It is said that Poppaea bathed in milk to rejuvenate her skin, but the same result can be achieved in a much more fun way: with a beer bath!
Imagine a warm bath in an oak tub, filled with water and natural beer ingredients, with a fire burning in the fireplace and the chance to tap a tasty Czech beer without limits.
It’s not a dream but a Beer Spa and you can find it in Prague. It is an experience you absolutely must try, perfect for a romantic evening but also a fun day out with friends.
A visit to a beer spa usually consists of two parts: the beer bath and a relaxing moment afterwards. The experience lasts about an hour in total and during this time you can drink as much beer as you like!
The beer bath is done in a tub, usually made of oak wood, filled with the natural extracts used to brew beer: selected varieties of hops, yeast and malt. Barley is not used as it may give allergy problems.
While you are immersed, the natural ingredients dissolved in the water will work on your body, giving you a very pleasant feeling of well-being. During your bath, you can drink unlimited amounts of Czech beer, usually available in two different styles (light and dark).
After your bath, you will be taken to a relaxation area where you can rest: these are usually made of stone and wood, giving you a sweet feeling of warmth and well-being. Some beer spas have thatched beds and while you relax, you can enjoy delicious fresh bread.
Some beer spas offer additional services such as massages or the sale of beer cosmetics. Original souvenirs for your friends back home!
Beer spas are already well established in the Czech Republic and you can find one in various cities including Pilsen, Olomouc and even Karlovy Vary, the country’s most famous spa resort.
In the heart of Prague you are spoilt for choice: you can find both Beer Spa Bernard and Original Beer Spa locations.
The four Beer Spa Bernard locations in the centre of Prague are:
Original Beer Spa offers three locations, one in the Old Town and two in the New Quarter:
In the following map you can see the location of the main places of interest mentioned in this article
Almost all beer spas operate only in private mode, i.e. during your bath the spa is reserved only for you and the people accompanying you.
This is certainly a great experience to have with your partner. In this case, you can only book one tub for two people. If, on the other hand, you would like to experience it with a friend, book two separate tubs. Generally, the maximum number of people allowed in the spa is four or six.
The ticket below is for the Bernard Beer Spa at the Majestic Plaza Hotel.
A beer bath is a pleasant experience that will rejuvenate your body and soul.
The high content of hop oils opens the pores of your skin and prepares you for relaxation, while the high dose of vitamin B and active yeast enzymes have a healthy rejuvenating effect on your skin. This combination of natural ingredients and oak wood, for centuries a symbol of longevity and immunity, stimulates the metabolism, removes toxins and calms fatigue and stress.
In particular, the following beneficial effects of beer spas have been demonstrated:
City Card allow you to save on public transport and / or on the entrances to the main tourist attractions.