Latvia’s Favorite Bars In 3 Major Cities | Your Guide

Latvia's Favourite Bars In 3 Major Cities | Your Guide For 2021

Latvia's Favourte Bars In 3 Major Cities | Your Guide For 2021

If it’s your first time in Latvia, then it’s helpful to know the best bars to narrow down your options to save time. I’m Ian, and I’m going to weed out Latvia’s best bars to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.


Let’s cut to the chase. Here are my favorite bars in Riga, Daugavpils, and Liepāja, the three major cities in Latvia, Riga being the capital.



  • I Love You
  • Aussie Backpackers Pub
  • Cuba Café
  • Rock Café
  • Café Leningrad
  • Omas Briljants
  • Skyline Bar
  • Kanepes Kulturas Centrs
  • Krogs Aptieka
  • Kiwi Bar



  • Gubernators
  • Art HUB
  • Albrecht Art&wine
  • Irish Dublin Pub
  • Merhaba N1



  • Miezis & Kompanija
  • Red Sun Buffet Beach Bar
  • Valhalla Wine & Coffee
  • Fontaine Palace Club
  • Kursas Putni


Keep reading to find more info about the bars that rock and where to get discounted drinks. Its sadly worth mentioning bars have closed due to Corna. I’ve left them on the list as an update.


Riga’s best bars!

Latvia's Favourte Bars In 3 Major Cities | Your Guide For 2021

I love You Bar- Permentally Closed

Bit of a strange name, but actually, I love You Bar is one of Riga’s hippest bars. The Bar has a relaxing atmosphere with antique couches and authentic decor that only I love you Bar could pull of! The music is great but has no broad music genre, with DJ sets and live music most nights.  The Bar has a wide selection of drinks such as IPA’s , wine, spirits, and cocktails. Although the atmosphere is fantastic, one negative is staffing levels have impacted service slightly, according to reviews. But still worth a defiantly worth a visit.

I can’t find out the reason why I love You closed, sorry?

Address: Aldaru iela 9, Riga 1050 Latvia

Phone: +371 67 225 304

Website: Currently Unavailable -Permentally closed

Aussie Backpackers Pub

A  relaxed pub, just like Australia, the building has three floors, so it’s not small. You find many ex-pats, tourists, and backpackers who want a drink some Aussie ale and watch rugby. The Bar’s spirit is wholly Australian, so expect drinking activities and native dishes from down under. The Pub operates as a backpackers, which adds to the atmosphere, so you always meet new people from around the globe. The only criticism is they don’t have VB (Victoria Bitter), a staple Aussie beer, but they do have Coopers, which isn’t bad.

Address: 43 Vaļņu iela, Centra rajons Rīga, 1050, Latvia

Phone: +37167223406

Website: Currently Unavailable

Opening Hours- 12pm-12am Mon-Sun

Cuba Café

Get ready to enter a 1950s Cuban-style bar with an authentic Latin feel, music, drinks, and historical archives from uncle Castro. If you look around the room, you see everything from a stuffed Fox, vintage lamps, and pictures of Che Guervia

This is your place if you like the Latino life with everything from the classic mojito, salsa dancing and Latin music. Defiantly one of the best bars in Riga!

Address: 15 Jauniela, Centra rajons Rīga, 1050, Latvia

Phone: +37167224362

Website: ?

Openng Hours: Mon-12pm-3am, Tue-Thurs 12pm-4am, Fri-Sat12pm-6am, Sun12pm-2am

Rock Café

Rock cafe is a great place to chill with friends and have a bit of a dance with various rock music (sometimes live). You also have pub games available like pool and karaoke, which gets extremely busy, especially on the weekend. The atmosphere is friendly, so social interaction is easy here. The location of rock cafe is central to most of the big hotels, so it’s convenient.

Address: 2/4 Mārstaļu iela, Centra rajons Rīga, 1050, Latvia

Phone: +37126678555

Website: Click here for the website link

Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 11am-6am, Thurs-Fri 11am-8am, Sat 12pm-8am, Sun 12pm-6am

Café Leningrad

If you love Soviet history, this Bar is exceptional, with a trip down memory lane for many Latvians. Everything in the Bar is from the Soviet-era- furniture, electrical equipment, Soviet figures, and memorabilia. The demographics usually are a younger crowd with live gigs playing mainly rock music—a great selection of beers and Scottish ales.

