Prague Pubs and Breweries

The following are our personal tips for traditional pubs and breweries in Prague (in alphabetical order). If you know a good one, let us know about it!

Hostinec Na staré kovárně

A cross between a traditional, smoky, table-sharing Czech pub and a fun restaurant serving food that's far from typical Czech pub grub. As a matter of fact, the excellent cooking will make you forget all about the cigarette smoke that fills the air (the restaurant is non-smoking from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and is well worth the trip to Prague 7. As you flip through the large menu at a table lit by the headlight of a motorcycle hanging over your head, you'll have a hard time choosing from meals of all kinds. The place can get crowded but takes reservations. Quick, down-to-earth service, Gambrinus, Pilsner Urquell and dark Kozel beer served.

Address: Kamenická 17, Prague 7
Getting there: Tram 1, 8, 15, 25 or 26 to Kamenická
Hours: Mon-Sat 11 a.m. - 1 a.m., Sun 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Klášterní pivovar Strahov (Strahov Monastery Brewery)

Strahov Monastery Brewery InteriorThis is a large brew pub and restaurant, completely renovated in 2001 and beautifully located across from the Strahov Monastery near the Prague Castle. The brew pub and St. Norbert Restaurant are divided into separate buildings with a pleasant outdoor area in between. The historic brewery dates back to the 17th century and brews the very tasty St. Norbert beer (amber and dark). Good food, good service, reservations are accepted and recommended. The beer is a bit pricey, but the experience is worth it.

Address: Strahovské nádvoří 301, Prague 1
Getting there: Tram 22 to Pohořelec


A Pilsner Urquell original restaurant housed in former postal-stamp producing premises in Prague's Jewish Quarter. Two levels - street level and downstairs. Serves soups, pub grub, pasta, traditional Czech dishes, and great beer. Try the dark Velkopopovický Kozel!

Address: V Kolkovně 8, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A to Staroměstská
Hours: 11 a.m. - midnight

Novoměstský pivovar (The New Town Brewery)

The New Town Brewery InteriorA unique brew pub near the Wenceslas Square, specializing in traditional Czech cuisine but also offering poultry, fish, steak, salads, beer snacks, etc. The extensive complex is divided into interconnected cellars and halls such as the Brewhouse, the Cave, the Barn, or the Gothic Halls. Great food and light & dark beer, good service. Breakfast served from 8 a.m., live accordion music every night. The place can be busy and getting there at an off hour will enable you to find a few seats in any of the interesting rooms. Note: The menu on the upstairs Terrace (Terasa) is limited.

Address: Vodičkova 20, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A or B to Můstek (exit towards Václavské nám./Vodičkova)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. (Sat 11:30 a.m.) - 11:30, Sun 12 noon - 10 p.m.

Pivovarský dům

Pivovarsky dum InteriorA popular Czech brew pub opened in 1998, frequented by locals on their lunch break and tourists on their quest for good Czech cooking. If you feel adventurous, you can order flavored beer from banana to coffee to blueberry, or specialty champagne beer that comes in a bottle and with a champagne flute. Also serving light and dark Czech lager and good unfiltered wheat beer.

Address: Ječná/Lípová 15, Prague 2
Getting there: Tram 4, 6, 10, 16, 22 to Štěpánská or Metro C to I. P. Pavlova or B to Karlovo náměstí
Hours: 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

U černého vola (At the Black Ox)

Authentic Czech beer pub near the Prague Castle, serving typical pub food and the Velkopopovický kozel beer. Friendly atmosphere, popular with tourists and locals alike. The place is a little small, so it can get full. Reservations are not accepted.

Address: Loretánské náměstí 1, Prague 1
Getting there: Tram 22 to Pohořelec
Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.