Chiang Mai Nightlife: 10 Best Places To Visit For Witnessing The City’s Livelier Side

The nightlife scenes of Koh Phangan have surely made it the party capital of Thailand, but what may come as a surprise to you is that the Chiang Mai nightlife is no different. From sassy Go Go bars to lively nightclubs, this city has got something for everyone.

So, irrespective of whether you’re a hopeless romantic or not, move over places like Pattaya, Koh Phangan, and Phuket because Chiang Mai is where you need to be in Thailand for a crazy and a heartwarming night out experience!

10 Places To Visit In Chiang Mai For Partying Like Never Before

Chiang Mai is a place where nightlife chirps as delightfully as the birds do during the gorgeous mornings in the city. So, before you go to bed and wake up, take a look at all the best places for witnessing the best of Chiang Mai nightlife:

  • Zoe in Yellow
  • FoxyLady A Go Go
  • Northgate Jazz Co-op
  • Boys Blues Bar
  • Deck1
  • Restaurant At Anantara Riverside Resort
  • The Good View
  • Bus Bar
  • THC Rooftop Bar
  • The Riverside

1. Zoe in Yellow

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This is the busiest and the most populated bar of Chiang Mai nightlife area. It has a pub and a partially outdoor beer garden and the crowd is so large that it spills literally to the streets. The music is pop and the people here are seen dancing their hearts out. So, if you’re looking for a completely crazy experience, this is your place to be!

Timings: 6:00 pm to 12:00 am

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

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


2. FoxyLady A Go Go

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Well, this place is certainly not for all the people, but if you want to see the best of girls or wilderness during this trip, this is the place to witness the best Chiang Mai nightlife. And while the entry to this go-go bar is free, the drinks, of course, are not.

Timings: 8:00 pm to 2:00 am

TripAdvisor Rating: NA

Location: Tha Phae Soi 1, Behind Dusit D2 Hotel

3. Northgate Jazz Co-op

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It is the best spot in town for excellent jazz music. The jam nights here are believed to the best and usually people who are more fond of good music visit here. The drinks are affordable and the place is filled mostly with young western visitors. Needless to say, it is better than most of the Chiang Mai clubs.

Timings: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Location: 91/1-2 Sripoom Road, Chang Phuek Gate, Chiang Mai 50200


4. Boys Blues Bar

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Of all the best places of Chiang Mai nightlife, this place is the most exquisite one. The best thing about this bar is the genuine and talented music here. The ‘blues’ of this bar will make you feel every other thing but not blue. Also, the jam night of Monday is even more fascinating. The tourists can also pick up a guitar and join in the pomp.

Timings: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am. Closed on Sundays

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Location: Soi 6, Changklan Road, Kalare Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, Thailand


5. Deck1

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This hotel is situated on the east bank of the river Ping and is one of our famous places in Chiang Mai. An exquisite atmosphere, posh design and an excellent food, complemented well with drinks is the main attraction here. Also on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, there’s a live band which plays the finest jazz in the city.

Timings: 7:00 am to 12:00 am

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5

Location: 1, 14 Chareonraj Rd. Wat Kate Muang Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand


6. Restaurant At Anantara Riverside Resort

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This place has a bar and a cigar lounge, decorated in a very vintage and fashionable style. The teak and leather, and the preppy colors add to to the classy aura. In drinks, it offers various flavors of mojitos, martinis, wines, and cigars. So, if you’re someone loves to hold their drink over good conversations & great music, this is where you need to be.

Timings: 5:00 pm to 1:00 am

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Location: Anantara Hotel, 123 Charoen Prathet Road


7. The Good View

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Living up to its name, this place offers a good view inside as well as outside. It is one of the biggest hotels in Chiang Mai that offers a serene view of the river Ping. You can either stay in the comfy indoor section of the hotel and enjoy the live music or enjoy the view from the terrace. No doubt, it is the top place to see the best of Chiang Mai nightlife.

Timings: 10:00 am to 1:00 am

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5/5

Location: 13 Charoenrat Road


8. Bus Bar

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It is a double-decker public bus, which is now a center for enjoying the most amazing cocktails, and of course beer in the city. It is situated at the foot of the iron bridge and is an open riverside bar. The music here is a mash-up of various Thai genres, making the happy crowd dance and groove on their feet for hours.

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


9. THC Rooftop Bar

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This bar is located at a close distance from most of the best hotels and you can easily reach here on foot. While this place doesn’t offer a great view from the top, its music and drinks definitely make it worth a visit.

Timings: 5:00 pm to 12:00 am

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5

Location: 19 Mun Mueang Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, อ.เมืองเชียงใหม่ Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand


10. The Riverside

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One of the best hotels near the popular Chiang Mai nightlife area, this hotel might seem similar to Good View, but its river cruise makes it an extraordinary place in the whole city. The cruise starts around 8 pm and lasts for about 75 minutes. You can enjoy a great dinner with a view by embarking on a calm journey of relaxation here.

Timings: 10:00 am to 1:00 am

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5

Location: 9-11 Charoenrat Road


The live bands in most places of Chiang Mai nightlife areas are well talented in the rock, jazz, the vintage blues and the occasional reggae. We would love to groove to the beats by visiting these nightclubs in Chiang Mai on our next Thailand trip. What about you? Do let us know in the comments below!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Chiang Mai Nightlife

What is Chiang Mai known for?

Chiang Mai, a beautiful town in Thailand is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, amazing landscapes, beautiful ancient temples and a number of attractions and adventure activities. Chaing Mai is famous for its stunning temples which attract tourists from far and wide places.

When is the best time to visit Chiang Mai?

October to April is a great time to visit Chiang Mai as the weather is cool and pleasant during this time. The gentle breeze makes the weather even more enjoyable and perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities and excursions.

What is there to do in Chiang Mai?

Here are a few things to do in Chiang Mai which will definitely make your trip an enjoyable one:

– Take a tour of the Umbrella Factory

– Get the best Thai massage

– Have a ‘Monk Chat’

– Go for a Thai cooking class with your partner

– Taste some thrill with the Flight of the Gibbon

Which is the best area to enjoy the nightlife in Chiang Mai?

Nimmanhaemin is one of the best places to stay in Thailand if you wish to enjoy the best nightlife in town. With a number of popular nightclubs and bars within close proximity, you can enjoy the best nightlife experiences in this area.

Is Chiang Mai safe at night?

You can feel absolutely safe while traveling in Chiang Mai even if you are a female traveling alone at night. Thailand has a rapport of being a very safe place, especially for tourists and visitors.

Are there dress codes for nightclubs in Chiang Mai?

Having a dress code in nightclubs is usually not a norm in Chiang Mai. In some nightclubs, you are even allowed to party in your flip-flops.

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