Day by day costs in Prague?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Dec 19, 2012 1:48 AM Last Post By: IrinaStr
Jul 24, 2011 8:03 PM
Day by day costs in Prague?Hi there.
My wife and I are in Prague for five days in mid-September (arriving by train from Berlin/Dresden). We've booked a central apartment and trying to get a handle on general living costs when we're there.
I realise eating and drinking in the centre of Prague will be more expensive than a little further out. But what will it cost me for a beer in a pub - and will it be twice as expensive as on the fringes of the old town? And for a meal in a modest restaurant - what will we be up for there, compared to a meal a little further out? Do pubs/restaurants offer a price-list guide in their windows?
I ask the question after reading a post where a visitor talked about "cheap" beers at a club, and then mentioned 250 crown a beer. That doesn't sound cheap to me (though it was a club and not a pub).
Avoiding the tourist crush and rip-offs, which area will give the best blend of atmosphere and value?
Grateful for any guidance.
Jul 25, 2011 5:21 AM
this link may be of use to you,just good info about eating in Prague.This website is reccommnded by both Lonely Planet and Rough Guide guide books.I know the guy that runs the website fairly well and his info is spot on.
there are links to some resturant discounts as well.
Jul 25, 2011 6:33 AM
2The Prague is very touristic place including all the staff comming within. the price differences are extreme. the standard price for draught 0,5l of the Pisner Urquel (the best Czech beer) is arround 30,- CZK in standard pub. When you buy this at Venceslav or Staromestske square you pay at least 200,- per 0,33 from the bottle.
The old town is fantastic but very expensive! Just few steps away you can find normal prices for example at Zizkov, Karlin or nearby main railway station. Also in the city centre there are "normal" prices but don´t try to look for them at the most turistic places.
Standard meal is from 200,- to 400,- CZK. In some places you can choose the Daily Menu just for 100,- CZK or you can eat in very expensive places for more than 10 times more. Night time spendings are a bit higher in clubs and pubs in the center cause there is no standard (cheaper) option. For the late night/early morning eating you can choose the strreet option at bottom end of Venceslav square (non-stop and tasty).
My favorite place to eat and drink is a bit farther of the city centre but you can get there by metro C, stop Budejovicka, there is Pizza Coloseum restaurant with self draughting Pilsner Urquel and tasty meal. When you are in Prague, which is beautiful, don´t forgot to visit some of the surroundings attractions like Karlstejn Castle, Cesky Krumlov, Konopiste Castle, Hluboka nad Vltavou castle etc.
If you wish to enjoy more calm stay and know something more about Czech country and people, don´t hesitate to visit Brno, Olomouc, Moravian Karst or other places in our beautiful country. For local transportation you can use the railway or buses. Look at www.idos.cz for trains and regular buses or www.sa.cz for long distance comfortable buses. For Prague public transportation look at http://www.dpp.cz/en/
Jul 27, 2011 9:19 PM
3Could you make some comments on eating places in Smíchov area compared to other areas? Any recommendation on places favoured by locals? We will be staying near the metro Andel stop. Rick Steve's Prague book mentions nothing about that area. Thanks, Eric
Jul 28, 2011 6:40 AM
this will give you some ideas,the P Andel Pilsner resturant was the one I was thinking of right opposite the Metro station and Kozlovna ,the Kozel resturant I mentioned.
this link will give you an idea of some pub/resturants some of which I have mentioned.
The whole website is pretty good for finding half decent pub/resturants and you can click on each area or search by beer type.
If you are going to be there over the warmer weather head out to some of the Beer Gradens,I can Highly reccommen the ones in Riegrory sady and in Letna Park,ok you need to get a tram out to them but worth it,cheap beer and nice views from Letna,you can get snack type food in them but both places have a resturant within a few yards walking distance.
Reigrory Sady even has a big screen TV outdoors to watch sport on in the evenings.
Jul 28, 2011 12:32 PM
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Jul 28, 2011 9:38 PM
7Fantastic! Thank you all for your help, and especially to Craig and Moraviatrip for going to so much trouble. It is really appreciated and I know we will have a great time in Prague
Jul 28, 2011 10:51 PM
8glad to be of help,I am a regular visitor to the city (thank you low cost carriers) and love the place,I mainly go for the beer and the beer festivals but the whole city is fantastic,yeah it does have it's ugllier side like all cities but I am sure you will have a great time there.
Please if you can and the weather is nice then get to the Beer gardens I mention,this is where you will meet real Praguers,yeah likely a few of the more adventurous tourists but in the main mostly locals.
Dec 19, 2012 1:48 AM
9Thanks a whole lot, guys! Will visit Prague for first time in Feb and your experience really helps a lot.
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