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Garage Demokratisks Vina Bars

#89 of 749 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Berga Bazars, Elizabetes street 83/85, Riga, Latvia
+371 26 628 833
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I really like this place: staff is as friendly as it gets in Latvia, large variety of wines, awesome tapas. The menu changes every day. Great choice for any meal or event, one of my all time favourites.

Thank Lauciah
New York City, New York
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123 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Hard to find this on Trip Advisor as the name is incorrect. This is a great wine bar in the old market district. We had so much fun trying the different tapas and wines. All the tables are old used farm tables and there's a space for larger parties. Go early - this place fills up. They also sell wine.

Thank Kim B
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We had a very nice meal for two at Garage having a number of the tapas dishes which were very interesting, well presented and full of flavour. The quality and range of the tapas here is very impressive and we would highly recommend to anyone visiting Riga. Although the food was 5/5 i have only given the review 4/5 as... More 

Thank Declan R
Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Wow - we are so glad we went here! We shared an amazing cheese plate, accompanied by some excellent valpolicella wine. The restaurant import some wines themselves = good value for money. The main course, duck breast served with potato and truffle mash, was absolutely delicious! The rhubarb tart we had for dessert was also very good! Simple but elegant... More 

2 Thank Ooomph
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Came here with two work colleagues around 10.30pm when j am sure they would rather be closing up. Very helpful waitress, good wine and great tapas. Nice atmosphere and five yards from our hotel. Perfect.

1 Thank tracey c c
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent wine and cheese! Our waiter was amazing! We asked for hard cheeses as my friend is currently pregnant and he made the effort to bring some that was not included in the cheese board. Free of charge! Amazing atmosphere and really nice crowd. Would totally recommend it!

2 Thank Menie R
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The "Garage" wine bar is an elegant eating establishment in the heart of Riga, with excellent food and impeccable service. The selection is broad and the wine list excellent, with friendly, welcoming and skilled wait staff beautifully matching wine to food. There are excellent mains, and a broad selection of appetizers suitable for sharing. For a special night night out,... More 

2 Thank George K
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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180 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

The food prepared by the Dutch chef is excellent High flavoured and presented very well. The location is unique and this givea it the special extra Inside the interior is unique also very well done! Wines are very good priced and can be bought per bottle for take out also

1 Thank Didier H
Brussels, Belgium
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1,079 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We asked to do the meat a bit more (not their fault but ours) and they did that perfectly and rearranged the plate so did it looked a completely new one, what we appreciated a lot. Trendy, strange, special, avant garde clients and servers. Great. PS: also take a look in the beautiful public spaces of hotel Bergs next door!

Thank Jurgen B
Riga, Latvia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

One of the best places to drink excellent wine, eat really great tapas and enjoy the evening as the atmosphere there is fantastic. The menu is always going for perfection.

1 Thank Dāvis V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$44
European, International, Spanish, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Berga Bazars, Elizabetes street 83/85, Riga, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 26 628 833
This ultra cool restaurant/wine bar has an amazing location - on the internal square in front of the uber-chic Bergs hotel. The interior design is so unique - recycled car seats and other components. In Garage they serve everything from breakfast, to lunch, to happy hour, to dinner and after-dinner drinks. Their specialty is wine with tapas (their wine list is really interesting and product of in-depth research). It is the THE trendy and stylish place for young professionals and the beautiful crowd of Riga. A must see for a sophisticated travelled (although, important bit, their prices are democratic, as the name of the restaurant says).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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