Novomestsky Pivovar (New Town Brewery) in Prague is located near Wenceslas Square
, and is a traditional Czech pub style restaurant and microbrewery rolled into one.
As you enter the restaurant, the copper beer brewing tanks are right in front of you, set inside the first dining area. But there is much more to Novomestsky Pivovar, the restaurant is a labyrinth of rooms and alcoves spread over different levels.
This is a nice restaurant to try out some hearty Czech food. The menu has plenty of choice, with a variety of typical meat and fish dishes on offer, plus pasta and large salads too, all at very good prices.
For drinks, visitors can sample the brewery's own Pilsner beer, and a range of wines, spirits and soft drinks.
The service at Novomestsky Pivovar is straight forward and efficient; food and drinks are served in good time, indeed they can usually get a beer to you very speedily, but as it is a traditional Czech restaurant, don't expect too much small talk (it's just a cultural difference!).
During the day, you may get a table if you are passing, but in the evening reservations are important. Novomestsky Pivovar is a popular restaurant for couples, families and for groups.
As well as making a meal reservation, groups of 10 or more people can take a short tour of the microbrewery. The brewmaster will lead you through the public and private areas of the restaurant, showing you where the brewing takes place and explaining the brewing process, and ending with a beer tasting.
Tours must be pre-booked, for anytime after 6pm, and must be combined with a dinner reservation either before or after the tour.
There are three types of tour:
-207czk tour, includes: brewery tour, certificate, 25ml souvenir glass, 3 x 200ml beer tasting.
-197czk tour, includes: brewery tour, certificate, tasting platter, 3 x 200ml beer tasting.
-117czk tour, includes: brewery tour, certificate, 3 x 200ml beer tasting.
Prices are per person and are payable on the day along with your meal. Please state in special requests on the booking form if required.