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.

Gay Bars in Chiang Mai Night Bazaar area: Gay Soi 6

The area on either side of Chang Klan road, from Thapae Road is the Night Bazaar. The main night bazaar with its street stalls extends along Chang Klan Road. Gay bars can be found in the kalae Night Bazaar complex, the old Night Bazaar building and along Chareon Prathet Soi 6, Chiang Mai’s new gay Soi.

Chiang Mai Gay Soi 6 - Bar location Map February 2017

Map of bars at Chiang Mai’s Night Bazaar and gay soi 6

  • RAM Bar

    Venue is bar
    Recommended - Friend of Radchada

    Recommended

    Fun and friendly gay show bar with a smart modern design and stage for its popular nightly cabaret show (Except Sunday). The very hospitable staff make Ram Bar a popular drinking place for older ex-pats and foreign visitors alike. Located on gay Soi 6.

    • 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
    • Click for Map

    From the owner:

    Chiang Mai's friendliest show bar

    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.

    Ram Bar has its popular cabaret show every Monday to Saturday night starting at 10 p.m. It’s a Free show every night and it can fill our bar very quickly, so come early.

    Ram bar is located close to the night bazaar and other gay bars on Soi 6. The new bar, since 2015, was designed and built from scratch. It features, a trendy design, smart bar, comfortable seating and a stage for our cabaret shows. The bar is a great place to enjoy conversation, drinks and cocktails including a varied selection of wines. On Sunday we have our Quiet Night, when the music is low and you can relax and prepare for the week ahead.

    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 at the end of Chareon Prathet Soi 6, at the intersection with Chareon Prathet Rd and close to the Porn Ping Tower

    You will always feel welcome at Ram Bar.

    Map Title

    Address : 48 Charoenprathet Soi 6

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 0850345607

    บ้านเลขที่48 ถ.เจริญประเทศ ซ.6 ต.ช้างคลาน อ.เมือง จ.เชียงใหม่

  • Secrets Bar

    Venue is bar Venue is host
    Recommended - Friend of Radchada

    Recommended

    Probably now the most popular gay bar in Chiang Mai for ex-pats and one of the longest running gay bars in Chiang Mai. Secrets bar has moved several times and is now located on gay soi 6 near the Night Bazaar. Friendly staff and atmosphere with many cut

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : yes
    • Parking : limited
    • Style : gay
    • Hours : 6 p.m. - Late
    • Secrets Bar
    • Chareon Prathet Soi 6, night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  +66.81.531.5566
    • 18.78488299.002800
    • Click for Map

    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.

    Secrets is now located on Chiang Mai's gay soi - Chareonprathet Soi 6, near the Kalare Night Bazaar is discreet and offers the maximum privacy to our guests. Unlike our previous locations, the new venue has its own private toilet facilities which are kept in immaculate condition.

    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.

    Map Title

    Address : Chareon Prathet Soi 6

    Telephone :

    Mobile : +66.81.531.5566

    Towards the river end of Chareon Prathet soi 6, close to the intersection with Chareon Prathet Rd and adjacent to the new Ram Bar

  • Orion Bar

    Venue is bar Venue is host

    Fun Beer Bar on Soi 6 with Pool table. Located in the main tourist Kalae Night Bazaar complex. Welcoming gay owner and a mixed clientelle with friendly and accomodating staff

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : evening until late
    • Orion Bar
    • Chareonphrathet Soi 6 at Kalae Night Bazaar, night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  0923378025
    • 18.784748899.0011423
    • Click for Map

    Map Title

    Address : Chareonphrathet Soi 6 at Kalae Night Bazaar

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 0923378025

    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 with pool table upstairs inside the Old Night Bazaar Building run by the lively Khun Jeep.

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : 6 p.m - 12 a.m.
    • Ozeed Bar
    • Night Bazaar Building, Chang Klan Rd, night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  
    • 18.785641298.9997991
    • Click for Map

    Map Title

    Address : Night Bazaar Building, Chang Klan Rd

    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

  • Pandee Bar

    Venue is bar

    Beer Bar in the Kalare Night Bazaar complex close to other soi 6 gay bars.

    • Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay
    • Hours : 6 p.m - Midnight
    • Pandee Bar
    • Kalare Night Bazaar, Chareonphratet Soi 6, night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  
    • 18.784748999.0011424
    • Click for Map

    Map Title

    Address : Kalare Night Bazaar, Chareonphratet Soi 6

    Telephone :

    Mobile :

    Kalare Night Bazaar of Chareonphratet Gay Soi 6

  • Zanzibar

    Venue is bar

    New bar - Feb 2017 on Chiang Mai's fun gay soi 6. Casual cozy place to socialise or play pool.

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : part
    • Parking : limited
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : 6-Midnight
    • Zanzibar
    • 2/2 soi 6 Chareonprathet rd., night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  098 815 7955
    • 18.784910699.0027929
    • Click for Map

    Map Title

    Address : 2/2 soi 6 Chareonprathet rd.

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 098 815 7955

    On Gay Soi 6 across from Ram Bar and Secrets Bar

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

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 several gay businesses and bars can be found quite close together including all the gay go-go and karaoke bars.  It is also where much of 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

    Friendly and comfortable gay owned restaurant and bar selling Thai food. Near Chiang Mai university and attracts a 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)

  • Black Door

    Venue is bar

    Small gay owned neighbourhood dive bar. Fun crowd, mainly younger and very mixed/straight clientele. Has got popular with some of the older regulars from Soho after its demise.

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : part
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : 6pm - midnight

    Map Title

    Address : 17/21 Morakot Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 088 268 5439

    Santitham, Moracot Road close to New My Way and Common Massage

  • 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


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.


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,

  • 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
    • Click for Map

    Map Title

    Address : Muay Thai complex Loi Kroh Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile :

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

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
  • CU Bar
  • Cupid Bar
  • D Eva
  • DD Club
  • Dragon King
  • DT's at Night Bazaar
  • Escape
  • Fan Club
  • Fit Bar
  • Friends Bar
  • Friendship Bar
  • G Bar
  • Glass Onion
  • Hot Boy
  • Ice Bar
  • Inspire Club
  • Jackpot Bar
  • Jungle Juice
  • Kamphang Muang Gallery
  • 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
  • R&A Bar
  • Simon Cabaret
  • Soho
  • Soul Bar
  • X-Change Club
  • Yokka Dok
  • Yum Boi Boi
Club one SevenCommon Massage