We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Paddy Whelan's Pub

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Grecinieku iela 4 | Old Riga, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 210 150
11:00 - 01:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 184: English reviews
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here at tea time fo a beer and a snack to keep us going until later. The atmosphere was sad - like an English estate pub - the beer was poor and the nachos were the worst I have ever tasted. Best to walk past and go to one of the many other bars in the area.

Thank Theoldgimmers
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this pub. It is situated in the busiest part of Riga and is often buzzing. It is in need of some TLC, but it is quirky and it is easy to forgive its rather shabby décor. The food available is reasonably priced and varied in its origins. The music is eclectic, but generally more progressive. In general, this... More 

Review collected in partnership with Windows 10 app

2 Thank creedman60
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

2 floors, 2 terraces in summer time, live music, great meals, a lot of beers and good staff. Daily sports, bussiness lunch. A little expensive, but its understandable, because the pub is in the middle of Old Riga City. Had a great time, thank you.!

1 Thank MacArturio
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We called in after a long day sight seeing and had a light meal and drinks. The staff were very friendly and recommended we try a variety of beers. We also had some traditional Latvian spicy beef soup which was very tasty although not really very spicy. There were black olives in the soup which were spicy and very nice.

2 Thank Julie A
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Charming little pub that seems very popular! We did struggle a little bit for a seat; we went at about 9pm but that just goes to show how popular it is. Great place for a few drinks with friends or as a couple.

2 Thank Hannah S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Mid range prices on beer and food looked expensive for what we had but must admit it tasted fabulous and was quite surprised at how filling it was. Great if you want just beverages too

2 Thank Diane O
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Not the cheapest place for food but we had a nice meal.big choice of drinks.choices of footy matches due to the number of screens in the pub.regular live entertainment .only downside as a woman ,not liking the shared toilets especially late at night with a pub full of blokes who cant stand up straight to wee.last night there had to... More 

2 Thank COJO1
Level Contributor
125 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a very comfortable pub in the old town. We had a nice pint of Latvian beer with some Russian meat Soup. It was a great and very affordable light meal.

2 Thank CletusMinneapolis
Buxton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely horrendous. After being ordered to a table to order drinks we ordered beer that was flat. We then ordered a pint of Guinness that took 45 minutes to arrive at the table. We ordered food to be told after 1 hour the lift had supposedly broke and our food was stuck inside it yet other food was being served... More 

1 Thank csnell01
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Busy place full of tourists - still a great place to go. The staff were very friendly and it had a good atmosphere.

1 Thank Grace S

Travellers who viewed Paddy Whelan's Pub also viewed

Riga, Riga Region
Riga, Riga Region
Riga, Riga Region
Riga, Riga Region

Been to Paddy Whelan's Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, International
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:30
11:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grecinieku iela 4 | Old Riga, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 210 150
Paddy Whelan's - the first Irish pub in the Baltic's! Since 1995 we have been offering more than 50 beloved local and global beers and ciders, including the classic Irish Guinness, our own Užava, Brenguļi, Valmiermuiža and other beers, and many more. We also offer a wide range of foods, and because we never want to limit our taste buds, we have traditional Irish dishes, popular burgers and sandwiches, breakfast and lunch offers, popular Latvian foods for our local fans, and our pride and joy - homemade Indian foods at affordable prices! We are still one of the most popular venues in Rīga for live sports broadcasts, leisurely evenings, and a chance to meet local Latvians, local foreigners and guests of the city who have stopped by for a pint of beer, a glass of whiskey and a tasty meal. We are a member of the Latvian Association of Hotels and Restaurants, and we are delighted to help out in improving the hospitality environment in Rīga and throughout Latvia. No matter from where you come and no matter what you do on a daily basis, Paddy Whelan's will always welcome you. Come on in, have a seat, and enjoy a glass of beer. Maybe two.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Paddy Whelan's Pub staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?