Klášterní pivovar Strahov

BEER AVG
3.95/5
Klášterní pivovar StrahovKlášterní pivovar Strahov
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Strahovské nádvoří 301/10
Praha, 118 00
Czech Republic

+420 233 353 155 | map
klasterni-pivovar.cz

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BEER STATS
Beers:
12
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
20
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
6.82%
 
 
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0
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Photo of Dogbrick
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

We stumbled upon the Klašterní Pivovar while walking around after a trip to the Prague Castle, despite it being on the list of places we wanted to check out. Must have been fate. The brewpub is located on top of a hill next to a pretty monastery off Strahovské nádvoří. The entrance appears to be gated so unsure as to whether you can drive to it.

There is a small interior bar and a big patio, which is where we sat. The menus outline the brewing process which is pretty cool. On our visit there were only 3 of their beers on draught, including a special Easter beer. They also sell bottles to go. All of the beers were good.

Service was good on a weekend afternoon. Our server spoke a little English and was friendly.

We did not try any food on this visit.

Overall this place was probably our favorite beer spot because of the perfect weather, good beer and nice atmosphere. The fact that a group of monks came from the monastery next door for beers while we were there said it all. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The Strahov Monastery is located about a kilometer from Prague Castle. There are very few things to see here (my excuse for dragging the family), but the beer is superior even by Czech standards. Luckily for me, the food was also good enough for the gang to ask to return.

In terms of atmosphere, there are some brew-pub style machinery to the side, but otherwise, it is simply a Czech style eatery with long benches and the expectation that you'll share tables with others when they are busy.

The menus have multiple pages and a relatively eclectic mix of foods (my daughter had rabbit, while I ate pork ribs). The soups were excellent.

I describe the service as effective and obligatory, just like every restaurant we went to. They are pleasant but not friendly. I could not tell whether this was the Czech personality or some sort of hangover from their Communism days.

Prices are slightly elevated for Prague standards but still a great deal when compared to the US.

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Photo of BeerIsland
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Looks like there's two review listings for this one place so I'll pick the more popular one. I was lucky enough to get to the brewpub at the Strahov Monastery while on a visit to Prague. I wasn't sure what to expect, I was told that the beer was actually brewed somewhere else, that it was a tourist trap, etc. Anyway, we were told the view of the city was pretty nice and we did want to revisit the castle area as we had not gone into the cathedral the previous day. We took the streetcar out to the monastery for about $1.50 or so. It's an easy ride; about 20 minutes. The twin steepled church is easy to see from the castle hill and is an easy 15 minute uphill walk (we started at the monastery and walked down!). When we entered the monastery grounds, I could see signs for a restaurant off to the left. Going through the doorway into the outdoor courtyard, I could suddenly smell the spent grains. Success!

I actually stumbled onto the brewer, Thomas Matushka, who was sitting behind the kettles working on a laptop. I would have hoped to talk to him a bit but "he was busy brewing beer" and sorta blew me off; I guess too many nosey geeks show up looking for tours and such. I would also add that service in Czech restaurants seemed uniformly indifferent.

It's a very pleasant indoor/outdoor pub with a decent food selection (which we did not try) and reasonably priced. It's not the traditional brewery that was part of the monastery and looked very much like stuff I've seen stateside. I tried all three beers in .2 or .3 liter glasses and have included some of the info from the coaster that are available for sale. I love those literal style translations!

Special amber unfiltered beer G. 1053 5.3% in a maerzen style
This was a fairly mild beer, pretty to look at, and very drinkable.

Special dark unfiltered G. 1.057 5.5% brewed to be dryer and a bit more bitter than a Munich dark, includes caramel and roast malts
This was a delicious beer, roasty and full bodied. It had a wonderful head that really hung around and was just a great drinking beer.

Special light unfiltered light beer, easter [?], "for its low hop rates it sticks in liking by low-bitterness upholders"
This weizenbeer was outstanding, great clove and banana notes and creamy smooth. I really liked this one.

I think this is definitely worth a side trip from the castle.

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Photo of AllThingsNinja
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I am quite fond of the dark beer at the Cloister Restaurant and brewery, so I come back again and again. Sadly, I keep missing the brewery's single batch seasonals.

The restaurant is located within the grounds of the Strahov monastery, up on the hill past Prague castle and adjacent to Petrin Park. I usually hit it as a lunch spot if I'm in the area of the castle but have also had dinner there.

There are three eating areas, the patio, a small restaurant in the brewery and a larger room on the other side of the patio. I quite prefer the outdoor seating, but have also enjoyed a meal on the brewery side.

The service is average for Prague. The selection is 2-3 house brews and a line or two of a mass produced Czech beer (Budvar, I think).

The prices are in line with it's tourist friendly location, but are a bit high for Prague.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I made a special point to visit this microbrewery; it was worth the effort. However, it being located on the grounds of Strahov Monastery, the effort was more of a pleasure. It consists of two sections: the brewery, on the left side of the courtyard, where the beer is actually brewed; it is a small room with a period interior that seats about 50 people. I visited this section. They serve a full and extensive menu and provide friendly and efficient service.

Across the courtyard (on the right as you enter) is St. Norbert’s Restaurant, a larger, two-storied building that seats about 150 people. The courtyard has seating during the summer months.

The beer was exceptional. They serve both an amber and a dark. This is a must for beer lovers visiting Prague. A gateway to the left as you leave will take you out to a terrace overlooking Prague and down to Mala Strana. (This reveiw is also entered under "Klasterni Pivovar.")

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Klášterní pivovar Strahov in Praha, Czech Republic
3.95 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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