The undeniable popularity of Craft beer has been taking place in almost all major cities and metropolises of the world for some time now, including, of course, Riga. It is no secret that historically brewing in Latvia has been highly respected and celebrated both in poems and songs. Get acquainted with the wide offer of Riga craft beer bars and find your place to enjoy the world of bitter hop taste!
Miezis & Kompānija
Miezis & Kompānija is conveniently located on the outskirts of Old Riga, right next to the Avalon Hotel. There is a large assortment of beers, with 20 draft beers available for enjoying on the spot or for takeout – 10 of them are dedicated to the Latvian breweries and 10 to the rest of the world. Of course, there is also an impressive bottled beer drink menu, as well as snacks to enjoy with a glass of this bitter and flavorful beverage.
- 13. janvāra iela 21
- +371 25 767 355
Bar Labietis has won the hearts of the citizens of Riga for numerous years now and has established itself as a classic value where you can experience craft beer of varied strengths and flavors. "In our recipes, the brewery masters play with different beer types that have been around for 12,000 years. Mixing already known tastes of beer with modern trends, we are creating new flavors that transform the way we look at beer," the brewery itself writes. In the summer, when the outside patio is bustling with the citizens of Riga and city guests, Labietis becomes a particularly popular place for individuals who appreciate city life.
- Aristida Briāna iela 9A-2
- +371 25 655 958
Dozens of local and world craft beers, various board games and books, open-mic evenings, of course, a cozy atmosphere and, yes, probably the most legendary bathroom comic wall in all of Riga.
- Miera iela 10
- +371 20 030 983
Valmiermuiža Beer Embassy in Riga
Valmiermuižas alus is one of Latvia's most known beer brands, and it is highly popular both during the holiday season in summer and, of course, on weekend getaways. Beer made according to traditional recipes, new and experimental craft flavors, as well as one of the most popular Valmiermuiža brands – Kokmuižas beer – are all available at the Valmiermuiža Beer Embassy in Riga. It is also worth noting that the breweries of Latvian small brewers – a total of more than 200 types – may be purchased and tasted here.
- Aristida Briāna iela 9a
- +371 28 656 111
Alus Rūme Trofeja
The brewery Alus Rūme Trofeja has only lately joined the neighborhood of Avotu Street. As the owner Valdis laughs – the brewery is not even micro, but nano or it consists of only ten 200l brewing tanks. The brewery's small size, however, does not in any way affect the range of outstanding and unusual beers it produces. A mead that is produced with no hops, malt, juice, or tea is one of Alus Rūme Trofeja most intriguing offerings.
- Avotu iela 74A
- +371 22 188 298
The brewery Nurme has been brewing craft beer for several years now, having first opened its doors in 2016. As the founders of Nurme admit, they produce beer that they enjoy drinking, rather than focusing solely on what is popular in the craft beer world at the time. You can buy beer to take with you or to consume on the spot in one of Riga's most interesting neighborhoods, Avotu Street. Beers with pine buds, almonds, cocoa, mountain ash, and pumpkin, among other flavors, are available.
- Avotu 53
The brewery Teika is a relative newcomer to the capital's craft beer scene, but in its two years of operation, it has developed an impressive beer portfolio. Teika is also the first Riga’s craft beer brewery to operate a tavern outside of the streets of Old Town and city Centre. Here you will find masterpieces such as Milk Boy, Rowan Session IPA, Black Rice Ale, Raspberry Slap and many more!
- Brīvības gatve 348
- +371 25955988
Teika craft beer brewery is expanding its customer base and moving into Old Riga also, where the craft beer pub Kaķis Maisā has just opened. The bar offers only an assortment of small Latvian breweries, both in bulk and in bottles for on-site enjoyment or take-away. The assortment of bars and restaurants in Old Riga has gained a strong newcomer, which will entice to feel and experience the charm of Old Riga for both tourists and residents of the capital.
- Torņa iela 4
- +371 29 797 848