The next five beer pubs on this list are a bit less known than the first five. But that does NOT mean they are any less worth a visit if you are insistent about seeing some of the best beer pubs on your next trip in Prague.
The Bottom of the Sack is located in the center of Prague in Vinohrady, one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city and just out of the city center. This is definitely one of the smaller establishments on this list. It is a cozy beer pub whose owners often go on beer tasting tours in order to select the finest beers for their customers from Bavaria’s local mini-breweries.
They also offer other select products from Bavaria such as hard alcohol and liqueurs and even grilled sausages.
Contact: Vinohradská 63, 120 00 Praha 2-Vinohrady http://dnopytle.cz/
The Brewery Club was inspired to create a space where it was possible to ‘eat’ a hundred different beers at any one time. Since their initial opening in 2005, they have offered over 1,300 beers from only 6 taps. They also offer a VERY wide selection of bottled beers with up to 250 different varieties at once. While they specialize in Czech beer, especially if it is on tap, they bring in bottles from Belgium, the USA, the British Isles and Germany among others.
Their beer sommeliers would be more than happy to suggest dishes to go with your beer which may include such exotic dishes as ostrich or kangaroo.
Contact: Křižíkova 17, Praha 8 – Karlín http://www.pivovarskyklub.com/
BEERTIME in Anděl in another beer pub specializing in a wide variety of craft beer rather than the more well-known Czech beers. They have 14 taps which are constantly turning out new fresh batches of craft beer selections from around the Czech Republic as well as a few from neighboring countries. If you like to experiment with your beer selection and happen to be over Czech Pilsner, then try an American IPA, Russian Imperial Stout, Session IPA, Sour-Gose, Saison or one of their other many seletions.
The interior of BEERTIME is not large and it is very common to find it full during the winter months as it is a neighborhood favorite. In the summer months you have a bit better chance at arriving without a reservation as there is also a small beer garden. However, you are dead set on sampling from their incredible beer selection, be sure to make yourself a reservation to ensure you get to taste to your heart’s content. And don’t forget to sample the food as well. Their food is among the best for those on this list.
Contact: Nádražní 61/116, 150 00 Praha 5-Smíchov, https://www.beertime.pub/
There are many basement bars and restaurants in Prague due to the fact that the level of Prague has risen through the centuries and many first floors became basements over the years. But U Sudu is more than simply a beer pub located a few steps down from street-level. Originally opened in 1968, the establishment has grown and expanded in all directions, including further and further underground. They have combined several basements from neighboring buildings and created a huge subterranean brick-vaulted Gothic space. Entering into ‘heaven’ at street-level, patrons can then descend to ‘hell’ which consists of 4 connected basements which house several separate bars, a foosball table, and a dance floor. There is also a beer garden open in the summer months.
In case you have a travel buddy who is not as much a fan of beer as you are, this is a great stop because it’s actually a wine bar as well and serves typical barrel wine as well as some more high-end, vintage wines. But of course, this is the Czech Republic, so there are several options for Czech’s best lagers.
Contact: Vodičkova 677/10, 110 00 Nové Město
At the foot of the Žižkov Tower (nearly) is U Sadu, a seems like the typical Czech beer pub with tables outside during warmer months, a first floor as well as a basement, all decorated with dark wood paneling and walls weighed down with memorabilia and souvenirs from the last decades – baskets, bottles, instruments, small statues, and tools, which means you’ll never bore of having a beer there and gaze upward. U Sadu patrons are very loyal and it is very difficult to find space here if you’re there during normal hours, so be sure to go early or book a table ahead of time.
U Sadu originally opened in 1929 and since then has been serving a wide range of the traditional Czech beers including their own homemade brew: 11 ° Sádek (Unfiltered lager) (cooked only for Pivnici U Sadu) and Sádek English Pale Ale (Full beer) (brewed for the 5th anniversary of Sádek beer). They also offer some of the more well-known Czech beers, such as Kozel, and Matuška and a few international best-sellers like Guinness and Kingswood Apple Cider.
Contact: Škroupovo nám. 1282/5, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov, https://www.usadu.cz/en
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!