Malostranská beseda is four floors of good times, located right in the heart of the Malostranská neighborhood on Malostranské náměstí. The building was the quarter’s original Town Hall, became a cultural center (similar to what it is now) and then after a lengthy and expensive reconstruction is now a beautiful and fun place to visit once again.
You’ll know it when you see it – tables, full of people spill out from under the eaves, enjoying lunch or a beer from the Pilsner Urquell restaurant. There’s a café here as well, but the best part is the cellar beer hall, entrance from inside. The club takes over the next floor and usually offers some great acts, both local and international. It leans towards the jazzy, and you’ll need to have a ticket to the show if you want to stay. The bar area is larger, while the club space with a private stage is a bit more intimate. You can find the schedule on their website.
Next floor up is the Video Café Trick Bar, a cinema cum design bar. At the top, there’s an art gallery which often shows quirky, usually local artists. The space isn’t huge, but atmospheric, thanks to the eaves and dormer windows. Plus, you’ll get great views of the neighborhood from up so high.
Plan an afternoon visit here and you may well find yourself hanging out late into the evening.
Photos courtesy of Malostranská beseda