20 Best Clubs & Bars in Chiang Mai to Drink the Night Away!

There are some of the most happening clubs and bars in Chiang Mai that you’ll swear by forever when it comes to having the craziest experiences. Apart from being smitten by the laid back and relaxed mornings, this Thai city also bursts with nightlife energy, thus bringing to you, the best of both worlds.

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Head down to the diversely dominated trendy bars in Chiang Mai, ranging from the low key drinking experience at The Writers Club and Wine Bar to singing away to a blues music night at The Boys Blue bar.

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There’s also The beer Republic, Zoe in Yellow, Warm-up Café among others, all boasting of a vibrant crowd of pumped up youngsters and enthusiastic young professionals. Nimmanhaemin Road, also known as Niman, is the go-to hotspot as far as the best clubs in Chiang Mai are concerned.

Clubs and Bars in Chiang Mai

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Zoe in Yellow

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Zoe in Yellow

This is one of the most frequented clubs in Chiang Mai and lately on every traveller’s bucket list. Nestled in the Old town, and located near the Pae Gate, this place is famously dominated by cheap drinks and young western crowd, dressed to their best and serenading to peppy tunes.

It has also become one of the best party destinations in Thailand and the city of Chiang Mai in particular.  Although no food is served, people usually come to drink it down and head to adjacent restaurants and bars for a quick grub.

Location: Rajvithi Road, Old City, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 5 pm to 12 am.

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02

The Lost Hut

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The Lost Hut

Out of the best clubs and bars in Chiang Mai, The lost hut comes among the top favorite of travelers. With beautiful bamboo huts, tree decor and cozy party atmosphere, the aura of this place is peaceful yet bumbling with a beautiful nightlife. This place is often frequented by anglo expats who are visiting the city for a drink or two.

The wonderful ambiance of this place coupled with a sweet and friendly staff is the icing on this little night wonderland. Get the best out of Chiang Mai by visiting this little beauty.

Location: Moon Muang Road Lane, Tambon Phra Sing, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 5 pm to 12 am.

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04

Baa(N) Din Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

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Baa(N) Din Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

The Baa(N) Din Cocktail Bar and Restaurant is among the frequented bars in Chiang Mai. A simply amazing place, Baan Din as a word translates to Clay House in Thai. The bar serves up delicious Thai delicacies and lives up to creating an ambiance of making guests feel right at home.

While the drinks cost around 70 to 120 baht, the food here costs around 50 baht. Get set to the mellow vibes of Baa(N) Din Cocktail Bar and Restaurant, the next time you visit Chiang Mai.

Location: 36 Chaiyapoom Road, Chang Moi Subdistrict, Chang Wat, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 11 am to 12 am.

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05

Northgate Jazz Co-Op

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Northgate Jazz Co-Op

Tune into one of the best clubs and bars in Chiang Mai with the ultimate Northgate Jazz Co-Op, a snazzy jazz music bar. The bar is a melting pot of talented musicians and top-notch entertainment. It bustles with locals and tourists who flock the streets to catch a glimpse of city life during happy hours.

The dynamic aura of this space also hosts a jamming session on Tuesday nights for revelers to enjoy and sing along with locals. You sure haven’t been to Chiang Mai unless you visit this magnificent place.

Location: Sri Poom Road, Chang Wat, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 7 pm to 12 am.

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06

The Writers' Club Wine Bar

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The Writers' Club Wine Bar

Also now recognized as the unofficial press club of Chiang Mai, The Writers’ Club Wine Bar, as the name goes, has become a meeting point of writers like journalists, media associates among other renowned and eminent personalities.

It offers the choicest and tasteful wine, making it surely one of the best clubs in Chiang Mai for wines, deep thinking and stimulating social gatherings.  Getaway from the city noise and soak into the subtle luxury of sophistication here.

Location: Rachadamnoen Road, Chang Wat, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 12:30 pm to 12 am.

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07

Boy Blues Bar

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Boy Blues Bar

One of the snazziest in town, Boy Blues Bar is among the best bars in Chiang Mai if you are an aficionado of Blues music and enjoy live performances. Comprising of musicians is superb Thai bands, engaging the locals and tourists into this rocking Thai culture.

Being situated in Bazaar upon a mezzanine setting, blasting music can, in fact, be heard through the entire place even if not sitting inside. With a repertoire of reasonably priced alcoholic and non-alcoholic classics, Boy Blues Bar is a must-visit for authentic Blues music.

Location: Chang Moi Subdistrict, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 8 pm to 12 am.

