New Pilsner pub Na Parkanu is a perfect time machine

17.5.2004 Uncategorized

Old-times Czech pub will make visitors feel like beer drinkers from the end of the 19th century

After several years of refurbishment, Plzensky Prazdroj is opening a traditional Czech tap-room “Na Parkanu” today. It is the newest addition to the Brewery Museum in Plzen. It is part of the exposition, however it is opened to both the museum visitors and to the general public, so that everyone will have the opportunity to travel in time to enjoy the unique atmosphere of a traditional Czech pub from the end of the 19th century.

The Old-times Czech tap-room Na Parkanu will offer a wide selection of beers from the Plzensky Prazdroj brand portfolio served by the tap-masters from the brewery pub. And on top of that, it will serve a world-wide rarity – unfiltered and unpasterized yeast lager, just as it was traditionally produced by the Pilsner Brewery before filtration and pasterization was introduced in the beginning of the 20th century. There is also a variety of traditional Czech pub-meals from the same period of time on the menu.

For the next three weeks the whole pub is going to go through a trial-period. “We will mainly be testing the whole operation of the pub and we would also like to see how the locals will like it, to get some feedback,” said Jindriska Eliaskova, the cultural heritage manager, “It will also provide time to finish the refurbishment of the museum exposition on the house yards completely, that will show ancient walls and the hops-house, just to name a few.” The visitors will be able to witness the whole refurbished expositions including the tap-room for some unique beer and food from the beginning of June.

Factsheet about the Traditional Czech tap-room Na Parkanu:

  • The former pub, housed in the present museum, closed down in 1999
  • Since the aquisition of Plzensky Prazdroj by SAB part of the Brewery Museum
  • 2002 agreed on extending the Museum’s expositions
  • July 2002 began the building work
  • Investment of 22 mil. Czech Krowns
  • Number of seating – 80 + 20 outside-terace
  • Architect – Atelier Hanzlik, Prague
  • Building company – Stavpran, Plzen
  • Two rooms one of them resembling end of the and the second one beginning of the 20th centuries
  • Model of a brew-house by Josef Vesely, displayed at the Czechoslovak exposition at the Expo 1958 in Brussels
  • Yeast Pilsner Urquell – unfiltered and unpasterized lager with remnants of yeast, produced by the pilsner brewery exclusively for the tap-room Na Parkanu, registered as a product with all the norms and standard testing procedures

Notes to the editor:

Brewery Museum is to be found at Veleslavinova 6, half way between the main pilsner square and the pilsner brewery.

Starocesky senk Na Parkanu, part of the Brewery Museum
Veleslavinova 4, Plzen

Opening hours:
MO – THU 11:00 – 23:00
FRI – SO 11:00 – 02:00
SUN 11:00 – 22:00

For more information contact:
Alexej Bechtin,

For more information about the Museum contact:
Marketa Formanova,