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Black Magic Bar

Kalku iela 10, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 222 877
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Great place to relax

Place has been decorated well with faded frescos on the walls and waitresses in period dress... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Great Little Bar

We went and sat downstairs and had some cocktails and deserts. The theme was very good and played... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Shaunagh B
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“black balsam” (20 reviews)
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Kalku iela 10, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 222 877
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Place has been decorated well with faded frescos on the walls and waitresses in period dress. Coffee is lovely- beware of the black balsam(but very palatable with cream). Basement area looks good but when we went there no-one was down there. Also closes at 10pm...More

Thank 1gruesome
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went and sat downstairs and had some cocktails and deserts. The theme was very good and played along to being haunted. Staff were lovely and as were the drinks and food. Would recommend to anyone visiting Riga. Would be nice to explore putting some...More

Thank Shaunagh B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take 5 to 25 ml of Riga balsam, coffee, dessert and that's all that's boring for your girlfriend to be supportive of you!

Thank yenrok
Reviewed 7 January 2018

In a authentic middle age atmosphere, Black Magic has wonderful home made chocolates. The liquor called balsam taken with the coffe may be to bitter for some people but it's said that it's the best remedy for the flu. The place is very authentic. They...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017

Black Magic Bar is known for it's old timey decor and chocolates. Try anything with Riga Black Balzam in it! I especially recommend the plums that have been marinated in balzam and then covered in chocolate. My only minus for this place comes from the...More

Thank Sanna2888
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Quaint’ old fashioned and quirky. A must for chocoholics. Vast array of chocolates, cakes and drinks. Well run, cleverly presented and well worth visiting

Thank lisa2082017
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This a great little quirky place with some outstanding cocktails and sweet treats! With a downstairs area to sit hidden behind a bookcase door you certainly feel like you have stepped back in time. Although it wasn’t very busy it certainly felt like it had...More

Thank FowlerT29
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Really nice to go the place is nice from 1900 ...The staff really polite and real nice.Atmosfer the best with Vivaldi. ...Drinks hm really good I come back

Thank George P
Reviewed 26 October 2017

It was a wet day and finding this bar was a more than welcome. When we looked in it was very elegant and the ladies serving were dressed in traditional Latvian costume. We stayed for coffee and some very nice but rather indulgent cakes including...More

Thank johnToncent
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A very atmospheric bar/restaurant at the home of the potent liqueur 'Black Balsam' said to be a cure for everything! (Apparently invented in 1752). It certainly tasted good to me when I called in late morning for a tasty black coffee and Black Balsam. However...More

Thank DavidFOSH
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