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Pils laukums 4, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
(+371) 732 38 96
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth finding,

a great find with a wonderful selection of local beers. We also experienced Latvian garlic toast for the first time - worth a try. The food was great an recommend the potato soup.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
TPegler
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London, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

a great find with a wonderful selection of local beers. We also experienced Latvian garlic toast for the first time - worth a try. The food was great an recommend the potato soup.

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Southern Norway, Norway
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16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A few years since last visit, so we had to og there to taste if the Soup was as good as last time... And it was. The Soup is called Beer Harbour.. They also have a various menu and lots of beer and wine/drinks.

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Riga, Latvia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This restaurant could be a very nice place: located in the Old Town, nice design, good menu, tasty food and very good local beer, but bad service just kills good impression. From time to time all staff simply disappeared somewhere in service rooms for a long time. We’ve got impression that we disturb them from doing something real important, and... More 

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Hummelstown
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wanted some authentic Latvian food, rather than just another fine dining place. Sought out this cellar near Castle Square and had a fine meal with great beer at reasonable cost. I usually can eat a whole pork knuckle but was more sensible and shared with my wife. We began with smoked sprats which were very fresh and tasty, together with... More 

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SWEDEN
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This restaurant seems to cater for russians and tourists only. It does not provide any individual services, was completely empty except for a table of rowdy russians on a thursday night and service was completely indifferent. After having to wait 30 minutes for our orders we went away to the amber tavern and had a lovely meal there.

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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The beer was OK, what we managed to get, although my husband detected a slight lactic taste. He thought the black pudding he had was great. The problems started when I tried to have french fries with my grilled pork, which turned out to be a kebab. A fairly normal accompaniment to the dish. First she tried to persuade me... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We dropped in "Alus arsenals" after terrible rain storm cough us in the street. This specific location was selected because of good reviews on TA. Unfortunately, we got to the waiter which was not interested at all to provide a welcoming service, despite the fact that only 3 tables were taken in all restaurant. We just had a beer with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Used to come here each time I was in Riga, these days when i actually live in riga am not intending to give up the habit. Generous plates of quality food, beers and nice non-intrusive service is the key to this place's success. Definitely recommended for food and drink. Quite possibly in winter though the atmosphere in the main hall... More 

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Cologne
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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

The place has a nice rustic ambience to it. Don't be put of by the entrance when you walk downstairs. We had good staff and good, traditional food. The pace is suited for dinner with friends, family and couples. Just nice to be there and have a relaxed dinner.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

was looking for an authentic Latvian experience. place was recommended by Trip Advisor great location in the old city. restaurant is located in a cellar with great atmosphere very good food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pils laukums 4, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: (+371) 732 38 96
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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