Buy your medicine at the pharmacy says the painting behind the bar. Stay healthy says the other one. Aptieka (meaning pharmacy) is a nice, cozy bar in Riga’s old town where you can retreat from the work week, enjoy great concerts squeezed together with others in the tiny basement, or play cards with the bartender on slow Sundays.
On the menu it says it all: eat, drink and rock’n’roll! Say no more! Over 10 years of Aptieka, I have collected a lot of pleasant memories there and it is my ultimate favorite spot in the Old Town.
The creative interior is capturing and eclectic, with folklore-decorated skateboards on the wall, table football, board games and a jukebox. Naturally, like all my favorite spots, Aptieka sells music CDs and loudly plays good old rock songs that invite passersby to come in for a strawberry cheesecake shot or pickled egg. Aptieka also serves burgers and snacks.
Aptieka is exactly what the doctor prescribed you!