U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace

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4.29/5
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Place Score: 85
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.71
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Křemencova 11
Prague, 110 00
Czech Republic
phone: +420 224 934 019

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Bierman9
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 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 | $$$

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Photo of Tpusk
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

My wife and I went here in May 2013. Fun atmosphere! We just walked in after hearing about it and got seated in the "show" portion of the restaurant/ brewery. They also have a restaurant area without the show. However, the restaurant was busy and we got seated and watched a vaudeville style show, complete with cross dressing. We sat at a large table with bench style seating. We met many new friends here from all over the world. They have one beer that they brew there. Very tasty! Not much to say about about it because that's all you're going to get. A dark beer without much depth but very easy to drink. I would return here in a heartbeat!

Photo of Jojo850
4.26/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

If you want a true Prague experience you need to stop in at "Fleck's Place" during the Orthodox Christmas season. The place was packed with people from every corner of the world. It was very loud and sounded like the United Nations cafeteria. We had already eaten, so we did not try the food, but from what I have been told it is average. That wonderful beer of theirs, however, is delicious, strong, and never stops coming to the table!

Photo of Chinon01
3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 3.25

A must visit (for beer lovers) if only for the history as the pub was founded in 1499. A little touristy and admittedly neither the food nor beer were mind blowing I still enjoyed the atmosphere seated chockablock with locals and tourists at communal tables. They serve only one house brewed beer a dark lager. Would return

Photo of BrasseCuivre
2.88/5  rDev -22.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 1

We opened the place up at 10:00 AM (actually showed up around 9:30 since our book listed opening at 9:00). We had an early train to catch and this was the only time we could squeeze in a visit. As a bonus, the aroma of the brewing process was thick in the air. The beer was excellent, as were the toilet facilities. We could tell the place would be more fun with a few dozen other patrons.

Reading the reviews, I was a little anxious about the waiters, hidden fees, etc. But there was no music playing, and we easily brushed off the offer of shots (at 10:00 AM, after all). If it's good enough for Michael Jackson, it's good enough for me.

Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

I visited this famous/infamous place at 6pm on a Wednesday evening (end of March 2012). I confess to being a bit apprehensive after reading reviews (on here and elsewhere) but was determined to try it. As we entered through the main door we were steered in to the left (no choice). I suspect that most of it was closed off as it was relatively quiet. Fair enough, we found a couple of seats at a table (feel free to share a table in Prague!) and before long two mugs of dark lager arrived.

Firstly the beer; I have to say it is pretty damn good - nice quaffable brew with a nice head and some sweetness to it. Please note that it is served in a 0.4L (400ml) mugs and this serving size coupled with the price per mug makes it probably the most expensive beer in Prague (apart from hotels).

The place itself was quite nice; a medium sized room with dark panelled walls, dark wooden beamed ceiling hung with a couple of rustic type chandaliers. And there was a nice clock on the end wall. Rustic "beerhall" tables and chairs. No escaping the resident accordian playing man - I suppose it helps with the atmosphere they are trying to create.

Then later the waiter comes over offering the shots of whateveritis and understood when we politely but firmly declined. These are more expensive than the beer apparently.

I had a second beer while my companion was finishing theirs and enjoyed it. Been there, done that!

Photo of DCon
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Destination marked with a clock on the outside "Pivovar U Fleku", there is more within! This was the 2nd Stop on the Old&New Town Beer Tour of Praha with all of the other tourists I joined up with on the night tour. While I saw this place also mentioned on a "must see" basis when researching Prague, it was awesome to actually experience this place.

While being guided throughout the whole time @ U Fleku, we still got to peek into other beer halls and wander off from our spot. We immediately walked in and had a table waiting for us inside the first "beer hall" and ordered our second round of 0,4L brews. While venturing off into other rooms, there had to be seats for between 700-800 people! Our room alone could hold over 100 people without a doubt and we didn't even get to make it around the entire place! In the room adjacent to us, both an accordion and tuba player where leading the group of party people into song and dance (mostly just swaying to the music and clapping). Couldn't beat the culture and entertainment here!

