"It’s not Prague, but with all the Czech beers on draught it’s as close as you’ll get in Shoreditch!"Review Rating: Reviewed by T.A.O
Prague is a bar, café, lounge and all round hip place to be anytime of the day any day of the week. Its oxblood façade lights up the corner of Kingsland Road with a subtle come-on that’s in keeping with the relaxed atmosphere inside. It’s all set up to be that elusive continental bar that we all love so much and both on surface features and beyond, it successfully enamours. The exposed brickwork gives it the rough and ready look and old chesterfield sofas nestle snugly into its dim corners that are decorated with craftsy touches. Despite its fairly rigid layout, a rectangle lined with rows of tables, any seat in the house comes with a sense of intimate privacy helped by the low lighting and well-selected soundtrack. It’s just as good for groups of friends as it is for couples and despite its Shoreditch location there’s almost a beatnik feel to it.
It’s not Prague, but with all the Czech beers on draught it’s as close as you’ll get in Shoreditch. It serves Budvar, Star, Pilsner Urquell and Zatec along with a neat cocktail list and of course Absinthe. Czech bar snacks continue to make this more Eastern Europe than East London and there’s a chance to sample the Nakladany Hermelin (marinated cheese), Utopenec (pickled sausage) or the pasticka Czech pate, all unusually appealing. Open all day until the early hours this is the place to come if you’re bound to Shoreditch but want something a little different to the rest it has to offer. Požívat
T.A.O reviewed Prague on Mon 12 Sep 2011