Above: Bokovka wine bar

Most people regard the Czech Republic as beer country, and understandably so. After all, it’s home to the city of České Budějovice, formerly known as Budweis, as well as Plzeň, better known as Pilsen. Prague remains in no danger of a brew pub or beer hall shortage, but in recent years, numerous wine and craft cocktail bars have also opened. Indeed, there are now so many tempting options that focus on either wine or cocktails, I found it difficult to trim my drinking itinerary into something that would fit into the time allowed (and that wouldn’t cause irreparable harm to my liver).

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