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Rīgas Balzams

DINING -> Bars
By RigaNow!. 06.09.2008

Torņa 4 , Riga Phone: +371 67214494
Working hours: Mon-Wed 11:00 - 0:00
Thu-Sat 11:00 - 1:00
Sun 11:00 - 0:00

This sophisticated restaurant bears the name of the pride of Latvia, "Riga's Black Balsam". This concoction, made of more than 12 herbs is famous for its medicinal qualities. If the Balzams doesn't seem to want to go down straight, try ordering a cocktail containing this dark wonder stuff. "Riga's Black Balsams" is Latvia's answer to Christmas fruitcake, so pick up a few bottles while you’re here and give the gift that keeps on giving.


Packed out with a principally 25-40 year old public listening to drum and bass and Espanic tunes as they throw money at the professional bar staff, it would be easy to convince yourself that you are dining and drinking in a central London establishment.

During the day affluent ‘thirty something’ businesswomen, nattering away over their Caesar salads and Cappuccinos populate the bar. For a relaxed business lunch there are great views of the Dome Church, if you can get a seat by the window.


On Friday and Saturday evenings the chrome seats and brown leather chairs are filled by a similarly affluent crowd who discard their business suits for designer clothes, Royale Mojitos (6 Euros) in hand.