Very old and antique here, the place it self should always keep this vibe and decor! For their beer, we all enjoyed their house lager of course but then not sure what we had next (this was my 5th beer of the night by then).

Service was terrific for we got served right as we were seated! They have many servers here and they all look very pleasant but at the same time look like police officers!

Now that I recall, we were only asked what size of bier we wanted but never which kind! We all had the same lager to start with but can't remember much after this... Must have been all the great Prague biers that day!

I do remember enjoying their beer cheese and toast and it was something you cannot pass up! Others had sausage and other various meats and all looked delicious as well.

Upon returning to Prague, this is going to be a destination I am going to be coming back to for sure! I highly recommend this place for those who want to see some culture in the beer halls of CZ and catch themselves by surprise with how big Prague's beer halls are compared to our "bars" in the States.

Photo of skypup
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3

Met some family on a day trip to Prague. This was listed as stop #6 on my Beer Trail of Prague in "Great Beers" by DK publishing.

I ended up doing it third after the Old Town Square and U Zlateho Tygra, and ended up finishing the day at U Fleku.

A vibrant and crowded atmosphere; Traditional Bavarian-esque /Bohemian brass trio playing oompa-loopa drinking songs.

I was in a group of four, and we sat in the Beer Garden; we were immediately greeted by one waiter placing shots of Bechrekova (traditional Czech liquor from Karloy-Vary/Carlsbad), and another with a half liter of the Flekovsky tmavy lezack (dark house beer).

Several tourist groups singing drinking songs, and after several beers we began joining in.

Great place to visit if you have a time.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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.

Photo of CuttDeez
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Me an my buddies went here on our little stint throughout europe. We had heard of this place and it's history and it was a must stop in our minds.

So we didn't get there until late in the night - Let me lay it out first. Imagine that scene in beauty and the beast when gaston and the other bros are chillin in the cabin bar. Ok you have that image. Combine it with the 4 house tables image of Harry Potter and the great hall. Of so that is what we walked in on. The cabin feel with 4 huge bench like tables running down the middle. The place was packed (with just enough room for us of course). We sat down and a waitor came to our table and asked if we were eating and drinking - yes to both so he took out two pieces of paper and put tallie marks on each - yes this was our bill. anyways moving on

Atmosphere was incredible there was music playing and the band played some American songs for us and everyone cheered as we got up and sang. It was hardcore beer hall like I have imagined in the past.

Food - great food - not a lot of options though - we were basically given the option of roast chicken or smoked sausage. Great choices in my mind considering the man like atmosphere.

Beer selection - 1 - the draft they have been making forever. It was awesome to and endless - You just held up your hand and one was sliding along the table in your direction.

I highly recomend going here if oyu have the chance.

-Cheers

Photo of Chincino
3.86/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I visited this establishment several times while studying abroad in Prague. Like stated in previous reviews, the prices here are much higher than most bars/pubs in Prague. I actually liked the Beckerovka shots they serve here although I don't know if I believe what the server said about a shot a day of Beckerovka would keep you from getting sick. I had visited a place where they make Beckerovka in the Czech Republic so I think I was used to the taste. This place serves beer in huge mugs and while there aren't a ton of beer options, the beers are definitely decent here. The atmosphere is very touristy and there always seems to be a big crowd. This is a decent spot overall.

Photo of jdlarkins
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

A very touristy place and very expensive for Prague. The Becherovka shots are NOT free. Beer is 60 crowns, twice what most should cost in Prague. However, I was glad I went and tried their only house brewed beer, a very dark lager. Very enjoyable beer; but I would echo many comments that say, "go..have a beer..or two or three..and leave" before you spend too much money. Few Czechs in sight; plenty of other options in town. A classic place; but I could suggest many other better places to see a classic Czech pub.

Photo of bulletrain76
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2

We came in right before closing, but luckily you dont even have to order beer, so we were drinking in no time. As soon as we sat down, a waiter brought out a huge tray of mugs. Then another followed with shots, and was a little put off when we declined. Nice atmosphere kinda reminded me of Oktoberfest... and I like that. I think it would have been fun to come earlier and get food. The one beer they have was pretty good too; not the best dunkel I've ever had, but quite adequate. For Prague, it is a little on the steep side, but still cheaper than just about any craft beer at a pub in the United States.

