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
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
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.
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
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.