Prague – What to Do & Sightseeing

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Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic and known for its buildings that combine different architectural styles. It’s a very beautiful city and contains side-by-side examples of Baroque, Gothic and Rennaissance architecture. In some cases, the styles are … Continue reading

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Prague – Where to Eat & Drink

While we only spent 2 full days in Prague, we found the city to be fascinating due to its mishmash of architectural styles and prevalence of beer. One thing people might not realize is that the Czech Republic is the highest consumer of beer per capita in the world and has held this title for 22 consecutive years. Czechs drink an average of 142.4 litres per person, the equivalent of 250 pints – one every 35 hours! So if you visit the Czech Republic, be prepared to drink a LOT of beer.

WHERE TO EAT – RESTAURANTS IN PRAGUE

Krema (Krčma)
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Kostecna’ 4, Prague, Czech Republic
+420 226 219 386
This was one of the best meals I had during our 2-week Europe trip. The restaurant is a little tough to find as the overhead sign is on a branded sign and the entrance is inconspicuously located.
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The location of the restaurant was downstairs in a dimly lit basement with exposed brick and candles lighting the darkest corners of the room. It gave the appearance that the building and restaurant were quite old.
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This place was recommended to us by our walking tour guide who provided us with a coupon for a free shot of plum brandy known as Slivovitz. The brandy was actually quite nice, it went down fairly smooth and wasn’t too sweet. The food itself was absolutely amazing. I ordered half a roasted duck with pickled cabbage and dumplings. The duck was cooked perfectly and the dark fatty meat of the duck was complimented with the vinegar taste of the cabbage which helped cut through the fattiness of the duck. My friends also ordered a few different dishes which I tried including the beef goulash and potato pancakes and roast beef with veggies. If you visit Prague, you NEED to go to this restaurant!

Pivovarský Dům
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Lipova 15, Prague 120 44, Czech Republic
+420 296 216 666
We ate here for our last meal before heading to the train station to head to Munich. It was on the same block as our hostel and we had walked by it multiple times, being fascinated by the brewery equipment viewable from the window. The meal itself was traditional Czech food (think beef and potatoes) and it was hearty and filling. Being that the restaurant brewed their own beer, we had to try their brand (yes it was delicious) and even got a quick tour of their small beer-brewing facility.

U Modré Kachničky & U Modré Kachničky II
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Original Location in Malá Strana (Little Quarter) – Nebovidska 460/6, Prague 118 00
2nd Location in Stare Mesto (Old Town) – Michalská 434/16, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město
U Modré Kachničky meaning “The Little Blue Duck” in Czech was recommended to us by a fellow traveler who had just returned from Prague. The original location is concealed behind a discreet blue façade in a narrow street in Malá Strana and features traditional Czech food.

U Modré růže
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Rytirska 16, Prague, Czech Republic
+420 224 225 873
Another restaurant that was recommended to us for the food and ambiance as it is located in an old gothic cellar from the 1300’s. The following description is from the restaurant’s website: The restaurant U Modré růže – translated into English means “The Blue Rose” – is located in a Gothic cellar and was said to have established in 1364. In the 15th century, this space was occupied by a small brewery with a beer pub and during the Middle Ages, the rooms of the restaurant were actually the ground floor of the building. You can see where the original facade existed by looking at the bricked-up windows which are now below the present-day street level. The recommended dish to order is the grilled goose fillets stuffed with goose liver, almonds and covered with a Port sauce. Another recommended dish was the beef goulash in a bread bowl and pork knee.

 

WHERE TO DRINK – BARS & LIVE MUSIC IN PRAGUE

As I mentioned earlier, the Czech Republic is known for consuming the highest amount of liters per capita in the world, so drinking Czech beer is a must when visiting this country. You also must try Slivovitz or plum brandy.

Bar under the Prague Metronome (Pražský Metronom)
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Nábřeží Edvarda Beneše, 118 00 Praha 7, Czechia
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High on top of Letná Park and overlooking the city is the Prague Metronome, a larger-than-life sculpture that doubles as a working metronome. Aside from being a popular hangout for locals, skateboarders and tourists alike, there is also a small beer bar situated below the metronome along with tables and lounge chairs to relax in. The view is incredible and definitely worth checking out.
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Prague Beer Museum
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Original Location: Americká 341/43, 120 00 Praha 2, Czechia
2nd Location: Smetanovo nábř. 205/22, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
+420 222 222 173
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While people may not know it, the Czech Republic drinks the most beer per capita in the world. The Prague Beer Museum has over 30 Czech craft beers on tap but fear not, for their extensive list is organized by type and has detailed descriptions to make it easier to select which one you want. You can also find their beer menu on their website.

