Galerija Centrs (Center Gallery)( Audēju iela 16, Rīga) – this 140-store shopping center is located at the tourist-friendly location of Old Town in Riga. Following a large-scale reconstruction in 2006, Galerija Centrs has become an elegant and contemporary gallery of fashion goods in the capital city, attracting people who enjoy active and modern lives. This […]
Domina Shopping (Ieriķu iela 3, Rīga) – this is another major shopping center – located towards the outskirts of Riga. Most of the retailers here are local and regional – with a few international names, such as Benetton, Puma, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Studio 69 (Royal Casino Spa & Hotel Resort, Terbatas 73, Riga) – this is a much larger nightclub within one of Riga’s major hotels (catering mainly to a young Russian-speaking crowd). Its interior is reminiscent of the Palladium nightclub in New York (whose main floor can hold 1,000 spectators). Thus, a number of live concerts […]
Stargorod (Republikas Laukums 1, Riga) – this is a great place for a hearty meal (such as ribs, roast chicken, etc). No doubt, Stargorod is also appreciated for its basement-level brewery. Three types of clear, fresh brews are made in accordance with Czech recipes and are readily flowing from the taps at the bar. Strengths […]
Palladium (Marijas 21, Riga) – located in a former movie house, this mid-sized venue books a variety of musical acts – from heavy metal bands to pop and electronica dance music DJs. Artists like 80s New Wave band Simple Minds, 90s rock bands Garbage and Scissor Sisters, Rufus Wainwright, and James Blunt have been among […]
La Casa del Habano (Jeruzalemes 10, Riga) – this venue sells Cuban cigars, and more importantly provides a space to enjoy them indoors. No doubt, given its connection with other “Casa de Habano” establishments worldwide, the staff here is very knowledgeable about the various Cuban smokes made available here. Along with the cigars, premium rums […]
KHL Sports Bar (Elizabetes 55, Riga) – no doubt, this is the “go to” place for ice hockey fans. Such visitors will appreciate the interior décor of this sports bar – memorabilia such as a “wall of fame” display of pucks signed by the KHL’s most famous players (KHL being Europe’s biggest hockey league), and […]
Hotel Avalon Terrace Bar (Kalēju 70-72, Riga) – like the Gutenberg, this hotel also boasts its own terrace bar, offering views of RIga’s historic old section. Open from Noon until midnight, patrons can order meals here, or drinks as the evening progresses.
Gutenbergs Terrace (Hotel Gutenbergs, Doma Laukums 1, Riga) – this is one of Riga’s more popular terrace (rooftop) bars. Many patrons come here simply for the view of the old section of Riga (including the Dome Cathedral). Along with drinks, BBQ food is also grilled (at the roof top) by a small team of chefs, […]
Friends Club (Radisson Blue Hotel, Elizabetes Street 55, Riga) — located within one of Riga’s major hotels, this club is known for its karaoke nights (complete with 45,000 songs to choose from in English, Russian, Latvian, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish and French). Free entry (including the karaoke sessions), so it attracts an age-diverse crowd.