Beer recommendations for pubs in Prague

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
      http://lokal-dlouha.ambi.cz/en
      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.

Pub in Prague

    • U Pinkasů
      (Jungmannovo nám. 15/16, Praha 1 – Nové Město) – map here
      http://www.upinkasu.com/
      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.

Pub in Prague

    • U Jelínků
      (Charvátova 33/1, Praha 1 – Nové Město) – map here
      http://www.lunchtime.cz/u-jelinku/english/
      A Prague favorite among locals since 1918. A classic pub atmosphere that feels nicely aged. Many fiercely defend the pub as offering the best pilsner in Prague.

 

    • 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.

Pub in Prague

  • U Vystřelenýho oka
    (U Božích bojovníků 3 – Praha 3 – Žižkov) – map here
    http://www.uvoka.cz/
    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
      http://www.zlycasy.eu/
      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.

Pub in Prague

    • Zubatý Pes
      (Petrohradská 3, Praha 10) – map here
      http://www.zubatypes.cz/en/home
      A favorite a bit off the beaten path with 15 rotating beers with a tasting room-style atmosphere. Beer geeks rejoice!

Pub in Prague

    • Pivovarský Klub
      (Křižíkova 17, Praha 8 – Karlín) – Non-smoking restaurant map here
      http://www.pivovarskyklub.com/
      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.

Pub in Prague

    • U Sadu
      (Škroupovo náměstí 5, 130 00 Praha 3 – Žižkov) – map here
      http://www.usadu.cz/en/
      Another favorite beer restaurant close to the TV tower. They offer 10 rotating taps and delicious but rich Czech food. There is a larger patio for outdoor seating on nice days.

 

    • Hostinec U Vodoucha
      (Jagellonská 21, Praha 3 – Žižkov) – map here
      http://uvodoucha.pivovarkostelec.cz/
      A small walk from U Sadu with a similar set-up. Here you can sample a selection of beers from the mid-sized brewery Lobkowicz as well as a few other rotating Czech taps.

 

    • Terasa Anker
      (Kotva building ,5th floor, Náměstí Republiky 656 – Praha 1 – Staré Město) – map here
      http://www.t-anker.cz/en/news/
      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.

building "Kotva" for a pit stop