Prague’s outpost of the worldwide Hard Rock brand is one of the most popular hangouts in the city. Tucked away behind the fresco-covered façade of the 19th-century VJ Rott House, it is just a five-minute walk from the focus of the night-time action in Old Town Square. As one of the largest branches of Hard Rock in Europe, it has two sleek bars in which to sample Czech pilsner beers or a couple of cocktails, plus three floors of restaurant selling the world-famous menu of steaks, salads and legendary burgers.
The ornate Art Nouveau interior of the restaurant contrasts neatly with Hard Rock’s grungy displays of rock ‘n’ memorabilia—from Johnny Cash’s embroidered Western-style shirt, a pair of Elvis’s trousers and a tails coat worn on tour by Madonna, but these are all totally overshadowed by the huge, guitar-shaped chandelier hanging over the atrium. Prague’s Hard Rock also offers live music on Thursday and Friday nights; a souvenir store selling logo-ed T-shirts, fluffy toys and biker jackets; and an outdoor terrace for enjoying summer-time evenings.
Prague’s Hard Rock Café is at Malé náměstí 142/3. Visitors can walk to it from Old Town Square. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.