10 Best Nightlife in Chiang Mai

Travel guide for Chiang Mai visitor

Chiang Mai nightlife can be whatever you want it to be as the city offers a broad scope of drinking and dancing options. For the most part, though, live music venues have the monopoly. Riverside drinking is a popular pastime, with residents and visitors settling down by the Ping River with a chilled drink and some good company, while the live band entertain with classic blues, jazz and rock tunes – a hallmark of any Chiang Mai visit.
warm up cafe

Warm Up Café

An absolute institution on the Chiang Mai nightlife scene, Warm Up Café on Nimmanhaemin Road is the city’s biggest, best and longest running club. It is also the Chiang Mai’s most popular night club. If you mention Warm Up, everybody in Chiang Mai would probably know what it is, and also where it is. Warm Up Café on Nimmanhaemin Road is likely Chiang Mai’s most popular nightclub. The venue has opened its doors in 1999

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tha chang cafe

Tha Chang Café

Tha Chang Café Chiang Mai is an outdoor bar popular with Thais. The entrance has a row of surfboards lined up to make a wall and inside there is a large tree with bright lanterns hanging from the branches. It is located about 5 minutes north of the old city near Chiang Mai’s JJ market. While there aren’t many foreigners, Tha Chang Cafe is a great place to experience Chiang Mai’s local nightlife and foreigners who do visit are welcomed with a smile.

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the riverside bar & restaurant

The Riverside Restaurant

Visit to Northern Thailand is not complete without experiencing the Riverside. The Riverside Restaurant sits on a quiet pretty stretch of the Ping River providing a courteous and first-class service since 1984. This extraordinary dreamy setting for a romantic dinner and can also transform into a great party venue with live music from the areas hottest bands to dance to until the early hours.

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good view bar & restaurant

Good View Bar & Restaurant

The Good View Bar & Restaurant opened its doors on January 19, 1996, and has been serving and entertaining locals and visitors of Chiang Mai ever since. The concept of our restaurant remains true to our original visions and is reflected on every piece of decorations.

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the infinity club

The Infinity Club

The Infinity Club is one of the most diverse Chiang Mai nightlife options. The venue has all the same things you would expect from a club. It can also be a great place to watch live sport. The club appeals to a wide range of patrons from people with a clubbing and dancing mentality, to those who just wawnt a fun night out with friends.

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the writers club wine bar

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.

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myst maya chiang mai

Myst MAYA Chiang Mai

Myst Rooftop Bar on the rooftop of Maya Shopping Mall has one of the best sunset views to be found in Chiang Mai. Located on trendy Nimman Road, Myst Bar Chiang Mai overlooks Doi Pui Mountain and on a clear day you can even see the mountain ranges surrounding Chiang Mai. It’s open from 18:00 every night for the sunset. Myst is one of six different bars on the Maya rooftop and most of the customers are Thai and expats.

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un irish pub

UN Irish Pub

Irish and international sports pub and restaurant in Chiang Mai, THE U.N. IRISH PUB was originally established in August 1992 by Rosemary O’Connell (from County Monaghan) and her husband Daeng Putthawiteree (from Chiang Mai). Opening as The Crusty Loaf Bakery it quickly developed into a restaurant specializing in Western food and a local venue to come and meet new and old friends,

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boy blues bar

Boy Blues Bar

Boy Blues Bar is an institution in Chiang Mai for musicians. Located in the Night Bazaar they have live music nightly and run popular jam sessions. A singer croons over the mic, singing soulfully. His fingers move nimbly across a shiny electric guitar. Bass notes bump smoothly in the background. The bassist nods his head to the music,

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sangdee gallery

Sangdee Gallery

Sangdee is not just a bar, not just a restaurant, not just a gallery, not just a foundation – Sangdee is a community center. One day you may come across a group of artists with their noses deep in their sketch books and a coffee cup cooling at their side, on another you will hear giggling and raucous laughter echoing down the stairs from a private laughing yoga session.

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