Edgars Kalnins

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Chomsky – Bearded bar

Set in an ex glazier shop Chomsky has earned a top place on my list of favorite bars.

Divided into several rooms Chomsky has a characteristic aura with old furniture, antique wooden details etc. But the most amazing thing, that made me go into rapture, are the wall and floor boards. I bet those patterns and textures have seen great and wild things. Like the night I burst in – was it some kind of an event? I don’t know, but the beer tasted superb in the middle of an international and amazing, mostly bearded, clientèle.

From time to time the Chomsky’s hosts like to throw an evening for guest speakers to give lectures. There might be some movie nights, or concerts or other performances with artists not commonly known to the majority of the locals.

Chomsky does not offer any menu besides drinks but as the owners once told me – you can bring your own sandwich.

The place definitely has the right spirit – an exquisite mixture of various senses that is hard to describe (only to use analogies) but surely worth the experience.

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Details about this spot



Lāčplēša street 68, Riga

Opening Times

Sun - Thu 16:00 - 00:00, Fri - Sat 16:00 - 03:00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)