Prague has one of the most vital and lively gay scenes in central Europe, the envy of its fellow former Communist countries to the east and north. The scene attracts a mix of tourists, expats and locals with a high proportion of attractive young men amongst them. There are more than 30 gay establishments including friendly lounge bars, Czech pubs, flashy nightclubs, sex clubs and saunas.
Most of the gay bars and clubs are located in the plush residential district of Vinohrady, just next to Wenceslas Square. This is where you will find the two largest gay clubs, Valentino and Termix as well as a number of small and friendly gay bars within easy walking distance of them.
A second area centred around Friends bar in the Old Town and including a number of cool cafes, is also worth a look. The Lesbian scene is much quieter and less developed. The only bar where lesbians predominate is Jampa Dampa. But girls are welcome in all but the erotic bars and many establishments have special lesbian nights or parties.
The Czech Republic is a liberal and tolerant country and even approved same sex partnerships just a few years ago.