Europe Best beer spots in Prague?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Mbrown44, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Mbrown44

    Mbrown44 Aspirant (261) Dec 7, 2011 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    I'm gonna be in Prague for 3 days on a backpack trip around Europe. Just wondering what are the must hit places?

    Thanks in advance

  2. spartan1979

    spartan1979 Aspirant (298) Dec 29, 2005 Missouri

    You do know Prague isn't in Germany, don't you?
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  3. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,005) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    When I win the lottery I will visit Prague.:slight_smile:

    Two beer places that are on my bucket list:

    · U Fleků to drink their dark lagers

    · A Tankova Pub to drink unfiltered/unpasteurized Pilsners

    A list of some Tankova Pubs:

    1. U Rudolfina (Pilsner Urquell Tank),

    2. U Cerneho Vola (Kozel Tank)

    3. Beograd pub (Krušovice Tank)

    4. U Jindrisska Veze (Gambrinus Tank)

    5. Pivovar U Tri Ruzi (Brewpub)

    6. Plzeňský Anděl (Pilsner Urquell Tank)

    7. U Medvidku (Brewpub and unpasteurized Budvar)

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  4. Mbrown44

    Mbrown44 Aspirant (261) Dec 7, 2011 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    I know, there isn't a forum for the Czech Republic.
  5. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,005) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

  6. MickRatcliffe

    MickRatcliffe Initiate (125) Jun 16, 2009 United Kingdom (England)

    Hi from England.
    Obviously depends what you are looking for but my list would be:
    U Medvidku (Brewpub.) Make sure that you go to the upstairs bar.

    U Zlateho tygra. (Unpasturised Pilsner Urquell.) Extremely atmospheric pub. Get there for 3p.m. opening as tables are reserved later.

    Pivovarsky dum (Brewpub.)

    U Fleku (Brewpub.) One beer but wonderful. Another atmospheric pub. Expensive for Prague but you should go there. Refuse the shots of spirits that the waiters try to get you to accept. They are very expensive.

    Pivovarsky klub. Has 6 draught beers from different breweries, a situation which you don't tend to see in Prague. Also has a very wide range of bottled beer.

    Hope this helps.

    Mick Ratcliffe.
  7. Mbrown44

    Mbrown44 Aspirant (261) Dec 7, 2011 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    Cheers, I appreciate the help
  8. danfue

    danfue Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2012 Germany

    Also, consider taking the brewery tour at the Staropramen brewery. They will let you have a couple of beers afterwards. And it takes you to a neighborhood somewhat out of the city center. Right next to the brewery, there are a couple of simple restaurants and bars (at least there used to be 12 years ago) where you can have a good and hearty, but cheap meal.
  9. joeyburns

    joeyburns Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2009 Texas

    Check this site out, I have spent a lot of time in Prague over the past two years and have found it to be a very good reference.
  10. nloetz

    nloetz Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2005 Austria

    My vote is for Pivovarsky klub. They claim to have the largest selection in CZ, and I think it's probably true. Been there a few times and enjoyed myself every time. It's also near the bus station if you're headed that way.


    This has been bothering me for a little while. I wish that the Germany forum was renamed Central Europe and it included a few of Germany's neighbors. I posted about it a while back, but didn't get any support.

    It makes sense for a few reasons. For one the beer scenes in these countries are more similar to each other than they are to Benelux or Scandinavia. I feel that there is a unique Central European brewing culture. Also I'm sure that you Germany folks in this forum have probably visited Austria and CZ and you know the bars there well enough to comment on them.
  11. Mbrown44

    Mbrown44 Aspirant (261) Dec 7, 2011 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    Trip's going great, thanks for all the helpful advice!


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  12. nloetz

    nloetz Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2005 Austria

    Where else are you headed? Maybe we have some other tips for you.
  13. jjboesen

    jjboesen Meyvn (1,215) Feb 1, 2002 Maryland

    In addition to Medviku in Old Town - as well as the other suggestions - I would add the excellent little brewpub that sits on the grounds of the Strahov Monastery, which is across the Vlatva in the quaint Mala Strana district. Enjoy your trip - Prague is splendid!
  14. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Dude can I get a footnote? ;]
  15. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,005) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    If you are the source of that list than how does a thank you sound?

    I found that list via a web search and I hit upon something like trip advisor (or something else).

    I had no idea who was the source of the above list.

  16. swetsastonic

    swetsastonic Initiate (194) Mar 22, 2012 New Jersey

  17. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Use Trip Advisor/Prague forum,Uncle Gus and a few others will be glad to help you out.
  18. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

  19. BennyAbdel

    BennyAbdel Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2015 Belgium

    The greatest experience in Prague was discovering the micro breweries. Nice atmosphere and fresh unique beer taste like nowhere else in the world. Even the hostels offered self brewed beer from locals. King George is my bar of choice whithout a doubt. BTW stay away from the "pub/ brewery tours" - that money is better invested at the bar
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  20. fire34fighter

    fire34fighter Aspirant (229) Dec 31, 2013 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    just wanted to revive this thread, going there in august, has anything changed? Any recommendations for must stops, or bottles to look for?
  21. Redrover

    Redrover Poo-Bah (3,003) Jan 18, 2003 Illinois

  22. Kozel

    Kozel Initiate (167) Jun 18, 2014 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    ^^^This fella knows the score, but realise that this is 3 years old...still some quality there though. Update...

    Zly Casy,
    Klasterni Pivovar Strahov,
    Beer Museum,
    Lokal x 2.
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  23. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,005) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Woo-Hoo! Even more places to visit. I hope that I hit the Mega-Millions lottery!!:slight_smile:

  24. FrankenBier

    FrankenBier Initiate (167) Feb 4, 2003 California

    I'd pass on the Beer Museum on Dlouhá -- When I was there last fall many of the beer were poured thru dirty lines, the place was too smokey to enjoy the beer (I think as more places become non-smoking the smokers congregate here) and the staff was fairly rude. The one at Náměstí Míru is better -- at least a non-smoking room.

    I could see a few years ago it being worth a stop, but with the choices these days, I wouldn't bother. And I stayed literally next door but would go elsewhere.

    BTW, results of my last Prague visit at
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