3fourths (1564) Boulder, Colorado | December 4, 2011| Updated June 14, 2015
So I had a rather good experience at the Prague Beer Museum, a place I’ve heard some pretty poor opinons of, from bad lines to taps being out to server issues. They had 30 taps on my visit (November 2011) and all were pouring, and while some were simply bad beers (maybe can criticize them for selecting bad beers), none seemed to be off due to handling by the bar. Add in the availability of flights, with about 4oz pours, and you can try quite a few Czech lagers side by side. I’d say that’s something pretty desirable in a city and country where they best you can hope for is 0.3L mugs. Late at night, of course, it’s busy, which means you’ll be drinking in a thick fog of cigarette smoke, so come early in the day if you can.
Awesome place with 30 taps, rotating quite regularly with some good rare beers. But it’s so goddam smoky it’s disgusting, especially at night. The smoke is so thick, the cloud doesn’t move because of no ventilation. If you want to rate beer you must come in the day. At night it’s just a place to party and even then you will get cancer if in there for too long. I’d give a 4 for atmosphere bc it’s a nice urban lounge and pretty chill.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 16, 2011
Smoky at night, but not so bad in the daytime. The beer list is extensive, and with fun stuff. The service is a bit slow at times, but not a big worry. They put up with you speaking English, after all. A good addition to the Prague beer landscape.
To avoid the cigarette smoke, we went straight to the beer garden at the rear of the pub. Dark wood interior and dark lit inside. The museum part is limited to old photos on the walls. Friendly beer garden vibe on a Friday afternoon. 30 Czechs beers on tap. Ten tasters, each at 150ml, for 320czk, that’s what I call good value. I really appreciated the informative beer menu which made the identification and supplementary work on ratebeer much easier. Music in the direction of Talking Heads. Polite service by the table (Visited with Frau Eva, 01.07.2016).
Central location for tourists, wide selection and they serve beer in 15 cl, 30 cl and 50 cl glass. So far so good. But, where are the locals? Hardly any ambience for this pub! I also felt that some of the beers were not served in a very good condition. In beer quality, Beer Museum is not on a level with Zly Casy, Zubaty Pes, Pivovarsky Klub and others with a rotating tap model. (Visited 22. and 26th February 2012)
This place is a dive. It was super hot when we went in, and super noisy, and super smoky. Lots of college kids looking to get ripped. They do have a good lineup of beers. Those we had were in good condition, though they did not always know the name. Handle with care.
Visited on June 5, 2011. Not very busy since we were there fairly early. I love the idea of this bar. I love the fact you can order samplers. I love it being placed a bit off the normal tourist parts. I hate the fact that 12 out of 29 beers we sampled were from early signs of infection to so sour it was hard to even taste it. We had nice service to the table, even though she seemed fairly uninterested in letting us know which beers were which. But the fact she stated that service was not included and with that begging for tips, I don’t appreciate. The guy at the bar when we were there wasn’t helpful at all. After I tried to explain to the bartender that a lot of the beers were spoiled, and had them marked out on our receipts from purchasing the beers, he told me it was good beers and nothing wrong with them. Also he refused to taste them. Even the normal Gambrinus was in such a bad condition it was horrible. Out of us we were 2 beer judges and 4 other experienced beer tasters and home brewes that all thought the same thing. That obvious sign of bacterial infection and acidity/sourness to the beer should not be tolerated. Had this been in Sweden I had refused to pay for every infected beer they brought up. I will not return, sadly enough.
Bit of a shabby place, looks like it has history, in the same way that an ex-con has history. Smokiness was awful. Staff, however, were friendly, and spoke good English. Beer selection seemed impressive, but only 4/25 were ticks, and 2 of those were just plain off. One for popping in, grabbing ticks at risk, and then leaving as soon as possible. Sampler plate was welcome, definitely.