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Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Give up on supermarkets for your bottled beer needs in Prague

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Give up on supermarkets for your bottled beer needs in Prague


Published 15.10.2012
Last updated 11.11.2013
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It is officially time to give up on supermarkets for your bottled beer needs in Prague. There are a number of specialty beer shops that carry a wide selection of beer from different brewers in a range of styles. These shops also bring with them friendly and helpful staff in an environment that gives beer the attention it deserves. Here, we will take a look at some of the best in town; there is sure to be one near you.

1. Base Camp

U Studánky 253/27
Prague 7 - Bubeneč
+420 773 260 707

Mon.-Fri. 13:00-23:00
Sat.-Sun. 15:00-23:00

The funky little pivotéka (beer shop) known as Base Camp is on the Bubeneč/Letna border and is just a short walk from Letenské náměstí; this is one of my favorite bottle shops around.

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Honza, the owner, is always willing to point out what’s new and what’s hot. I find Base Camp to consistently have some of the best prices on specialty beers in Prague, which makes it the perfect place to stop in for a few bottles to go with your evening meal.

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Unfortunately, they do not have any taps at the shop, but all beers are kept cold and they will be happy to open any bottle and provide you with a glass. There are two large tables in the main room and one big community table in the back ‘Michael Jackson’ room (the king of pop, not the beer guru). Smoking is allowed in the back only.

2. Pivkupectví

Čestmírova 5
Prague 4 - Nusle
+420 723 339 995

Mon.-Fri. 12:30-20:30

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Pivkupectví has been in business for over two years now, and is attached to the very popular Zlý Časy. This little shop has an impressive (and still growing) selection, fair prices, and a reputation for quality. Also, Mike at Odddog.cz has helped their selection of imports become unbeatable, with names like Mikkeller and Nøgne Ø. Dana behind the counter is friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to help in Czech or English. They do not have any taps in the shop, but they don’t need them when Zlý Časy is just 2 doors down. Pivkupectví is in the running for best bottle shop in Prague.

3. Pivní Rozmanitost

Husitská 37
Prague 3 - Žižkov
+420 608 601 601

Mon.-Fri. 14:00-20:30

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Pivní Rozmanitost has quickly made a name for itself, and for good reason. The selection is amazing, and keeps getting better. They carry a lot of hard-to-find imports along with some of the best Czech beers around, and all at very fair prices.  They have also set themselves apart by offering interesting beers from the two taps they have in the shop.

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

You will normally find one beer from Pivovar Nomád (which stems from this shop), and one from another Czech cult brewery. For example, on my last visit they had the Falkon IPA from the very new Pivovar Falkon. For the home-brewer, Pivní Rozmanitost has brewing ingredients available. Stop in to see what’s on tap, and walk away with bottles you didn’t expect.

4. Pivovarský Klub

Křižíkova 17
Prague 8 - Karlín
+420 222 315 777

Mon.-Sun. 11:30-23:30

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Pivovarský Klub is one of those places that has got it all. Great food, six taps upstairs and six downstairs serving an above-average selection of beers, and over 200 local and imported bottles to choose from.

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Prices are a bit on the high side, but this clean, well run, non-smoking pub/bottle shop is a must-stop.

5. Pivní Mozaika

Náměstí Dr.Václava Holého 12 Prague 8 - Libeň
+420 284 680 661

Mon.-Fri. 12:00-20:00

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Operating for just seven months now makes Pivní Mozaika the newest bottle shop in Prague. I don’t make it out to Libeň very often, so I have to thank my friend Rex T. for the heads up on this clean, well laid-out shop with a fun browsing atmosphere.  I always like when a shop has a couple of taps, and Pivní Mozaika comes through. Out of the two taps in the shop only one was flowing, pouring Primátor English Pale Ale. Primátor is a fine choice, but I feel a bottle shop should dig a little deeper into the well of Czech beers. Either way, this excellent little shop is here to stay.

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

6. Pivo a Párek

Korunní 105
Prague 3 - Vinohrady

Mon.-Sun. 10:00-22:00

This is another relatively new shop, less than a year old. They have a selection of Czech beers from 14 different breweries and a number of taps usually serving beers from Žatecky, Holba, and Zubr.

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

It’s great place to stop for a quick lunch (the outdoor seating area is very nice) and a few well-priced Czech beers; bottles are between 15 and 30 CZK.

7. Pivní Galerie

U Průhonu 9
Prague 7
+420 220 870 613

Tues.-Fri. 12:00-13:30 and 15:00-19:00

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

Pivní Galerie was one of the first bottle shops in Prague, and now feels a bit out-of-date to me.

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

There is a dimly-lit room to the side of the shop with 6 tables, 2 taps, and beer snacks; smoking is allowed in this room. Pivní Galerie is a little pricey but worth a stop for a few bottles or beer paraphernalia if you are in the area.

8. Galerie Piva / Beer Shop

Lázeňská 15
Prague 1 - Malá Strana
+420 257 532 687

Mon.-Thurs 9:00-19:00
Fri. 9:00-18:00
Sat.-Sun. 10:00-18:00

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

The Beer Shop is best left to the wandering tourist.

Specialty Beer Stores in Prague

This is an overpriced trap with a selection that lacks character, though in their 20 years of business they have proven their staying power.  

9. U Pivní Lahve

Another newer shop that was at Lucemburská 30, but has seemingly, overnight, become a potraviny. I have not yet found where or if they are moving. If you know, please feel free to share the information. Or, you can watch their facebook page.

The specialty beer shops in Prague have added yet another new element to the booming beer scene, and each one is worth a visit. You never know what new beers you may find or what old favorites you will walk away with. As always, if I have left out your local or favorite pivotéka please share with us, and let’s keep the beer flowing.


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Comment from: Published: 01:08:23 26.10.2012
misadave: http://www.pivnipohotovostpraha.cz sell beer by the keg and also rent taps.
Comment from: Published: 06:52:00 18.10.2012
I have been wanting to throw a keg party for some time.. is there some beer store where you can pick up a keg and a tap, return it the next day?
Comment from: Published: 08:15:11 17.10.2012
Nomád (not a brewery proper, and neither is Falkon, the beers are made at different micro breweries) is actually an enterprise of the owners of Pinví Rozmanitost....
Comment from: Published: 09:51:14 16.10.2012
I haven't been to Base Camp yet, and the idea of a Wacko Jacko room might keep me away. The Zly Casy beer store is my favorite. It's the only place I know in the country where I I can buy actual American micro beers; Flying Dog, Founders, Anchor, Great Divide and more. Plus, the likes of Mikkeller, Kastle, Chimays, Kastle, Lindeman, Mared Sous, Westmalle, Trappists and more. Plus, they have nearly all Czech microbrewery beers, aside from a few like Trebonice. Excellent, ever-expanding selection, friendly and knowledgeable help, and good prices are at Zly Casy's Pivkupectvi.
Comment from: halo_bender Published: 02:02:21 16.10.2012
the one on lucemburska was useless... according to the sign, it was "open every day"... if by "every day" they meant "except the days when we're closed".
Travel Shep(Guest) Published: 01:28:39 15.10.2012
Oh man, this article makes me feel so old. I don't think I have enough days left to sample all those beers. My advice to the young: Get Crack'n! Cheers,