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Plzeňský Prazdroj (Pilsner Urquell Brewery)
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Type: Brewery (see listing)

U Prazdroje 7, Plzeň 3
Pilsen, Czech Republic 304 97 [ print map ]
377 062 111

Hours: Visitor Centre: April-September 8-18, October-March 8-17. For tours, check the web site linked here.

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Plzeňský Prazdroj (Pilsner Urquell Brewery)

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Primátor Weizenbier 69, Pilsner Urquell 71, Gambrinus 10° Nepasterizovaný , Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný 99, Fénix 44, Gambrinus Nefiltrované Světlé 48
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45 reviews for Plzeňský Prazdroj (Pilsner Urquell Brewery)
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  73%
 Selection  60%
 Food  65%
 Value  76%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  82%
Rating Distribution

Capa  (278) Manama, Bahrain | September 29, 2013
Yes, it is a bit touristy, but it is also one of the more thorough brewery tours I’ve ever been on. I don’t think the SABMiller bit was too hyped, though they did make sure you knew it was owned by them. You get to see the bottling line, the old and new brewhouse, and the highlight of the tour, the cellars, where you drink unfiltered Urquell straight from the barrel. Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. While the group we ended up with on our tour was fairly large, it didn’t seem cramped nor were we rushed thru things and I feel we really got the whole experience of the tour. The unfilled Urquell obviously being the highlight. You can ask for a small glass or a large one- go with the large one...duh. Regardless of your stance on pilsners or SABMiller, it really is a must see for beer geeks. But, it is also done in a way that my non-beer geek wife had a blast and repeatedly told me how much fun it was. She also loved the unfiltered. Excellent side trip if you’re visiting Prague. (Selection gets a bump because it is one of two places you can get the unfiltered)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyRio  (11) , Finland | August 20, 2013
Good service, interesting tour and the best Urquell U can get from the old oak barrels.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa  (68) Järvenpää, Finland | August 10, 2013
Huge old-style brewery. Usually full of turists, but the tour is still worth to visit. You will see the awesome cellars and learn about history. And off course taste the unfiltered urquell from the barrel which is pretty good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Priebokalo  (7) , Lithuania | March 24, 2013
We visited during a beer party in 2012 a good place to drink the beer, like a museum with a beer cellar
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau  (224) Asturias, Oviedo, Spain | December 12, 2012
One of the must visit places for every single beer lover, at least once in a lifetime. The tour of the brewery is not so interesting, but you can see historical sites, as the main gate, the railroad station where they got the barley, the historic brewing facilities and, of course, the beer cellars, where the most interesting part takes place: there you can taste the amazing unfiltered and unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell. It is worthy only because of this. If you are in Prague for some days this is a visit you must consider.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Pallieter85  (26) , Belgium | November 26, 2012
I was there in February 2012. A friend and me were driving to Slovakia and we stopped in Plzen unexpectedly. After finding the brewery we were told the tour already left but thanks to the kind girls behind the desk we could catch up with the group. The tour guide is a Czech but he lived in the States for a while. His English was excellent and he had a lot of knowledge about beer. He’d gladly answer any questions asked, even annoying questions about the SAB Miller thingie. Very impressive tour, especially the cellar part I won’t forget. Got to drink the real Plzensky Prazdroj from the barrel in the cellars, it’s as good as a pilsner style could get. After the tour we were hanging around a bit in the main building as we were freezing our asses off in the cellar and outside (-17 celsuis on that day). We noticed an event going on and upon asking it was told it’s only for the families who were originally involved in the brewery. Like an annual reunion. We didn’t have an invitation. We wanted to join the party. After having a few Westvleteren and a nice Struise Double Black we brought from our own cellar, we had the guts to return to the car, suit up and head back to the main building. After about 15 minutes we managed to sneak in to the party area. The thing is that Czech people are genuinly nice and as long as you move to another table every 15 minutes, nobody seemed to mind we were obviously uninvited. We had some great food there, met some funny people, enjoyed a few gigs, practised Czech like never before, and most of all drank free Plzensky until our liver shrunk to nearly nothing. We’re even on the ’family’ picture which was taken in the end. Czech people, Plzensky Prazdroj, I love you!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
tipsytoad  (10) , Jersey | November 18, 2012
The tour is pretty commercial and slightly over egging the SAB Miller element of this historic brewery. The reason everyone comes here is to sample the traditionally brewed Plzensky Prazdroj which has been fermented in open oak vats and matured in massive oak barrels. It is the only place in the world you can get it and it is sensational. Nothing like even the excellent Kvasnicove or the solid unpasteurised version served in tankovna pubs. A wonderful fresh hop aroma, soft carbonation and malt heart it makes a mockery of progress - why is all pilsner beer brewed like this. Or why can they not sell it at the brewery? If you are feeling cheeky, sneak away from your tour group as you are leaving the cellars and another group is coming in to get seconds.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50  (77) Chicago, Illinois | September 8, 2012
We went on a Czech language tour of the brewery and despite not understanding a single word, this was amazing. The Pilsner Urquell Kvasnicový straight from the wooden barrel was worth the price of admission. Would I do this again? Absolutely.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar  (398) Sandnes, Norway | October 11, 2011
My third visit here, and the tours are getting more and more boring, but you get the reward at the end. Souvenir shop and restaurant as well a small outdoor beer garden well worth a visit in summer time. This place is all about the beer in the cellar. A must visit in Pilsen.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer  (212) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | September 10, 2011
This brewery covers a big part of Pilsen and is hard to miss (due to some commercial plates all over town and the grand famous brewery gate). Did the tour, which was very interesting and they sure did cover lots of info about the beers, industry, process, bottling and of course the cool 9 km underground tunnels where you get to taste the Pilsner Urquell Kvasnicový (you can choose between a small and big cup). The tour is about 7 euro’s and worth your money. There is also a gift shop which sells beers, shirts and lots of other beerware. Behind the gift shop theres a restaurant with some nice beers and good food. All by all a must visit when you are in Czech.

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