The Beer Spa Experience in Prague

Probably THE coolest activity I’ve ever done while visiting a new city took place in Prague. Visiting the beer spa! If you’re wondering, yes it’s just like it sounds, and yes, it’s pretty freaking incredible.

Beer is a HUGE part of the Czech Republic’s culture, as they’ve been brewing for over a thousand years! It’s such a big part, in fact, that beer is actually cheaper than water! Despite how crazy it sounds, it’s true! The Czechs believe strongly in the benefit of beer, especially the fact that it’s good for your body and overall health! In fact, beer spas first became popular in the Middle Ages!

We booked an appointment with Beer Spa Bernard a couple months before our trip to Prague (the calendar fills up quickly), and ended up being the first visitors of the day, at 11:30 in the morning. There are two locations, but the original one in Prague 1, is where we went, and it was just steps away from the main square in the city, which was perfect!

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Upon our arrival we checked in and were escorted to the changing area, where we were able to store and lock up our belongings. We loved the privacy at the spa, as only one group/reservation was available at a time for a 2-hour time period, so there weren’t other people bustling around!

There are a few different service options available (full list here), but we selected the 2-person beer spa experience with massage, which is an amazing value, at about $125 total for two people.

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After we changed, we were brought to part one of the beer spa experience, the traditional beer bath. Here, a tub was filled with beer hops (it’s not just beer poured into a tub), and we were provided with two filled pint glasses. Here, we relaxed in the tub of hops and drank our beer for 30 minutes. And the best part? We had a beer tap next to us to refill our beer glasses, as much as we wanted!

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Post-tub, we were wrapped up tightly in warm, cozy sheets on a heated bed to enhance the effect from the beer bath for another 30 minutes. While we were laying there, we were also brought MORE beer, because after all, it is a beer spa! We couldn’t help but repeat over and over again, “man, this is the life!” It was SO peaceful and relaxing!

Next, our massages! They took place in the same room, but on a massage table brought in. There was a total of 40 minutes included in our package, so we split it in half, each getting a 20-minute massage. I don’t think I’ve ever been so relaxed with each of the activities!

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We were so sad when our two hours were up because we were having such a great time, but understandably, couldn’t stay here all day since other people needed to experience the awesomeness too. So back to the changing room we went to freshen up for reality, and of course, drink more beer while doing so!

There are showers in the changing room, but it is recommended NOT to shower for at least 12 hours afterwards in order to really give your body the full effect of the beer spa. Be warned that you’ll feel a tad grainy all day afterwards due to the hops, but we didn’t care! In fact, we started singing/rapping “hops in my hair, hops everywhere” all day long, and it was quite entertaining!

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To end our time at the beer spa, we were given a certificate of completion and an extra bottle of Bernard beer to take with us as a souvenir! If you find yourself in Prague, I HIGHLY recommend a visit to Beer Spa Bernard to experience it yourself. It was an unforgettable experience that I know we’ll be talking about for quite some time!

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Have you ever visited a beer spa? What do you think of the concept?

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I received a discounted rate for this service. All opinions are my own.
  • WOW! I have never heard of a beer spa before but what a cool concept!

    • It was the coolest thing ever! So happy I was able to experience it!

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    OMG this is hilarious! I love it! It looks like it was a great experience!

    • It SO was, Heather! I only wish it wasn’t so far from home now that I’ve been spoiled by it! Haha.

  • Ashley

    Looks like so much fun!! :) hah!

  • Brittany Mccowan

    It looks so cute! I love visiting old pubs and hotels. Can’t wait to travel to Prague.

    • It was such a neat place, Brittany! I hope you’re able to get to Prague soon to experience it yourself!

  • This sounds amazing! That’s a spa experience I think I could convince my bf to participate in ;)

    • It was the BEST! And I totally agree, it’s probably the only time to ever get the guys into the spa voluntarily!

  • This seriously sounds like so much fun, and I think that I could convince my husband to do this with me too! Prague has been at the top of my list for so long, and we’re finally going in September so I can’t wait to read the rest of your posts!

