Fred's Top Picks

My 'Top Picks' are those pubs I always make an effort to visit when I am in town.

Fred lives in Los Angeles but often travels to Prague.. You can follow him on twitter as @fredwaltman or read his twitter feed below

Note that we regularly update what constitutes a top pick so places can be relegated from the list if their beer range dips or there are other significant changes.


Imports and Czech beers. Food is some good chicken wings and some meat and cheese plates


Tap room for the Hostomice brewery


Pivovar Bubeneč A Fred top pick  Full menu WiFi available Open 11am or earlier Brewpub. New entry in the Guide in 2017

New brewpub. Beers now brewed in house but they still have guest beers.


Food after 5pm. English menu now available. Cash only, no cards.



Honorable Mention

These are pubs I very much enjoyed but they are just a hair below the level of a "Top Pick" or I need another visit or two to confirm that they are worth a "Top Pick."

Únětice 10° and 12º plus 9 rotating taps. The pub moved in late 2017 (not far from the original location).


There are actually two drinking places in the monastery courtyard. The original Šenk which is a restaurant and the new Sypka (Granary) which is more of a tap room with limited food selection (weekdays from 2pm, weekends from 10am)


Small, bare bones Pilsner Urquell pub. Said by some locals to have the freshest Urquell in town.


Mrtvá Ryba  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu Closed Saturday

Student pub near the Charles University botanical gardens. Beers are mostly from Kamenice.


OSSEGG Praha  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Open 11am or earlier Brewpub. New entry in the Guide in 2018

Originally listed as a taproom, they do have a small brewery on site. They claimed all the beers were brewed onsite. Connected to the Cistercian Monastery Osek


Corner pub with good food and a good beer selection. Related to U Šumavy and U Vodoucha and all three are very similar.


U Šumavy  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2017

Same owners as U Vodoucha and U Slovanske Lipy and pretty much identical layout of the pub. More taps, though.


Zlý Časy  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available

Currently only one the three bars is open.


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