Pivovarský dům

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Ječná 14
Praha, 120 44
Czech Republic

+420 296 216 666 | map

Notes: Owned by Pivo Praha
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MattSweatshirt from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Aug 10, 2014
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Sigmund from Norway

3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Location near my hotel. Had a flight of 8 of their beers, varying from half-decent to decent to fairly good to interesting to diacetyl bomb. Had also 1/4 duck with sauerkraut and dumplings, and managed to eat most of it. Reasonably priced. Fast service. If I go back to Prague, I might well pop in here again.

Dec 14, 2020
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paulish from New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Aug 17, 2017
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monkist from Hungary

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

A good brewery in downtown Prague. You actually sit next to their brewing equipment and can even see - though from behind windows - beer simmered in pool-like containers.
Apart from that, they produce perhaps the best pale lager in Czech. You can also have beer tasting there and drink 8 kinds of their beers including "green beer", something they make for Easter... They also have fruit beers and one fermented with champagne yeast.
They serve traditional Czech cuisine, good quality, would recommend to anyone who is interested in something else than the commercial Pilsner Urquell pubs.

Aug 16, 2017
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Dzu from Russian Federation

3.95/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Feb 24, 2016
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StephenPM from Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

After a hectic morning in the touristy, old town of Prague, a crowded streetcar ride on a rainy day led us to this quiet spot in a everyday part of the town. The waiter spoke far better English than I spoke Czech and not only did he tolerate my attempts, but he did his best to improve my knowledge of the local language. I had 500ml each of the obscenely inexpensive Štěpán in both the dark and light and enjoyed both while watching the local folks move along the rain soaked streets. The family ordered their normal dumpling meals while I thoroughly enjoyed the Czech version of the German Haxe (pork knuckle). We left feeling both satisfied and refreshed from a busy day in a lovely city.

Sep 12, 2015
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Scamboogery from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Sep 04, 2015
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DJ-Hophead from England

3.87/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visited Aug 2015. City centre microbrewery pub in New Town. You can see the beers fermenting through windows. Interesting selection of beers ranging from nettle to sour cherry with about 8. Flights were available but looked pricey. 2 beers tasted were both very good particularly the special, Grodziskie. Serves staple Czech food which looked good. Not the greatest ambiance and had touches of gimmickry with the different beer types.

Aug 16, 2015
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SCW from New York

3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Jul 29, 2015
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31Sam13 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Mar 13, 2015
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ourranch1 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +26.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Absolutely loved this place great beer great prices

Feb 09, 2015
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Rocklobsterbrew from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

Oct 12, 2014
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blairb366 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

Aug 11, 2014
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catwoman from Virginia

2.88/5  rDev -27.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Was very excited to go here, excited by the promise of innovative and creative beers that are unusual in this part of the world...a beer brewed with nettles! Sour cherry beer ( I love sours)! Banana beer! If you are a beer geek who thinks this could be interesting you may be pretty disappointed. While none tasted contaminated or bad, none really tasted that great either. The sour cherry wasn't sour...it smelled like strawberry shortcake and was quite sweet. The nettles beer was ok, but didn't have much going on. I can enjoy wells banana bread beer but this just tasted one-dimensional. I got a sampler tray with all the drafts, which included more conventional styles as well, and the hefe Weiss was the best. Beer geeks I think will find this place disappointing. I see the positive reviews here but my experience of the beers was 'meh'. None made me want to finish my sampler glass. My friend enjoyed his goulash (although I tasted the sauce and thought it was way sweet and not so tasty). I got the sander fish, it was 'ok' but the preparation was like baked or broiled with no seasoning. It came with cooked spinach, also with zero seasoning, if it wasn't bone dry I would have thought it was spinach from a can. The veggies promised on the menu were some sliced raw red bell peppers. No dressing. Plus points for being healthy, but this was the only flavorless meal I had in 21 days in Europe... Even a pat of butter would have helped the spinach and fish. Service was okay. I would not go back here. I think they are trying to do innovative beers for the Czech Republic but need to revisit these recipes and perhaps have more feedback and creative exchange with those who are also brewing 'outside the box'.

