In Prague, there are a few venues with a unique atmosphere created mostly by expats. Why such venues became popular in the 1990s isn’t clear, but of course it was a huge bonus for them. Bohemian types from several continents have created a relaxed and cosmopolitan mood, which still survives today, at U Malého Glena (Little Glen’s). Thus, it’s no wonder that Glen also featured in articles in various global media; the journalists appreciated the laid-back atmosphere of the venue.
U Malého Glena is a Prague club, but you’ll feel that its atmosphere isn’t limited by city or nationality. Music brings people together, which is especially true of jazz. Musicians from all over the world (from Hungarian bands and Czech virtuoso soloists to American performers) come together at the venue, and rub shoulders with Praguers and visitors from other countries. On Sundays, everyone can come along and join in – even those who aren’t featured in the programme.
Glen, by the way, is not a mythical figure, but the owner, American businessman Glenn Spicker, who also launched the Bohemia Bagel bistro in Prague (still going strong today and supplying its bagels to Starbucks and other businesses). He acquired the “little” nickname when he came to Prague, so as not to confuse him with another Glen – Glen Emery, who ran the popular Jo's Bar in the 1990s.
If you love the decadence of an all-day breakfast menu, you’ll be pleased to know that you can order the meal at U Malého Glena, and it tastes great! What’s more, the club also offers apartments to hire in the same building, handily saving you a trek to your accommodation after a performance.Alicia