Like Belgium, the Czech Republic's love affair with beer has become synonymous with local culture. Náměstí Míru is now home to Prague's newest and largest establishment serving cuisine à la bière, with a solid selection of Belgian ales and lagers.
High, ornately decorated ceilings, a dark wood finish and an elaborate, spacious bar give Bruxx a definitively Parisian feel. Specializing in cuisine à la bière, Bruxx’s menu of Belgian classics include oysters, mussels, and of course pommes frittes. Nine Belgian beers are on tap, ranging from the classic pils Stella to Kasteel Rouge to Augustijn Blond. For those who prefer a taste of the local land, one guest tap is reserved for Czech microbreweries.
In its first half year of opening, Bruxx was at the heart of much culinary discussion among Prague food blogs, and within the initial 2 weeks of opening, we decided to give it a try. It’s never fair to judge a restaurant within its first week, but as we left, we were simply baffled with our experience. Gritty mussels and improperly served ales, left one shocked that such an absolutely gorgeous place could get the most important basics wrong. But good mussels and Belgian beer are always enticing, and after favorable words from friends, we decided to give it another try, and we weren’t regretful in the least.
The variety of on tap beers is certainly notable, and fairly priced. It’s quite remarkable in some way, that such a thirsty city as Prague hasn’t had until now such a grande version of Belgian beer and cuisine. The bottle selection is impressive, and includes a few larger pricier reserve ales. On the first visit, the guest tap was an ale from Matuška, and on our subsequent visits, we’ve seen lagers from Conrad and Kácov. The beers on tap are fresh and properly poured.
As for their menu, it comprehensively covers most popular elements of Belgian cuisine. There are 4 preparations of mussels, and 3 types of oysters are either served on the half shell or au gratin Kilpatrick. The fries are especially buttery, served alongside homemade mayonnaise. The entrecôte de boeuf was cooked perfectly to a nice juicy medium rare.
An army of staff calmly march about, delivering dishes with speed. You’ll always get a smile, sometimes perhaps not the most genuine, but the staff is actively concerned that you’ll have a good time.
In nice weather, tables line their side walk, just beside the Náměstí Míru metro exit. But the interior is so pleasant, that the bustle and dust of the sidewalk seem rather off-putting. For little ones, there’s a nice play corner to occupy their time while you dine.
Located on the Korunní corner of Náměstí Míru, Bruxx is just beside Vinohradský Parlament. Take the A metro to Náměstí Míru, and Bruxx is just above.
|Stella Artios||5.2%||Stella Artios||Lager|
|La Trappe Witte Trappist||5.5%||De Koningshoeven||Wheat Beer|
|Hoegaarden Rose||4.5%||Hoegaarden||Wheat Beer|
|Hoegaarden Wit-Blanche||4.9%||Hoegaarden||Wheat Beer|
|Mort Subite Xtreme Kriek||4.3%||Mort Subite||Wheat Beer|
|Kasteel Rouge||8.0%||Van Honsebrouck||Fruit Beer|
|Augustijn Blond||8.0%||Van Steenberge||Ale|