Last year I met an exchange student from Germany who said that Ezītis Miglā was his favorite bar in Riga, and all I could do was agree with him. Named after a 1975 Russian cartoon, Ezītis Miglā (or “Hedgehog in the Fog” in English) is a really nice place to go to and it gets visited quite a lot by me and my friends both during warm summers and cold winters.
And what’s not to love about it? The prices of the drinks are very wallet-friendly, the staff is fun, the wall paintings make the interior a pleasant place to be and the delicious snacks make sure that a growling belly doesn’t ruin a night out. The food there is so good that it also makes this spot a great place for lunch.
Not to get confused, Ezītis Miglā has two bars in Old Riga – this one and another on Palasta street 9. Simply because the one of Palasta street was opened in 2010, while this one in 2013, people usually call them The Old Hedgehog and The New Hedgehog. I like the new one better since it is more spacious and matches my taste better, but it’s worth visiting both to see which one feels better for you!