tgrtnr (34) Germering b München, Germany | December 26, 2018
Yes, it is a tourist trap. Yes, the prices are relatively high to Czech standards. But it is all worth to have the beer, which is outstanding. The waiters are pushy and want to sell their ‚local‘ liquors. But just say no, and they will go. No need to waste money for this stuff. Food is fine, not overwhelming. Accordeon guys are annoying and it is a crowded busy place.
For historical sake I needed to check this place out and get the beer tick even though it is known as largely a tourist trap these days. Crazy big place with lots of room but they point you towards a room and a communal spot on shared place. What really struck me in this place is that unlike right about everything else I saw in Czech Republic especially beer wise this place actually has a Germanic feel to it so the age shows going back to a very old long gone era. It is a huge massive dark wood beer hall, servers were like cynic Köbes from hell or like perversion of Germanic service. Food goes with beer here, traditional fare but some of it looked like a basic crude version like just a chicken leg and some potatoes and traditional veggies. There is actually a vegetarian option surprisingly consisting of boiled potatoes and cooked veggies, dear seeing the prices here. Prices were high by local standards as to be expected in this place for both beer and food. Still manageable for more tourists. If this were just a large old beer hall filled to the brim with tourists, people clunking down beer as soon as you were finished I would have been happy enough. Sadly they try to squeeze money as much as possible from tourist in a cynical and very bad way. I get this is located in the centrum of Prague and central Prague is mind-blowingly touristic & I get people trying to milk gullible stupid tourist like me but the Becherovka & Mead guy is just taking it to far. The guy shows up offers you acting like it is a gift, I refused it but I had to refuse it like 8 times as kept pressuring it saying it is traditional drink, local, custom whatever going on and on and of course most people accepted and of course you needed to pay a steep price for it, pushiest server I have ever had. I get it tourists like me are ignorant and gullible and expect price hikes somewhere this touristic but this was venturing into scam level playing on your emotions. Most even super tourist Prague is actually very friendly and tolerant of silly tourist, largely due to our money I suppose. I wanted to enjoy the history and the beer, the accordion guy was a bit much but I could have rolled with it but yeah bit much. Everyone in here was a tourist it seemed as to be expected including the Czech guy placed opposite me.
2018-07-27. The best things about this place? Beautiful beer garden. It's really awesome. So, where to begin with. First, if you saw Jackson's beer hunter episode dealing with czech beer tradition, that's how I would love U Fleku to be. Unfortunetaly, market economics played theirs part, and U Fleku nowadays stands as microcosmos for whole Prague - so damn touristic. Second, read, heard a lot about U Fleky Tmavy, but unfortunetaly, or it's just how things work out in end, old brewmaster passed his position to the next generation. Lots of people say, that beer quality was effected too. Dunno, cause cannot compare. But what I can deduct from what I got there, beer is not worth of this "legendary" status. Maybe in a few years, new brewmaster will get his Tmavy, will reach the elegance and complexityu, which usually are associated with U Fleku in the old literature, but today, in my humble opinion. Is not worth seeking - overpriced and playing with nostalgia. More like scam. Finished my beer and left the place.
An old beer hall and very picturesque - long trestle tables, dark wood, leaded and stained glass windows, wrought iron chandeliers - and a tourist trap of the highest order. There was a slightly intrusive accordionist and an exceptionally intrusive waiter whose job it was to try and foist spirits on customers as soon as they’d sat down. “It’ll be fun!” he said but we managed to resist. The shots of becherovka are presented as a welcome gesture but then, apparently, they show up on the bill. There’s only one beer and you get what you’re given - 0.4l of something dark and sweet but still, it had to be done.
(Visited 9 April 2018).
Beer garden bit away from the center. Half of the place was reserved when i tried to visist. Staff has no idea what's going on and is kind of rude. Prices are ok. Selection is limited to one beer. Overall: only reason to go there is the brewery tick..
Very much a tourist attraction but one well worth the visit. Huge beer hall with large garden. The one beer (a dark lager) was very nice. It's an old brewery but looks like it has been renovated quite a lot. Servers just constantly walk round with trays of beer, if you are sat far away from the bar then you might be waiting a while as they go back to the start after each tray is finished! Nice place on a warm evening. Accordion players wander round the courtyard playing.
Not a good place to eat if you are vegetarian/vegan!
Swietny klimat. Obsluga dziala jak w zegarku, swietny gosc od roznoszenia piwa, gosc od Becherovki faktycznie nachalny i wciska cos, na co ludzie nie maja ochoty. Przyszli tu na piwo. Jedzenie pycha. Minusik - do rachunku doliczaja 10-12% napiwku, o którym nigdzie nie ma mowy. Ale ogólnie miejsce mnie mega urzeklo.
Got there shortly before 12 am, people all ready singing. Only stayed for a beer each. Easy and quick seated, got our beer fast. The Becherovka guy was a bit pushy. We did not eat there. Payment was difficult, so we left sufficient cash on the table and walked to another restaurant.