Sunday, September 18, 2011
I don't know what it is but today I'm craving a good pilsner. And so it is that with a great pilsner within my reach, I bring you to a wonderful Czech beer hall style pub in the heart Prague. One that has retained its old world charm and hasn't become a tourist spot. Sure there will be tourists on any given day/night...can't really escape them ...but somehow they have managed to remain a favorite spot with the locals. Oh, and did I mention they brew their own beer? Uh huh, yes, indeed they do. A pub that brews it's own pivo, serves good food, and is a favorite haunt amongst locals in the heart of the city - there is a God!
U Medvídků dates back to 1466 and for over 500 years the building served as a brewery until the former malt house was converted into the present day beer hall in the 20th century. The history of brewing is still retained in the form of a small microbrewery.
The beer at U Medvídků flows plentifully and is reasonably priced. Although I'm a pilsner girl, be sure to try their famous unfiltered amber lager Oldgott (rich in minerals and B vitamins so drink up!) and their newer 1446 pale lager.
Definitely be sure to order their infamous X Beer 33 - it's a dark, bittersweet lager that ferments for 6-months in an oak barrel and has an alcohol content of 11.8%. Bring it on!
Address: Na Perstyne 7, Old Town, Prague 1