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Beer Available At Klášterní Pivovar Strahov (arranged by most recent)
Svatý Norbert Jantar 13° 90, Svatý Norbert November Brown Ale. , Svaty Norbert Summer Red Ale 68, Svatý Norbert Tmavé 14° 94, Svatý Norbert Pšeničné 87, Svatý Norbert IPA 97, Svatý Norbert Velikonoční 13° 95, Svatý Norbert Tříkrálový Pšeničné 16° (Weizenbock dunkel) 90, Svatý Norbert Prohibiční Double IPA , Svatý Norbert Podzimní Tmavé Pivo (Antidepressant) 87, Svaty Norbert Masopustní 16° Nakuřovaný Porter 84
3fourths (1268) Boulder, Colorado | June 4, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Hike the hill to this spot, it’s worth the view on the way up and it’s worth the beer as a reward for your hard work. On draft during my visit was a dunkel, hefeweizen and an amber, all solid but nothing groundbreaking. No food for me but the plates nearby smelled wonderful. Prices are a bit high even though it’s not tourist central in Prague, it’s still Prague, so expect to pay US $2-3 per 1/2 liter instead of $1-1.50 in Plzen.
Dogbrick (701) Columbus, Ohio | March 23, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 04/2009): We stumbled upon the Klašterní Pivovar while walking around after a trip to the Prague Castle, despite it being on the list of places we wanted to check out. Must have been fate. The brewpub is located on top of a hill next to a pretty monastery off Strahovské nádvoří. The entrance appears to be gated so unsure as to whether you can drive to it.
There is a small interior bar and a big patio, which is where we sat. The menus outline the brewing process which is pretty cool. On our visit there were only 3 of their beers on draught, including a special Easter beer. They also sell bottles to go. All of the beers were good.
Service was good on a weekend afternoon. Our server spoke a little English and was friendly.
We did not try any food on this visit.
Overall this place was probably our favorite beer spot because of the perfect weather, good beer and nice atmosphere. The fact that a group of monks came from the monastery next door for beers while we were there said it all. Definitely worth seeking out.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 13, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Charming brewpub in Strahov monastery with several sections including a comfortable terrace. The nearby view on Prague is beautiful. We have not eaten here, but we drank the 4 beers offered with great satisfaction. The tmave was the best one I’ve ever had. They even had an IPA, not that it was a show-stopper, but it gives a glimpse that they do try to go beyond the ordinary. The service was very good with excellent English spoken and a prompt reaction when the glasses were empty. While the prices are pretty much twice as high as the city’s average, it is still half of what’s I’m used to paying, so I did not feel insulted for the quality I was offered. Seriously, if the beers had not been that good, I’d likely despise this place as a tourist trap. But it’s also a great brewery. A must visit in Prague.
Oakes (640) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 16, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I can dig it. Up the hill is a nice walk, through the old town and over the Charles Bridge. The place is small and homey. The beer was fun, especially the IPA. Good stop.
nate2g (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | November 29, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A fantastic brewpub near Pražský hrad and well worth the walk uphill to get here. Outdoor area is nicely fitted with large tables and very easy to spend a few hours here relaxing and drinking sensational brews, all the beers are top notch. The food was great as well as the service though it did take a long while to get the bill, but was very busy when I was there.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 8, 2005| Updated April 20, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Very expensive beer for Prague, even for Prague brewpubs (49Kc for 0,4L). Interesting beer cuisine and diverse food menu of average to good quality. Outside terrace is pleasant, service is usually courteous and the waiters can speak English. They brew a solid Jantar and Tmavé, but their Easter special is a world-class Pilsener-style lager. They sell swing-top bottles of their beers at outrageous prices for the Czech Republic (100Kc for 0,5L). Good brewpub to quench your thirst once you’ve hiked the Mala Strana to Hradcany, or Petrin Hill.
fiulijn (517) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 31, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
It will be simple to comment. This has been the best place I visited in Prague, though they have a small selection (usually 2 beers on tap), their beers are the best in town (IMO) and the position of the monastery, dominating the city from the hill, is superb. We enjoyed a relaxing hour in the garden with their beers.
pivnizub (460) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | March 1, 2006
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
O.K., a typical modern brewpub with a large, quite good restaurant next door. In this place in the very neighbourhood of the Strahov Abbey You can find some of the best made "home-brew" beers in the czech republic. The prices are "touristy", but the beer is good and the meals tasty. Worth a detour !
KyotoLefty (443) Kyoto, Japan | August 20, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 13/20
Their beers were nice, though not quite as good as I expected. Nice location, though where we were there was no view. Prices are ridiculously high, however, which is a little annoying. Wouldn’t bother a second time, though if you are in the area, the IPA was pretty good for a pils country.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | August 22, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The pub is strategically located. It’s about halfway up the hill when going from the downtown touristy Prague walking up the equally touristy hill with the castle and everything. Basically it’s the perfect pit-stop. The pub is actually two separate buildings with a wonderful patio in between the two. The building on the left is more like a pub while the building on the right is more like a restaurant. Both feel very authentic in their respective ways. Beer and food is among the most pricey I’ve had in Czech Republic although by my North American standards this is still dirt cheap. Beer was about average and food was average, my goulash was below average but my friends meals looked delicious. I didn’t like the fact that the beers were served in 400ml. WTF. A beer in Czech Republic comes in a 500ml pint, period. Terrible service, a rarity in Czech Republic. 3 beers on tap including one seasonal. I’ll remember this pub as the pub that served the Svatý Norbert Velikonoční 13°, the best standard Světlý (non-barel-aged) I’ve had in Czech Republic. Unfortunately this was the seasonal but I’d book a flight back to Czech republic just to drink that beer. Overall it is really worth stopping by for a few hours. Plus if you do the Prague touristy circuit you’ll be walking right next to it.
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