Briāna iela bars
Labietis serves up Latvian craft brews and a unique ambience that’s hard to beat every day of the week. At the weekend its next-door neighbour De Flou specialises in hip hop music, while One One located just opposite hosts late-night parties featuring local and international DJs. On the other side of the building you’ll find Piens, which is a hip sofa bar and club serving food and drinks and Nemiers, a hard rock bar that’s home to local live acts and no-holds-barred drinking sessions. Just around the corner you’ll find Delisnack Riga, which is like an alternative 24-hour diner staffed by tattooed youngsters. Keep going and you’ll run into the Riga embassy of the Valmiermuiža brewery that specialises in great beers from the Vidzeme region as well as refined Latvian food. However, if you need a hit of 21st-century globalisation then try Bento, an Asian-style eatery with sushi, Caesar salads and pop music. Finally, the crumbling Von Stritzky’s Villa hosts parties and special events throughout the year.