Address: 4 Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela, Centra rajons Rīga, 1050, Latvia

Phone: +37126161335

Website: Click here for the website link

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun Closed

Omas Briljants

This Bar’s design is exceptional with unusual furniture, retro lights, and plant pots. A wide range of drinks available from cocktails, Latvian beer, and sharing jugs. Their are plenty of tables and chairs to sit and socialize with a decent-sized dance floor with a second bar. The music has no real genre but has live events.

Address: 7 Audēju iela, Centra rajons Rīga, 1050, Latvia

Phone: +37127151560

Website: Click here for the website link

Openng Times: Mon-Wed 12pm-2am, Thurs 12pm-4am, Fri-Sat 12pm-6am, Sun 12pm-2am

Skyline Bar- Temporarily closed Til After The Pandemic

If you’re with a partner, this 26th-floor Raddison hotel has the perfect view. You have two variations with Old Town and Art Nouveau district to look over the horizon.

The view is worth paying for, but if you want to save some money on Mondays and Tuesdays, the service charge is not added to the bills.

The cocktails are exceptional, and some of the best in Riga don’t miss out!

 Address- 55 Elizabetes iela, Centra rajons Rīga, 1010, Latvia

Phone- +37167772288

Website- Click here for the website link

Opening Hours-  Temporarily closed Til After The Pandemic

Kanepes Kulturas Centrs

Kanepi’s Kulturas is a cultural hub with an arty feel and a great place to socialize. The venue offers live music and movie screenings for the hipster crowd that visit regularly. The building is over 100 years old and was built for aristocrats from Germany, Russia and later occupied by students who sculpted the type of venue it is today.

Address: 15 Skolas iela, Centra rajons Rīga, 1010, Latvia

Phone: +37129404405

Website: Click here

Opening Hours: N/A

Krogs Aptieka– Permentally Closed

This fabulous Bar was brought to life by an American-Latvian (Kristaps Krēsliņš) from Washington who put his name on the DC nightlife scene in the US, Krogs Aptieka would be his last project and he did a great job. The venue is a medieval theme with drinks served in traditional bottles from the medieval Bar. The exterior of the building is conventional Latvian architecture and looks stunning.

Address: Mazā Miesnieku iela 1-1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia- Permentally Closed

Kiwi Bar

If you’re into sports, this is your Bar! Themed as a New Zealand bar, the venue gets packed on Fridays and Saturdays with sports fans. Backpackers and ex-pats are the main customers, so its not so cultural, sadly.

You have many TV’s around the Bar that give excellent views, which is the biggest perk.

Kiwi Bar is the #1 sports bar in Riga.

Address: 7 Skārņu iela, Centra Rajons Rīga, 1050, Latvia

Phone: +37127705466

Website: Click here for the website link

Opening Times: Mon-Sun 9am-5pm


Daugavpils Best Bars!

Latvia's Favourte Bars In 3 Major Cities | Your Guide For 2021

Irish Dublin Pub 

Great place to socialize and have a few beers! The Irish Pub is regarded as one of the best venues in Daugavpils.

The entrance fee is €5, but you get live music, pool, casino, and bingo. The Pub also screens live sports.

There are a few criticisms in their food portions with Steaks at €13’s, which is expensive for Latvia, but in western bars like Irish pubs, you always pay a little bit more.

If your after some atmosphere, visit this pub.

Address: Viestura iela 10, Daugavpils 5401 Latvia

Phone: +371 29 218 671

Website: Click here

Opening Hours-  Open 24hrs (According to website)


Move renowned for it’s exceptional food and top quality service. Art Hub reaches high standards every time!

The food menu has a wide selection of sumptuous dishes, and the cocktail menu complements the food well. A lot of the food is homemade or locally sourced, and this stands out from other restaurant competitors in Daugavpils.

One visit isn’t enough for Art Hub. You will be back!

