Cocktails in Riga – Bar XIII

Just around the corner from the acclaimed Jugendstil fanfare of Alberta iela, there’s a mixology bar churning out creations equally as embellished as the surrounding Art Nouveau district’s flowery facades. The specialty menu is full of imaginative recipes and pristine executions of any pre-Prohibition classic you may fancy, and that’s why we’ll be the first […]

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Brunch in Riga – Mute

Mute is the Latvian word for mouth, and one of the more important words you’ll need to know when in Riga. This isn’t because you’ll actually have any use for it in conversation, because let’s face it, you won’t be having any in Latvian. You’ll need to keep this word in your back pocket because […]

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Best Coffee in Riga

There are coffee cities and there are non-coffee cities. The Latvian capital might be a destination for heaps of other things, namely its architecture, cultural and gastronomic offerings – all packaged in a fascinating blend of Northern and Eastern European traditions, but coffee doesn’t rank particularly high on that list. It’s ok though. It’s not […]

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Craft Beer in Riga

As the craft beer revolution continues to spread like wildfire, a healthy amount of microbreweries have set up shop throughout Latvia. And since it’s quite a small country, one might expect to find most of those operations concentrated in the capital. Alas, where craft-brewing activity is concerned, Riga remains untouched, save by a select few. […]

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