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Riga Nightlife


Riga has a varied nightlife, mostly centred round the Old Town, where many clubs, bars, strip joints, casinos and live music venues can be found. Riga is also famous for its Classical entertainment, with symphonies and operas taking place throughout the year. A detailed and monthly updated guide to all Riga's nightlife can be found in the Riga In Your Pocket booklet, available free throughout the city. Close proximity makes walking between nightlife venues a viable option, but be cautious late at night when mugging of intoxicated tourists is often reported. The larger clubs attract stag groups from the UK and Scandinavian duty-free tourists: stick to the smaller bars if you want a less rowdy experience. Recently, visitors have reported being scammed with exorbitant drinks prices in infamous bars such as Lords (Groks), Saxon, Infinity Bar and Enigma. If you are overcharged in this fashion, refuse to pay the bill and ask for the police to be called.

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