptures made of pipes jutting out the walls and a main bar that's adorned with antique motorcycle engines and old exhausts. Throw in a party that lasts all night featuring both DJs and live bands and you're guaranteed 'a lovely, lovely day night!!!'
Lucerna Music Bar - Lucerna Music Bar is perfect for lads that love to party hard into the early hours of the morning - it hosts regular 80s and 90s nights too, so if the boys love to display their best dad dancing to the sounds of the Spice Girls or Cyndi Lauper then this is the place to be. P.S. The girls here are gorgeous.
Roxy - This incredibly cool club is home to the city's top DJs, and it gets bonus points from us for its totally unique setting inside the remains of an old art-deco cinema. This is where Prague's hipsters go to get down to the best electronic sounds in the city - we'd pick out your best shirts for this one boys.
John Lennon Wall - 'Imagine all the people' who have come to Prague without visiting this epic cultural landmark. After his assassination in 1980, somebody had the guts to spray-paint a picture of Lennon on a wall in a lonely square near the French embassy with a load of Banksy-esque graffiti and some of The Beatle's lyrics. The cops tried to cover it up, but the activists behind the display just kept on adding to it, to the point where the authorities have given up trying to stop them.
Letna Beer Garden - There might be nothing so refreshing on a hot summer's day than a quiet pint in a sunlit beer garden - if only ours were anywhere near as good as Prague's Letna Beer Garden. Overlooking the eastern end of the Letna Gardens, the views from here are truly awesome. Buy a beer to takeaway or sit with the boys on the terrace and munch on a delicious pizza accompanied by a gorgeous Czech pint.
Jan Hus Statue - You might come across this unique looking statue on your travels across Prague, but even if you don't, there are plenty of reasons to pay it a visit. With a flowing cape and the statues dark colors, he looks a little Batman-ish if we're being truly honest - Jan Hus was a hero in his own right though, having sacrificed his life for his revolutionary ideas on religion.
Old Town Hall - The Old Town Hall is a bit of a hotspot for history in Prague - think of it as the city's version of the Sept in Game of Thrones. There are white crosses on the ground to mark where 27 protestant nobles were beheaded in 1621, as well as a plaque commemorating a victory by the Red Army in Slovakia. The building itself was actually partially blown up by the Nazi's a day before the Soviets booted them out of Prague - talk about a dramatic past.
TV Tower - Nope, the offensively 80s building that sticks out into the skyline isn't a UFO about to start an Alien invasion - it's the city's TV Tower, erected in the golden year of 1985. And before you ask, yes, those are model babies climbing up the side of the tower and no, we don't know why they're there!
Fighter Jet - In an activity that's practically exclusive to Prague, you can take to the controls of a MiG 15 or an Aero L-39 and actually fly a fighter jet! You'll have a trained pilot who'll do all the hard flying, so you can sit back, relax and feel the need, 'the need for speed...'
Top Tweeters - Following The Prague Post basically guarantees a constant source of information about all things Prague right now, from the events that need your attention to interesting articles that'll give you a flavor of the local's point of view. Taste of Prague are the biggest hub of foodie information in the city, if you and the lads are feeling the hanger, fix your craving for quality grub with top recommendations from this great page.
Facebook - Radio Prague post fun, offbeat articles about the goings on in the city as well as the folk who make it so great, and I Love Prague is the unofficial travel guide you never knew you needed.
Semtex, plastic surgery, robots are all Czech inventions.
A guide to your Prague stag weekend
Ahhh yes, the beautiful "Golden City", perhaps gentlemen the pinnacle of lads weekends, certainly one of Europe's greatest cities and year in year out one of Europe’s most popular destinations. There’s a lot more to this great place than the sensationalist stories, and you can genuinely plan a high quality weekend on a relatively low budget, here are a few of the best reasons to go...
- Beautiful historic city
- Fantastic pubs, restaurants & nightlife
- Superb pivo
- Great value
- Easy to get to & around
"I’ve been to a lot of places but Prague is right up there with Europe’s leading city break destinations. And for a stag ... well, if you’ve never been you’re in for a genuine treat." - Steve Roddy, Director
Anyone who’s been on a stag do in Prague or "Praha" as it’s locally known, will tell you the Czech capital is a legendary destination to visit, the boys will love it. Make the most of your weekend by organising a decent, well thought out itinerary and you’re on for an unforgettable trip! We’ve been sending groups here for over a decade, our Prague stag weekends and range of services are the best available and you'll be pleasantly surprised at the value!
Stag do in Prague anyone? Why go...
Skoda means "Pity" in Czech. 'To je Skoda!' = It's a pity.
