Seems to have upped its game since last year. Beer section has moved - took me some time to find it. Now has probably the best range of the obscure Latvian stuff of all the superamarkets, including Cesvaines, Raiskumietis and Talavas Kenina which I’d never seen I bottles before. [ Was only looking for this sort of stuff, so cant comment on international selection ]
Hasn’t grown with the times, used to be a gem, now just an also-ran. Range of Latvian beers on a par with most other chain shops apart from the largest hypermarkets, but far from complete (I guess 50 from the 100 current Latvian beers at any time). Given the proximity to the bus station, we always pop our head round here. Even if we’ve only got a 20 minute stop on our trip from Vilnius to Tallinn, we’ll dart over here.
As a part of huge supermarket in the center of the Riga. Very close to Central Market, Central bus station, on the edge of the Old Town etc. Used to have better choice. Now down to macros mainly and some even more macro imports.
Far from impressive selection of beers, but quit okay for a supermarket, I guess. Mostly the usual industrials plus some slightly more interesting Latvian and the usual imports. Note: Beer is two separate places in the store - both in the beer/drinks corner and in the wine/spirits section (those two are on each side of the line of cash registers
Grocery store inside a department store. A dozen latvian bottles plus some random mainstream european beers. Cider selection was better. The lady at checkout put a protective sleeve on my 750 of cider, so I guess that counts as decent service. Thoroughly unimpressed.
Department store, most likely the first thing you see when exiting the bus from the airport. Quite nice for shopping a bit, but don’t expect too much in terms of beer. Good for cheap and/or Latvian beers, with even a decent amount of foreign beers (if compared to the local competition). Haven’t encountered anything especially brilliant though. Good place though if you are a beer ticker or from a country where beer is much more expensive.
A department store between the bus station and railroad station/ORIGO Shopping Mall. It has a fantastic deli counter and also a good selection of Latvian beers. International beers mostly from Belgium, Germany and Russia. (Visited April 30th 2011)