    • It was SO much fun, Ashley! You guys should definitely add it to your itinerary! It was one of the top moments of our entire trip!

  • Anna Hubbard

    This looks AMAZING! Definitely adding this experience to my bucket list!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

    • You will SO love it, Anna! It was the coolest experience!

  • What a cool place! This sounds like my kind of trip!

    • It was seriously the best! I’d be in trouble if something like this existed closer to home, haha.

  • Lilies + Lambs

    My sister just returned from a trip to Prague and I so wish she had known about this fab place! Looks so cool!

    • Aww, bummer! It’s just an excuse to plan another trip back again ;) It’s a must-have experience, for sure!

  • Brittany Crotty

    The beer Spa?! I saw the name and had to click :) I can’t wait to visit Prague

    • Incredible, right?! I hope you’re able to get there soon, Brittany!!

  • This sounds like something my friend would love! I always wanted to visit Prague since watching Gossip Girl.. hah. Thanks for sharing this!

    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    • TV’s always the #1 source of wanderlust, haha. Prague is beautiful and the beer spa is a fab touch for the city!

  • I never heard of anything like this, but I think going to a beer spa is now on my bucket list. The beer tap right next to you sounds convenient!!

    • I hadn’t either until I was researching and putting our itinerary together. It was SO relaxing and a great way to experience a huge part of the beer culture in Prague!

  • Zorica

    Nice photos, great tips
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

  • Oh my goodness , this sounds soooo amazing ! Added to my bucket list ✅! What a relaxing day you two had !! Thanks for sharing !
    Danielle Greco | AccordingtoD.com

    • It was amazing, Danielle! I hope you’re able to get there one day, you’ll love it!

  • HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THIS?! Actually though, next time I go to Prague I’m doing this. Unlimited beer? SOLD!

    • Haha, YES! I’m so excited for you to go! You’ll have to let me know what you think (but I know you’ll obviously love it)!

  • Oh Wow! I had no idea a beer spa even existed. It looks luxurious and beer-y all at the same time (not usually 2 things I would put together!) I wonder if they can branch out to wine spa’s.. but its probably not in the Czech spirit!

    • It’s the greatest concept! They do have a sizable wine culture, but nothing like the beer one!

  • January Erskine

    This looks so cool!! I’m going to Prague in a few months and this is so going on the list. Any other suggestions cause this one is awesome!

    xoxo

    January

    http://www.thebouncyponytail.com/

    • So happy to hear it, January! I have another detailed post coming on Prague later this week. Stay tuned :)

  • Kristine Circenis

    This is a super cool and unique experience – I’ve never heard of anything like this!

    • It was so cool, Kristine! I wish something like this existed closer to home!

  • Allie Bigoness

    THAT SOUNDS AWESOME! I didn’t know if I wanted to go to Prague before but I do now. That’s so unique and I have never heard of this before. My boyfriend would love that, might make a perfect first trip to Europe for the both of us.

    • It was SO awesome, Allie! I think you should definitely do it! It’d be an incredible first trip to Europe :)

  • Wow that is so interesting! I had no idea anything like this existed.

    • I didn’t either until I was researching for our trip! I’m so happy I stumbled across it!

  • Sounds interesting. A little bit gimmicky but I’d still try it. I do love spas and massages!

    Crystal recently posted… How to Kill a Man with Your Bare Hands

    • It was unlike any spa I’d been to! I highly recommend it!

  • Audrey Stowe

    oh my gosh!!!!! that looks like so much fun…… what a cool concept haha!

    • It was a blast, Audrey! And so relaxing! Thanks for reading!

  • Wee Gypsy Girl

    No way does this actually exist! Amazing!!

    • Right!!! That little spa is the greatest kept secret!

  • Well now Prague has even more of a pull for me. I neeeeed to try this asap.

    • Haha, yes!! Prague was the last stop on our trip and we couldn’t have asked for a better ending!

  • Belle Vie A Deux

    Beer and Spa. Two of my favorite words. My life just gained a new goal. Must try this immediately!