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08

HOBS

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HOBS

HOBS, which is an abbreviated slang for House of Beers, comes among the best clubs and bars in Chiang Mai.  It is currently being opened as a Beer Lab and sits upon the renowned Nimmanheimin road. As goes the name of this place, this beer garden is an exclusively fantastic place for lovers of beer.

It offers a copious menu of a variety of beers across the globe along with wine, Belgian delights among others. One must save a date on their travel calendar to visit this haven of reasonably priced, imported and preciously crafted beers.

Location: Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 5:30 pm to 12 am.

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09

Warm-up Café

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Warm-up Café

Situated on Chiang Mai’s Nimman Road is Warm up Café, one of the popular clubs in Chiang Mai since 1999. Overflowing with serpentine queues of local university students, this place gives you the best of both worlds with a club cum pub experience.

With an alfresco terrace, the club also comes with energetic live music and stage performances, cheering up the atmosphere in the house. Warm-up Café is simply your perfect companion to make the best of nightlife at Chiang Mai.

Location: Nimman Road, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 7 pm to 1 am.

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10

The Beer Republic

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The Beer Republic

Come visit the trendiest part of Nimman Road with the Beer Republic. Listed on the party scene is a great collection of draft beers, exceeding the imagination and drinking experience of a beer lover. Try out samples of beer for as low as 290 baht and get the one that hits it off with your palette.

The food here is definitely great, a perfect list of delicacies to be chugged down with beer. Bring your friends, family and above all beer companions for a merry ride when in Chiang Mai.

Location: Nimmana Haeminda Lane, Mueang, Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 5:30 pm to 12 am (Closed on Mondays).

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Diplomat Single Malt Club

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Diplomat Single Malt Club

As the name suggests, this place is a heaven for those who relish whiskey. Visitors are sure to be left spellbound by the rare and premium single malt whiskeys that the place offers. From aficionados to beginners there is a suitable dram for each one of you. The amazing crowd here knows how to party and chill out in the perfect way. So groove to the high energy beats and grab a drink to say cheers to the good times of your life.

Location: Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre, Haiya Muang, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 6 pm to 12 am.

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Rooftop Bars in Chiang Mai

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The Roof- Sala Lanna

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The Roof- Sala Lanna

Overlooking the panoramic view of the Ping river against Suthep temple on a mountain is The Roof, a rooftop restaurant in Chiang Mai located at the top of Sala Lanna hotel. Bedecked with lights and candles, this place has all the bells and whistles of a beautiful landscape view, serving cocktails and Thai delicacies.  Explore Chiang Mai with a 360-degree view at The Roof.

Location: Sana Lanna, Charoenrat Road, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 6 pm to 11 pm.

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13

Myst Maya Bar

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Myst Maya Bar

A reflection of Bangkok in Northern Thailand, Myst Maya Bar offers one of the best rooftop experiences in the city’s newest built mall. It is the second of its series in Chiang Mai, with the first building located in Thonglor, Bangkok. Set in the central location with fresh environs, the food served at this place is much appreciated.

Most people enjoy the Thai style deep-fried snapper with cocktails. You may catch a view of airplanes taking off Chiang Mai airport from a distance as you lay back to have a grub or drink.

Location: 55 Maya Shopping Centre, Huay Kaew Road, Mueang, Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 6 pm to 12 am.

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14

Xanadu Pub and Restaurant

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Xanadu Pub and Restaurant

Mark your social calendars for friends and family gatherings, a cooking getaway by soaking your senses into Xanadu Pub and Restaurant, an open-air rooftop restaurant offering panoramic views of the city as you gorge upon from some sumptuous dining options including French and Thai cuisine.

The serene environment, coupled with a theatrical view of Doi Suthep is all that you need to make your stay in Chiang Mai, a fulfilling one.

Location: FURAMA Huay Kaew Road, Chang Phueak Sub District, Mueang, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 6 pm to 12 am.

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Blue Bat Restaurant

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Blue Bat Restaurant

There is probably no place better than the Blue Bat restaurant to catch a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous city of Chiang Mai. Situated on the twenty-first floor of Pornping Hotel, the resplendent view makes for a great venue to whet those sophisticated cravings for Thai food and drinks.

Shining lights atop the restaurant, live music staged on a huge terrace garden, and good food is all that you need to host dinner dates when in Chiang Mai. Visit this place during the night to be awe-stricken by the glimmering city lights.

Location: Charoenprathet Road, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 11 am to 12 am.

