10 Best Bars in Prague for Beer, Cocktails, Wine and Svarák

The Czechs call their beer tekutý chléb, liquid bread, or zivá voda, life-giving water. There is no doubt about it, amber-colored Pilsner Urquell from the city of Plzen is one of the world's best beers. Czech wine is almost as popular as beer, and available in a vinara or wine bar. Tucked away in a vaulted cellar, Monarch Wine Bar stocks wine from Moravia. If you are craving cheese fondue, Monarch is the only place in Prague for this Swiss speciality.

From the end of September to mid-October, bars and pubs serve burcak, the Czech version of Late night party goers will paint the town red in Bombay Bar, famous for cocktails or in Duende, the smokiest bar in Prague. Sample in Kozicka Bar a shot of Becherovka, a herbal bitter with an acquired taste. Another favorite is slivovice, plum brandy, and borovicka made from juniper berries.

Beer connoisseurs head straight for U Medvidku, a tiny micro-brewery right in the center of Prague. Their X-Beer 33 is a potent drink with an alcolhol percentage of 11.8%. If you don't mind busloads of tourists, join in with hundreds of tourists and listen to accordeon music while savoring Flek beer in U Fleku.

10 Best makes sure that you find the best places. Here is a list of 10 favorite bars.



Chapeau Rouge is a popular party pub located very close to Old Town Square in Prague's historic center. Red is the main colour scheme and gives the place a pleasant old-time atmosphere. Listen to alternative independent bands from all around the...  Read More



Monarch wine bar is not only a spot to sample wine, it is also the best place to buy wine. The vaulted cellar is home to an impressive selection of wines ranging from Czech to New Zealand. Sample wine from Moravia by the glass or bottle. The...  Read More



Lucerna music Bar is the perfect setting for a mellow evening. No cutting-edge music but an excellent place to catch live bands. Czech bands on weekdays. At the weekend Lucerna transforms itself into a theme night. DJ's play 1980s and 1990s...  Read More

U Fleku
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When browsing the web or reading guidebooks to find the best beer pub in Prague, you will always find that U Fleku pops up as number one. This brew pub is the oldest beer pub in Prague, dating to the fifteenth century. Their brew is called Flek,...  Read More



Jazz club Reduta has been going strong since Communist days and is still very popular. When in 1994, Vaclav Havel, the then present of the Czech Republic, presented Bill Clinton with a new saxophone, Clinton entertained the public. Reduta is...  Read More

U Medvidku
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Brew pub, restaurant and hotel, U Medvidku, the Little Bears in English, is located in Stare Mesto, the Old Town. When you sit in the modern bar to the left of the entrance, you will taste Budvar on the tap and miss out on the true Medvidku...  Read More



Bar and Books is a cosy and romantic retreat and the ideal spot for socializing. It was the first cigar bar in the Czech Republic. Red walls, vaulted ceilings, leather furniture and a library full of books create a colonial atmosphere. Monday...  Read More



Located close to Old Town Square, Kozicka is an unpretentious bar and restaurant. It is popular with foreigners and Czech alike. Crowded at time, Kozicka always delivers top service. All important Czech beers on tap; Staropramen, Gambrinus,...  Read More



When you have been to Duende once, you will always return. This casually sophisticated bar is simply perfect for a coffee in the morning or drinks and cocktails in the evening. Even though smoking has partially been banned in Prague, Duende is...  Read More



Bombay Bar is a friendly mix of music, dance and cocktails. Especially at weekends, Bombay Bar is packed with a laid-back crowd. Listen to DJ's who adept the music to the visitors' mood. No need to restrict yourself to the dance floor. Dance...  Read More


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Marianne Crone divides her time between her home in the Netherlands and an apartment in Prague, the city where her son, daughter-in-law and grandson live.

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