Best breweries in Prague
When it comes to beer, there is probably no other city in central Europe, which has such a strong bond to beer as Prague. Many people think it’s kind of a beer drinker’s paradise, after all, where else you can get a half-litre of beer as the cheapest thing on a menu? There are countless Czech restaurants that charge less for beer than still water. To find out more, we can recommend one of our special Prague tours, “Taste of Czech- Microbreweries and food tasting experience“.
However, how about all those breweries? Which are the very best in the city? That’s exactly what (in our humble opinion) we’ll try to show you.
Starting BIG (Staropramen Brewery)
One of the biggest breweries in the Czech Republic is in fact located in Prague, on the edge of the city centre. Staropramen brewery was founded in year 1869 and had the first batch of beer ready in 1871. The quality of their beer was so good that even the emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Joseph I personally visited the brewery and complimented them on its quality as well as their modern equipment.
Over time, Staropramen has gained a solid share of the Czech beer market and remains one of the most popular beers of the Czech Republic. Dedicated fans can visit the brewery for a real look around.
The oldest brewery in Prague (Břevnov Brewery)
Now we dive into the world of microbreweries. The oldest brewery, founded in Prague in the 10th century, is located in Břevnov monastery. Břevnov brewery has had many ups and downs over the centuries (such as being plundered by several armies, being rented out to brewers with better or worse skills), the last time it was restored was in 2011. Over time we can say they have built up a solid reputation for having excellent beer.
Great beer nearby the Old Town Square (U Tří Růží Brewery)
Just a few staggering steps from the Old Town Square is another newly opened (2012) brewery called U Tří Růží (English: At Three Roses – that’s why they have roses in their logo). The building itself has over 600 years of brewing tradition behind it. However, the story is the same as Břevnov brewery – so their brewing has not been continuous.
After a new opening in 2012 they established their brand as one of the highest-quality microbreweries in Prague. The main brewer switches throughout the year between approximately. 20 different kinds of beers, so every time you walk in, they’re going to have something different (with the exception of two beers they have all year round). So if you’re looking for a very centrally-located brewery with great beer, you will never go wrong with this place.
These are just a few tips out of many great places you can visit. If you’d like to know more about great beer places around Prague, just ask the staff in our Prague office, who will gladly help you find other lesser-known places across the city.