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THC Rooftop Bar

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THC Rooftop Bar

Located outside the city moat is a stunning rooftop restaurant and bar, THC Rooftop Bar is one of the best bars in Chiang Mai. It offers gorgeous views of the city and Suthep Mountain. Bustling with tourists and young locals, the bar serves up delicious cocktails and smoothies to quench your thirst as you relish the view. Relax your nerves and set the stage into motion on the dance floor.

The wooden décor of this place is the cherry on top. Make it a part of your travel list.

Location: Kotchasarn Road, opp Thapae Gate, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 6 pm to 12 am.

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17

Nori Sky Terrace

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Nori Sky Terrace

Visitors sure do enjoy the sights of the Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders by booking a place at Nori Sky terrace. Apart from some breathtaking views, the restaurant is known for its excellent services and friendly staff.

This place specializes in Thai and other Asian delicacies such as the perfectly dished out nigiri. It is known for its reasonable prices also. Marvel at the gorgeous view from Nori Sky Terrace when you visit this place.

Location: Nimmana Haeminda Road, Tambon Su Thep, Mueang, Chang Wat, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 5:45 pm to 12 am.

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18

CNX Rooftop Bar

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CNX Rooftop Bar

Situated near the west gate, CNX Rooftop bar offers the best scenic views of the old city and the Suthep Mountain. Although lesser known among a lineage of other bars in Chiang Mai such as Maya Mall or Beer republic for that matter, this one too is a beautiful place for a quiet and delectable seafood dinner and drinks.

Location: Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 6 pm to 12 am.

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19

Palaad Tawanron

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Palaad Tawanron

When in Chiang Mai, you have to make it to Palaad Tawanron. The rooftop view also offers some eclectic fusion of Thai and international cuisines for a fine and beautiful dining experience. Step into an inviting aura of nature with forest-like surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere. The symphonic music bands serenading to delightful notes is the cherry to an already perfect jolly evening.

Location: Suthep Road, Tambon Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 11 am to 12 am.

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20

Warp Bar and Bistro Avenue

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Warp Bar and Bistro Avenue

What is Thailand without embracing Thai Culture in its entirety? Presenting the Warp Bar and Bistro Avenue, serving up exclusive Thai cuisines, Thai drinks, and Thai music. As tourists, locals and drink lovers, it comes handy to understand the authentic nuances of the Thai culture, all in one place.

No wonder Warp Bar and Bistro is also regarded as a Thai System style bar and is a hit among a list of other exclusively curated Thai venues, although visitors have considered it expensive compared to other rooftop locations. Get a taste of nightlife in Chiang Mai with the gorgeous place in tow.

Location: Wat Ket, Mueang  Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai.

Timings: 5 pm to 12 am.

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  1. What are the best clubs and bars in Chiang Mai to hangout with friends?

    1. Zoe in Yellow: Known as the most populated and busiest bar in Chiang Mai, Zoe in Yellow gets a huge crowd that literally tends to spill onto the roads. Here, you can groove all night to the energetic pop music while enjoying some great beers.
    2. Boys Blues Bar:
    Boys Blues Bar is known popularly for its excellent music and jam nights. The place also allows its visitors to pick a guitar up and go join the pomp. 
    3. Bus Bar: Once serving as a public double-decker bus, it has now been transformed into a hub for relishing the best beer and cocktails of the city. The music at Bus Bar is an enthralling mash-up of different Thai genres that lets the crowd groove for hours.
    4. Roots Rock Reggae Bar: Roots Rock Reggae Bar is known popularly for its rhythmic tunes, cheap drinks, and sociable atmosphere. The tempting beverages here range from Sangsom buckets to delectable cocktails.
  2. What are the famous clubs and bars in Chiang Mai to enjoy at night?

    1. Freedom Bar: Flaunting a relaxed atmosphere, Freedom Bar offers the best beers and whiskeys at very moderate rates. The exterior of the bar is adorned with skilful and colorful paintings that offer a chilled-out vibe to the visitors.
    2. THC Rooftop Bar: Quite popular among the backpackers, THC Rooftop Bar lets you unwind on the cushions spread on the ground and enjoy some excellent drinks. The place also hosts enchanting DJ nights, allowing the guests to shake a leg while they drink through the night.
    3. The UN Irish Pub: Boasting a vibrant and lively atmosphere, The UN Irish Pub serves basic pub delicacies and an array of international and regional spirits and beers. The pub also shows NFL games and Premier League Football for the visitors to watch as they enjoy their drink.
    4. The Lost Hut: Set inside a cozy bamboo hut, The Lost Hut offers a laid-back and unpretentious atmosphere to enjoy some tempting cocktails and tasteful Thai delicacies. 

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