Riga is experiencing a new Renaissance as the capital of Latvia, and many large-scale restoration projects on old buildings have made Riga one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Most famously, Riga is home to the largest concentration of Jugendstil (German Art Nouveau) architecture in the world. Riga has become an increasingly popular destination for Europeans drawn by its old town, its historical importance, and its reputation as having one of the most sparkling nightlife scenes in Europe.
- 1 Sex Scene and Prostitution
- 2 Riga Female Escorts
- 3 Red Light Districts
- 4 Prostitutes and Sex Workers
- 5 Street Hookers
- 6 Adult Locations
- 7 Strip Clubs and Lap Dance
- 8 Brothels and Sex Clubs
- 9 Erotic Massage Parlors
- 10 Karaoke and KTVs
- 11 Escort Services and Agencies
- 12 Swinger Clubs
- 13 Sex Shops and Adult Stores
- 14 Love Hotels
- 15 Gay and Lesbian
- 16 Other Adult Services
- 17 Transsexuals and Shemales
- 18 Sexual Services for Women
- 19 Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
- 20 Stay Safe
- 21 See Also
Sex Scene and Prostitution
Nobody will deny that Latvia has a lot of incredibly sexy girls. Although Riga has been known as very popular sex tourism destination, this is no longer the case. Mostly the street prostitution and sex clubs in the old town has been cracked down on big time and has been almost wiped out. Although prostitution is technically legal in Latvia, the many restrictions effectively nullify it. What is far more prevalent are scams based around prostitution. Online prostitution sites are full of phoney profiles and fake pictures. Latvia is simply not a best choice for sex tourism. Additionally Latvian people are not very social, so your chances of meeting women in a club or bar are less than that of a friendlier country. Overall, unless you are an astute local or expert pick-up artist.
One of the biggest disagreement reasons is extended on prostitution in Riga. By law of Latvia third-party involvement is prohibited to organize prostitution, so running a brothel and PIMP is a criminal activity in Latvia. The law cannot condemn individual prostitute if she is not giving her services in a self-representing brothel or with intermediation of PIMP.
The growth of the local tourism industry has created countless new jobs for Latvians, but it has also spawned another lucrative trade, which seems to be inevitable in Eastern Europe – scams and rip-offs. While most pubs, bars and restaurants are happy to welcome tourists into their establishments, there are some bad places that will do anything to take your money. Strip clubs, nightclubs and late night bars seem to be the biggest culprits often taking advantage of already inebriated patrons. Be wary of young attractive girls on Līvu Square asking you to join them for a drink in a nearby bar. You’ll be shocked to discover later that the barely palatable bottle of wine you bought them costs €500 or even more. If you refuse the bouncers will pummel you until you give them your PIN code. Other scams include taking your credit card information and buying stuff online or charging your card for much more than you purchased. Avoid seedy bars and try to always pay in cash at nightclubs, even if they seem reputable.
Riga Female Escorts
Riga is one of beautiful Europe girls capital city. Special mix of Slavic and Baltic beauty is the reason why tall slender light hair Latvian girls will take Your breath away! And it is a fact that You can find extremely high class escort "models" in this city. Unfortunately quality sometimes can be very variable and there are a lot of scams to avoid.
Most escort services advertise online. Also in some hotels you can ask for the receptionist about escort services and they will make a call for you.
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Red Light Districts
There is no specified Red-light district in Riga like the ones in Germany and Amsterdam which have a window prostitution areas. Ten years ago "Old Town" was almost like a Red-light district, with street prostitutes, seedy sex clubs and gentlemen´s club everywhere. But now a days area has been mostly cleaned from the prostitution and most hookers are gone from there to work at the apartments.
Prostitutes and Sex Workers
Street prostitution has been almost completely wiped out from Riga, although you can still find streetwalkers from the old town at night and low class prostitutes from the Caka Street. Most of the prostitution in Riga happens at the private flats where independent escort serve their customers as the agencies has less control on the working girls theses days. Massage salon scene is still great in Riga and hopefully stays so for a long time. Strip and sex clubs are the worst places in Riga to try find sex, because most of the time you just end up getting scammed.
Street prostitution has been virtually eliminated in Riga. Out-call or brothel prostitution is much more common.
- Intersection of Pernavas Iela and Caka Iela is a place to go if you like cheap hookers. Most of the hookers here look like drug users and they charge 20-40€. Caka Iela (Caka street) was a well know street hookers zone but the scene moved now towards the little streets between Caka street and the railway.
- Usually hookers hang around the Statoil gas station and in the smaller streets around it.
- On Tallinas street, Pernavas street and Jana Asara street you can also spot some street hookers late at night.
