Czech Republic > Prague
Beer Available At Zlý Časy (arranged by most recent)
De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bombs & Grenades) 96, Kocour 70 Quarterback 93, Great Divide Belgian Style Yeti Imperial Stout 99, Flying Dog Kujo 98, Matuška Raptor IPA 96, Port Brewing Midnight Expression Lager (Moon Lit Sessions) 97, Port Brewing Hot Rocks Lager 93, Kocour Kubík 92, Kocour Gypsy Porter 19° 84, Parník Perla 13° , Prager Laffe Smokie , Vyškov Cross The World Sv.Martinský Porter 20° 44, Vyškov Cross the World Altbier , Klášterní XIX. Bock , Dvůr Chýně Dispečerský Ležák Dvanáctka 12° Kvasnicový , Dvůr Chýně Mondeo Ale , Dvůr Chýně Simco Ale 68, Koutský 10° Světlé Výčepní 92, Koutský 12° Kvasnicový Světlý Ležák 95, Koutský 10° Kvasnicové Světlé Výčepní 76
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3fourths (1083) Helsinki, Finland | December 5, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
A beer-focused bar well-known for supplying small and medium sized craft beer on tap only, as members of the P.I.V. Alliance (www.aliancepiv.cz) do. The lower portion is smoke-free though the cloud does waft in from up the stairs, but for the Czech Republic you have to give these guys credit for trying, at least. Beer selection is outstanding, with 0.3 and 0.5L pours available, as is standard. Zly Casy should be considered the top bar in Prague, but further down the ratebeer list is the equally-impressive Kulovy Blesk, closer to the city center and train station, and also a P.I.V. Allieance member. You can’t go to Zly Casy without hitting Kulovy Blesk as well.
Oakes (612) Savusavu, Fiji Islands | March 16, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great place. Basement, long Czech and imported beer list and a fun crowd. Can you really find anything to complain about here? I couldn’t.
Rastacouere (606) Montreal, Quebec | July 16, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
If you have only one place to visit in Prague, that would probably be the one. The selection is far and away the best in the city and you can see it is operated by beer geeks. The basement interior where the bar is was very busy on our visit and packed with smoke to unseen levels, but the other room upstairs was a calm haven and there is a terrace that was opened for the first hour we were there. Many beers were from breweries I’d never heard of. They have an extensive collection of interesting bottles as well. Apparently, they are about to open a beer store as well. I could not communicate in English, but the place was so busy, I would just order pint after pint and drink up without communicating all that much. It is tough to judge the service when they are so busy, I’d go there early. Without question, this is the place I’ll head to when getting down the plane the next time I’m in Prague. In fact, if you spend 3 or more days in the city, you should probably visit Zly Casy on the first and last day as I presume the menu changes all the time. Far more obscure stuff than the reputed Klub. THE ultimate beer geek spot in Czech Republic. They had taps from brewdog (though you had to pay the price) On my visit they had 5-6 Czech weizen. I’d bet there were not 5-6 being brewed in the whole country just a few years ago.
Beershine (595) The Sunshine State, Florida | February 11, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Just come here, it’s good for beer geeks, non-beer geeks, it’s just cool.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | March 11, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
If you don’t have time to get out of Prague and seek out countryside Czech brews yourself, this bar will give you a whirlwind tour through its many taps of both obscure and well-established microbreweries. The basement is where it’s at though for that amazing Czech beer list. Czech-style country music was playing too when we were there, which was highly entertaining. Unless you plan on coming around time of opening, make sure you have reservations.
pivnizub (426) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | October 16, 2008| Updated March 4, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Don’t be detrred by the STAROPRAMEN advertising signs at the entrance to this cellar bar, it’s only camouflage (Evan Rail). In this cozy den, which reminds You a bit of a student’s pub, anything but that InBev-fizz is served. At least 4 tapped beers, the beer range sometimes varies, are offered - often from smaller rural producers. Beer Festivals are held from time to time, too, and announced on their web-site (click on akce). A visit to this Nusle hospoda can be easily combined with a visit to Pivovar Bašta (which is located literally just around the corner) and to U Klokočnika. Na zdraví !
KyotoLefty (350) Kyoto, Japan | August 20, 2010| Updated March 4, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best selection of beers between Denmark and Portland. Lots of great things on tap. Basically a rathole, though, and tough to get service, although not any worse than usual in Prague, and they tried. Somehow this place was less fun than it shuld have been for us, though it is of course amazing in its slection.
Dedollewaitor (274) Odense, Denmark | November 20, 2009| Updated March 4, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
If you are going for new ratings this is the place. 14 micro’s on tap. All of them keep really high standards. Easy and friendly service. Waitress spoke English. Non smoking from 11-14.30. Lots of foreign bottles: Schlenkerla, Cantillon, Nřrrebro, Nřgne Ř, etc. Very cheap. We spent 65US dollars here and got 2 meals and around 15 beers (0,3cl). When you enter go down in the basement. Cozy, but be aware of the temperature down there. Very cold and chilly. Top 3 in Prague!!!
Scopey (271) Croydon, England | February 24, 2011| Updated March 4, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The best bar in the Czech Republic?? Zly Casy is well worth the short metro ride out of the city centre. The entrance is fairly non-descript and after travelling down one flight of stairs into a dingy hall the cellar bar lies beyond red velvet curtains. Inside there was a small, but atmospheric bar with 20ish taps all with A4 page descriptions (brewer, %, EBU etc) of each of the beers. The great thing is that on tap they keep it pretty much Czech only, so you see some microbrewed stuff that is only available here. I found the Kocour brewery beers to be by far the most interesting and tasty on my visit. The bottle selection is extensive and full of good international craft and classic beers (Brewdog, De Molen to St Bernardus). The food was also good - proper traditional Czech grub invented to soak up beer!
ogivlado (270) Zagreb, Croatia | May 26, 2009| Updated March 4, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Basement place, nice decorated interior while the lobby and the stairs are quite ruined; toilets also. Very good selection, few draught beers and approximately 70 bottles. One not too friendly waiter and that’s it. Highly recommended.
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