DRINK: Top 5 Bars And Live Music Venues In Chiang Mai

G2G stamp logo Chiang Mai FINAL 1More mellow than Bangkok, nightlife in Chiang Mai is all about live music, clubs, a cigar lounge and jazz joints!

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1. Deck 1

1, 14 Chareonraj Road, Tambon Wat Kate, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai, Thailand (mapwebsite)

A fantastic, hip spot to grab a cocktail by the riverside. The crowd that heads to Chiang Mai these days are multifaceted, the scene at Deck 1 is sophisticated yet laid-back. You’ll encounter groups of expats, but with live music and delish cocktails, everyone’s down to have a good time. Thai cuisine here is indulge-worthy too!

Deck 1 Chiang Mai


2. Brasserie

94/1-2  Chaiyapoom Road, Si Phum Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand (mapwebsite)
Brasserie is located on the northeastern edge of the moat that surrounds Old Town. This place is home base for Tuk, a legendary figure on the Chiang Mai music scene. Tuk plays a badass guitar in all styles: blues, rock, jazz, alternative rhythms, etc., and he is a sweetheart. Tuk also happens to be the uncle of Boy  (see bonus recommendation below). Musical talent clearly runs in the family! Find the Brasserie, order some food and drinks, and sit back as Tuk takes you on a wonderful musical journey.

Brasserie Chiang Mai Bar Thailand

3. Anantara Spa and Resort

Charoen Prathet Road,  Chang Khlan, Chiang Mai, Thailand  (mapwebsite)

After a long day of visiting wats and learning about Buddhism, there’s nothing better than to relax and chill with a calming night cap. Anantara Spa and Resort is the perfect place for this. You can either sit by the pool, on a daybed with a cocktail, or enjoy a glass of whiskey or large Cuban in this stylish Bar & Cigar Lounge. 

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort Thailand

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort Spa Thailand

4. North Gate Jazz Co-Op

95/1-2 Prapokklao Rd., Sribhoom, Chiang MaiThailand (website)

Don’t judge the size of this place, it is famous in Chiang Mai and completely beloved by locals and travelers. You can find North Gate Jazz Co-Op on the north wall of the Old Town near Chang Phuak Gate. This is a great venue for sipping beverages and listening to really good jazz players. Tuesday night is open jam night so bring an instrument if you have one and sit in. They have created a very supportive atmosphere here for expressing any musical thoughts that you may have.

The North Gate Jazz Co-Op Chiang Mai Thailand

5. Zoe in Yellow

40/12 Ratvithi Rd T. Sriphum, Chiang Mai, Thailand (mapwebsite)

Zoe in Yellow is a happening club where you can go nuts with live music, while bumping into tons of expats and travelers. Located at a farang party area on Ratchapachinai Road in Old Town. All tuk-tuk and taxi drivers can get you here if you cannot find it on your own. The reggae, dance music, and hard rock are fabulous! The scene gets crazy, so have fun.

Zoe in Yellow Thailand Chiang Mai


Boy Blues Bar

Kalare Center, Chang Moi Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand (mapwebsite)

Boy Blues Bar is located inside the night bazaar on Chang Klan Road near the Ping River. This is the home of Boy, one of Chiang Mai’s premier guitar players.  Lots of older farangs hang out here, and Monday night is open mic night, so if you like the blues and want to hear some good players, then find the Boy Blues Bar and enjoy.

Boy Blues Bar Chiang Mai Thailand


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STAY: Top 5 Hotels To Rest and Relax In Chiang Mai


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