- From the Old Town, you can find sex workers at the night time and girls who try to lure you to the clubs. Be careful in this area, because most of these prostitutes try to scam tourists and they are very good at what they are doing.
Strip Clubs and Lap Dance
Avoid strip clubs in Riga. During night on Riga’s main street Kalku guys and girls will give you flyers of clubs and push you to go there and will assure you many beautiful girls and free entrance. It is not recommended to take those invitations since the incidents of tourists forced to pay sky high prizes once they entered a club are numerous. Also be on guard when you meet up a beautiful girl in a bar who suggest to visit together another place. It might be tempty but be warned that very often those girls are just bait to get you to some place where the chances of being cheated are relatively high.
There are many cities in the world where you can safely visit strip clubs and example celebrate a bachelor party or just have fun and watch sexy dancers In Riga it's more often that you will be ripped off.
Anyway, if you like to visit one, here is a list of strip clubs in Riga:
- Golden Dolls Night Club • Aspazijas BulvÄris 32 • 0037126222370. Probably the most distinctive and exclusive nightclub in Riga, close to the National Opera, located under Hotel de Rome.
- Jockey Club • Elizabetes 49 • (371) 722 88 44
- Penthouse the night club Riga • Valnu iela 19 • (371) 67212218
- Royal • Brivibas 46-14 • +371 22131111
- Cleopatra, Stabu street in the centre of Riga.
- Relax centre Glamour on Tallinas street 32 offers a wide range of services like striptease, private dance and erotic massage. In Glamour you also have the opportunity to spend private time with the girl of your choice in Finnish sauna or swimming pool.
- Nightclub Monroe, located on Skarnu street 7. Monroe has beautiful models available which whom you can stay in on the 7 private rooms.
Brothels and Sex Clubs
Easiest way to find brothels in Riga is to get a cab and tell taxi driver to take you to the brothel. Average cost is 70 to 100 Euro for one hour. Just tell taxi driver what price girls you want and they will take you to a whore house that matches your wallet. Some of the bordellos are also called erotic massage salons and usually you can find 2 to 5 girls from these venues.
Erotic Massage Parlors
There are many different massage studios in Riga offering erotic massage on their menus. Usually prices start from 50€ per hour. Some places offer only sensual massage with a hand job, but some places will also offer sex (you have to negotiate the price in the room). Overall Riga is one of the best places in Europe to go if you like erotic massage. In Riga most of the time you actually get a good massage and not just a little rub. Also the hand job is done by nice strokes with warm oil. You can get very good erotic massage in Labi sex shops. Regular massage with handjob, bondage massage or even anal stimulation massage. Some of the girls are very hot and some are also fat, so you have usually two girls to choose from in each shop.
- Lilami has 5 massage houses spread over the city, which can be found in Brivibas 46, Brivibas 64, Bruninieku 46 and Baznicas 24. Other salons are Okinava (also sauna), Zvaignzu Salon (Zvaignzu street 26) and Lily (Elizabetes street). For more addresses it is recommended to check out the magazines "Riga this week" or "Reklama" (Russian version).
- Lami is a chain of sex shops in Riga with private rooms in the back for erotic massage and a private striptease.
- Labi Erotic Massage & Striptease Sex Shop - A. Kalniņa 8. - Open 24hrs.
- Labi Erotic Massage & Striptease Sex Shop -B-5, Brīvības 98 - Open 24hrs.
- Labi Erotic Massage & Striptease Sex Shop -Lāčplēša 61. Open 10:00 - 22:00.
- Labi Erotic Massage & Striptease Sex Shop -Lāčplēša 47 Open 10:00 - 22:00.
- See also LABI Adult shop from the "Sex shops" section above.
- Siacu Massage, Bruninieku Str. 50, Back entrance. Sauna: Phone: +371 67278501. Hours of Operation: 00-24. Massage Room: Phone: +371 80005577. Gsm: +371 29294020. Hours of Operation: 11.00 - 21.00. Sunday: Closed. http://www.siacu.lv/eng/index.html
- Afrodita, http://www.afrodita.lv/main/1/eng
- Barbaris, http://www.barbaris.lv/index.php
- Afina, Eksporta street 3. http://www.afina.lv/page.html
- Caprice, http://www.caprice.lv
- Bikini, Kr. Valdemara street 49
- Dolce Vita
- Ecstasy, located on Kr. Valdemara street 20
- Ladyland, near Reval Hotel Latvija.
- Barbara Massage, Matisa street 40/42-24.
