A really good place that mixes some of the best of two worlds. A classic Prague beer hall downstairs serving Budvar tanková and a small brewpub upstairs serving some really outsanding beers (though their quality can suffer during the high seasons)
Just a short walk from the Old Town Square in Prague. Fairly large building although i admittedly didn’t check out too much of the place. Quick and friendly service. Five main beers on tap, four from the brewery and one was Budvar. The X-33 was fun to try as was the Oldgott. After spending the previous week in Belgium & Germany, you truly appreciate Czech prices for beer. Nice enough place, plus they had some fairly interesting beer
What a lovely spot! A huge building with several floors of beer opportunities hidden in Prague’s Old Town. I visited twice in July 2009 and found the service to be quite good and cheery (even the young lass selling the souvenir stuff), and the place as a whole oozed Old Timey atmosphere. It’s a Budvar tankova, which I gather means they hose the fresh unfiltered "original" Budweiser in from trucks as if it were heating oil. What an upgrade from the bottled version! If you head upstairs, then you get into the more serious home-brewed stuff. I didn’t plunge for the X33 extra-strong, but enjoyed two wonderful mugs of Old Gott. Oh how I’d love to return here! One of my Prague beer highlights, absolutely. Value is extra-high, as prices in Prague are really excellent for the high quality of beer you get. "Exceptional" is a really high-praise sort of label, but I’d readily go with that for U Medvidku. Very Highly Recommended!
Somewhat of a labyrinth, but it makes it more fun. X33 is here, a must try. Service was very good, some historic beer related items on display throughout the place. Brewery is small but sweet, make sure to visit when in Prague.
Cool place. Interesting to see them fermenting the beer in open wooden containers.
Sadly the beer was rubbish.
Marko (246) Split / Zagreb, Croatia | December 24, 2009
Another big tourist trap slash maze, but less annoying, less packed (it was, admittedly, fairly early) and with better beers than U Fleku. Missed out on the seasonal because of the confusing layout of the place eh and only had the (lovely) Oldgott in the end. Ok service, didn’t wait long. It looks nice and everything and I’ll return I guess.
Large and touristy place. Waitors were arrogant, busy and annoying. The oldgott was good and the U-33 heavy, warm , sweet and cloying. Lots of touristy crap. Shirts, clothes, etc. If in the area its a nice quick 1 time visit like place. In the same building you can get the Budvar Svetly unfiltered so another reason to go. No English - side language also difficult here.
Sat at the X-bar, and enjoyed the 2 house beers very much. Service was great, everything came out promptly. I had potatoe dumplings stuffed with pork and served with white and red cabbage that was unbelievable. I personally really liked this place, but I can see with it’s prices, why it’s not so liked. Stop in for lunch, try the two beers, get a small meal(described) and leave. It will only set you back about 10 bucks.
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.