Today’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 simple 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.
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!