U Fleků Pub and Brewery
Strahov Monastery Brewery (Klašterní Pivovar Strahov)
Staropramen Pivovar (Potrefená Husa Na Verandách restaurant)
Pivovarský Dům Brewery House
Novoměstský Pivovar (New Town Brewery)
Pivovar Národní (National Brewery)
Loď Pivovar on the Boat
U Medvídků (By the Bear Pivovar, Hotel and Restaurant)
Sousedský Pivovar Bašta (Neighborhood Brewery Bastion)
One of the newer microbreweries in the center of Prague is called in Czech Pivovar Národní, or the National Brewery as it is located just steps from the National Theater. Pivovar Národní opened in 2015 in the Voršilský Monastery which dates back to the 17th Century. This brewery sets itself apart from other breweries in town and throughout the Czech Republic in its fearless attitude in regards to experimenting with new beers and new flavors.
While always offering its signature Czech Lion in both filtered and unfiltered forms, and a semi-dark lager, there is also some special and mysterious waiting on tap for all beer drinkers to enjoy. In the past they have crafted delicious brews such as the Golden Rooster, the Crazy Mustang, the Wild Tiger IPA, the Fatty Rabbit APA, the Lionfish, and the Frog Prince. They seem to thoroughly enjoy scripting creative new names to their beers as they do to crafting the drink itself and what is more fun than drinking a ‘Fatty Rabbit APA’?
Contact: Národní 8, 110 00 Nové Město, Praha 1, https://www.pivovarnarodni.cz/
Why not experience beer from somewhere other than dry land? Come aboard the Boat Brewery on River Vltava in the center of Prague. There are three mouth-pleasing pilsners beer on draft permanently and wide selection of special beers chosen according the season. If you want to enjoy fascinating beers with a fascinating view, come to the Loď Pivovar. From any of the ships 3 decks, visitors and beer lovers can sip away at their favorite brew while enjoying looking out on the Vltava River, across the way towards Letna Park or upstream to have a magnificent view of the Prague Castle. If you look towards shore, you’ll be able to take in the architectural wonders of Prague’s houses and buildings which line the riverfront.
The history of the Lod Pivovar dates back to the early 1960’s when it was christened the Sanssouci in Potsdam, Germany as the flagship of the Potsdam White fleet. It operated between 1962 and 1998 It was later renovated and sold, becoming part of another fleet of ships, under the name Adler Queen. Between 1998 and 2004 the fleet offered transportation on the Oder River between Germany and Poland. Following that stint, the beautiful boat was renamed again to the Classic Queen and served from 2004 – 2015 as an entertainment ship around the Hamburg area. was reconstructed in 2016 and made into to a unique project microbrewery and boat restaurant. It was finally bought by a Czech businessman in 2015 who performed another full renovation to the ship and set it down in Prague to act as a restaurant and pivovar.
Contact: Štefánikův most Dvořákovo nábřeží Kotviště číslo 19, 110 00 Praha 1 https://www.lodpivovar.cz/
U Medvídků, which translates to ‘By the Bear’ is found in the epicenter of Prague as it is equal walking distance to the Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square. The whole facility is beer themed. At the entrance the hotel reception is framed with the characteristic copper pipes found in breweries. It is the only hotel which also has a brewery, due to the fact that it was a 15th Century house and former medieval brewery, later converted into a hotel with 45 uniquely decorated rooms. If you really love beer, then considering staying a few nights here and enjoy fresh beer from the tap which is found in your hotel room!
By the Bear also claims to have the STRONGEST BEER IN THE WORLD, although it is closer to the strongest beer made in the Czech Republic in terms of the ABV (alcohol by volume) indicator. This XBEER is 33° which is a local Czech way of measuring the alcohol levels in beer. (most lagers are between 10 and 12°).
Contact: Na Perštýně 345/5, 100 01 Staré Město, Praha 1 https://hotelumedvidku.cz/en/
“The Neighborhood brewery Bašta” is one of the most authentic local microbreweries recommended by Restaurant Guru in 2019. This authentic place is located in the laid-back neighborhood of Nusle frequented mostly by Czechs. It is right next to the Restaurant U Bansethů, its sister place. Since its opening in 2007 this brewery has developed a cult-like following as it receives permanent visitors who sometimes do not mind travelling dozens of kilometres to get there. The beers produced there can not be tasted anywhere else. We definitely recommend sampling the beer alongside its famous duck dish. The food is really good (nothing fancy, just simply good) and the beers has won various awards since its founding. If you or you friends are really not that into beer, there is also some exceptional cider available and all of it can be enjoyed at their beer garden which is available during the summer.
Contact: Táborská 49, 140 00 Nusle, Praha 4 https://www.ubansethu.cz/pivovar/
Located in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Prague, Vinohradský Pivovar – named for its neighborhood of Vinohrady – was only founded in 2014, making it one of the youngest breweries in Prague which is as popular and well-known as some of the some of the oldest breweries. Its interior is a cool, modern vision of the more traditional pivovars found in the Czech Republic. Unlike the darker wooden walls and floor boards, Vinohradský Pivovar is a bright white with lighter colored wooden frames and floors. There are large windows letting in lots of light and huge interior windows which allow the patrons to take a peak at the enormous steel barrels that are constantly brewing the delicious amber liquid that they are all sipping on.
Vinohradský Pivovar brews the typical Czech pilsners and unfiltered lagers but they also experiment and have some fresh batches to taste whenever you visit. They offer many IPAs and APA, which is unique from many of the other breweries on this list. The IPA 14, which is a amber-colored top-fermented special beer at 5.9%. The Imperial IPA 19 is a stronger top-fermented light beer, acquiring its unique color, taste and potency (7.9%) by using the twice the amount of malt and hops that most of its other beers. There is also an Ahtanum IPA with citrus notes and floral aromas (6%). The LIberator APA is much lighter at only 4.5%, named for the American bomber Consolidated B-24 Liberator, it is considered a light summer beer.
Korunní 2506/106, 101 00 Vinohrady, Praha 2, http://www.vinohradskypivovar.cz/
Don’t forget to check out some of our brewery and beer tasting tours which are offered both within Prague as well as the surrounding countryside. If you are into a walking beer tour, check out our most popular one here. Or if you prefer to get out of Prague for the day and see the incredible landscapes, small villages and breath in some fresh country air, check out these tours.
Important Information: Prague is located in the Schengen Zone, which is a free-travel zone within the European Union. It includes 26 countries in total. Depending on where you are coming from, you might need to secure a visa for the Schengen Zone before visiting the Czech Republic. Please be sure to consider this fact before making plans to visit Prague so that you do not experience any problems upon arrival. Also be be aware that the Czech Republic uses the Czech Korona (czk) rather than the euro since we are not in the eurozone. We look forward to your visit!