One of the most popular cultural venues in Rīga at the moment is the M/Darbnīca. It has a contemporary art gallery and bar on the ground floor, while the elegant second-floor concert space hosts Latvia’s best musicians in jazz, blues, and other genres. All of this is accompanied by relaxed atmosphere and high - quality artistic performances. Incidentally, The Čudars Trio (guitarist Matīss Čudars, bassist Edvīns Ozols, and percussionist ivars arutjunjans) recently received the prestigious Latvian Grand Music Award 2022 for best concert for their performance at M/Darbnīca.
Baltic Outlook Magazine, April 2023
My absolute favorite spot in Rīga for a quick drink, immersion into contemporary art, an intimate, full-house concert of high-quality creative live music ranging from jazz, blues and singer-songwriter, to electronic and experimental avant-garde; perfect for a chill coffee date, or a wild night out. Great place to meet Rīga's artists, actors, musicians, interesting entrepreneurs, even politicians and diplomats.
Myself being a musician, M/Darbnīca is hands-off the best spot to perform in. The most welcoming owners make us, musicians, want to perform the best we can. The audience comes for true music and appreciates the musician's artistry, which always makes it hard for us to stop playing.
Can't wait to be there again soon.
There is Music and Art hiding in every corner. Any night can easily become the best night ever. They constantly book the best local Jazz musicians, although some nights with DJ's and/or rock bands even outdo the Jazz. Everchanging art gallery and a huge part of the cultural side of Riga as a whole.
Due to the variety of artistic events that take place at M, it serves as a socializing hub for artsy people to chill and mingle.
Must visit, but definitely check out which event best matches your needs.