Pub Review

Klášterní Šenk

   
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Located within the medieval monastery Břevnovský Klašter, Klášterní Šenk is a traditional Czech pub with one of Prague’s finest microbreweries on tap- Břevnovský Klašter Pivovar sv. Vojtěcha. Serving Břevnovský Benedict tmavý ležák (dark lager) and Imperial Pilsner, this stone walled, rustic pub is one of the best new places in Prague for an extraordinary beer and Czech cuisine.

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Břevnovský Klašter Pivovar sv. Vojtěcha is located just behind Klášterní Šenk. Newly renovated in 2011, this brewery has a rich history. Home to the oldest brewery in the Czech Republic, documents date this Benedictine brewery back to the year 933. Adding a contemporary spin on traditional Czech beers, Benedict Pivovar is impressive for its consistently high quality beers.

After you’ve walked through the main gate, you’ll notice Klášterní Šenk on your right. The interior is reflective of the rich history surrounding this monastery- high ceilings, stone walls, wooden beams and tables, plus a working fire-place give this large room a simple, historic coziness. With 6 beers on tap, many a beer drinker’s palate can be satisfied. Always on tap, Benedict’s 20° Imperial Pilsner and 11° dark lager prove to be the best beers, but they also serve Klaster 11° light lager, Vít 12° unfiltered wheat beer, Lobkowicz 12° premium, and Platan non-alcoholic.

Conducive to beer drinking and putting some meat on your bones, this menu of hearty Czech cuisine includes meats like duck, roasted rabbit, ostrich, with a variety of sauces and sides. Tender and meaty, the ribs here are impressive, served with horseradish and mustard. The starters are particularly tasty, including some more unusual items like ostrich liver, while keeping to the traditional things like pork scratchings with fat and onions to beef tartar.

Klášterní Šenk is part of a monastery surrounded by a green, pleasant park, which often hosts fairs and festivals. Service is friendly, English easily spoken, and prices are fair when considering the quality. This pub fills up quickly, so reservations are suggested. Located just behind the restaurant is Břevnovský Klašter Pivovar, and right inside this building is a shop which sells more of Benedict’s top notch brew. Take tram 22 to the stop Břevnovský Klašter, and you’ll find Klášterní Šenk located within the monastery

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Beers on Tap

Beer name Strength Brewery Style
Benedict Imperial Pilsner 20° Břevnovský Klašter Lager
Benedict Tmavý Ležák 11° Břevnovský Klašter Lager
Chlumecky Vit 12° Vysoký Chlumec Wheat Beer
Lobkowicz Premium 12° Lobkowicz Lager
Klášter Světlý Ležák 11° Klášter Lager
Platan Nealko N/A Pivovar Protivín N/A
These are some of the different beers that Klášterní Šenk had on tap on our visit.

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