- Salon Sofija, Stabu street 81
- Indigo Massage Studio, 62 Stabu street, Riga. Tel. 00371 / 27 700 118 or 00371 / 67 298 830. Call center operating hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-23:00. Sat-Sun 11:00-23:00. Website: http://www.indigostudio.lv/ E-mail: email@example.com
Most of the Riga erotic massage parlors mentioned above have fair number of pretty masseuses providing diverse menu of exciting and relaxing massages.
Karaoke and KTVs
Escort Services and Agencies
There are sexual encounter and swinger clubs where voluntary participation of all parties is implied and the fee (from 25 Euro) is paid for the event organisation (sauna booking, snacks and drinks).
These parties run at different clubs in Riga on a monthly basis. The 911 Swinger Club is the only one still going on for sure. Fridays are for everyone, but Sundays are for couples only.
Other swingers events in Riga are the following, but they may not be operating anymore!:
- The GoodFriends Club - non-commercial swinger club.
- The 4x4 swinger club - Swinger parties take place every Friday from 9 pm till 3 in the morning
- Kamilla - A dating club. Dating nights every Friday, booking until Thursday, only people aged 25+ are admitted.
- Territory S - Private swinger parties. Entrance for couples (30 Euro) and single ladies (30 Euro). No single men are admitted.
Sex Shops and Adult Stores
- Kupidons plus videocentre, A.Čaka ielā 72
- Open: 24 hour. First floor sex shop with adult toys, clothing, DVD´s and other accessories. Private video cabins at the back. couple Adult theaters and private cabins.
- Kupidons plus videocentre 2, A.Kalniņa ielā 4
- Open: 09:00 līdz 21:00.
- For nearly 20 years this chain of sex shops has offered private video booths, live strip shows and a huge selection of sex films, sex toys and other gear to spice up one's love life. Unlike many clubs that are out to rip you off in Riga, Labi provides professional staff and decent prices should you be one of this planet's many financially challenged lonely males. Private strip show costs 15-30€ for 10 minutes and you can masturbate while you watch. Girls will usually do extra services with tips. Handjob costs usually 20€ For about 60-80€ you can get 1 hour massage with a happy ending. You can choose from regular, anal or lady domina massage. LOCATIONS: Lāčplēša 47. Open 24hrs, A. Kalniņa 8. Open 24hrs, Lāčplēša 61. Open 10:00 - 22:00 & Brīvības 98
Gay and Lesbian
Many gays and lesbians call Riga their home. If You are interested in partying with gay and lesbian community in Riga we suggest to use Riga entertainment company offers. The reason for that is simple - most of the gay and lesbian parties usually are private. Clubs and party places for gay community in Riga are not advertised in public. These parties are visited by established customers.
Gay Friendly Clubs:
- XXL - Gay Club, Kalnina 4, +371 67 282 276
- It is a fashionable club with a restaurant, a bar and a dancing floor hosting lesbian and gay parties. However, straight visitors are also welcome and form a large part of the clientele. There are many girls amongst the visitors of this place and the general atmosphere is very friendly. Friday and Saturday are the busiest days in the club whereas the rest of the week may be somewhat quieter.
- Golden - Gay Club, Gertrudes 33/35, +371 25 505 050
- Golden does not promote itself much as a gay venue outside, but the flamboyant bartenders do a perfect job of convincing you just in case you didn’t get the hint coming in. It doesn't have that sleazy vibe that some gay places tend to exude. Open 16:00-23:00, Fri, Sat 23:00-05:00. Closed Mon, Sun. http://www.mygoldenclub.com
Gay Indoor Cruising and Sex Clubs:
- Kupidons plus videocentre, A.Čaka ielā 72
- Open: 24 hour. First floor sex shop with adult toys, clothing, DVD´s and other accessories. Private video cabins at the back. couple Adult theaters, private cabins and gay cruising in up-stairs.
- Kupidons plus videocentre 2, A.Kalniņa ielā 4
- Open: 09:00 līdz 21:00.
- Labi - Sex Shop, Lāčplēša 47. (Cross street: Chaka and Barona)
- Porn video theatre with two rooms- straight and gay. Free walk between rooms and 2 toilets where you can have privacy. Tram no 6 can take you to this place. Open 00 -24. Best times: 3:00 pm - 01:00 am. There are also other Labi Sex Shops in Riga, but this is the only one with adult arcade. Other Labi sex shops have a private striptease shows and private video cabins. These venues are located at: A.Kalniņa 8, Rīga, LV-1050, Brīvības 98, Rīga, LV-1001 & Lāčplēša 61, Rīga, LV-1011
Gay Cruising, Toilets & Glory Holes:
- Kalngale, Riga
- This is s a nudist beach and a beautiful spot. You should easily find action.
- The Square, Riga
- University guys cruise this square during the day. When they connect, they go into a nearby restroom or elsewhere. Lunchtime and late afternoon are the best times.
