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Minipivovar U Medvídků
Active Beers: 2
Beer Ratings: 16
Beer Avg: 3.83
Taps: 3 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
Na Perštýně 7
, 100 01
phone: +420 224 211 916
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
U Medvídků is a labyrinthine brewpub located on Na Pertýně in the central part of the city ("old town"). As we walked everywhere I am unsure what the parking situation is, although there appeared to be street parking nearby.
There are multiple entrances and multiple levels to the brewpub. The main floor has a restaurant, and evidently there is a hotel there too. Talk about a dream come true, a place that makes there own beer where your only concern is stumbling back to your room at the end of the evening. The top level has a small bar and a low ceiling, and there are tables and booths throughout.
Service here is friendly and helpful, especially considering we did not speak the language.
The brewpub offers a few beers, including the flagship Oldgott and X-33, both of which we purchased to take home. The bottles did not seem as fresh as I expected, but overall the beers were decent. They also serve Budvar at the brewpub.
We did not try any food during our visit.
Overall this place has great character and an outstanding location, and is a must visit on a trip to Prague.
05-08-2009 21:23:57 |
More by Dogbrick
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Saturday evening (March 2009) and very busy. We were found a table in a side room and missed the 'buzz' of the main eating and drinking areas. No problem though, the beers and food were top class and we enjoyed the tranquility of the smaller room.
On entering you are straight into a small area with a seated lady behind a counter selling bottles, and 'stuff' from the brewery.
If you turn left there is a bar which sells their own beer. Turn right, as we did and you are in the main hall and taken to a table, at least we were. An upstairs bar stays open later, so I'm told. It is a little wierd that they sell different beers on tap in different rooms. Their own X-Beer and Oldgott Barrique are however available in them all, but in bottle form only.
I bought both of their brewed beers on leaving (from the aforementioned lady) and drank the normal Budvar when inside, they have 5 different Budvars upstairs.
The food was lovely, I had a stuffed Pork Loin with spuds in a pepper sauce and my wife had the Stroganoff, nothing went back to the kitchen except the licked plates.
03-25-2009 20:23:53 |
More by BlackHaddock
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
interesting spot in prague - brewpub/restaurant/hotel. we stuck to smoky bar area on both visits as the restaurant area was very crowded
sampled the light, amber and X-33 concoction that was a sweet boozy bomb at over 12%. all were good enough to drink all night, which you could accidentally do here.
we were kind of fascinated with the tv playing VH1 classic, provided for some quality entertainment.
service was fine, bartenders were accessible.
this place is certainly worth a stop if staying in the area
06-06-2010 03:53:56 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
U Medvidku, "At the Little Bears," is a classic Czech pub; I enjoyed it for the refreshing Budweiser beer (NOT the American swill), the traditional food - such as fried cheese - and the local atmosphere. I visited this pub several times during my recent visit to Prague. This is a sprawling place with several rooms in the back, a brewery, an exceptional beer store in the back (and down the stairs) and a bar area for just drinking on the left as you enter. A must when in Prague. They also operate a pension next door to the restaurant.
11-13-2006 17:37:05 |
More by jjboesen
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Visited this complex of restaurant+bar+minibrewery+pension on my trip in the Czech Republic this past summer. The bar itself has more than seven or eight beers to offer, on tap and in bottles, with the Budvar range as the main theme. Crowded, smokey, but relaxing and friendly.
The restaurant itself, adjacent to the beer bar, is nothing more (or less) than a Czech-style beer hall with spartan, wooden furnitures where one can sit down having a quality meal at reasonable prices. The only beer on tap in the restaurant was Budvar 12%, so fresh and nice that even my GF couldn't resist a small one. After the satisfying meal, the amiable auntie-looking waitress told me they had their own beers brewed on the same site!! And that was when I got to learn that a minibrewery was situated upstairs~~ It turned out to be "Old Gott", a beer sitting in-between Vienna red lager and Pilsner. Having enjoyed a bottle of their home-brewed nectar, as it was not available on draught (at least not in the restaurant I guess...), I couldn't resist taking away another one, and promised another enthusiastic waiter that I'd go back to visit the minibrewery the next day, which sadly never materialised...
Overall, this is a decent, not posh, restaurant with friendly service (as happened to me) where one could easily and happily spend several hours by visiting the minibrewery first, buying some nicely selected bottled-beers and souvenirs, then having two pints at the lovely cozy bar, before sitting down for a quality meal. (maybe I shouldn't mention this here but a wine bar just one block down the small street is superb as well...;-) Recommended~~
09-19-2005 04:25:27 |
More by wl0307
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I came across this brewpub on the way to the Old&New Town Beer Tour of Praha. It is right next to a mall and when you walk in, a gift shop surrounds you. Only 2 levels tall, I decided to go upstairs to where the "brewery" was located.
