An update to our article about the availabilty and cost of tap water when dining out in Prague. This week’s winners are Black Bettie’s Bar & Grill and Bad Jeff’s Barbeque.

Hidden on Mánesova street in the Vinohrady, Black Bettie’s is part American diner, part Czech pub. They have live music three times a week, but the stars of the show are the burgers. We weren’t charged for a carafe of tap water on our visit a few days ago.

Not so hidden on Americka street, but also in Vinohrady, Bad Jeff’s Barbeque wrote to say that tap water is free. They added ‘we also have a damn good burger and BBQ’.

Runner-up is U Kroka on another quiet street beneath Vyšehrad. The food was good on our visit last week. A carafe of tap water was a reasonable 35 Kč and was refilled for free.

We’ve updated the list below with these new additions.

Free Tap Water

Black Bettie’s Bar & Grill

Hidden on Mánesova street in the Vinohrady, Black Bettie’s is part American diner, part Czech pub. They have live music three times a week, but the stars of the show are the burgers.

We weren’t charged for a carafe of tap water on our visit a few days a

Bad Jeff’s Barbeque

Not so hidden on Americka street, but also in Vinohrady, Bad Jeff’s Barbeque wrote to say that tap water is free. They added ‘we also have a damn good burger and BBQ’.

Art & Food Restaurant

Malá Strana-based, Art & Food is a combination of farm shop, fine-dining restaurant, art gallery and live music venue.

They wrote to confirm that tap water is free. It looks like an interesting place and we’ll try and visit soon.

Oko! Bistro

Oko! Bistro. is a trendy cafe on the edge of Reigrovy Sady Park. They offer breakfasts, lunches, a Saturday brunch and special evening events.

Thanks to reader RH who told us that a free carafe of tap water is brought to each table.

Dim Sum Spot Restaurant

Dim Sum Spot in Holešovice has a huge variety of delicious dim sum. They’ve also opened a second location on Palackého near Vodičkova.

We had two carafes of water during our visit and no charge appeared on the bill.

V Zátiší Restaurant

V Zátiší is a fine-dining restaurant on Liliová Street, just by Betlémské náměstí in the centre of Prague.

We really enjoyed their all-inclusive menu for 1295 Kč. Sadly the price has since rocketed to 2190 Kč now that tourists have returned.

A carafe of tap water is free.

La Casa di Erminio Restaurant

Just a short walk from Jiřího z Poděbrad, La Casa di Erminio is a beautiful Italian restaurant by Chef Patron Erminio Mele.

A carafe of tap water was free. We also purchased a 0.5 l carafe of Primitivo 350 Kč.

Satsang Vegetarian Restaurant

Satsang is on Krymská street (although the nearest 22 tram stop is Ruská). The place has a great atmosphere and great food – even if you aren’t vegetarian.

A 0.15l glass of Merlot was 54 Kč and a free bottle of tap water is brought to every table.

Venue Restaurant

Venue is a small restaurant on Havelská Street in the centre of Prague. The place has a cool vibe and the staff were friendly.

A glass of Prosecco was 75 Kč and a fresh orange juice 95 Kč. Tap water is free.

Bar & Books

There are two Bar and Books locations in Prague; Týnská just steps away from the Old Town Square and Mánesova near Jiřího z Poděbrad. Both have a cigar lounge. Both are excellent.

A glass of Rioja in the Mánesova location is 135 Kč. A beautifully-presented carafe of tap water is free.

Sad Man’s Tongue Bar & Bistro

Want a good burger in an unpretentious bar in the centre of Prague? Sad Man’s Tongue is the right place for you.

The place feels a bit like a cross between Coyote Ugly and Roadhouse, but don’t be scared – all are welcome!

At this Konviktská street location tap water is free.

Kogo Havelská Restaurant

Kogo Havelská is the best value of all the central Prague restaurants that bear the name Kogo. It used to be much better before lockdown, but is still okay.

A glass of wine is around 135 Kč. We’ve never been charged for tap water.

