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Richter Brewery Pub or Pivovar u Bulovky is not a place that you will find by chance while having a leisurely stroll. It is rahter far from the centre. The easiest and fastest way to get there is taking Metro B to Palmovka and from there another few more minutes by tram (10, 24, 25) to the stop Bulovka, then you will still have to walk another 100m or so.
A friend who had been there at a concert recommended it. I had never been in the area (and, honestly, was not missing much), so I had to do a bit of research on the internet to find it (my friend didn't remember the exact location). I finally decided to go one day and, actually, I walked past without noticing it. This hospoda does not announce itself with much fuss, so if you are a bit distracted you could be standing right at the door and still wonder where it is.
But what makes me go all the way there is the beers.
There are always two or three on tap, Richter Ležák being the one available every day, the rest will depend a lot on what Mr Richter felt like cooking. Most beers are not the usual stuff you can find at most places in Prague. There are a lot of top fermented kinds like Porter, Alt, Stout or Weizenbock together with different lagers, and even once an hybrid, all of them very good, sometimes simply great.
The only weak spot is the service, that can sometimes be slow and a bit erratic, making you wait longer than you would like to order or pay.
In a nutshell, Pivovar u Bulovky is a place where your really must fancy going, but bothering to do so is really worth it. You can be sure to find good food, great beer in a nice atmosphere and completely safe from tourist groups.
But be aware, Richter Brewery is very popular with people from the neighbourhood, it fills very quickly and it gets very noisy, specially on Friday evenings when usually there are concerts. So if you think of making your way there, be sure to have a reservation.
Pivovar u Bulovky
180 00 Praha 8 – Libeň