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Where? City Centre | Lesser Town
Type of establishment Bar | Restaurant
Budget $

Have you ever wondered where the locals drink beer in Prague? Or where the same regulars have been going for years? Then try U Hrocha (The Hippo), a basic and inexpensive pub, which is all about simplicity. If you pay a visit to a Czech friend’s cottage, you’ll see the same basic wooden furniture as at U hrocha. The tavern has a stone floor and serves classic dishes (rollmops, brawn, and sausages) to go with your beer. The great-grandfathers of today’s regulars would have been eating the same meals. Prices are a fraction of what they are elsewhere in the city centre. And the experience will be authentic.

You’ll meet ordinary Czechs, officials from nearby Prague Castle, and beer connoisseurs. The pub tends to be full, but at U hrocha nobody bothers with issues such as reservations. You can sit down with strangers and get chatting with them about Prague.

Want to know a secret?

According to some, the Pilsen beer served at U hrocha gets some of the greatest respect in Prague. It’s a great topic to bicker over, preferably over a platter of brawn, with elderly gentlemen with decades of hands-on experience and a thorough understanding of beer.


  • Free Wi-FiFree Wi-Fi
  • TerraceTerrace
  • Family-friendlyFamily-friendly

  • Disabled-friendlyDisabled-friendly
  • Pet-friendlyPet-friendly
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U Hrocha Thunovská 10/2 Praha 1 – Malá Strana 118 00

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