Chiang Mai Gay Bars & Clubs

Chiang Mai has a vibrant and colourful gay nightlife that includes bars & restaurants, dance clubs and go-go/host bars catering for both locals, expats and visitors.

bars & restaurants

Secrets Bar Chiang Mai

Secrets Bar

Somphet Gold Place, 70/18-19 Chaiyaphum Road, Chiang Mai | map

| website | facebook | +66 81 531 5566 |

Weekday opening times: 17:30 - 02:00

Weekend opening times: 17:30 - 02:00

Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 6 votes - Click to vote

Popular cocktail bar with pool tables.  Secrets Bar attracts both gay expats and visitors, with plenty of local guys on hand to ensure a warm welcome.

Serves a full range of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails.   Free WiFi available.

Features: bar, music, free wi-fi (酒吧, 音乐, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 04-05-2015

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Garden Bar Chiang Mai

Garden Bar @ Lotus Hotel

2/25 Viangbua Road, Chang Puak, Bangkok | map

| website | +66 53 215 376 |

Weekday opening times: 19:00 - late

Weekend opening times: 19:00 - late

Audience Rating: 3.9 stars from 7 votes - Click to vote

One of the longest-running gay bars in Chiang Mai.  The bar is popular with both Thais, expats and visitors.  Offers reasonably priced drinks and selection of food.

Located in the gardens of the Lotus Hotel.  Open 7pm until late.

Features: bar, music, cafe, restaurant (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆, 餐厅) | Updated: 04-05-2015

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Ginger Kafe Chiang Mai

Ginger & Kafe @ The House

199 Moon Muang Road, Chiang Mai | map

| website | facebook | +66 53 419 011 |

Weekday opening times: 10:00 - 23:00

Weekend opening times: 10:00 - 23:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 4 votes - Click to vote

A lovely old-style house that has been converted into an arty but stylish restaurant and shop, selling antiques and quirky home decor.

The gay owners deliver good Asian fusion food and also run the equally good Ginger & Kafe Bistro next door.

Features: cafe, restaurant, shop (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子) | Updated: 04-05-2015

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Casa Diverso restaurant gay Chiang Mai

Casa Diverso

184/1 Rachamankha Road, Chiang Mai | map

| facebook | +66 84 174 0699 |

Weekday opening times: 19:30 - 24:00

Weekend opening times: 19:30 - 24:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Gay-owned restaurant that has become quite popular since is opening in 2014.

Casa Diverso serves Thai, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine as well as tapas for dinner.  There is a good selection of wine, drinks and daily specials.

Excellent food and service.  Reasonable prices.

Located in the Old Town area on Rachamankha Road (opposite Wat Maethang).

Features: bar, restaurant (酒吧, 餐厅) | Updated: 06-12-2015

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Ratchada Garden Cafe Chiang Mai

Radchada Café

15 Thewarit Road, Santitham, Chiang Mai | map

| website | facebook | +66 53 219 524 |

Weekday opening times: 10:00 - 22.00 (closed Tuesdays)

Weekend opening times: 10:00 - 22.00

Audience Rating: 4.2 stars from 5 votes - Click to vote

The gay-owned Radchada Café serves a choice of coffee, tea, drinks and bistro-style food in a quiet garden setting. The food menu includes soups, salads, pastas and other signature dishes.

A great place to relax and chill out.  The café also offers a full bar with beer, wine, spirits and cocktails.  Happy hour every evening, from 5pm-7pm.

Located in a traditional Lanna-style teak mansion, near the shops on Nimmanhaemin Road.

Features: bar, cafe (酒吧, 咖啡馆) | Updated: 04-12-2015

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Soho Bar Chiang Mai

Soho Bar

20/3 Huay Kaew Road, Chiang Mai | map

| +66 53 404 175 |

Weekday opening times: 12:00 - 00:30, full bar from 17:00

Weekend opening times: 12:00 - 00:30, full bar from 17:00

Audience Rating: 4.5 stars from 4 votes - Click to vote

The gay-owned and -managed Soho Bar belongs to Soho Guesthouse, located near the Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex and the trendy Nimmanhaemin neighbourhood.

The café service is open from noon (excluding Sundays), and a full bar operates from 5pm.

Features: bar, music, cafe, free wi-fi (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 06-12-2015

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Chiang Mai Coffee Shop

Chiang Mai Coffee Stop

203/12 Huey Kaew Road, Chiang Mai | map

| +66 83 525 3035 |

Weekday opening times: 07:30 - late

Weekend opening times: 07:30 - late

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Very gay-friendly café/bar that welcomes everyone.  Coffee Stop Chiangmai has 4 separate eating/drinking areas with air-conditioned bar and lounge as well as covered patio seating.

Owners Lindsay and Nong offer great customer service and great coffee to match.

Lcated opposite the new Harbour Shopping Center and just down from the Chiangmai Hill Hotel.  Open daily from 7:30am until late.

