Czech Republic > Prague
hopduivel (12) Naperville, Illinois | September 4, 2008
40 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Touristy and expensive, with impersonal service from waiters who exist only to shuttle out undersized mugs of the one house beer as rapidly as possible, and perhaps grudgingly take a food order. We got more attention from the pushy Becherovka guys. But the house dark lager is pretty good, the food is OK too, and the beer garden is pleasant and fun (as long as you don’t mind accordions). Do not miss it, though you may decide one visit is enough.
thewolf (144) Kolding, Denmark | July 15, 2008
24 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
hmm... what to say. The one beer is okay. Otherwise, I don’t think I’ll ever set my foot here again. Loud tourists everywhere, lousy, rushed service. It was apparent that it was all about serving as many beers as fast as possible and making the tourists drink them.
Christian (240) Odense, Denmark | July 4, 2008
34 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
The tourist guide will emphasize this as a must-do and a terrible tourist trap. And I guess it’s both. It’s a drinking place, not a beer place, and people who were there to drink and not to taste beers looked to have a great time. Service is more efficient than personal. It serves its purpose, and nothing forces me to ever come back.
SilkTork (88) Southampton, United Kingdom, England | May 15, 2008
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
What a huge and atmospheric pub. I suppose you are either grinning at the good time atmosphere or feeling a little awkward and shy. We loved it. Everyone was smiling and friendly. The waiters are friendly and honest, and people are mainly relaxed and enjoying themselves, though you can spot those who feel out of place - they look a little stiff and embarrassed. The beer is black and malty sweet. Quite delicious. Fresh and easy drinking. It’s soon gone, and then it’s time for another one, and then it’s time for the bitter Becherovka liquor to wash it all down. A great experience! Unlike others we didn’t find the waiters pushy at all - in fact we had to request the Becherovka. And when it came to pay the waiter asked if I had any change - I thought he said 460 krona, so I said to round it up to 500. Rather than take me at my word he emphasised that it was 416, and just rounded it up to 420. Nice one.
armando629 (76) Budapest, Hungary | May 6, 2008
38 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Industrialised tourist office.One man take a lot of beer around in the garden, an other waiter hold the becherovka and the third man the food.Without any ambiance, crowded. But better than Novometsky...
TaktikMTL (263) Montréal, Quebec | April 24, 2008
24 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 4/20
Établissement visité le samedi 22 mars vers 14h. Ambiance: Trop touristique comme endroit. Duo de musique bavaroise qui se promène entre les tables. Service: Très sec et impersonnel. Sélection: 1 seule bière maison, la même depuis des siècles. Nouriture: Disponible mais étions là juste pour gouter et visiter cet établissement légendaire à Prague. (86e rating d’établissement)
fiulijn (688) 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, don’t expect too much kindness in Czech Republic (see Novomestsky as worst example).
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | January 9, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
We came in right before closing, but luckily you dont even have to order beer, so we were drinking in no time. As soon as we sat down, a waiter brought out a huge tray of mugs. Then another followed with shots, and was a little put off when we declined. Nice atmosphere kinda reminded me of Oktoberfest... and I like that. I think it would have been fun to come earlier and get food. The one beer they have was pretty good too not the best dunkel I’ve ever had, but quite adequate.
slimchill (88) Austin, Texas | October 31, 2007| Updated September 15, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Pseudo-traditional Czech atmosphere, hindered only by the abundance of tourists and the bar’s taking advantage of this fact. Still a really nice place.
altonbrownd (249) Chevy Chase, Maryland | September 11, 2007
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Hmmm. Difficult to rate. I definitely enjoyed the beer and appreciate the history of the pub. That said, I was sitting between lots of tourists carrying guidebooks and felt a bit like drinking along an assembly line. The food looked okay but I went somewhere much nicer.
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