Ostrava is becoming increasingly well known as a vibrant centre of cultural life and entertainment focused around the now-legendary Stodolní Street – the street that never sleeps.

After the political changes in 1989, the activities of the University of Ostrava’s humanities students played a key role in reviving the city’s cultural life. The burgeoning literary, artistic and musical scene centred around the Black Spider club, a venue that has since acquired cult status for its historic role as a meeting place for Ostrava’s artists and intellectuals. The area soon came alive with new clubs, each of which has its own unique atmosphere. Nowadays, Stodolní and the surrounding streets harbour over 70 bars, restaurants and clubs offering the visitor every form of entertainment.