Gay Prague and Bratislava in the Czech Republic

We have written about Prague before , and in fact our story on Prague and Gay Rent Boys , is one of top, most Googled articles, we have ever posted!

We loved Prague when we were there a couple years ago. And in June, we are heading back and also stopping by Bratislava (home of Bel Ami ) and Budapest for Gay Pride . (they are announcing their 2011  dates next month).

In 2008, we found it very inexpensive, compared to many cities. Talking with Joseph Brewster, owner of Club Temple , he said, “The dollar is definitely up now. Clothes  and electronics are expensive .. Cigarettes now about $4.50. Redbull,  Pepsi and gas are all up! But for the most part, food and drinks are still cheap to reasonable here.”

Prague City Hall has compiled a map which it hopes will attract gay tourists to the capital.

The leaflet can be picked up at information centres, gay clubs and hotels, according the Prague Information Service.

The PIS already has a dedicated section for gays on its website for visitors  to the ‘Mother of Cities’.

There are directions to clubs and saunas, the map includes information on sites of Czech heritage, and important phone numbers for police and hospitals in the city.

“We do not want to shock anyone,” she said. The map does not locate any “clubs with dubious reputation.” (Hmmmm…what does that mean?!)

The map creators had consulted a Prague travel agency catering to gay tourists in the area.

However, the map is designed only with homosexual men in mind, with few attractions tailored to lesbians.

“There are many more gays coming here. They do not hesitate to come out and are more organized,” Novakova said. “Besides, there are perhaps only two clubs in Prague with a lesbian profile.”

Prague is a modern thriving metropolis with a wide variety of entertainment on offer, truly something for  everyone. Everything from International DJs playing at award winning House/Techno clubs, through to a  vast repertoire of classical music, world-class festivals and tourist concerts in numerous churches, opera
and ballet, avant-garde drama, jazz and rock, dozens of art galleries and excellent museums.
Enjoy world famous Czech beer (pivo) and Gulas served in the friendly atmosphere of local restaurants and pubs or treat yourself to a lavish candle-lit meal in one of Prague ‘s numerous romantic restaurants or river boats.

 Since low cost airlines started flying into and from Prague there is no “low season”  anymore. Low cost airlines operating in Prague are Smartwings , (Flights from/to Barcelona, Budapest, Heraklion, Larnaca, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rome); and also  Easyjet  (Flights from/to Basel, Bristol, Dortmund, Geneva, London, Milan, Newcastle, Nottingham).

The selection of Prague hotels is endless! There are numerous hotels in Vinohrady area where most of the gay clubs are located. If you want to stay in a more bustling area where all the shops are, there are many hotel choices in Old Town .  Some of the more well known hotels in Old Town include Residence Bene Prague, Savic Hotel Prague and U Prince Hotel Prague. The gay sauna Babylonia is right in Old Town!

We are excited to get back there and we have read there are new places in the gay district to check out! 

More details soon!