SilkTork (91) Southampton, United Kingdom, England | May 15, 2008
What a huge and atmospheric pub. I suppose you are either grinning at the good time atmosphere or feeling a little awkward and shy. We loved it. Everyone was smiling and friendly. The waiters are friendly and honest, and people are mainly relaxed and enjoying themselves, though you can spot those who feel out of place - they look a little stiff and embarrassed. The beer is black and malty sweet. Quite delicious. Fresh and easy drinking. Itís soon gone, and then itís time for another one, and then itís time for the bitter Becherovka liquor to wash it all down. A great experience! Unlike others we didnít find the waiters pushy at all - in fact we had to request the Becherovka. And when it came to pay the waiter asked if I had any change - I thought he said 460 krona, so I said to round it up to 500. Rather than take me at my word he emphasised that it was 416, and just rounded it up to 420. Nice one.
This is the place. Uber-touristy, but for good reason. Great gulas, copsky salaty and knedliky. The beer is the tastiest in Prague. The drunken Germans and accordion player are a little much, but the beer is certainly worth going for. They close at 11, but youíre right across the street from Nebe and a short tram ride from the dozens of bars in Vysehrad.
This place is awesome! 2nd best 10ļ in Prague. Couldnít ask for a better experience. The accordionist was jamming. took 2 open seats at a occupied table. Waiter walked into the hall w/ a trey of full glasses. If yours was almost empty, he set another in front of you. The experience was truly sublime!
The service is astounding. If you drop below 1/4 of your beer, then a new one is randomly show up in front of you. Very cool atmosphere, especially in the beer garden. The one downside is that you will get charged from a shtty oompa band playing nearby. Many will say this is a tourist trap- I see it as one of the premier watering holes in Prague. By the way, the one beer they serve is OUTSTANDING.
coldbrewky (82) Hippetown East, New York | June 17, 2007| Updated June 1, 2008
Look folks, it may be a bit touristy and they only have one kind of beer available (Awesome) and they shove the drinks down your throat, you can always get up and leave. I enjoyed the fact that i didnt have to wait for a beer. We sat there for 3 hours and had a great inexpensive lunch...try the beer cheese. and the kielbasa. Stay away from the shots (Becherovka) or only do one..or two.....The Tuba and accordion duets and roving folk musicians are wonderful. yes it is a moneymachine...it had better be if it is has been in business since 1499. I wish I would have made an appointment for a tour. Next time with the wife.
2008: Even my non-drinking wife liked this place. I came back from hittng the WC and found her dancing with the Tuba player. If that isnít an endorsement for a nice afternoon, Iím not surewhat is. Again, it may be pricey for the Czech Republic, and a bit tourisy but who realy cares? Itís a great atmosphere and this year the brews and becherovka were brought to you at request. I went back two days in a row for thier solidly good beer. As my cousin Tim stated If you donít like Tuba and accordion music and one type of good beer, then get the hell out of the Bar!
A must-visit! Located in the buildings of a sadly defunct monastery, with a beautiful yard, complete with a wooden clocktower and frescoes. The inside is like you would imagine a Czech tavern from days long gone by. You have to sit at long wooden tables together with other visitors, the decor is wooden with stained glass windows, the accordeon player fits in very well and the waiter smashing down a pint of their only and fantastic dark beer before us on the table without asking is a sight to behold. Didnít experience any problems with the staff. The waiter with the beers ceased giving us another one after we laid money to pay on the table, and the one with the Becherovka shots asked us only once, politely, and was everything but intrusive. Expensive but well worth it.