Pub Review

Bad Jeff’s BBQ Refined BBQ and Bernard Beer

   
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While burgers, perhaps the most quintessential American item of cuisine, have invaded Prague eateries with much success, BBQ has remained an under-appreciated genre of food that few in Prague do well. Jeff Cohen, a veteran chef of Prague’s up scale restaurants, has opened his own brand of American BBQ with classic Czech lagers on tap.

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The house beer, Bernard’s 12° unfiltered lager is the perfect companion to BBQ. The bottle selection includes Bernard’s amber and dark lagers, plus Bernard’s speciality beers, such as their ale (which we really enjoy) and celebration lager.

Bad Jeff’s got all the BBQ bases covered- tender ribs, chicken wings, and meaty burgers. Written on a large blackboard overlooking the dining room, the menu has a unique variety, adding a gourmet touch to American classics with dishes such as truffle macaroni and cheese and blackened shrimp on top of jalapeño and white cheese grits. There’s a selection of salads as well, and the side dishes are delicious. A nice balance between heat and sour, the chicken wings are coated in a tangy vinegar based sauce.

The ribs are the real deal; tender, falling of the bone and generously coated in a smokey sweet BBQ sauce. On the more traditional side of the burger realm, we found Bad Jeff’s to be one of the best burgers in Prague. The beef has a smokey char grilled taste, is cooked to a pink medium rare, topped with cheddar and fresh veggies on a classic bun.

Service is extremely friendly and helpful. If you’re not sure what to choose, a tasting menu covers all the classic BBQ. Even though this is a spacious restaurant, tables do fill up, so a reservation is a safe bet.

Located on Americká street in Vinohrady, the closest metro and tram stop is Náměstí Míru. Take the metro line A (green) or trams 10, 16, 4, or 22.

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Beers on Tap

Beer name Strength Brewery Style
Bernard Světlý Ležák 12° 12° Bernard Lager
Zemské Pivo 10° 10° Zemský Pivovar Lager
These are some of the different beers that Bad Jeff’s BBQ had on tap on our visit.

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