Close to many other spots, this was a cool spot. Old-time, traditional feel to the place. 8 house taps, with flights of 8 x 0.1L pours for only 150 Ck - good deal. Only the pils and dunkel were any good - the rest ranged from barely drinkable to nasty. Service was very friendly. Good spot for cheap ticks, but for finding traditional Czech beer, there are better place for beer quality.
Location near my hotel. Had a flight of 8 of their beers, varying from half-decent to decent to fairly good to interesting to diacetyl bomb. Had also 1/4 duck with sauerkraut and dumplings, and managed to eat most of it. Reasonably priced. Fast service. If I go back to Prague, I might well pop in here again.
Monday afternoon visit for dinner. Nice ambiance, we stayed right next to the entrance. There is a room also at the back in which it seemed there was something a tasting/dinner with boufet etc. They serve their 8 beers in flights. Not interesting beers (apart maybe from the tmavy and the weizenbock). Service was OK. My friends thought that the waitress was rude but she wasnt talking much so I didnt care if she had an angry look or if she was bringing plates and glasses with fast/"in hurry" moves. Food was good. OK prices.
New visit on August 4, 2017. Shorlty after lunch, not as crowded as I’ve seen it in the past. Seated upstairs, super hot inside (very warm outside), so sweating a lot and only stayed for one of their sampled trays of 8 small pours. Nice fast service this time around. The tmave was in good condition, but the svetly have seen better days (as per my memory). When there were some 8 or so breweries in Prague this was a must go, seems they are now lagging behind some of the new of the 25+ breweries available. Though I didn’t eat this time, I have many times in the past, and based on that would return for the food.
Latest visit was in the evening of Monday May 25, 2015. Likely after 20:30 or so, but should’ve been before 22:00. Fairly crowded, as it often has been in the past. Got seated (me and one friend) at a small table, then was asked if two more persons could join us, no problem. We already ate, so only stayed for a beer each, which were in the usual good quality. Make sure to reserve a table if wanting to go here, or be prepared to wait in line. Very close to tram stop Štepánská.
Had the total score at about 86 before, but not as good/nice/comfortable as it was a few or even 10 years ago. Still worth going to though.
Been here several times in the past, some text from some visits below:
I’ve visited Pivovarsky Dum 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 lunch and a guided brewery tour of the pub brewery for our group.
Last time I tried a few of their beers, such as the banana beer, coffee beer, sour cherry beer, nettle beer and one of their more "regular" beers.
Very nice as a home brewer to be able to taste wild experimental beers like the ones I try to make for myself. And they have an awesome selection and good quality of their beers.
Food is very nice too, and good sice portions of that.
The place is a 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.
They have opened a new restaurant with more than 170 different beers. The home page is in Czech only, but at least you can find the address so you can visit the place.
Traditional pub/restaurant. This place must have looked the same for years, everything is a bit rough, but if you step away from the bar and into the restaurant I looks very modern. So it’s a mix of old and new. About 8 taps in the bar, but it’s a bit pricey for Prague, small (0,3cl) is 47,-Kc No wifi! I never ate but the plates going out looked fine to me.