Mini guide: drink in Prague

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Mini guide: drink in Prague

© Lonely Planet Mini guide: drinking in Prague

The history of fairy tale city Prague goes back more than 1000 years. Also not unimportant: the beer is perhaps the tastiest in Europe. Discover with this guide where you can taste this in this beautiful city and where you can find the best wine and cocktail bars.


One of the most successful pubs with multiple taps in Prague. They have beer from local sources, but also from all over the world. They have 32 taps that often change, even with obscure beer and hard-to-get brands. The word "geek" in the name also refers to the cool, laboratory-like design.


Bokovka, founded by a group of wine lovers, has moved from the new city to this location on a hidden square - note the sign with a red wine drop, the door is opposite on the right. The slightly dilapidated, atmospheric cellar bar is a great place to taste the best Czech wines. The bar is named after the movie Sideways ('bokovka' in Czech), set in Californian vineyards.


The Hemingway Bar is cozy and stylish with dark leather benches and a back room that looks like a library. There is a huge selection of high-quality spirits (especially rum), excellent cocktails and champagne.

Klášterní Pivovar Strahov

Two polished copper brewing kettles immediately catch the eye in this cozy little bar in the Strahov Monastery that serves two types of St Norbert beer: tmavý (dark), a rich, tar-like beer with a creamy collar, and polotmavý (amber), a full, hoppy beer. There is also an IPA of 6.3 percent. The modern microbrewery was opened in 2000 on the site of a monastery brewery that was in operation from 1628 to 1907.


< p class = "tinymce_p"> This wonderfully modern wine bar with its knowledgeable staff, relaxed atmosphere and relative ignorance among the general public is a great place to discover Moravian wine. There are good snacks, especially cheese and cold cuts, but there is also a food and wine menu (in Czech and English) on large plates behind the bar. Reservations are recommended on weekends because of the crowds.


Inexpensive Czech Inn

The Czech Inn calls itself a hostel, but you can omit those 's'. Everything looks industrial, from iron beds to minimalist, square sinks. There is a choice of rooms, from standard dorms to well-priced double rooms (sometimes with private bathroom) and apartments. This is complemented by a cozy coffee bar in the lobby and an excellent breakfast buffet in the bar next door.

Average Hotel 16

Hotel 16 is a family-run hotel with 14 rooms in a quiet corner of the city. The rooms vary in size and are simple but stylish; the best, at the rear, overlook the peaceful terrace garden. The staff is great.


Dominican Hotel

From the free glass of wine on arrival to the huge beds: here you will be spoiled. The hotel, located in the former monastery of Sint Jiljí (Saint Gilles), is bursting with character; old details include stone fireplaces, painted wooden ceilings and fresco fragments. The huge bedrooms have parquet floors, dark wood furniture, ear armchairs and plush sofas, and the bathrooms are tiled with polished marble.

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