Riga Gay Clubbing Guide Gay Clubs in Riga

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Overview Gay Club Scene In Riga

Riga has a shortage of Gay and Lesbian nightclubs but the ones which are open are thoroughly enjoyable. Homosexuality wasn’t legalised in Latvia until 1992 which may explain the narrow minded attitude of some more conservative Latvian’s and the lack of venues for gays and Homosexual/Lesbians to go clubbing in.
Latvia were due to have their first Gay pride Event back in 2005  until the government  at that time stepped in and cancelled this important piece of history.  Prejudiced people are beginning to be in the minority but this small Gay club scene is still in its infancy.

Riga Gay & Lesbian Club Guide With Club Reviews

 For Guys:

Golden Bar Gertrudes 33/35  Riga – From the outside it’s not abundantly clear that this is a Gay venue but as soon as you walk through the door you know exactly where you are. The Bartenders are camp and friendly. Its quite a classy place, certainly not one just for ”Cruising”. The interior is modern and fashionable. Many consider it to be the number one Gay venue in the city. There is a good variety of fairly priced alcohol. Open Weds/Thurs 1 pm till 11 pm and Fri/sat 11 pm to 5 am. website  http://www.mygoldenclub.com/en/201035

XXL ,  A.Kalnina 4  Riga – This is a Gay venue which offers saucy Male strip shows.  There is a full bar as well as steamy sauna and hotel. It’s men only in this racy hotspot and the hunky male bartenders offer up great views. There have been negative reviews regarding the cleanliness of the place and prices which are extortionate for tourists. A single Vodka and coke costs as much as 9 Euro’s. open daily from 9pm till 7am.website http://www.xxl.lv/

Varavioksne Suanabar  A.Kalnina iela 4 RigaTel No: 371-672-83485 – This is the only Gay sauna in the whole of Latvia. This is a haven for  Gay liberation and excess.  There is a Jacuzzi, a large Cruising area and plenty of pleasurable cabins.  There are private video rooms  which screen raunchy Pornography movies to get men in the mood to liaise. Under 25 year olds are rewarded with entry fee at just 7 Lats and 10 for those who are over that age. Towels and Lubricants are included in the admission price.website n/a  

Mixed: 

Purvs, Matisa iela  60/62 Riga – the bizarrely title Purvs is a Gay nightclub which is also hetero friendly. Clubbers nickname it the ”Swamp” for one reason or another. Its an ambient venue which tends to be buzzing on Weekend’s. Purvs is suitable for extroverts and flamboyant characters. They hold regular risque strip shows.  The majority of its crowd seem to of  young and of a cordial nature. Open weekends from 10 pm till 6 am.website http://puh.lv/

For Girls:

There are no lesbian clubs in Riga that we are aware of.

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