Best Bars in Chiang Mai 2018 - Boozez

Best Bars in Chiang Mai 2018

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Chiang Mai is the hipster central of Thailand and is the next hot travel destination on everyone’s list. Check out the best bars in Chiang Mai for a taste of the local nightlife scene!


Bus Bar

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Its name is aptly so as there is a big vintage red bus nestled in this open-air bar. Head up the double-decker bus and be treated with views of the Ping River and Iron Bridge. With a sabaai sabaai (Thai for chill and relax) atmosphere, Bus Bar is the place to head to for great food and drinks when hanging out with friends. An additional perk is the live music here which really just brightens up the atmosphere.

Charoen Prathet Rd, Thesaban Nakhon Chiang Mai, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand


Zoe in Yellow


One of the hippest hangouts in Chiang Mai, some people say you haven’t been to Chiang Mai until you’ve been to Zoe in Yellow, one of the best bars in Chiang Mai. A backpacker joint frequented by both tourists and locals. Enjoy cheap drinks here and groove along to the music. While there are no bar bites available here, there’s great Indian food just next door!

Ratvithi Rd, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand


The Writer’s Club and Wine Bar


The unofficial bar for press writers to hang out at, heading to The Writer’s Club and Wine Bar will definitely enable you to hold a few interesting conversations with the people there. Try out the local brews paired with the food at this bar and be surprised! They are pretty good at what they dish out here. A quaint spot, head here for a swell time.

141/3 Rachadamnoen Rd, Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand


Good View Bar & Restaurant


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As it names suggests, Good View Bar & Restaurant has one of the better views of Ping River as it is situated just beside it. Riverside tables get snatched up quick during the evening time so do make reservations or go early to ensure that you get a glimpse of the tranquil riverside! There is live acoustic music every night so enjoy your drinks and local Thai food together with it. A feast for the eyes, mouth and ears all in one here!

13 Charoen Rajd Rd, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand


Oasis Rooftop Garden Bar

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Catch glimpses of Doi Sutthep as well as Chiangmai’s Old City from Oasis Rooftop Garden Bar. A great watering hole with a wide variety of liquors and beers available, Oasis Bar even has cocktails that incorporate Thai flavours, such as the Tom Yum Mojito.

13/1, Sripoom Road, Soi 1, Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand


North Gate Jazz Co-Op


Chiangmai’s most famous live jazz bar, North Gate Jazz Co-Op features a whole line up of talented jazz musicians. The music here makes up for the lack of views and seats and makes your entire trip to this bar worth it. Be sure to come here early as the crowd is real and people come here just for the jazz and drinks.

91/1-2, Si Phum Road, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

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Kelly is a well known lifestyle writer with over 3 years of experience. She loves to travel and explore places; a majority of her work has been dedicated to reviewing famous pubs and restaurants around the world. She is also a renowned food critic and is known for her honest and tasteful reviews. Currently, she is working on her upcoming book.