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“A real taste of the Czech Republic”
Review of Pivovarsky dum

Pivovarsky dum
Ranked #417 of 5,536 Restaurants in Prague
Cuisines: European, Czech
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Shaftesbury
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A real taste of the Czech Republic”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Having arrived at the hotel and checked in by 1 pm, we set about a walking tour of the old town, and very impressive it was too. Whilst pausing for hot chocolate and cake, we spotted the Pivovarsky Dum bar in one of our guide books and decided to give it a try. Unlike other reviews, we found the staff very attentive. The atmosphere and setting were both excellent and a busy bar is, invariably, a good bar! We decided to share the 8 x 100 ml beer taster option (accompanied by half a litre of pale beer for me), and this was a big hit. We both went for traditional dishes from the menu, one beef and one pork, accompanied with dumplings, sourkraut, red cabbage and gravy. Inevitably we had another beer! Whilst I wouldn't repeat this food order regularly, both meals did hit the spot and, washed down with the beer, we certainly enjoyed the experience. Czech food, from our limited experience, seems a bit stodgy and the walk home felt somewhat laboured. Nevertheless, when in Prague etc etc.

We both strongly recommend the experience as an excellent introduction into the food and beer menus of this interesting country. The numerous types of beer available suggest that, throughout history, they have spent much more time on brewing than cooking. This is not, of course, a bad thing as long as you embrace this concept. In short, the beer is excellent and the food is hearty - no complaints from us. Tomorrow night I suspect that we will head for an Asian option, washed down with plenty of excellent Czech beer. Pivovarsky Dum isn't necessarily yum yum, but for a modest sum it's a lot of fun. Thumbs up from us.

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Port Perry, Canada
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“Authentic”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

It was our first time in Prague and not familiar with the area, we asked at our hotel on a good authentic Czech restaraunt. We were directed to Pivovarsky dum. It was a warm day in June and as warm in the restaraunt. We started with a beer sampler then a full glass of what we liked the best. We had the beer that they brewed in the restaraunt. Locals were there so we felt this would be enjoyable, we were right. There were five of us and we all tried to get something different to eat. We all agreed it was very good with good portions.

  • Visited June 2012
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“service that you will remember”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Based on several visits, this could easily be the rudest staff in all of Prague. You will be treated slightly better if you are a tourist, but the lack of customer service at this place is legendary. Food would be good if it cost 40 percent less. Beer is good, but could not make up for the restaurant's shortcomings even if it was handed out for free.

Visited November 2012
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wirral
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“touristy but worth it”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

its in a bit of grim looking area but the place itself has a nice interior, nice staff, good beer made by the man i liked his coffee beer also his banana wheat beer was good too, the more normal ones where all good as well.
big tasty portions are the order off the day here all seem very nice it is a good choice to come here if you can get seat in the evening. everyone in here seemed happy and satisfied some had little lazy susans of little taser beers they looked qute cute
the hot beer is not so good dont be intrieged by this we wher warned by the waitress, heed her
would come back and we did

  • Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great food and Beer”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The food was ok and the beer was delicious. It was a very warm day and quite warm in the hotel.
We also shared a table with some people we think were Russin, who didn't talk to us.
The waitress spoke English, Czech, Russian and German too and she was quite hectic (the place was packed full) but still managed to look after us, albeit slowly.

Go more for the beer rather than the food.

  • Visited July 2012
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