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Gay Bars, Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants in Chiang Mai

To make it easy to find the venues listed go to our Downloads Page to download the Radchada Café quick reference list of gay venues with addresses and directions in Thai, which you can show to your driver. Or you can use our Gay Scene Guide

Chiang Mai Gay bars - Chang Phuak and Santitham area :

The Chang Phuak area in the North West part of the city is the major gay area of Chiang Mai where all of the larger gay venues are located.  All of the places mentioned below are close together within walking distance or a short Tuk Tuk ride.

  1. Bird of Paradise
    Chiang Kian Road
    12 noon - Midnight
    Mobile: 089-0554775

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    All About : Bird of Paradise

    BIRD OF PARADISE IS CLOSED DURING JULY, RE-OPENS 1 August 2015Gay owned restaurant selling Thai food. Mixed crowd.

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : Chiang Kian Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 089-0554775

    On Chiang Kian Road near Chiang Mai university (In front of Flora House Condotel)

  2. Garden Bar (At Lotus Hotel)
    2/25 Viangbua Road
    Open 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Closed Sundays
    Tel: 053-215376  
    www.lotus-hotel.com/garden-bar/
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    All About : Garden Bar (At Lotus Hotel)

    Outdoor beer bar and garden at Lotus hotel frequented by hotel guests and some ex-pats. Convenient meeting place before going to see the show at Adam's Apple Club. Restaurant serves Thai and Western food along with some popular Lebanese dishes from the

    Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : yes

    Style : gay

    Info :

    Address : 2/25 Viangbua Road

    Telephone : 053-215376

    Mobile :

    Off Chottana Road on Viangbua Road adjacent to Lotus Hotel and opposite Adam's Apple Club

  3. Metro Bar
    1/21-22 Viangbua Road
    Open 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
    Tel: 053220380  

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    All About : Metro Bar

    Metro Bar is closed and available for rent

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : yes

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : 1/21-22 Viangbua Road

    Telephone : 053220380

    Mobile :

    Viangbua Road, off Chang Puek Rd (Opposite Garden bar - downstairs from Adams Apple)

  4. R&A Bar
    Santitham Plaza
    6p.m - 12 a.m.
    Mobile: 0813009636

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    All About : R&A Bar

    Small gay owned beer bar in the lively Santitham plaza bar area; mixed clientle. Snacks also available.

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : yes

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : Santitham Plaza

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 0813009636

    Santitham Plaza - Located in the row of bars closest to Santitham Road, 2nd bar on left from the North (Next to Fin Bar)

  5. Sabaidee Santitham
    65 Santitham Road
    Open 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    Mobile: 081 885 1329
    www.sabaidee-santitham.com
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    All About : Sabaidee Santitham

    Restaurant with bar serving Thai food. Tastefully decorated in a modern Lanna style with a large area to sit and eat on the floor above a fish tank.

    Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : 65 Santitham Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 081 885 1329

    Adjacent to Santitham Guest House at junction with Tewan Road and Santitham Road

  6. Soho
    20/3 Huay Kaew Road
    8:AM Until Midnight
    Tel: 053-404175  
    www.sohochiangmai.com
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    recommended venue

    Recommended

    All About : Soho

    Small but popular gay bar, especially with older ex-pats, smart casual atmosphere. Soho has been operating for more than ten years. Also has food available.

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : part

    Parking : no

    Style : gay

    Info :

    Address : 20/3 Huay Kaew Road

    Telephone : 053-404175

    Mobile :

    Opposite Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel

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Gay bars and restaurants in Chiang Moi Area

The Chang Moi area is to the east of the moat and down to the river where the major markets and China Town can be found. Near the moat there are many small lanes with interesting tourist bars and restaurants

  1. Secrets Bar
    Somphet Gold Place, 70/18-19 Chaiyaphum Rd
    6 p.m. - Late
    Mobile: +66.81.531.5566
    www.secretsbarcnx.com
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    recommended venue

    Recommended

    Secrets Bar - Logo

    From the owner:

    Gay Chiang Mai's best-kept Secret

    Having built up its reputation over many years Secrets Bar has a loyal following and is Chiang Mai's most popular gay bar with a good crowd most nights and very busy at weekends. Owner Khun Oh, and his team of good looking and friendly Thai boys are always on hand to ensure that customers enjoy themselves.

