The 8 Best Local Pubs in Riga, Latvia

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Labietis Brewery | © labietis / Instagram
Photo of Kasparas Asmonaitis
1 August 2017

Riga is one of the most visited cities in Eastern/Northern Europe because of its rich history, delicious food, and lovely people. That is why there are a lot of different pubs all around Riga in which you can relax, try some local beer, and experience the best of Riga’s nightlife.

Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs

Pub, Restaurant, Bar, Pub Grub, European, Beer, $$$
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Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs is the folkiest place in Riga. There are special nights every week with events such as traditional dance or folk music. If you want to experience Latvian folk culture, look no further. On top of that, there are 16 different types of beer on tap in this pub.

Rock Cafe

Pub, Restaurant, Cafe, Pub Grub, Coffee, $$$
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You can already guess from the name that Rock Cafe is the place where fans of rock gather to drink a pint of beer, dance on the tables, and sing karaoke. The food and drinks are cheap, and the staff is very helpful, so you must visit this place when in Riga if you’re a fan of rock music.

Egle

Pub, Restaurant, Pub Grub, European, Northern European, $$$
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Egle is an open-air bar and restaurant, so it is the best to visit during the summer when the weather in Riga is hot and sunny. You can listen to live music at Egle in the evening and taste some of the most delicious traditional Latvian food and drinks.

HHC Bar

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, Beer
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HHC, Hardcore Hangover Club, is one of the favorite places among young locals who, as the name suggests, love to party hard. The beer is cheap, especially during happy hour, and the staff is very friendly. The fact that this bar stays open till 6am on the weekend makes it even more hardcore.

Donegan's Pub

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, Beer, $$$
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If you like Irish pubs, Donegan’s Pub is the best place to visit in Riga. Watch sports, drink beer, and chat with friendly locals. There is nothing else to say about Donegan’s Pub except that you might wonder if you are in Riga or Dublin while within its walls.

Vins ar Odzinu

Wine Bar, European, Beer
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Vins ar Odzinu is a cozy wine bar with a wide selection of wines from all over the world, so if you are looking to enjoy some wine while in Riga, it should definitely be on your list of places to check out. It is a perfect place to take your other half for a date.

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