Do you know the difference between a weak burger and a burger that has strength? Well this gentleman does. And if you go to The Tavern so will you. In the past few months Prague has been going through somewhat of a hamburger craze. And while listening to a vegetarian rating a burger joint might seem as rational as asking Ron Swanson to judge a salad bar, this is a place I am not ashamed to suggest, mainly because they also carry two awesome veggie burgers.
The Tavern is located at right at edge of Vinohrady and Žižkov, right next to Riegerovy Sady. It’s modest, cozy, and usually quite packed, so it’s good to make a reservation beforehand, especially since they have only opened the doors to public in 2012 and are still in a beta-testing mode, with limited opening hours – Tuesdays (17:00-22:00) and Wednesdays to Saturdays (11:30-22:00).
From my carnivore friends, I have heard nothing but praise about their Tower of Power and Blue Smoke burgers, for myself I can heartily recommend the Urban Garden and Spinach Bean bomb, centered around a lentil/mushroom and spinach/bean patty, respectively. To go along with it, one might recommend the Ježek beer (hedgehog in Czech) or the Easy Rider, a special American pale ale. When you are done, take a stroll into the nearby Riegerovy sady (check the Riegerovy Sady article), sit down on a bench with the best view of the Prague Castle (my favorite at least) and enjoy some quiet digesting time.