Unlike many of the old-fashioned Czech beer halls in Prague, U Medvídku hasn’t yet been spoiled by the influx of tourists, although it has been known to cater for small tour groups, so disaster may loom. The pub is really quite small: a copper bar stands in the centre of the room, constructed from old brewing paraphernalia, with a small lounge area next door where locals watch football or ice hockey.
More space is available in the larger beer hall next door, which serves up some decent traditional food alongside delicious Budvar. There is a garden at the rear, open during the summer, but it’s tiny, enclosed and with no view. Upstairs is a little pension, which has retained as many of the original features as possible.
The main attractions are the beer and the authentic Czech vibe. Good as a late night pit-stop on the way home from dinner or for a relaxing drink in the afternoon shade.