It’s Spring in Prague and what could be better in the glistening sun than a freshly draft beer? Prague is the undisputed Capital of Beer – and rightfully so! More than 435 breweries in Prague and beyond brew the magical, golden liquid and deliver them to the many beer gardens around the city. Here is where to enjoy your beer this summer.
If you are looking to spend a beer-ful time in the city, there is many of places to choose from. From well-known places like Riegrovy Sady over to Letna’s Beer Garden and some hidden, lovely spots in the city. We went scouting for the most beautiful places without – or only short – queues and magical atmosphere. Mirror, mirror on the wall, where is the best beer spot of them all?
Riegrovy Sady’s less frequented brother. While Riegrovy has a castle view, visitors in Parukářka enjoy overlooking the TV Tower and the skyline of Prague. Besides, there is way less people enjoying the summer sun in the park, which makes it easy to find a cozy spot to settle down. Of course, draft beer is never far away in Prague – and you can get your pint from Hospůdka Parukářka at the foot of the hill – or bring your own, of course. There is BBQ pits at the top of the hill, which makes the park a wonderful spot for a Saturday afternoon gathering with beer and ribs.
If you happen to be in town in June, you should definitely not miss out on the annual Žižkovské pivobraní in Parukářka. Try lovingly brewed beer of over 40 microbreweries in the Republic while enjoying the view and vibe in the park!
U Vystřelenýho oka
When going on a Sunday walk, thirst builds in one or another throat. Choosing your Sunday walk wisely is therefore critical. Why not visit Vítkov’s park and meander down a green pathway from the Vítkov monument down to the main train station? As you follow the walkway towards the main train station, you will surpass a restaurant called “U Vystřelenýho oka” And yes, it is well worth sitting down. Their wooden patio beckons you to sit down and clench your thirst on a freshly draught Pilsner!
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 16.30 – 01.00
A beautiful park, a magical palace and a winery – all in one place! Havličkovy Sady is a wonderful place for a Sunday walk and a beer in the glistening sun. Alright, Viniční Altán is a winery – but they also pour Staropramen fresh from the tap! And the view over Prague from the wooden pavilion is just unbeatable! Lounging on the outer foot of Havličkovy Sady, enjoying a beer – or one of their wonderful wines – almost catapults you into a distant wonderland.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11.00 – 21.00
Time for Žižkov‘s jewel: Zahrádky Žižkov is one of our favourite places to enjoy our beer. With a tank straight from the Staropramen Brewery in Smichov attached, the beer the guys pour somehow just tastes way better; fresh, sparkling and hoppy.
They also screen football and ice hockey games with their projector and there is plenty of space to sit. Enjoying a freshly draught pint in Žižkov‘s Garden feels home-y, as if one was sitting in his very own garden – with lots of friendly strangers around. Definitely a neighbourhood kind of place you will enjoy being at.
He, who drinks must eat, and you can do exactly that on the premises, too. Sausages, Grilled Cheese and Ice Cream are just a few meters away from the beer tap.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12.00 – 00.00 / Sat-Sun 11.00 – 00.00
Pod Lipami is a cosy and atmospheric restaurant in Vršovice. But there is more than food to enjoy when stopping by. Their wonderful outside seating area just begs you to sit down and have a beer.
Once seated on the wooden plateau with a linen sheet providing much needed shade, get your Zlatá labuť – brewed in the middle of Bohemia – that they pour fresh from the tap and as you sit and relax, spy on the plates passing you by. They will surely make you want to try one of the goodies from the kitchen, too!
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11.00 – 23.00
If you are looking for a party, Containall is the perfect place for you. With their atmospheric setup, people will want to stay around, dance and enjoy a good pint hour after hour. Every visit at the place in the middle of Stromovka Park seems like an adventure into the wild; all romantic aspects like dim light and cherry trees included.
They serve beer that is freshly draught from the tap and also offer non-alcoholic delights. Whether you want to make use of their beachvolley field or chill out in one of their beach chairs, Containall is like a beach holiday right in the city.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11.00 – 23.00 / Sat-Sun 10.00 – 23.00
If you are feeling like getting out of the city a little, maybe give Hostivař Brewery in Prague 15 a try. A wide selection of in-house brewed beer, food and snacks awaits you on the opposite side of Hostivař lake. This is a perfect hangout after a day in Hostivařske přehrada (a swimming reservoir) or a great excuse to take your date on a short hike leading to a relaxed and sunny place with some of the best beer in town on tap. Way to impress, we think!
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11.00 – 23.00
Na Květnici is located in a majestic, old Sokol building that overlooks Nusle town hall as well as the Synek Brothers square. When summer hits the city, their garden is a pure delight to lounge in. With beer fresh from the tank and food from the outdoor BBQ grill, Na Květnici radiates summer vibes into every corner.
The place is also perfect to get a Czech bite in. Fresh ingredients, popping recipes and dedicated chefs will fill your belly with fingerlicking good dishes. Their promise ‘you can trust us that our beer is just the right temperature and the food is an absolute dream’ is a hundred percent true.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11.00 – 23.30 / Sun 11.00 – 23.00
This newly remade place in Karlin invites you to stay hour after hour. Where once only a cute little caravan with beer stood, now an empire of pure relaxation and good vibes has arrived. With fresh beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages, Přistav pampers you on your day off. Whether you would like to be active and play some beach volleyball in their adjacent field, listen to live music or just enjoy a fresh draft beer by the lake, this is your address for summer dreaming.
You can either access this magical place on foot, bike and skateboard or go on a short ferry ride from Pražská tržnice and see the city from a different angle.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12.00 – 22.30
Hospůdka Na Hradbách
Marvel at the city from the top of Vysehrad and enjoy an ice cold draft beer. Hospůdka Na Hradbách makes it possible. The place in front of the Vysehrad castle grounds – right out front Rotunda sv. Martina – is the perfect spot to look over the roofs of Prague, observe what is going on on the waters of the Vltava and sit down for a delicious pint. The green area offers many spots to sit, mingle and sip.
You got a visitor? Even better then! Show them around on the historical premises of Prague’s second castle and introduce them into Czech Beer Culture after your walk. A wonderful place to spend a sunny afternoon and enjoy the hoppy liquid Prague is known so well for!
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12.00 – 22.30
Where do you like to enjoy your beer the most? Do you want to share hidden beer gardens other beer gourmets should check out? Did we forget some beer pearls? We want to hear all about it in the comments! Na zdravi!
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