We’re bringing our international (read: non-New York City) coverage back into the mix. Our off-the-beaten path guides have included Rome and San Diego. Next up: Prague.

When you first land in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, you may be momentarily disconcerted by the flurry of above ground trams or the beer being the same price as water, but there are amazing secret places just waiting to be found all throughout the city.

1. Hole in the Wall Bar: The White Whale

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When you someone describes a bar as a “hole in the wall,” The White Whale is the standard the bar ought to be judged by. The bar has a vague nautical theme to it with smoke stained sailing flags hanging on one wall of the bar and plays host to locals 90% of the time. Open all day and located just off of Male Namesti, go to the Whale if you’re looking a local bar thats friendly to patrons sitting for prolonged periods of time. If you’re looking for a more authentic taste of Prague night life, taking a tram over the hill is easy from downtown to Zizkov, a neighborhood over the hill of Prague 1 that rarely has any native English speakers past 5 o’clock.