Welcome to the land of Pilsner Urquell! Your choice of ambiance can vary from a flashback to the USSR, underground cellars or a down and dirty local pub. Our Top 5 is a little bit of everything. Cheers, or as the Praguers say: Na zdraví!
1. Restaurace U Parlamentu
We don’t know about you, but isn’t it so much better heading to a bar filled with locals rather than encountering giant groups of tourists? At U Parlamentu, not only will locals tell you this place has the best (and cheapest) beers in Prague, they will also recommend you to other outstanding local pubs. U Parlamentu serves traditional Czech meals as well, but we highly recommend coming here for nice, large mugs of Pilsner Urquell. Sit outdoors in the terrace area during summertime and you’ll most likely catch a glimpse of horse charriots strolling by. No big deal!
Want a bit of a modern twist on a Czech brewery? Lokál has a fantastic contemporary ambiance with bright and silver beer tanks placed throughout the restaurant/bar. If you’re not a big fan of beer, not to worry! Lokál also offers a wonderful range of Czech liqueur and spirits. We think you should give its orechova a go, it’s a type of local liqueur specifically made from walnuts. But really, even the Praguers highly recommend the beers at Lokál.
3. U Černého vola
Loretánské náměstí 107/1, 118 00 Praha-Hradčany, Czech Republic (map)
A visit to the Prague Castle is a must, and just a 10-minute walk away is U Černého vola, which means “The Black Ox” in Czech. The exterior is antiquely gorgeous, built after WWII. During lunch hours, you’ll find many politicians or government officials on break in this famous spot. As the crowd grows toward evenings, we highly recommend tasting a dark Czech beer. Ordering snacks to go along with your beer mugs can also be done here. Indulge in the usual: sausages, pickles, Camembert and bread.
4. U Vejvodu Pub & Beer Hall
If you’re looking for something a bit more low-key especially after a long day of walking, U Vejvodu is a great option. We love the Old Bohemian vibe, but moreover, this is one of the few pubs in Prague that still sells tank beers. For beer enthusiasts (you already know), this means beers are delivered fresh from the brewery by the tanker lorry. Not too shabby!
5. Bar Hemingway
Extremely fine mixology! If you’re fan of absinthe, rum or champagne; Bar Hemingway pays tribut to the legendary writer and his favorite liquor with delicious imagination and artistic designs. Sure, you can opt for a nice daiquiri here, but take advantage of the bar’s coveted rum selection of over 200 kinds. Bar Hemingway was the first in Czech Republic to establish a “rum club,” so divulging in their rum “tasting experience” is the thing to do! Their champagne bottles are not only from the Champagne region in France, but picked from smaller vineyards, so you’re getting the gems of the hidden gems. Sit back and enjoy the international ambiance of this memorable speakeasy.