About Vinohrady: One of Prague’s richest Art Nouveau neighborhoods, Vinohrady, or The Vineyards, boasts tree-lined streets that are both eye-catchingly beautiful and house some spectacular cafés, eateries, and pubs. The former municipal brewery on Korunní street recently...
One of Prague’s richest Art Nouveau neighborhoods, Vinohrady, or The Vineyards, boasts tree-lined streets that are both eye-catchingly beautiful and house some spectacular cafés, eateries, and pubs. The former municipal brewery on Korunní street recently re-established itself as Vinohradský Pivovar, a strong contender in the food/beer scene. The square at Jiřího z Poděbrad comes alive with one of the city’s best farmers’ markets every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, full of fresh flowers, produce, food and some rather nice beer and wine.
Just there off the square is BeerGeek Bar, possibly the best modern multi-tap bar with a large international selection. Just around the corner, on Slavíkova street, is the best Vietnamese bistro (so far) Tuan & Lan, and their daughter project, a fusion Viet-Czech café. Just north from here you’ll find BeerGeek Pivoteka (bottleshop) with a stunning array of beers from Czech and around the world and a couple taps. Possibly one of the best things to do is get a beer or two here (bottle or draught) and take it to Riegrovy Sady (Rieger’s orchards) park for a relaxing amble and beautiful views.
South down the hill from the park is Dno Pytle, a Bavarian-Franconian-Czech pub with great beers on tap, a small stock of bottles and, the cherry on top, the occasional gravity cask of lager. Dish on Římská makes our favorite burger (and supposedly some of the best burgers in Europe!) and has Únětické beer on tap, but if you’re wanting something sweet then head next door to Momoichi Café for Japanese-inspired bakes and a special sakura beer, high-quality saké, natural local wines, or some very tasty cocktails.
Right there on Náměstí Míru (Peace Square) there is a fantastic homemade ice cream stand, Vanille. Meanwhile, Kavárna Pražírna is a simply wonderful coffee roaster and cultural space with some of the best lagers around and homemade bread, while here make sure to try the marinated cheese! If the weather’s nice, stroll over to Havlíčkovy Sady (Havlíček’s Orchards) for our favorite park, complete with a mini-winery (and vines that are still producing) that serves you a wine to take into the park and sip while sitting among the still-producing vines with views of the Nusle Valley below. If that’s not enough, the park also has a beautiful Villa, a grotto, loads of red squirrels (it’s important, okay!) as well as a café, a gazebo, and playgrounds.