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History of Czech Beer

Contact lens, sugar cubes and Semtex aside, the Czechs‘ greatest claim to fame is that they invented the world’s original Pilsner beer. Probably every Bohemian pub regular visitor knows that, by the late 1830s, the German-speaking inhabitants of Pilsen were disgruntled with the local beer, a top-fermented, dark, cloudy brew …

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Restaurants in Prague where you can eat game meat

Every food lover has probably noted in his gastronomic calendar that autumn is the time for game meat. Venison can be found on a limited basis throughout the year, but it is largely a seasonal affair, which will pleasantly enrich the diet. Among game meat we include feathered (pheasant, partridge, …

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Czech Spirits

Shooters are a serious thing in Czech drinking culture. Should you drink a shot with some-one and match them shot-for-shot all night, you are considered trustworthy and you'll have a friend for life. That is, of course, providing that they can recognise you the following day.

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The Main Beer Companies

Although there's numerous big labels promoting their beers throughout the country and overseas, mergers within the beverage industry have ensured a less diverse selection, with most Prague restaurants and pubs serving some, if not all, of the national brands listed below: Plzeň (Pilsner Urquell) is the market leader.

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Pub Culture and Etiquette

As in every other country, the types of pubs and restaurants that are found in Prague differ enormously, with each of them having different expected standards of behaviour attached to them. Restaurants are generally more genteel and akin to restaurants anywhere else in the world, but pubs are rougher and it is important that you don’t upset any of the other drinkers, otherwise problems could materialize.

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Becherovka

Most of the time, fond memories of travelling are linked to memorable culinary experiences. This explains why Becherovka Original, which is a herbal liqueur with over 200 years of tradition, gives the Czech Republic such a good name. As one of the Czech Republic's icons, this completely natural herbal liqueur unites people from all across the planet.

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Czech Wine

When you think about Czech alcohol, the first thing that will spring to mind is the famous beer brewed in parts of the country. What is less known though is the amount of wine that the country produces – a practice that has gone on since the Roman era, proved by the discovery of a vintner’s knife at a Roman camp in southern Moravia. King Charles IV even gave wine making the royal seal of approval in 1358, as he had been educated in France, a country long famed for its wine.

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Steak Restaurants in Prague

Prague is meat country, which means that steak lovers will be spoilt for choice. Steaks are not only served in steak restaurants, but just about everywhere, though not every place has the expertise to serve up the perfect steak. You might head to a local restaurant serving dishes at local prices, choose classic TGI Friday's or opt for some of the real steak-house gems dotted throughout Prague.

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Vegetarian Restaurants

Vegetarian restaurants are still quite rare in Prague, but this is changing fast. Although locals enjoy traditional Czech food, not all Czechs are non-vegetarian. As part of the international trend, Czechs are becoming increasingly health-conscious and getting into healthy and organic food, with new vegetarian restaurants hitting the high streets each year.

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