Pleasant but slightly sterile cafe-style interior. Tables down one side, shelves of beer down the other. So not a bad view at all. Terrace has the mid-day sun and no shelter from it, so unsuitable for sun-avoiders. Very friendly staff, had a long chat with the proprietor, and he flung me his laptop a few times when we wanted access to the internet. 120 different beers, good selection of big-name Belgians, for example, many were Huyghe or Steenberge. However, the de Ranke selection was a big win. Simply couldn’t resist buying a CdR for 5.30e - and they’d just had XX bitter on tap too! I guess 15 ticks for me there, and a continually rotating stock, it seems, so well worth a visit every time you’re in town. A world-class beer venue. And thanks for the glass as a present for reaching 5000 ratings!
The twin pub and beer store to the one in Tirgonu Iela. This one seems smaller and more like a cafe. Not many taps, but many bottles in shelves and in the fridge. You can not see the place from Dzirnavu Street, but there is an entrance to the Berga Bazars Quarter, with cosy alleys, restaurants, exclusive shops and the 5 star Hotel Bergs. (Visited May 1st 2011)