Riga is one of the top places for great nightlife and adventures. A wide range of entertainment in Riga is available both day and night - we have many night clubs in Riga, restaurants, bars all around the city. Moreover, Riga has always been a multicultural city because of the history. You can see it even in the architecture of Old Riga, where are architectural features of Germany and Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, and other countries. Therefore, our guests in Riga feel like at home.
According to the study by the Riga Tourism Development Agency (RTAB) research data shows that for most guests who were staying in Riga, the experienced has responded to the acknowledged better than expected.
Nightlife in Riga usually starts from Wednesday, with party in the club called “Piens” (“Milk” in English). In the middle of the week there is a lively party, that continues from 22:00 to 6:00 in the morning. It means, in Latvia you can go to bed only after really hard party.
This is one of the reasons why bachelors chose to celebrate their stag do parties directly in Riga – beautiful girls, cheap booze and crazy party all night long.
Speaking about the Riga Old Town you definitely will not be disappointed with the nightlife, it`s very lively, sometimes even crazy. A pleasant atmosphere, lots of good bars and clubs, beautiful ladies – everything you ever wanted. On the weekends Riga Old town is one big party, you just must fumble and enjoy it. There are various nightclubs and great bars all around the Old Town, which invite locals and foreigners to party till the sun is shining.
As we already told - Riga Old town is quite compact, so you will be able to visit three, four or even more Riga Pubs, Bars and Clubs each night. This is how the locals like to party, because generally we don’t spend all night in one bar or club, we like to move around and look for more and more parties. Forget about long drives in Riga, everything is so close and taxi in Riga is easy to find and prices are pretty cheap. In the Old Town you totally can went everywhere by walk.
The Riga Old Town is full of bars and clubs and beautiful people, it`s not like any other Old town, it has a special aura, you will see that.
Perhaps going through some Riga night life reviews you've read or heard some Riga horror stories, but you must understand, that you must be careful in any city you go to. Riga is definitely not more dangerous than other city in Europe, it`s even relatively safe when compared to other cities in Europe.
Of course, you must be aware of your surroundings – don`t walk drunk at night in dark neighbourhoods and places that look suspicious, in the central market be careful with your wallet and money, don`t go to bars with strange people and be polite, don`t behave with locals. If you are looking for problems, then of course that you can find them in Riga, just like anywhere else.
In travel forums we can read a lot, that tourists being lured into a bar or pub by a pretty lady. If you follow the lady in the bar, there is a possibility that you will be left with a large bill. Riga’s strip clubs also have been known to overcharge.
Watch locals as they enter in clubs, to know if your money is required. Ask drink prices in advance, paying for each round individually, then you won’t be smacked with a huge bill in the end.
From time to time in hostels you can see sign - "no stag parties" allowed. Riga is a quite popular place for European groups of men, when they get pretty drunk, loud and do lots of nonsense.
There are times when travellers are getting drugged at bars and then robbed. So - you should always watch your drinks – how they are made, and you should never leave a drink unattended. And for your own safety - don`t take drinks from strangers.
Use of alcoholic beverages or other intoxicating substances in streets of Riga, in public places is prohibited. Also, if a person in the public place starts to disturb other people under the influence of alcohol, then the law is overhauled, and you can get a penalty – a warning or a fine, depends on the violation
We must admit, that in Latvia we have not only a high traffic accident rate, but also a high car theft rate. Always look for secure parking, it will pay off.
Be careful in the central market and in tunnel between the bus station and the Old Town. Common places of pickpocket activity are doorways of shops, churches, public transport.
All you must understand - Riga will respect you if you will respect Riga. Come, enjoy, be safe and have fun. For your own safety, you should learn about how to avoid rip off bars, bad venues and dangerous districts, before you are visiting any country.
We want you to know – you can feel safe in the Riga Old Town and the city center, because security cameras are located throughout the city, also there are police patrols that take care of the safety of both - the residents and the guests of Riga. We want you to bring back good memories of visiting Riga. In case if you have any trouble, get in touch with the Tourist Police of the Riga City Council by calling +371 67181818.
