Located close to the Night Bazaar is Boys Blues Bar, considered one of Chiang Mai’s finest venues for live music. Home to the city’s premier guitar player ‘Boy’, the bar attracts a well-humored crowd of expats and locals, looking to wash down a cool beer and enjoy the rhythmic blues. Monday’s jam night allows visitors to pick up a guitar and join in on the fun themselves. The tiny bar is sparsely decorated and while it might not be the most impressive venue, it arguably offers some of the best entertainment in the city. Boy’s love for music, the cheap drinks and the relaxed atmosphere are what keep this place’s rhythms alive and pumping and immediately make any visitor feel welcome.
Nestled between the Iron Bridge and the Ping River lies the quirky Bus Bar, an outdoor place featuring dimmed lights, cheap booze and terrific music. The Bar’s prime location offers dazzling views over the river at nighttime and the bar itself, which consists of an old red bus and a wide-spread seating area, is a sight to behold. Visitors can wile away the evening hours over Thai snacks, whiskey or ice-cold Singha beers. The bar is frequently filled with Thai students and locals and offers the ideal setting for both intimate evenings or animated conversations with friends. For those looking to get away from the fast pace of the city, Bus Bar’s secluded atmosphere makes it one of the best kept secrets in the area.
The bohemian bar is located in a side street close to Chiang Mai’s hip Nimmanhaemin Road. The unpretentious bar with its bare stone walls and rustic furniture serves a selection of tasty cocktails and spirits at great value. Next to standard drinks, visitors can find some drinks exclusive to Baa(n) Din such as the strong ‘brainwash bucket’. The staff is incredibly friendly and happy to engage in a friendly chat. The musical entertainment ranges from reggae to rock and electronic. The cozy cocktail bar attracts a well-humored crowd, looking to kick back and relax or reunite with friends.
Address: 16/2, Soi 13,Nimmanhaemin Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand, +66 85 618 1141