Jul 14, 2014
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This place was interesting... it had a decent selection of beer, 5-6 taps I think, all their own, some bottles as well a mix of their own and other locals. A very high class place it seems, nice atmosphere. The food was great, I got the Pig knuckle, it was enough to feed a small army and was soo friggen good, and cheap. I would go back for that alone. Their beers were decent, nothing too special overall. Service left a little something to be desired though. I stopped there twice, once for a couple beers, then back again on my way back for dinner. The first time the waitress was not very attentive, and not very helpful. Teh second time the waiter was a bit better, very friendly, seemed more attentive but that's probably because I was so preoccupied with all the food and beer.

Nov 24, 2013
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

On 02OCT13 Alewife and I did some touring of castles in the countryside. After arriving back at the station we took a short walk here for dinner.

Easily found on one of the main streets in Praha, it is located on the ground floor of a drab, blah-looking, grey block building. There are many large windows through which you can see brewing stuff and contented diners/drinkers. There's a small bar and lounge-type area on the right, with some tables set up on the left. Down a short hallway are other rooms with plenty more tables of various sizes. The incandescent lighting gives off a warm glow, and most walls are dark wood. Shelves hold old bier bottles and many old photos of years gone by adorn the walls. Our server was quite attentive and spoke English quite well (whew!). They had a basic hell and dunkel, plus some odd-ball biers, like a wheat, a coffee bier, and a nettle bier (??). I had the hell, Alewife the dunkel, and we both enjoyed our offerings. She dined on the Wiener Schnitzel while I wolfed down the superb Brewers Gulasch. The food was A-1, the biers solid, and the overall experience quite enjoyable. Prosit!

4.11/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$


Oct 23, 2013
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I've been to this brewpub 3 times, although on my first visit the pub was too crowded to handle my party of 5 or more people. But I was there long enough to see some strange looking beers, a couple of tables with giraffes, and a generally attractive appearance; I also noted a fine atmosphere and vowed to return if possible. This review is based on two return visits in July 2011.

This brewpub doesn't serve the largest number of different beers, but their variety can match the on-site brews of any pub I've ever been in. Besides the usual array of Czech beers -- light and dark lagers -- they have banana beer, the very odd nettle beer (it's naturally green), an excellent sour-cherry beer, coffee beer, beer champagne, beer brandy, and some others. Visitors can get a nice sampling wheel to try the standard and eccentric beers. Sampler aside, prices seem a bit high (by Czech standards), but the beer is very good quality and many are unique.

This pub is very near to a tram stop and walking distance to the Old Town section, but far enough from any main tourist area to attract, I think, more locals than tourists. My first trip here was with locals.

I ate here on both occasions and the food was very good each time. Service was professional if a bit less warm than some from other parts of the world might hope for. English menus are available and most servers speak some English. Menu features traditional Czech foods. There are several different seating areas, but not seats at the bar. Tours of the brewing facilities are available on occasion (I think depending on how busy they are.

I hope to return again, hopefully with a bunch of people so that I can have a giraffe at my table -- also to get a tour and find out more about both the 'regular' and the weird brews.

Highly recommended.

Aug 01, 2011
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CampusCrew from Florida

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Place was slammed beyond belief, but we managed to get a table with speaking limited czech. The food was great, typical czech fare and weel done. I had the wheel or beers sampler but I can't rememeber them enough to write reviews. Service was shady at best but they were busy. Waitress was bitchy and didnt care much. I lived and czech for 6 months and understand the culture and how to order but this chick was rude. Overall, this place was great but sister pub pivoarsky Klub is way better. worth checking out be aware of crowds and going during peak hours.

Jun 29, 2011
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atis from Finland

3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

It was midday and we were the only customers. The setting is rather simple, normal tables, not too much decoration and a working brewing equipment. Service was ok, but it could have been more friendly, it seemed that they would have preferred to use the opportunity to chat given there were very few customers in the pub.

No idea about the food, but beer was very good, including the nettle one.

Prices were rather high for Czech standards, but cheap for a visitor from almost any other European country. It is certainly worth visiting and trying their beers.

