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Beer Available At Zlý Časy (arranged by most recent)
Qásek APA , Qásek Vidle 12° , Kaltenecker Kapitula Strong Ale 22° 19, Zemské Letní Pivo 11° , Clock Twist 14° American Red IPA , Matuška Bad Flash American Amber Lager , Zhůřák OP Sun In Glass , Ježek Výčepní Světlé 11° 45, Rambousek 16° Tmavý Speciál 47, Qásek Světlý Ležák 12° 39, Qásek Trigo 12° , Zhůřák Bad Flash Double IPA , Lucky Bastard India 74, Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Port Brewing Older Viscosity 100, Camba Bavaria Hop Gun 56, Pivečka Summer IPA , Tambor Světlý Ležák 11° 73, Fuller’s ESB (Bottle/Keg) 96, Zhůřák Bad Flash Smoked Citra Blast Ale
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3fourths (1305) Boulder, Colorado | December 5, 2011| Updated December 18, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
Beershine (776) 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.
Oakes (668) Vancouver, British Columbia | 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 (664) 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.
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.
KyotoLefty (484) Kyoto, Japan | August 20, 2010
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.
pivnizub (469) 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 !
rosenbergh (457) Tampere, Finland | July 23, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Amazing pub on three floors. Downstairs there is great selection of Czech micros and some US brews on tap. Upstairs more Czech micros. And some Czech macros and Pilseners in the middle. Cheap prices, great service and nice food. Can you ask for more?
gnoff (435) Mölndal, Sweden | May 25, 2009| Updated June 15, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited in summer of 2008 as well as for the Zly Casy beer festival 2009, we were there Saturday May 23. Excellent place with nice service and a nice selection of Czech micros on tap. Also some rather nice bottles. Back again in June 2011, even more taps, loads of more people though amd I think the prices has gone up. Also now it seems you may eat here. Waaaay better descriptions of the various beers than before, and faster service with more people working, I shall return for sure, so should you!
Scopey (418) Croydon, England | February 24, 2011
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!
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