Latvia > Riga
Beer Available At S. Brevinga (arranged by most recent)
Fuller’s Bengal Lancer 85, Rugtais Dumpis 21, Aldaris Dižais Gambrinus 14, Aldaris Porteris 88, Ankerbräu Nördlingen Grandl Helles Lagerbier 28, Ankerbräu Rieser Hefe-Weizen 41, Ankerbräu Rieser Dunkles Weizen 42, Beck’s Alkoholfrei n/a, Piebalgas Tumšais Lux 24, Madonas Bodnieku 38, Belle-Vue Kriek 42, Rezeknis Bryuvers Tumšais 27, Rezeknis Bryuvers Gaišais 20, Fuller’s London Pride (Cask) 85, BrewDog Christmas Porter 77, Tervetes Alus 19, Abula (Brenguļu) Gaišais 36, Saldalus Gaišais , Saldalus Tumšais
HoppyBudgie (19) SOLA, Norway | July 29, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Have some local beers on tap, acctually around 12 taps. But the selection of bottle beers in the shelf on the next room reflects whats happening to the place. All the craft are going out and nothing out of the ordinary belgians and Latvians are filling in instead. Was 1 or 2 interessting IPAs there but nothing out of the ordinary, Helpful staff and easy to find. Alehouse was better but longer out from the town. Did not eat.
DKh (2) , | July 9, 2013
46 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
They have some local beers. But I was very surprised to be given a foxy draft pint. The selection of craft bottles is very poor - they had some BrewDog stuff but those bottles were close to expire - I understand that there will be no further craft beer there once they sell the remaining bottles. To sum up - this place is now focused on common tourists wanting fizzy watery lagers with a good food and for sure it is not interesting for a beer geeks. Visited on 13 June
beeroverwithme (90) Třnsberg, Norway | July 8, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Lies in a very touristy area so most of the staff speak English pretty well. I preferred to sit outside in the cool breeze, but it was a bit noisy. Service was excellent and the food great, and with 11 latvian draft beer and probably a hundred bottled types to choose from this became my favorite beer place in Riga. Visits on July 2 and 8, 2013.
Tim Webb (184) Cambridge, England | April 26, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
No longer the premier beer bar od Riga - they moved to ALEhouse. The upstairs restaurant may be OK, I have no idea. After 20 minutes of no service for beer 1 or food I quit. Better service downstairs but limited beer range now and too much TV sport. Ho hum.
larsga (195) Oslo, Norway | March 28, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
A nice enough place, divided into a restaurant and a bar. The bar is kind of small, with a big row of draft beers. I was pleasantly surprised to discover they had 5-6 Latvian micro beers. One of these was infected, unfortunately. The staff were polite and helpful, but not very knowledgeable about beer, and one was just completely inarticulate. TV screens with sports, and not too loud music. All in all I thought it was not bad.
deanso (237) the Hague, Netherlands | October 15, 2012| Updated November 12, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice friendly place. 23 taps but 5 were off. Interesting mix of British, Belgian and a couple of Latvia beers i think.
HenrikO (10) London, England | May 25, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
About 20 taps, 5 local Latvian (mostly micros/local breweries - try the Madonas farmhouse ale for a unique Latvian beer experience!), the rest Belgian macros (InBev brands like Belle-Vue and Leffe) with the occasional surprise (Steenberge, De Ranke) and some bottles stuff (including BrewDog and Belhaven). Bottle shop next to the restaurant has good but limited selection compared to the main bottle shop/bar in Berga Bazars (see entry).
The standout here is really the food: hearty, no-frills pub food, Baltic style (try the herring salad or the mixed grill!), prepared with care and good ingredients, reasonably priced for Old Town. You won’t find a better combo of beer selection/food quality in Old Town.
Service generally OK but can be patchy - most staff are very knowledgeable about the beers and can give advice on local brands, but some staff members are entirely clueless.
enn_p (3) , Estonia | February 21, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent selection - counted 16 Brewdog (including Tactical Nuclear Penguin) and 33 Mikkeller beers last time. This is definitely impressive for the Baltics! Very friendly and knowledgable staff - gave me good advice on what to drink and when I loaded a couple of cases into my trunk the next day to take home, even gave me free glasses.
The place is OK to sit in, but not great - just a few tables and no real bar ambiance. So it’s mostly a shop, not so much a bar.
JohnRebus (16) Athens, Greece | February 16, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
20 taps are enough for a beer place to stand out. Fuller’s London Porter real cask ale, De Ranke Saison De Dottignies and XX Bitter is the certificate for a must visit pub. However, the ambience is neuter, many tourists, the stuff is without beer culture and finally is pricier than the little bro.
hansmoleman (1) , | December 10, 2011
30 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 1/20
Normally I would have rated this as one of the top bars in Riga, but, after the debacle this evening (Saturday, December 10), I would strongly recommend avoiding this place. The service tonight was simply appalling, with the two barmen roundly ignoring us when we tried to pay the bill, and, when we dared complain, we were told to ’go somewhere else’. Strongest possible recommendation to avoid.
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