Very easy going and cozy place. Was very dead on the top level (on a Friday Night) when I came here. Everyone must have been @ U Fleku or one of the other beer halls around town. I enjoyed taking pictures of this place because of how different it was and re-tracking what I saw in Prague that day. Downstairs had a few tables filled and a couple people at the bar but I just wanted to enjoy a brew before going onto the Beer Tour.
While ordering a 0,3 L of the X beer 33, it was tapped from somewhere in the back room... Such a strong brew, I can't say this was an Euro Strong Lager but more like a Barleywine.
After presenting the beer to me, I didn't see my waitress again after my order and paying her upfront. I'm guessing she was the only one around the brewpub that night, but still not a very entertaining place.
There were only 3 beers available at the time, the U Medvidku 1466, X Beer 33, and their Oldgott. I chose this X Beer 33 because of its strength and the glass that was on their beer menu saying "Nikdy nepti sam! Don't Drink Alone".
I wouldn't mind coming back here to enjoy some of their other brews but if I come back to Prague, there are many other places I would rather get to than re-visiting this place. I would suggest stopping in here if in Prague for more than 2 weeks but not for a weekend.
09-29-2011 17:49:08 |
More by DCon
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Huge let down. Smokey and service was not great even for prague standards. Anthony Brourdain let me down here.
Food was good but nothing too different or better than an avg czech pub cuisine. A loaded menu or choices which is typical.
The regualr dark lager was solid but the imperial lager claime dto be the strongest in the world was pretty bad and hard to get down. Just not made very well.
we had issues with ordering. I speak decent czech but my family members dont speak at all and they struggled and the waitress did not seem to care or try to help. They were brought the wrong meals. i told them in the future I would order for them, but I wante dto give them a shot. Fail....
06-29-2011 02:14:08 |
More by CampusCrew
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
U Medvídků is the local pub where the locals seem to hang, which was an encouraging sign. There were some tourists (like everywhere else) but they looked like they stumbled in. As far as I could tell, I was the only one there specifically for the beer.
It is obvious that they do not cater to tourism. The walls are bland; the tables scratched. All of this adds to the charm. The two beers they make are superior, even for the Czechs. Our server was communistically enthused and coldly efficient. She handled a lot of tables, but we never saw a smile. And there certainly wasn't any banter.
The food was good and entirely Czech, meaning dumplings (closer to thick bread) and sausage. We also had fried bread with "beer cheese". My arteries bristled in protest.
That said, for three people with a large meal and beer, the bill (with gratuity) was under $50. Oddly, this is a more expensive meal in Prague when you are away from the tourist sights.
11-29-2008 10:34:39 |
More by smcolw
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I ended up at U Medvidiku after my first failed attempt to find Pivovarsky Dum. The location is a short distance from Wencslsav Sq. It's a sprawling complex with a small pub that is open later than the many rooms of restaurant and cabaret.
I ate in the brewery, which is all the way in the back and up some stairs. If it weren't for the copper the atmosphere in this room would border be vacuous. It was small and pragmatic, maybe 6-8 tables and for one bartender/waitress. The other rooms have differing styles and considerably more character. I rated the establishment as a whole, not just this well hidden corner. The staff/patron ratio is probably quite different (it certainly is in the after hours bar, but that place gets packed).
I enjoyed the beer, and the food was also average to good Czech food.
There is a small beer store downstairs in the back selling Czech micros. It's worth a stop for people who don't have the time or navigational skill to find Pivini Galeri.
I travel to Prague on business, and I can state that the native Praguer I work with says U Medvidku is his favorite pub in Prague. He lives near the airport; it's not exactly his local.
U Medvidku is quite nice, and I look forward to going back for another meal.
04-26-2008 11:35:57 |
More by AllThingsNinja
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $
As with all the other reviews a labyrinth of rooms and eating areas as well as a store and a hotel. You can only get the microbrew, however, at the brewpub upstairs. The restaurant downstairs sells Budvar. The brewpub is a lot of fun with two long tables and lots of hearty local foods. A strong smell of boiling wort throughout. I met the brewer and we discussed yeast and hops. The two main beers, light and dark, are very good. The "33" seems under attenuated, very sweet and not as strong as they suggest. Would be a great place if you can find it.
07-17-2009 06:38:15 |
More by david18
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Minipivovar U Medvídků in Prague, Czech Republic