|U Maleho Glena is a popular bar and jazz club in the
Lesser Town (Malá Strana)
area of Prague, located 5 minutes walk from Charles Bridge.|
At the entrance level is a regular bar furnished in a mix of Czech and American styles (the owner of the bar is American); dark chunky wood throughout and tables illuminated by spotlights.
For drinks, the bar serves a range of cold draught beers, wines and spirits, including a good draught Guinness, which is not that easy to find in Prague. The relaxed atmosphere, cosy size and friendly staff make this a good bar for all age groups.
Downstairs at U Maleho Glena is one of the smallest jazz clubs in the city, where a variety of artists and bands play jazz and/or blues every night.
Musicians are a mixture of local Czechs and foreign nationals - either part of the ex-pat community or visitors to Prague. The audience can enjoy a variety of musical styles, including Modern Jazz, Be Bop, Rhythm & Blues, and Jazz & Blues piano music. Jazz jam session and blues jam sessions are held on Sunday nights.
The jazz room is simply decorated, with an 'underground Prague' feel. But remember it is not large, so arrive early, otherwise you may find yourself watching the entire jazz performance through a narrow archway - i.e. standing by the bar at the back.