Wow. super beers. I especially appreciate the effort to break the svetle / tmave / polotmave hegemony with brews such as an all-Saaz nitrogen-poured IPA and a seasonal "autumn dark" dunkle bock. Speaking of autumn, the large heated terrasse is a nice place to enjoy those magnificent brews on a coldish day. Accompanied by a hot onion soup and you are in heaven, which is probably the desired effect since you are in a monastery.
Definitely worth a stop if you are in the castle area. Nice location, but pretty crowded. I enjoyed the beer, but the "Brewery plate" was not worth waiting 45 minutes for. It was nothing wrong with it, but it’s strange that they need 45 minutes to prepare a cold plate. The beer was worth waiting for...
Hard to find place. had to ask locals for directions. It was busy and tables had reserved tags on it that allready expired. When asked if we could sit there we were refused. Staff was not polite nor caring. If not excellent beer tehy had we would leave this palce for more friendly one.
Great place within the monastery as you walk up the hill from Prague Castle towards the Petrin Tower. Looks like a bit of a tourist trap, but I’m glad my girlfriend told me to stop because the beer was good and the patio was lovely. Just outside is a gorgeous view overlooking Prague. Their usual brews are tasty, including the IPA and dark beer. Definitely worth a stop if you are anywhere up the hill in Prague.
This is a small brewpub located in the monastery courtyard just a short walk from Prague Castle. To the left of the space is the brewery, which is adorned nicely with copper tanks and a well finished bar. In the middle is a smaller sub-courtyard with plenty of picnic table style seating, and to the right is a large indoor beer hall. Starting off, the food was very good. You’ll find typical Czech cuisine (read: pork, potatoes, dumplings), but also a few unique twists, and a good selection of "beer cuisine" (i.e. food made with beer). The three house beers that I tried were all good, but far from outstanding. Service was prompt and attentive, despite it getting quite packed as we sat there. Deinitely a worthy stop while you’re in the castle area anyway.
(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.
Oakes (805) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 16, 2011
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.
This is a traditional looking brewpub situated next to an impressive monastery. As soon as you walk in you are hit with the beautiful smell of malt and the view of two copper vats. The staff were friendly enough and the food was tasty and wholesome. They serve only the on-site brews, but I believe they may have been mixing up the beer taps as the IPA I ordered seemed more like the amber...... Anyway it’s still well worth a visit and you can also take away bottles of most of their beers.
Yes it is pricey, but with beer this good and food so tasty, who worries about a few extra crowns out of pocket? Great in the summer if you can find space in the courtyard to bask in the sun and enjoy the weizen.
Lovely minipivovar atop the hill not far from Prague castle in hradcany. Visited in early August 2010. lovely beer garden on the grounds of the monastery with two adjacent beer halls, one of which contains the brewing tuns. Tried the Weiss bier, ipa, and amber. The amber was especially nice and the ipa was a surprise on the menu and not at all disappointing. Unlike other rates I found the service to be good for Prague standards and the value was par. Menu was excellent and I regret that we only had an appetizer. Venison pate with cranberry sauce and several types of bread was amazing. Wd drank here for a few hours and enjoyed conversation with other patrons. One of my favorite beer stops in Prague.