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An Afternoon in Prague’s Beer Gardens
Summer in Prague means sun, suds, sights and good times
so who wants to sit in a stuffy restaurant or dark bar when beer gardens
abound? The ambience is better, the beer cheaper, and yet the slightly
obscure locations of Prague’s beer gardens means they’re not easy to find.
In out-of-the-way corners of the city and parks the more enterprising
individual can get a flavor of the real Prague. With as many different
vibes as there are different tastes, beer gardens have something to offer
just about everyone. Unlike pubs, each beer garden tends to only serve
one brand of beer with other drink choices being pretty limited. The food
available is also predictable, with a few recurring meals. There is klobasa—fried
Czech sausage with chleb (bread, usually dark) and hor(c(ice (mustard)
on a cardboard tray—and párek v rohliku (a hot dog with mustard). Some
places offer little else; a few, however, have full restaurant menus and
a selection of drinks.