    New Location

    Previously located near the Night Bazaar, Secrets Bar moved to a new and smarter location in April 2014. Secrets Bar is now in the heart of downtown Chiang Mai, adjacent to the moat and close to Thapae Gate at Somphet Gold Place Arcade (oposite Somphet Market). This great new setting offers privacy, ease of access and is conveniently located for other tourist nightlife, restaurants and hotels.


    Whether you want to sit and have a chat and a beer with friends, enjoy a cocktail, play pool or meet some of Chiang Mai's most handsome young men, Secrets Bar is the place to be. Secrets has a fully stocked bar and bar snacks are also available.

    All About : Secrets Bar

    Very popular beer bar with pool table, free wi-fi and bar snacks. regular meeting place for older generation gay ex-pats/retirees. Friendly staff and atmosphere with some freelance boys around too.

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : limited

    Style : gay

    Info :

    Address : Somphet Gold Place, 70/18-19 Chaiyaphum Rd

    Telephone :

    Mobile : +66.81.531.5566

    On the outer Moat 400M North of Thapae Gate and opposite Somphet Market. In pedestrian area next to North Wheels Car Rental and behind Jack Van Bar.

  2. CU Bar
    Somphet Gold Place, Chaiyaphum Road
    6 p.m. - Midnight

    www.facebook.com/cubar.chiangmai
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    All About : CU Bar

    NOTE: CU BAR MAY BE CLOSED OFR SOME OR ALL OF JULY 2015. Outdoor beer bar with Freelance Hustlers AYOR clientele mainly for older generation gay ex-pats/retirees.

    Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : limited

    Style : gay

    Info :

    Address : Somphet Gold Place, Chaiyaphum Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile :

    On the outer Moat 400M North of Thapae Gate and opposite Somphet Market. In pedestrian area next to North Wheels Car Rental and behind Jack Van Bar.

Gay bars and restaurants - Nimmanhaeminda:

  1. Anchan Restaurant
    Nimmanheminda Road (Nr Hillside 2 Condo)
    11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Closed Mondays
    Mobile: 083 581 1689
    www.facebook.com/AnchanVegetarianRestaurant/
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    All About : Anchan Restaurant

    Gay owned vegetarian restaurant

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : limited

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : Nimmanheminda Road (Nr Hillside 2 Condo)

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 083 581 1689

    Off Nimanhemenda Road, opposite soi 13 - 2nd floor location

Gay Bars near Loi Kroh Road area of Chiang Mai:

  1. Ice Bar
    Kalae Night Bazaar, Chang Klan Road Chareonphrathet Soi 6
    6 p.m until late

    www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008521057246
    Click for Map

    All About : Ice Bar

    Newly opened beer bar in Kalare Night Bazaar close to Orion Bar

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : Kalae Night Bazaar, Chang Klan Road Chareonphrathet Soi 6

    Telephone :

    Mobile :

    Chareonphrathet Soi 6 to the side of the Kalae Night Bazaar, enter opposite the Indian restaurant Le Spice and Mango Bar is in the second row of kiosks (near Orion Bar).

  2. Orion Bar
    Kalae Night Bazaar, Chang Klan Road Chareonphrathet Soi 6
    evening until late

    www.facebook.com/orion.bar.1
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    All About : Orion Bar

    Small fun Beer Bar with Pool table located in the main tourist Kalae Night Bazaar complex on Changklan Road. (NOT where the other night bazaar bars are/were) Gay owned and has a mixed clientelle with firendly staff

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : Kalae Night Bazaar, Chang Klan Road Chareonphrathet Soi 6

    Telephone :

    Mobile :

    Chareonphrathet Soi 6 to the side of the Kalae Night Bazaar, enter opposite the Indian restaurant Le Spice and Orion Bar is in the second row of kiosks.

