The last of the old, smoky, surly pubs in the Old Town, the "Golden Tiger" is famous for being one of the three best Prague pubs for Pilsner Urquell. It's also renowned as a former hangout of one of the country's best-known and beloved writers, Bohumil Hrabal, who died in 1997, as well as Velvet Revolution hero and then president, Václav Havel. Reservations are not accepted; one option is to show up at 3 pm, when the pub opens, with the rest of the early birds, and settle
in for the rest of the night. You won't be disappointed.