Czech Republic > Prague
EithCubes (222) New Jersey | July 14, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Got here at 9am, had the whole place to myself. Sat in the Biergarten in the back, very pretty. Tacky dark wooden picnic tables and umbrellas surrounded by trees and beautiful architecture from Neo-Gothic and Renaissance with a hint of modern looming in the distance. A bunch of separate rooms in the main building, all dark wood, looky homey! I was pampered, but then again, they didnít have much else to do. A great beer. The moral? Start your day here in the warm summer sun, free from tourist inanity (insanity?).
troyc (147) Illinois | May 24, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Hard to find, but worth it once youíre there. Yes, it is touristy... but at the same time it is damn good beer. I would go back there.
gnoff (400) MŲlndal, Sweden | May 7, 2006
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Iíve visited U Fleku once, when I was in Prague for one week in May of 2005. I will be going to Prague again in less than two weeks time and have booked a dinner and a guided brewery tour of the pub brewery for our group.
Last time I can remember trying only one beer of theirs, the "dark". I donít think they have any other beers, but with that quality, who needs more?
A bit split about what to put under selection, they only have one beer, so selection is very poor, but the one they have is excellent, so what to say?
Food is very nice too, and good sice portions of that.
The place is very bit pricy compared to many non-tourist places in Prague, but itís worth a visit and Iíd say itís pretty much mandatory to visit it at least once when in Prague.
Can get quite crowded, so might be a good idea to make reservations or come as small groups (or alone).
Visits to the brewery is possible, but make resevations to be sure, specially if you want the guide to be able to do the tour in English.
If the waitors comes with glasses of Becherovska and you donít want it, tell them fast, or youíll end up paying for it anyway.
A bit confusing since one guy handles beer, another food, a third the becherovska and a fourth the payment. Once you get the hang of that itís easier to follow who you should try and get the attention from.
Nekronos (141) Xalapa, Mexico | April 28, 2006
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Did not really like the place, there is only one kind of beer, and the way they serve you is different. I liked that cinammon alike beverage they gave.
austinpowers (152) New York, New York | January 2, 2006
44 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I showed up on Christmas Day and U Fleku was PACKED. Furthermore, the stench from lack of deodorant was overwhelming - strong enough to drive me from the building after only 10 minutes. In that time, however, I did quaff the one U Fleku beer and it was delicious. Itís the typically thick, rich, very very malty, lightly bittered dunkel that people in Prague are so fond of. Very nice and sweet. Drinking it while revelers were singing and rocking back and forth in their bench seats was an interesting experience. Beer is US$2 per glass, which is pricey for Prague. Waiters didnít impress.
I felt U Fleku was a bit hard to find as itís on a darkened side street, so bring a map.
beerinmarch (118) Washington | November 1, 2005
40 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
I really must have caught them at just the right time, cause this place was really quiet and empty, not touristy hot spot central. Nice old building with dark wood walls and old ass tables that stretch most of the length of the room with long benches to sit at. The staff wasnít that friendly, kinda just ignored you when you go in. Also make sure you understand how they run their drink system, they keep bringing you new beers till you tell them to stop, so donít be shy or you will be there drinking all day. Their beer was a bit more expensive than most places, but still only $2 USD, so really i canít complain.
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.
pivnizub (456) 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........
theacelatrain (12) Washington DC | July 5, 2005
40 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
This place is legendary? Yes, the beer is good. Well, pretty good. And expensive. The food is also insanely overpriced, and not very good. I could see the atmosphere of an oompah band being fun if youíre part of a drunken 50-person Italian tour group, but there are better things to do in Prague.
Sigmund (140) Tau, Norway | March 30, 2005| Updated June 22, 2005
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
The beer and schnapps may be overpriced by Czech standards, but for a Norwegian no beer abroad is overpriced! Worth going to for their one and only beer, which is very good. The infamous schnapps (which I drank AFTER the beer) was actually not too bad. Did not eat on our visit.
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