Prague’s popular summer hotspots have had some bad news in recent weeks, with the closing of Náplavka’s oft-frequented Bajkazyl bar and the cancellation of the successful Korso Krymská street festival due to renovations.
But one summer hangout is coming back in a big way starting tomorrow, April 26.
Colloquially known as “Stalin” because of the giant statue of the Russian dictator that once adorned the location, the area around Prague’s functioning Metronome sculpture in Letná Park is popular year-round due to some great views of the city and prime skateboarding
But during summer months over the past few years, the area has found renewed life among locals as a summer hotspot with a cafe & bar operating from the area directly beneath the Metronome.
Officially termed Stalin by Containall, the organizers that run the bar as well as a previous one in Malá Strana (and a new one that will be opening in Stromovka from May), the Prague 7 location has become a favorite for many during the spring and summer months.
The Stalin bar/cafe has been closed for the past half-year, but will officially re-open tomorrow, April 26, with a ceremony that has drawn heightened interest. A five-day “Mega Season Opening” will continue through the weekend and into Monday with nightly music performances.
On Thursday, local DJs ∆NGRY ΠABLEFLIP and Kierastoboy will ring in Stalin’s 2018 season underneath the Metronome with refreshments provided by the Stalin bar and food courtesy of Prague Jerk Station.
Stalin organizers also have a little something special in store for visitors this year: a brand-new craft beer that is set to be unveiled with the official opening of the location.
The beer is as yet unnamed, but Stalin has reached out to users on Facebook for naming suggestions in an informal competition. If they happen to choose a name for the beer from the user comments, the winner will receive 100 free pints to drink at Stalin during the course of the summer!