The 10 Best Bars In Chiang Rai, Thailand

Billy Poon

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.

1. Cat Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, Thai

Chiang Rai
© Riccardo Romano/Flickr
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.

2. Bar Lamyai

Bar, Pub Grub, Thai

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.

3. Coconut’s Bar


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

5. Leelavadee



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

Chiang Rai © Duncan Taralrud-Bay/FlickrChiang Rai © Duncan Taralrud-Bay/Flickr

6. Turntable Bar

Bar, Thai, Pub Grub

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.

7. SITSIP Bar & Coffee House

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Bar, Coffee, Thai

Thai Beer
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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.

8. Chill Bar

Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Bar, European, Italian

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.

9. Golden Pine Resort

Resort, Spa Hotel

Lobby Bar at Golden Pine Resort
© Kathy/Flickr
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.

10. Easy House

Bar, Restaurant, Thai

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.
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