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Under the communist regime, rock and roll was banned, as it was considered too pro-western. Even though Prague’s rock scene was dominated by dissident era rock bands and highly influential international acts like the Velvet Underground and the Rolling Stones. But since 1989, after the Velvet Revolution, the independent rock and roll scene has flourished and evolved in the capital of Prague, and now the city offers many different rock venues to get your fix of a little bit of good ol’ rock and roll. Clubs such as Futurum, Klub 007 Strahov, Bunkr, Palác Akropolis and Roxy usually host live rock bands. For rock clubs you can turn up at the door, but advance bookings are mostly essential for big names. Also for some ‘big name’ rock concerts you can often find tickets on sale at the theatre’s box office half an hour before showtime.

Rock Clubs in Prague

Unfortunately, most rock clubs are in Prague’s suburbs. A few rock clubs remain in the city centre but struggle to survive due to the strict noise regulations. A popular choice in the centre is Rock Café; though quite commercial it plays live rock. There are quite a lot of small …

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Music Bar Futurum

Futurum is a remade community centre, with a formal exterior that belies the hip and groovy space within. In the communist era of dictatorship it turned into an underground big-beat club. Rock’n’roll bands played there till the 60s. Futurum was later closed, but the tradition of rock concerts survived till …

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Batalion Music Pub

Batalion is a club or rather pub located downtown, near the Wenceslas Square. It is an old club which was a rock club in the nineties and in the early new millennium, but there’s not too much live music production at the moment. One or two bands per month, but …

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Rock Café

Thanks to its location and name, Rock Café is a very popular music club in Prague. The club is not only a venue for concerts but also provides space for a gallery, CD shop and cinema. Rock Café is divided into a few sections. In the first section you’ll find …

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