What is your association with the Czech Republic?
Let us guess, most people have the connection with beer! And you are not wrong here. Bohemian countries have an aged relationship with beer, with brewing taking place in Břevnov Monastery from the Middle Ages. Hops have been grown in different regions for centuries and were used in beer making and exporting it. We can proudly say that beer culture has been here for centuries. That being said, finding the best places to drink beer can still be pretty challenging. To save you time, we have done the heavy part for you and put together the places where you can while away an entire day and never have a bad pint of beer. Moreover each of the places are special in their own right, offering a local atmosphere.
Letna Beer Garden
Bucket List – worth spot is Letna Beer Garden. Drinking beer under a shady grove of chestnut trees with a stunning view of Prague – simply an unforgettable experience. The garden opens with the first sunny days of spring and stays open into the autumn depending on how gently winter comes. What makes it special? Best views of Prague’s bridges and beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed here better than anywhere else. But that is not it… Also lots of seating and a variety of beers, drinks, and food. For the past years, it was expanded for more beer and munchies choices, beyond fatty sausages and watery beer. You can try not only Czech typical lager – Pilsner but various crafts from local breweries. Very chill atmosphere surrounded by greenery, perfect for every hour of the day during spring, summer, autumn months.
Tram stop – Letenské náměstí
Hours – 11:00- 23:00
Beer Garden Riegrovy Sady
Centrally located within the charming neighborhood of Vinohrady, Riegrovy Sady’s Beer Garden is another outdoor place to enjoy your glass of beer in a good company of locals and not only…Apart from local Pilsner, Kozel and cider, go to Zemsky Brewery stand and try their specials – as for example Indian Brown Ale, or any other seasonal one. Lovers of football will be happy to know that here you can find streaming of World Cup and other championships as well, especially useful if you have decided last minute and in sports pubs, there is no place. Beer Garden is open from April to October.
Tram stop – Italská
Hours – daily from 12:00- 00:00
U Kunštátů – Craft Beer Club
Located in the heart of the Old Town of Prague, in one of the historical buildings of the 13th century. Experience romanesque underground of Lords of Kunštát or get sittings in one of the romantic courtyards in the centre of Prague. They have over 100 different types of local beer, you will definitely find your own taste here. Order a set to simply experiment with it and make your own customized tasting. You never know which of 50+ beers becomes your favourite. They also offer traditional Czech snacks to go with beer as Nakladany Hermelin (Marinated cheese) and Utopenci (pickled sausages), which really provides with a local touch.
Address: Řetězová 222 3, Staré Město
Hours: Mon-Sun : 14:00-23:00
Gastro Pub 20 PIP
Renovated Gastro Pub with 21 taps of the juicy craft with a fine atmosphere. Located a short distance from Náměstí Míru square, in one of the most elegant districts – Vinohrady The modern, London-style interior has two compact rooms – one on the ground floor with tables, and one bar room upstairs. Very creative artworks on the walls, see Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the refurbished version. A great selection of beers on tap from Czech craft brewers such as Matuška, Permon, Břevnov, Kocour or Antoš. They now have added also the menu with food, highly recommended to take one of their Pinsas (small pizza) or try Czech tartar.
Address: Slezská 1357/1, Vinohrady
Hours: Mon-Fri :11:00-01:00
Sat- 17:00-01:00, Sun-closed
Come and have a pint from any of 32 taps of beer that you cannot even think of. Located right next to JZP (Jiriho z Podebrad) metro station, on the most vibrant squares of Žižkov. From a Belgian sour to typical Czech craft dark lager, it would really amaze you with different styles of beer. From New Zealand to Russia, beer from different parts of the globe. They do not have set menu with what they offer, as they always change a keg for a completely different one, once one is finished. From all this, probably unknown beers for you, definitely try their own from Sibeeria brewery – West Cost IPA Lollihop and Coconut&Vanilla porter is your choice! Best chicken wings in town for sue to accompany your pint. Two fridges with bottled beers to be taken with you.
Address: Vinohradská 988/62, Žižkov
Hours: Mon- Sun : 15:00-02:00
In the Belgian beer bar Gulden Draak Bierhuis, which in Flemish means the Golden Dragon, you can taste the best of Belgian traditional and family craft breweries. Small and cozy beer bar which is located right in the centre of Prague. A stylish black-and-white-gold facade with high mirrored windows attracts attention. Comfortable rooms with high vaulted ceilings. The interior is simple, without frills, completely dedicated to beer. 16 different taps where you always find such varieties of Belgian beer: Gulden Draak 9000 Quadrupel, Piraat Triple Hop, Celis White and others! From food, they have a cold and warm snack to go with beer. Most of Belgian beers have high density with higher % of alcohol, which is really suitable for cold and windy autumn/winter days.
Address: Soukenická 1756/34, Nové Město
Hours: Tue- Sat: 16:00-02:00
Fri, Sun : 16:00-00:00
Bad Flash Krymská
A home-like Bad Flash bar is located on top of Krymská Street in Vršovice, almost neighboring with the sister property Czech Inn. Our hipster district that turns into the kind of soirée venue people cross half of Prague for. Bad Flash has 12 taps that rotate a fine selection of craft beer, brewed by some of the best of Czech microbreweries such as Zhůřák, Beskydský Pivovárek, and Tambor. You may also find some imports from Germany or UK on taps. As for food, they serve a simple menu of homemade Czech pub treats, like pickled cheese, pâté, and spreads. Minimal interior and with a rough around the edges look, the unfinished walls and simple wooden furniture give Bad Flash a feel that’s still relatively unique to Prague and very cozy atmosphere.
Address: Krymská 126/2, Vršovice
Hours: Mon- Thu: 17:00- 01:00