Our first night in Prague, I went out with a few people to check out the clubs in Prague. The clubs in Prague can be open from dusk until dawn . There are many clubs that are popular one year that are closed or out of favor the next. The clubs play a variety of different music depending on the venue that you go to. While the clubs in Prague are not as fun as the ones in New York (or Ibiza as others in my tour stated), you will still have a great time. Things to note are that when asking for a club never say that you want to go to a nightclub. I was asking people for a location of a nightclub in Prague and was getting strange looks from the people I asked. A worker in an ice cream shop explained why to me.
Apparently, in Prague a nightclub is a strip club or a house of prostitution. The correct word to use in Prague is dance club or disco. How embarrassing all those people in Prague must have though I was another crazy horny American tourist. Our first night in Prague we walked towards the Charles bridge where we were told there was an excellent club. While walking over the bridge out on the other side of the water we saw people dancing and having fun. We walked in that direction. Here, we found the club Karlovy Lazne. Signs in the club say it is the biggest club in middle Europe. The club has five levels each with its own music and themes. It looks like a warehouse with its exposed pipes. I was told at one time it had been a bathhouse and the basement held a swimming pool which was converted to a dance floor. They play dance, trance, pop, and music from the '60s-'80s. I think the floor with the most partying going on was the one playing the '60s-'80s music. I was not dancing but was pulled into a dance train by a couple of club kids. It was fun but I had to get back to my friends. I think Rejane from our group liked this floor as well. Another member of our group liked the top level with the trance music and the laser lights. It was good but not as good as the oldies floor. There are different hidden out of the way corners to explore and lounges to relax on. The dress code is pretty relaxed. There are ladies in skin tight dresses and men in shorts and tees. It was funny to see Europeans in hip hop style baggy clothing but you could see that here. There is a cover charge to get in. The cost depends on the time. In addition, women get a lower charge. The drinks are pretty cheap at $1-$2. The placed is pretty touristy. There are more tourist here than people from Prague. There are old and young people here.
The next night we went to a different club which someone suggested called Duplex. The club is in a busy location called Vaclavske square. If you look up at the building from the outside it looks like a giant cube. The club has two floors and about five bars with comfortable sofas. They play different music such as dance, disco, house, trance, and R&B. I think the best feature of the club is that after sweating and dancing you can get some air on the outdoor terrace. Here, you can have a beautiful view of the city. You can also order various bar foods if you are hungry. There are dancers dancing on various platforms in the club which was cool. During the day we went they had a fashion show at the club. Ladies were wearing various outrageous clothing. At one point the host pulled down one of the ladies tops. I think Janet Jackson would have been proud of this wardrobe malfunction. After the show the club went back to normal. There were many hen and stag parties going on. For those of you that don’t know this is the European way of saying bachelor and bachelorette parties. People at these parties tend to be very loud and drunk.