Riga nightlife: restaurants, wine bars, pubs and discos, Riga nights have nothing to envy to those of other European capitals such as Berlin, London or Paris. Riga is famous for the beauty of his girls and, It is not by chance, is one of the preferred destinations for stag parties abroad. Riga is definitely one of the hottest destinations for a good party-traveller!
Surprise and wonder line since the first minute. The city is elegant, hospitable and intriguing for both the atmosphere and the architecture, the entertainment and nightlife: Latvia's capital boasts the presence of many restaurants, wine bars, pubs and discos to envy major European capitals. Most of the pubs and clubs are located in the historical centre of Riga and are crowded from Wednesday to Saturday. The old town of Riga is pretty small and it's easy to visit 4 or 5 pubs or clubs every night. There are also real Pub tours organized to run pubs in the city and to get plastered in company! The local youths did not spend all night in one club, but love to move and enjoy the different styles that each Riga bar has to offer.
But what attracts many young people here from all over the world are undoubtedly the gorgeous girls of Riga! The capital of Latvia is the single paradise, perhaps even for the fact that here there is a huge disproportion between genders: in fact, there are 100 women (almost all beautiful) each 80 men. As regards the level of beauty girls: go to believe!
Let's see what are the best places for nightlife in Riga: trendy restaurants, the finest wine bars and discotheques where lash out at night.
Clubs and discos in Riga: where dancing until dawn ’
La Rocca (Brīvības 96, Riga)
Open Friday and Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00
Very large Disco frequented mostly by Russians, Although it is one of the most famous clubs in Riga. Located slightly outside the historic centre, from which you can reach by foot in 15 minutes, along the street Brivibas. Open Fridays and Saturdays, the club offers techno music and animation with very cute dancers. The special feature of the club is the dancefloor “Red Square”, where Russian music is danced surrounded by Soviet style propaganda environment, with Cyrillic lettering and pictures of Lenin and Ivan Drago. Good evening: you must try. Entrance about 7-10 €.
Coyote Fly (Tērbatas 2, Riga)
Open Thursday to Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00
Another very popular and trendy place in Riga, is undoubtedly the beautiful Coyote Fly, within walking distance from the Centre, located in the complex Vernisāža, inside the Vermanes Park.
Strict face control on Friday and Saturday: Come in elegant clothes and not as tourists. The club is stylish and is a meeting point for the elite line and for the celebrities of the moment. Commercial music with foreign djs from all over Europe, local musicians, rappers and other artists. The entry is easier on Thursday, When they do less selection at the entrance.
First Dacha (Andrejostas iela 4, Riga)
One of the most glamorous clubs in Riga, open only on weekends and situated close to the port. Also here are a lot of selection at the entrance. Despite the difficulty of entering, once inside you'll be rewarded for the effort: the First Dacha is always full of beautiful girls and good music, and is a guarantee for unforgettable nights.
Club Studio 69 (Tērbatas iela 73, Riga)
Open Friday and Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00
With an elegant and charme, the club Studio 69 is one of the most trendy in Riga. This is perhaps the most beautiful Disco of Riga: the club, frequented mostly by new rich Russians and Latvians, it's part of RoyalCasinoHotel, a complex that includes a hotel 5 stars, a casino, Spa, restaurants, bars and also the club La Rocca (from a large stained glass window you can see the dancefloor of the other club).
The entrance is quite expensive: 14 euros. The club is much more expensive than in La Rocca, but on the other hand the average age is higher and more wealthy. Definitely not to be missed! Ultimately, the study 69 is the hottest club of Riga: good music, beautiful girls, excellent drinks and superb dancers who never cease to enliven the evening. Let's go.
Klub Depo (Vaļņu 32, Riga)
Open daily from 17.00 to 5.00
For the underground music lovers and fashionable alternative young , This is the place for you. Indie bands and DJs from foreign countries, garage band and a crowd happily coexist in this alternative club, one of the few to sponsor rock, hardcore, metal, punk, Reggae and experimental music genres. A great place to hear local bands playing or just drinking a beer on the ground floor. Admission to the concert costs € 5-7.
Club Friends (Elizabetes 55 – Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Riga)
Open daily from 21.00 to 6.00
This nightclub is located in the basement of the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija. The specialty of this club is the karaoke.
