The Best Bars Riga has to Offer
Tucked away in the Baltic states of North-Eastern Europe, a pre-wedding weekend in this city is a thing of legends, attempted only by the bravest!
When it comes to finding the perfect place to celebrating the last weekend of freedom with the lads, Riga is a bit of a wildcard. This exciting city offers partygoers plenty of cheap alcohol, a great nightlife scene and plenty of awesome places to drink and celebrate. With that being said, have a look at all the best bars in Riga and see what all the hype is about.
1. The Armoury Bar Riga
A cool and atmospheric themed bar in the heart of the city, The Armoury Bar Riga is known for its great beers, a large whiskey selection and decommissioned firearms around the venue! So if you’re looking to pose for a few photos with an inactive AK47, this is the place for you. Situated just around the corner from the city’s cathedral, The Armoury Bar stays open until the early hours of the morning throughout the week, so there’s never a bad time to stop off here for a few beers and some brilliant photo opportunities!
2. Brooklyn Pub & Whiskey Room
Stocking a huge range of beers and whiskeys behind the bar, the Brooklyn Pub & Whiskey Room Riga is well worth the visit if you’re looking for a no-nonsense boozer that reminds you of the pubs back home. Inside, this Riga bar features pub décor and a warm atmosphere, making it perfect for a few relaxing drinks before hitting the clubs. With pub grub served throughout the day as well, this place is well worth checking out if great beer is your thing.
3. S. Brevings Bar
Another lively city centre bar that’s popular for its huge selection of local and international whiskey, S. Brevings Bar Riga features cool and modern décor inside with large baroque paintings lining the walls. With a large bay window overlooking the street, it makes for a great place to enjoy a tipple or two whilst watching the world go by. Open from midday to midnight throughout the week, S. Brevings Bar is well worth checking out if you happen to pass by it.
4. Paddy Whelans Irish Pub & Sports Bar
Proud to be the first Irish pub in the city, Paddy Whelans Riga has been a favourite in the city for both tourists and locals since opening up in 1994. During that time, it has become a top place to go to if you’re after great beer and whiskey as well as traditional Irish pub grub, so if you happen to pass by here you can always stop off for a sandwich and a pint of Guinness if you want! This Riga bar is also open every day of the week from midday to midnight and stays open even later on the weekends.
5. Beer House No. 1 Riga
Overlooking Līvu Square in the heart of the city you’ll find Beer House No. 1. With a large terrace area overlooking the square, this Riga bar is perhaps most popular for being one of the best places to watch live sports, whether it’s football, basketball or ice hockey (the local favourite). As well as a great selection of local and European beers behind the bar, this place also serves up some great pub-style food throughout the day as well, so there’s never a bad time to pop down here for a few drinks or a bite to eat.
6. Cynic Bar Riga
Known for its young crowd and fantastic atmosphere, Cynic Bar Riga is the place to go to if you’re after inventive cocktails, weird & wonderful craft beers and good vibes. With regular DJ sets, this Riga bar is open every evening bar Sundays and Mondays and stays open into the early hours each weekend. If you’re feeling a bit peckish, this Riga bar also has some great bar snacks and lite bites to enjoy whilst you sink a few drinks.
7. Cloud Nine Riga
Noted for its exceptional cocktails, Cloud Nine Riga prides itself on being a premium and upmarket cocktail bar in the heart of the city. Open ‘til the early hours of the morning every day of the week bar Mondays, this Riga bar also boasts a large selection of beers and spirits for you to try out as well as great bar snacks that are also served all night.
8. Funny Fox Riga
Combining two great bar concepts, Funny Fox Riga doubles up as both a karaoke bar and a fantastic place to watch live sports, depending on what time of day you happen to visit here. Although this isn’t the largest bar in Riga, Funny Fox offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere inside and also provides plenty of outdoor seating for punters as well. With a great selection of spirits, beers and soft drinks behind the bar, there’s a bit of something for everyone to enjoy here.
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