Located in Jizni Mesto (South Town), amongst a sea of ‘panelaky’ (block housing), is Jihometsky Pivovar, a beacon for all thirsty beer enthusiasts. This is a large, newly renovated beer hall- it’s got a spacious interior, and a fun pub atmosphere. The guests of Jihometsky Pivovar vary in all shapes and sizes, but are mostly local, young to middle-aged Czechs.
They have at least 4 beers on tap, all of them are unfiltered and unpasterized. Their most famous, and our favorite is Jihometsan 11° polo lezak (amber lager). They also have a svetly lezak (light) 12° and tmavy (dark) 14°, and a weissbeer (wheat beer). At the time of our visit, we also noticed 2 more special beers on tap.
To go along with your beer, Jihometsky Pivovar has a fantastic menu of traditional Czech food with a contemporary twist. Portions are rather large, and everything we saw during our visit looked delicious. We tried ‘candat’ (zander, something like pike-perch) and ‘veprovy panenka’ (pork tenderloin) with romadur cheese and bacon, which were great. If you’re a fish fan, and not enthusiastic about carp, the zander here is really great. Prices range from 150-200 czk on average for a meal, and considering the size and quality, it’s quite a good deal. Service is friendly.
We recommend making reservations before venturing all the way to Haje- this place is extremely popular and there aren’t any places this nice in the neighborhood. Check out their website too- they have special events, and djs and bands playing occasionally. You can also see on their website their lunch menu, and which new beers they have on tap. Take the red (C) line to the last stop Haje. Walk in the direction of ‘Modry Skola’ street about 5 minutes.
|Jihoměstský Pivovar Světlý Ležák||12°||Jihoměstský Pivovar||Lager|
|Jihoměstský Pivovar Tmavý Speciál||14°||Jihoměstský Pivovar||Lager|
|Jihoměstský Polotmavý Ležák||11°||Jihoměstský Pivovar||Lager|