Chiang Mai Bars

Top 5 Bars In Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a great city filled with history and culture, but it is also a great choice for those who want to relax and have a drink in the evening, as here you will find tens of bars, pubs and clubs that meet your needs. The Old Town is full of tourists and bars that have something for everybody. Do you want a lounge with pleasant music where you can sip a Margarita, or perhaps you want to have an ice-cold beer and watch live sports with your friends? Here are the top 5 most popular Chiang Mai Bars:

1. The Writers’ Club And Wine Bar

Like the name suggests, this is a pleasant wine bar that is very popular amongst local artists and writers, especially during the weekend. If you want to try the extensive wine selection at the bar or to taste some local delicacies, then the Writers’ Club And Wine Bar is certainly a great choice – besides, it is also located very conveniently on the Sunday Walking Street. With an experience of over 10 years in the field, the bar is a common meeting place for journalists, writers and tourists, and the house wines have reasonable prices as well.

2. The Red Lion

The Red Lion is perfect if you want to see live sports and have a drink with your friends, as this is one of the oldest bars in the city of Chiang Mai (it has been around for over 15 years). It is popular amongst businesspeople, tourists and locals, it has air conditioning and an outstanding outdoor terrace that is perfect for warm summer evenings. Free Wi-Fi Internet is available as well and various live sports are shown during the weekend days – those who love football, rugby or Formula 1 can meet here and support their favorite team!

3. The Olde Bell

The Olde Bell is a British pub/bar in Chiang Mai, located on the Roi Kroh Road. If you are British and you visit Thailand and you suddenly get homesick, then you can come to the Olde Bell and have a delicious ale or some cider along with a delicious British breakfast in no time. Affordable, stylish and with a pleasant ambiance, the Olde Bell is a popular choice for many tourists and locals alike. Besides, the bar is very quiet as well, so it is the perfect way to spend a chill afternoon.

(This one is closed, but I saw on a road a sign, maybe it’s relocated?), please use comments below !

4. The Number 1 Bar

Open every day from 12 PM to 2 AM, the Number 1 bar is considered to be one of the most popular and friendliest bars in town – this is why it is a common choice for single men and expats who want to meet girls. Unlike other bars, the Number 1 bar is pleasant and discrete, the music is good and it is somehow a café-bistro type of bar. With a beautiful outlet alongside the river, the bar has been around for many years and it serves a variety of drinks.

5. The Silapa Thai Lounge And Bar

If you are looking for a pleasant and relaxing Chiang Mai bars and lounges, then you should certainly put Silapa Thai on your list. This is a popular lounge and entertainment venue in Chiang Mai where you can have delicious, unique drinks and quality Thai Food. No matter if you want a snack or you want to serve full dinner, the Silapa Thai will surely rise to your expectations!

Chiang mai bars

Chiang mai bars, Bus Bar Chiang Mai Thailand—AG Gilmore (Flickr.com)

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How To Travel To Chiang Mai

How To reach and travel To Chiang Mai

When it comes to traveling to Chiang Mai, there are basically three options: by plane, by bus and by train. The CNX (Chiang Mai International Airport) deals with both international and domestic flights. Here you will find more information on how to travel to Chiang Mai

Traveling By Plane

People from the largest cities of Asia come to Chiang Mai on a regular basis, and flying seems to be the most convenient choice. From Bangkok to Chiang Mai people travel by plane – as a matter of fact, this route is one of the busiest ones for the Thai Airways. Air Asia is another Asian airline that transports passengers from Bangkok to Chiang Mai at highly affordable prices (little over 1,500 baht, adding the fees for seat reservation and luggage). However, if you book your flight several weeks in advance, it can be even cheaper.

Speaking of domestic flights, the Bangkok Airways are also a popular choice in terms of air travel, and this is a great choice for those who want to travel on a budget. Other options that link Chiang Mai to the city of Bangkok include Nok Air or the Thai Airways mentioned above, the latter being one of the most expensive options. However, the Thai Airways also link Phuket to Chiang Mai.

On the other hand, there are international flights that link major cities from Asia to Chiang Mai. For instance, the Air Asia links Kuala Lumpur to Chiang Mai, while the Cathay Pacific is a great choice for those who live in Hong Kong and want to get to Chiang Mai. China Airlines connect Taipei to Chiang Mai while the Korean Airlines have weekly flights from Seoul to this Thai city.

The Chiang Mai airport is conveniently located close to the city center (a couple of kilometers away) and foreigners can choose cost-effective airport transfers – they can either choose buses that take them from the airport to the city center for a very low sum, or they can opt for an airport taxi that cost a bit more but they are faster and can bring you from the airport to Chiang Mai in 10 minutes.

 

Traveling By Bus

If you want to know how to travel to Chiang Mai without spending 1,500-2,000 baht on flights, then you should know that traveling by bus is another possibility. Basically, there are two major bus stations in Chiang Mai, and people come here mainly from Bangkok (from the Northern Bus Terminal). The journey is more cost-effective compared to traveling by plane, as it can cost 10 times less but it lasts around 12 hours. There are 1st class buses or VIP buses that take people from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. After reaching the bus station, tourists usually share a ride to town to save more money.

Traveling By Train

When it comes to reaching Chiang Mai by train, it must be mentioned that there are two types of services that connect Bangkok to Chiang Mai: there is the daytime train that leaves early in the morning and reaches the destination in more than 12 hours time, and there is the overnight train where travelers can opt for first-class compartments or second-class beds. There are around three or four trains that leave Bangkok daily to go to the city of Chiang Mai. Booking can be hazardous as it’s often full. For the French here is a web site offering previous train reservation.

How to Travel To Chiang Mai

Travel chiang mai, Chiang Mai\’s train—lusikkolbaskin (Flickr.com)

 

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