America has baseball. Europe has futbol. Autralia has… surfing? grilling stuff? fending off large, venomous animals? Anyway, in Prague the national pastime is beer-drinking. Citizens of the Czech Republic routinely consume more beer each year per capita than any other country. Congrats, guys—you’ve got it all figured out.
Naturally, a fair share of this beer-drinking takes place out-of-doors because DRINKING OUTSIDE IS AWESOME. And Prague is gorgeous.
Might as well drink it in, while drinking it in. The views, the fresh air, the sunshine, and what I call the “judgment-free zone” in terms of removing your shoes—it can’t be beat. So on your next trip to Prague, make sure to check out one (or all) of these 8 outstanding outdoor places to drink in Prague.
8 Outstanding Outdoor Places to Drink in Prague
1. Strahov Monastery
I got lost in Prague once (coughunderstatement) and wound up at the Strahov Monastery’s beer garden by complete accident, nay, serendipity. Located in the general vicinity of Prague Castle, the Strahov Monastery (founded in 1142) is a sight in itself with beautiful churches, museums and galleries, and two of those sexy libraries Instagrammers love so much. But most incredibly, there’s a beer garden.
The beer garden at the Strahov Monastery, actually known as Klášterní Pivovar Strahov, serves up St. Norbert beer (its own creation, brewed on site) and some of the most delicious pork knuckle this side of Heaven – all in sinfully beautiful surroundings. I can say that, right?
2. Letná Beer Garden
Of all the outdoor places to drink in Prague, the most well-known (and popular) is the Letná Beer Garden, located just north of Prague’s Old Town, just across the Vltava River.
The Letná boasts amazing views, cold beers, and greasy snacks all in a traditional, tree-covered beer garden environment. Apparently roller blading is a super popular thing to do here so bonus points for that.
Naplavka isn’t so much one of the best places to drink in Prague as it is the coolest stretch of pavement on which to hang out in the city. Naplavka is to Prague what the banks of the Seine are to Paris—a local hot spot for all kinds of beer mugs and merriment.
Think of Naplavka as a boardwalk of sorts—a spot where, in nice weather, you can relax along the Vltava River, grab some beers from a local vendor, or catch the sunset from one of the waterside cafés.
4. T-Anker Sun Terrace
Yes, I am 100% recommending a department store as one of the best places to drink in Prague. Located on the roof of the Kotva department store is the T-Anker Sun Terrace, a fancier step up from your typical beer garden.
T-Anker Sun Terrace offers meals for days with a menu that changes on a weekly basis and over 100 kinds of bottled beers from around the world. Plus, it’s located right there in Prague’s Old Town so YOU KNOW those views are stunning. Don’t forget to grab a new blouse, a sheet set, and some fancy soaps downstairs on your way out.
5. Glass Bar
Since checking out the Dancing House (that pair of buildings that look like they’re dancing with each other) is one of the popular things to do in Prague, you might as well make good use of your trip there. What most people think is just a cool looking building with nothing cool to see inside actually houses one of the best outdoor places to drink to Prague.
On the roof of the Dancing House is Glass Bar, a uniquely designed and decorated outdoor rooftop bar that offers great drinks and kickass views of the city.
6. Riegrovy sady
Riegrovy Sady is Prague’s other most popular beer garden and has space for over 1,000 thirsty visitors. Open from April to October, Riegrovy Sady offers eight beers on tap (including popular microbrews from Zemský, a rare thing in the Czech beer garden world), cocktails, wine, snacks, and a projector screen for all that futbol that needs watching.
When they start showing videos of Australian surfers, I’ll be there! At Riegrovy Sady you’ll find three restaurants, great views of Prague Castle, and a playground so you know what that means—swing responsibly, people!
7. Marina Ristorante
Yes, we’re stepping up our posh game here but bear with me. Marina Ristorante is a fancy Italian joint housed on a converted riverboat docked in the Vltava River right at the foot of the famous Charles Bridge. Needless to say, the views and the people-watching here are bound to be top-notch, dahling.
8. Terasa U Prince
Yes, this place has four $$$$ next to it. And yes, I’m more of a pay with coins kinda girl, but check this place out. Terasa U Prince is located on the roof of the U Prince Hotel smack in the middle of Old Town, right between the famous Astronomical Clock and the… sex machines museum? Moving on.
Terasa U Prince was recently voted one of the top hotel rooftop views in the world so clearly it’s one of the best outdoor places to drink in Prague. When you’re ready for some tiny food and larger than life views to go with your beer, head here.
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