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Nightlife in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Bars, Pubs, Restaurants, AGoGo and other Nightlife in Chiang Mai.

Many people disbelieve that Chiang Mai in north Thailand has Nightlife. Compared to the Party strongholds like Phuket or Pattaya they are right, here in Chiang Mai is the Night Life much quieter and with a bit more relaxer! But here at the “Capital of the North” are many possibilities to go out, clubbing or date a Bar Girl in one of Chiangmai’s numerous Dance Clubs, Pubs, Lady Bars, Karaoke Clubs and A GoGo Bars. The biggest Nightlife scene offers the area between Tha Pae gate and the Night Bazaar in the east of the city moat of Chiang Mai in Thailand. There are some nice locations for dancing, meet young Thai ladies or just drink a beer and listen to good live music in an unforced atmosphere.

Old Chiang Mai, inside the Moat:
Inside the moat are some great Pubs, Bars and Beer gardens which are worthwhile for a visit after dark. Mostly every Guest House of Chiang Mai has as well a small Pub, Beer garden or Restaurant where you can drink Beers and meet likes minded Backpacker and Traveler. Good Hostels with Beer garden are “The Garden GH” and “Baan Lansa GH” on the Ratchadumnern Road. If you’re looking for nightlife inside the moat than should be the Pub scene on the Ratchaphakinai Road the right choice for a pleasant evening in Chiang Mai. On the intersection to the Ratwithi Road is a courtyard with many small but comfy music Pubs with Live Music till late at Night. “Café Del Sol” and “Heaven Beach Bar” are great possibilities to overlap a Night with some Chang Beers, Cocktails and live band in old Chiang Mai. For great Cocktails and selected Wines with style I can recommend the “Kafe Del Klang Wiang” Bar and Restaurant near Wat Phan Ang. If don’t get enough Party than is the 24 hours Pub “Blue Sky” a nice alternative to go to bed.

Life Music @ "Cafe del Sol"

Life Music @ "Cafe del Sol"

Night Life around Tha Pae Gate:
The Nightlife on the eastern moat mostly consits of Music Pubs like “Sax Bar” or “Blues Pub”, rooftop Bars with pool table like “John’s Place” or “T.H.C.” and exalted Night Life establishments like “Brix” or “The Riva” which are perfect for a business meeting or a evening in respectable society. The cozy” Kafe Pub” which open from early till late serve a great Breakfast which bring you back in Life after a hard night around Tha Phae in Chiengmai in Thailand. For sexy entertainment near Tha Pae in Chiang Mai is the “Spotlight A GoGo Bar” with many lightly dressed Thai hostesses a nice address in CM’s A Go-Go scene. At “Inter Bar” is nearly every night which play Hard Rock, a nice Pub for Backpacker partys.

Bars and Pubs at Th Loi Kroh or “Little Pattaya”:
In the Th Loi Kroh Road you will find the best variety in Chiangmai of Girlie Bars with sexy Bar Girls. The hostesses Bars at Chiang Mai’s Red Light district are mostly appointed with a Pool Table where you can become acquainted with the Thai Girls. The unforced atmosphere of this Nightlife area of Chiengmai adduced as well couples and passersby for a Beer into the Bars. The Asian Girls at the Bars are friendly and easy to accost. “Blue Bar”, “Butterfly Bar”, “Dragonfly Bar”, “STH”, BaBa Bo Bo”  or “Cherry Bar” are just some of the widespread offer on Bars with young Ladies in this party area of Chiangmai in Thailand. A great A GoGo Club is “Foxy Lady” next to the Loi Kroh in the Soi 1 of the Arak Road. Foxy Lady A GoGo has a good variety of sexy Thai Girls who are dancing in sexy dresses and lingerie. In the same street are as well a couple of Gay Bars, the “Friendship” is the best address here to spend an evening with self minded. For more sinful late night entertainment in Chiangmai are the widespread Soapy Massages a nice alternative to watch TV on your Hotel room in Chiang Mai city. You will recognize Soapy Massage Studios because of the lightly dressed Thai Girls in front of the shop.

Hostesses at Loi Kroh Road

Hostesses at Loi Kroh Road

Nighlife around the Night Bazaar:
At long the famous Bazaar in Chiang Mai are some nice Restaurants and Bars who will escort you through the night. The most Pubs and Bars have a Restaurant too. The International Restaurants, Pubs and Beer Gardens like “German Hofbrauhaus”, “Dukes” or “O’Malley’s Irish Pub” serve in addition with imported Beers, western and International dishes. Here are for sure not the cheapest Nightlife locations in CM, but around the Night Bazaar you can accept a bit more of service and the coast performance ratio for the selected European dishes is still good. For Clubbing is the “Club Martini” a good address. This Club offer Live Music of a Dj and Shisha water pipes in a Chill out area.

Bars and Restaurants on the Mae Ping River:
On the eastern bank of the Mae Nam Ping are some night clubs and romantic Restaurants for a Candle Light Dinner in Chiang Mai. The best Restaurants for Couples are “The Good View” and “Brasserie”. Both serve well selected dishes in a great quality next to the Mae Ping in Chiang Mai in Thailand. These Restaurant’s with view over the Mae Nam Ping River are very popular and it’s recommended to reserve a table if you want to dine direct on the river. For clubbing next to the river is “The Riverside” a good and popular address.

Alternatives to Bars, Pubs and Clubs in Chiang Mai:
The alternatives to Clubs, A GoGo Bars, Irish Pubs and other Nightlife locations are nearly endless here in Chiang Mai in Thailand.
The Muay Thai Stadium in Chiang Mai has many international and Champion fights per week. The Stadium is on the eastern part of the moat and the entry fee is 400 Baht for a VIP seat direct on the Muay Thai ring. There are numerous Cultural and Transvestite shows around Chiang Mai which promise an amusing evening. Chiangmai has as well some modern cinemas where you can watch the newest Hollywood movies in English with Thai subtitles or in the other way around. Whatever you do, I hope you find your favorite in north Thailand’s biggest Nightlife scene to while away the night in Chieng Mai.

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  1. Best Bar Chiang Mai Apr 12th 2011

    The Dragonfly Bar is definitely worth a visit, for me it is the best bar in Chiang Mai and me and my friends come here all the time.

    The girls are hot and there is a big 50” TV for sport and movies, the perfect combination for any man ;-)

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