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Czeska Piviarnia

Czeska Piviarnia

Going Out 19 October 2017 0

Though it looks basic and pretty primitive, just the mere existence of Piviarnia makes Żoliborz feel more complete. Positioned inside a grotty old pavilion, the bubbly atmosphere is helped along by six taps and a fridge stuffed with bottles from both Czechia and Poland. Genuine in its sense of...
Vyceska

Vyceska

Going Out 15 October 2017 0

Once regarded as ‘the land that pubs forgot’, Ursynów is getting its act together. Found as it is inside a warehouse-style building amid lots of commie concrete, Vyceska’s smart interiors are something of a surprise: heavy black finishes interspersed with streaks of daffodil yellow and natural wood. Overcoming the...
Ceska

Ceska

Going Out 12 October 2017 0

With its fake brickwork and shameless proliferation of Pilsner paraphernalia, the general feeling is that Ceska feels forced and phony – looking like it was fitted out to a rigid company blueprint, it’s more like the kind of theme pub you’d find off Leicester Square. Service, meanwhile, can be...
Bohemia

Bohemia

Going Out 11 October 2017 0

You have to credit them for trying something different, but by going for a slick, corpo style Bohemia have completely missed ‘the essence of Czechia’. Filled with smooth wood and gleaming glass, it feels more boardroom than beer hall (actually, make that bored room). What goes right? The beer....
Czeska Baszta

Czeska Baszta

Going Out 9 February 2017 0

Halfway up one of the Harry Potter turrets that support Poniatowski Bridge, find divey Czeska engulfed in a murky yellow glow. Boisterous but friendly, the ace up their sleeve is a brilliant assembly of Czech craft beer. Enjoy them in an intimate, rough looking interior that shakes and rattles...
Bar Review: Bohemia
As welcome as the global beer reformation has been, it has had its drawbacks: namely, the number of snobs and zealots found leering over pineapple stouts and impossible IPAs. “Definitely bacon on the nose,” they lecture while taking fussy gulps of the new beer of the hour. Screw that....
A Bohemian Rhapsody

A Bohemian Rhapsody

Blog 12 August 2016 0

As welcome as the global beer reformation has been, it has had its drawbacks: namely, the number of snobs and zealots found leering over pineapple stouts and impossible IPAs. “Definitely bacon on the nose,” they lecture while taking fussy gulps of the new beer of the hour. Screw that....
Pivovar

Pivovar

Going Out 20 March 2016 0

Not even the Google Street View car has been past Pivovar, but don’t see that as a reason to miss it yourself. This little treasure announces itself with a color scheme that’s darker than a witch’s cat; find the good cheer left to the customers, a happy lot buoyed...
U Szwejka

U Szwejka

Restaurants 26 June 2015 0

Named after the fictional Czech soldier Szwejk, the food here would certainly appeal to the tubby man himself. Bestowed with Prague street signs, meals are a hardy, meaty affair that arrive in XXXL portions. The price to quantity (Note: not quality) ratio guarantees queues (yes, queues) that stretch out...
Podwale Piwna Kompania
Set through a courtyard that replicates a Mitteleuropa square, Podwale has a beer hall atmosphere that’s further exaggerated when mountain bands circulate. Food is of average standard and served in portions that are obscene – finishing the wooden platters can be seriously traumatic. Go there for the experience, if...

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