  3. Ozeed Bar
    Night Bazaar Building, Thapae Soi 1
    6 p.m - 12 a.m.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ozeed-Bar/35308067154672
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    All About : Ozeed Bar

    Beer bar upstairs inside the Old Night Bazaar Building.

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : Night Bazaar Building, Thapae Soi 1

    Telephone :

    Mobile :

    At the rear of Night Bazaar building on first floor. Go up the stairs from Thapae Soi 1, Left Hand Side.

    18.7856412,98.9997991

  1. Marina Bar
    Muay Thai complex Loi Kroh Road
    Open 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.


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    All About : Marina Bar

    Bar run by some of Thailand's craziest and most fun loving lady boys (Kathoey), including their pet python. Mixed crowd - seems a lot of straight men like are fascinated by Thailand's third sex!

    Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : Muay Thai complex Loi Kroh Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile :

    located in the Loi Kroh Thai Boxing/bar complex - opposite the ring

Gay Bars and Restaurants in the old city:

  1. Casa Diverso
    184/1 Rachamankha Rd
    17:30-22:00
    Mobile: 084 174 0699
    www.facebook.com/pages/Casa-Diverso/273920516091253
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    All About : Casa Diverso

    Gay owned restaurant offering Italian and Mediterranean food as well as a Thai Menu. Smart premises with modern design and good service - mixed clientele.

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : yes

    Parking : yes

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : 184/1 Rachamankha Rd

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 084 174 0699

    Inside the old city just off the western moat on Rachamankha Rd. Rachamanka is one way so turn off the moat (Arak Rd) and Casa Diverso is on the left after approx 50M opposite Wat Maethang

  2. Ginger & Kafe
    Ginger & Kafe, 199 Moonmuang Road,
    11.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
    Tel: 053-419011-13  
    www.thehousethailand.com
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    All About : Ginger & Kafe

    Up market Kitch styled restaurant with big sofas and comfortable furnishings. Fusion food. Mixed clientle but popular with the more sophisticated gay crowd.

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : part

    Parking : yes

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : Ginger & Kafe, 199 Moonmuang Road,

    Telephone : 053-419011-13

    Mobile :

    Inside the moat before Sriphum corner

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Chiang Mai Gay Bars that have closed Down:

The following venues often get mentioned on out of date websites and have gone completely or are currently closed:

  1. 2 Style

    All About : 2 Style

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  2. Bar 66

    All About : Bar 66

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  3. Chameleon

    All About : Chameleon

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  4. Cheerleaders

    All About : Cheerleaders

    Gay owned gay friendly bar run by Toi and Jen(formerly MTV bar)

    Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info : a

  5. Chez Nous

    All About : Chez Nous

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  6. Chiang Mai Coffee Stop

    All About : Chiang Mai Coffee Stop

    Gay owned coffee shop with food and drinks

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : part

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

  7. Chicago Bar

    All About : Chicago Bar

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  8. Club Grooves

    All About : Club Grooves

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  9. Club9

    All About : Club9

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  10. Cosmos Café

    All About : Cosmos Café

    New gay friendly outdoor wine and cocktail bar opposite Glass Onion.

    Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : yes

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

  11. Cream Bar

    All About : Cream Bar

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  12. Cruise bar

    All About : Cruise bar

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  13. Cupid Bar

    All About : Cupid Bar

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  14. DD Club

    All About : DD Club

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  15. Dragon King

    All About : Dragon King

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  16. DT's at Night Bazaar

    All About : DT's at Night Bazaar

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  17. Escape

    All About : Escape

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  18. Fan Club

    All About : Fan Club

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  19. Fit Bar

    All About : Fit Bar

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  20. Friends Bar

    All About : Friends Bar

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  21. Friendship Bar

    All About : Friendship Bar

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  22. Glass Onion

    All About : Glass Onion

    Sophisticated wine bar popular with gays

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : part

    Parking : yes

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

  23. Hot Boy

    All About : Hot Boy

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  24. Inspire Club

    All About : Inspire Club

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  25. Jackpot Bar

    All About : Jackpot Bar

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  26. Jungle Juice

    All About : Jungle Juice

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  27. Kudos Bar

    All About : Kudos Bar

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  28. La Vie en Rose

    All About : La Vie en Rose

    Brand new trendy bar by Krit. Excellent Northern Thai food too!

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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    Info : a

  29. LaLa Bar

    All About : LaLa Bar

    Local bar in Santitham Plaza Complex with an indoor bar and outdoor seating areas.?Popular with students and the younger Thai crowd.

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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    Info : a

  30. Lanna Corner

    All About : Lanna Corner

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  31. Lavender Sky

    All About : Lavender Sky

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  32. M2M Bar

    All About : M2M Bar

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  33. Memory By Doi Boy

    All About : Memory By Doi Boy

    Beer bar with Hosts - run by some sweet guys from the former Doi Boy.

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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    Info : a

  34. MTVee Bar

    All About : MTVee Bar

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  35. Munro's Showbar

    All About : Munro's Showbar

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  36. Paradise Bar

    All About : Paradise Bar

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  37. Post Club

    All About : Post Club

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  38. Radchada Garden Café

    All About : Radchada Garden Café

    CLOSED from June 2015 will open a new venue in Phayao province. Boutique Cafe serving coffee and cafe food, Pizza and pasta with full bar service available. A beautiful teakwood mansion set in lush tropical garden setting in a peaceful location in Santi

    Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : yes

    Style : gay

    Info :

  39. RAM Bar

    All About : RAM Bar

    Fun and friendly gay bar with both in door and outdoor areas. The very hospitable staff make Ram Bar a popular drinking place for older ex-pats and foreign visitors alike. Located on the river in front of River House massage.

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : part

    Parking : limited

    Style : gay

    Info : Thai food available to order from nearby restaurant

  40. Simon Cabaret

    All About : Simon Cabaret

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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  41. So Be It

    All About : So Be It

    Restaurant serving Thai food and bar

    Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : limited

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

  42. Soul Bar

    All About : Soul Bar

    Local style club with bar and restaurant owned by the affable Ajarn Candy?. Popular with students and open late.

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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    Info : a

  43. Soupasteak

    All About : Soupasteak

    Gay owned restaurant with mixed/straight clientele. Mediterranean food concept with several influences

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : yes

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

  44. Spirit House

    All About : Spirit House

    Bar and restaurant serving Western and Thai food also sells antiques. As well as the baroquese interior bar and shop areas Spirit House has a beautiful lanna style garden around an acient Chedi with separate pagodas for private out door dining

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : no

    Style : gay

    Info :

  45. The Wine Shoppe

    All About : The Wine Shoppe

    A wine shop with a good selection of various imported wines. You can buy to take out but they also have an area where you can enjoy your purchases on the premises. Order three bottles or more and they will deliver free within Chiang Mai

    Indoor/Outdoor : indoor

    Air-conditioned : yes

    Parking : yes

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

  46. X-Change Club

    All About : X-Change Club

    X-Change Club. A new club for new generation .Bar open every day from 7 pm. till late with non stop dance music..

    Indoor/Outdoor : indoor

    Air-conditioned : yes

    Parking : limited

    Style : gay

    Info :

  47. Yokka Dok

    All About : Yokka Dok

    Gay owned Bar, Restaurant and Guest house with Cocktails, Thai food and budget rooms available too. Mixed crowd with many tourists and backpackers as well as some gay.

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

  48. Yum Boi Boi

    All About : Yum Boi Boi

    Indoor/Outdoor : -

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