Karlovy Lazne is the largest music club complex in Central Europe, and one of the coolest places in Prague to hang out.
One entrance fee essentially gains you entry to 5 clubs, spread over 5 levels. Each floor at Karlovy Lazne has its own style, ranging from disco to hard-core dance; enough variation to keep even the most ardent clubber entertained all night.
The Karlovy Lazne building dates from the 14th/15th centuries. Original mosaic tiles adorn some of the walls and floors, while old spa pools (minus the water) serve as two of the pumping dance floors.
Starting at the entrance:
MAINSTREAM: The lowest floor serves up mainstream tunes, and the dance floor has a large video screen. Drinks are available form the Oxygen bar.
DANCE MUSIC: The dance floor here is set in an old swimming pool, with dancing in and around it all night. The lighting effects should impress, with laser beams, laser statues, hypercube and more.
OLDIES: This is the 50s to the 70s floor. Dance to timeless oldies from Elvis and the Beatles to Saturday night fever tunes, or relax in the retro style seating and admire the memorabilia; the Martini girl behind the water wall and the DJ playing in a Cadillac.
HIP HOP: Dance to R’N’B and hip hop on this floor. There is also stylish seating, light walls and a 10m long lightning equalizer above the dancefloor.
CHILL OUT: Chill out to mellow tunes in the café style area on the top floor. Designed in the new baroque style, there are gold couches, floor cushions, rugs and soft lighting - do the other 4 levels properly, and you are bound to end up here!
Karlovy Lazne Club gets going after 10pm at weekends, so go early to avoid the queues.