Gay and Lesbian.

Although the Czech parliament approved a law permitting homosexual partnerships in 2006 Czechs are not accustomed to seeing homosexual couples showing affection in public.

The best advice is to be discreet. However the country has become increasingly tolerant during the last few years and the gay and lesbian scene in Prague is now flourishing/ thriving. Many clubs and bars opened recently in the quarters of Vinohrady and Zizkov, for example the most popular bar Valentino, opened in 2005 or the British-owned The Saints, which also runs a webpage with information on everything a gay or lesbian tourist might want to know about Prague.

Some straight bars also offer special nights weekly or monthly, like the Celnice Club which hosts the largest gay party Pink Stars. There is a lesbian-themed art gallery and occasional theatre productions as well as events at the Gender Studies Library.  A lesbian group that organises trips, lectures, sport actions, and film viewings is the Rozdilne Rytmy (different rhythms). There is also a lesbian sport club meeting every week.

Clubs and bars:

The Saints (gay bar)
Polska 32
Praha 2 - Vinohrady
Opening hours:
daily, from 7 pm – 4 am
Phone: +42 222 250 326

English Link: The Saints gay bar…

English Link: The Saints information site…

Celnice Club (gay bar)
V celnici 4
Praha 1
Opening hours:
Sun-Tue 11am - 2am
Wed-Sat 11am - 4am
Phone: +420 224 212 240

Club Valentino (mixed)
Vinohradská 40
Praha 2 - Vinohrady
Phone: +420 222 513 491
English Link: Club Valentino...

JampaDampa (majority lesbian)
V Tůních 10
Praha 2 - Nové Město
Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday 16:00 - 03:00
Friday and Saturday 18:00 - 06:00
Sunday 18:00 - 01:00
Phone: + 420 739 592 099
Czech Link: JampaDampa…

Gender Studies Library
Gorazdova 20,
120 00  Praha 2
Opening hours:
Tuesday-Friday 12.00 – 18.00
Phone: +420 224 913 350
English Link: Gender Studies Library…

Useful links:

English Link: Prague gay guide…

Czech Link: Gay association Prague…

Czech Link: Rozdilne Rytmy…