Located in the Old Town, just a few minutes from the tourists boulevards full of “Czech Drinking Team” hoodies and Soviet matryoshka salesmen, not more than five minutes from the Charles Bridge, Hemingway Bar is a gem to be treasured. It’s a venue with an atmosphere, which is upscale, but not posh, classy yet unpretentious.
For me it’s a place to visit to reward myself and celebrate the little victories that need celebrating, even if sometimes they have to be made up simply to justify a visit to Hemingway. Perhaps it is this “occasionality” and “specialness” which make this cocktail bar so dear to me, although it could just as well be the combination of great drinks, attentive staff, and stylish surroundings.
Inspired by the famous writer, alcohol connoisseur, and cocktail innovator, the bar specializes on his favourite spirits – absinth, rum, and champagne. And much like the main character from Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, you will be teleported to the past, with leather Freudian couches, dim candlelit atmosphere, and images of the old white-bearded man nodding approvingly from the framed photographs on the walls.
My personal favorites are the cocktails, which are innovative both in its contents and packaging, whether it’s a Caipirinha in a massive glass jam jar with a lid or a bottle hidden inside one of Hemingway’s classic novels. I can guarantee you will want to stay there for hours or, if your wallet scream otherwise, you can continue to Café Atmosphere right across the street.