31st of December - NIGHT
I am not a big NYE fan as I strongly believe that you can have far better parties throughout the year than just on a particular day. Nonetheless, we decided to have a New Years road-trip and checked out what options we have available. As we leave in Belgium, it had to be decent term distance, then another aspect was the fireworks show and last but not least the prettiness of the city. In the end we had as option Edinburgh and Prague and we decided for Prague.
We checked out some parties and we found some excellent reviews about Hangar Bar which is right in the center. They offered 2 menus one with finger food (1100 CZ krone) and one with normal dinner (2000 CZ krone). We opted for the finger food menu and you could order extra burgers from their regular menu if still hungry. In the price you get a kir royale and 2 tequila or vodka shots for free.
The service was excellent, especially as we were difficult customers. We are used with non smoking bars thus the news that in CZ smoking is allowed caught us by surprise. even so, once we mentioned that some of the people in the group are bothered by the smoke they put the ventilation higher and you could literally not feel the smoke & smell (only after 3:30 or so when it was free entry it started to get smokey)
Other than that, music was great, the bartenders did an amazing job both with preparing excellent cocktails and putting out a nice show dancing and juggling with bottles. At midnight we went out a few steps from the bar to spot a great firework show.
âWe had an absolute great and amazing time we loved the atmosphere and if ever in Prague for NYE take Hangar into account.
1st of January - 6PM
There is a tradition going on in Prague that on the 1st of January at 18:00 in the main square (the one with the clock) the city will through a fireworks show. People gather mainly on Charles Bridge which becomes ultra crowded. Better try one of the neighbor bridges for a better view. Below Best we could get from where we were(end of Charles Bridge)
Well, hope you will enjoy Prague on your next trip even if you are not there on NYE.