This is a pub with a perfect location. I suppose every visitor of Prague intends, sooner or later, to visit the Prague castle. Well, this spot is only a 10 minute walk from there.
Černý vůl (Black bull) is an old-fashioned Prague pub, but don’t expect any touristic fancy stuff – you will only find one room with narrow wooden benches to sit and heavy wooden tables to put your beer down. However it is said to serve the best dark beer in Prague and its atmosphere is unique.
Around lunchtime you will find here at least several people with suits and ties – most probably employees of the near Ministry of Foreign Affairs coming to have their meal. In the evening it usually gets a bit crowded (by locals mostly) and it may occur that there won’t be any more places to sit. You can still have one “nastojáka” (= on the feet).
As for quality of the service, the staff is a sort of endangered species due to their rudeness and ability to make you feel unwelcome, which was the “default setting” in many pubs during the previous regime. However the beer is simply great and I thinks it’s really worth the experience of anti-customer oriented behavior of the staff. The variety of meals isn’t very wide but they have all you need to eat with a beer (sausages, pickled Camembert, toasts…).
Hostinec u Černého vola | Bars, Restaurants (Czech) | Beer Kozel 0.5L CZK 30
Loretánské nám. 1 | +420220513481
10:00 – 22:00 daily