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U Medvídků Restaurant and Brewery

The U Medvídků restaurant, patronized by generations of Prague natives and foreign visitors because of its renowned Czech cuisine and excellent Budvar, is one of the largest and oldest beerhalls in Prague. The house is named after its owner Jan Medvídek (‘John Littlebear’) who founded the brewery here in 1466.

U Medvídků Restaurant and Brewery, Na Perštýně 7, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00
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tel.: +420224211916

Opening hours

January – December

11.00 – 23.00
11.00 – 23.00
11.00 – 23.00
11.00 – 23.00
11.00 – 23.00
11.30 – 23.00
11.30 – 22.00

It is worth noting that composer Antonín Dvořák brought a visiting P.I. Tchaikovsky here in 1888, with the latter noting in his diary afterwards: “These Czechs, how immensely likeable they are!”.

The microbrewery itself, unique in its use of medieval technologies, brews unfiltered beers made from purely natural ingredients, fermenting in wooden barrels. Speciál XBEER 33° dark lager is the strongest beer in the Czech Republic, in terms of its ABV (alcohol by volume.)

The restaurant offers traditional Czech cuisine made from domestic ingredients, but also beer specialties, such as beer onion soup, beer goulash and beer ice cream. You can listen or dance to the folk band which plays there regularly.

Beers on offer: Budweiser Budvar 12° light and dark, Budvar 12° ‘krausend lager’, Specials: Oldgott 13°, "1466" – 14°, XBEER – 33° dark

A 3* hotel has opened next to the restaurant, featuring historic bedchambers.

Beer & Folklore Show U Medvídků
Beer & Folklore Show is traditional old Prague folklore with old Prague songs, Old Prague dance, audience interaction and competition, starring beer, excellent four-man band, male and female singer and two beautiful dancers. Enjoy excellent show and beer degustation menu consisting of 4 different beers!

  • every Saturday
  • dinner starts at 19.30
  • show starts at ca. 20.00
  • the show takes ca. 75 minutes
  • book here

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Object history

When new industrial breweries entered the market, the U Medvídků brewery stopped production and was rebuilt as one of Prague's largest beerhalls, in which the first tingle-tangle cabaret played at the beginning of the 20th century.

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