By the author of Prague Superguide, Míra Valeš
For an article on more traditional Prague pubs, read Part 1 of this series here.
As I promised to expand on the Prague beer scene, here is some more about new exciting places, unusual beers, new pubs and microbreweries in and around the magic city of Prague.
Super popular smaller brewery which has been particularly successful in the last few years.
Although it only dated few years back, I can only recommend their produce, particularly the dark, strong 13° beer called Jantar (Amber), my favourite in colder months of the year.
The brewery resides in old house which was historically dedicated to brewing beer. It took few ex-managers who got together and decided to move to the premises and give the old building its original purpose.
There is not only beer to be tasted in their headquarters, they also run quite good restaurant with plenty of traditional Czech food on the menu and it is definitely worth your visit.
Korunní 106, Praha 10, http://www.vinohradskypivovar.cz/
Únětice, a little picturesque village situated in walking distance from Prague, has been brewing beer since the 18th century. However the communist takeover suspended the tradition and it took more than another 50 years to get back to it. Today Únětice beer can be found in many pubs and bistros around Prague. If you however have more time on your hands, I can only recommend to visit the original brewery building. It makes for a lovely weekend trip.
Rýznerova 5, Únětice, http://www.unetickypivovar.cz
Staňkův rukodělný pivovárek (Řeporyjské náměstí)
My favourite microbrewery can be found in village of Třebonice. They brew traditional beers as well as pale ale or IPAs in small batches and it is open to experimentation. It is little tricky to say where can you get their beer on the regular basis but the save bet and one of the most pleasant spots where you can order their beer is Kavárna na náměstí, charming family run café in Řeporyjské náměstí. This destination can again be the part of a perfect weekend trip as it leads to Prokopské údolí, charming nature park on the Prague’s doorstep.
Those who wish to try some small beers from the Czech Republic such is cult-classic microbrewery Matuška or Clock, as well as from abroad, will be spoiled for choice in this Vinohrady based beer bar. Opened few years ago, you can taste always at least 30 beers on tap in their little bar. For those who prefer the takeaway, Beergeek also operates a beer shop only steps away from the bar!
The Bar, Vinohradská 62, Praha 3 & The Shop, Slavíkova 10, Praha 3, https://beergeek.cz
Unassuming street nearby Prague’s busy I. P. Pavlova junction is where Notabene can be found. Its ground floor serves as restaurant with pretty good lunch-options. They however also operate the basement beerpoint where they serve their very own lagers, dark beers and IPAs together with a roster of other interesting specialty beers. Note! For their Beerpoint visit, it is require to book an appointment which you can do via their website.
Mikovcova 4, Praha 2, http://www.notabene-restaurant.cz