50 Kč or less

U Kroka Restaurant

U Kroka is on a quiet street beneath Vyšehrad. The food was good on our visit.

A carafe of tap water was a reasonable 35 Kč and was refiled for free.

Botič Restaurant

The Botič Restaurant in Prague 4 – Michle, delivers fantastic food at very reasonable prices. The staff are friendly.

A glass of Malbec was 50 Kč and a 1l carafe of tap water 30 Kč. All very reasonable prices.

U Dobré Myšlenky Restaurant

U Dobré Myšlenky is an excellent restaurant between Palackého náměstí and Výtoň.

With amazing meals for only 200 Kč, we can forgive them charging 39 Kč for a carafe of water.

Hong Kong Restaurant

If you find yourself in the Karlín area of Prague, or even the Žižkov (as the tunnel walk to Karlín is downhill), then I’d recommend a visit to Hong Kong.

A glass of Primitivo was 115 Kč. A 0.75l bottle of water 45 Kč.

Národní kavárna Restaurant

The Národní kavárna Restaurant is just across the street from the National Theatre. The place has a great interior and a rich cultural history.

A 0.15l glass of Chianti Classico was 145 Kč and a carafe of water 50 Kč.

Sumi Garden Restaurant

Sumi Garden isn’t far from Jiřího z Poděbrad – walk towards the Žižkov district. The staff are friendly and the food excellent.

A glass of rosé Bardolino was 115 Kč. A litre of tap water was 50 Kč and on our first visit they charged another 50 Kč to refill the carafe. That hasn’t happened since, so Sumi just makes the 50 Kč list.

Hanabi Restaurant

There are several Asian restaurants along Petrská street, just a short walk from Bílá labut in central Prague – at least three are Japanese. We haven’t eaten at Hanabi since it re-opened, but did see that they offer unlimited tap water for 50 Kč.

51 Kč to 100 Kč

Black Royal Restaurant

Black Royal Asian-fusion restaurant in Vinohrady, charge 59 Kč for a carafe of ‘filtered’ water, albeit with free refills.

Chilli & Lime Restaurant

Chilli & Lime Asian restaurant in Vinohrady, charged 59 Kč for a carafe of tap water – a pity as we like this restaurant.

A 0.15l glass of Ropiteau Freres Grenache was 105 Kč.

Cafe Elektric

The central Prague, Café Elektric has a pleasant courtyard space ideal for summer dining. The food is good quality, well presented and the staff are friendly.

A glass of prosecco 95 Kč and a carafe of water with mint, lemon and lime 69 Kč.

Sia Restaurant

Sia Restaurant opened, next to the Prague Marriott, in December 2017 and we think it is still the best Asian restaurant in Prague.

A carafe of tap water with lumps of shungit (which is a bit like coal, but known for some anti-bacterial properties) in the bottom was 75 Kč. At least it was refilled for free.

La Gare Restaurant

La Gare Restaurant is just opposite Sia Restaurant and next to the Prague Hilton Old Town.

A carafe of ‘filtered’ tap water was 75 Kč. A 0.75l bottle of still or sparkling water is 99 Kč – for 24 Kč more, I would be tempted to order the bottled water as somehow I’d feel less ripped off!

Refuse to serve tap water

Terasa U Zlaté Studně Restaurant

Malá Strana-based, fine-dining restaurant, Terasa U Zlaté Studně, wrote to confirm that they don’t serve tap water, somewhat ironic as their restaurant is at ‘the Golden Well’!

A beautiful location, although the place looks priced for tourists and oligarchs – I guess they assume free tap water isn’t a concern for them.

Engawa Restaurant

There are several Asian restaurants along Petrská street, just a short walk from Bílá labut in central Prague – at least three are Japanese. We tried Engawa and were pretty disappointed.

They don’t offer tap water – we had a 0.75l bottle-water for 89 Kč.

Help us improve this list

Are you a restaurant owner and offer free tap water to diners? Are you a restaurant customer and want to name a restaurant that offers free tap water? Or, have you been somewhere where they refused to serve tap and you had to buy bottled water? Let us know below.