For more than a thousand years beer has been brewed, often by monks with a mean thirst and time on their hands, in regions like Bohemia, and have fetched top dollar in the markets of Prague, Hamburg, and even Britain for centuries.
Now you can share in that rich brewing tradition at Pivo Czech, a newly opened bee rhall at the Elements Mall named for the elixir of life. Pivo sets the bar for Czech beers and liqueurs, with a beverage menu that’s laced with traditional drops lovingly made with age-old techniques, from the Pilsner Urquell, a national favourite, to the unique, vegan-friendly Primator Lezak, best known for its burnt sugar notes. If you’re looking for something a little stronger, reach for hard-to-find drops like Zubrowka Bison vodka or signature cocktails like the Green Goblin, a heady mix of Stoli vodka, absinthe, melon liqueur, lemon, rosemary and ginger. Of course you can’t drink Czech beer without a few nibbles and fortunately, Pivo’s menu features classic crowd pleasers like Bohemian goulash soup with wheat bread; roasted bone marrow with bread dumplings, and fried carp with potato salad.
Shop R004, Civic Square, Elements, West Kowloon, Tel: 2196 8733;