Chiang Mai‘s Nightlife is wide and varied depending on what you want to do! Whether you want to sit back and enjoy a quiet drink in a bar, enjoy a market, have a dance in a nightclub, catch a movie or go absolutely wild, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
There are three main areas where the nightlife is at its best and they are; Loy Kroh Road, Nimman and Zoe’s.
Chiang Mai Nightlife Area Guide, Girlie Bars, Nightclubs & Rooftop Drinks
Loy Kroh Road is best known for the bars (and the ladies) that line the streets. Popular with men looking to pick up a Thai wife for the night, Loy Kroh Road is the seedy part of Chiang Mai with girly bars as far as the eye can see. That said, you can still grab a nice meal in one of the many restaurants located here and enjoy the Night Bazaar market which is on every night from 6pm – 11pm.
Most of the younger crowd tends to gravitate to Zoe’s, a collection of bars in a walking street area where you can eat, drink, play pool and dance the night away. Zoe’s has a couple of bars which are more laid back, but as the night rolls on, most people will spill out onto the streets into a massive party which goes until the wee hours of the morning. Zoes is located in the old city on Rajvithi Road.
If you are looking for something a little more chilled, take the lift up to the rooftop of Maya Mall, located near the popular Nimman area. There are a number of bars up here which play music, often live artists, and you can enjoy a drink and socialise as you view the city from the roof of this massive mall. Drinks are a little more expensive that you would pay in the streets below, but the view can’t be beat. Furama on Huay Kaew Rd is also another great option for rooftop bars in this area.
Other ideas to enjoy at nighttime include; seeing a movie at Maya Mall, go bowling, enjoy a karaoke session, get a massage, go to the Night Safari Zoo or watch a Muay Thai boxing match! Chiang Mai Nightlife really has no end, so get out and about and enjoy this amazing city after dark!