A Touch of Class Near Wenceslas Square
Lucerna is technically an entire mall or passage, which confusingly lends its name to a cafe, cinema, pub and concert hall. It was built by the notorious Havel family of entrepreneurs, now most widely known because of former president Vaclav. All of the different establishments have a certain charm to them, though they don't necessarily go together stylistically. The cafe and cinema are connected and keep their original art deco style. The cafe is a great place to watch everyone passing through the passage, and they do a good hot fruit juice which warms you up in winter. The cinema is probably the most opulent in Prague, though unfortunately it doesn't offer a huge variety of films. The pub and club are both lively but relaxed, the pub serving better than average pub food. The focal point of the passage is a man riding an upside-down horse suspended from the ceiling, which is completey inexplicable and definitely worth a look.