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“One of the last beer pubs from the old times” 4 of 5 stars
Review of U Cerneho vola

U Cerneho vola
Loretanske namesti 1, Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
220 513 481
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Ranked #696 of 4,249 Restaurants in Prague
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Czech
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Praha 1
Prague, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“One of the last beer pubs from the old times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

If you are looking for the real beer drinking tradition of Czechia, pub U Cerneho vola (Black Ox Pub) is one of the few places to go. Do not expect any nice interior, no perfect tables, seats or toilets. They are all ugly. But they look and feel the same they did twenty three years ago when Czech beer was still unspoiled by globalisation and mass production and when pubs were full of badly dressed, badly looking, smoking beer drinkers who made their load of 15 or more pints before leaving home for some sleep... They sell Velkopopovicky Kozel on tap which is quite OK.

Visited December 2011
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A touch of local colour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Don't expect anything fancy here, this is a local bar for locals. However, the beer was very good and the food was simple but well prepared and tasty, it was also very reasonably priced.

Visited October 2012
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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“Kafkaesque Prague”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is a new discovery for in Prague though I've been here years. It truly captures the mysterious Prague vibe that only comes from stories passed down and traditions being stubbornly held onto. It is the Czech food with splashes of local brew strewn everywhere. When you're done drinking and filling up on fried edam cheese, you stumble out into the most beautiful view of the city. And you won't be broke when you leave. Go with a friend.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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“nice front building but dirty and bad smelly smoky place”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Near by Prague Castle a rather cheap place to drink smoke and eat.
Place is hold by two boorish guys.
It is not really a restaurant but they serve food to go with beers.
Food is as simple as a typical synthetic sausage with soft mustard, thank can serve also quick cooked ham with two eggs.
Regarding food: pass your way!

Beer is cheap but tables are dirty, old, used and as it is allowed to smoke in public place, the area smells bad even cold or fresh smoking.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Great traditional drinking hole”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I stumbled upon this old pub after visiting Prague castle; it is a traditional drinking place that also serves snacks. Although there was a segregation of tourists and locals with the locals having a reserved table the pub had a great atmosphere so much so that it would be easy to spend an extended time drinking beer, especially as the beer tasted so good. The service was initially surly however after a few drinks it was good humoured and pleasant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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