This classic blue collar dive was given a dramatic makeover in the late nineties. Now, large swathes of refurbished copper adorn the bars and the grandiose main room opens up onto what was once a third-story ceiling. The spacious room features rows of well-tended, comfy tables and booths nestled among alcoves and balconies and big screen TVs showing sporting events. Although it has more or less shed its working class origins, U Vejvodu manages to keep the Czech pub spirit alive. Pilsner is a reasonable CZK 34 per half liter, and the food is traditional Czech fare with some pasta and salad dishes thrown in for good measure. Food is served from 10 am until 2 am. At 360 seats, it is one of the largest pub restaurants in Prague, but do not be fooled by its size, U Vejvodu is quite popular and it can be difficult to get a seat. To be safe, get there early or be prepared to wait.
Jilská 4, Praha 1, +420 224 219 999, www.restauraceuvejvodu.cz
Address: Jilská 4, Praha 1