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U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace

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U Fleků Pivovar a RestauraceU Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace
BEER AVG
4.29/5
Based on:
1 Beers
56 Ratings
Place Score: 85
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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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!

Photo of lehows
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

First went here in July 2001 and loved the place. Dark wood interior and long wooden benches where everybody eats and drinks. Nice beer garden out back as well. It was always hopping but never had to wait to be seated. Live music being played by a couple guys with accordians and fur hats, singing as well. We came here about 5 nights in a row and the staff was very pleasant and fun, contrary to what a lot of people have been saying. Prague has gotten more touristy since and that could be the reason. The beer is a dark lager and its spectacular. Its a wonderful reprieve from all the light lagers and pilseners that abound in the area. They do put another beer down when you have about 1/2 inch left in your glass without asking. Same goes for Becherovka, the house herbal vodka. They reeeaaally pushed this and even if you refused the waiter would say "good for stomach" while patting his belly. They did give you the impression it was free but wasn't. However, on the last night 5 of us ate and drank about 10 beers each, numerous Becherovkas, and we asked the waiter to pick up the tab of a couple from Italy we'd been talking with and the waiter took both our little checks and tore them up saying "nobody pays!". The food was pretty good too. Very simple german/czech style food, but tasty. I didn't think the prices were bad at all, but I can only assume they've gone up. I loved this place and I'd like to get back here again and see how it's changed.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

I was in Prague for a month "studying" and came across this brew-pub. It's a tourist place first and foremost, but it does have a nice eastern European-type atmosphere. It's a simple place. Benches and tables, no fancy boothes or table cloths.
People are usually drinking and singing, but they do have some nice food. Very german/czech-ish...go figure. They only have one beer; a dark pilsner type brew. It is really good, especially since I was drinking lighter, regular pilsners for most of the month. This was refreshing.
The service is good by European standards. They offer shots without you ordering them, and of course if you take it, you pay it.
This place is large with a nice courtyard/garden. Not off the beaten path, yet away from the family tourists.
I like this place, but wish they had more beers.

Photo of gnoff
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 4

I've visited U Fleku once, when I was in Prague for one week in May of 2005.
I will be going to Prague again in less than two weeks time and have booked a dinner and a guided brewery tour of the pub brewery for our group.

Last time I can remember trying only one beer of theirs, the "dark". I don't think they have any other beers, but with that quality, who needs more?
A bit split about what to put under selection, they only have one beer, so selection is very poor, but the one they have is excellent, so what to say?

Very nice as a home brewer to be able to taste Czech pub brewey beers.

Food is very nice too, and good sice portions of that.
The place is very bit pricy compared to many non-tourist places in Prague, but it's worth a visit and I'd say it's pretty much mandatory to visit it at least once when in Prague.

Can get quite crowded, so might be a good idea to make reservations or come as small groups (or alone).

Visits to the brewery is possible, but make resevations to be sure, specially if you want the guide to be able to do the tour in English.

If the waitors comes with glasses of Becherovska and you don't want it, tell them fast, or you'll end up paying for it anyway.

A bit confusing since one guy handles beer, another food, a third the becherovska and a fourth the payment. Once you get the hang of that it's easier to follow who you should try and get the attention from. Beer is good though, but can take a while until the beer guy gets back, order two at the time just to be sure ;)

Photo of wl0307
2.84/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 2

Visited this place on the morning of 1 July 05, and never so early had I drunk any beer or alcohol in my life, but my schedule was tight and I simply had to drop in for a quick drink before moving on.
Perhaps because it was in the morning, the place did not look so touristic as other reviewers remarked. The atmosphere was o.k., pretty quiet and dark and a bit nostalgic, with a bunch of waiters idling by the bar. Only one, I suppose the main, drinking hall was open at the time so I didn't have chance to explore it fully and give a better account of the place.

The service was, simply put, crap. The waiter served me their house beer by a 400ml jug (though I ordered the small one, 200ml), and also "offered" a shot of herb liquer (he said "try this, try this"), which turned out in the end not on the house but cost me 79Kc (around two pounds). If not for the quality of their house beer and no knowledge about Czech language, I would defintely have had a go with the waiter. The price of their food and drink is way... beyond average in Prague, and the service was in my point of view intended to push the customers to consume more, rather than to enjoy themselves in a pleasant atmosphere. Having said that, the house unfiltered dark beer was truly remarkable and one of the best dark lagers I've tried so far. Would like to go back again for their beer in the future and check if the service turns any better.

Photo of phatboy
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The previous reviews give good details of the history, so beyond that... worth the visit for a few beers, and a plate of beer cheese, and then hit the road. It all seems so forced, which is disappointing for a place of such history. Ya, it's cool, it's old, the beer is unique, and the food is standard Praha, but at some level it misses the mark. I was there in March, and every fcker in the place was reading a Prague tour book. It just feels like the real place left along time ago, and it is now a Disneyland version of a Prague brewpub. The $$$ is relative to the price of beer in the rest of town.

I really wanted to love this place... but I didn't. The velvet revolution had some friendly fire, and U Fleku took the hit.

