Restaurants, Bars and Pubs
There are many great restaurants, pubs and bars around Prague.How to choose a good restaurant with an affordable price?
Where to find reviews and rankings? Use the Czech culinary portal “Grand Restaurant”. Most of the comments are in Czech, but at least you can find English description, rating and price level.”
www.grandrestaurant.cz or check also with Google, TripAdvisor or Foursquare.
Beer Pubs for Locals in the City Centre
Such places are disappearing slowly, but still you can find some of them in the city center. Be prepared for morose waiters, Czech menu only, but usually EXCELLENT beer with a good price. Try to say „Dobry den“ when entering the pub. Your chances will be higher.
- U Černého vola, Loretánské náměstí 107/1, Prague 1
- U Hrocha, Thunovská 2, Prague 1
- U Kocoura, Nerudova 2, Prague 1
- U Rudolfina, Křižovnická 10, Prague 1
- U Jelínků, Charvátova 1, Prague 2
- U Dvou koček, Uhelný trh 10, Prague 1
- U Zlatého tygra, Husova 17, Prague 1
- U Rotundy, Karoliny Světlé 17, Prague 1
Beer bars – new trend in Prague with number of local beers on tap. Try:
- Kulový blesk, Sokolská 13, Prague 2 (close to PCC)
- Diego, Sokolovská 114, Prague 8
- Bad Flash Bar, Krymská 126/2, Prague 10
- Zlý časy, Čestmírova 5, Prague 4(close to PCC)
Last tip – try the wild Žižkov district
- U Vystřelenýho oka, U Božích bojovníků 3, Prague 3
- U Sadu, Škroupovo nám. 5, Prague 3
- or Bořivojova street with many pubs.
Czech Cuisine in Pubs
This is our nightmare, but be sure we would never go to have Czech food at touristic places. High prices – questionable quality. Some suggestions:
- City centre – Lokál pubs from Ambiente group, U Rudolfina, U Medvídků, Mincovna, Pubs from Plzeňský Prazdroj group
- Vinohrady – Vinohradský Parlament, Vinohradský pivovar, U Bulínů
- Karlín – Lokál Hamburk, U Tunelu
High quality and modern Czech cuisine
Alcron, Štěpánská 40, Prague 1
La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise, Haštalská 18, Prague 1
Field, U Milosrdných 12, Prague 1
When you open up the menu at a typical Czech pub or restaurant you should look for the word Bezmasa. This is the vegetarian section of the menu. Czech cuisine is notoriously unaccepting of the choice to not eat meat, but a few vegetarian dishes actually do exist. Most are quite delicious and usually kind of unhealthy. In many cases a plate of smažené (fried) broccoli, mushrooms, cauliflower or different cheeses will be considered a meal for vegetarians, usually accompanied by some boiled – or fried – potatoes and tartar sauce. This type of dish is actually much better than it sounds, unless, of course, it already sounds phenomenal.
However, if you’re looking to avoid any and all uncertainties, there are a number of completely vegetarian restaurants lurking around. Many are fairly easy to find on the Internet.
- Etnosvět (vegan), Legerova 40, Prague 2 - 10 minute walk from the PCC
- Lehká hlava (vegetarian), Boršov 2, Prague 1
- Maitrea (vegetarian), Týnská ulička 6, Prague 1
- Dhaba Beas (vegetarian), Bělehradská 90, Prague 2
- Plevel (vegan), Krymská 2, Prague 10
- Satsang (vegan), Krymská 24, Prague 10
There is wide range to choose from. It’s hard to recommend, but we will try.
- Italian – those are mostly related to Italians living in Prague. Good quality, not cheap, but definitely cheaper than in Copenhagen. La Finestra, La Veranda, Aromi, Pasta Fresca, Ichnusa Botega, Da Clara, Alforno Focacceria, Jacob's. Many good pizzerias with wooden ovens.
- Mexican – try some with Mexican owners Las Adelitas, La Casa Blue, Cantina
- Asian – Modrý zub (Thai), Kobe (Japan), YamYam (different Asian styles), many Vietnamese Pho bistros
- Spain/Mediterranean – tapas bars Miro, Kofein, Zdenek's Oyster Bar
- Greek - Olympos
- Brazil - if you are ready for opulent dinner go to Brasileiro, this is excellent.
You can find nice cocktail bars, wine bars and there are many bistros and burger bars
For these go to Vinohrady (Dish burger, Martin Bistro, Marthy's kitchen, Sweet and pepper days etc.), Karlín or Vršovice around Krymská street.
Bars – Čili bar, Public Interest, Drunken Monkey, bars along Dlouha street. This is in the city centre.
During the last couple of years there is an explosion of cafeterias of many styles. First, some classical Prague coffees: Café Slavia, Café Savoy, Café Louvre, Café Imperial
Then you can find many trendy coffees often at Vinohrady – Pražírna, La Bohème Café, Coffee Room, I Need Coffee, Karlín – Můj šálek kávy, Café Frida or Smíchov – Café in Seventh Heaven, Café Lounge
Czechs usually offers poor ice-cream, but there are exceptions and in Prague live many foreigners from Italy or Balkan countries they help to change it. Forget the industrial ice-creams, following suggestions are handmade.
Crème de la Crème (oh, Czech made), Angelato (the best from Serbians), Puro Gelato (Italien), Zmrzlinář (Czech family), Ovocný Světozor (Excellent fruit sorbets).
Do not forget to go to a real Czech bakery to buy „buchta“, „koláč“, or „štrúdl“.