Nabaklab (Z.A. Meierovica bulv. 12, Riga)
Open every day.
Alternative music club located in a basement: consists of two small rooms, one where live bands play, the other where you can dance under the notes of the Djs. The music ranges from punk, local rock, Ska up to electronic music. The club offers its Nabaklab beer, which costs less than 2 Euro!
Piens Club (Aristida Briāna 9, Riga)
Open daily from 12.00 to 5.00
The Club Piens is located in an old brewery from the 19 century to about 10 minutes in a taxi from the Centre, in some hard-to-find position. This is one of the most loved cocktail bars in Riga, with long lines on weekends to enter the bar and sit on one of the many sofas of all forms and style. Eclectic atmosphere to relax. Over the weekend only lats enter, While tourists are not allowed to enter: you have to hope to be lucky and overcome the bouncer.
Pulkvedim Neviens Neraksta – Nobody Writes to the Colonel (Peldu 26/28, Riga)
Open daily from 20.00 to 2.00 – is closed at the moment: confirm us!
Pulkvedim Neviens Neraksta, literally “No one writes to the Colonel”, is a very rustic disco-pub, with a main hall and a smaller room downstairs with different music genres: electronic and commercial music. Always full during the weekends, It is the ideal place to spend the last hours of the night, After strolling around to the bars of Riga.
Sapņi un kokteiļi (Blaumaņa 32, Riga)
Open Wednesday to Saturday from 17.00 to 5.00
This club is even hookah and cigar bar. The drinks aren't exactly cheap, but most of all they make a strict face control at the entrance: those who do not speak Latvian difficultly enter.
Space Dog (Vecpilsētas 19, Riga)
Open daily from 16.00 to 3.00
Cute alternative Club with live music and local beer. Inside there is a foosball table and a machine that delivers shots of Jägermeister! By day, in addition to, You can order soup, salads and sandwiches. Entrance: free.
Minx Bar (Kungu iela 8, Riga)
Open Thursday to Saturday from 22.00 to 5.00
The Minx Bar What was once called Nautilus. Located in the historical centre of Riga, It is a big club with modern house music and techno. The presence of beautiful Latvian girls.
Cetri Balti Krekli (Vecpilsētas iela 12, Riga)
Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 22.00 to 5.00
literally “four white Shirts”, the Cetri Balti Krekli is a club with only Latvian music. The entrance ranges from 2 Lats to 7 Lats depending of the event. Although the average age is not low, the club is always well attended.
Naba Klub (Zigfrīda Annas Meierovica bulvāris 12, Riga)
Open Monday to Friday from 14.00 to 4.00
The Naba Klub is one of the club of Riga with alternative music. Here you can hear concerts with live band, but also evenings with dj. Soviet retro style atmosphere. The place also has a large garden with picnic tables where you can smoke and drink in company.
We regret to inform you that the clubs Scandal and Essential, known to visitors of Riga, are closed.
Pubs and Cocktail bars in Riga: where to drink, party or take an Happy Hour
The Kalku main street, located in the historical centre of Riga, where is lined with bars and restaurants, is the best place to start the night, in the midst of the beautiful Latvian girls. You can begin from PinUp (Pils iela 7, Riga) : a bar located in the area of the Riga Castle and overlooking the banks of the Daugava River. The bar is run by girls dressed as pin-ups, and offers specialty cocktails by the unusual taste, as the “Nutty Monk” and the “Mandarin Revolution”.
Excellent also the Cita Puse (11. Novembra krastmala 35, Riga) , a two-storey bar where you can meet and chat with some nice girl. The bar serves excellent espresso coffee during the day, While at night it turns into a club with live entertainment.
Skyline (Elizabetes iela 55, Riga)
Open daily from 17.00 to 2.00
The bar Skyline, on the 26th floor of the Reval Hotel Latvia, in the Centre of Riga, is a stylish cocktail bar, by a refined and chic environment, with a breathtaking view over the city. From here you can have a panoramic view of Riga and all its lights. The bar is reached by a glass elevator and it is very popular with visitors and local people, especially many Russians: great place to enjoy good drinks during a quiet evening or perhaps to a amorous meeting. If you want to go there, book one of the exclusive tables with panoramic views of the city.
