A warm and hearty welcome to the enchanting city of Prague, where history, culture, and the love of beer intertwine to create a unique and unforgettable experience. Nestled within this picturesque setting are Prague’s beer gardens that capture the essence of Czech beer culture and offer a perfect blend of relaxation and social camaraderie. Visiting a beer garden is considered one of the best things to do in Prague.
Prague's beer gardens are more than just places to enjoy a refreshing brew – they're extensions of the city's vibrant atmosphere and a testament to its rich heritage. From the tranquil havens set amidst lush parks to the bustling waterfront hangouts, these beer gardens cater to a diverse range of preferences and moods.
Imagine sipping on a glass of meticulously crafted Czech beer, surrounded by the iconic architecture that Prague is renowned for. Envision sharing stories and laughter with friends, both old and new, as you bask in the sunshine or enjoy the soft glow of twilight. Each beer garden offers a distinct character, whether it's the panoramic views of historic landmarks, the melodies of live music, or the simplicity of enjoying the outdoors.
As you embark on your beer garden journey through Prague, you'll discover more than just a drink – you'll immerse yourself in the heart of Czech culture. Whether you're savoring traditional dishes alongside your beer or engaging in conversations with locals and fellow travelers, you're partaking in a centuries-old tradition that connects people over the love of beer and shared moments.
So, whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat amidst nature, a vibrant gathering spot with a view, or a historic setting that transports you back in time, Prague's beer gardens await your presence. Each garden has its own story to tell, its own flavors to offer, and its own memories to create. Get ready to raise your glass, make new friends, and embark on a journey through Prague's beer garden scene that's as rich and diverse as the city itself. Cheers to the experience that awaits you in Prague's beloved beer gardens!
5 Large Beer Gardens in Prague
1. Letna Beer Garden
Letna Beer Garden is a beloved outdoor destination in Prague, offering a wonderful blend of refreshing beverages, stunning views, and a relaxing atmosphere.
Perched atop Letná Hill, Letná Beer Garden provides panoramic views of Prague's historic cityscape, including iconic landmarks such as Prague Castle, the Vltava River, and the Charles Bridge. The elevated location offers a captivating backdrop to your beer garden experience.
The beer garden is situated within Letná Park, one of Prague's largest and most popular green spaces. The park's vast lawns, shady pathways, and art installations create a serene ambiance, making it a perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely afternoon or evening.
The garden's open-air seating arrangement consists of communal picnic tables and benches. It can seat over 1,000 people.
- Opening Hours: 11 am to 11 pm daily
- Neighborhood: Letna
- Nearest Tram Stop: Letenské náměstí
2. Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden
Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden is a prominent and vibrant destination in Prague, known for its expansive outdoor space, diverse beer selection, and energetic atmosphere. Nestled in the picturesque Vinohrady district, Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden is located within Riegrovy Sady Park. This park is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, boasting green lawns, walking paths, and a serene ambiance.
The beer garden features an extensive outdoor seating area, including long communal tables and benches. There’s sitting for approx 1,200 people.
A distinctive feature of Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden is its large outdoor screen that broadcasts major sports events. This adds an exciting dimension to the experience, attracting sports enthusiasts who can enjoy their favorite matches in a lively atmosphere.
While the garden does have its sports-focused area, there are also family-friendly zones and quieter sections for those seeking a more relaxed setting. Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden caters to a diverse crowd, making it an inclusive social hub.
- Opening Hours: 10 am to 11 pm Daily
- Neighborhood: Vinohrady
- Nearest Metro Stop: Jiřího z Poděbrad (JZP)
- Website: parkriegrovysady.cz
3. Naplavka Beer Garden
The Naplavka Beer Garden (Loděteria) is a delightful and lively spot located along the Vltava River in Prague. With its scenic riverside setting and vibrant atmosphere, it offers a unique experience for beer enthusiasts and those looking to soak in the city's energetic vibe.
Situated on the embankment of the Vltava River, the Naplavka area is known for its bustling markets, cultural events, and a diverse range of dining and entertainment options. The beer garden adds to this dynamic atmosphere by providing a space where locals and visitors alike can come together to enjoy the outdoors, great beer, and social interaction.
- Opening Hours: 2 pm to 12 midnight Sun to Fri, Closed Saturdays
- Neighborhood: Nové Město
- Nearest Metro Stop: Karlovo náměstí
- Website: pivnicepetra.cz
4. Parukarka Beer Garden
Parukářka Beer Garden (Hospůdka Parukářka) is a hidden gem nestled in the Zizkov district of Prague, offering a tranquil escape, local Czech beers, and a relaxed atmosphere. This beer garden is a favorite among locals, offering an authentic experience away from the tourist crowds.
Situated atop Parukářka Hill, this beer garden provides a serene and elevated setting within Parukářka Park. The park itself offers a lush green oasis, providing a welcome retreat from the urban bustle. Although Parukářka Beer Garden is a bit off the beaten path, it's easily accessible by tram.
From Parukářka Beer Garden, you can enjoy scenic views of Prague's rooftops, landmarks, and the surrounding nature. This elevated vantage point offers a unique perspective on the city.
- Opening Hours: 2 pm to 10 pm Daily
- Neighborhood: Zizkov
- Nearest Tram Stop: Olšanská
5. Beer Garden Karlin
Beer Garden Karlin offers a more upscale beer garden experience in the center of Prague. Situated with a breathtaking view of the majestic Vltava River and the iconic Prague Castle, the beer garden offers a peaceful setting.
