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The 10 Best Bars In Chiang Rai, Thailand
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The 10 Best Bars In Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Chiang Rai, is home to many unique cultures, and has played a prominent role in the history of religion in Thailand. Apart from this heritage, Chiang Rai is a fantastic place for excursions and a paradise for those looking for relaxation. Here we guide you through some of the best places to drink while you are there.
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Cat Bar

Cat Bar offers a laid back ambience to help you relax after a hard days work. The bar owner will hold jam sessions every night with his guitar and other live acts sometimes perform. The bar offers a wide variety of alcoholic drinks and snacks, and a pool table if you fancy a game.

Jetyod Rd, Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, +66 895578011

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Bar Lamyai

Bar Lamyai is the perfect option for a reasonably priced beer and chat with friends. The range of snacks on the food menu may not be the greatest, but the price and the selection of beer are ready to impress. You can also watch international football matches in the bar, so it can get busy on match days.

Tambon Wiang, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, +66 850382298

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Coconut’s Bar

Coconut’s Bar prides itself on providing impressive entertainment for their guests. Pool, live football matches and quizzes are a few options. The bar offers a wide range of drinks, from local whiskey to traditional cocktails, so there will be something to suit you. The architecture of the bar is traditional Thai, inspired by tree houses. The carefully chosen furniture offers you an oriental and warm ambience and instantly makes you feel at home.

Jet Yod Road, Chiang Rai, Thailand, +66 807402318

Streets in Chiang Rai
Streets in Chiang Rai | © Tam P/Flickr
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Kaffee Hub

Kaffee Hub is more than just a place for a drink, it prides itself on being a loft-inspired meeting venue. Situated in an historic three-storey wooden loft, the hub gives you a great view of the nearby region and the clock tower. The dim yellow lighting gives you a warm and homely feeling. The second floor is the bar area, where you can grab a few cocktails and Thai dishes while enjoying the spectacular view on the balcony.

Clock Tower, Baanpa pragarn Rd, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, +66 53756761

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Situated along the serene and undeveloped Chiang Rai River, Leelavadee offers a great river view and live music shows to their guests. The bar is dedicated to pop music and often has live acts performing. Leelavadee serves you an impressive variety of food and beverages, ranging from local beers to creative cocktails.

251 Moo 2, Sila Manee Resort and Spa Hotel, Si Mueang Chum Subdistrict, Mae Sai District, +66 053668301

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Turntable Bar

Turntable Bar is one of the most popular music bars in this region. It offers a fantastic variety of beers and cocktails accompanied by jazz music played from their huge collection of jazz CDs. There are jazz books and musical scores available to give you more information about the music you are listening to. Such a dedication to music is rare in today’s bar culture.

612/100-101 Sirikorn Market, T. Wiang, A. Muang, Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, +66 53719873

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SITSIP Bar & Coffee House

Situated in the Wangcome Hotel, SITSIP Bar & Coffee House is a perfect place to chill out and relax. It is a comfortable café by day, and a bar by night. The bar offers an impressive selection of local beers and wines, as well as freshly brewed coffee. If you love to sing, this bar has great sound system and karaoke equipment. You can enjoy an evening belting out your favourite tunes.

869/90 Pemawibhata Rd., Chiang Rai 57000, +66 22548773

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Chill Bar

Chill Bar is an elegant poolside bar in the exquisite Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort. Chill Bar has a laid back and relaxing ambience, and was carefully designed using dark wood furniture to give it a luxurious and modern vibe. The bar offers a wide variety of beer, cocktails and premium wines. This is a great place to enjoy a peaceful drink.

221 / 2 Moo 20 Kwaewai Road, Tambon Robwieng, Amphur Muang, Chiang Rai, 57000, +66 53603333

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Golden Pine Resort

Golden Pine Resort & Spa is well known for its exquisite hotel rooms, however, the lobby bar is also worth a visit. The bar uses very simple designs, with wooden furniture and marble flooring. Alongside the soothing background music, there is a large television showcasing live football matches and sports events to keep you entertained all night long.

291 Moo 4 Baan Muang Kham, Tambol Nang Lae, Chiangrai 57100, +66 53706271

Lobby Bar at Golden Pine Resort © Kathy/Flickr
Lobby Bar at Golden Pine Resort | © Kathy/Flickr
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Easy House

True to its name, Easy House offers a relaxing bar experience to their guests. The bar offers an impressive variety of local beers and traditional Thai snacks. Decorated with traditional Thai paintings and wooden sculptures, this bar takes you back to the Thailand of old. If you want to spice up your tastebuds a little bit, the Tom Yum Goong soup in this bar is very popular and well worth trying.

Jetyod Rd, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, +66 53600963