With so much to do and see during the day in the Latvian capital of Riga, you might just want to find a spot or two at night to unwind. Fortunately for you, they love their beers here and there are heaps of great bars in Riga to drink and relax at.
Here are the seven best bars in Riga.
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You might not feel like you’re in Riga once you step inside Cafe Leningrad. With an interior looking very much like an old Soviet-era room, this bar actually is quite popular among the youthful Riga drinkers.
If you enjoy a beer or two in a quirky and boisterous Russian-homage bar, Cafe Leningrad is the place for you.
With a bit of Spanish flare with their cocktails, locals go to Cuba Cafe. Despite its name, this bar isn’t over-the-top with Cuban influence and is just the right mix of a Latino atmosphere to go with their mojitos.
If you’re here in the summer, their patio seating area is the perfect place to enjoy their delicious mojitos.
Located on the 26th floor of the Radisson Hotel, Skyline Bar is a hip cocktail bar in Riga. The views from here are some of, if not, the best of Riga.
Cocktails are a bit more on the pricier side here and you’ll have to pay an entrance fee (except for on Mondays and Tuesdays).
Folkklubs ALA Pagrabs is where you should go if you want an authentic Latvian bar experience. This basement bar is quite massive and you’ll be hit with a cosy place to have a drink as Latvian folk concerts and dances carry you into the night.
Beer lovers will appreciate their wide selection of beers on tap.
Another cool spot for beers is a bit of hidden gem in Labietis. Also a basement bar, Labietis sports a range of beers on tap and in bottles and they also brew a few of the beers in their brewery here too.
If you can find it, Labietis is probably one of the best and most hip bars you can go to in Riga.
Lido Alus Sēta is another popular beer spot in Riga except this place is a beer garden. It is in the old part of Riga and beer here is also made in its own brewery.
Come for a bite at the Lido restaurant and then swing by the beer garden for a few pints after.
Omas Briljants brings the funky hipster vibes to Riga with this vintage bar. You can sit here in some decades-old couches for some of the tastiest cocktails in all of Riga.
There are two floors to this bar so grab your cocktail and explore the cool vibes of Omas Briljants.