Where to Party in Riga

Girl with long dark hair holding a glass of beer with wall mural of trees, roots and skulls in background

The top places to paint the town red! 


Glass of beer with Riga panorama in the background
Brew with a view

-        My Beer (Alksnāja iela 10/12), the biggest beer salon in the Baltics, offers 600 brews for a reasonable price in a historic warehouse. The pavement seating is as chilled as the beers.


For other great places to have a pint, check out my blog article on the story of Latvian beer.




Riga coffee with Black Balsam meringue at Black Magic cafe in Riga
Balsam delights

-        Black Magic (Kaļķu iela 10) is a historically-furnished Old Town veteran showcasing the city's official drink, Riga Black Balsam. Down a Black Shooter or a Riga Coffee, and don't skip the Balsam meringue for dessert.


And do check out my blog on the history of Riga Black Balsam.


     Skyline Bar (26th floor of Hotel Latvija) has the hands down best views of Riga. Grab a Rigatini and drink in the scenery.




live music

Girl with long dark hair strumming a large outdoor guitar sculpture in Riga in winter
More than air guitar

Folk Club Ala (Peldu iela 19) is a medieval cellar serving up lashings of Latvian meat and potatoes with local beers. Folk dancing or live bands most nights of the week.


Egle (Kaļķu iela 1a) is Old Town's liveliest beer garden, with live music playing every evening in summer.


The Latvian National Opera presents fine productions in a beautiful historic opera house at bargain ticket prices.

Map of Where to Party in Riga