Aussie Backpackers Pub (Valnu Iela 43, Riga)
Open daily from 10.00 to 2.00
Aussie Backpackers It is the only pub in Riga that offers 12 different local beers on tap (Latvia produces very good beers). Live music and djs, events and promotions, Happy Hours that seem never ending and friendly staff, who makes you feel welcome. The perfect pub to start your evening in Riga. The peculiarity of the restaurant is a Volkswagen minivan adapted to bar counter.
Cuba Cafe (Jauniela 15, Riga)
Open daily from 15.00 to 4.00
This bar occupies a special place in the hearts of the locals: The Cuba Cafe is open for years and always attracts a lot of people looking for cocktails and Latin rhythms. This small room is super crowded on weekends: arrive early so you can get in. Dance some salsa and bachata with the local girls and enjoy a drink before moving on to the next bar
Bar I Love You (Aldaru iela 9, Riga)
Aperto dal lunedì al mercoledì dale 15.00 to 24.00, Thursday to Saturday from 15.00 to 1.00, Sunday from 14.00 to 22.00
The bar “I Love You” is a point of meeting for young creative people, with djs who play their favorite discs. If you are looking for an alternative to the usual clubs of the historical center, This is your obvious choice. Here they also offer menu with tasty morsels to keep you awake all night.
Omas Briljants (Audēju iela 7, Riga)
One of the newest clubs in Riga, furnished with chic and retro style, and Bohemian and funky sounds. On the first floor there is a ’ relaxed atmosphere while upstairs is chock full of young people accommodated on old sofas while drinking a cocktail.
Ezītis miglā (Aldaru ielā 12/14 and Palasta ielā 9, Riga)
With two locations in Riga, This place has a special atmosphere and reasonable prices. The last of the two bars is larger and seems to have gained greater popularity: It is located across the street, making it easier to party between the two bars, they are among the venues for the most fashionable young people of Riga .
Shot Cafe (Torņa iela 4, Riga)
Open daily from 12.00 to 3.00
This underground cellar can be small, but has a large menu with 113 shots! Every night there is the offer 2 to 1 on coctkails from 01.00 to 02.00: bar crowded with music to dance the night away. During the summer months, people flock to the terrace to drink.
Moloney’s Irish Pub (Riharda Vagnera Iela 3, Riga)
Open daily from 12.00 to 3.00
Excellent pub where to watch favorite sports live. At Moloney's ’ You can find a selection of local beers or from Germany, Czech Republic or Belgium, great and tasty menu, with hamburger, ribs and dishes made of mixed meats. Every day there is a different promotion and live music on weekend.
Ala Folk Klub (Peldu Iela 19, Riga)
Open daily from 12.00 to 4.00
Folk Club Wing is bar/restaurant in traditional Latvian style, located in an underground cellar, with great food and good beer at excellent prices. You have to be willing to wait though: service is friendly, but it can be very slow. Traditional dance and folk bands make this place very popular with the locals, and is generally full most evenings of the week.
No Problem bar (Nekadu Problemu)(Tirgoņu iela 5/7, Riga)
The “No Problem” is a restaurant/bar located in the heart of the historical centre, in Doma square. Here take turns every night rock bands which gather hundreds of guys from 18.00 to 24.00.
Aptieka (Mazā Miesnieku iela 1, Riga)
Open daily from 16.00 to 3.00
Always crowded with small pub performances and live music.
Wine Bars a Riga
Garage Wine Bar (Elizabeth iela 83, Riga)
the “Garage” is the most popular wine bar of the moment, a must to start the night: Here reservation is a must. The bar offers a great choice of Italian and French wines, both the glass and the bottle, and matching dishes that change frequently. Do not miss it.
Vina Studija (Birojs: Z.A.Meierovica bulvāris 6, Riga)
The Vina Studija is a wine bar/restaurant and is among the busiest venues of Riga.
Other wine bars in Riga worth mentioning are:
VinoMetr (Antonijas street 13, Riga)
Open daily from 11.00 to 23.45
Tinto (Elizabetes 61, Riga)
Open daily from 10.00 to 24.00