May 17 marks another wave of lifting COVID-19 restrictions in the Czech Republic. Starting today, people will be able to work out in gyms or attend outdoor cultural events.
Catering establishments will be allowed to provide their services on terraces, albeit under rigid conditions. Only four people will be allowed to sit at a table, so long as they are not members of the same household.
Furthermore, one of the following documents will be required upon entering: a negative test, confirmation of vaccination, or an affidavit stating that the person concerned has been tested negative at work or school.
After all the formalities are settled, you can discover a world of Czech cuisine and beer! Here are seven establishments in the capital perfect for having a glass of beer or grabbing a bite:
The establishment in the heart of Žižkov boasts a pleasant and well-kept garden. Guests can sit under the roof, where they can admire ornamental grass, trees and a pond.
- Address: Biskupcova 19, Prague 3
- Price: 41-49 CZK for a beer
- Opening hours: Monday–Thursday 11:00 – 22:00, Saturday–Friday 12:00 – 20:00
The restaurant on the roof of Kotva department store, T-Anker offers its customers a stunning view of the capital, a variety of dishes and twelve kinds of beer, including restaurant’s own lager.
Address: Náměstí Republiky 656/8, Prague 1
- Price: 55-95 CZK for a beer
- Opening hours: Monday–Sunday 11:00 – 20:00
The largest outdoor seating area in Prague, Žižkov BeerGarden not only caters to guests, but also invites them to watch football or hockey matches as well as partake in sport activities, such as foosball, pétanque, or beach volleyball.
- Address: Koněvova 1686/112, Prague 3
- Price: 38-45 CZK for a beer
- Opening hours: Monday–Sunday 14:00 – 22:00
Restaurant Pod Juliskou is located near the stadium of the same name. It has a spacious summer garden and a well-equipped playground for kids. Visitors can choose from six kinds of draft beers, one of which is renowned Gambrinus Premium.
- Address: Podbabská 1589/ 1, Prague 6
- Price: 37-52 CZK for a beer
- Opening hours: Monday–Friday 11:00 – 20:00, Saturday 11:30 – 15:00
Kafé Kaple is a quiet place right in the city centre. It provides customers with chilled Pilsen beer, good coffee, and a selection of fine wines. Medieval atmosphere and secluded location make it a perfect choice for small celebrations and private events.
- Address: Na Zbořenci 10, Prague 2
- Price: 45-49 CZK for a beer
- Opening hours: Monday–Friday 14:00 – 20:00
If the weather favours you, in Podolka you will feel almost like by the sea since the restaurant is located right next to the Vltava river. Local team has prepared several innovations for Monday’s reopening, such as a new menu and brand-new desserts.
- Address: Podolské nábřeží – Přístav 1, Prague 4
- Price: around 250 CZK for the main course
- Opening hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11:30 – 23:00, Sunday–Monday 11:30 – 22:00
U Pinkasů is a legendary Prague pub. It was almost impossible to get there prior to the pandemic because of huge influxes of tourists, but now the experience should be completely different. The pub serves classic Czech cuisine and top-quality beer.
- Address: Jungmannovo náměstí 15/16, Prague 1
- Price: 55 CZK for a beer
- Opening hours: Monday–Sunday 10:00 – 22:00
Located not far from the banks of the Vltava in the trendy Karlín neighborhood, this establishment looks to reinvigorate the Beer Garden experience in Prague.
Run by the Hilton, Beer Garden Karlín officially reopened on May 17, with a special offer for the opening week: get any large beer on tap for the price of a small one!
Beer Garden Karlín has six beers on tap including familiar 10- and 11-degree options and more specialized beers like a wheat beer.
- Address: Pobřežní 1, 186 00 Karlín
- Price: 25-40 CZK for a beer
- Opening hours: Monday–Sunday 16:00 – 22:00