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Prague: Beer gardens with great city views

Prague: Beer gardens with great city views

By Joann Plockova in Prague— In a past post or two I’ve mentioned Prague’s beer gardens. Now that the season is upon us, it’s time to dedicate an entry to a few that offer not just excellent refreshment, but a wonderful view of the city as well. Here are my favorite places in Prague to » Read more

Prague: Czech Beer Festival, May 12-28, offers 80 different brews

Prague: Czech Beer Festival, May 12-28, offers 80 different brews

By Joann Plockova in Prague— Before living in Prague, I wasn’t much of a beer drinker. But with the quality of beer on tap in the Czech Republic, it was easy to become an aficionado. Now in its fourth year, the upcoming Czech Beer Festival–offering free admission (down from last year’s 120 Kc entry fee!)–is » Read more

Prague: Legendary sweet shops for Bohemian treats

Prague: Legendary sweet shops for Bohemian treats

By Joann Plockova in Prague— To experience one of Prague’s sweeter sides, head on in to one of the city’s myriad number of sweet shops. Called cukrárna in Czech, which stems from the word cukr, meaning sugar, these tasty little shops offer cakes, pastries, (what the Czechs call) “mini-desserts” and ice cream. The shops also » Read more

Prague: Czech wines and great views at the Prague Wine Festival

Prague: Czech wines and great views at the Prague Wine Festival

September marks wine harvesting season in the Czech Republic (yes, there is a beverage beyond beer here), and wine harvest festivals are held throughout the country in celebration. Amongst them is the weekend-long Prague Wine Festival (September 17-19, 2010). Along with the opportunity to sample hundreds of wines, this event offers an accompanying cultural and » Read more

6 Vegetarian restaurants in central Prague

6 Vegetarian restaurants in central Prague

In the land of pork and dumplings, it’s often hard for vegetarians or anyone looking for a vegetable with their meal to find something acceptable to their palate. Never fear veg-heads, EuroCheapo bring you a round-up of some of the best vegetarian restaurants in Prague. Lehká Hlava Borsov 2, New Town – Prague 1 website » Read more

Tips for cheap dining in Prague

Tips for cheap dining in Prague

Last week, we shared three Cheapo-friendly pubs in Prague. To maximize your Czech eating experience, however, there are a few more things you should know about where and when to go, as well as how much to leave for the tip. Read on to make sure you’re getting your Czech kroners’ worth! 1. Go at » Read more

3 pubs serving traditional (and cheap) meals in central Prague

3 pubs serving traditional (and cheap) meals in central Prague

Prague is no longer the undiscovered, inexpensive “Eastern” European city it used to be, and prices definitely reflect the Czech capital’s popularity. City centers aren’t usually the best places to find a cheap meal, but that doesn’t mean an affordable and authentic Czech meal—complete with a yummy local beer—can’t be found. Here are three of » Read more

Prague: Better burgers

Prague: Better burgers

A few years ago, Mozaika‘s burgers were named the best in Prague. Burgers outside of the U.S. are a sensitive subject: think of the role they play in the Whit Stillman film Barcelona, where the burger is symbol of what American can do right. The Mozaika burger may not be the best burger around, but » Read more

Prague: An American bakery in Prague

Prague: An American bakery in Prague

In Prague, you can get your fill of apple strudel at any sidewalk cafe. However, (especially if you’re in the Czech Republic long-term) no one will blame you for craving a giant soft-baked chocolate chip cookie. And expat Anne Feeley’s Bakeshop Praha (Kozi 1, just a block down from the Kafka statue) is just the » Read more

Prague: Eating in the Past

Prague: Eating in the Past

Photo by iritabook Ah, Prague’s bad old days of dining. There was a long period in the 1990s when yes, the food was cheap, but it was also a lot more… questionable. Put it this way: Asking for a green salad would get you a quizzical look—and that’s assuming you could find a waiter in » Read more

Prague: Hapu, a bar with a blender

Prague: Hapu, a bar with a blender

Photograph especially as Prague is now one of the most expensive cities in the region—but Rail does name check one of Prague’s best cheap bars, Hapu (on Orlicka street in Zizkov). A tiny space below street level with mismatched furniture, Hapu was one of the first low-cost bars to excel at mixed drinks in Prague. » Read more

Prague: Drinks and a Movie

Prague: Drinks and a Movie

photograph courtesy of urbanbandar This week’s New York Post has the lowdown on Prague. There are some good tips for Cheapos in a teensy tiny sidebar, where a few writers recommended some “off the guidebook” places to eat, walk, and drink. Local fixture Jeff Koyen recommends Tretter’s, a chi-chi bar off Old Town Square. Tretter’s » Read more