Sunday, November 18, 2007

Future Czech Bar?

Ever since Mikko and I spent some time in the Czech Republic a couple years ago we talked about opening a Czech bar in the Twin Cities. The idea: only one or two beers on tap, both high quality Czech beers (one certainly would be a pilsner). It would be a throwback to the olden days around here (or so I'm told) where each bar was run by a brewery, so they'd only have that one beer on tap. The risk is that this bar would stick to its guns and only offer 1 or 2 beers on tap. No bottles of MGD or any of that bullshit.

We were thinking that Nord'east Mpls would be the best place in town to do it, but the ol' Viking space on the West Bank might be good, too. After all, somebody needs to see that that beautiful old Grain Belt paint job is preserved. Ahhh, the days when it was rare to have a TV in a bar...

1 comment:

Ann Vinciguerra said...

I had the same thought when I first visited Prague - open a Prague-style bar in the US. It was the stony decor and cozy seating areas in the cellar that captivated me. Someone should renovate the cellar space in the Baxter Hotel - where the antique shop used to be.