Bypass the tepid pilsner often poured in the touristy center of Prague and take a seat at Pivovarský dům or Zlý časy, two pubs stocking brews not found anywhere else in the city. At Pivovarský dům, sample coffee or nettle-flavored brews, as well as Samp, a sparkling beer aged in wine for three months. At the divey Zlý časy, taste rotating Czech microbrews like Lipan Nefiltrovany, a golden pilsner brewed in the South Bohemian village of Dražice, and unfiltered Chotěboř 12° Kvasnicová, a crisp lager produced in the Žatec region west of Prague. Stop at the beer shop next door on your way out to stock up on obscure international bottles.
4. Insider’s Tip
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