Saturday, December 17, 2016

U Fleku

U Fleku
Executive summary by darmansjah
Customers can sit in the open air "beer garden" (on the model of the German Biergarten) or inside in the pub. There are eight halls (rooms) to choose from, with the most famous one, with its original designs, called “Akademie” (Academy). Most of the halls are open for large groups only (with total seating for 1200 people). Customers sit at, and often share, long wooden tables and benches. Often strolling accordion and/or tuba players provide entertainment, and some customers like to sing along. On some nights, there is also a live cabaret show (fee, reservations needed). It features international dance routines (including Czech polka) and comedy.
There is a detailed museum tour in the former malt house building of the brewery, mainly explaining the brewing process over the centuries, with original machinery on display, and with taped audio (including English), (fee, reservations needed). There is also a tour of the brewery during the week, with a short film, beer tasting, and souvenir (fee, reservations needed). Visitors can also purchase an array of souvenirs at their gift shop, including a multitude of beer steins.
Tall dark wood panels decorate the walls, including some paintings and plaques. One plaque that hangs on the pub's wall commemorates the founding of HNK Hajduk Split, a successful Croatian football club from Split (then also a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) at the pub. The club was founded in 1908 but registered by Austrian authorities in 1911. The club was founded by group of students from Split. They went to the pub right after the match between Sparta Prague and Slavia Prague and liked the sport so much that they decided to bring the game to their Dalmatian hometown.
U FLEKU is a pub and microbrewery in Prague, Czech Republic. It occupies buildings around a central courtyard at Křemencova 11 in New Town, not far from the National Theatre. The front facade of the building has an old, highly decorated clock above its door.

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