ALEhouse (Craft beer bar & shop) | Riga,
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ALEhouse (Craft beer bar & shop) (OUT OF BUSINESS)
Excellent based on 29 ratings
Type: Bar

Lacplesa 12
Riga, Latvia LV - 1010 [ print map ]
00371 27878712

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Hours: Closed for reconstruction until "after Christmas" (2014)

Mayor: jinroh (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 200

ALEhouse (Craft beer bar & shop)

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29 reviews for ALEhouse (Craft beer bar & shop) (OUT OF BUSINESS)
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  81%
 Selection  84%
 Food  75%
 Value  82%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing  (416) Oslo, Norway | August 13, 2013
Located just a short walk from the Old Town or railway station. Pretty impressive bottle shop with lots of American and Scandinavian craft beer. As I was only on a stopover en route to Caucasus I didn’t buy anything, but I had a few beers in the bar. The house beers made by de Molen were nice. Very relaxed atmosphere on a Tuesday early afternoon. Didn’t seem to have much local brew, but certainly a very decent selection of craft beer. Well worth a visit. (Visited 2013-05-25)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil  (400) Tallinn, Estonia | January 27, 2013
About a 15 minutes walk from the old town, but worth the walk. Spacious bar with 3 sections, a central one where the bar is, and the shrine to US beer in the corner too, and then 2 side rooms if you want to tuck yourself out of the way a bit more. The shrine is fantastic - it’s shelf after shelf of big name US craft brews - at least 100. Prices are very reasonable, a Speedway is less than 16e. Being Latvia - they can sell to take away. We left with quite heavy bags, I can tell you. Staff are friendly, and speak good English. Hosts special tasting events and festivals, I hope the recent "melna ziemas" (black winter) festival gets repeated. House beers were tasty too - both ales. Food menu looked tempting, but we’d just come from Lido when we went there on the day after the festival. The cherry on top is that the overlap between this and Brevinga is quite small, so a trip out of town to get one of them should always be turned into a trip to both of them. With this on the map, Riga can now consider itself a great town for beer. Well done Gordon and crew!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Tim Webb  (336) Bristol, England | April 26, 2013
What an extraordinary development. Out near the embassies and posher shops, a couple of blocks out of the centre from the Old Town. Can I really get 8-Wired in the Baltic States? Plain but classy decor, sound menu and the best international beer selection this side of Helsinki. Three houses beers from De Molen. The token Latvian beer is Tervetes’ better blond. Prices expensive fro Riga but absurdly low for visitors from better-healed parts of the world. Much US, a few German and British, loads of Mikkeller.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
beeroverwithme  (174) Tønsberg, Norway | July 8, 2013
Went there twice and was equally non impressed both times. The bartenders didn’t seem to care much about beer and were slow to respond to questions. I was impressed by the selection of Mikkeller and US craft beer but that was not why I had come; the selection of Latvian beer was zero and their own house beers, rated the best of Latvian beers, are brewed at De Molen in Netherlands. By all means, they have a great selection of beer but you pay Norwegian prices and won’t find anything local here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk  (162) Reval, Estonia | January 28, 2013
Pretty much in the center of the Riga on one of their main street. Very easy to find and pinkish-red color stands out from mostly gray houses. Interior looks new (and it is a very new place), and not settled in jet. Quite a lot of room. Selection is excellent, staff helpful. Must visit place in Riga.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
imthebest  (130) , | February 9, 2014| Updated February 17, 2014
The place for craft beer in Riga. Tasty own-brews and a good variety of interesting US/Euro taps. My burger had about as much meat on it as a squirrel’s tail, but was tasty.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mixos  (88) Thessaloniki, Greece | February 10, 2014
Thats a really nice beer place to be in beuatifull Riga. Have visited twice and i have enjoyed some good beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2  (62) , Ontario | July 12, 2013
Nice selection of Mikkeller, good selection of American craft beers, including some Michigan and Alaska brews I did not expect to see in Latvia; the bottles are stocked in a hot, non air conditioned room so I am not sure what shape the beer is in; the staff is at least tri-lingual (Latvian, Russian, English); a bit off from the center of town but was worth the walk; some local (or Russian) gangsters with extensive tattoos and funky rings were amused that I was taking beer notes :-)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
empedokles  (54) , Sweden | August 22, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe  (45) Göteborg, Sweden | June 8, 2014
In central Riga, easy to find. 10 beers on tap from all over the world including their own brewery. About 200 bottles available, but be careful since the bottle shop closes early and the bar only servs tap beer after that.

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