Czech Republic > Prague
3fourths (1200) Boulder, New Zealand | June 4, 2008| Updated December 4, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
The beer sucks. Yup, tourists do abound in this place, but for a mug of Oldgott from the barrel and a decent meal it’s not that bad of a place to visit. Food was actually really good compared to some other highly touted places we visited on our trip. Be sure to drink and eat upstairs or else you’ll only get bottled beer. Prices are about double what you would pay outside of the city center, much more than anything found in Plzen, for example. If you can stand the ugly tourists in some of the rooms, it would be worth visiting, although the beer quality of this brewery specifically is nothing to write home about.
Beershine (681) The Sunshine State, Florida | February 10, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Pretty nice traditional restaurant and bar area but the beers were way off when we were there, way off, undrinkable. Of course I’d give it a second chance.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | July 16, 2010
32 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 5/20
This smoke-heavy, larger multi-roomed brewpub can be hit or miss I guess. While some of their beers are lauded, I felt completely underwhelmed. The X-33 was a syrupy joke that I did not much prefer to the bottled version I’d had a couple of times before and the famous Oldgott did let me down being far less explosive with freshness than I’d hoped. Pair the slight beer disappointment with the rudest service consisting of throwing smoke iin your face and throwing the menus at you and you’ve got a pretty despicable experience that lasted shorter than we had planned. I may give it a second chance someday, but I’m not holding my breath.
Dogbrick (639) Columbus, Ohio | March 23, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
(Visited 04/2009): U Medvídků is a labyrinthine brewpub located on Na Perštýně in the central part of the city ("old town"). As we walked everywhere I am unsure what the parking situation is, although there appeared to be street parking nearby.
There are multiple entrances and multiple levels to the brewpub. The main floor has a restaurant, and evidently there is a hotel there too. Talk about a dream come true, a place that makes there own beer where your only concern is stumbling back to your room at the end of the evening. The top level has a small bar and a low ceiling, and there are tables and booths throughout.
Service here is friendly and helpful, especially considering we did not speak the language.
The brewpub offers a few beers, including the flagship Oldgott and X-33, both of which we purchased to take home. The bottles did not seem as fresh as I expected, but overall the beers were decent. They also serve Budvar at the brewpub.
We did not try any food during our visit.
Overall this place has great character and an outstanding location, and is a must visit on a trip to Prague.
Oakes (614) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 16, 2011
30 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
Laughably bad service and the beer was almost as bad. With a central location like this, you really want it to be good, but alas it was terrible.
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | December 26, 2008
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Stopped here solely for the beer of course. Had the Oldgott and the X33 which were both fantastic. Attached is a souvenir shop and you can purchase the beers for take away.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 8, 2005| Updated April 20, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Multi-floored building with many purposes. The restaurant has many rooms and also serves Budvar beers. The tasting room up top is very quiet and houses old brewing equipment. The Old Gott is served there through a single tap in a cupboard-style piece of wooden furniture. Beer is very well malted, and takes a long time to pour to create the perfect tower of head. Beer is 48Kc for 500ml, pretty expensive for Prague, a little over average for Prague brewpubs. All beers are fermented and lagered in oak barrels, which works wonders for the Old Gott and the X-33. They now have a plum beer as well which is quite interesting, if not potentially repulsive for some due to its intensity. On tap, the Old Gott and X-33 are heavenly, but in the bottle they just can’t replicate the balance, texture and character they should have.
fiulijn (500) Malmö, Denmark | January 31, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Strange place, I can’t tell how much touristy it is or real, anyway I liked it a lot. The restaurant is pretty much like a sort of dungeon, unique. The bar is not easy to find, that was quite amusing, you have to go through all the dungeon and go upstairs, as far as I have been told you can get the Oldgott only up there (that I brought back to the restaurant and had with the food, otherwise you get rather common beers at the restaurant). The food in Czech Republic is... so and so, and this place confirms it: basically a lot of pork and potatotes, it can be tasty but also very heavy. Busy staff and not much caring, just the minimum required service. I would recommend to go just for the experience.
pivnizub (449) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | March 1, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A basic, not too touristy "beer-hall" in the center of Prague. The Old Gott is not served in the "normal" Budweiser Restaurant (in this place the czech Budweiser has been served nearly "for centuries"). The microbrewery is located on the first floor; because the tap-room has no windows and a classical vaulted ceiling, it gives You the perfect illusion of sitting in a deep "beer-cellar", sorrounded by historical brewery equipment. Friendly service, if You are trying to speak a little czech..........
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 5, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This is a enormous pub on many floors. Very touristy. However the pub is separated in many sections and a few of them manage to keep a cosy pub feeling. They have a beautiful large restaurant on the ground floor, we didn’t eat there but by the look of the place I would recommend eating there if you can. For the beer I recommend going to the upper floor when you can drink some kick-ass brews with the fermenting oak barrels in plain view. On tap their X-33 was like a fantastic Scotch Ale white the Old Gott was the closest thing to the Pilsner Urquell Kvasnicový I have found in Czech Republic. IMPORTANT NOTE: On tap the beers are wonderful. In bottles they suck. Don’t ask me why. Don’t be a sucker like I was and buy a bunch of bottles cause you enjoyed them so much in tap. Buy a bottle at your own risk. But for the taps this place is a must. I’d say that for the tap beer quality alone this is the place to visit in Prague.
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