Beer lovers! Discover the best microbreweries, craft-beer spots and beer gardens in the medieval capital
Prague is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful historic capitals in the world. But there’s a hell of a lot more to soak in than the city’s quaint surroundings and medieval architecture. You’ll also be keen to soak up bundles of BEER.
As you may know, Prague’s brewing scene is one of the best in the world competing with the big-guns like Belgium and Germany. Prague has been making its own beer since the 13th century. And it’s truly delicious stuff. Unique from any other beer you’ll taste with its characteristic transparent golden colour, high foaminess and lighter flavour, it will have you craving more and more. It’s no wonder the Czech Republic has the highest beer consumption in the world. Here are 6 of the best places to hit for the beautiful brew...
1 Bad Flash Bar
Krymská 126/2, 101 00 Praha 10, Czechia - 5pm–1am
Need a fun bar to start your night? Then you MUST head to Bad Flash Bar, a recent addition to Prague’s booming craft beer scene. Inside, you’ll find 12 taps that rotate a fine selection of craft beer from Hůřák, Beskydský Pivovárek, and Tambor plus other well-distinguished imports. There’s a pretty young crowd at this joint ranging from locals, hipsters and tourists and it’s usually somewhere club-goers will stop by before or after their night out for some badass brews.
Bad Flash Bar won’t let you down for a good night and it plays some awesome music. Pull up a chair, test some beers and dig into some Czech pub treats, like pickled cheese, pâté, and spreads to line your stomach. Take tram 22 or 4 to Krymská tram stop and Bad Flash Bar is just around the corner.
Find out more: badflash.cz
2 Vinohradský Pivovar
Korunní 2506/106, 101 00 Praha 10, Czechia - 11am–12am
Vinohradský Pivovar doubles as a restaurant and a fab little microbrewery. All beer is produced in the vast vaulted cellars on site used for brewing, fermentation and maturation. You can see the large brewing kettles through an oval shaped window.
All beer from here is made from quality Czech malt and hops and the cuisine is simply delicious. The 3 microbrews on tap are Vinohradská 11° Beer .5 – 36 Kc, Svetlý Ležák 12° .5 – 38 Kc and Jantarová 13° .5 – 39 Kc. Vinohrady just a 7 minute walk from JZP (Jirího z Podebrad) metro station.
3 Beer Geek Bar
Vinohradská 988/62, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov, Czechia - 3pm–2am
If you like the sound of chicken wings n’ beer, then you’ve found your sanctuary at Beer Geek. Another craft beer hot-spot, only a 7 minutes metro ride away from the centre of Prague, is a beer experience like no other. They have a whopping 30 beers on tap AT ALL TIMES as well as one of their own micro brewery beers and cold bottled beers ready to go. This place a little bit pricey but it’s a great spot to taste different beers that come lined up in a row like shots would be served! The staff are enthusiastic and helpful on all the different beers available (and the chicken wings are to die for).
4 Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden
Riegrovy sady 28, 120 00 Praha 2, Czechia - 11am–12am
Sit outside and admire the beauty of Prague from the comfort of a beer garden. If you only have time to fit one in - make it Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden. Not only is it one of the largest beer gardens in Prague seating over 2,000 people, it shows live sports and Czech movies outside on a massive screen, boasts pretty greenery and live music in the evenings where young crowds flock for a great night.
You might end up here all day: it starts with a chilled atmosphere throughout the day and then as it gets later it’s almost like a garden party with everyone up on their feet. With bench-style seating and the shade of an umbrella and lots of trees, enjoy their very own brew called Reigor 11° – 42 Kc. They also have other niche craft beers on sale. Riegrovy Sady is only a 15 minute walk from Wenceslas Square, one of the main city squares in Prague’s New Town.
5 The Dish Fine Burger Bistro
Římská 1196/29, 120 00 Praha 2, Czechia - 11am–10pm
We’ve added The Dish Fine Burger Bistro in here because besides a good burger, we really do like the Unetice beer they serve here. If you’re going on a beer tour around Prague, we recommend stopping here for lunch (and of course, more beer). The large, open minimalist seating area with a bleached wood bar offers an upscale menu filled with tasty, juicy burgers and a unique selection of burger fillings and sides. To do their yummy burgers justice - they also serve quality lager to accompany your meal: Uneticky’s unfiltered 10° and 12°, on tap.
6 Beer Museum
Dlouhá 720/46, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia - 12pm–3am
Get closer to the action by paying a visit to Prague Beer Museum. You’ll be able to see exactly how beer production takes place on 90 minute tour. Learn about the history and secrets behind making the famous Czech Beer. And of course, it wouldn’t be a beer tour without beer-tasting involved. In beautiful 13th century cellars, you can enjoy several types of Czech beers in a two showroom pubs, one from 19th century and second from communist times - with 30 beers on tap. Yup, 30! Right in the centre of the city, it’s well worth a visit for the beer enthusiasts amongst you.
Cheers with your beers!
Article by Shereen Sagoo