|We devoted our first, and only, full day in Prague to wandering. A wet morning, during which we covered at least half of the old town led us to the discovery of Cukrkava Limonada,a Mediterranean restaurant, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy city in a quiet courtyard near the Lennon Wall, west of the river. They served a fantastic Elderflower cocktail.
After deciding to eat (partly to hide from the rain, partly because the pasta looked too good to miss) we wandered past Wenceseslas square, the astronomical clock for midday bell tolls, King Charles Bridge and to the foot of the castle , dashing to avoid the afternoon showers.
We took the decision to spend our evening on a bar crawl, starting in the Northern District searching for a local Brauhaus called Pivovar U Bulovky. After wandering around aimlessly and speaking to several useless but friendly locals we chanced upon it only to discover it was closed for the holidays. Not wanting to give up on that part of the city we headed to Cross Club, the local pot head hang-out, for a Pilsner Urquell and a Gambrinus. We both agreed that the Gambrinus at least is not worth repeating.
Later we followed the Lonely Planet’s drinking tour guide, set in Prague 3, eventually finding our way to Riegrovy Sady beer garden at the top of a hummock in the park overlooking the most stunning views of Prague castle and the city bedecked with lights. For stop 2 we went slightly off-piste choosing to drop into Sokool bar at the outskirts of the park – where we tried a Cerny Kozel, stout-esqu beer and a Radegast Polotmavy. After a long evening of too many wrong turns, we discovered the hard way that non-alcoholic beer is fairly common in Germany and hid the bottle behind the menu to protect our reputations and those of our countrymen.