La Casa Blů

Left to his own devices, Brewsta returns to a favorite Old Town hangout for beer, nachos, and people-watching

"A man can be himself only so long as he is alone."
Arthur Schopenhauer
There are times when I want to go out, but no one else can play.

When that happens, there are various things I do. Sometimes, I end up at La Casa Blů.

For me, there's really one reason I go. I'll get to that a little later.

When I showed up at the Old Town establishment at 6pm, it was relatively empty. That would change shortly.

By 8pm, it filled up with a young crowd, including many students, as far as I could tell. A number of people had MacBooks on their tables.

There's Mexican-style food on the menu, but some people come just to drink. The bar serves mixed drinks and cocktails, many for under 100 CZK. A mojito was 115 CZK.

But this is no fancy cocktail lounge. The yellow-walled room looked a little worn, but it had a pleasant, lived-in feeling. It is filled with simple wood tables and rickety old chairs.

As for myself, I skipped the cocktails and stuck with a half-liter of Pilsner Urquell (39 CZK).

They also have Staropramen and Velvet on tap.

Along with my beer, I had an order of the chili con carne nachos. A portion for one person was 138 CZK.

The ground beef with red beans was spread generously over the top of flour tortilla chips with melted cheese. I really love when the chili sauce begins to soak into the chips and they achieve the perfect state between soft and crunchy.

There were several slices of jalapenos, but I wished for more. I can't get enough of those.

What I didn't need so much were the whole black and green olives, the corn niblets, or the few slices of pickled carrot.

They aren't part of the true nacho experience for me. Still, they didn't significantly detract from my overall enjoyment.

A portion of chili nachos for two was 198 CZK. But, honestly, the single portion is pretty darn big and filling for one. Two could split a single as a beer snack and be satisfied.

But on this day, I was alone.

And I was more than happy to drink my cold beer, eat my tasty nachos, and do some serious people-watching.

I'll leave it up to you figure out which was the main attraction.

La Casa Blů
Kozí 15
Prague 1
Tel.: (+420) 224 818 270

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