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Potrefena Husa restaurants, Staropramen group

Burger Potrefena Husa (© Potrefena Husa)While walking in Prague’s centre, you will probably notice several Potrefena Husa restaurants. If you get in, you’ll see that they only have Staropramen beer or beers from the same group (for instance Stella Artois, which is distributed by Staropramen on the Czech market). This is simply due to the fact that this chain of restaurants was launched by the beer group.

A popular chain of restaurants

This chain of restaurants is very popular amongst the young working population (20-30 years of age), and the brand Potrefena Husa has succesfully developed in secondary cities namely in Plzen, Olomouc, Ostrava or Zlin. Potrefena Husa has now more than 30 restaurants operated in the Czech Republic.

Menus may vary depending on restaurants, but you’ll always find the Czech classic dishes (svickova, Plzen gulas, or pork schnitzel), as well as some very common international dishes such as burgers, chicken wings, grilled salmon and potato purée.

A great option for a cheap lunch

Some of the restaurants are located in the very centre – if you’re planning on going there for dinner, make sure you make a booking as they get very busy even during week days. At lunch time, you will be able to get the typical lunch menu (very common in Czech Republic) where you get a soup and a choice of 4 main dishes (one being light in calories). The soup will cost you approximately one euro, while the main dish costs from 4 to 6 euros – a great deal especially if you’re on a small budget. Still, one thing you may have to do is ask one of the waiters (who are always happy to help) to translate the lunch menu for you, as these are generally only on Czech.

Here below are some of Potrefena Husa restaurants in the centre :
Praha Hybernska – Dlážděná 1003, Prague 1 (Booking: +420 224 243 631)
Praha Národní třída – Národní třída 364/39, Prague 1 (Booking: +420 273 130 555)
Praha Vinhrady – Vinohradská 104, Prague 3 (Booking: +420 267 310 360)
Praha Holešovice – Dukelských hrdinů 696/43, Prague 7 (Booking: +420 233 931 003)

For more information and the menu, you may check Potrefena Husa website (only in Czech).

Chapeau Rouge, Prague 1, old town

Chapeau Rouge is one of these bars that stands out in Prague’s old town nice scene. First, each day they offer different kind of music and ambience in their 3 different levels. But it’s also a great crowd of locals, expats and tourists. This great mix creates a nice and lively atmosphere.

Chapeau Rouge, lively bar 7 days a week

Chapeau Rouge is open 7 days a week and opens until late every night, and there is always a good crowd of people around, and it’s nice to go there either for an after work-drink or late nights drinks with friends.

Finally, drinks are quite cheap in Chapeau Rouge, you’ll pay 40CZK (about 1.5 EUR) for a Staropramen beer, and around 100CZK (about 4 EUR) for mixers and cocktails, depending on what you get.

If you want to know more about Chapeau Rouge, and get programs, have a look at their website.

Residence Belgicka, Vinohrady, Prague 2

MaMaison Residence Belgicka in Vinohrady is one of these residences where you may sometimes feel at home. The staff is friendly, but not over you every time you come in and out of the residence, and you live in a nice residential area, with a few expats around.

A cozy apart hotel with budget prices

This modern and cosy residence offers 24 large apartments, and 6 studios. And they offer a lot of free services, life wifi in your room, a fitness centre, a sauna, laundry room, and 24h reception!

The rates are very good, and the cheaper rooms (studios, 30 to 40m2) will be in the range of 60-70 EUR per night. Should you wish to get a one-bedroom or two bedroom apartment (they range from 45 to 70 m2) you’ll have to pay slightly more, but will often find rates below 100 EUR, as long as you book your room early enough. Considering that these larger apartments can fit 4 to 6 people, it will definitely be a good budget option.

To find more on Belgicka residence, as well as MaMaison hotels and residences, you may have a look at their website.