Prague was perhaps the first eastern and central European city to see a boom in UK tourists including plenty of stag and hen parties coming over for a great party atmosphere and cheap drinks. The drinks are not quite as but still fairly cheap and the nightlife and atmosphere have gone from strength to strength.
Should you be looking for a bit more culture Prague has this as well with great museums, a castle and centuries of history plus enough shops that you could spend a hen weekend in Prague doing nothing else, that would just be silly though.
Food & Drink:
The Czech Republic is definitely known more for its drinks than its food. They even use drinks in their food such as in Utoppenci: sausages drowned in beer. Other traditional Czech dishes though include goulash with a number of varieties and meats all with bread or potato dumplings there’s plenty of other dishes on offer of course including plenty of dishes from across Europe and further afield.
On to drink then well there’s the Czech beers, Prague has a huge choice for you with Pilsner Urquell Budvar, Staropramen, all known worldwide, plus plenty of more local beers as well like Bernard and Gambrinus. Many of these brands will create a pilsner, light beer and a darker beer as well somewhere between an ale and a stout but often quite sweet.
Becherovka is a drink you may not have heard of before but will probably end up drinking on your Prague Hen Night, it’s a herbal spirit a bit like Jagermeister and is great either on its own or in some unique local cocktails.
Absinth you will have heard of but you wont have had any in the UK like they have here, yes the alcoholic volume is still around 70% but up to 80% but the level of hallucinogenic Thujone is higher than we are allowed in Britain. Be careful with this stuff though even if it is a hen party, a small amount can set you on the way to a good time, too much and you’ll soon be being chased by goblins so be warned.
What to do during the day:
Prague is divided into a few areas, the old town is perhaps the main one both for partying and for sightseeing along with the area around Prague Castle which isn’t as you might expect in the Old Town but on the other side of the river, Cross over Charles Most from the Old Town through the Little Quarter where there are more small and traditional pubs and head towards the castle which you will see on the hill. Its quite a climb to get there but has great views and the gothic St Vitus’s Cathedral inside.
Prague has three underground lines and many trams to get your Prague Hen Party around but the old town where you will probably spend most time is just about walkable from one side to the other.
The area around St Wenceslas Square is great for shopping with many international chains, some of the tourist orientated shops are just overpriced though so beware.
What to do at night:
Get around the Old Town, but make sure your hen party stays together as it is easy to get lost. There are loads of small lanes and courtyards to explore with bars and clubs big and small generally getting bigger and more expensive the closer you get to the river. Though Prague prices have gone up head down the right lane and you can still find beer for £0.50p a pint. The cocktail bars are as good as anywhere and spirits are cheap here as well, cocktails are often half the price, twice the size with twice the percentage of alcohol as in the UK.
Prague is full of strip clubs mainly aimed at the guys but you can find one or two with some males on show as well.
Some of the best clubs are by the river Karlovy Layne is spread over five floors with all kinds of music and is right by the Charles Most (bridge), right by it is Double Trouble in a river side gothic cellar its small but with plenty of Atmosphere.