djoeye (268) Tromsø, Norway | April 23, 2017| Updated April 5, 2018
Ambience of pop music I like, not crowded a sunday afternoon. Nice pubby interior.
Beer menu, I found 3, all at reasonable 30cl prices. Menu has good food too. Food here, not at the other.
Good service, good woman.
Not too much of a tourist trap.
Revisit 2018: Half way crowded. Smoke free acc to cz law.
30 taps, and I found 2 new to me.
Wish I could rate lower than 1 for ambiance. Busy, rammed with tourists, hardly able to see for the smoke - very unpleasant. Lots of taps though most are pishy lagers. Decent service. Would probably rate it higher if I didn’t have to shower immediately after leaving and consider incinerating my clothes to remove the smoke.
Easily accessible by public transport in the Praha-2 area. Good line up beer from the Czech Republic i never drink before, knew most name from books. Very good prices, but smoking is still allowed in Czech Republic for those who won’t like that.
This 2nd Prague Beer Museum is located very near the Namesti Miru metro station. Also the trams stop at the front of the place. The same selection of 30 taps as in the main PBM but a bigger place and most importantly a non-smokin area which is actually a larger room than the smoking one. Music wasn’t nearly as loud either. Quick and friendly service. A recommendable place especially if you’re near by.
Located close to Namesti Miru. Bigger than the original Beer Museum. About 30 Czech beers on tap, but the selection is better in other places. Great though if you are kinda new to Czech beers. One rotating tap from Matuska. Decent food that could be spiced up a bit. 15 cl tasters available. Worth a visit when in Prague.
So, basically, due to my choir getting 3 golds and performing at the Praga Cantat Grand Prix & stuff, not that I’m bragging :p, we kinda didn’t have ANY time to go beer hunting, and were stuck either in Holešovice or around Národní dům Vinohrady (so, Náměstí Míru), with limited exploration time even from there. I was eyeing Kulový Blesk, but even that was a stretch on a Saturday. Had no idea this was here (as nobody bothered to fix the map), until I spotted it from the bus, but I figured it was just a coincidence / similar name. So anywa,y a friend and I wanted to make a last ditch run for the Blesk, having snuck out of the festivities at the National House, and, running into this after 2 minutes, with me spotting a seriously enticing list (and working hours) we decided to ditch that and go here.
Despite being new, the dark wood interior doesn’t seem that way initially. Smoke’s a major irritation. It was full though, we barely found a place for two of us. The crowd was mostly young, but a complete mix of (sub)cultures. A huge TV was on showing sports, didn’t mind that. We got served quickly, by a very helpful, friendly young miss, and got 2 winners - Kocour Samuraj is a classic, but the house Real Deal Ale turned to be a tropical paradise. Dunno if it had problems before, but that day - it was superb and sublime. So, opting for a round of samplers (you have to take 5), we were served by another waitress, who was impatient and not that friendly - not bothering to point out which beer is which on the sampler, just putting it and the bill and going away immediately! Now, 3 of 5 were obvious, but, then again, 2 were not at first glance and sip (only later on). There was a mild mixup with the bill too, which drops everything to 6, though the initial experience (with the brown haired waitress) was 8-9. Anyway, Cornel Red Ale turned out to be a very, VERY nice surprise too. and there were a couple of other winners - a lot of brand new breweries are present, and it’s great to see that. One of the beers wasn’t in perfect shape, but the others were, and that’s cool for a place with so many taps. What wasn’t cool, however, was having to go to the toilet and not finding any toilet paper... Overall... dunno. It’s slightly overpriced, service is hit & miss, it’s a smoking place, there are a few hiccups that are easily remedied too (it’s in its first year ffs), but if smoking helps them hold onto a number of clients that makes that big a number of taps viable, with fresh Real Deal Ale, Kocours, Matuškas, etc., why not. If you’re in the area, give it a try - I mean, look at the working hours! I think you can check online what’s on tap, which is another plus.