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B-Bar (Balsambar)

#40 of 597 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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European, Latvian
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Doma Laukums 2, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 22 88 42
Website
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Best Cocktail Bar in the Baltic countries. Survey done by Drinks...
Best Cocktail Bar in the Baltic countries. Survey done by Drinks International.
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Good for:
Large groups
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner and party

This is the right place to join a nice dinner experience with an interesting party night. The food is very good, although a bit overpriced. At a certain hour the place turns in a dancing floor, not huge size but suitable for elegant people. Must try it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Lorenzo T
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Late Night
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is the right place to join a nice dinner experience with an interesting party night. The food is very good, although a bit overpriced. At a certain hour the place turns in a dancing floor, not huge size but suitable for elegant people. Must try it.

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place is really vibrant and lively at night and in the small hours. In addition they serve very good food at any hour. Having a late lunch there at a window table is utterly charming, and you get great value for money and excellent service. This place has got great atmosphere regardless of time of day…or night.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Lovely little bar in the shadow of the Doma (Dome) in the Old Town. Old-style, super-professional barmen, excellent drinks (this is the place to try the fearsome Riga balsam) and very nice food (asparagus in avocado sauce and goulash soup). A seat at the window will give you the chance to watch the Riga world rolling past. Recommended, especially on... More 

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Heilbronn, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We spent New Years Eve 2014/15 in this Restaurant and it was wonderful! The food was delicious and they made everything possible for us as vegans. The program was excellent and the staff fantastic and very nice.

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Riga, Latvia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Have been returning to this place for many years. Great cocktails, great cuisine - vast choice. Sometimes queues at the bar might be slightly irritating but generaly one can enjoy good table service.

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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wow. This place gets busy on late weekend evening. Great vibe and music. Love the uniform for the service team. So elegant and cute at the same time. Didn't Try food this time but drinks were great

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Riga, Latvia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Perfect place for Wednesday's girls night out. Tasty cocktails and amazingly good desserts, but the best is the restaurant personnel. We had a great waiter - Anrijs, who persuaded us to try a dessert although we have just ate an ice-cream 20 minutes ago. And he was right - Napaleon cake is "must have" in B-bārs. He made us feel... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Cocktails at this place are fantastic. When we visited the place music was house music combined with live trumpet and saxophone, Which was totally amazing. people are very dressed up so dress your best.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Walking around Old Riga, we were searching a place with some extraordinary cocktail’s menu – and this place was it! Service, atmosphere, drinks – they all were at a really high level! Cocktails were fancy, delicious, unusual – everything that we were looking for. And our waiter was a real gent! I would highly recommend this place!

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a very cozy and pleasant place to spend your end of the working day, weeknight or any free minute you dedicated for a nice glass of your favorite drink. B Bars has a variety of coctails, spirits and wines. I had a nice Valpolicella by the glass some time (!) and last weekend was pleased to see Fever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Doma Laukums 2, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 22 88 42

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 34
  • Cuisine: European, Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business

Description

Best Cocktail Bar in the Baltic countries. Survey done by Drinks International.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?