Most Czech beers are high quality and brewed in the clean, golden, pilsner style. The largest breweries in the country have most of the market in Prague, which makes variation hard to come by. Here we have provided recommendations from the best of both worlds – the best Czech classics and the harder find Czech microbrews.
Perfectly-Poured Pilsners in Prague
- Lokál Dlouhá
(Dlouhá 33, Praha 1 – Staré Město) – map here
Stylish, retro atmosphere, perfectly poured beer, and great Czech food in Prague – and all available in old town with friendly service and decent prices. They also specialize in pouring Pilsner Urquell in unique ways – including “creme” which is carefully poured, foamy treat. Visit their website for their offer of special beer events.
- U Pinkasů
(Jungmannovo nám. 15/16, Praha 1 – Nové Město) – map here
Founded in 1843, this pub proudly claims itself to be the first pub to offer Pilsner Urquell in Prague and therefore the best place to get a cold one, naturally. It’s rich history, central location, and good Czech food makes it very popular among loyal regulars and those traveling through.
- U Hrocha
(Thunovská 10, Praha 1 – Malá Strana) – map here
This mini-pub has a small-town atmosphere and decor and basically feels to define often-redundant statement of “classic Czech pub.” The food is quite good and their Pilsner couldn’t be more at home.
- U Vystřelenýho oka
(U Božích bojovníků 3 – Praha 3 – Žižkov) – map here
This quirky and quintessential Žižkov pub situated below Vítkov park is not to be missed if one finds himself in the neighborhood. The bar is about 90% local Czechs any given day, so make sure you know how to at least order a beer in Czech (Pivo, prosím!). There is also a large patio for those who need some fresh air or get a bit claustrophobic among the smoke-filled ruckus inside.
Microbrews in Prague and more!
- Zlý Časy
(Čestmírova 5, Praha 4) – Non-smoking restaurant map here
NOT TO BE MISSED FOR BEER LOVERS. Rich, interesting atmosphere for the hardcore beer connoisseurs as well as for those who just want a change of pace from the usual pub. They boast over 24 rotating domestic and international taps. Despite the 3 floors and plentiful seating, this place is often very busy, so you may need a reservation.
- Pivovarský Klub
(Křižíkova 17, Praha 8 – Karlín) – Non-smoking restaurant map here
This pub and restaurant can be a bit overwhelming with over 200 types of bottled beer from CZ and abroad and around 6 taps, guaranteeing a taste of something you haven’t tried before. The inside has clean, pub look (nothing so unique) but definitely worth a visit for those who like a pages of beers to choose from on a menu.
- Terasa Anker
(Kotva building ,5th floor, Náměstí Republiky 656 – Praha 1 – Staré Město) – map here
If you are walking close to Náměstí Republiky (in the center of Prague) and would like a break above the crowds to sample some microbrews, look for the distinctly glass, brutalist building “Kotva” for a pit stop (a preserved architectural relic from the communist era). The terrace restaurant on the 5th floor restaurant offers 9 Czech and foreign beers on tap and decent food as well.