Návštěvnické centrum Staropramen

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Návštěvnické centrum Staropramen

Návštěvnické centrum Staropramen
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Bars & Clubs • Breweries
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Staropramen Center is part of the historical complex of brewery buildings in Prague’s old industrial suburb called Smichov. Our interactive tour will take you on journey from Staropramen foundation in 1869, to modern days. Through our rich history, you will be guided by one of the most important characters in Staropramen history, the brewmaster Josef Paspa. At the Staropramen beer bar you can experienced beer tasting served in crafted glasses made by Czech glassmakers. A beer tour and beer tasting takes approximately 50 minutes and for those who gets hungry, there is a special choice of Czech and international beer meals. At our Gift shop, you can purchase beautiful souvenirs such as glasses, posters, shirts, gift-boxes and many others.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Smíchov
How to get there
  • angel • 6 min walk
  • Smíchov Railway Station • 10 min walk
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JohnC0106
Bath, UK119 contributions
What can go wrong on a brewery tour, I hear you say. Well, in the case of Staroprahen, it is an experience like no other that I have experienced. To start with, you have to wait outside, on a side street, and are let in at the appointed time. The cost is 120Krs per person, make up your own mind on value! The tour starts with a 10 minute film on the history of the Brewery, the commentary was in a sort of English, but the accompanying music was un-necessarily loud, so it was not always easy to understand.

Next you get a tour of the 'museum', and the brewing process is explained, all the various malts are tasted, and the various different brews are detailed, together with details of how things have changed in recent years. Then, you just look at a few huge vats, and then it is proudly explained that the Master Brewer is in fact just two guys pushing buttons on a computer, and that the beer just goes from these vats into the huge space-age yellow maturity tanks.

The brewery is just part of the massive In-Bev empire, and it is clear that mass-production is now the order of the day rather than tradition, but in fairness, the quality of the beers is not too bad. At the end of the tour, you get to sample 2 beers, 250ml of each, in a plastic cup! Unfortuantely, it is just the finished product, and not an unpasteurised version, which would have been a much better way to end the tour.

It was not a bad way to spend a couple of hours, perhaps I am a bit less impressed as I normally visit craft breweries who concentrate on quality and small scale production. To organise a tour, just send an E Mail to - ----

