Slovak Pub Bratislava Reviews
A must visit Feb 16, 2011
This restaurant is amazing, and a must eat for anyone going to or even passing through Bratislava. The decor is very traditional and "old world" and each room of the restaurant has its own charm. Wait staff is helpful, albeit busy, but the food, beer, and price is what really shines most. Traditional Slovak dishes are served here and they are prepared wonderfully.
Disclaimer: TravBuddy does not let me type Slovak characters here without errors so I will use Anglicized spelling. That said, if you have never had it before, try the "Bryndzove Halusky" (pronounced BRIN-zoh-vay ha-LOOSH-kee). These are small Slovak dumplings roughly similar in size to macaroni which are covered with a creamy sheep cheese sauce, topped with very small slices of green onions, and peppered with the most delicious, flavorful, and delightfully crispy bacon cubes you will ever have on this planet. Order this with a Zlaty Bazant beer (pronounced ZLAH-tee BAH-zhant) and you will be quite nearly in heaven. You will actually arrive at the Pearly Gates when your bill arrives and you learn that your meal cost less than 6 Euro!
All of the meals here are great, and most of the beers are too. They also have a full bar so if you are feeling adventurous, feel free to try Slivovica, the Slovak plum brandy. Also be sure to try the bread. You will not be disappointed here, no matter what you get.
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Popular student pub and restaurant in rustical style. Jun 03, 2008
The "Slovak Pub" has been always a very popular place for students and young people due to the pretty moderate prices compared to Bratislava's Old Town. During the last years this place has improved a lot the offer on beers, drinks and dishes providing also a big variety on Slovak national meals. The place is much bigger then it looks from outside, but can be crowded Friday and Saturday evenings. The location is very good, just a couple of minutes by walking from the Old Center.
If you want to try several Slovak beers this is the place to go. It offers smokers and non smokers rooms, so everybody is pleased. The waiters usually speak English, sometimes German as well. The negative point might be that it can get hot and humid during warm days.
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Student pub in Bratislava Nov 14, 2008
It´s a long ago when I was a student.... Last Friday I was walking (with little nostalgy) in the streets of Bratislava, where I passed 5 years of my studies at university... and I decided to take my lunch at 1. slovak pub at Obchodna stret. And as you can see, it was a good choice!
The concept of the 1. Slovak Pub is to present Slovak history and things authentically Slovak at one place. Its individual rooms present eras ranging from the old pagan times up until the revival era of the 19th century.
The 1. Slovak Pub has, in its short history, become one of the favorite spots for college students. It s the first, and probably the only pub in the world, where you can get a free soup for an A on an exam.
The pub has 8 rooms which are dedicated to famous slovak historical persons:
1- Stur Room
2- Room of Poets
3- Janosik’s Room
4- Bernolak’s Room(bar)
5- Room of St.Cyril and St.Method
6- Pribina’s Knights’ Room
The Stur Room is dedicated to the Slovak intellectuals of the 19th
century. These men collaborated closely with and
playeda crucial role in coding of Slovak grammar and making it our
offical language. They were the driving force behind the Slovak national
The Room of Poets is dedicated to Slovak writers and poets. Its
walls are partially covered with excerpts from the works of renown
poets, including the poem by Janko Matuska whose text became the
lyrics of our national anthem.
Janosik´s Room is dedicated to the Slovak prince of thieves, who
according to the legend stole from the rich and gave to the poor. At
first Janosik studied theology, but later became a thief. This legend
became a theme for several movies, similarly like that of Robin Hood.
The Bar - in Bernolak´s room you will find portraits of the most noteworthy protagonists of Slovak history:
- set the foundations of the Slovak language; we pay
tribute to him for his diligent work and notable contributions.
- warns us with his upwards raised finger to honor true
v lues and to drink responsibly.
The Room of St. Cyril and St. Method- the patrons of Slavic Europe
who brought Christianity and the first written form of the old Slavic.
They convinced the Pope to make it a lithurgical language in which
masses could be held.
The Pribina´s Knights´Room brings us back to the time of the old
Slavic warriors mostly thanks to its table in the shape of a cross where
guests can sit like Pribina´s knights did centuries ago. There are 12
seats at this table, which is the number of knights in Pribina´s order.
There are 500 seats at he Slovak Pub in total, because according to the
legend this order had 500 soldiers. The ceiling shows symbols typical
for this time period.
The Cottage is the greatest pride of the Slovak Pub. It is the original
wooden house of the Pavelica family from Hybe,the Liptov region of
nothern Slovakia. It was reconstructed here at the Slovak Pub, using
80% of the original material. The pictures on the wall depict sheep husbandry and manufacturing of traditional Slovak products. We encourage
you to try our national Slovak dishes, specifically Halusky,
our famous potato dumplings covered with bryndza (Slovak traditional
sheep cheese) and sour cream.
The Terrace depicts the pagan era of the old Slavs, especially with
its huge oil painting of the Slovak king . The smaller paintings
depict the pagan gods Perun, Morena and Vesna. There are different
types of original Slavic fort walls shown on the walls opposite the
So, it was a short entry about slovak history, from internet site of the 1 slovak pub.
I was there only 2 times and always was eating very good traditional slovak meals there(and was drinking quite good beer - PIFKO).
And even if you are student, you can choose also from following meals :
FREE soup + small KOFOLA from A mark from exam .................. FREE
Kofola 0,5l + larded bread 70g ................................ 1.16 EUR
Poor student lunch
(0,33l soup according to offer, larded bread 70g ) ............ 1.16 EUR
Lunch of student after pay day
(100g fried cheese, tartare sauce, fried potatoes 100g)........ 2.62 EUR
Student garlic soup in loaf ................................... 1.63 EUR
Lunch of student who want to disport himself to his girl-friend
(For 2 persons 2x0,33l soup according to offer,
2x breast of chicken sauté 100g, bread),
served in one plate .......................................... 3.29 EUR
and of course - the beeeeeeeeeer (PIFKO)
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