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A hidden gem of Thailand’s north is the pretty lakeside town of Mae Hong Son. While you’re checking out the sights you’ll likely want to discover the town’s nightlife. Here is our list of the best bars in Mae Hong Son.
Crossroads is the only pub-like-bar that caters to both Thai and Westerners in town. This friendly bar-restaurant literally sits at the main crossroads in Mae Hong Son and has become a local institution. Here you can get creature comfort food including steaks as well as a selection of local and import beers and delicious cocktails.
Sunflower Cafe serves ice cold draught beer, plays live lounge music and has spectacular views from its lakeside location. An added feature of this watering hole is the tacky artificial waterfall. Tourists naturally gravitate to this place as it’s on the main lakeside strip of cafes and bars.
Located right next door to Sunflower Cafe is the trendy Meeting Bar. This funky and relaxed joint, serves delicious food, lassis and cocktails. Mr Boonsook’s bar is the perfect place to come and chill while you sip a cold drink, listen to reggae and Latin beats and gaze out onto the lake.
Plearn is a cool little bar where young locals hang out. This cheap and cheerful place has live music, serves basic Thai food and is open late. There are no signs in English but just look out for the plastic bar stools close to the post office.
Biyoke is located on the main road opposite the post office and is Mae Hong Son’s only nightclubish place. The same band plays most days of the week to a crowd of enthusiastic and drunk locals. It’s well worth checking out and is a great place to mingle and make new friends.