- Esplanade, Riga
- This city square is cruisy especially at noon and after work. Mostly office workers looking for a blow job on lunch or before going home.
- Arkadijas Park, Riga
- The park is cruisy in the vacinity of the restrooms. The toilets see some activity, but most occurs outdoors at summer nights. After men hook up, there are several secluded areas nearby for activity.
Other Adult Services
Few of th Labi Sex shops in Riga offer SM-Massage. You pay around 80 Euro and this will give you a one hour massage where dominatrix will give you a rub, while spanking you once a while, putting you in a hand-cuffs and in the end giving you a HJ. This is mostly for beginners who have small interest on BDSM and for a hardcore SM guys it is not enough.
Most escorts in Riga offer light dominating, but there are couple of experienced mistresses & dominatrixes working in Riga. Usual cost for one hour domina session is around 100 Euro.
Transsexuals and Shemales
Tranny scene is quite silent in Latvia. There are few TG/TS/TV and CD escorts advertising online. If you are lucky you might find some cross dressers from the Riga´s gay clubs, but this is very rare.
Most well known trans-girl escorts in Riga are TS Annapaveleck, Prudency and Liize and TS Jana. They charge around 100 Euro. Sometime foreign shemale escorts visit Riga and they usually charge around 100-250 Euro for sex.
Sexual Services for Women
Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
Most hotels will allow you to bring hookers to the room. But if you want to be 100% sure that you can have your sex orgies, then you should rent an apartment.
To these hotels in Riga you can bring guests (girls):
- The comfortable Radisson SAS Daugava Hotel on Kugu street 24. It's a hotel that easily accepts taking girls to your room. Radisson SAS Daugava Hotel is situated on the banks of the Daugava River and overlooks the old city of Riga.
- The centrally located and reasonable prized Hotel Laine has a girl friendly attitude as well. Hotel Laine is situated in Art Nouveau building on Skolas street 11.
- In the Islande Hotel near the Vansu Bridge and the Kipsala Exhibition Hall it is not a problem either to invite company for the night.
- The Skyline Bar on the top of the Reval Hotel Latvija provides great views of Riga by night and good opportunities to meet girls looking for foreign company.
See also: Global list of girl friendly hotels
CAUTION TO BARS & WOMEN
pay attention in the area of the "Freedom Monument" by night:
- LIVU laukums(square);
- KALKU iela(street), especially number 22;
- Krušovice Sporta bārs (Kaļķu 22)
There are places where often WOMEN APPROACH you quite easily in the street (or inside the bar) and propose you to drink. Those bars are ruled by organized crime, the will eventually try to:
- Make you PAY EXTREMELY high BILLS, give the incorrect change and even in some cases force you to take money out on your bank card/credit card, stealing eventually the codes of the latter;
- Drug you and STEAL ALL you have (eventually shoes and glasses too);
- AGGRESS you if you complain;
Calling police can be helpful, it may help against aggression s, but they will not do more, they are all aware of the situation, but don't stop the crime from the roots, there are some reason maybe why police don't act strongly against those bars. Pay extra attention if you are ALONE or DRUNK.
Bar scams in Latvia
Latvia are home to a number of fraud/extortion scams in bars, run by the local mobs. A common scam, which targets men, begins by coaxing you into a bar, where most often a girl will strike up a conversation with you and convince you to buy her a drink. You will then be presented with a bill for several hundred Lats. Don't worry, the bar will take credit cards - or you might be forced to withdraw money from their handy ATM. If you ask, you will even be presented with a menu and the price listed. The trick to avoiding this scam is not to enter a bar recommended to you by someone on the street or, if you do, insist on seeing the price of a drink in writing. If not, leave immediately, although this may not be possible if the exit is being blocked by a large bouncer. Here is a list of bars/clubs in Riga the U.S. Embassy specifically warns against visiting (and bars all embassy personnel from visiting):
These shady establishments periodically change their names so as to escape lists like these and continue extorting unwitting travelers. The above list was derived from the official U.S. Embassy warnings on this particular scam, which should be used before you travel rather than solely relying on the list above which may well be outdated.
For your own safety, you should not patronize any of these locations. Many are strip bars or locations of prostitution rings. Consider yourself warned.
When visiting bars and restaurants make sure you know the price before you order and keep track of your spending, so no cheating is possible. Beware of scammers who strike up conversations out of the blue and invite you to visit their favorite club or bar; this is often a favorite way for the fraudsters to rob the foreigners, and the police are unlikely to help if you get scammed.
US embassy has issued travel advisory for clubs and bars in Riga which are involved in crimes against foreign clientele.
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