In the most prestigious area of Bratislava – Horský prak, where foreign embassies and many villas are situated, there is one of the oldest pubs, Funus. People stop by, when coming from the church Kalvaria or when finishing their walk in the park nearby, or when finishing their bike route, or they just come to relax and have a beer.
It is not a fancy restaurant, which you might imagine going by the pretty expensive residencies around, instead it looks like a pub from 30 years ago. A yard with wooden benches and tables, some of them have roofs. Between them, there are more than 100 year old chestnuts trees, which you’ll appreciate during hot summer days.
There are many people sitting, drinking, talking, some dogs barking at others, and kids yelling all around. If you are eager for a waitress look for a window labeled “výčap” and go order for yourself. I like kofola and vinea, both are draught soft drinks. Their beers are very popular among locals, they have Chotebor and Budvar, which are non-pasteurised. If you want to celebrate add Horec, a shot of vodka with gentian extraction, which makes it bitter. They cook seasonal dishes and the prices are friendly.
One of my favourite summer spots. Thanks to the owner for keeping this spot alive.