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!
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