Czech Republic > Prague
Travlr (1459) Washington, Washington DC | August 21, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Of course itís a tourist place. But you can still have a good time here, if you soak in the atmosphere and just enjoy it for what it is. Food is good. Beer is OK too.
3fourths (1268) Boulder, Colorado | December 29, 2009| Updated April 20, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
stopped in for a 10am morning dunkel, and what a fine dunkel it was. our reward for drinking so early was that the place was empty of people, and so also empty of cigarette smoke. large rooms, long tables, interesting character but I canít say much about the patrons, good or bad, since there were none. worth visiting for Tmave 12, which I found to be quite good on two visits, though I hear others can have some harsh criticisms of itís cleanness or depth.
Beershine (707) The Sunshine State, Florida | March 16, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Wow, I never entered a rating...OK, well itís a landmark pub. I actually liked it better the second time around.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 15, 2010
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Several clean brown rooms in this beautiful Prague brewpub that has one of the prettiest beer gardens in town. Unfortunately, as has already been pointed, it is leaning intensely on the tourist trap, the worst part being those "Itís a tradition here" shooters that theyíll offer you a couple of times per hour despite your repeated refusals. Still, its tmave is a classic of the genre, all in softness, an extremely well-made one though not a personnal favourite. Heavily drinkable to the point that you donít mind itís their only beer. Okay Czech food. Its location is also very central, so itís hard not to recommend taking the half hour it takes to live the experience. Like Uerige, Cantillon and the likes, itís one of those places every beer lover needs to have been to on top of knowing of.
Oakes (640) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 16, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Historic brewpub, kind of the Schlenkerla of Prague in that way. The vibe is pretty much the same, nice and old school with drunk and happy Czech tourists. The beer is decent if unspectacular, but it is the experience you come for more than anything else.
nate2g (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | December 26, 2008
32 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 5/20
I visited here in August and I have mixed feelings about the place. I was rushed into the front seating area which was just a large drinking hall. Was very very busy as expected from the few tour buses out front. I was happy to try the beer but just as happy to leave. Perhaps would be enjoyable with a large group. Definitely check it out for the house beer if nothing else.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 8, 2005| Updated April 20, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Yes, this is touristy, but if you get there at hours uncommon for hordes of tourist buses, you can enjoy a nice pint (well, 0,4L) of their tmavť while listening to an accordion player squeezing away folklore classics. Beer is very expensive for the country (49Kc for 0,4L), but then again Klasterni Pivovar up Petrin Hill has the same prices now. Their Tmavť is a good lager, but not always worth a second pint. No waiter tried to slip me a shooter of Becherovka the first time I visited in 2005, but sure enough in 2008 we were offered these shooters. Some waiters give you the impression you are a walking dollar bill while others are genuinely there to serve you efficiently. The atmosphere can get a little too intense when there are lots of tourists, but other than that U Fleku is always worth a quick stop for a pint, imho.
fiulijn (517) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 31, 2008
44 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
It was summer, so it was very enjoyable resting in their beergarden (actually beer-yard) with a refreshing beer. One beer only is quite poor, indeed. A bit too much touristy. Service was ok, donít expect too much kindness in Czech Republic (see Novomestsky as worst example).
pivnizub (460) Bochum, PorķřŪ, Germany | July 24, 2005
34 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
The beer is fine here, the ambiance looks very traditional, the beergarden in the backyard is a fine place........but: THIS IS THE GREATEST TOURIST TRAP IN THE CZECH CAPITAL !!!!! Go the early in the morning, have one or two of the ridiculous 0,4 l (!) mugs, avoid to drink the deceptive Becherovka (it looks as if this Schnaps is for free, but Youíll have to pay for it !) and leave this place as fast as You can, before the invasion of cheery bus-tourists starts. No real czech beer enthusiast would spend his evenings here, the beer costs 100% more than in a very good CZECH pub, the waiters are really keen on money........
KyotoLefty (443) Kyoto, Japan | September 21, 2008| Updated September 3, 2010
44 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 9/20
OK, 4 for ambiance. Looks great, though the crowds and amusement park atmosphere detract. Waiters are generally useless, the beer is over-priced and over-rated. I wonít go again, and I wouldnít recommend it except that the beer is so famous and can only be got here.
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