It appears that Riga simply does not sleep on weekends. This city is very much alive, especially at night. The week starts out quietly, but - come Thursday, people start celebrating life!
Old Town Riga
Old Town Riga is just about the most popularplace to party all night long, ideally suited for those who desire to walk less, and dance more. This is simply because bars and clubs are situated all next to each other in happy community. Old Town Riga is a favorite of tourists and locals alike - because - it has everything! Wide selection of cocktails and other beverages, games people play, live music and top-notch DJs spinning whatever you or he wants.
Miera and A.Briāna streets
A.Briāna Street is for those who want to start weekend fun early as a number of clubs are open till dawn as of Wednesday. Here you can go to the showroom of a local micro-brew for some taste-testing, or if you just want to watch (through a large picture window) how beer is actually made. A.Briāna Street is in uptown Riga, but it’s just a stone's throw away from Old Town. Take Miera Street, as this Bohemian quarter has plenty to offer in terms of refreshment.
A revitalized industrial section of downtown Riga, Andrejsala (located on the river next to the yacht club) this is the place where arts&entertainment meet. The specific milieu gives nightlife here a unique flavor. On weeknights, the bars and clubs at Andrejsala are in a mostly mellow mood.Weekends are a different story altogether as in some clubs it's dancing till dawn.
Feel Riga nightlife to the max by letting it overpower you!
Bars & clubs
The Armoury Bar
Many people have a fascination with firearms and given the numerous displays of authentic pistols, machine guns, semi-automatic weapons and even grenades at this fun bar, its owners clearly belong to this group.
Spot Kafe – is a place to meet up every day! It is not important whether you are looking for a shot, a delicious coffee, a cold beer, or a refreshing cocktail – at the Spot you will find any drink for all taste buds!
Every Friday and Saturday night, the AQUA LUNA Restaurant and Bar at Andrejsala is the choice place to experience Riga nightlife at its most luminous.
‘A good bar sells a sensation, not drinks’ has been the motto of the B-Bar restaurant for the entire decade it’s been open. The B-Bar restaurant is located in Riga’s historic central part, next to the Dome Cathedral.
Vermanes Garden Park has long been one of the most popular meeting and relaxation places for residents of Riga. Not much has changed since then. Nearby Coyote Fly night club fits right in; it has the best Latvian DJs and VJs, as well as world-famous recording artists every week.
The urban and modern Skyline Bar on the 26th floor of the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & SPA Hotel is the best place in Riga to watch the sunset. The bar offers excellent atmosphere, wide choice of cocktails, delicious food, good music and great view over the city.
A cocktail bar situated in the charming Art Nouveau section of inner city Riga at Strēlnieku 1a. Bar XIII is not just about fancy drinks, it is a fine place to dine, with talented master chef Reinis Strazdins in the kitchen. Bar XIII is Strazdins new domain, having spent 10 years in Riga's best restaurant - "Vincents".
Kaņepes Culture Centre
If you are willing to enjoy a culture event in an informal atmosphere, have a glass of wine, chat with accidentally met people about the value of art, whales or windings of the destiny, or maybe simple spend time in a pleasant place – do come to Kaņepes Culture Centre.
Queens Pub is a traditional British pub in the Old Town of Riga where you can enjoy any of the many beer brands and try dishes characteristic to British cuisine. You can find lots of sports in the pub, concerts in evenings, and always cheerful atmosphere.
Paddy Whelan`s Irish Pub & Sports Bar
Paddy Whelan’s, a true home away from home, is the oldest Irish pub in the Baltics and one of the best in the world.