A personal all time favorite. It’s crowded; loud; grumpy and old school. In two visits I was on the young side (and I’m over 40). If it’s packed get one or two "standing up" by the taps. A place for locals; with tourists barley tolerated. I love it!
Nice place, it has the looks, certainly. Alas, it’s full of people who don’t give a fuck what they’re drinking, served by people who don’t give a fuck what they’re serving, or whom they’re serving. Rude, pretty much the only Czech place which actually supports the stereotype I’ve heard others mention. How anyone can give this more than "1" for selection I don’t know - it’s got the single most common beer in the country and *nothing* else. That’s not even a selection, that’s a singularity. Watching the guy washing the glasses splashing the glasses that beer was being served into was quite stomach-churning. The only 2 good things I have to say about this are that (a) I got a place tick; and (b) therefore I never have to come here again.
Famous place serving only 1 type of beer - Pilsner Urquell. Despite the tourists U Zlatého Tygra preserved much of its character. Prices are very reasonable for Old Town. Living piece of history - definitely worth to visit.
The famous U Zlateho Tygra is a bit special. Immediately after entering the waiter seated me at one of the few free seats in the bar. Without even asking he brought me a stein of Pilsner Urquell. Just then I’ve realized it’s the only beer served there. I was seated between two Czech families and the whole place had very local feeling to it (despite being at the "elephant route"). Worth visiting for its ambiance.
You could call it a timeless classic. To take a seat against the wall is to understand the meaning of drinking pivo in the Czech Republic. I was blessed by the experience of being an old pot-bellied Czech man for a couple of hours.
This is not a chain bar or a concept pub or a tickers’ den it is a piece of living history. Full from the time it opens at 15.00, mainly with old Czech guys and young guys in active training to become old Czech guys. Unpolluted by music or silence, surfing a continuous wave of conversation but no longer smoke-infested. No beers except the most tolerable widely available incarnation of Pilsner Urquell. You are not allowed to stand at the bar, so if you get a seat, watch, keep up with the intake and absorb.
Stati qui 2 volte su tre giorni di vacanza , uno dei posti piů " veri " di praga anche se in pieno centro e per di piů sulla lonely planet , il servizio lascia un po’ a desiderare appena vedono che sei turista perň dopo 2/3 birre diventa piů amichevole . Hanno una sola birra ( PilsnerUrquell) perň č di una freschezza assoluta che non ho mai riscontrato in Italia ! Anche il cibo era buono
One of best places to go for a good old Pilsner Urquell, and definitively one of most atmospherical Czech Pubs.
But don´t expect something more than a totally crowded classic pub with smoked air...And usually it´s not easy to find a seat here...
The best place in prague.. A "pub" as it used to be in the past time .. The best tankovy pivo in town .. Two rooms with long tables , good food and however the central location still a locals pub ... Obviously you’ll find some tourist too (like me) but they tend to be rude with big groups or couple in honeymoon ... When you take (if you find) your seat you get immediately your pilsner tankovy at it’s best condition .. No other drink is served except for water ... You have to understand this place for appreciate it .. We ended there in a early afternoon and started to drink hardly .. After a couple of hours we were almost local in there and we did the same for three days .. The last night we closed the pub with the staff and we went on drinking with them ... Great !!! BEFORE HERE THE RATING IS FOR A 2012 VISIT .. REVISITED DECEMBER 2014 3 days on the row .. Again my best place in Prague for the reasons I wrote above .. And for sure the P.U from tank is still the best beer in Prague and one the best everywhere .. ! All the rest are bullshits !! This is the classic example that great bars don’t need wide selection ... P.s the tartar is gorgeous so they will get a higher rate from me ..