Karlovy Lazne, Prague

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Smetanovo nabrezi 198, Praha 1
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  • Karlovy Lazne: Interesting place...fun

    by Ehpride Written Sep 30, 2005

    Some members of our group (college sophomores, juniors and seniors) went here one night after dinner. We'd seen it earlier, advertised as Central Europe's largest dance club. It wasn't too expensive to get in, and featured five separate dance areas and at least two bars. Corona was 95 Crowns. The unnamed beer (I'm sure it had a name...just don't know what it was) was far less. Unfortunately, it was mostly filled with teenagers but we had fun anyway and met some people from New Hampshire. The techno room was really fun. It was dark and had black lights and a lower floor. Just a tip...public transportation shuts down in Prague at midnight or so, so if you stay late like we did, you'll have to take a taxi back.

    Dress Code: Dress code was pretty normal. We wore jeans and t-shirts and fit right in.

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    Karlovy Lazne: Central Europe's biggest music club

    by unexplored Written Sep 25, 2005

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    A single cover charge admits you to four venues - MCM Cafe(various live bands); Discotheque(classic disco music); Kaleidoscope(60's, '70's and 80's revival) and Paradogs(house, techno, drun n' bass, etc.)

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    Karlovy Lazne: Not the sure thing it once was...

    by RockTadgers Written Jun 24, 2005

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    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.

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    Karlovy Lazne: Best niteclub in middle europe!

    by Puckfair Written Apr 28, 2005

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    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

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    Karlovy Lazne: "5 discos for the price of 1"

    by shiri86 Written Apr 14, 2005

    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...

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    Karlovy Lazne: Several Levels of Music

    by tafurojo Written Feb 21, 2005

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    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

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    Karlovy Lazne: Disco

    by sweetboy6900 Written Jan 15, 2005

    Not recommended!
    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...

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  • Karlovy Lazne: Karlovy Lazne

    by grkboiler Written Oct 31, 2004

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    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.

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  • Karlovy Lazne: Good but sh1t hole & bloody hot!!!

    by paul090971 Written Aug 31, 2004

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    top place!!!!

    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!

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    Karlovy Lazne: Prague Nightlife

    by Nit_4 Written Aug 2, 2004

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    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.

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    Karlovy Lazne: Not all that

    by politicat Updated Jul 2, 2004

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    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

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    Karlovy Lazne: More like an abatoir than a bath house

    by Jollyon Written Apr 4, 2004

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    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.

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    Karlovy Lazne: Karlovy Lazhne -

    by biggeorge Written Jan 13, 2004

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    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

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  • Karlovy Lazne: Night Club

    by Klaar Written Oct 25, 2003

    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

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    Karlovy Lazne: Eurodisco Lives!

    by yooperprof Updated Sep 23, 2003

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    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.)

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