A bit on the touristy side, but if you know where to go in the cavernous pub you can have an excellent time. My particular favourite is the microbrewery section at the back of the building, where they only have their own beer on draft, but it is worth the extra cost.
Visited on friends’ recommendation on 11 July 2010 and at least twice more within a week during my stay in Prague. The brewpub comprises two main functions: a) a well-preserved dining hall with tiled floor, partitioned seating areas and 6’ woodpanelling on walls. Service quick and efficient, and food range suits most tastes and budgets. Choose carefully as one or two "surprise" ingredients feature in soups etc.
b) drinkers area, on left as you enter. This is comfortable, full of wood an had a warm, friendly buzz on each of my visits. The homebrewed beers are excellent, and so is the Budvar. Although in the centre of town, it seems to attract the more discerning of beer tourists.
The brewery is open for public visits by prior arrangement - check with pub first.
A great place; wholly recommended.
This smoke-heavy, larger multi-roomed brewpub can be hit or miss I guess. While some of their beers are lauded, I felt completely underwhelmed. The X-33 was a syrupy joke that I did not much prefer to the bottled version I’d had a couple of times before and the famous Oldgott did let me down being far less explosive with freshness than I’d hoped. Pair the slight beer disappointment with the rudest service consisting of throwing smoke iin your face and throwing the menus at you and you’ve got a pretty despicable experience that lasted shorter than we had planned. I may give it a second chance someday, but I’m not holding my breath.
A really good place that mixes some of the best of two worlds. A classic Prague beer hall downstairs serving Budvar tanková and a small brewpub upstairs serving some really outsanding beers (though their quality can suffer during the high seasons)
Just a short walk from the Old Town Square in Prague. Fairly large building although i admittedly didn’t check out too much of the place. Quick and friendly service. Five main beers on tap, four from the brewery and one was Budvar. The X-33 was fun to try as was the Oldgott. After spending the previous week in Belgium & Germany, you truly appreciate Czech prices for beer. Nice enough place, plus they had some fairly interesting beer
What a lovely spot! A huge building with several floors of beer opportunities hidden in Prague’s Old Town. I visited twice in July 2009 and found the service to be quite good and cheery (even the young lass selling the souvenir stuff), and the place as a whole oozed Old Timey atmosphere. It’s a Budvar tankova, which I gather means they hose the fresh unfiltered "original" Budweiser in from trucks as if it were heating oil. What an upgrade from the bottled version! If you head upstairs, then you get into the more serious home-brewed stuff. I didn’t plunge for the X33 extra-strong, but enjoyed two wonderful mugs of Old Gott. Oh how I’d love to return here! One of my Prague beer highlights, absolutely. Value is extra-high, as prices in Prague are really excellent for the high quality of beer you get. "Exceptional" is a really high-praise sort of label, but I’d readily go with that for U Medvidku. Very Highly Recommended!
Somewhat of a labyrinth, but it makes it more fun. X33 is here, a must try. Service was very good, some historic beer related items on display throughout the place. Brewery is small but sweet, make sure to visit when in Prague.
Cool place. Interesting to see them fermenting the beer in open wooden containers.
Sadly the beer was rubbish.
Marko (276) Split / Zagreb, Croatia | December 24, 2009
Another big tourist trap slash maze, but less annoying, less packed (it was, admittedly, fairly early) and with better beers than U Fleku. Missed out on the seasonal because of the confusing layout of the place eh and only had the (lovely) Oldgott in the end. Ok service, didn’t wait long. It looks nice and everything and I’ll return I guess.