130 00 Prague, Czech Republic
tel: +420 774 530 689
Ex-pats and the Czechs who love them pack into this comfy cocktail bar on weekend nights. Cozy fold-down theater seats and glass-bottle chandeliers help maintain a low-key, eclectic lounge feeling in this oddly carpeted drinking establishment whose name honors the American literary legend. The cocktails aren't always consistent when the crowd is particularly big but on a quieter night they're mixed to standard at fair prices. Get there early on weekends so you can get a good seat and enjoy a couple of quality cocktails before the crush starts to affect the mixes. If you're strapped for cash, stop by on Sunday evening between seven and ten for shockingly cheap beer (7 CZK!). A lively neighborhood bar attitude, lived-in style, and a dash of postmodernism give Bukowski's that special something that keeps locals coming back again and again.