Features: bar, cafe (酒吧, 咖啡馆) | Updated: 04-05-2015

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Kampangmuang Gallery

119 Kampangdin Road, Chiang Mai | map

Audience Rating: 3.8 stars from 4 votes - Click to vote

Part art gallery, part cocktail bar.  Located on Kampangdin Road close to The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel.  Food available.

Features: bar (酒吧) | Updated: 04-05-2015

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dance clubs

G-Star Vintage Chiang Mai

G-Star Vintage

Chottana Road, Chang Puek, Chiang Mai | map

| website | facebook | +66 84 119 5558 |

Weekday opening times: 20:00 - 05:00

Weekend opening times: 20:00 - 05:00

Audience Rating: 3.9 stars from 10 votes - Click to vote

Popular gay dance bar under the same management as  G-Star Pavilion Pub in Bangkok.  G-Star Vintage features male go-go dancers and stage shows.

Popular with the local crowd.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 04-05-2015

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See Man Pub Chiang Mai

See Man Pub

Canal Road (near intersection with Huay Kaew Road), Chiang Mai | map

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Weekday opening times: 21:00 - late

Weekend opening times: 21:00 - late

Audience Rating: 4.4 stars from 5 votes - Click to vote

The biggest gay nightclub in Chiang Mai.  See Man Pub features live music, shows and Coyote boys.  The crowd is mostly Thais, but foreigners are welcome.

Located opposite Khum Phucome Hotel.  Open nightly from 9pm.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 04-05-2015

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Warm Up Cafe Chiang Mai

Warm Up Café

40 Nimmarnhaemin Road, Chiang Mai | map

| facebook | +66 53 400 677 |

Weekday opening times: 18:00 - 02:00

Weekend opening times: 18:00 - 02:00

Audience Rating: 3.5 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Long-running, popular bar and entertainment venue for the mixed crowd and many students.  Warm Up has been in business for 15 years.  Upbeat music and friendly atmosphere.

Open nightly, 6pm-2am.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 04-05-2015

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go-go bars / host bars

Free Guy Club Chiang Mai

Free Guy Club

181/40-41 Changpuak Road, Chiang Mai | map

| website | facebook | +66 53 212 805, +66 85 863 0543 |

Weekday opening times: 20:30 - 01:00

Weekend opening times: 20:30 - 01:00

Audience Rating: 2.8 stars from 8 votes - Click to vote

Friendly host bar with nightly shows at 10pm .  Free Guy also offers massages.  The bar is open from 8:30pm to 1am.  There’s also karaoke.

Located in a cul de sac off Changpuak Road, between Mercure Chiang Mai Hotel and Lotus Hotel.

Features: bar, music, karaoke, massage (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 按摩) | Updated: 06-12-2015

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New My Way bar Chiang Mai 0

New My Way

3/5-6 Hatsadee Sewee Road Soi 3, Chiang Mai | map

| facebook | +66 53 404 361 |

Weekday opening times: 20:00 - 01:00

Weekend opening times: 20:00 - 01:00

Audience Rating: 2.6 stars from 7 votes - Click to vote

Bar with hosts and cabaret/go-go shows nightly at 10pm.  Open 8pm-1am.

Features: bar, music, cabaret show (酒吧, 音乐, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 04-05-2015

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The New Relax Karaoke Chiang Mai

The New Relax Karaoke

92-3 Chiang Mai-Lampang Road, Chiang Mai | map

| facebook | +66 82 622 8175 |

Weekday opening times: 21:00 - 06:00

Weekend opening times: 21:00 - 06:00

Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

The New Relax gay karaoke bar opened for business in September 2014.  VIP rooms available.  Also serves a menu of Thai food.

Located along Chiang Mai-Lampang highway, near Chet Yot temple.

Features: bar, music, karaoke, restaurant (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 餐厅) | Updated: 04-05-2015

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Metro Bar Chiang Mai

Metro Bar & Café – reported CLOSED

1/21-22 Wiengbua Road, Chiang Mai | map

| +66 53 220 380 |

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

CLOSED.   Sophisticated, fully air-conditioned lounge bar that is great for either pre- or post-dinner drinks.  Great menu of reasonably priced Western comfort food including an all-day bacon and egg breakfast.

Metro Bar is located downstairs from Adam’s Apple.  Mixed customers.

Features: bar, music, cafe (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆) | Updated: 06-12-2015

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Ram Bar Chiang Mai

Ram Bar – reported closed

14/1 Wat Singkam, Chiang Mai | map

| website | facebook | +66 85 034 5607 |

Weekday opening times: 18:00 - 24:00

Weekend opening times: 18:00 - 24:00

Audience Rating: 3.5 stars from 4 votes - Click to vote

Chill-out gay bar beside the Ping River, with an air-conditioned lounge and outdoor seating.  Ram Bar serves a wide choice of cocktails, spirits and beers.  Food can be ordered from 6pm-11pm.

Open daily until midnight.  Free WiFi available. Reported as currently closed and possibly due to reopen in a new location soon

Features: bar, music, cafe, free wi-fi (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 06-16-2015

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