U Zlateho Tygra

224Today’s pub is not a London establishment. In fact, it’s in Prague. We spent a few days last week in the Czech Republic and our guidebook and our guide from our beer tasting tour suggested U Zlateho Tygra. It’s a traditional Czech pub. And I suggest getting there early since it fills up. When we walked in, all of the tables were reserved. I must have looked disappointed since one of the waiters rushed over and sat us at one of the reserved tables. I didn’t scrutinize the signs enough. Most of the tables were reserved for later in the evening.

There aren’t fancy leather seats like you find in some English pubs. Instead you sit at 227simple wooden tables and are served one type of beer: Pilsner Urquell. We got a kick out of the fact that you don’t actually order. When we were seated, another waiter brought us two beers. Then he set a slip of paper down and made two tick marks. For lazy people, like us, this is brilliant. I watched the bartender. All he does is fill up mugs with beer constantly. The waiters continually look to see who needs a beer. The better half finished before me and it didn’t take a waiter long to spy this. Another was brought, and another tick mark on our paper.


You can order food there, but we had just had lunch so we passed. I should have asked for a menu for research, but I totally spaced it. I was enjoying the atmosphere too much. Tourists and locals share tables. The chatter in different languages was incessant. Laughter was plentiful. All in all, I felt welcome and cozy. If you are in Prague I recommend stopping by this place. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Almost empty. Time to find another pub!

Almost empty. Time to find another pub!

After a couple of beers, we settled our tab and were off to seek out a different pub. The next pub had a completely different vibe, but was just as cool. That will be next week’s review. Have a great weekend everyone!


About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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41 Responses to U Zlateho Tygra

  1. I vaguely remember this having to stop more beer coming. I wasn’t very good at it.

  2. That place would be dangerous for me for sure. I would be under the table in no time if they fill your glass that regularly LOL!! Sounds great though :).

  3. jmgoyder says:

    I want to go there!

  4. paulaacton says:

    I would be stuffed I don’t drink beer 😦

  5. Always wanted to go to Prague. Close friends went once and they introduced me Pilsner Urquell. It tastes great!

  6. Beth Ann says:

    It sounds and looks like an awesome place and what a great simple system, huh??? Brilliant. Takes all the pondering out of what to get!!! Offer one and that settles it. Great pictures as usual!

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    Love the casual feel of this place … and serving one kind of beer is priceless – plus you obviously enjoyed it!

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    A pub crawl in Prague eh – you should try the Topsham ten! If this was just your first I’m impressed at how much beer you can down 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. Carl V. says:

    That is an interesting idea and would be fun to try, unless of course one didn’t like that kind of beer. 🙂 I love the arched ceilings in that place.

  10. How fun! I couldn’t touch alcohol when I was in Prague because of food poisoning (bad yogurt in Berlin) so I’ll live vicariously through you. 🙂

  11. AussyDog says:

    Anytime you’re on a vacation and you can rate something 5 out of 5 it’s a fantastic feeling. Glad you had a great time 🙂

  12. Northern Narratives says:

    The atmosphere sounds perfect. I guess that’s one reason why it’s a five star pub 🙂

  13. lynnsbooks says:

    I must make a note of this – I know I’m going to get to Prague soon!
    Lynn 😀

  14. petit4chocolatier says:

    Sounds like a great place to visit!!

  15. T.F.Walsh says:

    What a gorgeous place…and lots of fun by the sounds of it.

  16. Novroz says:

    one thing that makes me wonder is, how did u stop the drink from coming?

  17. Looks very cosy 🙂 5/5?! They did very well!

  18. I’ve had Pilsner Urquell but would love to drink it in an authentic setting like this!

  19. What a great review! I really loved Prague. Thank you for taking me back there, if only for a few minutes.

    • TBM says:

      Prague is one of those cities that doesn’t disappoint. So many people raved about it and I was a little hesitant that it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. It did and surpassed them.

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