One question: why does U Flecku, with only one beer (ya it's brewed there, I know), get a posting on BeerAdvocate, yet the Golden Tiger (in Prague), with only one beer (Pilsner Urquell, from the wood ferementers to this day!) does not? Go to both, and realize the Golden Tiger is one of the best beer drinking experiences in the world. U Fleku is like Jake Wirth's in Boston: old, but lost its soul along time ago.

Photo of paulyrimz
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Pivo, prosim. Translation in Czech: Beer please. Opened in 1499, this is touted as the oldest beer hall in Prague. Excellent house beer, a dark czech lager, with a black color and creamy head, was definitely the highlight of this beer hall. it had spicey notes, and was much like a winterbrau. It's been about a year and a half since I was there, so that's about all I remember.

This establishment in Nove Mesto, is about a twenty minute walk south of Staromestske Namesti, the heavily touristed "Old Town Square." You would think you would be getting away from the tourists as you leave Stare Mesto, but alas, many people are in the know about U Fleku. No matter, it is still an amazing place to visit.

Sitting down at a table, you are almost immediately greeting by a man carrying a tray full of house beer. Just say "ano, pivo" (yes, beer) and hold up your fingers on how many you want. It's great, no need to order your beer and wait, you come in and it's waiting for you. There was also a tray coming around with a cinnamon-flavored schnapps. I wasn't really a fan, as were my friends who all prefered the pivo. I did not try the food, and can't even remember the food. I think it was traditional Czech fare, dumplings, goulash. I just savored the beer long throughout the night as I listened to this old man play tunes on the accordian. This place really makes you feel like you're in Prague. People of young and old, and of all nationalities come together to celebrate the joy of beer, and a lively conversation. It was truly a memorable experience.

On the way out, I hit up the gift shop. Steins of all kinds are featured. I opted for the simple ceramic litre stein with the U Fleku logo on it.

Photo of Kongquistador
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This claims to be the oldest beer hall in Prague, and whether it is or no, it is a great place to go for some drinks in the evening, when it is stuffed to capacity. I was there in March, easily before the hieght of tourist season (which never really ends in Prague) and it was completely full, but with a blessedly short que to get a seat. The service was not as fast as it might have been, given that serve by bringing around big trays of the house beer, and only infrequently taking special orders. The staff also bring around trays with some sort of ginger liquor that they try and get you to take, claiming "It's traditional" (A term they must know in at least 6 languages...) The ginger liquor is also considerably more expensive than the beer, which I suspected was part of the explanation for their enthusiasm in giving it to you, since you only get the prices and bill at the end. But regardless of that, it is a pleasant experience, and the beer is quite tasty, and the ginger liquor is worth trying, and one small glass isn't going to break the bank.

The atmosphere is excellent, and although it seems to be largely composed of tourists, there seemed to be a decent Czech contingent from what I could see. It also didn't have the same ridiculous over-boistrous atmosphere that many of the more famous Munich beer halls and gardens seem to market these days, and while it was loud, conversation was possible and the risk of collision with American college students going crazy was small. I personally spoke briefly to some people from Sweden and a man from Greece. I highly recommend it.

n.b. The food also looked good, but we had already eaten.
Also, from looking at others' reviews, it seems like what season you go might make a substantial difference in the experience.

Photo of ark57
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 1 | food: 4

This is a must visit if you're in prague. It is touristy, but it is old and serves some great beer and food. It was a little pricier than most places I visited too, which meant it cost about $30 for two meals, one dessert and 4 beers including tax and tip. I sat out in the beer garden because it was a nice day. Nice relaxed atmosphere and you can tell the place is old. Some live music to set the mood as well. Don't come here if you want selection. they have one beer and that is it. Their own dark lager, but well worth the trip to sample. The food selection is slightly larger and I would give this a 3. The food is very good. I enjoyed some smoked pork with red cabbage and bread dumplings and topped that off with apple strudel. The service was prompt and friendly. Just be careful that they bring around food and spirits that you will have to pay for if you take it. So only take what you want to pay for. Over all, a great place to visit.

Photo of Charthepirate
3.6/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

U Fleku is good for only one thing, it's fantastic beer. If I could I would just take a growler and drink it out on the corner. I sat outside in a small courtyard surrounded by drunken tourists. A bad oompah band played their poor little hearts out.

Servis was moderate, and the food looked awful so we didn't try it. Beer was expensive by czech standards, moderate-cheap by american standards.

There is a beer musuem there, didn't get to see it but I hope to on my next visit.

Yes, as awful as this place is, the beer is simply that good. I will go back just for the beer.

Photo of RocketWidget
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Said many times before. Fab beer, crap food. Very touristy. The biggest bar I've been to in Prague, with both indoor and outdoor seating. I sat outdoors, in the center of the building, I thought that was fairly unique. They had a tuba band playing, I guess for the purpose of giving the place a German feel. I was surrounded by people who spoke anything but Czech, this is not a place for the locals (and 32 crowns a beer, that is expected, as most local pubs charge around 15). That is not to say the beer wasn't worth it, please see my review :-). The menu was in pictures for the Czech illiterate, and I swear they didn't even try to present the PICTURES well, never mind the food. They also have a gift shop as you leave, somewhat unique for a pub. Highly recommended, but only for the beer.

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U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace in Prague, Czech Republic
85 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.