If you don’t find a seat at first glance inside this massive Czech pub, keep looking – every area serves a separate function. The Lawrence Kitchen offers quick, affordable meals (largely to locals) in the 40-seat dining room. Also on the ground floor, the Lower House boasts an unchanged atmosphere from its days frequented by politicians and pub goers for over a century. The Upper House holds additional seating and private events spaces for large groups. The ideal summer spot is in the shade of the narrow Gothic Summer Garden squeezed into the interior courtyard. Of course, you could order something other than beer, but a fresh glass of Pilsner is likely to grace almost every table in the place.
Time Out tip: Make a reservation to (hopefully) guarantee the area of the pub you want to experience – with 100+ years of word-of-mouth marketing, these seats fill up quickly.
Frantiskanska Zahrada: For a peaceful stroll among roses and sculptures
U Zlateho Tygra: For an informed comparison of the historical pub scene
Meat and Greet: For burgers and sweet potato fries with all the dipping sauces