Bar and Books Tynska
Bar and Books Tynska
4.5
Bars & Clubs • Cigar Bars
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5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 4:00 AM
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About
Established in 2004 Tynska Bar and Books was the first overseas Bar and Books enterprise. Located in the heart of Prague, just steps away from the Old Town Square, perfectly hidden in a small cobblestone street with a spectacular view of the Tyn Church. Tynska Bar and Books is proof of how sophisticated Prague has become. Has a wide selection of whiskies, cigars, cocktails, wine and champagne. Live music on wednesday from 21.00 till 00.00 and specialy prices whiskies on Tuesdays. You might also visit, Mánesova Bar and Books / located in Vinohrady/ is a comfortable counterpart to the more formal Tynska Bar and Books.
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Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • Old Town • 7 min walk
  • bridge • 8 min walk
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  • COBOB
    21 contributions
    Great drinks bar
    Stumbled upon this bar and popped in as it looked lovely and cozy inside, all candlelit and cocktails. The drinks were fab, didn't have a cocktail but enjoyed watching the barman put on a bit of a show making them. Great G&T's and chilled out vibes. Definitely return.
    Dear COBOB, Thank you very much for your review. Your opinion is very important to us Wishing you the best of luck and hope in seeing you again! Kind regards, Your Bar & Books Team
    Written October 30, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written September 13, 2022
  • Roos
    13 contributions
    Best wine and service in Prague!
    From the doorstep to the first sip of high quality wine, the place was oozing of high class and good service. The waitress asked if she could take our coats and offered us the wine and whiskey list while serving complementary nuts and olives. At first glance, the prices might be a bit higher that what you are used to but once you order your wine you will immediately understand why this place have kept a higher price. Their section of drinks are simply amazing and the standard is way above average. The bar is dark with a cozy setting and a perfect place to spend your evening with your fiancé.
    Dear Roosai, We are very happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. Thank you for trying our bar and taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again when you are in town. Regards, Elys
    Written September 3, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 7, 2020
  • Katie D
    Ann Arbor, Michigan17 contributions
    Delicious drinks!!
    We read about this place in one of our travel books and it definitely met expectations! While we all love beer it was nice to switch it up with a specialty cocktail. I highly recommend the Pimms Cup and the Aviation. Beware: while it's awesome they put bar snacks on the table and we ate 3 helpings of them, they will charge you for all of them if any is eaten. Not far from the beer garden of you wanted a place to stop on your way back towards town.
    We are very glad you enjoyed your visit and we met your expectations. As for the bar snacks, they are complimentary. We don't charge them. Perhpas on your bill you've seen "cover" but with a 0 CZK - it simply states how many of you were at the table :-)
    Written October 6, 2015
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 1, 2015
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Casper H
Copenhagen, Denmark232 contributions
Aug 2022
The cocktails and drinks are great, and the service as well. The snacks were not. We ordered a cheese selection and some profiterole. The cheese was served with cheap boring crackers and the cheeses were mediocre at best. The profiteroles felt and tasted like they came straight out of the freezer.

Skip the snacks and enjoy the drinks.
Written August 15, 2022
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Dear Casper H, Thank you very much for your review. It is very important to us, because thanks to your review, we can improve our services. We are sorry that your expectation did not follow the reality. However, we are whisky& cigar bar, not restaurant. We don't have a food only some small bar snacks, when you are hungry in the middle of the night.... We hope it will be 5 points next time! Yours, Bar & Books Team
Written October 30, 2022
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lipsticklover
Stamford, UK550 contributions
Nov 2021
We enjoyed it here . It was a lovely, smart and cosy bar but it took us ages to get our cocktails. There was only one man behind the bar and he seemed to be very busy but the bar didnt seem busy !! strange. and he was slow - but to be fair cocktails do take longer to make
Written December 7, 2021
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Dear Lipsticklover, Thank you very much for your review. It is very important to us, because thanks to your review, we can improve our services. We are sorry that your expectation did not follow the reality. However, time flies and today our bartenders are already more trained, visit us again to check it out! Kind regards, Your Bar & Books Team :)
Written October 30, 2022
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Frank D
Berlin, Germany162 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Dresscodes sind vor Eintritt zu kennzeichnen und mitzuteilen, nicht erst nach dem Bestellen.

