Lokál’s menu offers guests a chance to try Czech cuisine at its best. The dršková is lovely; the strong, rich broth thickly coats your spoon, hiding tender slivers of tripe. Slow-cooked to the point of falling of the bone, their duck with cabbage and apples tastes like something that might come from your imaginary Czech grandma’s kitchen. Braised beef cheeks are alway a classic, and our favorite beer snack, smoked beef tongue perfectly compliments Pilsner’s Saaz bitterness. Lokál’s menu changes daily, but the classic Czech favorites are always available.
Of course, the Pilsner here is the same high quality, golden lager famously on tap in all Lokál locations. There’s a spacious upstairs, which includes a smoking and non-smoking room. The basement includes a few dining rooms, and behind glass, you can see the tanks from which the beer is directly pumped upstairs to the tap.
A few large tables line the sidewalk, plus the usual spots for those serious standing folk. In nice weather, the stone wall across the street becomes a bench overflowing with thirsty park goers, their dogs and baby carriages, all the while sipping their lager. Remarkably, the staff even services this make shift garden (how lucky are we in Prague?).
Reservations anytime are always a good idea for this popular pub. Service is professional and pleasant. Located on Nad Královskou Street, the closest trams stop is Letenské Náměstí or Sparta.
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