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“Excellent traditional Latvian in a rustic basement”

Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs
Ranked #14 of 1,091 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: Eastern European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Folkklubs ALA Pagrabs - Traditional Latvian Folk Club with the largest selection (27 beers!) Of only local beer on tap, modern-traditional cusine and live music and concerts 6 nights a week, as well as folk dancing on wednesdays. Traditional and local atmosphere and culture! Peldu iela 19, Old Town Riga, Latvija, LV-1050
Reviewed April 9, 2013

A simple place with well made traditional food for a good price. Great beers and nice atmosphere. The place seems to attract a lot of locals and the bar is busy selling beer. There is usually a live band, so if you want a quite dinner stay away from the chairs near the small stage. There are many cozy corners, where you can hide and drink beer with your friends. I love this place for its happy energy and simple no frills atmosphere. Ok, maybe they try a tiny bit too much to be 'authentic' but it is not over the top. Highly recommend in Riga.

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1  Thank Indiehop
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

I visited this place last night. From outside it didn't look up to much; stepped inside, down the stairs and found myself in this lovely cellar. I must have been the oldest person in there, lots of student types. I only popped in for one beer. On the recommendation of the very friendly barman, I took a large Madonas beer. Excellent! Tonight was a Karaoke night., but the karaoke came with a twist. Live musicians came to the table and customers were invited (coerced) into singing. After the beer this was not as difficult a task as might otherwise be imagined. I decided to stay for another beer and dinner. Food was traditional and tasty. Four large beers, a starter (grey pea dumplings I think, which i'd recommend) and two main meals; all for about £20. Coupled with the entertainment this was a good night out. Highly recommend, not just to hose on a budget.

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1  Thank Neil H
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Great place for racy evening. Probably place what foreign people expect from local (folk) pub/club. But what was nice - there was a lot of local people too (at least in this evening). Pleace for beerlovers of course - app. 16 local brews on tap (and I mean _local_, not Aldaris-like brands). Price level - very competitive.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Perfect Place to have dinner and drink with friends. Very nice staff and great music. This is a place every tourist should go.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

I highly recommend this place if you are a young adult in a nifty company. Of course, you must understand that this is the most popular beer pub for Latvian students at the moment. Anyway, I just wanted to recomend some of the beers - 1) Brenguļu dark beer - definitely the best same as Bauska dark beer and Tervete light beer. (Price range are all the same - 1.50Ls)

P.S It can be very crowded - all week around. Still quite a nice "folkstyle pub" :)

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Thank Ardis B
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