At the end of a cool Pilsen street just before the street starts getting deserted and ugly. You walk in the place and the first room is some kind of small Casino room. Move on. The second room is where you want to be. Rather minimalist decoration, feels kind of empty. Sits about 50 but the floor space could allow for a lot more than that. Pop-radio music at low level. TV projector that is probably used for sports events. 5 beers on tap which is a large selection for Czech Republic. All Koutský beers (from Pivovar Kout na Šumavě) and that’s the reason why you wanna go there. Killer beers. I went three times to this pub, twice with my Montreal buddies and once by myself, always at different times and the place was always empty, a pity. No food. Service could not be any more friendly, I drunk-danced with the waiter, no shit!
We heard a lot about this being open 24 hours a day but learned the hard way that it isnt in fact on sundays. Odd atmosphere inside... dark, slot machines (I think), tv (or a projector, don’t remember) showing some music channel. Our beers got delivered just fine (maybe a bit too cold). Gotta love the fact that this has the whole Kout range (minus the unfiltered 10). Ah, well.
Bet and gambling place with cheap and good beer. Someone said that it’s opened 24/7, so Croatian crew went there on Sunday before Grand Tasting, but only we’ve found were closed doors (it opens at 4 pm). In general- dark place, smokey, loud music, very good Kout beers.
A very weird place, some gambling machines in the front hall and not much telling that this is the place that serve the consistently best Czech beers. Okay service from young ladies, whose English was limited, at least. Beers are cheap and very good - buying glasses was VERY expensive (which was weird - or the bartender was just trying to rip meoff - didn’t buy one, so the jokes on her). Rather large and dark, but the beers make up for almost anything.
First thing that hits you when you enter is the cigarette smoke in the nose - not that it is that bad - I’m just mostly used to smokeless enviroments - the next things is the entrance with slotmachines - a bit weird. Coming inside it is very dimly lit with big screen tv’s running most of the time. The interior seems a bit run down - maybe that is the reason for the dim lighting. They got 5 beers on tap of good quality and cheap price, and the service is nice, though some misunderstanding is prone when you speak english to them. Not my favorit place - but it is open 24 hours a day.
Had a blast here with a few Montreal buddies of mine. The server got to like us really quickly (our merrymaking and profound respect for the beer might have been a funny combination to him). The only reason to come here of course is the Kout beer lineup, Kout na Sumave being one of the standout micros in Czechia in my book. We came here first in the afternoon to sample all beers available, sharing pints. The beers were so good, we decided to come back in the evening, where I settled on the Koutsky 12 for many, many pints. Heaven. Prices are ridiculously cheap for an outsider and the 10 and 12-degree Svetlés are simply world-class. What more could you want? True, the atmosphere is rather depressing, but if you are with a few friends you will change this atmosphere and make it become your own little living room bar. Which happens to serve some of the best Svetlé there is.