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Beer Gardens

Published on July 04th, 2013 in Dining & Drinking

* This review was taken from the new edition of Prague: ARTĚL Style that was published on May 28, 2013.  

 

 

Beer gardens are a longstanding part of Czech culture – but not in the same way as in Germany:

 

You won’t find any lederhosen or oompah bands here, but what you will find are very pleasant, relaxing scenes where groups of (mostly young) locals come – often with their dogs – to hang out, drink beer, eat grilled sausages, and enjoy the great outdoors. Two of the best beer gardens in town are in Letenské sady up on Letná Hill and in Riegerovy sady in the Vinohrady neighborhood – both of which are slightly outside the center of downtown, but worth making the trek. These parks are perfectly safe at night; just use your head.

 

Letná Park

 

 

Visit in the daytime to catch the amazing view of the river, bridges, and spires of the city. People will be spilling over from the picnic tables onto nearby grassy lawns, hanging out and drinking beer every day (and evening) of the week when the weather is nice. Just behind the beer garden is a slightly fancier place (meaning glass glasses), where you can get a real meal – I’m particularly fond of the grilled chicken, corn on the cob, and potatoes. Yum!

 

note: Letná Park is huge! To find the beer garden, enter the park from the National Technical Museum and the beer garden will soon be visible on your left.

 

Letná Park

Letenské sady, Prague 7, Holešovice

hours Daily: 11:00–23:00 (May–Sept) 

 

Riegrovy sady

 

 

 

This park also has a nice sweeping view of the city, but not from the beer garden. It’s just a low-key spot where you can grab a nice juicy klobása sausage, a cold beer and a game of foosball against the locals. Complete with a big screen projector, it’s also a cool place to be during televised sports games. Bring your dog along and you’ll fit right in.

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note: The beer garden is found in the northeast corner of the park.

 

Riegrovy sady

Riegrovy sady 28, Prague 2, Vinohrady

www.restauraceriegrovysady.cz

tel 222 717 247

hours Daily: 12:00–24:00 (Apr–Oct)

metro Jiřího z Poděbrad

tram 11 to Vinohradská tržnice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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