10 + 1 Best Hipster Places in Prague
Prague, capital of the Czech Republic lies in the heart of Europe and recently is seeing a new wave of subculture of men and women. These people have passion for vintage and thrift store-bought clothing, they like indie and alternative music, they are eating organic and artisanal foods and live very alternative lifestyles. These people are generally called hipsters, although they do not like to be called like hipsters.
Who are Hipsters?
Hipsters want to be out of what is mainstream. Actually they do not belong to something certain, hipsters are just avoiding things which are mainstream. Most of the time hipsters are easy to notice. They wear skinny jeans and cargo pants, shirts, t-shirts and tank tops, trucker hats and no-hats, brownline and horn-rimmed glasses. Most of the noticeable one is men have “hipster beards”. Their daily activities are reading a book at coffee shop and checking their social media accounts. Pretty simple and fun!
Finally this new fashion also has arrived to the Czech Republic and Prague is becoming more and more popular spot for hipsters after Vienna and Budapest. If you are also hipster and you would like to discover Prague’s territory or just you want to join them and hang out at their places in our article you will learn the best hipster places and districts in Prague!
Náplavka Riverbank is the most well-known hipster place. Vltava riverbank (Rašínovo nábřeží) has become very popular in last 3 years thanks to recent renovation and after opening many alternative bars and restaurants. Náplavka is a stretch of pavement next to the banks of the Vltava, between the Palackého most (Palacký Bridge) and the Výtoň tram stop next to train metal bridge. This place is visited by hipsters very often. On summer days everyone grabs their beers/wines and enjoys the sun/moon. You can feed the ducks while listening to live music of every kind. You can even find vegetarian food on there too. Náplavka riverbank is almost lively on every time of day and even sometimes they make farm markets, events and activities.
If you want to prefer to go a café near Náplavka, we would recommend you Kavárna Čekárna.
Nice cosy non-smoking café with garden where you can drink coffee, read your book or connect to wifi. Café is located near to Náplavka under Vyšehrad hill.
Address: Vratislavova 30/8, 128 00 Praha 2
Mo – Fr: 8:00 – 22:00
Sa: 10:00 – 20:00
Su: 13:00 – 20:00
Polévkárna v Plavecké
In case you prefer some food or warm fresh soup we recommend you to try place called Polévkárna v Plavecké. Place is again located near to Náplavka in walking distance from there.
Address: Plavecká 4, Praha 2, Výtoň
Mo – Th – 9.00 – 18:00
Fr: 9:00 – 16:00
Sa & Su: Closed
Žižkov District is another attracting place for hipsters. Žižkov is well known for Žižkov Television Tower (Žižkovský vysílač in Czech) which you can see like a big finder from many places around Prague. This 216 m high tower was built between 1985 and 1992 and officially was awarded like a the second ugliest building in the world.
Žižkov is also known for Prague’s underground and classic beer pubs. This is a bohemian place that plays by its own rules, and a pub is never too far. This district is easy to access with subway and trams. Hipsters prefer this place because there are not many tourists around Žižkov and most of the people in here are local. Beers are really cheap. There are already 2 reasons for you to come Žižkov!
If you are in Žižkov district and you are a hipster, we would recommend you to go BeerGeek Bar, this place is heaven for hipsters, they have large variety of beers and they craft their own beers!
You can check their website in English here: https://beergeek.cz/en/
Address: Vinohradská 62, Praha 3
Daily: 15:00 – 02:00
Nákladové nádraží Žižkov
Nákladové nádraží Žižkov (Praha-Žižkov freight railway station in English) is a railway station formerly used for rail freight transport. It was originally opened in 1936 and ceased operations in 2002. I despite of interests of developers which were planning to build here moder district large industrial buildings since 2010 become great spot for alternative people and hipsters community. They are organizing here summer open markets, parties, cinema screening and other cultural activities.
Riegrovy Sady is an English-style public garden and it is one of the most popular places in Prague to drink beer and watch sports. This park is located on a hill which offers beautiful views towards Prague Castle. It is easy to get Riegrovy Sady.
Riegrovy Sady can be reached by any transport that connects to Náměstí Míru or Jiřího z Poděbrad, which are both a short walk away. Bus 135 stops at Na Smetance, which is very close to the main entrance of the park, and tram 11 stops at Italská, which is also close. If you’re coming from Jiřího z Poděbrad, walk down Mánesova and take a right into Třebízského street.
The Vinohrady district appeals to many young hipsters. Because Vinohrady has the great coffee places in Prague: it actually has more good cafes than the central district. It is also a great place for Vietnamese, Mexican or Italian food, with some fancy fast food thrown into the mix. When you go there, you should taste different cuisines and coffees.
Address: Moravská 1540/18, Praha, Vinohrady
Mo – Fr: 8:00 do 22:00
Sa: 10:00 – 19:00
Su: 10:00 – 19:00
Cafe V Lese
Address: Krymská 12, Praha 10 – Vršovice
Daily: 16:00 – 02:00
Events usually start on 20:00.
Address: Jindřišská 5 – passage, Prague 1 – Nové město
Mo – Fr: 10:00 – 23:00
Sa: 11:00 – 23:00
If you want to get away from what is mainstream and to join this new wave of subculture in Prague, you should visit our Prague Indie City Guide which provides you the best tips on alternative stuff to do in Prague.
There is many options how to discover Prague and hipster tour based on our recommendation is just one of them. But do not forget that you do not be a hipster to enjoy visiting pubs, coffee shops and parks!