U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
United Kingdom (England)
3.55/5 rDev -4.6%
Visited on a recent trip to Prague - I'd heard about it and thought I might as well have a meal and sample the beer. Arrived somewhat late in the evening and after peering into the busy beer hall, decided to have a seat in the beer garden at the back. Plenty of tourists; this place is clearly never empty.
Waiters mill around, although they come across as rather aloof. You don't have to wait long for a beer - they only serve the one which is produced on the premises so a glass will appear in front of you before you know it. They keep track of your consumption by ticking a slip of paper on your table. The beer is the highlight of the visit: dark, smooth, creamy and delicious. Although it's rather pricy, it's certainly worth sampling. I had some traditional Czech food as well - a decent goulash. It was OK but didn't blow me away. They also try to push some kind of liqueur, but I resisted as I suspected it would cost a bomb. Overall the prices are fairly steep, and I also think I was overcharged by the waiter that took my money.
If you're thinking of visiting, my recommendation would be to have a couple of beers and nothing more. The beer is great; everything else can be had for less at alternative eateries.
05-20-2011 23:49:15 | More by jazzyjeff13
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4.04/5 rDev +8.6%
I'm not sure what I can say about U Fleku that hasn't already been said, other than if you're on the fence you should go. It's an experience that shouldn't be missed.
It can get very busy but they're also very good at getting you in as quickly as possible. Go early if you don't want to wait in line, or at least try for an off-hour (remember this also depends on the season that you're there).
I personally loved the beer, and even my wife who's not into dark beers thought it was pretty good. We had some goulash and thought it was some of the best we'd had in Prague.
The ambiance is what makes it though. The rooms, the guests, the waiters, the wandering minstrels... all without a hint of being "touristy" while still being one of Prague's most touristy locations!
Absolutely not to be missed!
01-30-2014 15:02:02 | More by NeroFiddled
3.83/5 rDev +3%
Had visited here once before, in 1991. Now I know it has morphed into a real touristy place, but I wanted to go back for just 1 round, as well as having Alewife experience it for the first time. We stopped by on the eve of 02OCT13, after a good dinner at Pivo Dum and then a lot of walking around town during the evening...
It's an easy place to spot, what with the big-ass clock hanging out front. Once in, there's a hall straight ahead with a service bar on the left. All the way back leads to their biergarten. The room to the right is a large, arched-ceiling room with dark-wooded lower walls and murals up top. Seems like that room was being used for tour groups. We hit the room to the left upon entering. It also had lots of dark wood half-way up morphing into plain white walls. Ceiling had some lovely beam-work, with lots of warm, glowing incandescent lighting. Tables were long, dark and worn, and must be shared by tourist and local alike. Yeah, they only have 1 bier, but it's a solid dark lager nonetheless (though a bit pricey). Service was spot-on, with our biers being right there. We did encounter the schnapps vendors, but they weren't pushy at all. It was a fun time for 1 round, for old times sake! Prosit!!
3.83/5 rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | $$$
10-23-2013 21:40:42 | More by Bierman9
U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace in Prague, Czech Republic
85 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.