48 hours in Prague: Explore the must-visit beer restaurant

When visiting the beautiful city of Prague, you will encounter a wealth of historic landmarks, lively streets, and cozy spots that make this city a true dream destination. To make your experience complete, you must try the local cuisine and the world-famous Czech beer. One of the best places to enjoy both is at the Červený Jelen Restaurant (Red Stag in translation), a hidden gem right in the city center.

Beer Restaurant in Prague: the ultimate stop for beer lovers

Located in the historical Špork Palace on Hybernská Street, the Červený Jelen Restaurant is a must-visit for anyone wanting to experience Prague’s culinary delights and professionally tapped beer. The restaurant’s prime location makes it the perfect pit stop during your exploration of nearby attractions, such as the Powder Tower, the Municipal House Prague, and the vibrant Na Příkopě shopping street.

Surrounding attractions you can’t miss:

  1. Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square): Just steps away from Červený Jelen, this lively square is a central hub in Prague. It’s surrounded by notable landmarks such as the Municipal House and the Palladium shopping center, making it a perfect starting point for exploring the city.
  2. Powder Tower (Prašná brána): One of the original city gates, the Gothic Powder Tower stands tall as a symbol of Prague’s medieval past. It’s a short walk from Náměstí Republiky and offers stunning views from the top.

  3. Municipal House Prague (Obecní dům): This Art Nouveau masterpiece is a must-see for architecture enthusiasts. It hosts many concerts and exhibitions, and its opulent interior is a treat for the eyes.
  4. Na Příkopě: This bustling shopping street offers a mix of luxury boutiques and local shops, perfect for a leisurely stroll and some retail therapy. It connects Náměstí Republiky with Wenceslas Square.
  5. Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí): Home to the famous Astronomical Clock (Orloj), the Old Town Square is the heart of Prague’s historic district. The clock’s hourly show attracts crowds from around the world.
  6. Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí): A hub of activity, Wenceslas Square is rich in history and modern attractions. It’s the perfect spot for people-watching and enjoying the lively atmosphere.
  7. Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo): A historic venue where Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” premiered, the Estates Theatre is a cultural treasure worth visiting.

The heart of Czech beer culture

At the Červený Jelen Restaurant, beer is more than just a drink—it’s an experience. The restaurant features the tallest beer tower in the world, spanning three floors and housing twelve copper tanks, each filled with freshly tapped Pilsner Urquell. This ensures every pint you taste is of the highest quality, carefully poured by a team of expert bartenders led by the well-known Igor Kolivošek.

Culinary delights

Beyond its outstanding beer, Červený Jelen offers a menu packed with modern Czech dishes and seasonal specialties crafted by Chef Marek Fichtner. Whether you crave a juicy Wagyu steak or a traditional pork cutlet, each dish is designed to pair perfectly with the rich flavors of the locally brewed beer (in Pilsen).

During the warmer months, you can enjoy your meal on one of the two peaceful outdoor terraces, providing a relaxing escape in the heart of the city.

Easy access and central location

Getting to Červený Jelen is simple. It’s conveniently located near major transport hubs, including Masaryk Station and the Main Train Station, with easy access to all three metro lines. This makes it an ideal starting point for your Prague day trips or a quick stop during your city tour.

Things to do in Prague. Explore more.

  • Charles Bridge: An iconic structure that connects the Old Town with the Lesser Town, offering stunning views of the Vltava River and Prague Castle.
  • Prague Castle: The largest ancient castle in the world, a complex that includes historical palaces, churches, and gardens.
  • Lesser Town (Malá Strana): A picturesque district filled with charming streets, Baroque buildings, and cozy cafes.

In just 48 hours in Prague, you can dive into the city’s rich history, lively culture, and delicious food. No visit to this beautiful city would be complete without a stop at Červený Jelen Restaurant to savor the best-tapped beer in Prague.

Enjoy your stay in Prague!

Evelyn Wagner