Alternative Riga?

By Traveller June 14, 2019
Riga

Alternative Riga?

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By Emma Traveller June 14, 2019

Hi, I'm visiting Riga in the summer and i would love to hear any tips you can give me on how to have the best adventures, find the best alternative places(abandoned houses, sketchy bars...)! I'm into everything that's exiting, cheap, alternative and not so touristy.
Thank you!

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My personal preference would be former Paper mill Sloka in Jūrmala. Don't mind the dog, the old boy is harmless if alive at all.
Google map link beliw:

Slokas papīrfabrika
Jūrmala, LV-2011
https://maps.app.goo.gl/E1CfnrvwJZuWeDWj7
Local June 27, 2019
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Great! Thank you for the tip
Sketchy bars: Čē on Dzirnavu street and Bolderāja on Avotu street. The Pils bar that was mentioned here is Čē's sister bar on the other side on Daugava river.
Local Guru June 15, 2019
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Thank you for all your tips! Bolderaja is already one of my favorite places in Riga!
There's a really cool abandoned building near Murjāņu street by Jugla lake. It's former water station. You can find it by putting these coordinates in Google maps search field: 56.9788 24.2673

https://youtu.be/v7e5ZISY_lU
Local Guru June 15, 2019
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Bar Pils is a chill place. And Agenskalns altogether is worth visiting.
Local June 15, 2019
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Okay! Thanks a lot!
Hi. On which dates you want to visit Riga? At this moment I am in Hungary on vacation. Need some time to propose you smth. I am not sure about visit to abandoned house on your own. There was some kind of excursion to the houses (need to check it). I am sure that there is a Soviet bunker under the ground not far from Riga (it is excursion style). Sketchy bars for sure are in Riga. On of them is similar to Budapest style (in 3-4 floor house)

Call me or write me
Spiridonov.kiril@gmail.com
+37120200672

During the working days I live in Tartu(Estonia), but weekend I am in Riga.

Sincerely,

Kiril
K
Local June 14, 2019
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Bars: Kanepes kulturas centrs, Aleponija, Tallinas ielas kvartals (also lots of streetart there). For cool street art see my post: MTO mural on Gaujas street.
Local Guru June 14, 2019
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Visit Kalnciema kvartāls and Miera ielas kvartāls,they are alternative people centers.
Local June 14, 2019
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Thank you!