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Under the communist regime, rock and roll was banned; rock and roll was too western, too free. However an underground rock scene grew and musicians played for small crowds in strange obscure little clubs and in the safety of country houses. The underground scene found international fame with the imprisonment of the rock group the Plastic People of the Universe following a 1970s show. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, Vaclav Havel, a devoted rock fan, became president and invited Frank Zappa to play in Prague and then attempted to name him as his special ambassador to the U.S; Zappa became a cultural attaché. The independent Rock and roll scene has flourished in the capital of Prague ever since and the city offers many different music venues to get your fix of a little bit of good ole rock and roll.

Prague Nightlife | Rock and Roll Venues


Lucerna Music Bar | The Subways

Lucerna Music Bar

If you ever feel frustrated that there is nothing much happening in Prague on Friday and Saturday nights, you should definitely try the 80s and 90s Party at Lucerna Music Bar, which is conveniently located a few steps from Wenceslas Square. This club night is the occasion when even the usually calm and slightly passive Czechs go wild and dance all night to the sound of pop hits. Those who are tired of dancing and drinking can relax...

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MeetFactory | Music in Prague

MeetFactory Music

If you are searching for independent music in Prague, look no further than the MeetFactory. Located in Prague 5 and situated in a spacious old factory, the MeetFactory is a modern cultural complex featuring an art gallery, theater, and a live music venue. The spacious music venue in...

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Palac Akropolis | Prague Rock Venue | Stage

Palac Akropolis

Pixies, Afghan Whigs, The Strokes, Kid Loco, Stereolab and the Dead Kennedys are just some of the first class bands that have played a show there, but Palac Akropolis is much more than just a rock venue. This cultural complex located in a monumental building hosts groovy DJ nights, a selection of independent theater performances and art exhibitions, 2 bars, a cafe and a superb whimsically designed restaurant serving quality food....

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Klub 007 | Prague | Music Venue

Klub 007

Located close to the massive Strahov Stadium and situated in amongst the student dormitories of Prague's Technical University is Klub 007. This famous club has been around since 1969 and has been providing a plethora of diverse genres of music ever since to the young enthusiastic music lovers of Prague. Klub 007 has been, and still is, a cavernous club for the underground music scene of Prague and for international...

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Rock Cafe | Prague Nightlife

Rock Cafe

Rock Cafe is much more than a cool rock venue for local and international independent bands. Advantages include its central location as well as the fact that it is a multimedia venue. The main room with the stage is large and has good sound as well as an inexpensive bar with tasty beer. There is also a big side room complete with another bar, comfortable seats and screens showing the onstage action. The music styles the club focuses...

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Hard Rock Cafe Prague

Hard Rock Cafe

Started in London by two American fellows Hard Rock Café is famous all around the world with its 138 locations in 42 countries. The memorabilia found in the Hard Rock Cafes is a collection of over 70,000 items that is by far the largest of it’s kind, but it all started with one guitar (a Fender Lead II) from Eric Clapton who was a regular at a hip café in London where the attitude was anything goes. He gave the guitar to the...

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Roxy | Prague Rock | Interior


Besides major international DJs, the experimental venue Roxy has been drawing in renowned bands from all over the world. If you are at least a little bit into the current music trends, visit this club that has literally a cult status with locals, tourists, musicians and other performers. Club Roxy is famed for its dance parties attended regularly not only by representatives of the Czech club scene, but also guests from all over the...

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Malostranská Beseda | Exterior

Malostranská Beseda Music and Theater Club

Located on the second floor of the Malostranská Beseda is the Music and Theater Club which offers a rich and varied program of music styles such as rock, funk, alternative, folk, singer/songwriter style, blues, chanson, oldies and many others as well as interesting theater performances. The spacious club consists of three separate rooms, a coatroom, a bar...

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Chapeau Rouge | Interior

Chapeau Rouge

In the popular Chapeau Rouge club / bar, open since 1919, you will find a variety of rooms and levels to match your variety of moods. Chapeau Rouge has in fact, three floors, four bars, and three stages. Depending on what you seek, Prague's renowned Chapeau Rouge will definitely satisfy. If you happen to be heading to the Chapeau for a live show, then you will most definitely not be disappointed. The Live Underground venue is...

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Cafe Na půl cesty | Terrace

Café Na půl cesty

If you visit Café Na Půl Cesty, where you can hear interesting unsigned bands, then by your mere presence you are participating in a project of social rehabilitation. Café Na Půl Cesty is located in a park in Pankrác in a detached one-story brick building and is run by the Green Doors NGO. Green Doors integrates people with short-term cases of schizophrenia back into ordinary life. One way to do this is to employ...

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XT3 | Live Bands


Located in the party quarter of Žižkov is the cool XT3 club, a legendary party place known for bringing the DJ scene to Prague, specifically early drum and bass, hip hop and house. XT3 nowadays is one of the coolest places to catch a live gig in Žižkov, whatever your music tastes might be. XT3 consists of two floors, the ground floor being home to a traditional bar area with lots of comfortable tables and chairs while...

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Cross Club | Dolce Vita Photo

Cross Club

Cross Club is a uniquely designed venue offering a real crossing of cultures, genres and attitudes in the middle of the Prague quarter of Holesovice. Cross Club offers bands and DJs from all around the world performing on two stages, experimental theater, poetry readings, exhibitions, and Ghettollege, a street university project in which university professors and other recognized specialists lecture on various topics to anyone interested....

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Futurum Music Bar | Prague Rock Venues | Dance Floor

Futurum Music Bar

Located near the Andel crossroads in the brewery quarter of Smichov (home to Prague's famous Staropramen beer), Futurum Music Bar is a spacious, air-conditioned music venue, easily accessible from the center by public transport and certainly worth a visit. In Futurum you can enjoy the music you love in a sleek interior with an emphasis on round shapes, an interior which reflects the rich history of the venue where you could hear Rock...

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Vagon Club | Prague Rock Clubs | Interior


You should not miss Vagon Music Club if you are into classic rock, blues or oldies. The stage of this venue is occupied seven days a week from 9 p.m. by a variety of bands which include legendary Czech underground bands such as Psi Vojaci, The Plastic People of the Universe or Uz Jsme Doma as well as revival bands performing music written by some of the biggest names in the world of Rock and Roll (Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin,...

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