Chiang Mai’s scenic old city is a popular spot that is filled with hotels and restaurants. Set up like a square, the old city comes to life with a bustling bar scene once the sun sets. Next to quality live music, visitors can expect to find reasonably priced drinks and a fun crowd. Here’s the best places in old city to experience its night life scene.
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.
Address: 50200, 95/2 Ratchapakhinai Rd, Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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