Chiang Mai Gay Bars and Restaurants

Gay Bars, Pubs, Cafés and restaurants in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a laid back city with a small, relaxed western style gay scene catering largely to foreign ex-pats, visitors and their Thai friends. For more details read our overview of Chiang Mai Gay Scene.

This page lists some of the places where gays go to socialise, eat and drink. Given the nature of Chiang Mai, many of the venues are outdoors, though some also have air conditioned spaces. The atmosphere is quite casual in all the gay owned venues. Bars and restaurants listed here typically open until midnight, for late night clubs, discos and karaoke bars check out our Clubs and Discos listing

Party at Radchada Garden Cafe

Ex-pats socialising – a typical Bar Scene in Chiang Mai at Radchada Café

Chiang Mai also has a commercial gay scene comprising go-go and host bars where you can meet gay for pay guys. These venues are listed on our gay go-go bars page

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 Guide Map.

Chiang Mai Gay bars – Chang Phuak and Santitham area :

The Chang Phuak area in the North West part of the city is the area of Chiang Mai where most gay businesses and bars are located including all the gay go-go and karaoke bars.  It is also where nearly all the gay accommodation in Chiang Mai is located and is close to the Nimmanhaeminda Road area where the big night clubs are. All of the places mentioned below are close together within walking distance or a short Tuk Tuk ride.

The Santitham area also has plenty of Coffee Shops that, although not specifically gay, are great places to relax for an hour or two if you are in the area. Check out our article on Coffee Shops in Santitham

  • Bird of Paradise

    Venue is restaurant Venue is bar

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

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : 12 noon - Midnight

    Map Title

    Address : Chiang Kian Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 089-0554775

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

  • Garden Bar (At Lotus Hotel)

    Venue is bar Venue is restaurant

    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. Closed Sundays

    • Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : yes
    • Style : gay
    • Hours : Open 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Closed Sundays

    Map Title

    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

  • Metro Bar

    Venue is bar Venue is restaurant

    Metro Bar is closed and available for rent

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : yes
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : Open 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
    • Metro Bar
    • 1/21-22 Viangbua Road, chang puek, chiang mai, Thailand
    • 053220380 
    • 18.80539398.984177
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    Map Title

    Address : 1/21-22 Viangbua Road

    Telephone : 053220380

    Mobile :

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

  • R&A Bar

    Venue is bar

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

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : yes
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : 6p.m - 12 a.m.
    • R&A Bar
    • Santitham Plaza, chang puek, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  0813009636
    • 18.80458498.977165
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    Map Title

    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)

  • Sabaidee Santitham

    Venue is restaurant Venue is bar

    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
    • Hours : Open 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.

    Map Title

    Address : 65 Santitham Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 081 885 1329

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

  • Soho

    Venue is bar Venue is restaurant
    Recommended - Friend of Radchada

    Recommended

    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
    • Hours : 8:AM Until Midnight
    • Soho
    • 20/3 Huay Kaew Road, chang puek, chiang mai, Thailand
    • 053-404175 
    • 18.79767298.974869
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    Map Title

    Address : 20/3 Huay Kaew Road

    Telephone : 053-404175

    Mobile :

    Opposite Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel


Gay bars and restaurants in Chang Moi area

Chang Moi is the the area east of the moat extending down to the river. It contains an interest mixture of smaller tourist places, China Town and two of Chiang Mai’s major markets, Worawot and Muang Mai. It is also home to the city’s municipality building and the American Consulate, both of which overlook the river and the “white chedi”

  • CU Bar

    Venue is bar Venue is host

    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
    • Hours : 6 p.m. - Midnight
    • CU Bar
    • Somphet Gold Place, Chaiyaphum Road, chang moi, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  
    • 18.79128898.994136
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    Map Title

    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 near Thapae Gate, Loi Kroh Road and the Night Bazaar area:

The area around the Thapae Gate, Thapae Road and Loi Kroh Road is the main tourist area in Chiang Mai. There are a few bars and restaurants located here which are perhaps more aimed at the tourist market than venues elsewhere in town,

  • Outdoor bar in a rustic garden style with Art displays by the gay owner/artist. Food also available

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : limited
    • Style : gay
    • Hours : Open 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.

