U Medvidku is a traditional Czech beer hall style pub, located close to both the Old Town Square
and Wenceslas Square
Whilst some pubs have veered towards the tourist dollar, U Medvidku has retained its traditional charm and is still a favourite with Czech locals.
U Medvidku dates from 1466. For over 500 years the building was a brewery, until the malt house was converted into the present day beer hall in the 20th century. The history of brewing is retained in the form of a microbrewery.
The original feel of the U Medvidku brewery remains to this day. This is a straight forward Czech pub, with several drinking areas, and large enough to accommodate several hundred people.
The interior is standard for a Czech pub - wood furnishings and white-washed walls. The U-shaped bar with barman and gleaming brass beer pumps provide an interesting focal point.
At U Medvidku the Czech beer is naturally plentiful and reasonably priced. You’ll find Budweiser on tap, and possibly some of their micro brewed beer. To sample a strong dark beer, order up an Oldgott.
Other than some questionable wine and a few hard spirits, there is very little else! This is a real beer-drinkers pub.
If you don't like beer and you don't like smoke, don't come. There is little or no music, but there is plenty of good pub atmosphere provided by the crowd. It is generally busy every night of the week.