Karlovy Lazne, Prague
Karlovy Lazne, just off Charles Bridge, is not the experience it once was. Situated in an old bathhouse, it used to be a wonderfully shabby experience - all the peeling paint and smashed tiles made it feel like going to a party in a squat.
Alas, Western standards (and health & safety) has caught up with Karlovy Lazne, and the refurb has diminished it's cheap and cheerful atmosphere of old. It's still possible to dance in a drained swimming pool, except if you didn't know what it was, you'd just think it was a lowered dance floor.
There are still five floors of music, ranging from cheese to chill out, there's an internet cafe and foosball room in the basement. It's still pretty cheap and still draws a surprisingly mixed crowd, giving it's Tourist Central location.
Still a good time to be had - just go before they laminate it any further.
Dress Code: Bouncers don't really care what you wear. As with most places in Prague, the dress code is pleasingly relaxed after the petty, over-regulated clubs in England. Once you're through the metal detector, Karlovy Lazne is your playground. Just don't mess with people too much when you're bladdered - they'll tolerate drunken lariness, so long as it's not directed at other clubbers.
Thought the advertising "Best niteclub in middle europe!" was funny
on the Saturday there was a big queue, expect to queue early
Sunday was quiet but as there was 5 diff parts to the club , if u
made it to the top there was a nice 60 s nite
it was good price too
200 kroners and its open till 5 am for the nite owls
Dress Code: there was no dress code when we went there
This was told to be the biggest club/disco in middle Europe, but it didn't feel much different from clubs around here. Of the 4 different dancefloors I only liked one. And it was really great, 'cause they played 60's, 70's and 80's hits!!
If you plan to go there, it's only 50kc between 21pm and 22pm, and 01-05. In between it's 120kc. We went there around 22.30 and the place was totally crowded already.
Dress Code: Not that I know of...
This night club is advertised as the biggest club in middle Europe. It is fairly large and there are several different rooms that play all kinds of music. From techno to hip hop to 80's music. There is something for everyone. Although the techno rooms seemed to a little less active but I did leave kind of early. The best room was by far the chill out room upstairs with the chill house music.
Dress Code: Casual
It is really expensive...a disco attended only from tourists..
The Security men are not so nice...
We waited 4 hours to have our jacket back ..with other hundred people...and some jackets didn't come back...
Dress Code: No dress code..
Place very dirty...
Karlovy Lazne claims to be the biggest nightclub in middle Europe. It has 4 levels each with something different to offer and some good DJs. There is a cover charge which will get you into all 4 levels (get there before 10 PM and pay less). The crowd is mostly a younger crowd. The club closes at 5 AM.
If you are in Prague on a weekend, this is a good club to go to. During the week, its not as good.
Only 100k to get in, beer was 26K!!!
5 floors of different music, went from Born Slippy, underworld to Sunday Bloody Sunday, u2 excellent !!! The Disco floor was packed, was a total sweat pit! wear light clothes when visiting here. I think that there are no B&Q's in Prague becuase this place had never seen paint before and it was a total sh1t hole inside but still a great place!
Dress Code: anything goes but wear something light!
Four stories of big time fun. Karlovy Lazne, the biggest, hippest club in Prague is perhaps 50 m from the Charles Bridge. Entrance fee of 200 CZK ( 5GBP) includes free internet lounge . One floor up in the Kaleidoskop Room happy house fans bounce around to non-threatening ( monotonous) electronica. On the next level, its a mixture of top 20, mainstream dance hits and retro that pushes the envelope all the way back to the 1950s. And at the top, a serious house of trance and techno and contagious groove.
Passers by get to see clubbers go at it under the sidewalks as some of the pavements are replaced by glass paving. Great way to attract the punters ( not that they need to try very hard). Coupled with Prague's cheap beer, the night is bound to be FUN, FUN, FUN!
Dress Code: Casual clubbing dress wear.
KL is a large danceclub with multiple types of music on several different levels. There is something for almost everyone here. I personally did not like this club. The male to female ratio was about 5:1. I went only one time but it was enough for me. My friends went back every night we were in Prague (unlike me, they loved it). They said the male to female ratio remained consistent on consecutive nights. I didnt meet a single local here- only tourists, primarily Americans! No offense, but when in Europe I really dont want to hang out with Americans- I can do this at home.
The place was packed, no room to breathe, small dancefloors, rough crowd, aggressive men- just not my thing. The music was good, but the crowd turned me off.
Give it a try if you have time to burn in Prague. Everyone's perception is different. If your time in Prague is limited, definitely bypass this club in favor of Radost FX.
Dress Code: Blue jeans, t-shirts, nothing fancy
Five floors of something like fun. Whilst the serious dancing was being done on a floor that played the cheesiest music I have ever heard (think DJ Otzi as light relief), the house music was played to a room of mashed up kids. The place was alright, but really did remind me of an abatoir - cold concrete walls and floors. There are better places in Prague, but if this is on your list of things to do, don't spend all night doing it.
Dress Code: When we went (Friday night 11 pm) the only requirement seemed to be that you had your entrance fee.
Five floor nightclub by the Charles Bridge ,cheap to get in ,open every day.
Top floors the best ,nothing but beanbags and open space ,also plays the best music.
Cocktail Bar up there does a mean black russian as well.
Dress Code: NO
The apperance of the club is good and funky.
They played great music and I think it's great to have diffrend levels with diffrend music styles. I think you should go there if you don't mind that the visitors there can be really rude and sexistic. Apart from that it's a nice place to go and have a good time with your friends, you just have to be really carefull, because if you just look at one of the guys they already think you want to sleep with them...(I'm not over reacting about it) But hey! If that's what your looking for, it's a GREAT place to go. Inside there are even prostitutes visiting.
Dress Code: Casual
You have to like crowds - but four floors of dancing in a converted bathhouse makes Karlovy Lazne - the Charles Baths - an interesting spot in the center of Prague. Not all the floors are open every night, but weekends witness maximum attendance at this very popular destination for Prague's discobunnies. Each floor has its own sound: the ground floor hip-hop, the first floor commercial pop from the eighties to the present, the second floor classic eurodisco, and the fourth floor edgier trance sounds the hippest dj's. Karlovy Lazne attracts all types, ages, and nationalities - I heard ten different languages when I was there. The dance floors are in former swimming pools; tons of re-inforced concrete insure that no sounds "bleed" from one level to the next. It seems that the management consciously keeps the cover charge fairly low so that locals can afford to come, but on a warm summer night, it seemed like a "United Nations" of nightspots. (About the age thing: Fortysomething Yooperprof was comfortable enough on the third floor - Eurotrash disco - but felt out of place among the hip-hoppers on ground level. It is a youth-oriented spot, but those of us who are over thirty shouldn't necessarily let the young exclude us.)
Karlovy Lazne is advertised as the largest club in Central Europe which at 5 floors doesn't surprise me. It welcomes large numbers of tourists regularly and is usually very busy, it wasn't really my taste in music though.
There's a free internet cafe inside and games room, entrance 200 CZK
Central location next to charles bridge. 5 floors to choose from. Friendly staff, especially because we needed assitance for a diabled member of the group. It can get a bit sticky here in summer!
Dress Code: Very casual.