As far as Après-Ski is concerned, the Czech Republic has no need to hide away behind the Alpine countries. Maybe it's even better to party there as the prices are considerably lower. In all the ski resorts there are bars, pubs and discos which stay open until the early hours. A real hotspot is the 'Silverrock' music bar in Spindlermühle, where live music, shows and competitions are held. If you're looking for somewhere to relax then depending on the region there are several thermal springs with spa areas on offer. All resorts offer a wide variety of sporting activities and good shopping opportunities. Many international dishes are available but national specialities such as roast meat with dumplings and sauerkraut are served in the more traditional guest houses and restaurants. Duck and game as well as pancakes and blueberrycakes are highly recommended. The czech beer (pivo) is traditionally one of the best in the world, Pils is also made in the Czech Republic. The most well-known brands are Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus, Radegast, Budweiser and Staropramen.