< Akademy‎ | 2014


General information

  • Weather
    • Rain is expected. Weather can change a lot, in the last weeks of August the temperature ranged from ~20°C in the day (sometimes a bit higher in non-cloudy days) to ~12°C in the nights (or a bit lower).
  • Smoking
    • Smoking is generally allowed in restaurants; some places have separate rooms for smokers and non-smorkers.


  • Credit cards
    • Often accepted in the restaurants, less accepted in "traditional" pubs, but it's always better to check on the website of the specific place.
  • Cash machines
    • No shortage of ATMs in the city center. Few ATMs are also available close to the venue.
  • VAT
    • prices shown in restaurants and shops do include VAT (DPH, Daň z přidané hodnoty).


  • Vegetarian/vegan meals
    • Vegetarian meals are not always easy to find. Vegan ones are more complicated, but few options are available (see below)
  • When lunch and dinner are served
    • Lunch: restaurants usually offer a "lunch menu" with 2-4 choices during working days in 11.00-14.00 timeframe (even if the more choices are usually available after 12.30). The lunch menus are usually visible on http://lunchtime.cz (use this link for restaurants close to the venue) or on the restaurant's website. Restaurants usually do not close after lunch time.
    • Dinner: closing time of the kitchen depends on the place, but usually not before _at least_ 21.30 during working days and a bit later in the weekend. Many places are closed on Sunday.
  • Tipping
    • No fixed percentage tips, usually the price is rounded a bit. Usually when you pay, you state the amount you want to give out (price+tip).

Typical drinks served in bars: apart from beers, soft drinks, here are some local specialities:

  • Kofola - aka Czech coke.
  • South Moravian wines
  • Becherovka is an herbal bitters, often drunk as a digestive aid that is produced in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
  • Slivovice is a distilled beverage made from Damson plums, hence it is frequently called plum brandy. Beware, it's strong!

Some reference prices:

  • Beer on tap is usually 25 CZK to 35 CZK
  • Daily menu (lunchtime) is 80 CZK to 115 CZK
  • Dinner is 150 CZK and more

Close to the venues

See also a map of places close the venue: Akademy/2014/Map.

  • Rebio Park (map), open Mon-Fri 11-14. Vegetarian, not vegan.
  • Na Purkyňce (map), open 11-24. Few vegetarian options not always in the lunch menu.
  • Pizza Fortis (map), take away and few tables, open Su-We 10-23, Thu-Sa 10-24.
  • Paladeo (Spanish cuisine, map), open Mo-Fr 11-22, Sa 12-22, closed Sunday (even if the sites says differently), Few vegetarian options not always in the lunch menu.
  • Klub cestovatelů BRNO (Arabic cuisine, map), open Mon-Thu 11-23, Fri 11-24, Sa 12-24, Su 12-22. Also vegetarian and vegan dishes.

City center

  • Stopkova Plzeňská Pivnice, (Czech cuisine, map) open Mo-Su 11:00-24:00, limited vegetarian options
  • Hotel Pegas Brno, (Czech cuisine, map), open Mo-Sa 9:00-24:00, Su 11:00-23:00, limited vegetarian options
  • Vegalite, (Czech cuisine, map), open Mo-Fr 11:00-01:00, Sa 16:00-01:00, kitchen closes at 22:00, vegetarian and vegan
  • Leonessa, (Italian cuisine map), open Mo-Th 11:30-23:00, Fr 11:30-24:00, Sa 12:00-24:00, Sun closed. Vegetarian dishes available, some of them can be prepared as vegan upon request

Vegetarian and vegan friendly

See the notes in the previous sections.

Bars and Pubs

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