Just for your note:
In this case you've to learn much more to learn than serving couple of Whiskeys and Cocktails. Customer are equal even they are foreigners.
Written June 20, 2017
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Dear Frank, thank you for your review. We are not exactly understand, what's happened. Please contact us via Facebook or via our website and explain us your problem. Thank you for your time, Elys
Written July 4, 2017
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sarah-lou78
Biddulph, UK27 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
As a group of four, we visited this bar on Monday 18th February. On arrival the atmosphere and ambiance was very inviting. We were shown to a table in the corner and given the drinks menus. It all went downhill from here......we had only been sat for what seemed like seconds before we were pressured into choosing our drinks (despite being the second table in). We asked for more time and our waitress rolled her eyes, 5 minutes later she returned and started taking our order, my partner asked for a gin served with elderflower cordial to which the waitress replied with you can't have that despite both items being available on the menu. We were told "you are in czech republic now" we can't do that! We felt they didn't deserve our custom and left feeling extremely dissapointed. We will be spending our money elsewhere to somewhere more deserving.
Written February 19, 2018
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Cyncityy
London, UK5 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
My boyfriend and I visited Prague in late March from London. We heard about Bar and Books from our bartender at the Golden Well Hotel and decided to check it out, as we spent most evenings of our trip to Prague trying out different cocktail bars before and after dinner. Our first night there was a Saturday night, so the bar was pretty busy. We were lucky enough to snag two seats at the bar, as a couple was walking out right as we walked in. Without those seats, we probably would not have gotten a chance to speak to Vlado, a young bartender who mixes up the most delicious cocktails! Over the next couple hours, Vlado had more time to chat as the bar slowly began to clear out a little. He was such a polite, professional, friendly young man and gave us just the right amount of attention. He was there as soon as our cocktails (and popcorn bar snacks) were dwindling down, and if we weren't sure exactly what we wanted, he was able to concoct something delicious based on our personal tastes! As I mentioned, we visited quite a few cocktail bars during our trip, and Bar and Books is the only one we returned to for a second night of fun. We had told Vlado we would return Sunday or Monday night, and we had to keep our word to our new friend! Not to mention I wanted more of those cocktails! The atmosphere of Bar & Books is really nice - I felt like I was on the set of Mad Men, with the cigar smoking and dark-lit rooms. We loved it! Both nights I had told my boyfriend we were only staying for an hour or so, two drinks tops, but both nights we stayed for 3+ hours, trying cocktail after cocktail, smoking cigars and chatting with the bartenders. I truly cannot say enough about Vlado. It was really nice to talk to him, learn more about Prague, and of course enjoy his cocktails. He is the epitome of a great bartender. We will definitely be back to Bar & Books next time we visit Prague, and hopefully Vlado is still there. If not, we will just have to pay a visit to his bar too!
Written April 16, 2015
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Sarahld1985
Marple, UK40 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
We visited this bar during a stay in May. What a lovely little place. Really nice setting inside, great character and really good cocktails. Definitely a swanky place to drink!
Written July 29, 2013
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Joanne1234
Paisley11 contributions
Don't get me wrong, this is a beautiful place to sit and have a drink and the service was impeccable. But I couldn't shake the overwhelming feeling of being completely overcharged. So for anyone who likes nice surroundings and doesn't mind paying 3 times the going-rate for drinks, then this is the place for you.
Written May 21, 2008
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Océane H
Brussels, Belgium31 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Perfect place for a classy evening. The service and cocktails were excellent. Fun fact, the interior looked very 20’s.
Written February 2, 2020
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Dear Oceanehp, thank you for your lovely review about our barl. We are always happy when we read these kind reviews of your guests. We are glad you enjoyed our services and cocktails. We are looking forward to welcome you here again. Yours sincerely, Elys
Written September 3, 2020
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ENGSPANGER
18 contributions
Nov 2019
Locals who live in Prague suggested this location. Drinks are basic. The real draw is what it looks like inside. Plus they were playing good 80s music which was fun. You have to ring a bell from outside in order to be let in. There IS A sign stating that but you'll most likely miss it unless you're looking for it. Service was OK. When we first got there she came by every few minutes, but as the evening wore on we saw her less often but could see her chatting with other staff behind the bar.
Written December 8, 2019
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Dear ENGSPANGER, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is very important to us to read your reviews and ideas. We are very happy that you had pleasant experience. Time has change and we have a new staff, please give us one more chance:-) Have a wonderful day, Elys
Written September 3, 2020
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Lawson2010
Abilene, TX65 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great cigar menu, large drink and wine menu and fantastic customer service! Bar and Books is on a small road off the beaten path in Prague, but worth tracking it down. Our waitress was very attentive and my husband found a great Cuban cigar he enjoyed. The atmosphere was perfect! Very relaxing evening.
Written December 1, 2019
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Dear Lawson2010, thank you very much for your lovely review about us. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and we hope we will welcome you again. Best of luck, Elys
Written September 3, 2020
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Bar and Books Tynska is open:
  • Tue - Wed 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Thu - Sat 5:00 PM - 4:00 AM


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