Best Places to Get a Beer
Not sure where to go for a beer in Pilsen? We can help you there…
You will find many beautiful and stylish pubs in Pilsen. Several of them even specialize in (you guessed it) the local treasure – a well-drafted and quality-made Pilsner, as well as other extraordinary beer specialties. We have several tips for you of places you shouldn’t miss out on.
Interested in finding that classic Pilsner beer while in Pilsen?
The oldest pub in Pilsen first opened its doors in 1637. Here, in the pub’s stylish atmosphere, you can try not only Pilsners, but also traditional Czech specialties..
Brewery barroom Na Parkánu
This well-known pub, located within an original brewery home, is directly connected to the Brewery Museum. Here they offer traditional lagers, unfiltered Pilsner Urquell and quality Czech gastronomy.
Lokál Pod Divadlem
Good beer and home-made food in a retro-style restaurant. Here the beer travels the shortest possible distance, directly from the tank to your half-litre mug. It stays fresh until the last drop and your glass is never empty longer than a few seconds.
Pub and Restaurant Lékárna
A restaurant and alehouse with a direct view of St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral. If you’re searching for the best “šnyt” of Pilsner Urquell 12°, then go straight to Lékárna. Here you’ll find an entire tank of only the highest quality Pilsner.
Švejk Restaurant U Petatřicátníků
This restaurant provides truly great beer, the smell of traditional Czech food in the air and the stern appearance of Švejk himself, looking down from his carving over the tap bar. Plus, this is the second largest restaurant in Pilsen, with a max. capacity of up to 160 people.
Nearby the city square, you’ll find a pub with a modern feel and the typical name “Plzeňka”. Apart from the traditional šnyt, hladinka, and mlíko (3 different ways of serving beer, characteristic of Pilsen), they’ll even pour you an entire stein here. To go with your perfectly served Pilsen beer, you can also choose something to eat from their extensive menu of Czech cuisine.
After a long two years, the legendary pub Hospoda Na Spilce in the Pilsner Urquell Brewery has finally reopened its doors. Come try the completely new menu that offers Czech classics with a modern take, and enjoy the beautifully renovated interior, whether you’re already going to the brewery for a tour, concert, or for a gastro-experience. And, of course, the beer they serve is fantastic.
Where to go for beer specialties?
Klub malých pivovarů (Club of Small Breweries)
Eight various beers on tap are offered here every day. Every year they switch between as many as 800 types of beer from 250 different micro breweries from all over Bohemia. And to top it all off, they sell bottled beer from all over the world and prepare top-notch meal options.
Pivstro – Brewhemian Beer Bistro
This beer bistro combines a number of types of draft beer from micro breweries with North American cuisine. Among others, you’ll find House Ale from the Zhůřák micro brewery on tap, beer brewed specifically for the Pivstro bar, Belgian Delirium Tremens as well as Pilsner Urquell 12°s.
Raven Pub City & Bolevec
You can try a number of both draft and bottled beers at the Pivotečka pub, located in Pilsen’s city centre. Expect to find anything from IPAs and APAs to Belgium Kasteel Rouge.
Zlatá kráva Bandaska
Not far from Republic Square, a beer bistro from the farmer’s brewery Zlatá kráva (Golden Cow) of Nepomuk has opened shop. Here they offer refreshing lagers as well as semi-dark specialties and even wheat beer. And as soon as you see all the delicious options made in the kitchen, you won’t know what to pick first.
Apart from the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, this retro beer café offers beer drafted from the Zhůřák and Raven breweries as well as a fourth (rotating) tap and a fridge full of (not only) Belgian specialties.
To reach this brewery you’ll have to travel from the city centre to Pilsen’s Černice neighbourhood. Nevertheless, the local tasting board won’t have a hard time convincing you to make the trip.
Beer Club ‘The Blue Star’ (Modrá hvězda)
You can taste test some amazing beer, made by the Blue Star Brewery in Dobřany on 13 taps, at this one-of-a-kind beer club in the centre of the city.