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Chiang Mai’s Bars & Clubs


Chiang Mai is an amazing city and great to go out. It has of course, like Bangkok, Thailand has nightlife, Chiang Mai's well-known bars and clubs offer a great live music scene. A lot of bars have everyday live bands and the clubs DJ’s. Some bars are more popular to go dancing while other bars are relaxing places to hang out. Whatever someone prefers, they all do provide a good, enjoyable and chatty atmosphere. The majority of them in addition serve food, too. Depending on the bar and club the offer ranges from warm food to finger food and snacks


But even next to the most known bars it’s not that hard to find throughout the whole city further ones. It seems like every street has its place to hang out and they are more often than not quite busy. Some places are much hidden and an exploring tour through the Soi’s (Streets) will in the most cases ends pleasantly surprised.

(“Dancing”) Clubs (with electronic Music) are not that widely spread and in fact limited.

The most crowded street with many stylish bars can be found at Nimmanhaemin Road (which is easily to find and accessible from Suthep Road and Huay Kaew Road) with a mixed clientele as this roads has some cheap and some more pretentious locations. The side roads of the main street have further many small and big bars in a row. A few locations there have a schedule for their bands and others just let a CD with chosen music play.

Further good visited places and full of tourists and/or expats are to find in the old city (or inner cityinside the moat) at Ratchadamnoen Road (the big main street straight on the opposite from Tapae Gate where also one beginning of the Sunday Market is) and Ratvithi Road (a close parallel street from Ratchadamnoen Road). Another spot is located in the corner of Loi Khor Road and Charoen Phrathet Road (very close to the Night Bazar. Just turn into the street next to the Burger King and head the way straight down).

Bars filled up with Thai’s are to find close to JJ Market at Assadathon Road. This Zone is completely packed with bars - one by one next to each other.


The locals are all over very friendly like everyone is used to know from Thailand. They are awesome hosts; service minded, friendly and very creative in setting up the furniture and equipment as well as the decoration of the rooms. In particular the musicians from each band are very lovable and very open to talk with the guests.

The tourists and expats are a mix of interesting people and for usual always available for an intriguing conversation and a cheerful time.

Live-Music Bars (with more or less space to dance and people who do so)

Live-Music Bars (to hang out and have a chatty time)

Bars (without live bands)

Clubs (“Dancing clubs”)



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