Was due time for another UncleGus beer trek so after a few weeks of planning me & the Mrs. set out for Munich and rode the DieBahn Express Bus into Prague Hlavni Nadrazi. We were about 20 minutes late due to road construction and a wreck couple miles apart on the motorway west of Prague. We were met by Prague Airport Shuttle driven by PraguePivo himself and off to our hotel out in Prague 6 near the Dejvicka rotary.
After check in we were off to U Veverky for a few beers and munchies then decided to give a certain Krucovice tank pub down in the centre a go but were disappointed to find it had closed and was all boarded up. Didn't know of another close by so off to U Medvidku and up to the Old Gott Brewery. I'll have to admit that after all the years and trips there I never once ventured upstairs! We talked the waiter in to allowing us seating on a Reserved table and we ended up staying there for several hours as they were late, quite good too I must add both food and beer.
Next day we took the bus from Dejvicka to Ledice and a museum tour, quite interesting and very sad we left in tears couldn't fathom the tragedy so cruel it was. Then off to Únětice and the absolute killer pub Únětický pivovar. This could be one of the best pubs we've been to anywhere! Great food only 2 beers on tap, 10* and 12* both excellent, could have easily sat there the rest of the day and the bonus is they speak English! Then back into Prague for dinner at Marina Holesovice, a new brewpub in the Palmovka area, still quite new but a good pub.
Next day we gave the museum Speculum Alchemiae a go, this was really fun a short tour of about 40 minutes but quite interesting I highly recommend it, within a stones throw of the James Joyce pub. Then, I'm sure GCEK will be proud of us as we became quite civilized, The Folk In Seat 61 shall we say, off to Beroun on the modern double-decker City Elephant train then less than 5 minute walk to the Berounsky Medved brewpub. This place is an absolute screamer, located in the middle of a salvage yard amongst vacant looking buildings and many assorted old military vehicles. The beer was great so was the food, and one of the young waitresses spoke English a plus for us. Then train back into Prague and finished off the evening at U Tri Ruzi, our first time there and we will be back, a nice pub. Had lots of fun even though it was a very quick trip, we love Prague and will indeed be back again sooner I hope.
Next morning Prague Airport Shuttle picked us up, driver David entertained us back to the Hlavni Nadrazi for our bus ride back into Germany. However this time it was a Student Agency bus handling the trip for DieBahn. I will have to say the ride was nearly as cushy as the Mercedes we came in on but the seat pitch was an inch or so shorter. Neither me nor My Ladye are long-legged but our knees were right into the seat back in front of us so the ride wasn't very comfy. Oh well, perhaps next trip we’ll conx thru Paris or Amsterdam.
A great trip and a great tour guide!