For so, so many reasons but in short the historic Capital of the Czech Republic has a unique and addictive vibe about it. Amazing pubs, charismatic and trendy bars, rocking nightclubs, gents clubs, fantastic food, top restaurants, casinos, great hotels, incredible beer, some of the Europe’s best micro breweries (which also serve terrific food by the way) and if that wasn’t enough there’s even the occasional oompah band! You get the idea – pretty darn awesome! And that’s even before you get into the exciting range of activities including some of Europe’s best shooting. If you do want to take it a little easier, the city has centuries of rich culture and plenty of more relaxing activities like a boat trip up the Vltava River. In short a stag do in Prague covers all the bases and plenty more besides, gentlemen you can believe the hype ... you won’t be disappointed.
Prague ideas, sport & activities
As you’d expect there’s more than enough quality action good enough to rouse the lads out of their slumber after an enthusiastic night on the Pivo. Our target shooting for starters is highly recommended because of the quality of the range and weaponry, and if you still need reviving you could splash about whitewater rafting afterwards! If sport’s your thing you could play or watch football, catching either Slavia Praha or Sparta in action. Still on sport one activity that would be an incredible event if you’re up for it is playing ice hockey, a rare experience. If you’re after something unique and don’t mind a bit of a transfer you and the boys could even enjoy a very unusual event, a beer bath! From crazy to cultural, energetic to easy going, we’ve listed over 30 specially selected activities to choose from. The nights will be big so the activities serve not only to provide a great experience and add some very welcome content to the weekend but they also wake the boys up, get them refreshed for the night ahead and build great momentum. To get you started have a look at our activity recommendations here.
When to visit...
Truthfully there’s really no bad time to visit the ‘City of a thousand Spires’, it’s that good. High season visitors get great weather, lots of charming alfresco options and a bustling, beautiful city packed with energy; low season it’s colder but there’s the advantage of fewer tourists plus the winter gives it a different kind of atmosphere that’s every bit as appealing and often great deals! There are numerous festivals and celebrations year round, though the bride-to-be might not see the funny side if you plan your trip to coincide with Witches Night (30 April), chances are for a lads weekend the Beer Festival in May just might be one to consider. Genuinely, it’s not a destination that offers any less at different times throughout the year, it’s always a treat to go and the flight schedules (see more below) are consistent.
Where: on location, hanging out & bedding down
In the 1950's the city centre had a "sobering-up station".
Prague’s a decent size Capital and while you’ll be able to negotiate most of the city pretty easily you’ll definitely benefit from being well located. The neighbourhoods to aim for are stunning Stare Mesto (Old Town), Nove Mesto (New Town), Vinohrady, Mala Strana (the Little Quarter) and if you want it a little quieter head over the Vltava River to Hradcany (Castle District). Throughout these entertaining districts you’ll find outstanding pubs, bars, hotels and restaurants, in the centre you’ll find fantastic clubs, casinos and of course the well documented gents clubs. You can see more about ideas for the evening here. Whether it’s staying or going out, each neighbourhood offers something special, knowing the city very well and working with Prague groups for over 12 years we have our own favourites and recommendations and we’ll be happy to help you get more out of your trip. Have a squizz at our guide page for more info.
Prague stag logistics - travel Czechs...
The popularity of the Czech Capital and the advent of the budget airlines means Prague is more accessible than ever before and that popularity shows no signs of slowing. So you’ll be pleased to know you can arrive daily on numerous flights from all over the UK, we’ve listed 7 airlines on our flights page alone. But keep in mind that with somewhere as popular as this it’s worth booking your flights and your trip early.
My Koruna: the budget
If you consider first that Prague is the near pinnacle of international stag events the value starts to show up in spades. It’s not the Central European steal it once was but it’s still fantastic value, especially the local pivo (beer)! It really doesn’t have to be expensive but you pay for what you get, (remember cheap can still seem expensive if there’s no value), with our expertise value’s assured we have high quality, professionally supported and ABTA protected packages that start from as little as £119 for 2 nights. Depending on the time of year and how far in advance you book allow £75 to £150 for flights (the longer you leave it the higher the prices), and you'll get a good idea of what you need to get started. Planned well and with good notice you should be able to get a very decent itinerary, accommodation, airport transfers and flights sorted for under £300. Even at £400 it’s likely Prague will still be one of the very best (and greatest value) stag weekends you’ll ever go on.
Prague pre-planning - what to get sorted in advance...
Coordinating the advance platform for the weekend is key, it means you leave nothing to chance and with something as big as the stag do in Prague, why would you?! Flights aside (which you should book as far in advance as possible for best value), based on a Fri-Sun weekend visit we’d recommend you sorting the following in advance ...
- Accommodation (see our recommendations here)
- Airport transfers (we usually include these as part of the weekend)
- Friday night entertainment (great venues to break the ice and create the right momentum)
- Saturday activities x 1 or 2 (incl. transfers)
- Something for Sunday morning (unexpected and always makes for a strong finish)
- Any guide services
We’ve got loads of suggestions and plenty of expert knowledge to ensure you and the boys are set up right. Hey presto you’ve done an amazing job with the prep and you’ll be looking like a legend. We’ll also give you very useful advice, guidance and recommendations on what else to do and where to go, including what you can do for free. Rest assured we'll help you prepare an itinerary that befits a legendary weekend!
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