They are very helpful in arranging tours in the appropriate language.
Written May 7, 2006
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Svea1
Umeå, Sweden22 contributions
Jul 2011
If you like beer and want to know more, this is a great thing to do while in Prague. The personnel were very very friendly. For about €5 you get a tour and a beer. The tour is about 20 minutes and very advanced in my opinion. I would very much like to recommend this tour.
Written July 16, 2011
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bladeyboy05
St Helens, UK3 contributions
We visited the centre after purchasing tickets from our hotel, for 690czk each we were picked up from our hotel, taken direct to visitor centre where it was explained to us that the tour is automated and in our language, we would receive 2 beers each, lunch was also included in the cost of the ticket and we each got a free glass with the brewery logo on it
As we were a little early for the start of our tour, we had one of our free beers in the bar, the barman was lovely and made us feel really comfortable, he explained about the tour and the 4 types of beer we could choose from, he even suggested taking our picture from behind the bar which was really nice of him.
The tour itself was interesting and we learnt a lot about the beer making process and the history of the brewery (is that not what you go on these tours for?)
After the tour we went back down to the bar and we chose another beer to have with our lunch (traditional pickled bar foods)
The tour is different from other brewery tours we have been on, it was clear, informative and easy to follow, would definitely recommend this if you have a spare couple of hours to fill when staying in Prague
Written January 11, 2015
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Derek K
10 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Paid £13.69 for 2 x self guided tour. Expected beer sampling tray at the end but were informed our tickets only entitled us to 1 beer each and no substitute for soft drink.
Given one beer in Prague is typically £1.50 it was a bit of a shock.
After we questioned this and showed staff our tickets we were ignored and served last after every person from our tour group had been served by a different barman who we hadn’t spoken to or taken our order.
Tour is very poor only to be surpassed by how rude the staff are. Tour is supposed to last 1.5hrs however it was probably about 30mins long. If you liked Disney’s country jamboree this is the tour for you.
Moral is maybe better to stick to Pilsner Urquell in future.
If I could have given the tour zero I would have.
Written January 18, 2020
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RAncuta
Viborg, Denmark35 contributions
Apr 2012 • Friends
Haha.. Crazy experience. I got a lot of knowledge about this beerbrand. I got the posibility to taste the new beer they've introduced to the market "Unfiltered" beer. It was very delicious and sweet.
Written April 12, 2012
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Angela J
Einbeck5 contributions
Sep 2011
One of the best things to do in Prague on rainy afternoon is to visit a brewery.We chosen the Staropramen one,as we are quite the fans of this brand at home.
The tour is very modern,pretty entertaining and informative.We especially enjoyed the last part-beer tasting.The atmosphere in the bar was superb and the staff is a good laught.We stayed there for couple of hours,tasted 4 kinds of Staropramen (Unfiltered is our favorite) and had a really great time.
Highly recommending it to everyone.I am definitely comming back on my next visit in Prague.
Written October 19, 2011
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DanielBarna
Budapest, Hungary25 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
It is a kind of museum, with 5 rooms where you can learn about the history of the Staropramen factory, the beers they produce and the method of brewing beer. They tell you the most important, most interesting and useful information about the Staropramen company. It is very interactive and modernized. Definitely worth visiting. You don't have to read, they have an 'audiovisual tourguide' who tells you everything you need to know.
At the reception they give you a little token along with your ticket that you can use at the end of your visit in the bar of the museum to get a free beer of the Staropramen kinds. Visiting the exhibition takes approximately 30 minutes and then you get to this bar area where you get your free beer. After drinking the free beer you can stay in the bar and can try other kinds of Staropramen beers for money.

I recommend it to everyone, whether you like beer or not, the museum itself is worth visiting.
Written July 26, 2012
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Russell G
Glasgow, UK51 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Turned up near four and the ticket seller said they were fully booked, yet no one was around. In the end another member of staff said they could accommodate us and we did the "tour" on our own - just the two of us. It was obvious the ticket seller simply wanted to go home early.
The "tour" is cringeworthly bad - an audio visual guide taking you through the history and steps in the process. As a Scot used to real people taking you round the real whisky production plant this was truly awful - faked equipment/production line and no real people to bounce questions off.
This is worth about a Euro - no more.
The beer is nice though, but I recommend cutting out the shi*e in-between and head straight through the front door to the bar.
Written September 13, 2017
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Gözde Kaya
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
Jan 2017 • Couples
We went there with my boyfriend who brews craft beer. So we expected to learn a little bit about the production process and kinds of Staropramen beer. But it was such a dissappointment! The tour offers you absolutely nothing. We learnt nothing from the tour. There is not a real tour guide, you are guided by the ghost of some brewmaster. There are 5-6 rooms that there are videos and slideshows which exagarate the brand instead of explaining the beer. In the room where the ghost explains the production, you feel like he talks to a 5 years of boy which has no clue what a beer is. You may get all info they told about from first three sentences of google search. Summary: dont waste your time there, its nothing like heineken experience in Amsterdam.
Written January 2, 2017
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S Z
Tel Aviv, Israel35 contributions
May 2016 • Family
We took the "tour" here, thinking we are about to visit the brewery itself, with the bottling part and everything as in other major breweries and factories....
Well, nope.
You get to hear some explanations "this is the best beer in the world" style while walking through several boring chambers. Then you get to choose a beer...and that's it. Very disappointing. So, eventually, you pay 200 ck for a glass of beer. (Tasty, BTW)
Written May 23, 2016
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