1. 9. 2020

Explore the best Pilsner beer gardens in Prague

Beer lovers unanimously agree that in the summer months there’s no better place to enjoy a nicely chilled Pilsner than in a beer garden. Fortunately, there are many such places in Prague. We’ve made a selection of the most interesting outdoor seating for you and created another beer route from them – “Restaurants with Gardens”. Take this map along when you head out for a walk through the capital city and check out some of the best “Pilsen” places in Prague.

Start your beer adventure at U Zlaté Pšenice (At the Golden Wheat), where you can enjoy the combination of tank Pilsener, traditional Czech cuisine, and a view of the National Museum without the hustle and bustle of passing cars – something you won’t find anywhere else. Stop here for a “hladinka” (a large beer with a perfect head of foam), for example.

For your second beer, head over to a legendary old Bohemian pub on Jungmann Square – U Pinkasů (At the Pinkas’). This was the first place where Praguers could sample Pilsner beer – all the way back in 1843, just a few months after the brewery opened. Many famous Czechs used to come here for a cold lager, and their photographs adorn the pub’s interiors. The garden’s location will come as a bit of a surprise. It abuts the wall of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, which gives it an exceptional atmosphere. During the summer, you can enjoy delicious grilled dishes here along with their great beer. From Monday to Wednesday, enjoy live accordionists, with whom you can belt out old Czech classics. 

Just around the corner from náměstí Republiky (Republic Square), you’ll find PUOR (Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant) Kolkovna Celnice. It boasts great food and exceedingly well-poured beer that you can enjoy in an atmosphere that exemplifies the spirit of pride in Czech brewing’s long, famous tradition. While sitting in the garden, order some traditional pub foods to accompany your Pilsner – such as “drowned men” or marinated Camembert cheese – to gather your strength to tackle the Royal Route, which will take you through the Powder Gate around Prague’s most famous monuments.

A combination of good food and drink and the beautiful architecture of the capital city awaits you at PUOR Staroměstská. Enjoy a view of one of the Czech Republic’s most popular tourist destinations from the comfort of the garden with a mug of chilled Pilsner beer in your hand. When you arrive at the restaurant, your attention will be drawn by two of the six copper tanks, which the architect deliberately placed so that they could be seen from the square. You won’t be disappointed by the quality of the beer, which they pay particular attention to here. 

Make your way across the river to Švejk Restaurant Malostranská Pivnice on Cihelná Street. The pub’s atmosphere, which reflects the legacy of the national “hero” of the Good Soldier Švejk, is a step back in time. Bartenders in braces and waitresses in red skirts serve tank Pilsner and Czech classic dishes. The garden is covered here, so you can keep enjoying your beer on the wooden benches even if it’s raining.

There are also plenty of beautiful beer gardens outside the city center. Stop by for a cold one under the century-old chestnut trees in the Riegrovy sady (Rieger Gardens) beer garden, located in the park of the same name near náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad. Not only can you enjoy an amazing view of Prague Castle, you can also watch live football or hockey matches.

Modern Czech cuisine combined with a perfect “hladinka” awaits you at the Pilsen Restaurant Anděl. The courtyard is an oasis of calm in the middle of the bustling city – no rushing passers-by or rumble of cars and trams. In addition to a good lunch, they also invite you for a hearty breakfast to the sounds of the sparkling fountain. Stop here for fried eggs before heading out on a walk around the city, and charge up for the whole day.

Zahrádky Žižkov (Zizkov Gardens) is located near the park adjacent to the Vítkov monument and boasts the largest outdoor seating area in Prague. Combine your chilled Pilsner with their regular evening cultural program. And enjoy some tasty grilled goodies as well.

Making the rounds of all these places in one go can be challenging. We recommend splitting the beer route into several days. You can make discovering new Pilsner pubs in Prague even more fun by collecting stamps. If you get at least five of them on one beer route during your trip, you’ll receive a Pilsner Urquell t-shirt in exchange. All you have to do is show the beer map with your collected stamps at the Červený Jelen pub. 

As a bonus, Pilsner Urquell has put together a special promotion. In each pub where you spend at least CZK 250, you’ll receive one “šnyt” (a small beer served in a half-liter mug with a large head of foam) for free.

Enhance your tour of Prague with a beer adventure. Be sure to take the “Restaurant with Gardens” beer map with you as you head out, and discover your new favorite restaurants.

Using the benefits is currently not possible due to the new coronavirus restrictions. For more information about Covid-19 in Czechia please refer to this website.