The Iron Curtain Pub in Prague

During our trip to Prague we sampled a few pubs. I’ve already written a review about one of them. The Iron Curtain Pub also deserves a review. While the previous review showcased a traditional pub, this one is all about propaganda. As soon as I walked in I felt like I was sitting in a museum. Yet it was better than a museum since I could quench my thirst whilst taking in all the cool stuff. And there is much to take in. Artifacts from the communist reign in Prague adorn the walls.

When we walked in the staff was very friendly and selected a couple of lagers for us to try. If you aren’t a beer fan, they also have different vodkas for you to sample. This pub is a fun place to visit, especially if you are a history nerd like me. I think the pictures will give you an idea of the feel of the place.


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I give this pub 5 out of 5 stars.

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 ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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31 Responses to The Iron Curtain Pub in Prague

  1. Caroline says:

    What a name for a pub!

    • TBM says:

      It got my attention. And all the stuff inside is so cool.

      • Caroline says:

        But a bit creepy too, in a way, no?

      • TBM says:

        It can be. The fall of the wall seems so long ago and yet when I was visiting you can still see the effects and I realized that it wasn’t that long ago. I can’t imagine what it was like. I love that they are keeping this part of their history fresh since it shouldn’t be swept under the rug.

  2. petit4chocolatier says:

    Entertainment in the restroom is always interesting!!

  3. AussyDog says:

    I don’t drink…at all….but I would just to see that pub. Looks freakishly amazing. I love the style! Thx for sharing!

  4. fgassette says:

    Very interesting place. I would have done just what you did. Photograph the place. Thanks for sharing this place of interest.


  5. bebs1 says:

    It is like a politicized Bucca de Beppo. Fun!

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    A name like that tells me the owner has a sense of humor. Cheers!

  7. Carl V. says:

    Yes, I like the look of that place. Like the tunnel/bunker feel of the rounded ceiling and all the historical communist-era stuff would be so fascinating to look at, especially in a country where that history is/was alive. I can see why you liked it.

  8. pattisj says:

    It does resemble a museum! Thanks for the tour.

  9. elisaruland says:

    What an interesting atmosphere, it just oozes history and stories from the past. I’d definitely have a drink here!

  10. Fascinating place! Makes me think of Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin for some reason.

  11. Carol says:

    What an cool place. I think I’d be too distracted looking around to actually have a drink. Thanks for the tour.

  12. Northern Narratives says:

    I am also a history nerd so I know I would love this place. The photos are fab.

  13. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’d give the vodka a go!

  14. Subhan Zein says:

    #PS: My subscription has gone messed up, so now I am resubscribing, looking forward to reading some more! 🙂

  15. It’s hard to go wrong combining lager and history. Awesome!

  16. bocafrau says:

    It was certainly an interesting era in our lives!

  17. Jo Bryant says:

    Beer, vodka and an entertaining loo…it has my vote

  18. The Hook says:

    Very cool – comrade!

  19. nrlymrtl says:

    We just simply don’t have pubs here in the US desert southwest, so thank you for sharing pub stories. Perhaps in another 100 years, we will have reached that milestone of civilization, the corner pub in every city… er village.

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