New cocktail, book, and events bar brings volumes of creativity to Vinohrady

The Electric Sheep Book Bar opened at the end of November 2021 and offers lit-themed cocktails and a regular book club.

Matthew Deyn

Written by Matthew Deyn Published on 28.01.2022 16:10:00 (updated on 28.01.2022) Reading time: 2 minutes

In need of a place to hunker down? A new Vinohrady book bar may be just the place for you.

Proprietor Jane (who originally hails from Pittsburgh) long dreamed of owning a quirky and creative book bar before finally opening Electric Sheep in late 2021. Her unique space offers creatives an ideal place to enjoy a craft cocktail (or two) and peruse a broad selection of well-curated books whilst meeting other open-minded folks.

The signature cocktails give a nod to both the well-curated selection of books and the bar’s coffeehouse vibe. Choose from a traditional negroni or espresso martini (with Mr. Black coffee liqueur instead of Kahlua) or something a little more adventurous: the ‘Nut-teen Eighty Four’ (184 CZK) with Laphroaig 10 Single Malt Scotch and black walnut bitters may just be the stiff drink we need right now.

Those gearing up for Dry February will appreciate mocktails like the ‘Gimber Gingerita’ or ‘Zero Proof Rum Punch’, made with a variety of flavors from zero-spirit Czech brand ‘Vassa.’  A regularly rotating vegan food menu features light bites such as Mediterranean hummus flatbread.

Both fiction and nonfiction are available new or used (the collection skews more towards used tomes in support of an environmentally-conscious attitude). Laminated review cards are included with the books to encourage readers to write reviews.

Electric Sheep Book Bar
Electric Sheep Bar and Books

Alongside the many events such as photography groups, cocktail masterclasses, and numerous writing workshops, there is also a weekly book club in the areas of queer, science fiction and gothic.

If you want to enjoy a Tam Dem espresso from local Czech roasters Doubleshot or a light 10° ale from Pivovar Hostivar, you can do that here. If you’d rather enjoy a shot of Japanese Nikka Whisky whilst reading a Stephen King novel, you can probably also do that here. If you want to say hi to the three-legged shelter dog (Šakal) you may have to return another time but that is in no way a problem due to this book nook's inviting, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere.

The Electric Sheep Book Bar is open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday) and 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

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