Czech Republic > Prague
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 (449) 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 (132) 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.
omhper (168) TyresŲ, Sweden | January 25, 2005
44 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Expensive tourist trap, but the beer and the food is worth a visit.
DanielBrown (235) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | December 22, 2004
12 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 3/20
A guidebook staple, but very disappointing. Waiters are unfriendly and very pushy, virtually forcing you to have the ítraditionalí liqueur, and hovering as you sip your beer, waiting to slam another glass down. Crammed with tourists appreciating the nice, traditonal beerhall decor. I didnít like the beer much really, and wouldnít bother coming back here.
Hoser (162) Cowtown, Alberta | September 29, 2004| Updated July 6, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Knew this was a tourist trap going in and expensive by Czech standards but you travel half way around the world and you have a chance to visit the worlds oldest brewpub you of course take it in. The dark lager didnít disappoint and probably one of the better ones I had there and there is no such thing as a under pour there. It is a little annoying about the schnapps guys coming around every three minutes but I was warned before I went. I recommend going for a beer or two and not much more. Staff was friendly but my wife is fluent in Czech so I may have been treated better than normal.
mamradskoda (2) Boulder, Colorado | September 10, 2004
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
This is the place. Uber-touristy, but for good reason. Great gulas, copsky salaty and knedliky. The beer is the tastiest in Prague. The drunken Germans and accordion player are a little much, but the beer is certainly worth going for. They close at 11, but youíre right across the street from Nebe and a short tram ride from the dozens of bars in Vysehrad.
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