Outside of the city’s centre, a few blocks south from the unforgettable and bizarre Zizkov Tower, you’ll find Vinohradsky Pivovar. It’s a venerable local institution that’s been creating local booze since 1893 (although technically only a part of the brewing process occurs on this site these days). Three great reasons to visit right off the bat: hearty, casual food that is a definite cut above other, similar institutions in the city; a wicked atmosphere that feels genuinely young and buzzy; brilliant al fresco drinking outside in the summer (facilitated by handy shelves outside the premises).
The deer and dumplings, covered in bread sauce and cranberries was an absolutely stand-out dish. Don’t sleep on the appetisers though. The homemade venison meatloaf and also the soft sausages with tomatoes and peppers are exactly what you want from a boozy dinner. This stuff is as rich and tasty as you’d expect but nowhere not, somehow, too heavy. Obviously, the beer menu here is absolutely on point, with the full range of the brewery’s output on offer. We opted for the sour Seaman Gose, which complimented the food perfectly.
Time Out tip: The venue also has fairly regular events, including dance nights, hosted on the basement floor. Check the website for the latest listings.
Le Caveau: A local French café with artisinal pastries and high-quality coffee.
Riegrovy sady: This park is a great place to lounge about on the grass or take in some live sports in the beer garden.
Beer Geek: A trendy craft beer pub and international clientele.