U Templáře

Good, cheap Pilsner and an Old Town location don't make up for abrupt service and an abrasive clientele

Video on YouTube

Related articles

Facebook comments

Craft House Prague

27 taps with excellent craft beers and ciders in the center...

Comeflex Consulting s.r.o.

Ready-made company from COMEFLEX

Crazy Bubbles

Stag Parties & Fun Events in Prague

Cafe 80's

Feel the rhythm and party to the biggest hits of the 80’s!

Kobe Sausages Prague

Hungarian Fast Food in Prague

Dominikánsky Dvůr - Zemský...

Premium craft brewery in Prague 4

Craft House Prague

The House of Craft Beer in Prague

Gin & Tonic Club

Where others end up with a lemon or cucumber, we just begin


Prague’s # 1 source for Czech news in English…


Expat and Czech Business Professional Network


Deutschsprachiges Informationsportal

This combined pub and gambling bar (herna) probably sells 4,000 liters of beer per month - the amount necessary for a brewery to sponsor you as a tank pub - to the same 50 or 60 people.

Upon arrival we were asked to join another table. Fine. But the one we chose was already reserved and the people sitting there were also asked to move after having been there for who knows how long.

The entire place had about 15 people in it, with four out of six huge tables reserved for people who came 90 minutes late. The waiter, whom I'd secretly renamed "Spaceman Skunkman" due to an outrageously poor choice in coiffure, was fairly quick with the pivo but was more interested in getting back to his inextinguishable cigarette at the bar. He was not interested in pleasing any customer whose ass he hadn't already seen on "Ass Night" the week before.

This pub is for Czechs. It is not foreigner-friendly and carries no frills. English is not used here, let alone horribly butchered Czech from an obvious foreigner. The general impression is abrasive, but it would be possible to enjoy this place as a regular. Two things are going for it: Location and Price. Yummy beer in Prague 1 for that price can’t be beat.

Drunk Sparta fans were in abundance, and a drunk Angolan who spoke perfect Czech gave us two large coffee mugs connected to a container of instant coffee with fresh cinnamon sticks and a mini grater all tied together to make up for his drunk friend propositioning my girlfriend right in front of me.

To top it all off, the "reserved" table ended up being for about 50 American and British tourists, who all arrived complaining about something in loud flagrant voices. Amazingly, they were all served within five minutes, adding a few points to U Templáře's overall score, only for those to be taken away, plus some, when at 10:30pm Spaceman Skunkman ambled over and asked for our last order. At 11:00 sharp the lights went out and we all left. Eleven!


I wouldn't come back here again, unless I was looking to pick a fight or get heckled in terrible English by some drunken jerks who should have gone home after their tenth beer.


Pilsner Urquell: 26 CZK


Hostinec U Templáře

Masná 17, Prague 1

Phone: 222 325 296

Metro: Náměstí Republiky (line B)

Tram: 5, 8, 14 (stop: Dlouhá třída)



Beer Temperature: 9 out of 10

Cold and delicious, as always, but served in a mug with a warm handle, slightly offsetting the tactile pleasure of holding a fresh pivo.

Atmosphere: 5/10

Abrasive, cramped, narrow, and very smoky. Gambling machines were in dangerous proximity of all people inside.

Food: N/A

None, unless you count the gum stuck underneath the table.

Culture & Friendliness: 6/10

One word comes to mind: annoying and perturbed. I mean two words. Shit, three…

Service: 6.5/10

Quick and minimal. Maybe, uh, informative?

Bathrooms: 6/10

Dirty and broken, but functional and with plenty of space between each urinal. (It smelled oddly like a toy store from my youth in there.) I figure the women's was just as bad.

Garden: N/A

No garden or outdoor seating.

Cleanliness of Taps: 7/10

Moderate, but actually I felt too uncomfortable to approach the bar for a close inspection.

OVERALL: 6.6 out of 10


Accommodation Business Dining Financial Services Government and Utilities Jobs Party & Nightlife Real Estate Services Sightseeing & Attractions Technology Search results in directory
Art and Culture Community Organizations Education Gay & Lesbian Prague Beauty, Health & Wellness Media Pets Relocation Shopping Sports & Recreation Travel

Real Estate

Apartments for rent Apartments for sale Houses for rent Houses for sale New Developments Search results Real Estate Agencies Real Estate Articles & FAQs



American Breweries & Beer British & Irish Burger & BBQ Czech Indian International Seafood Steakhouses Sushi Thai Vegetarian


Post a free ad Books (sell, buy, exchange) Collectables Education Family and kids Fashion Flat share Prague Items for sale Items wanted Job offers Prague Miscellaneous Services


Nightlife in Prague Events for today Events for tomorrow Events for this weekend Events for next 7 days Picks for the week


Jobs Flat share Find an apartment Real Estate Agencies Moving Companies Relocation Services Beauty, Health & Wellness Family & Kids in Prague LGBT Life Prague Services in Prague Shopping in Prague Restaurants in Prague Sports in Prague Travel

Family & Kids

F&K Classifieds Pediatricians 24-hour Pharmacies Childcare Toy Shops Prague Prague Activities for Kids Children's Indoor Playgrounds Sports in Prague English Schools International Schools K-12 International Schools Pre Schools Travel