Irish pubs tend to be a staple among tourist areas and Chiang Mai is no different. Unlike other places, the UN Irish Pub manages to keep a skilful balance between being a haven for the foreign crowd while also integrating itself into the tropical city. The bar serves standard pub food and a range of local and international beers and spirits. Next to the ubiquitous pub quiz, the pub shows Premier League football or NFL games. The tropical garden out in the back is an intimate setting in which visitors can enjoy a few drinks and some comfort food. Next to expat crowds, the pub also sees a range of young backpackers and other locals pass through its door, keeping its vibrant atmosphere alive.
Address: 24-24/1, Ratwithi Road., Amphor Muang, Chiang Mai, 50200, 50200, Thailand, +66 53 214 554
The scenic rooftop bar with its open architecture is spread out on two levels and is a fantastic place to enjoy a couple of drinks and as the day comes to a close. At John’s Place visitors can relax with a refreshing beer, play pool or just enjoy the company of friends. The music is kept at background volume rather then drowning out conversations. With its elevated setting the bar attracts a mixed crowd who is looking to enjoy a chilled evening with some singha beers and tasty dishes.
Chiang Mai Saloon with its Wild West theme might seem at odds in tropical Thailand but the friendly staff, the tasty dishes and the refreshing drinks will win over any visitor. One of the busiest bars in the city, the Saloon is always filled with an animated crowd of expats, locals and tourists. With its rustic wooden furniture and woodcarvings, the bar’s unique design gives it a laid-back flair, making it one of the best places to enjoy a drink or two. It is located just down the road from Chiang Mai’s vibrant bar complex, so start your evening in this relaxed atmosphere before heading off to the next party.
Address: 287, Mahidol Road, Padad Muangchiang Mai,Chiang Mai, 50100, Thailand, +66 53 812 784
This snug reggae bar is connected to the Giant Guest House 2 and is known for its relaxed atmosphere. The selected menu consists of standard drinks such as whiskeys and beers and the moderate price means you won’t make you think twice about ordering another round. The bar’s exterior has been decorated with colorful and skilful paintings in tune with the vibes of its chilled out concept. On certain days the upper deck is open so visitors can climb to the higher level and stretch out on the pillows while taking in the view. The low-key Freedom Bar has been an important part of Chiang Mai’s bar scene and continues to attract a wide range of tourists and locals.
Address: 4 Ratpakini Road,T. Prasingha, A. Mueng,Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand,+66 53 280 767