RIGA- The United States Embassy in Riga has updated its list of locations which have been reported as places charging extortionate prices for foreigners and a number of other crimes.
On 7 July 2009, the Regional Security Officer at the American Embassy placed the following establishments off-limits for American staff, their family members and TDY official visitors:
Babylon (formerly Roxy Klub) 's Kalku 24, Riga; located near the entrance to Old Town on Kalku street.
Royal (formerly Lord's Pub and Groks Pub) - Kalku 22, Riga; located next door to Babylon (formerly Roxy Klub).
Saxon 's Laipu 7, Riga; located near Livu Square in a small street to the right of restaurant Steiku Haoss.
Foxy Lounge 's Terbatas 2, Riga; located below the "Fashion CafÃ©" in the basement of the Vegas casino at the corner of Terbatas and Merkela streets near the flower market.
Infinity Bars (formerly Bar Fly) 's Vagnera 8, Riga; located near Livu Square in a small street to the right of Babylon (formerly Roxy), Royal (formerly Lord's and Groks) and Puzzle (formerly Pink Panther).
Mary 's Audeju 13, Riga; located on the east side of Galleria Center Mall in Old Town.
Pussy Lounge (formerly Doll House and Zig Zag) 's Marstalu 12, Riga; located to the right of Reformed Church.
Puzzle (formerly Pink Panther) 's Kalku 22, Riga; located next door to Royal (formerly Lord's Pub and Groks Pub).
Roxbury (formerly Mademoiselle Cigar Club) 's Valnu iela, Riga; located in Old Town across from Lounge 8.
Sakura (formerly Nobu Sushi) 's Grecinieku 28, Riga; located in Old Town.
Versace 's Maza Jaunavu, Riga; located down a dead end street in Old Town.
Zephyr Bar 's Audeju, Riga; located near Galleria Center in Old Town.
Cognac Bar 's Baznicas 1/3, Riga.
The Department of State urges American citizens to take responsibility for their own personal security while traveling overseas. For general information about appropriate measures travelers can take to protect themselves in an overseas environment, see the Department of State's "A Safe Trip Abroad."