Beer Garden Karlin offers a diverse menu of excellent food and of course many types of beer. Their food menu has everything from Mexican dishes to classic Czech favorites. This beer garden is a place for everyone, including families. They have a dedicated kids’ area where children can play while parents unwind.
- Address: Pobřežní 1, 186 00 Karlín
- Opening Hours: 4 to 12 Midnight Mon to Thurs, 3 am to 12 Midnight Fri to Sun
- Neighborhood: Karlín
- Nearest Metro Stop: Florence
- Website: beergardenkarlin.cz
5 Smaller Beer Gardens in Prague
These are typically much smaller beer gardens that are outside or in the courtyard of a restaurant or bar. These normally are open from the beginning of May to the end of September.
6. Strahov Monastery Beer Garden
The Strahov Monastery (Klášterní Pivovar Strahov) complex, not far from Prague Castle, has a brewery with a distinct atmosphere, which offers its own beer on-site, as well as a distinctive environment and superb Czech food. Its history may be traced back to approximately 1400 AD.
The brewery was only recently renovated as part of a large and complex refurbishment of the entire structure. The former carriage hall was converted into a microbrewery with a capacity of 1000 hl per year in May 2001. On the feast of St. Norbert, the patron saint of the Premonstratensian monastery, the first batch of beer was produced in June of the same year.
Strahov Monastery Brewery includes a beer hall with its own copper brew kettles and the two-story St. Norbert restaurant. During the summer months, the brewery's courtyard beer garden is open to the public.
- Address: Strahovské nádvoří 301, 118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany
- Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm daily
- Neighbourhood: Castle Distinct
- Nearest Tram Stop: Pohorelec
- Website: klasterni-pivovar.cz
7. Pivovar Narodni
Pivovar Národní is a microbrewery bar/restaurant in the center of Prague, right beside the National Theatre. It consists of a large bar/restaurant. They have a 100-seat Beer Garden in a courtyard at the back of the restaurant. The beer garden also has a children’s play corner. It serves 3 micro-brews Czech Lion 11° Pilsner .4L – 52 Kc, Czech Lion 11° Unfiltered Lager .4L – 52 Kc, and Czech Lion 13° semi-dark special .4L – 56 Kc. I also recommend their tasting set where you can taste all 3 beers plus whatever special drought beer they have. This costs 120 Kc. These are very reasonable prices considering that this restaurant is bang in the center. Pivovar Narodni also happens to be one of the best bars in Prague.
- Address: Národní 8, 110 00, Prague 1.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11 am to 11.30 pm
- Neighbourhood: Nové Město (New Town)
- Nearest Metro Stop: Narodni trida
- Website: pivovarnarodni.cz
8. Kavarna Liberal
The interior of Kavarna Liberal is reminiscent of a Parisian Cafe from the 1920s. They have no English menu but any of the waitresses and they will translate it for you. All the staff have very good English.
In the square outside the bar, there is outdoor seating for approx 30 people. This is open only in the summer. But at the side of the bar, there is sitting for another 30 people and this area is open all year round. Here a large Uneticke beer (large) will only set you back 42 Kc. Kavarna Liberal is one of the best cheap restaurants in Prague.
- Address: Heřmanova 6, 170 00 Prague 7.
- Opening Hours: 8 am to 12 Midnight Mon to Fri, 10 am to 12 Midnight Sat & Sun
- Neighbourhood: Holešovice
- Nearest Metro Stop: Vltava
- Website: facebook.com/kavarnaliberal
9. Lya Beer Café
Lya Beer Café is situated on Krymská street which is literally lined with bars and cafes. Technically this bar is in Vršovice but it’s actually on the border with Vinohrady. The bar has many different craft beers of varying strengths which you can enjoy in their courtyard beer garden.
- Address: Krymská 39, 101 00 Praha 10-Vršovice
- Opening Hours: 8 am to 12 Midnight Mon to Fri, 10 am to 12 Midnight Sat & Sun
- Neighbourhood: Vršovice
- Nearest Metro Stop: Namesti Muri
- Website: lyabeercafe.cz
10. Pivovar Marina Beer Garden
Marina Brewery continued the tradition of brewing Holešovice beer. A copper kettle with a capacity of 2000 liters is located right above the bar. The other technology can also be seen by ordinary visitors, it is located in the basement, the glass wall of which is part of the entrance hall. They have a big beautiful garden outside with wooden tables for pleasant summer evenings along the banks of the Vltava.
- Address: Jankovcova 1059, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice
- Opening Hours: 11 am to 12 Midnight Sun to Fri, 10 am to 12 Midnight Sat
- Neighbourhood: Holešovice
- Nearest Tram Stop: U Průhonu
- Website: pivovarmarina.cz
Final Thoughts on the Best Beer Gardens in Prague
Prague's beer gardens blend tradition, history, and connection. From Letná's panoramic views to Parukářka's tranquillity, each offers a unique charm. Riegrovy Sady's energy and Strahov Monastery's history add to the diversity. Amid laughter and conversation, Czech beers unite people from all walks of life. As you raise your glass, remember: Prague's beer gardens are more than drinks; they're gateways to unforgettable moments. Na zdraví! (Cheers in Czech)
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