The oldest alcoholic beverage in the history of mankind is beer. It was invented more than 6 thousand years ago in middle East. But tourists do not go to its home in Iraq and Iran to drink beer. They don’t go even to Turkey from where, apparently, it came to the territory of Europe. Czech and Belgium, have become the main European centers of beer production.
If Belgium is famous for huge quantity of all kinds of “double” and “triple” ale and fruit beer, the Czech Republic have long kept the first for the production and consumption of barley excellent – light and dark. “Disyatki”, “lejaki” and “tmave” sound familiar for beer-lovers, made pilgrimages to the country for several times, where, after 8 pm meeting local people on the streets of the city can only be accidental. The entire Czech Republic is sitting on the basement pubs and bars and drink their favorite beverage. And in a small provincial town of the past this happens after 5 pm.
Czech brewer’s are the best ones of all the former Soviet countries that has preserved the atmosphere of “Soviet” bars, and therefore you don’t have to rely on the servility of fussy waiters. “U FLEC” or “Beer Dum” are widespread tourist sites in Prague, and as every well-known restaurant abroad will serve (and cheat) travelers with a hundred-percent quality. However in order to understand the real taste and culture of Czech beer, you should go to other places.
“Do Midvidki” which is located in the old location near the major «Tesco» Brewery is a hotel-pub that remains popular among citizens of Prague but is not too popular with tourists. Besides the three huge halls and a summer verandah, people will find a small room facilities, where semi-welded served beer is served. To spill this beer in the glasses, tourists have to wait for 15-20 minutes, as this is how long it takes foam to go down. But it’s worth it! Actually there are not a lot of people who get to the secret room.
The famous bar «A black ox» near Loretsk square remains a local pub, despite the proximity to one of the most popular hiking trails in Prague. Apparently, the reason is the local residents occupy all the tables starting from morning and it is almost impossible break through. Yes, they will greet foreign visitors and say goodbye, but the parting will be especially loud and happy, when the tourists leave with nothing. Czechs preserve their secret places. Still, travelers just need to stay here as in Prague to try unbottled dark «Velikopopovitskogo Roebuck» which can be found in very limited number of bars.
If you can not attached to «A black ox», you can get to the bar called «A goat», which is located in Prague-3, Jan Zhelivskogo 4. This is also purely a local institution, but as tourists come to these edges less resistance to them is not as cohesive.
Between the two streets, rising to the Loreto and Stragovski monasteries, almost at the top you can find a narrow passage. A few people go there but it is necessary to visit a small bar, the entrance to which is hidden in the wall lane. Beer here is delicious – but no more than elsewhere in Prague. Prices here are higher, but this is only because you can see an incredible view of the capital of the Czech Republic. It does not matter whether one will drink a glass of beer or eat a full meal at one of the tables on the terrace, but you should be here.
There are many bars on the river bank in Český Krumlov, but there is a restaurant on the left of the bridge in the second house. Here you can find not just another outstanding local beer, but they also prepare beautiful old dishes of Czech kitchen, and serve them in an authentic dish. In addition, there is a small but representative museums and there are always sits available on the terrace of the River.
It is very difficult escape from tourists in Karlovy Vary. Still, here is the place where the prices are acceptable, and beer is not going to the usual tourist attractions. In the heart of Karlovy Vary in the famous hotels you can climb to the mountain on the cable car and appear at the foot lookout tower. Leap up, glance at the prestigious look and down again.
In Karlstejn, after inspection of the castle you can hurry no more and go down the same path. At the entrance to the castle right under the pointer «A Dragon» trail begins. Walk along the road for about 300 meters and you can find another Czech treasure. «A Dragon» is designed especially for tourists, and is accepted as the best restaurant on the quality of beer and food.
Please always keep in mind that excess use of beer may lead to alcoholism which is quite dangerous condition as it can simply ruin ones life , if you have such problems you need to learn how to help yourself and if necessary to start alcoholism treatment to help yourself to get you life get