Please allow us to introduce a unique culinary experience located right in the centre of Prague, about 400 m away from Wenceslas Square - the first New Town Restaurant Brewery, founded in 1993.
The popularity of beer has been well documented for several generations of Prague inhabitants.
A hundred years ago, there were many old-style burgess breweries in the New Town, where the brewing licence was handed down from father to son.
Besides the homely pubs, the people of the Old Town also enjoyed the small breweries with their unique atmosphere, where the "homemade" beer was consumed on the spot.
The old chronicles state that in 1434 a house was built on this site by the maltster, Vanek Zpevak, who lived here and held a licence to brew beer, the so-called "brewing right". The current building was built by the well-known Prague architect Frantisek Buldra in 1902.
The establishment of today's restaurant brewery in 1993 picked up on an old, long-forgotten and discontinued tradition from the 14th century. The great idea of combining the mini-brewery with a restaurant in a single unit gave rise to a unique complex with efficiently interconnected cellars and surface-level rooms.
This extensive complex has affluently and attractively decorated interiors ranging from the Gothic hall style to the 1920s and 1930s, including a summer terrace. The total seating capacity is 400.
On entering the brewery, you find yourself in the main hall - the BREWHOUSE - where our brewers brew beer in the brewing rooms. Beyond the brewhouse are the GENTLEMEN'S LOUNGE and the air-conditioned COUNCILLORS' LOUNGE. When you walk past the kitchen, you find yourself in the CAVE, where you can enjoy a picturesque view of Prague. In the FERMENTING CELLAR you can take a seat at one of the tables and watch the beer fermenting in large fermenting vats. From here the beer is pumped into the storage cellar, where it is matured for six weeks. The three deepest rooms are the GOTHIC HALLS.
In the summer, customers seek out the TERRACE and the BARN, which are right next to each other.
The beer at the New Town Brewery is brewed with Ziemann equipment and uses exclusively Czech raw materials, i.e. Czech malt and Zatec hops. It is brewed in the traditional manner - a brewhouse, a fermenting cellar, and a storage cellar. The light or dark 11° unfiltered New Town wheat beer is free of preservatives and contains a full range of vitamin B and other minerals. It is a completely natural product. The beer is not filtered and has the opal hue of yeast.
The New Town Brewery specializes in traditional Czech cuisine - offering classic specialities such as tripe soup, sharp-tasting garlic soup, sirloin, brewery goulash, roast knuckle of pork served with horseradish and mustard, and roast piglet.
Health-food enthusiasts will also find dishes here to suit their taste: a large selection of vegetable salads, vegetarian meals, and fish. The menu is large enough for everyone to pick something to their fancy.