Riga and Old town is rich with good nightclubs and bars, you just must choose yours. To make it easier, we can suggest you some. One of the greatest bars is Skyline Bar in Riga – amazing view from the 26th floor of the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & SPA Hotel, where the bar is located. Also, cool place in Old Riga is Folkclub Ala - if you want to feel Latvian spirit, it is the place to go, local singers will bring you in another dimension with Latvian folk and post-folk music. Also, we suggest you Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub, bar “I Love You”, pub "Pharmacy", Paddy Whelan’s Irish Pub & Sports Bar, Shot Cafe, Kiwi bar and others. Mostly bear price in Riga bars are starting from 2.00/ 2.50 EUR.
“Kaļķu Vārti” is located in a spacious historical cellar, there is a rooftop terrace where you can chill in summer evening. It’s a great spot to spend the night. You will hear lot of mainstream hits. One of the best night clubs in Old Riga, you definitely must stop by. You can`t pay with credit cards here.
Drink prices – from 2.50 EUROS
Nightclub Coyote Fly in Riga brings together more than 4,500 vacationers, the best Latvian DJs, VJs and world-famous artists every weekend. Here bartenders can mix not only amazing cocktail, but also your head and the DJ are able to move not only the floor, but also tear the roof. It`s worth to try, come and you will see.
Drink prices – from 3.00 EUROS
Nightclub “Piens”, that means Milk. Opened in 2000 and got popular among artists, designers, journalists, musicians and other hipsters. Riga Nightclub “Piens” has two large terraces in the front and in the back, where you can chill out. Good music, lots of concerts.
Drink prices – from 2.00 EUROS
The biggest nightclub in Riga, the capacity of the club is 1500 people. Riga Nightclub “La Rocca” is definitely worth to visit if you are spending weekend in Riga. Unique design, beautiful girls, good music and strict security guards. Entrance from 18. Face and dress control. But when you are in – you will be partying like there’s no tomorrow.
Drink prices – from 3.00 EUROS
Nightclub “First Mir” is one of the best clubs in town. Opened for already 9 seasons, located in Andrejsala's development, in one of the Soviet times industrial buildings. In “First Mir” you will hear all types of quality music: house, tech-house, progressive, techno and a wide variety of other quality dance music. It`s really prestigious place in Riga.
Drink prices – from 3.00 EUROS
“Rock Café” located in the heart of Old Riga. Great atmosphere, live music and concerts every weekend. Here you will meet people who love rock music, especially Latvian rock music. Come and feel the special aura that dominates in this place.
Drink prices – from 2.00 EUROS
We can say, that those are VIP Nightclubs in Riga, but also there are lots of other good nightclubs around the city, like "Studio 69", “ONE ONE”, “Friends club”, “Jockey Club”, “Cuba Cafe” and others, you just must pick the ones that suits you the best.
If we talk about nightclubs, then a very good assistant how to plan a rich evening in Riga is an opportunity to take Riga Pub Crawl. Red Fox Tours can offer you the best pub crawl in Riga with the quide. We will show you the best places in Riga, will tell where to find best Strip Clubs in Riga, and, we will help to make table reservations in VIP nightclubs in Riga – Coyote Fly, La Rocca, Studio69, First MIR. Also, we can help you with Riga stag do planning, you just have tell us your ideas and we will try to do our best.
If you come to enjoy nightlife in Riga, then surely you are interested in meeting some beautiful girls. Of course, you can go to some Strip clubs in Riga, there will be a plenty of beautiful girls, but we would like to tell you – how to meet girls in Riga if you don’t want to use internet (like App Tinder – but it could help too).
Latvians are recognized as one of the most beautiful women in the world - and that`s true. Women from Latvia are considered to be one of the tallest in the world – it means – long, beautiful legs. Blonde hair, pretty face and amazing smile. Also, a great figure, because for Latvian women her external appearance is very important, so, they take care. What else do you need? We can say for sure - Latvian women won’t disappoint you.