An old school brewpub in the walkable distance from Old Square and Charles Bridge. Huge place really, with restaurant in lower floor (just bottled beers) and a brewpub on the floor above. Equipment right in there, smells of mashed malt. A couple of beers on tap (about 5) at the time of my visit. Prices pretty fair for an "upscale" brewpub in the touristy spot. Straightforward service, typical of the city which may appear a bit brute to the people not used to it. Also a shop on the way out of the brewpub floor. A nice place to visit for sure, wouldn't say a must, but still a place to find some new beers.
Latest visit on August 5, 2017. Been back many times, figured I'll rerate the place again. Walked upstairs and sat for a few beers with my mates. Un-attentive service, sort of rude, didn't stay long enough for you to say you wanted a small one of the beer you just tried to order. Not a place to hang out upstairs, mainly to sample some specialty beers and move on. Had the X33 for the first time, on tap even. Always avoided it for the steep price (compared to many other beers in this country), cost 120 Kc for a glass.
Earlier from 2006 or so: It’s not obvious this is actually a brew pub as well as a Budvar place and restaurant. Go through the main hall and find your way to the brew pub upstairs, it’s well worth it and the beer is good. Also the shop in the basement can be well worth a visit, for example to buy their bottled beer.
Rerate. Rather poor service in 2008, downgrading scores for it.