Address: Rigas iela 54a, Daugavpils 5401 Latvia

Phone: +371 25 454 540

Website: Click here

Opening Hours:  Mon (Closed) Tues-Thurs 12pm-11pm Fri-Sat 12pm-12am Sun 3pm-11pm

Albrecht Art&wine 

Albrecht Art&wine has excellent reviews from everything from the food, wine, service, and ambiance. There is a real hip atmosphere with a vinyl player playing funky soul music, and the staff are polite and professional

If you’re after a great experience, Albrecht rolls out the red carpet, and the feedback from the customers proves this.

For pre-drinks this place is perfect.

Address:  Gimnazijas iela 40, Daugavpils 5401 Latvia

Phone: +371 26 294 771

Website: Click here

Opening Hours: Sun-Mon: (Closed) Tues-Sat 3pm-11pm


Gubernators feels like a museum with great food and drinks. The services is of the highest order, with a menu that suits every pallet.

When your dining, you are surrounded by antiques over 50 years old, which adds to the unique ambiance of Gubernators.

The food portions are excellent, with customers giving five-star reviews every time. If you’re planning on visiting Daugavpils make sure Gubernators is on the list.

Address: Lachplesha iela 10, Daugavpils 5401 Latvia

Phone: +371 65 422 455

Website: Click here

Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-12am Fri-Sat 11am-1am Sun- 11am-12pm


Liepāja Best Reviews!

Latvia's Favourte Bars In 3 Major Cities | Your Guide For 2021

Miezis & Kompanija

Miezis & Kompanija has imported beers from around the world and high-quality local ales. The staff know their stuff and are passionate about craft beer. The Beer isn’t cheap, but the quality outweighs the price.

This Bar is for people who enjoy craft beers and traditional pubs.

Address: Kuginieku iela 5, Liepaja 3401 Latvia

Phone: +371 29 126 497

Website: Click here

Opening Hours: Mon-Tue 5pm-11pm Wed-Thurs 5pm-12am Fri 4pm-2am Sat 1pm-2am Sun 1pm-12am

Red Sun Buffet Beach Bar

If you like beach parties and sunsets, this is your place. The bars has a wide selection of drinks, coffees, and excellent food.

This venue is perfect in the summer, with a real relaxing vibe. The food is excellent also and a great place to socialize overall.

Address: Liepaja Beach, Liepaja 3401 Latvia

Phone: +371 25 858 580

Website: Click here

Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-9pm Tues-Thurs 10am-10pm Fri 10am-11:55pm Sat 9am-11:55pm Sun 9am-9pm

Valhalla Wine & Coffee

If you have a great atmosphere and service, “Valhalla Wine & Coffee”  ticks many boxes. The venue has a cool bear garden with an electrical design and quirky local artwork to browse. The venue is perfect for a hot summer’s day.

You have a great selection of drinks to choose with average prices overall. Make sure you try the deserts as their divine.

Address: Juras iela 24, Liepaja 3401 Latvia

Phone: +371 63 420 956

Website: Click here

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-12am Sat-Sun 9am-12am

Fontaine Palace Club

Fun little Bar with a late drinking license and a friendly atmosphere. Every Friday has live music, usually is rock.

If you’re after a meal its €6-€10 with a beer—Theirs a beer terrace also.

Fontaine Palace Club won’t match Latvia’s best bars, but it’s pretty good for this small city. If you’re after a quick drink, check it out.

Address: Dzirnavu iela 4, Liepaja 3401 Latvia

Phone: +371 63 488 524

Website: Click here

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-2am

Kursas Putni

Quirky venue with all modern equipment with old antique furniture and sewing machines hung up on the wall. You have excellent craft ales but no food, but they have some deserts.

I recommend trying the Rum with coke while your sat outside enjoying the sun. The venue is in a quirky area of the city with other bars close.

Address: Friča Brīvzemnieka iela 28, Liepāja, Latvia

Phone: +371 26 681 596

Website: Click here

Opening Hours: Mon-Tues-Sunday Closed Wed-Sat 6pm-2am

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Hi, I’m Ian

I started traveling in 2006 when I was 21 and still today it’s the best experience of my life! I grew up in a rural town in England and I couldn’t wait to get away and explore the big wide world.

My first destination in 2006 was Singapour. After I visited Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos the dream continued and every day was a new experience with new foods, temples, lush countryside, and quirky boutique hotels. The variance of my days was tremendous from waking up in Jungles to a tropical island sipping an ice-cold beer 24hrs later.

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