The Best Nightclubs in Riga, Latvia

Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs
Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs | © Oculosoul Feeling / Flickr
Kasparas Asmonaitis

Riga is a wonderful city that amazes its visitors with old traditions, rich culture, stunning architecture, and lively nightlife. There are various nightclubs all around the city, which invite both locals and foreigners to party till the morning light. Read our list of the best nightclubs in Riga, and pick the ones that suit you the best.

1. Kaļķu Vārti

Kaļķu Vārti is one of the locals’ favorite clubs in Riga, so it is definitely a good place to meet some local Latvians and see how people party in Riga. The beats are mainly mainstream, so that everyone can sing along and freely dance both inside the club and on the open roof terrace, which is especially convenient during the warm season.

Kaļķu iela 11, Centra rajons, Rīga, Latvia, +371 67 224 576

2. Piens

Pien (“Milk”) is one of a few nightclubs located outside of the city center, because it originally opened for the people who wanted to party without any fancy dresses, expensive cocktails, or mainstream scene. Today, Piens attracts all the laid-back artists of Riga, so it is a perfect place to party at if you enjoy meeting and dancing with fun and artsy people.

Aristida Briāna iela 9a, Centra rajons, Rīga, Latvia, +371 66 016 300

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3. Star Lounge Bar

Restaurant, Bar, Pub Grub

If you want to party in a stunning place from which you can see all of Riga, Star Lounge Bar, located on the top floor of the Albert Hotel, is the place to go. The best parties happen at this club every weekend. On top of that, the amazing cocktails in Star Lounge Bar are made by true professionals, who work hard every night to satisfy their customers.

4. One One

One One is located in the hippest neighborhood in Latvia and maybe even in the whole of Europe – Miera Iela. This club is probably the most popular among the locals, who love it because of the location, carefully chosen vibes, laid-back atmosphere, and professional staff. At the first sight, you wouldn’t say that One One is a club, as it is located in an old factory building that is protected by UNESCO, but it only takes one step inside of the building to understand why locals love it so much.

Šarlotes iela 18a, Centra rajons, Rīga, Latvia

5. Spot Kafé

Spot Kafé is an extremely small club, located in the very center of Riga, so it is a perfect place to start your night partying in this lively city. You can choose from more than 50 different shots, so there is no risk of getting drunk to the same old boring drinks. Also, as the place is very small, the staff pays a lot of attention to each visitor, creating a wonderful atmosphere.

Jauniela 19, Centra rajons, Rīga, Latvia, +371 20 448 811

6. Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs

Art Gallery

Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs_photo by Andrejs Strokins (2)
Photo: Andrejs Strokins
Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs is the most bohemian place in Riga when it comes to partying. Every person with an artistic soul must visit this place while staying in Riga and meet the most influential but down-to-earth artists of Latvia. During the week, Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs is a good and quiet place to grab a beer and have a small chat. However, it changes to a huge party scene on the weekends, so if you come here on Friday or Saturday, don’t expect to leave before dawn.

7. Autentika

Autentika is a new indie club that opened in 2016 in an abandoned brewery. If you enjoy dancing to indie vibes and trying the best local beer, this is the place where you want to go. Even though Autentika is still a new club, the locals already love it and it gets full on the weekends, so you can meet a lot of new friends and have a blast.
Bruņinieku iela 2, Centra rajons, Rīga, Latvia

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