Latest visit on August 5, 2017. Got there shortly before 11 am when we thought they opened, but apparently they open at 10 am now. Only stayed for a beer each, sat in the beer garden that was the only thing open, still quite a few people at this early hour. As per usual lots of staff, but not very fast service, the beer did get there quicker than usual, and the Becherovka guy only needed three no’s before he wandered on. The beer itself has lost quality even more, perhaps due to the brew master going to work somewhere else? Still a classic place, I’m likely to return, but the beer is just not as great as in the past.
Visited everal times since 2005, latest visit was Tuesday early, May 26, 2015. Got there around 10:55. Me and two friends sat down just for a beer each, didn’t eat and didn’t stay long. Not as crowded as many other times, also fast service for the beer and not as pushy as usual per the Becherovka that we don’t want. Easy and fast to pay after. Beer wasn’t as fantastic as I remember it, actually it was sort of bland and just OK. Not sure if they’ve changed the recipe, I’ve changed my preference or an old beer/bad taps. With the turnover I’d say not likely an old beer and I’d guess also not likely bad cleaning of taps. My hunch is they’ve changed the recipe and/or brew process since the way it was when I fell in love with this beer. Very touristy place, still worth getting to at least once. Very centrally located, easy walk from e.g. Lazarska.
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I’ve visited U Fleku once, when I was in Prague for one week in May of 2005. I will be going to Prague again in less than two weeks time and have booked a dinner and a guided brewery tour of the pub brewery for our group. Last time I can remember trying only one beer of theirs, the "dark". I don’t think they have any other beers, but with that quality, who needs more? A bit split about what to put under selection, they only have one beer, so selection is very poor, but the one they have is excellent, so what to say? Food is very nice too, and good sice portions of that. The place is very bit pricy compared to many non-tourist places in Prague, but it’s worth a visit and I’d say it’s pretty much mandatory to visit it at least once when in Prague. Can get quite crowded, so might be a good idea to make reservations or come as small groups (or alone). Visits to the brewery is possible, but make resevations to be sure, specially if you want the guide to be able to do the tour in English. If the waitors comes with glasses of Becherovska and you don’t want it, tell them fast, or you’ll end up paying for it anyway. A bit confusing since one guy handles beer, another food, a third the becherovska and a fourth the payment. Once you get the hang of that it’s easier to follow who you should try and get the attention from.
went here for the experience...saw it on 3 Sheets...can’t say i’d go back, but it had a great ambiance (but a little smoky)...lots of tourists. nice refreshing Czech beer, no variety, and hearty Czech food.
What an amazing place this is! You really have to find the time to come here. It’s a "really" old style Czech beer bar. They have just the one dark beer here, which they bring around on trays and drop it off as they walk around. They do the same with the shots too. Great food, good service and centrally located. They have an old bloke playing the accordion too! Not for tickers but there is more to life than ticking... isn’t there?
Came here on 18.10.2016. This is definitely an institution, the history is impressing, 500 years continuously operating a brewery through many turbulent years is absolutely unique. You feel the history everywhere. Outside, the facade is plain but clear, inside very traditionally decorated. You are inhaling beer culture every single moment of your stay. They serve only the one famous delicious dark lager, but that’s how it should be. Service was very friendly and food was ok. An absolute MUST visit for all visitors who come to Prague for beer.