U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace
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2.23/5 rDev -40.1%
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!
03-20-2007 23:32:56 | More by iubball
United Kingdom (England)
2.84/5 rDev -23.7%
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.
07-09-2005 12:53:51 | More by wl0307
2.88/5 rDev -22.6%
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.
12-07-2008 02:27:33 | More by smcolw
2.88/5 rDev -22.6%
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.
10-13-2012 13:38:28 | More by BrasseCuivre
3.1/5 rDev -16.7%
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
05-17-2013 13:37:41 | More by Chinon01
United Kingdom (England)
3.13/5 rDev -15.9%
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.
02-07-2009 21:10:37 | More by cyanidesid
3.18/5 rDev -14.5%
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.
12-13-2008 04:01:56 | More by sweethome
3.25/5 rDev -12.6%
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 ;)
05-07-2006 19:35:56 | More by gnoff
3.3/5 rDev -11.3%
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.
06-10-2009 18:59:57 | More by bulletrain76
U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace in Prague, Czech Republic
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