Well done to the Guardian

10 of the best ways to enjoy Prague … on a budget
It’s one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, which means plenty of overpriced tourist traps. Here’s how to avoid them

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Cheap beer abounds: U Fleků has been brewing for 500 years and the venue’s complex of lounges, beer garden and regular live music and cabaret have made it perennially popular. A 0.4l glass of its delicious house brew costs £1.60 and an accompanying potato soup will set you back just £1.90.

So they send you to one of the most notorious tourist rip off joints in the city?

13 thoughts on “Well done to the Guardian”

  1. Was in Prague about 4 years ago, wonderful place. Found a small bar down a back street selling staropramen for the equivalent of 65p a bottle, and were outraged, OUTRAGED when we paid £1.10 for the same when in a bar on the square next to the astronomical clock.

  2. One of the nice things about Prague is that even the top tourist rip-offs are no more expensive than a Starbucks back home.

  3. Prague is great. Even the drug dealers are friendly.

    Last time I was there a little African guy approached me in Wenceslas Square and offered to get me some charlie. I said no thanks, I was already really drunk anyway, and he gave me a cheery big smile and wished me and the wife a good evening.

    You wouldn’t get that sort of customer friendliness in London.

  4. “they send you to one of the most notorious tourist rip off joints”

    Of course they do.

    Most of these kind of articles are written by people who’ve been there once, paid for on expenses, and went to the Tourist Office for their information.

    The people who really know these things, aren’t telling anybody, for obvious reasons.

  5. Guardian journalists think nothing of paying £4/litre – that is £6.86 a pint – for *lager*. That is why the Grauniad is continually loss-making.
    My wife decided we should have a week in Prague instead of a silver wedding party, booked us into a boutique suite attached to a multi-star restaurant. Not cheap but certainly no rip-off, decent value for money. I don’t remember being ripped off anywhere in Prague, with the possible exception of one historic monument which charged a few quid to enter and there was almost nothing left to look at. French wine was silly prices but Moravian wine was decent value even at restaurant prices.

  6. “Guardian journalists think nothing of paying £4/litre – that is £6.86 a pint – for *lager*. ”

    Err, John, I think you’ve just channelled your arithmetic from the Grauniad there…

  7. “Guardian journalists think nothing of paying £4/litre – that is £6.86 a pint – for *lager*. That is why the Grauniad is continually loss-making.”

    Amazing what Oxbridge can do for you.

  8. “Guardian journalists think nothing of paying £4/litre – that is £6.86 a pint – for *lager*. That is why the Grauniad is continually loss-making.”

    To be fair, that’s probably expenses more than anything else. Though they inadvertently prove Friedman’s rule about not caring about getting value for money spending someone else’s money.

  9. in fairness, my 10 year old guide to Prague lists this place as $$.

    So not outrageous but……thins might have changed in 10 years.

    ceteris paribus, as we political econcomists say.

  10. So Much For Subtlety

    The Guardian this week has published an article by everyone’s bat-sh!t crazy insane lesbian Julie Bindel calling for all men to be rounded up and put in camps. And the amusingly titled “They stung me in the testicles but I still love wasps”. I am amazed any writers for the Guardian still have testicles, but there you go.

    Writing trash about Prague is the least of their worries.

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