Prague 3 - Zizkov, Vysocany, Stranice
Fiercely independent and proud of it, Žižkov is a traditionally Roma settlement that has lately established itself as a neighborhood for artists, authors, and expats. With a bar on every block (at least), Žižkovites are partial to pleasure. Some of the city's best nightlife lies within Žižkov's rough edges, including Palac Akropolis, Blind Eye, and XT3.
But Žižkov is about more than just drinking. This area, whose post-WWI resistance movement garnered a symbolic invitation for Žižkov to join the EU in 2001, is also home to the controversial TV Tower, at the foot of which lies the cramped First Israeli Cemetery in Olsany, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which stands atop Vítkov Hill.
This neighborhood's working-class roots lend themselves to cheap classic food, exemplified at U Sadu, and even cheaper accommodation, such as at the Clown and Bard Hostel.
When it comes down to it, it's hard to tell which is more intoxicating: Žižkov's abundance of drinking establishments or its free spirit.