Pubs & Bars
These bars are all located in or around the city centre.
Tuskers - Chaiyaphum, Soi 1. - Located just outside the moat on Chaiyaphum Road before Thapae Gate Tuskers is a classy international bar and grill but with affordable local prices. This large establishment consists of a highly attractive beer garden, a modern, well stocked bar, sports bar, wifi facilities and free pool table. The atmosphere is very relaxed even during a raging party and the staff friendly and welcoming.
The U.N. Irish Pub - A Chiang Mai institution located on Ratchawithi Road on the inside of the moat the U.N. Irish Pub is popular with expats and tourists alike. Live sports, garden and bakery. The pub has a quiz night on Thursdays.
The Kafe - Moon Muang - Great café bar popular with locals and tourists alike.
Laughing Leprechan - Moon Muang - A fine Irish pub with excellent Guinness, Irish fare and a warm welcome.
Queen Victoria Inn - Phra Pokklao Road - An English pub with mountainous meals and live sports
Night Bazaar & Loi Kroh Road
Red Lion - - Loi Kroh Road - A long established English pub in the Night Bazaar area.
Hungry Horse - Loi Kroh Road - Massive portions and live sorts.
Ye Olde Bell - Loi Kroh Road - An English style pub well worth a visit.
The What Bar - Loi Kroh Road - A pub with an extensive music collection.
At the bottom of Loi Kroh Road is a collection of what is termed girly bars. They are much tamer than those available in other tourist spots in Thailand. The best for a friendly atmosphere is Jammers, located on the corner.
On the eastern side of the Ping River is a collection of large lively bar/restaurants which are popular with tourists and locals.
Riverside - The first bar to set up in this location over 20 years ago. Riverside is now a mega pub with an extensive menu and some of the best live music in town. Two bands play during the evening at opposite ends of the pub swapping sides half way through the evening.
The Good View - Another mega pub with live music and food.
The Brasserie - Famed for Took a renowned local guitarist the Brasserie is known for great blues.
The Bear's Den - A little further upriver than the other the Bear's Den is an English style pub with river terrace.
This area to the west of the city is close to Chiang Mai University and is very popular with young Thais.
Warm Up Café - Probably the most popular place in the city with young Thais. A mega pub/club with live music, sports, DJ and great food.
The Monkey Club - Soi 9 - Ultra trendy with live pop and jazz
The Drunken Flower - Soi 1 - Great pub with garden and inside area. Very laid back
Down Under - Aussie bar restaurant with a big outside terrace. The place to watch Aussie footy.
Fine Thanks - Bar/restaurant with live music famous for its scantily clad, boot wearing waiting staff.