    Map Title

    Address : 119 Kampangdin Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 0848-034265

    Opposite Entrance to Beer Garden of Imperial Mae Ping Hotel

  • Marina Bar

    Venue is 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
    • Hours : Open 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    • Marina Bar
    • Muay Thai complex Loi Kroh Road, thaphae/loi Kroh, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  
    • 18.78342198.997719
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    Map Title

    Address : Muay Thai complex Loi Kroh Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile :

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

  • Ice Bar

    Venue is 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
    • Hours : 6 p.m until late
    • Ice Bar
    • Kalae Night Bazaar, Chang Klan Road Chareonphrathet Soi 6, night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  
    • 18.784748899.0011420
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    Map Title

    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).

  • Orion Bar

    Venue is 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
    • Hours : evening until late
    • Orion Bar
    • Kalae Night Bazaar, Chang Klan Road Chareonphrathet Soi 6, night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  
    • 18.784748899.0011423
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    Map Title

    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.

  • Ozeed Bar

    Venue is bar

    Beer bar upstairs inside the Old Night Bazaar Building.

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : 6 p.m - 12 a.m.
    • Ozeed Bar
    • Night Bazaar Building, Thapae Soi 1, night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  
    • 18.785641298.9997991
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    Map Title

    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

  • RAM Bar

    Venue is bar
    Recommended - Friend of Radchada

    Recommended

    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. Now re-opened in new location near Night Bazaar

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : limited
    • Style : gay
    • Hours : 6p.m - 12 a.m.
    • RAM Bar
    • 48 Charoenprathet Soi 6, night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  0850345607
    • 18.78488999.002865
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    Map Title

    Address : 48 Charoenprathet Soi 6

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 0850345607

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Gay Bars and restaurants in Old City:

The area inside the moat is called the Old City, there are some nice restaurants here.

  • Casa Diverso

    Venue is restaurant

    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
    • Hours : 17:30-22:00

    Map Title

    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

  • Ginger & Kafe

    Venue is restaurant

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

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : part
    • Parking : yes
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : 11.00 am. - 11.00 pm.

    Map Title

    Address : Ginger & Kafe, 199 Moonmuang Road,

    Telephone : 053-419011-13

    Mobile :

    Inside the moat before Sriphum corner

Gay bars and restaurants in Nimmanhaeminda Area

The Nimmanhaeminda Road area of Chiang Mai is where all the trendy chic nightlife is located. The area is packed with bars, coffees shops, restaurants, cafés and most of the big night clubs.. Suprisingly there are no specifically gay venues here, though gay people can bee seen everywhere. The following places listed are gay owned.


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:

  • 2 Style
  • Bar 66
  • Chameleon
  • Cheerleaders
  • Chez Nous
  • Chicago Bar
  • Club Grooves
  • Club9
  • Cosmos Café
  • Cream Bar
  • Cruise bar
  • Cupid Bar
  • DD Club
  • Dragon King
  • DT's at Night Bazaar
  • Escape
  • Fan Club
  • Fit Bar
  • Friends Bar
  • Friendship Bar
  • Glass Onion
  • Hot Boy
  • Inspire Club
  • Jackpot Bar
  • Jungle Juice
  • Kudos Bar
  • La Vie en Rose
  • LaLa Bar
  • Lanna Corner
  • M2M Bar
  • Memory By Doi Boy
  • MTVee Bar
  • Munro's Showbar
  • Paradise Bar
  • Post Club
  • Secrets Bar
  • Simon Cabaret
  • Soul Bar
  • X-Change Club
  • Yokka Dok
  • Yum Boi Boi
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