Oct 19, 2010
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dirtylou from New York

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

wandered over to this place from our hotel in the old town, maybe a 15 minute walk

nothing overly special with the atmosphere - main floor is primarily tables suited for serving food.

the food, as it so happens, was awesome. This brewprub is a great dinner option - i had the duck (massive) with dumplings and the menu was filled with "traditional czech" cuisine at very reasonable prices (all entrees below $10 american)

the beer was pretty good too - i had the light dark, bock, and coffee. i also sampled the champagne beer from the bottle, which was pretty nice.

it was a unique way to find out that its often customary to have communal seating in Prague. We were seated at a small 4-top where 2 lads were already eating. Awkwardness was avoided though, since we were speaking different languages

very happy with this spot

Jun 06, 2010
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FreshHawk from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Decent sized place with probably around 12-15 tables scattered around upstairs. Had a number of beer-centric decorations. The wait staff was good, attentive, and fast and the food was out extraordinarily fast (although the couple next to me got their food just fast). Nice selection of Czech and psuedo-Czech food, with smaller dinners reasonably priced, having just been to Germany, the serving size seemed a little smaller for the regular size, but that was a nice change of pace. The goulash was good and the Bohemian dumplings were also quite good. They don't have a huge beer selection, but they have some unique offerings that they brew. I had the nettle beer and the coffee beer, both good and interesting, but not amazing. The beer is quite cheap, for ,3 l of the beers they brew, it cost 38 CZK (about €1.50 in 2010).

All in all, it is nice place to get a quick little bite to eat and try some interesting beers. Definitely worth a visit (or go to the Pivovarsky Klub) if you are in Praha.

Mar 29, 2010
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Chambic from California

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I stayed at a fantastic (and inexpensive) hotel across the street from this place. I'm not into lagers or pilsners, so I was really happy that they brewed all kinds of other stuff!

The nettle beer is a must-try. So pretty and green! Honestly, the sour cherry beer was a bit disappointing (maybe because there are too many amazingly good cherry beers out there).

The venison goulash is amazing, but I can only handle so much Czech food. I think I went there at least 3 times during my stay in Praha.

Feb 04, 2010
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jdlarkins from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Just outside the city center but close to the New Town Brewpub and U Fleku. This place makes all manner of weird flavored beers. I suggest sticking to the dark and light unfiltered/unopasteurized lagers; some of the best in Prague. Very tasty; but banana and nettle beer is not my thing. Go for the beer (they will serve it to you in a giant 4 liter thingy; food and service were solid. I had the braised/roast pig knee (Koleno) HUGE portion served with mustard, grated horseradish and cole slaw. I waddled out....

Jul 21, 2009
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bulletrain76 from California

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Went for dinner on a friends birthday back in December of 2007. He got one of the 4 liter tubes of the dark lager for himself, and the waitress looked at him like he was crazy. He managed to finish it in a pretty timely fashion with barely any help too. I got the eight beer sampler for 88 crowns I think. Pretty decent prices. The unfiltered light and dark lager are both quite good, and I really liked the wheat beer, despite its lower ratings. The flavored beers got a little questionable, but all were interesting, and the nettle was the only one that was downright nasty. The variety and ambitiousness of their beers really made Dum stand out from the other brewpubs I visited. The food was typical Czech, but pretty good.

Jun 10, 2009
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Globetrotter from Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Made my way out here on a cold Monday night in early January - it wasn't that hard to find once I got my bearings coming out of the subway stop. Was discouraged to see a line of about 20 people outside the door, but being alone, I managed to cut in and grab a spot at the bar. The bartender, who spoke neither English nor German nor Russian, made it clear to me that I could stay there as long as I had no food. OK, and thanks for the warm welcome.

The place is pretty non-descript, quite large and well-lit. The floor is checkerboard tile, with more checkerboard tile on the walls. The ceiling is high and industrial. Fairly new looking wooden tables and chairs, in two rooms, enough to seat maybe 150. The bar is tiny, less than two meters/yards across, with no stools. They clearly want you to sit. One waitress was willing to admit that she spoke a bit of English. Otherwise, you are on your own.

I had the sampler: pale, dark, Hefeweizen, sour cherry, coffee, banana, nettle and the monthly special - Tokai. Couldn't quite figure out what that last one was, but it was stronger and, frankly, better than the rest. The pale and dark were solid, but far from spectacular. The others were interesting, but I also had the impression that they were just flavored pales. Must admit, though, that the coffee was intense and the nettle very intriguing. The beers were in good shape and served at the right temperature in appropriate glassware. I had the impression that they do what they have to, but they do it only because they have to. There's not much passion here. Unfortunate.

Jan 14, 2009
Pivovarský dům in Praha, Czech Republic
Brewery rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 126 ratings