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Beer Available At Prokop Pivovar Pivnice (arranged by most recent)
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | February 5, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Certainly not the most promising location for a pub, and a world away from the glitz of the main drag in KV, but a nice enough place nonetheless. We sat out in the little beer garden out the back facing onto a carpark or something - nice enough. Excellent service. German is definitely the second language in this part of the world, so we had an fun experience speaking a mix of dodgy German and Czech to the waiter who spoke fluent German but not a word of English. Chyse beers are excellent, the 11 especially. Not a must, but definitely recommended because thereís bugger all else in Karlovy Vary. Waiter has an unusually shaped head.
3fourths (1352) Boulder, Colorado | December 29, 2009| Updated January 21, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
dingy, smoke-filled lower-level bar, seems grimy and dirty during a rainy night visit. few people inside but the bartender made sure the place was filled with smoke. a quick sample of a draft Chyse beer and I was out of there. not inviting at all, but nearly every place in the czech republic is filled with smoke, it is what it is.
Ungstrup (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | August 10, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This place is a bit hard to find even with GPS since the address is just a house number in the town, not on a street. Situated of the mainroads up the hill in town. The brewpub is very beutifully renovated in old style. The place is huge with stone floors, stone walls, arched cealing, and new classical interior. It was very quiet when we visited just after noon on, there was only a family of three and us in the place. The service was very friendly and mastered three languages. When we visited they had 4 beers on draft, 3 of them could also be bought bottled to take away. They also have a 14 degree, which is available in the season - but we couldnít get information of when the season was...
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | January 25, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Located in the not-boring (read not-touristy) part of Karlovy Vary. Despite the uninviting exterior the pub is actually quite nice inside. Big sturdy tables, nice chairs, nice dťcor, almost classy. Medium size, sits about 40. Friendly service. When we there they had 3 beers from Chyse which is a countryside brewpub. I donít know if Chyse brews are always on tap at Prokop but if not theyíll have other craftbeers as this is obviously a place for real Czech beers. They have food but we didnít eat there. Karlovy Vary is pretty much a must to visit in Czech Republic but itís very touristy and the tourists are mainly older wealthy people. This means that most resto-bars in town serve the more commercial/macro brews. Prokop was the only place we found in town that felt authentic and had real craftbeers. A must by default if you are in Karlovy Vary.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | June 29, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Situated a 10-minute walk from Dolni Nadrazi (the bus station that can take you to Loket, Velichov and Velky Rybnik brewpubs), this brewery tap for the Chyse brewpub is rather modern with its shiny new wood and classy, professional service. If youíre staying deep into the Karlovy Vary tourist area (which is visually stunning, by the way), this place might be a long walk, but at least it will take you out to where the real residents live and drink. The Chyse beers were definitely worth a pint each when we visited, even though none of the 3 were homeruns for me. All in all, this place is just perfect for those who donít want to detour all the way out to Chyse and, moreover, itís most likely the best place to sample interesting beer in Karlovy Vary, which is otherwise a near-wasteland for craft beer. There is a food menu here, but we werenít hungry. Could have been those long days of drinking fantastic beer...
coldbrewky (71) Hippetown East, New York | June 1, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The wife went to the spa the day my Cousin and I walked accros the Ohre river to hunt this place up. Make sure to bump up on your Czech a bit since this gem is not in the tourist area of Karlovy Vary. The pictures and menu behind glass on the outside wall may help you find the entrance. hint hint.. You can get there by bus and get off at the Pivovar stop. Its about a half a block back towards town on the river side of the street. As you enter you will walk down some dark stairs, fear not the lights will come on via the motion sensors. We arrived a 11:30 and we were the only ones there other than a smattering of locals. The bartender was very friendly but spoke little english but as soon as he realized that we were there for the Chyse brews he perked up and showed me the proper way to pour my own. We got a very economical Pizza for a snack and taught the locals a new card game. We spent three hours here. The brews are quite good and the prices about 1/2 of the touristy center. This part of town is also flat. You will know what I mean if you have ever been to Karlovy Vary. A very nice hole in the wall. Hope to get to the brewery some day.
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