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My close relatives in Russia are traveling to Prague during the winter break. As they love beer and this is the Czech Republic we are talking about, they are definitely gonna tour the beer gardens.

Would it be generally okay/allowed/acceptable if they bring their own food to beer gardens In Prague?

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    If food is sold in the beer gardens, I'd imagine bringing one's own would not be considered polite. – David Dec 13 '18 at 22:25
  • @David right, I think this is generally true, but I've vaguely heard beer gardens specifically could be open to that. Thanks. – alecxe Dec 13 '18 at 22:33
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    It probably depends on the place. If it's a beer garden ran by a restaurant then it might not be acceptable. – kixorz Dec 14 '18 at 17:22
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TL;DR

It depends on type of the garden. Most likely no one will kick you off, but in general try to avoid doing so.


Why ?

I live in Czechia since I was born and thats quite some time. I originate from small village (where it is not such a big deal), but currently I'm living in Brno for few years (second largest city in Czechia, after Prague). Naturally, I've visited Prague many times in my life and finally -- I consider my self huge beer lover, so I think I've got some insight into this topic.

To be honest -- Czech people are very sceptic to everything they are not used to (actually everything in general) and I would avoid bringing own food to beer garden. Most likely no one will say a word (unless its explicitly forbidden, you would see the sign at the entrace), but some people will definitely judge you. It depends on you, if you are okay with that.

It is very common (almost standard), that gardens in Prague offers some 'snack' to beer, e.g. pickled sausage, crisps etc. even though it is not restaurant and it would definitely not be polite to bring your own food -- especially if garden is part of the restaurant.


Even though it is not part of the question -- I would like to mention that on the other hand, it is common bringing your own food to cinema in Czech Republic.

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It is inappropriate.

And frankly, there is no reason for that. The only reason for bringing your own food would probably be some kind of birthday party (in a pub), where your friends would give you a homemade cake.

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