The beer sucks. Yup, tourists do abound in this place, but for a mug of Oldgott from the barrel and a decent meal it’s not that bad of a place to visit. Food was actually really good compared to some other highly touted places we visited on our trip. Be sure to drink and eat upstairs or else you’ll only get bottled beer. Prices are about double what you would pay outside of the city center, much more than anything found in Plzen, for example. If you can stand the ugly tourists in some of the rooms, it would be worth visiting, although the beer quality of this brewery specifically is nothing to write home about.
Always crowded and noisy downstairs. They serve excellent Budvar "Tankova", but I prefer to be seated upstairs in the microbrewery. Lots of tourists here too, but more cozy and intimate. I came for the 1466 and The Valentines Lager and was not disappointed! Great beers and good food. Efficient service. There is also a little botttle shop with beers fom other breweries. (Visited 24th February 2012)
(Visited 04/2009): U Medvídků is a labyrinthine brewpub located on Na Perštýně in the central part of the city ("old town"). As we walked everywhere I am unsure what the parking situation is, although there appeared to be street parking nearby.
There are multiple entrances and multiple levels to the brewpub. The main floor has a restaurant, and evidently there is a hotel there too. Talk about a dream come true, a place that makes there own beer where your only concern is stumbling back to your room at the end of the evening. The top level has a small bar and a low ceiling, and there are tables and booths throughout.
Service here is friendly and helpful, especially considering we did not speak the language.
The brewpub offers a few beers, including the flagship Oldgott and X-33, both of which we purchased to take home. The bottles did not seem as fresh as I expected, but overall the beers were decent. They also serve Budvar at the brewpub.
We did not try any food during our visit.
Overall this place has great character and an outstanding location, and is a must visit on a trip to Prague.
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.