Visited three of the 5 places, Adzijine, Ilica and the pub at the brewery itself, outside of Zagreb. Service was very mediocre, when we were visiting the place by ourself. According to one of our contacts in Zagreb, Medvedgrad was known for bad waitering. When we were there with one of the employees and the boss’ sun, there was of course no problem.
At all places they serve all of their beers, at most of them also all the food, most of which is home made, even the sausages and the rolls! How fresh can you get it? Prices are very reasonable too and the beers are pretty much the best you can find in Croatia (see my beer ratings). So no excuse not to go there.
Interesting fact: you can pick up their 4 beers (the 5th is a mixture of two) in 1L bottles at any of the pivnica’s. You have to keep them stored cool though. So take an electrical cooling box if you want to export them. ;-)
great bar that serve all the best from the croatian kitchen.. sausages, meat, meat meat and a little mashed patatoes... perfect. The place had five different beers that is fairly good. In the bar there is a big wall with private numbered mugs which belonged to members. As I understood it was like a lottery, and the more the members drank the bigger the chance for the grand price, witch was a travel somewhere... far out - but a cool excuse to dig in to an extra draft. The tables was massive thick wood long-tables that tributed to a good atmosphere. Worth a visit.
heavy (61) Split, Croatia | October 29, 2007| Updated September 13, 2008
Of 4 medvedgrad brewpubs, I’ve been in Adzije street. It was really quite when I came (noon) but soon it was almost full. It is decorated in Bavarian style, with old photos of continental towns and themes. Most impressive were the huge Bavarian beer glasses on the shelf exhibited. Also it is a good place for parties as it has got several separated rooms. Staff is friendly, polite and fast. They have on tap their 5 beers. It seems they have less food than in Zlatno Pivo, still pretty good. Also, two types of their own cheese. Have eaten a pizza, really very cheap and quite fine. One more positive thing is they accept dogs, which is unfortunately not so usual in Croatia. All in all, nice, pleasant restaurant/beerpub.
A nice brewpub with 5 beers on offer with an adress in the middle of the city. The beers are apparently slightly variable and were mostly enjoyable. The food menu offers a few croatian specialties at reasonable prices. Overall, a good brewpub experience.
The inside seating was was full of diners and the atmosphere all second-hand smoke. Outside, at the dozen picnic tables the waiters would visit fairly frequently. I found the Zlatni OKAY, the Mrki very caramely, the Grička Vještica like a high-strength non-descript brown ale. The schnitzel and breads tasted good. Easy to find if you take the correct tram stop - Adžijna.
The original Medvedgrad was closed in November 2005, but they reopened in Božidara Aždije 16 soon after, that is the main brewpub, and they have also opened a pub near the main Zagreb square (Trg Bana Jelacica), and are also planing on opening a pub in Samoborska cesta. The ambient is a little less "pubby" and more like a family restaurant, there is less space then there was before, but it’s still a decent and fairly big place. Excelent pub, excelent beer, excelent food.
this place wasn’t bad. huge wooden tables if i remember correctly. the beers were kind of trashy. their little bread stuff was pretty tasty. rye bread i guess in american? good stop. good people. good country.