After traveling for some time, I returned to Riga in August. I was broke and homeless, but up for meeting my friends and spending the warm and bright summer nights outside and awake. I was excited to visit the newly born creative place everybody was talking about, Tallinas Pagalms. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that bringing your own booze wasn’t considered to be a disrespectful act, instead we were welcomed with extra personal attention when the bartender brought us an extra chair and table so we could sit next to bonfire and relax.
Once the temperatures started gradually to drop, I started exploring more and more the actual bar and rapidly it has become one of the places I visit the most. If I feel like dancing, I can groove my body at the first floor. Usually it has a pretty authentic 2000s discotheque atmosphere. If I feel more like having a drink and talking, I go upstairs to enjoy the pub-like vibes. When I feel like house party but no one is having one, I occupy one of the coffee bean bags and play some video games on the Sega and drink cacao and eat fries.
Tallinas pagalms has a rich program of cultural events and that makes it always busy. If you go there, you won’t be bored, I promise.