The sun sets really late in Europe during the summers and before I even realized it, it was already 7 pm. Which meant it was time to start exploring what the party capital of central Europe had to offer. Yes, while Prague looks like it has stopped time and preserved itself as a medieval wonderland, it definitely has a solid nightlife as well. Affordable alcohol, meeting young travelers from all over the world and legendary bar crawls is how one should always start their first night at Prague.
We were a group of four girls, so we decided to join one of the pub crawls they have every night of the year to discover the best of what Prague's pub scene had to offer. A safe group environment (not that Prague is dangerous) with lots of fun people was on offer. Once you walk into the old town square, which by the way is the most beautiful setting I have seen till date, you will find yourselves being asked by a lot of promoters to join their crawl.
I had done a bit of research and had booked us for the 'Clock Tower Pub Crawl'. The crawl started with just 15 people and before I knew it, we were atleast 60 people in a hideaway underground cellar having our private party with unlimited alcohol, drinking games and getting to know one another. It was super fun to get to know so many people from all parts of the world and to have some interesting albeit drunk conversations! The pub crawl is definitely the best way to start your experience of Prague nightlife, do it on day 1 itself! You get to explore 2-3 pubs and end the night on a very happy note at one of the popular clubs in town. While you have the option of partying till 5 am, we called it a night at 2.30 am, partly because we didn't want to spend all of the next day sleeping and primarily because in our quest to find one of my friends who went missing, we lost track of where the rest of the crawlers went next, but that's a story for another time!
Day 2 started with brunch at the Old Town Square at a posh outdoor restaurant called Olivia Verde where I had some succulent chicken, and cappuccino to wash it down. After the binge drinking of the night before one is bound to be ill-equipped to handle early afternoon drinking, so coffee was our best bet.