U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace

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U Fleků Pivovar a RestauraceU 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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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.

Photo of ipogios
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

What a place. The whole setting has 1200 seating places (not just the brewpub though). U Fleku is NOT like any other pub. If u are into the English Style pubs and you can't stand anything different then this is not your pub. A great place with a garden at the back yard to sit and enjoy your beer. I went there for lunch and it had a lot of tourists enjoying their beers and food. This place must be darn great in summer time and especially the nights. They serve only one beer their own brewed dark beer. The beer is excellent. It also has a shop on your way out to buy any souvenirs. I bought a U Fleku beer glass for my collection. Great brew house/beer garden!!!

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

Whilst records state that the original brewing rights for the U Fleku are dated 1499, it is highly probably brewing took place here long before then. 1499 is the official date though & so the U Fleku celebrated its 500th Birthday recently. It is comprised of many rooms, but these are usually reserved for special functions or coach parties. The casual visitor will more than likely be ushered, or drawn by the noise, to the centrally located open air area courtyard, this houses many long bench tables and a few trees!. Your beer will be brought to you by one of the many suited waiters - you do not have to order it, just sit down. When I first came here in 1992, we ran a table tab on the back of a beer mat, however, it appears this practise has ceased somewhat, and it is now customary to pay the waiter for the beer on delivery.
Choice is limited, just the One House Beer. But what a Beer!!. A dark, spicy brew that comes in a 0.4 ltr glass and costs (2002) 49 Kcs, which is ~$1.60. It is expensive, at least twice that of anywhere else in Prague–but the beer here is simply the one of the best dark beers in the Czech Republic. The surroundings are excellent and an imbibational inspiration. If you walk here you will no doubt pass the many rows of German Coaches parked outside. The U Fleku is very commercial now, & it clearly caters for parties of Germans, who have a very cheap drinking outlet for excellent beer that is not very far from home. Souvenirs can be bought on the way out (right hand side booth as you leave).
Put simply, this place is a legend, sure it has changed over the years and it is commercial, but then, so now is Prague. It is still a "Must Do" if you ever find yourself wondering aimlessly around the capitol with time on your hands. The U Fleku serves arguably one on the best Dark Beers in the Czech Republic & is the Best Beer Hall in Europe outside of Germany IMVHO.

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U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace in Prague, Czech Republic
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