Prague: nicknamed 'the city of a hundred spires' is well known for its beautiful Old Town and even hosting many a stag 'do or hen night. But, did you know that their beer scene is well-renowned? And, the best bit - it's cheap, it's cheerful and it's great beer. Here's some top recommended places to check out, whether you're on the hunt for a brewery tour, or craft beers are more up your street, there's something for everyone.
For a great atmosphere: Iluze Bar
Situated in Prague's New Town, close to Jungmann Square and the Latin Art Gallery, Iluze Bar boasts of a great atmosphere. The bar, though on the small side is said to be lively, have generous beer on tap and even a 'Happy Hour' every day between 7-9pm. (The bar also does other drinks such as cocktails and shots if beer isn't your usual tipple of choice.)
For a beer with a view: Letná Beer Garden
Perched high above the Vltava river with a birds-eye view of Prague, Letná Beer Garden is a favourite among locals and visitors. For a beer with a great view, nestled under a grove of chestnut trees all year round, Letná Beer Garden is a must-visit. Choose from a wide variety of beers from Pilsner to Kozel Dark and more, then settle down on one of the hundreds of benches which are spread out around the garden. If you fancy a spot of food, then why not try a traditional Czech 'klobása' (a type of sausage) or dig into some fries?
For the best craft Beer: Bad Flash Bar
Craft beer on tap? Check. Trendy area? Check! Bad Flash Bar is the one for you. The pub offers 12 draft varieties and more than 300 types of bottled beers to try out. The bar also has a selection of their own beer that is made in their own brewery, such as session ales and IPAs and Imperial Stouts. If you want to look behind the scenes, then the bar also offers brew master talks and beer tasting sessions for a limited number of people.
For a brewery Tour: Klášterní Pivovar Strahov
Now, this is a brewery tour with a difference! Just a stone's throw away from Prague Castle, Klášterní Pivovar Strahov (Strahov Monastery Brewery) is a 12th-century Monastery, which has been renovated and reintroduced to locals and tourists as a brewery, restaurant and courtyard. The mini brewery tour takes your through the history of Monastic brewing and includes beer tasting of their range of beers. You may also wish to enjoy a delicious meal at the brewery's restaurant afterwards.
For a bit of a pub crawl: Prague Urban Adventures
If you fancy taking Prague's nightlife to the next level, perhaps an evening walking tour (with tapas) is up your street. Hosted by Prague Urban Adventures, this guided 'pub crawl', so to speak, takes you through Prague's liveliest districts. You will meet your guide at Wenceslas Square and take to the metro and trams like a Czech local. Experience a delightful array of beers with some delicious tapas to accompany your drink of choice. Na zdraví!
So, there you have a brief introduction to Prague's beer scene. Whether you're a craft beer fanatic or prefer a relaxed atmosphere, there is something for everyone in Prague!