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The Czech Beer Festival in Prague

If it’s one thing the Czech people know, it’s how to drink and have fun

The Czech Republic is known for producing some of the best beers in the world, so it’s no surprise that they would honor this skill by putting together one of the best beer festivals in the world.  Every year, Prague plays host to the Czech Beer Festival, a two-week event that celebrates beer, food, music and partying til dawn.

The festival is capable of accommodating around 10,000 people each day of the event throughout many different tents.  Each tent offers its own selection beers, its own form of entertainment to keep the drinkers happy and its own unique menu of food.  Some tents are dedicated to serving local and micro-brews while others offer selections of more well-known beers.  The food is renowned for being some truly amazing Czech cuisine prepared by some of the best chefs in Prague.

To get the most from the festival, showing up multiple days and trying out all the tents is highly recommended.  The beer is served to attendees by people dressed up in traditional Czech clothing.  In addition, there is live music every day of the festival and after-parties on the weekends that last until the sun rises.

Admission to the festival is free, but the beer and food costs money, of course.  Currency is a little different at the festival, however.  In order to speed up the process of transactions and manage the massive amount of people at the festival, they use their own currency called the Tolar.  You can exchange real money for Tolar pretty much anywhere, so it doesn’t present much of a problem.

The Czech Beer Festival is a great opportunity to meet the locals and people from all over the world while partaking in some of the best beer in the country.  Those so inclined can even join in the after-parties and see what Prague nightlife looks likes.  This festival is an ideal drinking event steeped in the culture of the Czech Republic.

This year was the 5th of this recently organized event, so you’ll have to wait until next summer if you want to take part.  Luckily, those planning trips with groups can make reservations at the tents, as long as it’s for six people or more.  The Czech Beer Festival is a perfect addition to any European vacation or beer tour.