Restaurant by Starobrno Brewery - yet another fine Czech brewery tarnished by Heiniken. They (Heiniken) can easily publish a book on "how to turn great beers into faceless eurolagers". On the positive side - in the restaurant you have nice comfy interiors with great food. On the negative - weak service & beers (4). Won’t be going here again.
There were only 3 Starobrno beer on tap (Drak, unfiltered, unpasteurized) but there were other Heinekenen owned beers. The interior is very nice with beer like decoration (but very smoky). Waiters is fast, price is quite cheap. Toilet is horrible...
I was apprehending my visit in Starobrno since their bland "lezaks" leave me indifferent, to say the least. I was actually quite surprised to find on the blackboard a "special" 13 kvasnicove. I ordered a half pint just in case, but surprise, it was pretty tasty : malty, yeasty and hoppy enough. Enjoyed on a picnic table on a sunny day on their huge terrasse, i truely enjoyed the moment. Maybe not worth a detour, but can be I nice pit-stop before hopping on a bus in direction of U Richarda, since Starobrno is situated right in front of the Mendlovo Namesti bus station.
Visited in mid May 2009. Fair amount of the Starobrno beers on tap, also some from Heineken owned breweries. Not too much people. Didn’t eat. Large outdoor seating, though we took place inside. Fairly nice service. Watch your head when going downstairs to the toilets.
All the standard beers available but as previously mentioned the Drak was nowhere to be seen. Outdoor area was completely full and very noisy when I was there and was happy to move on after sampling the brews.