Prague is a paradise for food-lovers. Grab a beer and some traditional Czech cuisine in Prague at these top places to eat and drink.
Are you visiting the fairytale city of Prague and looking for the best places to eat and drink? You’re in luck!
Prague’s vibrant food and drink scene has something for every taste, from cozy cafés to hidden bars tucked away in cobbled streets.
Find out where to sample some of the Czech Republic’s signature dishes and quench your thirst with some of Prague’s famous local beers.
Get your taste buds ready to explore the food and drink scene in Prague!
Best Places to Eat and Drink in Prague
Prague is full of unique culinary experiences that will make your trip unforgettable. Check out these top restaurants, cafés, bars, and pubs in Prague.
1. Restaurace Sklep Na Poříčí
Restaurace Sklep Na Poříčí offers traditional Czech cuisine in this small basement restaurant (“sklep” translates to “cellar”) in the center of Prague.
On the menu, you’ll find Czech specialties like Roasted Pork Ribs, Pilsner Stew, and Sirloin Roast Beef on Cream with Bread Dumplings.
2. Pivnice Štupartská 1869
Pivnice Stupartska 1869 are known for their Roast Pork Knee, as well as other tradition Czech foods.
In the large downstairs dining room, you can see their giant copper tanks that hold Gambrinus Beer, an unfiltered and unpasteurized lager.
3. La Piccola Perla
La Piccola Perla is relaxed trattoria serving authentic, homemade Italian cuisine in the center of Prague.
On the menu, you’ll find all your Italian favorites from pizza and pasta to seafood and meat dishes. They have an extensive menu of wine, beer, and liquor as well.
4. Lobkowicz Cafe
Lobkowicz Cafe is a great choice for lunch while you’re exploring Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace. This quaint café is situated on the ground floor of the Lobkowicz Palace and has indoor seating, outdoor patio seating, and outdoor seating with a panoramic view of Prague.
On the menu, you’ll find sandwiches, burgers, salads, schnitzel, and Czech goulash in generous portions.
5. Kellyxír Alchemical Lab Pub
Kellyxír Alchemical Lab Pub is a fun science-themed bar featuring drinks that bubble with dry ice and are served in round flasks. The pub is a companion to the Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague.
They serve small bites and bar snacks here, but the main attraction are the delicious drinks. The drinks all have great names, too. We had the Nasty Alchemist On The Beach, Shakespeare’s Drinking Ink, The Essence of the Philosopher’s Stone, Herbs Fresco, Bexit Tincture, Al-Caribbia, Archimboldo’s Sketch, Blood of Inman The Knight, and the fan favorite Let’s Try To Say After Drink: Strčprstskrzkrk.
6. Choco Café
Choco Café is a small shop serving up thick hot chocolate and delectable desserts. They have over 50 varieties of hot chocolate: plain, with add-ins like nuts or ginger or fruit, with alcohol, made with cocoa beans grown exclusively in one country or region, or made with beans harvested on a particular plantation. They also offer coffee and non-chocolate drinks.
We tried a bunch of delicious treats: an Arriba hot chocolate (a variety from Ecuador), plain milk chocolate, hot chocolate with whipped cream, mulled wine, a chocolate cake, and a peanut butter cheesecake.
7. Al Minuto Ristorante Italiano
Al Minuto Ristorante Italiano is located in Old Town Prague right next to Old Town Hall. You can sit in their cozy outdoor dining and enjoy peoplewatching and admiring the Astronomical Clock.
Their menu features Italian classics like pizza and pasta, delicious homemade desserts and ice cream, and an extensive wine list.
8. J.J. Murphy’s Irish Pub Prague
J.J. Murphy’s Irish Pub Prague is perfect if you’re looking for something a little different than traditional Czech food (or Italian, both of which you’ll find a lot of in Prague). This Irish restaurant is near the Irish consulate, so you know it’s good Irish food.
On the menu, you’ll find Irish classics like Bangers and Mash, Fish and Chips, and Cottage Pie. And whether you’re in the mood for a Czech beer or an Irish whiskey, they’ve got it!
9. Café Bar Duende
Café Bar Duende is a small, arty pub that’s popular with ex-pats. It’s located just steps from the Vltava River and is off the beaten tourist path.
This café/bar is great for local beer, cider, and wine as well as coffee, tea, and other hot drinks.
10. Restaurace Mincovna
Restaurace Mincovna is an old-fashioned Czech restaurant in the old Prague Mint building on Old Town Square.
Their menu features an extensive wine list and traditional Czech cuisine based on recipes from the historic region of Austria-Hungary. Look for dishes incorporating traditional duck, goulash, and sirloin and primarily Moravian and Czech wines.
11. Ice Pub Prague
Ice Pub Prague is an interesting experience where everything — the walls, bar, tables, sculptures, and glasses — are made of ice!
You’ll book a 20 minute slot, don the warm poncho and gloves provided, and then enjoy your icy drink in an icy room. The drink menu is simple: Sweet, Sour, or Bitter. They offer cocktails as well as mocktails.
12. Café Praha
Café Praha serves up Italian favorites in the pedestrian area of New Town just a quick walk from the National Museum.
On the menu, you’ll find classic Italian dishes from pasta to pizza. Enjoy your meal in the modern indoor dining room or out on their cozy patio seating where you can people-watch.
Top Food Tours in Prague
With so many delicious foods to eat, Prague can be overwhelming for any first-time visitor. Why not opt for a guided food tour to help you find the best places to eat? Check out this list of the top Prague tours to help you make the most of your time in the city.
- Prague Foodie Tour
- Pubs of Prague Historic Tour with Drinks Included
- Czech Folklore Evening With Unlimited Drinks
Prague Food Tips and FAQ
What traditional Czech food should you eat in Prague?
There are tons of great traditional Czech food you should eat while in Prague.
– Roast duck is the star of many Czech dishes.
– Fried cheese is a popular vegetarian dish.
– Svíčková is braised beef with bread dumplings. Bread dumplings are very dense slices of bread.
– Pork knuckle is also very popular, made with boiled meat and served with horseradish, mustard, and pickled vegetables.
– Wiener sausages, even though they’re a German food, are also big in Czechia.
– Schnitzel as well, even though its claimed by Vienna, and most schnitzel in Prague is pork.
– The Czech version of Goulash is a thicker stew with a cheap cut of beef or pork.
What beer is Prague known for?
Pilsner Urquell is probably the most popular beer in Prague; it’s the original Pils lager that has been brewed in the nearby town of Plzeň since 1842. Staropramen and Budweiser Budvar (the original Budweiser).
What is the dessert street food in Prague?
The street food dessert you see all over Prague is called Trdelník – a chimney cake. In Prague, they love to serve ice cream inside of it (at least in the warmer months).
What time is dinner in Prague?
Most Czechs eat dinner around 7 p.m. on weeknights in Prague, and may eat a little later on weekend nights. Most restaurants close around 11 p.m. on weeknights and later on the weekends.
Breakfast is usually served between 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Some restaurants serve brunch right up until lunchtime.
Lunch in Prague typically begins at 12 p.m.
What is the currency in Prague?
The currency in Prague, and in the Czech Republic, is the Czech koruna or Czech crown, often stylized as Kč or CZK. Even though the Czech Republic is part of the European Union, they do not use the Euro.
Are you supposed to tip in Prague?
A tip is commonly expected at Prague restaurants. You can round up to the next hundred Koruna or tip between 5%-10% of the final bill. If paying by card, be sure to let them know to add the tip before they run your card.
Can you drink the tap water in Prague?
The tap water in Prague is safe to drink.
Prague Restaurants & Bars Map
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