Pub Review

U Fleků

Part of Prague’s magic history lies firmly with places like U Fleků, whose roots go back to the year 1499, when the brewery was first documented. Over 500 years old, U Fleků is still today a hand-made operation.

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As you might know, U Fleků’s famous dark lager can only be drunk in their pub. Using traditional methods and quality Czech products, their special 13° dark lager’s entire brewing process lasts 40 days, from the beginning to your glass.

U Fleků is the Czech Republic’s largest restaurant, with seating for 1200 people. With numerous beer halls, decorated with gothic motifs, furniture, and low hazy light, it’s impossible to not get a feel for the history of medieval Prague. Underneath the shade of chestnut trees, is a pleasant summer garden with space for 400 people. Making a reservation isn’t a bad idea- U Fleků is always on the list for tourist groups, so many of the halls are booked in advance.

To go along with the special dark lager, they serve a variety of traditional Czech classics, such as Flekovský guláš, svíčková (beef in a creamy sauce), one half of a baked chicken or duck, and uzená krkovička (smoked pork neck). For those with a terrific appetite, they have ‘Flekovská bašta’ which is duck, pork meat, sausages, and dumplings, or pečené koleno, a baked pork knee. If a snack is all you need, they have typical Czech beer snacks like nakládaný hermelín (pickled camembert cheese), pivní sýr (beer cheese) or number of other hot or cold snacks. Prices are aren’t cheap, but normal for a historical brewery in the center. 

Today, U Fleků’s clientele have changed since their pre-revolution days. Now, mosts guests are tourists, and quite often larger tour groups visit U Fleků since this brewery is famous the world over. But, no doubt every Czech knows this famous brewery and lager. Service is sometimes a bit brisk- but undoubtably quick, and professional.

Located in the center of Prague on Křemencova, you can take any metro or tram to Narodni Trida or Mustek, and U Fleků is within a short walk.

Book the U Fleku brewery tour including a classic Czech lunch.

See also our U Fleků brewery review.

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Beers on Tap

Beer name Strength Brewery Style
Flekovský ležák 13° U Fleků Lager
These are some of the different beers that U Fleků had on tap on our visit.

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