Where Sports Fans Go to Get Their Fix
Jun16

Where Sports Fans Go to Get Their Fix

Yes, everybody loves it. Or at least pretends to love it. People are obsessed with fitness and jogging  and these freaky trendy sports like squash or spinning. But, to be honest, beer lovers prefer watching sports to actually doing them. And there’s a lot of sports on TV, and of course most everyone knows how to watch a live stream on the internet. Sometimes, though, it is better to enjoy a sporting event somewhere outside, with...

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Non Stop Casino Bar: A Quick Look at a Big Prague Phenomenon
May02

Non Stop Casino Bar: A Quick Look at a Big Prague Phenomenon

Regardless of their attitude towards literature, every Czech knows who Bohumil Hrabal was. Few writers have achieved such universally acclaimed status during the past few centuries. Hrabal’s influence even extends to our language, because without him, we wouldn’t have the word ‘pábitel’ – a person that goes repeatedly into the same pub, over and over again, to have a beer and share stories with others. Those...

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The end of Krymská – a tough life for Prague hipsters
Apr13

The end of Krymská – a tough life for Prague hipsters

Unlike many big cities, Prague doesn’t have a specific ‘hip’ neighborhood. Historically, you could say that there is a distinction between Žižkov a Vinohrady – the former is a working class district with many cheap pubs and a famous football team, the latter was always home to wealthier, fancier people. However, if you crossed the border between them, you wouldn’t find out without a map. The coolest clubs and meeting places are spread...

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Prague is a Smoker’s Paradise
Apr01

Prague is a Smoker’s Paradise

Let’s get this straight out on the table – if you’re an avid anti-smoking activist, you might have a rough time in Prague (or anywhere else in the Czech Republic). While Czechs aren’t the world’s most passionate smokers – that would be the Greeks or Bulgarians – the laws regarding smoking in public places are extraordinarily lenient for a nation within the European Union. The modern trend is to ban smoking wherever possible, and it’s...

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