Jimmy Hoffa - Detroit union boss, renowned fraudster and now bar inspiration. Hoffa's is the slick new bar on the ground floor of a trade union office building (makes sense?). Its big windows that look out to Senovazne Namesti brighten up its long black bar, charcoal floors and wallpaper of black and white photos.
Opened by Ondrej, the guy who brought us our favourite little local spot Cili Bar, Hoffa is part bar, part restaurant and part late night party spot. They’ve done away with the overly formal version of dining that Prague seems to love so much and have kept the menu short, with dishes changing daily, small plates for sharing and no sign of either pork or dumplings. Phew. The menu's only printed in Czech, but we winged it and ended up with a zesty little lentil salad.
The drinks menu is written (scrawled rather) on a long blackboard above the bar, with Czech wines and a good selection of mixers you don't often see in these parts, including Fever Tree tonics, Belvoir cordials and Fentimans sodas, nice! Take a date and sit by the window and drink Mojitos as trams rumble past, or grab a bigger table with a group of friends and polish off some bottles of Moravian wine and plates of jamon.
With smooth tunes, friendly service (no exploitation of workers here guys), no smoking (lucky for your wardrobe/hair) and really good drinks, we're pretty confident that this is one Hoffa that won't be mysteriously disappearing any time soon.