Photo of cyanidesid
3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

We went in and after having the Bechovka (and there is not many drinks that I dislike) thrust upon us and sheperded quickly to a tatty corner where we were looking across at a group of 30 drunken Germans we thought this the cheesiest bar we had ever been in. After leaving 2 hours later after 6 or 7 of one of the most deliceously tasting beers imaginable, and having had a good sing song we reckoned it was a top night out. ... ... Worth going to try their ale because it really is quite different to anything else you can get in that city.

Photo of sweethome
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Okay - a tourist trap. You should see it - but avoid the shots they push on you...

We entered the front left room on a weekday afternoon...me, the wife our five year old. A big table of drunk germans in front of us.

Our waiter took a while to pay attention to us. When he finally came, he wasn't too friendly, but helped us order a couple darks and unique farmers cheese plate.

The beer was great, the oompah-band was fun, the guys pushing shots were annoying, (as were the drunks). The cheese plate was close to limburger....and one of the more intersting foods for the trip.

Liked the beer - the atmosphere is touristy, the help below average. What the heck, have some fun, order a couple dark lagers and sing along with the band.

Photo of smcolw
2.88/5  rDev -22.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Here is a touristy place that unabashedly flaunts its atmosphere as a stereotypical Czech watering hole. It has worn wooden tables and chairs. The walls are reminiscent of Bavarian beer houses. There was an accordion player who sang beer hall songs like "Roll Out the Barrel" (in English).

The waiters are either indifferent or pushy. They offer the on-premise brewed beer that makes the trip worthwhile. I strongly suggest that the "Czech medicine" be refused; it is twice the price of the relatively pricey beer. If they weren't pushing these things, they remained unseen and typically unavailable.

The food was okay and very much typical of the Czech style. Again, this is a tourist trap, so the prices are far more than the typical (and reasonable) Prague restaurants and pubs. I spent more here than any other place I went to here.

Still, it's almost a rite of passage to visit this place. The beer makes it worth it.

Photo of CampusCrew
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Beutiful city and place. It's toursity and pricey, The food is average, but its loads of fun and has a traditional czech atmophere. It's can be ahrd to find. Get some help.

Best dark lager around. Prague has a lot of dark lagers but this micro is one of the best. You can only get in at u fleku which is kinda of expensive for what it is, but this beer is great.

Dark in color and has a light full flavor taste. Perfect example of what a dark lager should be. I can't locals were saying this beer was going down hill. How much better can it be.

Photo of thierrynantes
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Visited in 2000.
This bar has great originality, and certainly one of the best beer bars in Prague is really a very good quality (for THE BEER).
But it suffers greatly from lack of kindness servers. Firstly, it forces you (and the word is not weak) to accept a small glass of liquor with your beer, which will be charged twice the beer in question. Then, we should not need anything.
As against the frame is truly exceptional, it is a tavern which is divided into two parts: the internal courtyard and a very picturesque and nice when it's beautiful.
and who knows, with luck, you will find diners of other nationalities.
We must not lose sight of that bar "for tourists", the Prague there will not, because of price and destination.

Photo of JEdmund
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4.5

Tourist trap it may be, but it's a lot of fun nonetheless. We thoroughly enjoyed the live, traditional music via a tuba and accordion, and the raucous atmosphere it induces. The food was really good, especially the goulashes. I was a bit disappointed they only offered one beer, but at least it was really good; it tasted like a well-made porter with lots of chocolate notes. I put away three easily thanks to the man making frequent rounds ready to give us new beers. It was the most fun dining experience we had in Prague, though Minipivovar U Medvídků was a close second.

Photo of AllThingsNinja
4/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

U Fleku crafts and controls its atmosphere to provide a peak tourist experience. It is a bright and lively beer hall, often with musician(s) playing traditional German and Czech songs while walking between its long benches. Sometimes the crowd will sing along. It's raucous, in a Disneyland sort of way.

