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Riga City Guide


The Blonde Parade


Riga in a word: Ridiculous.
C.O.H: 3 / 5
Q.O.G: 5 / 5
S.T.L: 3 / 5
City guide ratings explained

Costs €$£

Beer: Around  €3 for a pint
Bed: €12 for a private room
Bud: €15 per gram
Board: €6 for a pizza.
Budget other: Beware: some nightclubs charge exorbitant prices like €7.50 for a  bottle of Corona.
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Riga has it all – a charming old town, great night-life and its near a beach. It’s the most expensive Baltic country but that will probably change. The biggest attraction here is…


Djadenko from Riga


The Girls

Book an appointment with your physician before your return flight; after spending a few days here your neck will be in tethers. I mean it’s ridiculous, you can’t even eat breakfast without being constantly distracted by the barrage of stunning specimens on display. With naturally beautiful faces and shamefully slim, well proportioned physiques, only Kiev might compare. Even the mannequins are hot! They may a take a bit of gaming so you need to step up. Some social proof and a little peak-cocking is advised. You need to get here. You need to get here now. Click here.

Nightlife Recommendations

Conveniently  there is a good concentration of night options in the old town. Your mission: Try and avoid the British stag parties.

I love you bar

This place has two floors and cheap beers. Upstairs is better for conversation. I actually got approached here!

Club Essential

Massive after hours club packed with tons of hotties and even a few 10’s!


Standard fare in Riga


Any more suggestions on this section would be welcome. I can not, for the life of me remember the names of half the places I went to.

Getting High (courtesy of

Law enforcement: If you get caught with amount smaller than 1 gram it’s only an administrative offence and you can get away with a fine or bribe – approximatelly 30Ls (~17$) should be enough. But on the other hand – if you are foreigners, they will probably want more – just act you don’t have any more cash and that you’re in hurry – it is very likely they will accept the the offer. But if it’s more than 1 gram you will be considered as dealer and then you’re in trouble. But it is extremely uncommon to get searched without a reason – so if you don\’t get in any trouble and/or act VERY suspicious, you should be safe.

Where to buy marijuana: It’s best if you have a friend who has a friend, because if you buy form a unknown dealer on the street it is quite possible to get low quality weed. You can try asking people who look like ones who should know… I highly recommend asking punk-looking youth. They are usually very friendly and will tell you where to get it (or even sell you their own). A place to look for dealers is Old Riga but don’t expect good quality and price. Never ask skinheads! They will act very friendly and tell you they know a place to buy cheap and very good marijuana and ask to follow. If you do so, expect to get beaten and robbed.

Marijuana prices: Usual price is 7Ls (14$) for a gram. But it will be more in Old Riga and a bit cheaper if you\’re lucky to find a good dealer.
Prices vary 6 LVL – 10 LVL ($11 – $18,5) per gram Actually “gram” is not a fixed value in Latvia, but the price is. It can happen that you buy from a gypsy dealer, you can pay 10 LVL for the thing called “gram” by that dealer, but actual ammount would be smaller. $1 approx. = 0,54 LVL

My Riga Experience

I was here for 2 nights with 4 good friends. I k-closed 2 local girls  and made out with a Finnish girl  (much to her BF’s dismay I’d say), but unfortunately no full close. At least I have an excuse to come back! I imagine a 2nd meet-up and an adherence to Mystery’s 7 hour rule would have you golden.

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17 Responses to Riga City Guide

  1. simo May 15, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    Did you get around with english ok, do they speak russian over there?

    • naughtynomad May 15, 2010 at 10:53 am #

      No problems! In Riga, Russian speakers outnumber Latvian.

      • Matt November 19, 2010 at 4:49 am #

        i’m a little interested in knwowing whether you thought riga latvia was better than kiev ukraine since you have them both highly rated.

        • naughtynomad November 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

          They are both full of stunners, but Ukraine is better and the girls are much friendlier.

  2. The G Manifesto October 6, 2010 at 4:23 pm #


    Your conversions are all messed up: “7Ls (4$)”

    7 LVL is like 14 USD.

    – MPM

    • naughtynomad October 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

      Thanks for the heads up G. That section is actually from I will amend their mistake.

  3. Alex July 11, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    a lot of beautiful information buddy. thanks a lot for your hard work… is there any way that we can search your city experience from qog from 5 to 1 ? or COH from 5 to 1 ?

  4. pramod May 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    In kiev , ukraine there were a surprising number of fat chicks now there are hot chicks but the quality has gone down,and nowadays these chicks are looking for a free ride you are a meal ticket and they order anything wasting food and drinks . It is getting far more expensive … girls are not like before . I think riga , zagreb , prague ,are better …

  5. Mike June 30, 2014 at 2:32 am #

    So it seems the best languages to learn for meeting women are:
    1. Russian, Covers Eastern Europe, CIS, and Russia.
    2. French, Europe, Africa, some Caribbean, and Canada.
    3. Portuguese, Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, maybe Guinea Bissau.
    4. Spanish, Most of Central and South America.

  6. Pablo August 14, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    For me Latvian girls were much easier to pull than Estonian,been there twice for the weekend and I ended up 3 times at their places (met the most beautiful one on my 1st visit and she invited me to stay with her on my 2nd though). Girls are really friendly, its very easy to approach them, however, there’s a a fair number of them who just want you to buy drinks, so don’t do it before having some idea of her attitude.

    I didnt like Essential, its overpriced, full of foreign cock and the most stucked up Latvians, if you have a good time you will enjoy 10 times more somewhere else. La Rocca is a MASSIVE russian style club totally worth checkin, packed with beauties, this is were I met 2 of the girls who I hooked up with. The other I met at a place next to Frankie Fun hostel, its called something like “The Coronel ….. ” in Latvian as apparently is the best spot on Thursdays.

    The hostel scene is quite disappointing for such a cool city, that place Frankie (although decent) lacks of an atmosphere as its 90% loud British drunk guys watching football and scaring the few girls away. Location is great and I didnt read about anything better so I decided to remain there.

  7. nescio October 31, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    Hey Zolo, did you go to Vilnius, if so, what did you think of it?

  8. lewa September 1, 2015 at 3:08 am #

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  9. lewison September 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm #

    Welcome to Riga. The best marijuana available in Riga. Indicas and sativas. contact to get a quote

  10. Westerner March 1, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    where is the best hostel to stay in Riga?

  11. guy December 25, 2016 at 5:28 am #

    i like when i get whiplash for the right reasons


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