Basement place, folk club themed, aimed at tourists. Loud, hot, sweaty. Multiple bars, we bypassed a couple to end up at one that was a bit quieter and more sane than the rest. Reasonably large beer selection, but not possible to chat about them with staff, barely able to chat with one another. Not my cup of tea.
Cellar bar in the middle of Riga. Visited during RBESG 17, around midnight. Seems small upon entering, but is actually very large when through the corridor. Nice interior, large sturdy wooden tables, feels a bit medieval, live folky fiddle music playing, some folk dancing going on in the back of the place. 2 bars with a nice range of beers for I guess OK prices, certainly for Dutch standards. Yes, it was crowded and a bit noisy, but I very much liked the place for what it is, and you get a range of good beers with it. Would definitely visit more often if I lived in Riga.
Main bar is down in the basement, where I presume most of the place is. There are some seatings outside. Crowded with loud music. Range of mostly Latvian beers. Not the kind of place you go to if you want to have a conversation and enjoy some beer. More a place you go to if you want to have beer while listening to music and enjoy a big crowd.
First time visitor to Latvia, Riga visit due to RBESG. My visit on Wednesday July 19, 2017.
Feels many more has liked this place a lot more than me, still here’s my thoughts. Small outside seating area. Downstairs to get to the bars. Firs bar has a few tap lines, inner bar has got planety more. Very hot inside, also quite crowded. Soem strange music playing, also dancing going on. Got pretty loud until we moved further out. Quite decent service for the amountof people around. Perhaps since this was the last stop of the day on our crawl, perhaps since it was late and I got up early, perhaps I had one too many beers, but the only thing I enjoyed about htis place was the company I was with. Didn’t strike me as a place I want to return to. If you are looking for a place that stays open late and don’t mind noisy place that is quite crowded, this can be the place for you for sure.
jjsint (656) Leicester, England | March 29, 2017| Updated April 4, 2017
Words cannot express how brilliant this place is. Yes it’s touristy and crowded but that’s to be expected. It does the basement bar faux-medieval thing to a ’T’. Folk music, piped and live, fills the air. There’s 30 beers, most if not all Latvian. Some crap, some meh, some outstanding. A great place to boost my low Latvian rates, listen to good music and eat good (cheap) food. I was going to stop in for one or two but this is likely going to be my whole night, or at least most of it. Worth visiting Rīga for.