Great Traditional Pub in Old Town Square
My husband and I have been to this pub more times than we can count, and we don't even know its name! This is a great place which is nearly impossible to find. You have to plunge into the warren of streets to the right of the Cathedral, pass the giant crystal shop on your right, and take a left into a back alleyway. The pub is at the end of the alley, on the right, and if you don't look hard you might just miss it.
Once inside, you pass through a curtain into a room with long mismatched wooden tables, benches, and an uneven floor. Like so many places in Prague, you feel as if you've stepped back in time.
This is one of those places where, if you have even a smattering of Czech phrases and can ask for a menu or a beer in Czech, you'll get the locals price. If you order in English or German, expect to pay double! The beer, as with so many places in Prague, is glorious. My favourite is the Krusovice, but there are plenty to choose from. The food comes in huge portions, and can easily be shared, if they'll allow you to do that! Most things are fried, and everything comes with red cabbage saurkraut, which I swear tastes better in Prague than it does anywhere else in the world. Prices are reasonable, even if you get the tourist price, and this place is a real find in the midst of the hustle and bustle that is the tourist centre of Prague. You'll find a good mix of locals and tourists in this place, and the atmosphere, like the service, is quite relaxed.
Don't expect anything fancy, but if it's a good, large, hot meal and a good beer at a good price you're looking for, then try this hidden gem. [more ]