Just off the bustling and pub plentiful Náměstí Míru square is 20 Pip Craft Beer Bar. Stylish, modern, and decorated with kitschy beer paintings and cozy colors, 20 Pip offers guests the best of Czech microbrews in a charming environment.
20 Pip actually has 21 taps, one being home to Magnetic Apples Original Cider. The tap list is a good one. Most all of the major Czech microbreweries can be found there, including upcoming breweries that are new to the market. With a focus on ales and seasonal brews, what’s on tap changes as thirsty drinkers empty one keg after another. Our curious palates enjoyed the opportunity to try some unique beer styles from new microbreweries. At the time of our visit, there was a lovely 12° ale ‘Mosaic’ from Zichovec on tap, which was excellent.
From the street, this narrow pub looks as if it’s just a sliver of a building. But once inside, you see that 20 Pip towers above you, with one immensely high ceilinged room opening into another story of beautiful pub space. Painted with cheery colors, the wooden tables, chairs, and high bar stools give this pub a classier feel than what you might normally find in Prague. It’s a welcome drinking environment compared to the carpenter’s paradise of Zlý Časy and the sterile minimal light bulbs of Beer Geek. 20 Pip feels like a pub that could belong in such metropolitan centers as London or New York.
Service is functional and speedy, with an occasional smile. However the staff during our visit weren’t particularly knowledgable about their beers.
Prices are steep, but that’s the trend in all of Prague’s multi-tap pubs. On the plus side, a lager is always on tap and is affordably priced. Patrons of this bar are of all ages, but it seems to appeal more to the middle aged beer enthusiasts.
Located on the beginning of Slezská street where it joins Náměstí Míru, take the metro A or trams 4, 10, 16, or 22 to Náměstí Míru and you’ll find 20 Pip just behind the church.
|Multi-tap bar/Rotating taps