To prevent you from only eating goulash and drinking beer in Prague, I will bring you a list of interesting places you can visit. The list will help you to get rid of hunger and thirst, as well as to protect you from paying twice as much because you’ve chosen the nearest restaurant in the city center. Surprisingly, Prague has fairly high standard, so prices there go along the side with prices in Vienna. Though Prague is a very popular tourist destination, prices may be slightly higher than you would expect for the Czech Republic. But, Prague has a low unemployment rate of just 2.7% and an average salary of €1500, so restaurants and pubs, regardless of prices, are mostly full. Perhaps this is a subjective experience, but the price of hamburgers is 250 CZK on average. You can find hot dogs for 100 to 150 CZK, coffee for 60 to 100 CZK, while beer is the cheapest product and it price ranges between 45 and 50 CZK.
Mr. Hotdog is a cool place for young people, that reminds of American diners. They offer several types of popular and delicious hot dogs and sliders. They have weekly specials always available. For the side dish you can choose salads or fries. If you don’t like beer, which is standard in the Czech Republic, you can refresh yourself with a very tasty lemonade. It is made from a variety of herbal supplements, like lemons, raspberries, strawberries and mint. The price of a hot dog is around 100 CZK, fries are 90 CZK for a basket or 45 CZK as a side dish. Large beer is 45 CZK and lemonade is 59 CZK.
Naše maso or “Our meat” is a modern butcher who, along with meat and meat products, also offers ready meals, which, logically, are abundant in meat. You order and pay on the counter and wait for the meal to be prepared with the receipt. The space is small and almost always full.
You can choose between various hamburgers and sandwiches, traditional Czech ham or sausage. Meal prices are around 80 CZK for sausages and up to 200 CZK for cheeseburgers. Albrecht beer is a great choice along with a meal at a price of 44 CZK.
In addition to the ready-made meals, you can buy a lot of packed products in their store behind. You can choose between already packaged meat products, as well as numerous other local specialties, such as Czech wines, cheeses and other delicacies.
Immediately across the meat shop of Naše maso, there are the Sisters. A cozy family bistro is best known for its offer of Czech sandwiches – chlebíčky, served in a modern way. Instead of the classic bread, they use sunflower or flaxseed bread with spreads and healthy ingredients. For example, you can eat beef sandwiches with goat’s cheese. Salmon or tuna sandwich with vegetables and many other combinations.
You can also enjoy a variety of tasty coffee, with mint, strawberry, raspberry, chocolate and more. Along with coffee and sandwiches, you can also have a tasty and healthy breakfast or soup. The sandwich prices range from 35 to 59 CZK and coffee from 60 to 90 CZK.
Sad Man’s Tongue
Sad Man’s Tounge is a classic Czech pub that, along with roasted and fried food, also offers a large selection of burgers, salads and vegetarian dishes. It is one of the top rated restaurants in Prague according to TripAdvisor. Burgers and sauces are very tasty, all of which come with the fries as a side dish. The price of the burger is about 250 CZK. Burgers are best served with beer, which price ranges from 35 to 40 CZK. The pub is not only known for its excellent food but also by friendly staff. If they notice that you are a tourist, they will try to tell you everything about Prague. They will also give you their city map with all the interesting places described in detail.
Lokal is one of the cheapest and best restaurants in Prague. It is on excellent location near Charles Bridge and locals eat there and praise it. They offer traditional Czech food that includes various roasts with sauces and goulash, served mostly with famous bread or potato dumplings. It’s a crowded place and it’s hard to find a table on the upper floor, but if you go to the basement right away, you’ll probably find a free table. The basement is within stone rocks and looks like a classic wine cellar. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the staff is kind. The meal price ranges between 100 and 135 CZK, side dish price is 35 CZK and the beer price ranges between 35 and 45 CZK.
Česká Kuchyně/Havelská Koruna
Česká Kuchyně and Havelská Koruna are places that offer traditional Czech specialties and probably the cheapest restaurants in Prague. They are contiguous restaurants and are located in the city center, several meters from Old Town Square. They are right next to the famous Havel Market. They are self-service restaurants. You can choose between twenty meals, soups, desserts and salads offered everyday. There are several types of beer, juice and water. The price for one meal is around 100 CZK and the drink is around 30 CZK.
The Alchemist bar
The Alchemist bar is one of the most interesting places in Prague. You will get a lot of recommendations to visit it. It’s a cocktail bar that works only in the evenings. It is located on the first floor of the building in Mustek neighborhood. Mustek is a quarter full of shops, restaurants and cafés, and is therefore a popular destination for younger generations. The Alchemist bar is a place with a mysterious looks. Everything looks like you are in a movie. The offer includes a variety of beverages. The most important are the nine in-house cocktails. The most interesting drink on a menu is “Choose your fate”. After your order it, the mystery happens. I will leave you to discover that by yourself. The price of cocktails are around 200 CZK.