Two of the most popular things in Prague are coming together this weekend.
The third annual Beer and Burger (‘Pivo a Burger’) Festival will return to Karlínské náměstí in the burgeoning Karlín district of Prague 8 on Sunday, May 20 for a day of fun – and maybe even some sun.
The forecast for Sunday in Prague is partly cloudy, with a high of 22°C. But even if the weather doesn’t hold, expect some big crowds to turn up at Karlínské náměstí throughout the day.
Previous editions of the festival have seen lines for burgers of up to half an hour, and many stalls selling out by early afternoon. Popular beer booths also experienced lengthy queues.
This year, however, organizers are better prepared, with more participants than ever before.
A total of 25 burger stands will be operating throughout the day, including many of the Czech favorite food trucks and burger joints. Those include local Karlín establishments like Bad Flash Bar, Podolka, and Diego Beer Bar.
But also featured at the festival will be some of the Prague’s highest-rated burgers, from restaurants like George Prime Burger, Mozaika, Naše maso, Blackdog Cantina, and many others. The full list is here.
Serving up beer during the fest will be 23 craft brewers from Prague and across the Czech Republic, including favorites like Matuška, Clock, Raven, Albrecht, and many more.
Admission to the festival is free of charge, but to purchase beer from the various stalls you’ll need to buy a commemorative festival glass for 60 crowns.
Pro tip: if the weather on Sunday is decent, be sure to get to Karlín’s Beer & Burger Festival early to avoid the huge crowds that will surface during the early afternoon.