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


Food after 5pm. English menu now available.


Main bar 11 taps, basement bar 17 taps.


Zlý Časy A Fred top pick  Full menu WiFi available

Three different bars in one building, each with different taps. Attached bottle shop.


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."

New Bad Flash pub in the Karlín district. Great for early drinking as they open at 8:30am on weekdays.


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)


Malý/Velký  Fred Honorable Mention Closed Sunday New entry in the Guide in 2018

New cellar bar by the Falkon brewery. Next door to Nota Bena.


Mrtvá Ryba  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu Closed Saturday

Student pub near the Charles University botanical gardens.


Basement pub under new ownership.


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

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


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


Bottle shop and bar.


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.


U Vodoucha  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Open 11am or earlier

Same owners at U Slovanské Lípy and U Šumavy with pretty much the same menu and beer list. If short of time, visit one or the other.


Has taken over the former GastroPub 20 Pip. Looks to be a complete remodel as well.


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