Popped in to try the beer, service wasn’t as good as a lot of other places and a bit slow.
Modernish brewpub, a little pricey compared to other places but is in tourist central. Beers on tap from the brewery were OK, not world beating but with the Matuska place closeby it’s worth the visit.
Hike the hill to this spot, it’s worth the view on the way up and it’s worth the beer as a reward for your hard work. On draft during my visit was a dunkel, hefeweizen and an amber, all solid but nothing groundbreaking. No food for me but the plates nearby smelled wonderful. Prices are a bit high even though it’s not tourist central in Prague, it’s still Prague, so expect to pay US $2-3 per 1/2 liter instead of $1-1.50 in Plzen.
A fantastic brewpub near Pražský hrad and well worth the walk uphill to get here. Outdoor area is nicely fitted with large tables and very easy to spend a few hours here relaxing and drinking sensational brews, all the beers are top notch. The food was great as well as the service though it did take a long while to get the bill, but was very busy when I was there.
(Visited 04/2009): We stumbled upon the Klašterní Pivovar while walking around after a trip to the Prague Castle, despite it being on the list of places we wanted to check out. Must have been fate. The brewpub is located on top of a hill next to a pretty monastery off Strahovské nádvoří. The entrance appears to be gated so unsure as to whether you can drive to it.
There is a small interior bar and a big patio, which is where we sat. The menus outline the brewing process which is pretty cool. On our visit there were only 3 of their beers on draught, including a special Easter beer. They also sell bottles to go. All of the beers were good.
Service was good on a weekend afternoon. Our server spoke a little English and was friendly.
We did not try any food on this visit.
Overall this place was probably our favorite beer spot because of the perfect weather, good beer and nice atmosphere. The fact that a group of monks came from the monastery next door for beers while we were there said it all. Definitely worth seeking out.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 16, 2011
I can dig it. Up the hill is a nice walk, through the old town and over the Charles Bridge. The place is small and homey. The beer was fun, especially the IPA. Good stop.
A classic place to take the first beer in Prague. Ok, it can be crowded by tourists, but the food is decent and the beers are really good. The Svaty Norbert IPA is my favourite, but the seasonal Masopustni Polotmava was a pleasant surprise. A nice walk down to Stare Mesto, passing by the Prague Castle and over the Charles Bridge. (Visited 22. and 25th February 2012)
Their beers were nice, though not quite as good as I expected. Nice location, though where we were there was no view. Prices are ridiculously high, however, which is a little annoying. Wouldn’t bother a second time, though if you are in the area, the IPA was pretty good for a pils country.
gunnar (703) Sandnes, Norway | February 12, 2009| Updated October 11, 2011
If your feets aching after hours of walking, head uphill to the Strahov Monastery, take a seat outside if the weathers nice, and order one of the fabolous Norbert beers, I like the dark one best (Tmavé 14° ) The food are nice, but as for the beers, a bit pricey compared to the rest of Prague.
The IPA is a new classic here, well worth a detour
Charming brewpub in Strahov monastery with several sections including a comfortable terrace. The nearby view on Prague is beautiful. We have not eaten here, but we drank the 4 beers offered with great satisfaction. The tmave was the best one I’ve ever had. They even had an IPA, not that it was a show-stopper, but it gives a glimpse that they do try to go beyond the ordinary. The service was very good with excellent English spoken and a prompt reaction when the glasses were empty. While the prices are pretty much twice as high as the city’s average, it is still half of what’s I’m used to paying, so I did not feel insulted for the quality I was offered. Seriously, if the beers had not been that good, I’d likely despise this place as a tourist trap. But it’s also a great brewery. A must visit in Prague.