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“Good but not the best in Riga.” 4 of 5 stars
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Joy pub
Raina bulvaris 31 | LV-1050, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #509 of 614 Restaurants in Riga
Cuisines: European, Pub, Russian, Central European
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good but not the best in Riga.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We stayed at the Tiger Hostel so the Joy Pub was right next door.

When we were downstairs in the bar it felt a little seedy with the curtained off rooms but I think this was just because we had read previously to be careful in Latvia.

The beer was cheap, the staff polite and friendly and the Latvians drinking in there did make an effort to talk to us which made us feel welcome. The initial view it gave us though was to be cautious however we experience very little trouble in there. One night a very drunk Russian was trying to start a fight with my uncle to which my Uncle said ok let's go outside and simply left the Russian at the top of the stairs as he was too drunk to come back down which allowed us to continue enjoying our night.

Overall great bar and when I go back to Riga i will be sure to visit here again!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Moscow, Russia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Food at night.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had a transit flight through Riga at night and decided to go to the center of Riga. We were looking for food, but it was not so simple. Most of restaurants were closed. We found the Joy pub, it's working till 2 am. Very nice place with food and drinks. I specially recommend mint tea with lemon, it's awesome, especially after cold walk:)
They also have free WiFi and I'm sure you will like prices.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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