Zlaty Strom is an underground bar and music club located near Charles Bridge
, on the pedestrian street Karlova which leads to the Old Town Square
Zlaty Strom is a warren of bars and lounges spread over many levels. There is also a pole dancing bar and, at the lowest level, a lively dancefloor.
Zlaty Strom is simply a fun place for everyone, and sums up perfectly the 'let it live' attitude of Prague.
In the lounges and chill-out areas, groups of 20-something Czechs hangout with friends, and groups of tourists share drinks with old and new found friends.
Meanwhile, Czech teens and international visitors of all ages head for the subterranean dance floor, where the tunes are generally 80s/90s/00s/10s dance and classic party music, mixed together in a blur.
In the pole dancing bar, an all-night girl show takes place, which naturally proves popular with stag parties. But as Zlaty Strom is merely a bar, it is all very relaxed; the topless dancers' can be enjoyed just for the price of a drink.
Zlaty Strom throws up a curious mix of styles and people of various age groups, but somehow it works. It is certainly worth dropping in for a few drinks as you make your way around Prague.
The special drink to try is the 8-man Mojito, a huge glass of this favourite cocktail with eight straws. Somebody shout go...