Night Out in Chiang Mai: We Know the Best Places

Thailand is one of the most thrilling tourist destinations worldwide you may want to visit and Chiang Mai is one destination you will not want to miss in your Thailand voyage. Certainly, you can't compare Chiang Mai's nightlife to that in Bangkok's capital. However, Chiang Mai is a hub of nightlife in its own right, being the largest city in the Northern region of Thailand.

Some of the attractions in Chiang Mai include stunning olden temples, remarkable landscapes, and a myriad of adventurous activities. Of course, you can't forget the true Thai culture as part of what attracts tourists far and wide. Chiang Mai has something to offer everyone who wants to enjoy a night out in this city.


Chiang Mai Night Out - akyra Manor Chiang Mai Hotel


Below are some of the best places you can visit for a night out in Chiang Mai:


Night Out in Chiang Mai


Zoe in Yellow

It ranks among the most popular bars in Chiang Mai nightlife, known to draw huge crowds. The pub has an outdoor beer garden extension. So, at times huge enthusiastic crowds can fill almost into the streets. The Zoe in Yellow provides a charming experience to revellers. With its pop music, it is one of the places to be while in Chiang Mai.

Timings: 6:00 pm to 12:00 am

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: Ratvithi Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200


Rise Rooftop Bar

The perfect rooftop bar to start or spend and evening with spectacular views across the city. One of the trendiest bars in town anywhere, and definitely the place to be on a hot summer evening. Serving the best in Thai and international cuisine, savour one of their special pizzas while sipping on one of the special concoctions that has already made the Rise the choice for cocktail connoisseurs. The drinks are reasonable for a hotel of this quality with wine and beer starting at 200 Baht as well as an extensive cocktail menu starting at 350 Baht.

Timings: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm

TripAdvisor rating: 5/5

Location: 22/2 Nimmana Haeminda Road Soi 9


Northgate Jazz Co-op

The place is renowned for the best jazz music in the entire city of Chiang Mai. Most frequent merrymakers are the young western visitors who love good music. However, we recommend you visit this place whether you love jazz music or not. The music played has great influence from American Jazz. Perhaps it's because most musicians here have worked with American Jazz legend Sun Ra. The jazz bar is always filled to the brim, with Tuesdays are open-mic events.

Timings: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: 91/1-2 Sripoom Road, Chang Phuek Gate


Boys Blues Bar

As its name suggests, the 'blues,' this bar is a treat for the body and soul. You will enjoy the best music played in this top-rated bar. Mondays are even more fascinating thanks to the jam night at the Boys blue bar.

Timings: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: Soi 6, Changklan Road, Kalare Night Bazaar



Deck1 is among the most popular places you want to visit in Chiang Mai. The place's stylish design, excellent food, and lovely atmosphere make it special. The hotel, set on the east bank of river Ping, has been commended for high-quality services. Deck1 is well know for playing the finest jazz.

Timings: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am

TripAdvisor ratings: 4/5

Location: 1, 14 Chareon Rajd Rd


Riverside Terrace at Anantara

A wonderful riverside terrace with an international buffet, cocktails and live music. Seafood is their speciality and they have regular themed evenings and specials.

Timings: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

TripAdvisor ratings: 4.5/5

Location: Anantara Hotel, 123 Charoen Prathet Road


The Good View

This bar and restaurant is positioned right on the river Ping. It serves a wide selection of food with cocktails, wines & draft beer with live bands in the evening. It can get quite lively so if you plan on eating, earlier rather than later is suggested.

Timings: 10:00 am to 1:00 am

TripAdvisor rating: 3.5/5

Location: 13 Charoenrat Road


Bus Bar

The place is a double-decker public bus turned into a bar. Bus bar has gained tremendous popularity in a secluded area of the Ping River. Old buses have been converted to booths from which partygoers can order drinks. You will be treated to both Thai, and international pop music played interchangeably. The great live bands give way to electronic dance music late into the night.

Timings: 6:00 pm to 1:00 am

TripAdvisor rating: 4/5

Location: 111 Kampangdin Rd (across from the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel at the foot of the Iron Bridge)


THC Rooftop Bar

Rooftop bar within walking distance from the majority of the best hotels in Chiang Mai. It may not be as glamorous as the Rise Bar above, but THC draws its strength from great music and drinks on offer.

Timings: 5:00 pm to 12:00 am

TripAdvisor rating: 4/5

Location: 19 Mun Mueang Rd


The Riverside (Cruise)

Riverside river cruise makes it an astonishingly unique spot in Chiang Mai. You need to be there before 8 pm when the cruise lasting slightly more than an hour starts. If you don't make the cruise then the bar and restaurant is also a great spot for riverside dining and offers live music.

Timings: 10:00 am to 1:00 am

TripAdvisor rating: 4/5

Location:9-11 Charoenrat Road


Night Out Attractions in Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai is a walking city, some of which can be enjoyed at night, especially the markets.

Tom Lamyai Market

The market is a busy trading area, nearly open for 24 hours each day. It is located north of Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. The place is more bustling in the early morning hours when most traders arrive. The place has closely packed and covered stalls beside the open-air stalls for the relaxed shoppers.


The Night Bazaar

Possibly the best spot in Thailand, at the Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai, you can virtually get anything you want. The night bazaar is divided into indoor and outdoor sections, brimming with various activities and services. You explore the innumerable stalls if you need souvenirs, be they candle holders or other common items. Some of the services within the Night bazaar include:

  • Food stalls serving a variety of cuisine
  • Spas and massage shops
  • Performance shows



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