just back from Riga yesterday. We went from the 21st to the 25th and had the best time ever!! I read the reviews about it and was abit aprehensive about going. We stayed in Valdemars hotel which was brilliant. had no problems at all, nothing with taxi's or bouncers.
Spent alot of time in the Skyline bar which is classy, and more expensive than most other places but thats the idea about going on holiday. The bar staff are friendly and if you give them a tip they ring a bell.
As for the women, they are outragous!!! No wonder Riga is annoyed at tourists coming and trying to harass its women. We found that if you smiled they smiled, and they are really easy to talk to!
Its not like your destinations like Magaluf and places in greece where you go and get loads of girls on different nights and get totally hammered.
Do not get me wrong, the 5 of us are 21 years old and from Glasgow and love a party. We were out all 4 nights until 5 in the morning totally hammered, made loads of friends. By thursday night Riga had busied up a bit and more PR staff were out on the streets begging you to go into their club, but as you would do anywhere just say no.
When looking around the clubs and bars when we were out it tended to be the older crowd causing problems, annoying women, starting arguments with others! If you read this and want to know anything else just ask as I give a totally honest opinion of the place and think its great!! oh and club essential on a thursday - madness!!!