The Strahov Monastic Brewery
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Strahovske nadvori 301/10, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
+420 233 353 155
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Located near the Prague Castle in the building of the Strahov Monastery, The Strahov Monastic Brewery features homemade beer and Czech cuisine. In the 60’s and 70’s this building used to brew beer solely for the Monk’s consumption, but in the 2000’s this was reopened as a craft brewery that was open to the public. Their outdoor beer garden features long wooden picnic tables and is a perfect place to enjoy a beer at on a sunny day.

Pizzeria U Budovce
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Týnská 628/5, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
+420 732 629 535
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We stumbled across this place when exploring Old Town late one evening after dinner after hearing music coming from inside. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that there was a live jazz band playing and an empty table that seemed like it was meant for us. The decor reminded me of a place you’d see in a French cafe, with antique mirrors varying in size covering the walls. We only got drinks here, but it sounds like the food is pretty good based off of the TripAdvisor reviews.

Rock Cafe
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Národní 116/20, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czechia
+420 224 933 947
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The Rock Cafe is a multi-purpose music club and event space that we, unfortunately, did not get a chance to visit during our trip. The Rock Cafe features an underground basement venue for live musical acts, a lounge, a gallery space, and games. (All photos above from the website)

AghaRTA Jazz Centrum
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Železná 491/16, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
+420 222 211 275
Another place that we didn’t get to visit, but we heard that this is one of the best spots to see live jazz every day from 21-24PM. The club, carrying on by 2HP Production (which is also the owner of ARTA Records and ARTA Music trademarks), is opened daily since 29 September 1991, the day following the death of one of the pioneers and innovators of modern jazz Miles Davis and named after his important album from the 1970s. You can visit the club any evening and listen to a concert performed by top Czech musicians. AghaRTA also offers visitors the chance to make a selection from its comprehensive catalogue of CD jazz recordings by a number of international publishers including the largest Czech jazz label ARTA Records. The club’s shop and bar are open daily until midnight. (Description from the website)

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Amsterdam – Where to Eat & Drink

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Among the canals of Amsterdam, you’ll find a number of amazing restaurants and bars. Amsterdam is contains a diverse list of global cuisine, including Spanish Tapas and some of the most authentic Thai food I’ve had outside of Thailand. My … Continue reading

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Guide to Thailand’s Full Moon Party

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First off, I want to say you’ve made the right choice in deciding to attend the famous “Full Moon Party.” It’s a bucket list item that everyone should do while they’re still young and able to throw down with hundreds of … Continue reading

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NYC Bars: Rooftops, Backyards & Speakeasies.

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Below you’ll find my master NYC bar list which I’ve organized by type (rooftop, sports bar, speakeasy) and also my favorites in each neighborhood. I’m constantly updating this on a regular basis so hoping this helps you find fun places to … Continue reading

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When in Rome… (August 13, 2016)

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH – 2.5 DAYS IN ROME We took a 6AM flight from Split, Croatia to Rome, Italy and landed around 9AM and took a taxi to our Airbnb which was located near the Pantheon near the center of … Continue reading

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NYC Restaurant Recommendations

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Below are my lists of my favorite NYC restaurants (which is by no means complete) that I’ve been putting together over the past few years I’ve lived in the city. I always have friends ask me to send me my … Continue reading

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Rome: The Vatican – The Right (and Wrong) Way to Visit

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I have some tips to those planning their trip to the Vatican and see the Sistine Chapel so you can avoid making the same mistake that we did. Granted, we went on a Saturday, but after talking to a local … Continue reading

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New Orleans: What To Do, Eat & Drink

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New Orleans is undoubtedly one of my favorite cities in the US and there are a ton of things to do (and food to eat!) in NOLA. I just got back from my 3rd trip to this amazing city and … Continue reading

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Caye Caulker 101

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I didn’t get to spend a lot of time in Caye Caulker, which is unfortunate since I’ve heard it’s very chill compared to Ambergris Caye (but then again, I thought that Ambergris was chill too). It also rained almost the … Continue reading

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