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  • What's up everybody WE are Marko and Alex and YOU are watching Vagabrothers and THIS is Prague!

  • Like a local, lets go!

  • Prague is one the most gorgeous cities in the world

  • but also one of the most touristic

  • And why not, the beer is cheaper then water

  • the women are beautiful and the nightlife rivals any city in the world

  • but ironically the part of this city that seems the most cultured, the Old Town

  • is actually the least local, because high rents and tourism

  • have pushed many people out of the city centre

  • we wanted to discover the real Prague, but like most we started with the classics

  • Saint Charles Bridge, The Astronomical Clock

  • and a stroll through the Old Town

  • I love cities like this, cobblestone streets,

  • beautiful old buildings, colorful, rustic it's awesome! i'm digging it

  • yeah dude, Prague has one of the best preserved Old Towns in all of Europe

  • this is central Europe, Bohemia at its best. We're gonna check out another side of the city

  • which should be cool but like in a different way

  • let's do it, I'm ready

  • for us, the best way to discover culture

  • is through food so we met up with Leona from Prague Food Tour

  • who promised to give us a crash course in Czech culture starting with lunch

  • We met Leona in a restaurant called Lokal on Dlouha street

  • where some of Prague's best restaurants are clustered

  • Leona then ordered us some Lokal specialties, Prague ham with horseradish

  • Czech style steak tartare

  • fried cheese

  • and pickled camembert

  • hmmm... really tasty

  • its an awesome place to taste some modern dishes

  • twist on traditional Czech cousine

  • the owner serve original Czech drinks and dishes

  • that's why you can't really get any soda

  • any coke or sprite, only original Czech drinks

  • and the quality is always excellent

  • and the mixture of the tastes are original and [?]

  • the food is good

  • the food is local

  • and i am happy and i have beer, this is amazing

  • in California i would probably say that

  • you already have a drinking problem

  • it's quite normal here, just drinking fourteen beers is not a big deal

  • it's like every Friday night

  • on that note we're now finishing our lunch with well, a sample

  • here we have Schnops

  • and an herbal liqueur call Becherovka

  • [Sip]...aahh

  • that's a little bit more WHOO

  • [capturing a storie] ''after lunch'' [clink]

  • Na zdraví

  • Na zdraví

  • awwh that one burns way more

  • alright so we just finished at Lokal and the food marathon continues

  • we're now going forty meters down the road

  • what's the name of the place we're heading

  • Naše Maso, our meat

  • okay well, i have a question, besides the meaning of that name

  • why are Czech people, we have a reservation at this place

  • and i want to know why are Czechs so crazy about having reservations

  • for every meal

  • it's true, i have noticed this

  • well we want to be sure that we are going to get our piece of meat you know

  • everybody wants their meat

  • at a place like this we are sure that we are going to get our piece of meat, lets go!

  • if you're vegan or vegetarian good luck

  • just got to 'our meat' [Naše Maso] and this is the veritable sausage fest

  • Naše Maso is a butchery that serves nothing but top quality meats

  • and cold Pilsner beer from a faucet in the wall, gotta love it

  • it's a formula that's drawn a standing-room-only crowd

  • since it opened three years ago

  • so we met with the owner of Naše Maso or 'Our Meat'

  • to ask him about the philosophy behind this restaurant

  • we use only some chopped pepper

  • only fresh garlic

  • and that's it, only good meat and only fat

  • and we make it like our grandmother

  • to show us what he meant, Frank brought us a feast

  • beef heart with pork rinds

  • a back to basics burger and the best meatloaf we've ever had

  • check out this meat loaf

  • look at that meat loaf!

  • if you eat this, you are very strong

  • [laughing] so eat this and be like you

  • can i just hug you

  • please

  • thank you, thank you!

  • look at this! I'm not gonna lie I am so happy i am not vegetarian right now

  • this is just meat heaven

  • i love this smell

  • can i? let me just smell the burger

  • get your own burger!

  • after that it was time to leave the whole town behind

  • and discover a part a Prague that most travelers miss

  • alright so we're about 20 minutes southeast of the center on Krymska street

  • this is a beautiful historic neighborhood that has somewhat a renaissance

  • thanks to a couple of cafes that have opened up in recent years, lets go check 'em out

  • we started with Cafe Sladkovsky, an anachronistic cafe

  • that felt like a place where Czech author Franz Kafka would write his novels

  • in a word, Bohemian

  • come on, you get the joke? we're in Bohemia, Bohemian

  • but despite the old-time feeling

  • it's only a few years old

  • founded by Prague natives, Michael and Katerina

  • they told us why they felt the need to create a community centered cafe

  • in a city that felt increasingly touristic

  • tell us about Prague seven years ago

  • it's a place for tourists

  • you know, not much happening outside

  • all the tourist industry pushed out the locals into nowhere and

  • then we somehow became the first who started

  • to create a local center

  • when we started in this area it was like i said: shabby, neglected

  • with only locals, no tourists, no people commuting for work or very little

  • so we were thinking how to attract these locals

  • so we came up with this concept of:

  • all day long entertainment over food and drink

  • and so in the morning we are like cafe-bar, you know, you can get a nice espresso

  • lunchtime we do menus

  • home-made proper cooking, then we also have this tapaz selection

  • in the evening you can come for a burger or for this kind of Mediterranean

  • selection of cousines

  • and late at night it's like a raving bar sometimes

  • after a lovely dinner of Moroccan tajine and a goat cheese burger

  • it was time for...

  • you guessed it!

  • more beer!

  • last week we were doing a Pilsner in Pilsen but in Prague we want to try beer

  • on a smaller scale so we met up with Sarah from praguebeergarden.com

  • who showed us one of her favorite microbreweries

  • U Bašta, so here at Bašta they've got this Světlý Ležák

  • so it's like a light lager, it's excellent I think it's one of the best light lagers in Prague

  • and a Polotmavý Ležák which is like an amber lager

  • it's kind of a Czech specialty

  • in the Czech Republic when you order a beer

  • your beer is suppose to have a nice, like an inch of foam

  • and if that were in America I would look at the bartender and be like

  • 'come on, fill it up man!'

  • but actually here you can order a beer that is pretty much all foam

  • yeah and they say 'Oh it's tasty, it's sweeter'

  • i think it is, i just don't get your half litre you know, like every glass

  • a half liter of foam or a half liter of

  • [whistle sound] what was that noise?

  • Parakeet

  • it's a bird

  • there's a bird

  • it's a mining bird

  • there's a bird in the bar, 'there's a bird in the bar mate' [accent]

  • alright last stop for the night where we headed?

  • Zly Casy

  • what's there?

  • this is Prague's first big multi-tap pub [oh my goodness] so we're gonna have like

  • more beer?

  • more beer.

  • there's 40 beers to choose from

  • and a lot of good Czech craft beer

  • yes!

  • first you have to try

  • red flash... Black India Pale Ale

  • and then you can have also Red Flash Imperial Stout [okay]

  • both are black but they are very very nice

  • after today I've realized that I love this city, I just want to stick around here

  • and drink beer and eat goulash with dumplings

  • stare at cool old buildings

  • and read Kafka in cafés like Krymska Street

  • this is my city, i think i'm going to stay here at some point for a long time

  • so cheers to that

  • okay guys, thanks for watching and big thanks to everyone who showed us

  • around town and especially The Hotel Clement

  • which put us up for the whole week in awesome rooms

  • with incredible views

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