Plzeňský dvůr, a one time Brno institution, has pretty much remained the same for the past 20 years. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’m sure it was a swank place to host a wedding or graduation party in the early 90’s but time has not been particularly kind to the post revolution Czech design aesthetic. Personally, I like the feeling of stepping back in time and it certainly doesn’t seem to deter a certain segment of Czechs from filling up the spacious pub/restaurant area during the colder months. The main attraction at Plzeňský dvůr however, is the beer garden. In the summer months, it usually gets pretty packed. Although, ever since they cleaned up the park at Šelepova No 1 which is located just across the street, it seems a lot of would be dvůr visitors seem to wind up there. Unfortunately, this is the bad aspect of not adjusting your operation over time to appeal to a wider set of clientele. Nonetheless, when you are looking for a spot to sample a tasty tank drawn Pilsner Urquell, this is a fine place. They also regularly feature all of Plzeňský Prazdroj’s too little, too late attempts to address the enormous shift in taste of beer drinkers that has occurred over the past five or so years with the rise of the micro-industrials. So if you’re curious, as I inevitably am, as to what an unfiltered Gambrinus 12 or a Radegast extra bitter tastes like, this is a place where you can find those beers properly cared for and well-tapped. As much as I pledge allegiance to the micro-industrials of today, from time to time, I sincerely enjoy a Pilsner Urquell (not to mention my favorite from the late 90’s Gambrinus 12) and Plzeňský dvůr despite some of its shortcomings, is a good place to do so.
Panorama of the beer garden
Šumavská 29a 602 00 Brno
Saturday and Sunday 11:00-23:30