It's probably a good thing that I don't live in Prague given how much I like Czech beer and food! When the boys left it up to me to decide where to have lunch, I opted yet again to try a local brewery. This time we went to U Medvídků, a pub that started brewing beer in 1466. They still brew a variety of different beers, including the X-Beer: with an alcolhol content of 12.6%, it is one of the world's strongest beers! I went for their "1466", a somewhat lighter but very good beer, and ordered a "Kuba", an old Bohemian specialty that combines barley, mushrooms, garlic and herbs. It was delicious and very filling! I very much enjoyed the atmosphere of the beer hall, which had a slightly more local feel than the other breweries we'd been at. It all made for a really nice meal!
The history of this mini brewery dates back to 15th century. The restaurant serves delicious local meals with their own beer. The prices are reasonable and it's a popular place by locals. You also have the chance to see some old barrels and brewery sections which are not used anymore, but exhibited like a museum. I think, it's one of the places you should try in Prague to mix with the locals as well as enjoying the beer and food. I also found the service to be fast and friendly.
Favorite Dish: You should taste grilled duck and the beers from this mini brewery.
This place has been a brewery since the 1200s.
We stayed in its rooms: excellent value, fascinating building sympathetically modernised (see my hotel review).
We ate there too: it's a huge place, with a whole series of different rooms (and a spearate bar, and beer garden).
Excellent beer, good pub-standard food at reasonable prices, pleasant and courteous service....it was busy every night we stayed (and through the day too), obviously popular with locals as well as visitors.
Highly recommended for a reasonably-priced bite to eat, and a beer or two. Nice atmosphere.
This place is the tourists local. Aimed at people who would like to eat and drink in a traditional place but centrally located with higher standards. Czech people and foreigners alike are visiting this place for its good Czech cuisine and famous beer-Budva. This is great place to come with friends to chat and have a few drinks, I have very often come here for one and spent the afternoon here reading the paper and chilling out. Prices are reasonable with staff in traditional outfits!
A place for the locals In Old Town. Great food. We were lucky to get a table, so make reservations. We ate in the second dining room. While we were there a group of about 15 local Czech men came in. Before you knew it, a trio of ladies came in and started playing., I guess, drinking and sing along songs. If you want some local flavor, don't miss it!
Favorite Dish: Check their web site for the menu. Too much food, too little time!
Well, stone me! Is this an illusion I see before me? An authentic(ish) Czech beerhall will local(ish) prices, right in the very heart of Prague? No, this mirage turns out to be solid, and is one of the most pleasing places to while away a few hours in central Prague.
Just off Narodni opposite Tescos, "At the Little Bears" is a large, friendly, chatty beerhall where unusually friendly (for a Czech place) waiters keep bringing you big jugs of Budvar until you need a fresh slip of paper on your table.
A little overlit but thankfully devoid of all the cod-Bohemian tat and paraphrenalia of some of the tourist-oriented beer halls, it's as good a place as any to spend a winter's afternoon and maybe make some friends.
Food's on aswell, and is generally better than the dishes of questionable contents you might expect to find in a real local's local.
Nine thumbs up (losing one for not being open till the early hours)
Favorite Dish: Budvar - perfectly served, perfect temperature, perfect big frothy head. One of the best beers you'll drink in Prague.
the original budweiser sold here.
pub-ish atmosphere, but nicer/larger
locals and tourists alike visit this place.
expensive beer. that's my only complaint. the food is reasonably priced, but 36kc for a beer...*rolls eyes*
Favorite Dish: they have a good/decent gulash with dumplings.
A great Restaurant / Beer Hall in the centre of the Old Town. Just beside Narodni trida
Very popular with locals.
2 Starters, 2 Great Main Courses and 4 Beers all for Euro 13
This is also a pension wiyh 22 rooms. I never stayed there but on my next visit to Prague I definitely intend to try for accommodation here.
If you like Budvar / Budejovice things they have a huge range of items like glasses, table cloths, bottle openers etc. for sale.
Do not miss out on this restaurant when in Prague
They have an excellent web site in Czech, English and German, which includes their full and extensive menu.
Favorite Dish: Smashing Budvar / Budejovice ( original Bubweiser Beer, no American stuff here) at 24 Kc (Euro 0.80)
Great Czech food with very pleasant service
Prague ham to start,
Scickova na smetane (pot roasted fillet of Beef with a cream / vegetable sauce, served with a Houskove knedliky (Bread dumpling) for the main course.
It is not very common that you meet the local people in the pubs and restaurants in the historical center.
U Medvidku is a pub where you can eat and drink Czech for very reasonnable price. Do not expect the highest quality of the interior design or of the service but it is just a pub, still visited by Czech people.
On the website they have an English and German menu which will give you the perfect idea about the hearty unhealthy Czech cuisine.
Favorite Dish: Roast beef with cream sauce, cranberries, dumplings.
A nice, cosy & local restaurant with the typical Czech cuisine. Prices are very reasonable. Food is delicious and there´s plenty of it!!