Skyline Bar - The cocktails you'll indulge in here are probably the tastiest you'll ever try this high off the ground! Located on the 26th floor of the Radisson Blu, Skyline offers phenomenal views of the city and drinks so tasty they've called one mixer the Chanel No.5!
Where? Elizabetes 55, Riga
Cuba Cafe - A walk into this fabulous cocktail bar will take you from the streets of Riga into the salsa dancing atmosphere of the Copacabana. With a Cuban bric-a-brac interior, this is a seriously retro-chic spot that's always sizzling in the evenings.
Where? Jauniela 15, Riga
Nabaklab - Whether you're a tattooed bride-to-be or just a 'small town girl' who's bored of the norm, this is the bar for you. Nabaklab is a Mecca of alternative culture, and it's always up for a rocking good time.
Where? Zigfrida Annas Meierovica bulvaris 12, Riga
MINKA cat cafe - After a big night out, you might find yourselves feeling a little worse for wear. However, a quick visit to MINKA will soon leave you purring. Enjoy delicious food and drink, as well as the company of kitties so cute we had to be stopped from taking one home with us...
Where? Meza iela 4a, Riga
Street Burgers - A personal favourite for GoHen and the Latvian locals, after all, who doesn't love a greasy cheeseburger? Yeah, yeah, 'a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips', but when the fast food is this tasty, passing it up is simply criminal!
Where? Meza iela 4a, Riga
Sights & Sounds
Riga's mythos is as enchanting as its architecture; the statue of The Great Kristaps is a bit of a walk from the city centre, but the waterside views are truly stunning, and the monument itself is fascinating. Telling the story of Great Christopher, the statue reveals how the man himself helped a child-saint across the raging waters of the river before turning into a chest of gold, allowing Christopher to buy land and build Riga. While we don't think he can transform any of the girls into gold, he does make for a pretty good selfie!
Riga's hip, young things can all be found in OneOne on a weekend and it's not difficult to understand why. This alternative nightclub is incredibly lively and it's widely considered the trendiest venue in town. There's a chilled-out party atmosphere here that the girls are sure to love.
Kalku Varti's unique blend of modern design with a retro twist makes it the perfect place to get down on the dance floor to pop hits and disco classics. This glitzy club has been partying hard for over 14 years, and it's shown no signs of slowing down yet!
In the Diary
January - Riga Music Festival. Celebrate traditional music with the Latvian people as well as foreign sounds unlike anything you've heard before.
June - Gadatirgus Arts and Crafts Fair. In the first week of June, Riga celebrates all things creative and handmade - you can find yourselves a real bargain!
July - Rigas Ritmi. The streets come alive with the sounds of offbeat rhythms in this citywide festival of Jazz and improvised music.
November - Winterfest. Escape the cold and listen to some heavenly chamber music that's sure to get you in the festive mood.
Top of the Shops
Riga is all about fashion; the streets are awash with youthful exuberance and a hip style that looks expensive to say the least. What the Latvian fashionistas don't want you to know is that they didn't break the bank for their visually arresting wardrobe, and you don't have to either with the wide variety of vintage stores in this spectacular town.
HUMANA Vintage - Ever dug through your gran's wardrobe and thought 'I'd look good in this?' This charming shop will give you the chance to find out with its selection of retro-chic threads from the past 50 years.
Where? Gertrudes iela 16, Riga
Madamoiselle - Something of a local favourite with Latvian ladies, this bijou boutique has captured the heart of many a customer with it's variety of cute vintage dresses - plus you can even treat yourselves to a manicure!
Where? Avotu 11, Riga
Otra Elpa - A far cry from your local Oxfam store, Otra Elpa are a charity shop on the cutting edge of Riga's budding vintage fashion scene. Slick, stylish and incredibly cheap, this fabulous store will give your wardrobe a blast from the past.
Where? Marijas iela 13, Riga
Girls About Town - Getting around Riga...
Riga isn't a particularly small city, so you'd be forgiven for seeking some kind of public transport whether you're laden with shopping bags or otherwise. Handily, Riga has a fabulous transport network providing Trams, Trolleys and Buses for you to make the most of during your stay. See the range of tickets available...
Fancy finding your own way around? Hop on a public SixtBicycle!
This is a truly wonderful destination, but you aren't just tourists. No, you're hens, and you deserve the kind of fun activities that are worthy of your special weekend. Does the bride-to-be purport to be a bit of a Lara Croft? She's sure to love Paintballing, Go Karting and Clay Shooting. Although Husky Dog Sledding and our Bobsleigh ride can also provide lots of high octane thrills! See more...
Sexy, stylish and atmospheric; Riga is a spectacular party destination. Somehow, this city's gorgeous architecture looks even better at night, and the locals certainly know it, packing out the bars and clubs most evenings. Begin proceedings in a luxury manner with a Limousine ride before discovering the cities best Bars & Pubs. There's always time for a sexy Male Stripper and the bride-to-be shouldn't have to queue on her big weekend, so we can arrange Guestlist Nightclubbing to see you into the most exclusive venues. See all our nightlife options...