Enter Ala, "the cave," a vast medieval cellar that will leave you belching with contentment. Offering the best bang for buck of any joint in town, dine on agricultural portions of Latvian classics from Grey peas with bacon to the 1 kg pork hock, as you guzzle an impressive selection of local beers plus homemade cider and moonshine. Slap your thighs to local and visiting folk, blues and jazz bands every night. What else could your taste buds, ears and liver desire?
Drink: Mūrbūdu apple cider
Snack: Big Folk Club beer platter for five persons with smoked pork, smoked chicken, smoked mackerel, pickled herring, three types of traditional garlic bread, fresh vegetable crudites, homemade cheese, smoked hunters cheese, creamed cottage cheese with fresh dill, garlic sauce, pan fried ploughman's pork steak, served on a wooden platter
Fun: All-in folk dancing Wednesday nights.
Address: Peldu iela 19 (Old Riga)
Open: Mon-Tue 12:00-01:00, Wed 12:00-03:00, Thu-Fri 12:00-04:00, Sat 14:00-04:00, Sun 12:00-00:00