Two Prague Beer gardens with fantastic Views over the City

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Something you should not miss when you are in Prague is a visit to a beer garden which is a part of the Bavarian culture where the whole thing originated in 19th century. The characteristics of a traditional beer garden include trees (no sun umbrellas), wooden benches (no plastic garden chairs), gravel bed (no street pavement), and solid meals (no fast food). Maybe not applicable everywhere but nothing beats a nice summer’s day or evening sipping your beer al fresco accompanied with some local food under a green leafy tree.

Na Hradbach

Na Hradbach in Vysehrad is one of the largest and most popular beer gardens in Prague with a fantastic view over the city specially at sunset. Na Hradbach is known to have one of the best Balkan style grills around.

Beer: Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus and Kozel Světlý Ležák

The menu is quite extensive with grilled klobasa(sausage), rabbit, duck, trout, pork, chicken, and vegetables like eggplant. The place gets full quickly in the evenings with a young cheerful crowd.

Take the red metro line from the city center to Vysehrad and walk 5 minutes towards the cathedral.

Letná Beer Garden

Along the river Vlatava overlooking Staré Město is Letná Beer Garden with great views of Prague and the bridges. Letná Beer Garden is a green leafy oasis and nowhere can be better to sit when the weather is nice and you want a bit of an escape from the tourist masses. Gambrinus is the only beer served here and the menu is a bit sparse, but the view makes up for it. Letná Beer Garden is located in the popular and beautiful city park Letenské Sady suitable for picnics, rollerblading, biking, etc. The beer garden is closest to Letenské Náměstí or Strossmayerovo Náměstí tram stops.