They serve on beer, which is a bit less than the typical Czech Pub which will serve light, dark and blends of one of the major players. Fortunately, the beer is good. They also do try to move shots of Becherovka. I don't recall if other liquors are on the menu.

The service is much more attentive than is the norm in the Czech republic, and may come off as a bit pushy. I half think that's the noise in the room, the rest is part of U Fleku's charm. With that said, mind you, nothing is free. The best strategy for dealing with the Becherovka guy is to take one (it's a nice digestif) and don't drink it until you are ready to leave. It is unfortunate that Becherovka tastes better slightly chilled.

U Fleku's goulash is among the best I have had in Prague, and does beat pricier restaurants in locations better suited to tending the volume of tourists that U Fleku draws to an otherwise unremarkable section of New Town.

Photo of ohmesohoppy
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

I think all the reviews/travel books will tell you the same thing...This place is touristy....But who the hell cares!!!! Bottom line is that is if youre in Prague you can't miss this place. Embrace your inner tourist and just enjoy the place. What I loved about this place is the atmosphere. You go in and just find an open seat at one of the picnic style tables. You might cramped next to someone you dont know..all the better!. Other thing you have to remember when comin here ....everyone comes to drink and have fun. Another thing that I loved about this place was that it was assumed that you would have another otherwise you woudl have to tell the server with a plate full of beer that you didnt want one. The beer is actually pretty good too a dark lager that is soooo drinkable. The only downside of this place is that theres not much selection, the obligatory tuba player can get annoying as well as the man comin around offerin you shots (dont feel bad refusing). Overall though a must if youre in prague but later if youre lookin for a less touristy place definetly check out (wow bad pun) pivoarsky dum and the other brew pub i cant think of the name but its up on the hill near the castle.

Photo of alebuff
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

U Fleku (The Frog) is a piece of history - if you are interested at all in pubs and beer then its a must visit. Enjoy the meandering array of darkwood rooms on many levels, savour the atmosphere (although its plagued by tourists like us), join in the sing-song, relish the dark, mildly spicy, sweet malty house brew in the beer-hall surroundings, refuse the small glass of liquor offered as "traditional", made from herbs" and "good for stomach" - its not on the house despite the inviting body language and singing tones of the smiling waiter holding the tray under your nose, maybe have another beer (it is good !) and then move on to a better boozer. Sure its become commercial in a big way, prices are about double those in some other pubs, and you only get 0.4L, but use it or lose it, and get there quick before Inbev or some other giant get their hands on it...

Photo of Umbra
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

"You got flecked up!" became a well-used term after we decended upon the place. Though given several warnings, many in our group tried the Czech "medicine" or "liquor with herbs." As people have stated before, the shots are not free. House brew goes down easy.

Beer hall setup, loads of dark wood and big tables. Strolling gentlemen with tuba and accordian.

Besides the shady shots, service was quick and affable. Empty drinks are immediately filled, unless you say no.

Food was the standard Czech food you'll see at the various tourist traps. Not bad, just not great.

Selection, as stated before, only consists of their one house brew, which isn't bad.

It was very expensive for Prague standards; $3-4 for both beer and shots. Mix multiple rounds with some food, and you'll pay a pretty penny.

Photo of iubball
2.23/5  rDev -39.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2

Went here in the early afternoon on a Monday. Not very impressed at all with the place. This seems like this would be the "Beer-World" Amusement park of Prague for many reasons. Not many people there when we arrived, so only one hall open. Service was uninspired. As one other reviewer mentioned, my wife asked for the smaller beer, but they brought her the larger one anyway. Person selling shots was relentless Had to say no literally five times before he left us alone. Beer was about 3X higher in price than other bars. Most bars charged a little over US$1 for a .5L beer. It was almost $3 for a .4L beer there. There was entertainment as well, but again, they like everyone else wanted your $$$.

My advice to you if you want a real Czech beer experience is to go to a bar or restaurant off of the main drag. I stayed in a flat south of the city, and the best beer I had was a Gambrinus at a local park on a sunny day. Much more company was enjoying beer with me at this locale. Skip U Fleku!

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U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace in Prague, Czech Republic
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