Prague’s Hottest Summer Hangouts

Prague’s Hottest Summer Hangouts

As the summer sun creeps out, socialites begin to switch their locations of choice. Out with the dark cavernous bar and pivnice, it’s time to embrace the great outdoors and enjoy your beverage in the open air. We take a look at some of Prague’s most interesting outdoor venues, beer gardens, and beaches.

Pražan/Tiskárna na Vzduchu

Image: Tiskarna na Vzduchu Facebook / Karel Fořt Photography
Image: Tiskarna na Vzduchu Facebook / Karel Fořt Photography



A cool and relaxed outdoor space with a superior alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The spacious Pražan provides ample seating with both natural and man-made shelter, complete with a large sandpit for children and fair-sized stage for the regular musical events that take place. The cultural bar Tiskárna na Vzduchu hosts open-air cinema, DJs, swing dancing and a number of other music and theater performances. Enjoy an Únětický pivovar (10° & 12°) in the shade!

Grill Park Výstaviště

Image: Grill Park Výstaviště Facebook
Image: Grill Park Výstaviště Facebook

Venture to the bottom of the Holešovice Exhibition area to find the perfect grill-rental spot. As well as offering rentable grills Výstaviště also sell the all-important meats, cheeses, and vegetables required for the perfect “grill party”. Open Monday to Friday 12.00 – 22.00 (weekends and holidays from 10.00 – 22.00). Kozel (35CZK) & Pilsner (45CZK) with a 50CZK cup deposit. Wide open green space perfect for family racket games and/or lounging in the summer sun!

Stalin Containall

Image: Stalin Containall Facebook/fotobesi.com
Image: Stalin Containall Facebook/fotobesi.com

Sometimes simplicity is all that’s needed! Directly beneath Vratislav Karel Novák’s Letensky Sady metronome you’ll find the ruff and rugged Stalin Containall. Wade through the lounging cool kids to find the makeshift bar at the semi-permanent outdoor space. Lobkowicz beer and a selection of simple summer cocktails are served in plastic cups with deck chairs provided for patrons to kick back and enjoy the breath-taking views. Organised brunches, children’s activities, foodie events, and more all await at Prague’s outdoor spot with a difference.

Nákladové Nádraži Žižkov

Image: Nákladové Nádraži Žižkov
Image: Nákladové Nádraži Žižkov

The historically cultural space enjoyed a new lease of life back in 2014, bringing all manner of interesting events to the once bustling train station. The cool and shady space is beautifully rustic providing ample space for the varied and progressive program.  Theatre, music, architecture, and film events take place with information shared through the venue’s social media outlets. Worth checking out.

VILA Štvanice

Image: VILA Štvanice Facebook
Image: VILA Štvanice Facebook

The mysterious artistic performance space/venue is located on Ostrov Štvanice close to Prague’s Hlávkův most. The beautiful period building is slightly set-back from the busy main road, nestled in the greenery that lines the Vila’s river banks. Describing itself as part of the “insular scene in Prague” the venue offers a selection of theatre performances, parties, and festivals. 

Bajkazyl

Image: Bajkazyl Facebook
Image: Bajkazyl Facebook

The coolest kids on Rašínovo nábřeží have been peddling beverages, light refreshments, and bicycle services since opening their doors way back in June of 2010. A friendly atmosphere with cheerful, accommodating staff, Bajkazyl serves as a workshop, recycling point, (mini) supermarket, information center, bike rental point, and reasonably-priced bar. Bajkazyl offers Herold beer (10°/30CZK) and Flamendrák 11° (32CZK), gin, whisky, rum, and Czech classics plus a wide range of non-alcholic lemonades. Those wanting a light bite can indulge in the snacks menu. Truly the first stop for any self-respecting ‘urban cyclist’ in Prague.  

BarOnLoď

Image: BarOnLod Facebook/Jakub Fulda Fulin
Image: BarOnLod Facebook/Jakub Fulda Fulin

The explanation is in the name! ‘BarOnLoď or BarOnBoat on Rašínovo nábřeží is a simple and effective concept with plenty of potential for those of you who enjoy a spot of people watching! The riverside perch gives both the performer and spectator a truly unique experience! Spectators sit on the riverside, while ordering drinks from the floating bar (hence, bar on boat!) all done as musical/theatrical performances take place on a floating stage. A novel idea, not for the faint-hearted.

Loď Tajemství (Bratři Formanu)

Image: Loď Tajemství Facebook
Image: Loď Tajemství Facebook

The floating Rašínovo nábřeží performance space serves up excellent beer and refreshments, Únětická 10° (35CZK) and 12°(39CZK) beer or F.H Prager Cider (45CZK) and an extensive selection for the non-alcho drinkers. Club Mate, Original ginger beer, True Tea, Vinea, Pure Coco and homemade lemonade to name but a few. That’s to say nothing of the inventive entertainment offered; from Balkan concerts to other live music and theatre performance.

Prague Beach

Image: Prague Beach Facebook
Image: Prague Beach Facebook

A truly multi-functional space, summer cinema location, beach club, sport area, food area, and event space. This Hořejší nábřeží 2 “beach” opens officially on the 17.6 so be ready to take full advantage of the ample facilities promised. Seems like a great location for the active or those seeking relaxation and solace from city life.

Přístav 18600

Image: Přístav 18600 Facebook
Image: Přístav 18600 Facebook

After much deliberation and navigational disputes we eventually came to the perfectly rugged Přístav 18600. The open-air theatre slash chill-out space, located on the river banks of the Vltava has a great vibe. Patrons lounge around in hammocks, chatting and stoking open fires, grilling food, and generally soaking up the friendly atmosphere. The river is a stone’s throw away (parents of young children should be mindful of the lack of any kind of river barrier). Homemade refreshments served including cookies and banana bread. Beer wise, Černá Hora’s Páter (32CZK) and Kvasar (35CZK). Fantastic park!

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We know the city has plenty of outdoor venues. What’s your favorite?


Craig Monts

The versatile and enthusiastic contributor: Craig Monts moves in a few different circles using a number of different monikers. To us at Expats.cz he's plain old bar reviewing, festival reporting, event attending Craig. Radio broadcaster, blog heavy-hype machine & general man about town, posting NSFW images from his middle-class hideaway.

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