You will never run out of places to go to and you will surely never get bored because of them. The city maintains its cultural heritage while welcoming a modern lifestyle for the young adults, teenagers, professionals and businessmen. The nightlife in Chiang Mai is lively, fun, enjoyable and entertaining.
Bars and Pubs
Many of the pubs and bars in Chiang Mai are located at the Loi Kroh Road. There are sports bars that offer complimentary boxing viewing for extra fun. There are also beer bars that play music of all kinds, perfect for those who want to relax during a tiring night and spend time with their buddies.
Along the Moon Muang Road are bars where many expats and foreigners hang out. Some of these bars include the 2gether Bar, So Cool, Crank Tavern, Kat Bar, Half Moon Pub, Number One and Dragonfly Bar. Pubs include the Café Souvannaphoum, The Red Lion English Pub, Chiangmai Saloon, The Pub, The Red Lion English Pub, and The Olde Bell: British Pub and Ex-Services Club.
Many of the bars that play live music are located at the Charoenrat Roads and along the Mae Ping River. Depending on the kind of music you want, you can try the many venues where they are available. If you like acoustic music, you may try the La Brasserie located at Charoenrat Road. If you enjoy live jazz music, the perfect place is the Chang Jazz Club, also located at the Charoenrat Road. If you fancy a combination of pop, jazz, country and rock music, you may want to try The Good View, which also offers a wide array of Chinese, Thai and western cuisines.
You can find nightclubs in many different parts of Chiang Mai. Located at the Pornping Tower Hotel is “Hot Shots”, where live music is played the whole night. They offer reasonable prices for their drinks and food. They also do not require any cover charges for locals and foreigners. Other nightclubs include Spicy, Discovery, Team Club Martini and Mandalay. These nightclubs offer live music, dance shows and other interesting night activities. Many of these are visited by travelers, expats, and locals as well. Nightclubs are perfect for those who are looking for pretty girls to hang out with or those who simply want to spend the night drinking and having a good time.
Those who are busy during the day can do their shopping during the night at the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. This is where most tourists do their shopping because they are able to haggle with the prices and buy goods at lower prices. There are clothes, shoes, bags, handicrafts, antiques, jewelries and many other items that you can find in this bazaar. It is located near many Chiang Mai hotels where tourists stay. This makes it easier for tourists to pay a visit to the bazaar without getting lost or spending much for fare.