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.

  1. Radchada Garden Café
    15 Taewarit Road
    10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Closed Tuesdays
    Tel: 053-219524   Mobile: 0892183004
    www.radchada-cafe.com
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    Recommended

    From the owner:

    Come and enjoy great coffee, tea, drinks, snacks, pizza and light meals in our boutique garden café, bar and coffee shop. Radchada Garden Café is situated at a beautiful Lanna style teak wood mansion, within tranquil surroundings in the North West suburbs of Chiang Mai city, Northern Thailand

    A selection of quality international delights includes an Italian food menu with pizza, pasta dishes, and other Italian main courses. The café menu includes burgers, snacks, various sandwiches, and Thai specialities as well as a selection of all-day breakfast options. To complement the standard fare, different special dishes are offered daily. Radchada Café's speciality is Pizza delicious thin crust Italian style Pizza.

    The ambience is ideal to relax over a morning coffee and read the newspaper, chat with friends over a light lunch, or sit in a secluded corner to conclude a business deal. The omnipresence of the teak wood palace, with its intricately carved beams and gables

    All About : Radchada Garden Café

    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 Santitham with very easy access from the superhighway.

    Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : yes

    Style : gay

    Info :

    Address : 15 Taewarit Road

    Telephone : 053-219524

    Mobile : 0892183004

    A beautiful old Lanna Style teakwood mansion in Santitham 200m off the Superhighway. Taewarit Road is second left off Superhighway after Jet Yod intersection. Radchada is behind the Pangsawan Hotel.

  2. Sabbai Dee
    65 Santitham Road
    Open 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    Mobile: 081 885 1329
    www.sabaidee-santitham.com/
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    From the owner:

    We started with a renovated older Thai house and built a lovely compound with decorative art, waterfalls and garden features to make a distinctive relaxing environment ... a respite from the busyness of travel and the world outside our gates. Find out why our highly rated establishments have flourished over the past 15 yeas. Stay with us and eat with us. You will not forget it! Come experience amazing Thailand in the style and craftsmanship of Old World design but with the grace and elegance of New World amenities and services.

    On the Santitham Road, visit and discover again the "San-ti-tham" (peaceful village) experience..designed by artists with people in mind!

    All About : Sabbai Dee

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

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

    From the owner:

    Soho Bar and Guesthouse, located at 20/3 Huay Kaew Road, Chiangmai Thailand

    Website: www.sohochiangmai.com Telephone: 053404174

    Gay owned and operated. Soho Bar is one of the oldest operating Gay bars in Chiangmai with 10 years of love and laughter. Soho Bar and guesthouse is friendly and cozy with no hassles or hustlers. Centrally located in the gay area of Chang Phuak.

    Open from 8:AM Until Midnight. 7 days a week

    All About : Soho

    Small but popular gay bar, especially with older ex-pats, smart casual atmosphere. Under new management since 1 August 2011. Also has a few Guest House rooms 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

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

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    All About : Bird of Paradise

    Gay 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)

  5. Garden Bar (At Lotus Hotel)
    2/25 Viangbua Road
    Open 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.
    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 popular with expats and Tai Yai boys. 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 owners home country.

    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


  1. Metro Bar
    1/21-22 Viangbua Road
    Open 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    Tel: 053220380  

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    All About : Metro Bar

    Upmarket Lounge bar. Fully air-conditioned lounge in hot season but fully open with outdoor seating most of the year. Live music and Karaoke, mixed crowd.

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : yes

    Parking : no

    Style : mixed

    Info :

    Address : 1/21-22 Viangbua Road

    Telephone : 053220380

    Mobile :

    Chotana Rd (Opposite Garden bar - downstairs from Adams Apple)

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

Gay venues in other areas near Chang Puek:

  1. RAM Bar
    14/1 Wangsingkham Rd T.Changmoi
    5p.m - 12 a.m.
    Mobile: 0845012224
    www.rambarchiangmai.com
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    From the owner:

    Ram Bar is one of the friendliest places to socialise and meet people in Chiang Mai. Run by the handsome Mr Wat, and assisted by several gorgeous and hospitable staff, you are always assured of a fantastic welcome.

    The outdoor bar and seating area is a great place to enjoy conversation, drinks and cocktails including a varied selection of wines. Or you can relax in more intimate style in the cool air conditioned lounge, which is fully glazed to give a feeling of spaciousness.

    The clientele are predominantly foreign ex-pats and visitors, but with some Thai customers too, which produces a fun mix. The bubbly staff are fabulous and create a lively atmosphere, yet the background music is never so loud as to impede conversation.

    Ram Bar is next to River House Massage where you can enjoy a relaxing hour or two, before a drink. Or, if you feel hungry the staff will be happy to arrange Thai Food to order from a local Thai restaurant.

    You will always feel welcome at Ram Bar.

    All About : RAM Bar

    Small fun gay bar on the river in front of River House massage with both in door and outdoor areas. The very friendly staff make this place a popular drinking place for older ex-pats and foreign visitors.

    Indoor/Outdoor : both

    Air-conditioned : part

    Parking : limited

    Style : gay

    Info : Thai food available to order from nearby restaurant

    Address : 14/1 Wangsingkham Rd T.Changmoi

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 0845012224

    In front of River House Massage on the river road just north of Kad Muang Mai - the main vegetable market area

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

  2. Chiang Mai Coffee Stop
    203/12 203/12 Huai Kaeo Road
    Unknown
    Mobile: 093-2957714
    http://www.chiang-mai-coffee.com/
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    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 :

    Address : 203/12 203/12 Huai Kaeo Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 093-2957714

    Huay Kaew Road Opposite Harbour Mall


  1. The Edge
    14/1 Wangsinkham Rd, T Chiangmoi,

    Mobile: 081 861 9033
    www.theedgechiangmai.com
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    All About : The Edge

    Riverside Restaurant attached to the River House Massage parlour. Contemporary British Food.

    Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor

    Air-conditioned : no

    Parking : no

    Style : gay owned/mixed

    Info :

    Address : 14/1 Wangsinkham Rd, T Chiangmoi,

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 081 861 9033

    Behind Ram Bar and River House Massage

Gay Bars near Thapae Gate and Loi Kroh Road 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,

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

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

    Outdoor Beer bar with Freelance Hustlers AYOR regular meeting place for older generation gay ex-pats/retirees. Friendly staff

    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.

  2. 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

  3. Secrets Bar
    Somphet Gold Place, Chaiyaphum Road
    6 p.m. - Midnight


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    All About : Secrets Bar

    Outdoor Beer bar with Freelance Hustlers AYOR regular meeting place for older generation gay ex-pats/retirees. Friendly staff

    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.

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

    https://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.

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
  • Simon Cabaret
  • Soul Bar
  • X-Change Club
  • Yokka Dok
  • Yum Boi Boi
RAM BarBPB Property
House of Male
Adams Apple ClubSoho
Sabbai DeeBon Tong productions
Club one SevenMansfield Residence
Santitham Guest HouseRadchada Garden Café