    • I couldn’t agree more! I hope you’re able to get to Prague and give it a try yourself soon!

  • Kayleigh

    This is my kind of spa! Such an awesome thing to do!
    http://www.kayleighskloset.com

    • It really was awesome, Kayleigh! All spas should be like this :)

  • Oh my goodness! What a unique experience. I have not heard of anything like this before.

    • It was unlike anything I’ve experienced, Bella! We loved it! Thanks for stopping by!

  • SIGN ME UP! I didn’t know these things existed!! I must try it!

    • Exactly my thoughts as soon as I discovered it existed, haha. It was so awesome, Amanda!

  • I’ve heard about the beer SPAs before and always wanted to check it out! Sounds like you had a great time there :)

    • We definitely did! It was such a cool experience, and hands down, my favorite spa, ever!

  • Oh my goodness, this sounds like a fun experience! I’m going to share this with my dad, as he travels to Prague some!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • It was so much fun! I wish I was able to travel to Prague more frequently, I’d go to the beer spa all the time!

  • That sounds so interesting! I read it out loud to my boyfriend and he was intrigued but also a little confused hahaha. I’ve definitely never heard of this before!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

    • It’s definitely a unique concept, but a fabulous one :) Thanks for reading, Kayla!

  • Jia Han Tong

    I’m not even a beer drinker and this looks INCREDIBLE!

    http://www.chloecake.blogspot.com

    • My mom’s not much of a drinker either, and she still loved it! The coolest spa we’ve ever been too!

  • I’ve never heard of a beer spa before now but this sounds absolutely incredible – what a cool idea! If I ever find myself in Prague I will definitely be checking this out.

    Pick Your Beau

    • It’s definitely something everyone should experience once (or more) in their lives! I hope you’re able to get there sometime in the future!

  • This is new to me too but the first thought that came into my mind is what a waste of good beer.

    • Romana

      Of course you do not bath in Beer itself..It would be too cold and even if beer is (as mentioned earlier) cheaper here then water, also expensive :-))we put you in bath contains hops, yeast, and other natural ingredients to create one of a kind recipes that mimic Beer Bernard!come and experience it!!yor Beer spa Bernard staff!

    • Not a waste, a gain, since you get to drink a lot of it :) It’s not actual beer you’re bathing in!

  • Dhie Rey Island Girl Traveller

    Wow never heard of this with beer . I know traditional spa as we have many in Philippines. If i get to Europe i would love to try :)

    • It’s truly a unique experience – I highly recommend it! Thanks for reading :)

  • I just heard of a beer spa and I’m intrigued. It looks interesting and really sounds disgusting. I did hear it takes care of impurities though.

    • It’s actually quite healthy for you! You’re not bathing in actual beer, it’s a recipe that contains some of the same ingredients found in beer, but a bit of a different recipe :)

  • This literally looks and sounds like the coolest experience EVER!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • It SO is, Morgan! I wish I could teleport myself back!

  • Ashley Vickney

    Hahah this is seriously great. I might convince my fiance to do this if it involves beer! What a cool experience!
    xoxo

    • You definitely should, Ashley! It was such a fun and relaxing experience!

  • OMG you had me at Beer Spa! I’ve been to Prague before and I’m going back in November – so trying to do this!

    • So exciting! Pack me in your suitcase? I’d love to get back there! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

  • I’ve never been to Prague but it is at the top of my bucket list. I’ve never heard of a beer spa before, definitely an interesting concept!!!

    • I hope you’re able to get there soon, Jordyn! Traveling is the best!

  • Did you say BEER and SPA?! UM HELLO THIS SOUNDS LIKE MY DREAM ACTIVITY. So cool that you were given an extra bottle of beer and a certificate!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • It was SUCH a dream! I can’t wait to get back again sometime in the (hopefully near) future!

  • I think I could get my husband behind this spa! Sign me up. :)

    <3 Have Ashley, Will Travel

  • businesstravelerswife

    Wow, I would really looove to try this out! ♥ I’m going to show this to my husband later. lol Great blog you have here, Rachel! :)