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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

Secrest gay bar chiang mai night bazaar
Secrets Bar – one of Chiang Mai’s longest established and most popular gay bars

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.

Gay Map of Chiang Mai Night Bazaar December 2017
Map of gay bars at Chiang Mai’s Night Bazaar and gay soi 6 December 2017
  • RAM Bar

    Venue is bar
    Recommended - Friend of Radchada

    Recommended

    Fun and friendly gay cabaret show bar with a smart modern design and stage for its popular nightly cabaret show. 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
    •  0924963962
    • 18.78488999.002865
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    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 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.
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    Address : 48 Charoenprathet Soi 6

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 0924963962

    บ้านเลขที่48 ถ.เจริญประเทศ ซ.6 ต.ช้างคลาน

  • 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
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    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.

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    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

    ถ.เจริญประเทศ ซ.6 ต.ช้างคลาน

  • Black Jack CLub

    Venue is bar Venue is host

    Host Bar near gay Soi 6 at the site of the former 69 Bar but with cheaper prices.

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : part
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay
    • Hours : 18:00 - midnight
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    Address : 30/10-11 charoenprathed rd

    Telephone :

    Mobile :

    Charoen Prathet Rd Opposite Porn Ping Hotel and along from Ram Bar

    33/10-11 ถ.เจริญประเทศ หน้าโรงแรมเพชรงาม ตรงข้ามดรงแรมพรพิง เยื้องๆ แรมบาร์

  • Chiang Mai 19 Bar

    Venue is bar

    Formerly Nu Bar, now under new management. Beer bar at Night Bazaar building.

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : limited
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : 6p.m. - 12 a.m.
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    Address : Night Bazaar building, Thapae soi 1

    Telephone :

    Mobile : +66 89 955 4949

    At rear of night bazaar building facing onto Thapae soi 1, opposite car park entrance.

    ท่าแพ ซอย 1 ไนท์บาซ่า

  • Jacky Bar

    Venue is bar

    Small beer bar by Jacky "the Hat" on gay soi 6 near Orion Bar

    • Indoor/Outdoor : -
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : yes
    • Style : gay
    • Hours : 6 p.m. - Midnight
    • Jacky Bar
    • Chareon Prathet Soi 6, night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  98 008 7442
    • 18.7847399.00062
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    Address : Chareon Prathet Soi 6

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 98 008 7442

    Top end of Soi 6 a couple of units up from Orion Bar

    ถ.เจริญประเทศ ซ.6 ต.ช้างคลาน

  • Orion Bar

    Venue is bar Venue is host

    Fun Beer Bar on Soi 6 with Pool table. Welcoming gay owner and a mixed clientele with friendly and accommodating staff and some fun boys

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay
    • Hours : evening until late
    • Orion Bar
    • Chareonphrathet Soi 6 , night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  0923378025
    • 18.7847399.00077
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    Address : Chareonphrathet Soi 6

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 0923378025

    Towards the top of Chareonphrathet Soi 6 close to Le Spice restaurant

    ถ.เจริญประเทศ ซ.6 ต.ช้างคลาน

  • 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
    •  98 554 5392
    • 18.784748999.0011424
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    Address : Kalare Night Bazaar, Chareonphratet Soi 6

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 98 554 5392

    Inside the Kalare Night Bazaar off Chareonphratet Gay Soi 6. Pandee is in the second row of bars in from the road. Enter opposite Orion Bar.

    กาแลไนท์บาซาร์ ถ.เจริญประเทศ ซ.6

  • Secret Garden

    Venue is bar

    Bar and Cafe in relaxing location. Food Available

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : -
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : 6 p.m. - Midnight
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    Address : Chareonphrathet Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 089 818 4844

    On Chareon Phrathet Rd at the bottom of Soi 6 and adjacent to Ram Bar

    48 ถ.เจริญประเทศ ซ.6 ต.ช้างคลาน

  • Station 1

    Venue is bar

    Beer Bar, owned by a lady with mixed clientele but some bar boys hang out there

    • Indoor/Outdoor : indoor
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : no
    • Style : mixed
    • Hours : 6 pm - Midnight
    • Station 1
    • Night Bazaar Building, Thapae Soi 1, night bazaar, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  
    • 18.785598.9997
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    Address : Night Bazaar Building, Thapae Soi 1

    Telephone :

    Mobile :

    At the rear of the night Bazaar building, Thapae Soi 1 at the top of the central rear stairs.

    ท่าแพ ซอย 1 ไนท์บาซ่า

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. Also heading shout on Changklan Road

  • 6ixcret Show

    Venue is bar

    New (August 2018) Cabaret show bar with lots of sequins, feathers and ladyboys. Free entry - TWO DRINK MINIMUM

    • Indoor/Outdoor : indoor
    • Air-conditioned : yes
    • Parking : yes
    • Style : gay
    • Hours : show starts 9.30 p.m.
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    Address : 86-86/1 Sridonchai Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 0806797897

    Off Sri Donchai rd near before intersection with ChangKlamn coming from moat

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 bars and businesses 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

Chiang Mai Gay bar map - Chang Puek district September 2017
Gay bars and LGBT venues in Chiang Mai’s Chang Puek district

  • Bai Plu Cuisine

    Venue is restaurant Venue is bar

    Restaurant with bar serving Thai food. Tastefully decorated in a modern Lanna style. Reopened 5 August 2017 after a period of closure and renovation - formerly Sabaidee Santitham

    • Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : Open 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
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    Address : 65 Santitham Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 081 885 1329

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

    65 ถ.สันติธรรม ที่ 3 แยก ถ.เทวัญ

  • Bird of Paradise

    Venue is restaurant Venue is bar

    Friendly and comfortable gay owned restaurant and bar selling great 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 (Closed Monday)
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    Address : Chiang Kian Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 089-0554775

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

    135/4 ถ. ช่างเคียน ห้วยแก้ว

  • Black Door

    Venue is bar

    Small neighbourhood dive bar run by a real attitude queen. Fun crowd, mainly younger and very mixed/straight clientele. 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
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    Address : 17/21 Morakot Road

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 088 268 5439

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

    17/21 ถนน มรกต สันติธรรม

  • Garden Bar (At Lotus Hotel)

    Venue is bar Venue is restaurant

    CLOSED DURING LOW SEASON Outdoor beer bar 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.

    • Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : yes
    • Style : gay
    • Hours : Open 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. Closed Low Season
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    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

    2/25 ถ. เวียงบัว

Gay Bars and restaurants in Old City:

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

  • 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.
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    Address : Ginger & Kafe, 199 Moonmuang Road,

    Telephone : 053-419011-13

    Mobile :

    Inside the moat before Sriphum corner

    199 ถ. มูลเมือง

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.

  • Anchan Restaurant

    Venue is restaurant

    Gay owned vegetarian restaurant

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : limited
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours : 11.30 a.m. - 20.15 p.m.
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    Address : Nimmanheminda Road (Nr Hillside 2 Condo)

    Telephone :

    Mobile : 083 581 1689

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

    ซอย Hillside condo 2 ตรงข้ามซอย 13 เข้ามาในซอยซ้ายมือ


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
  • 69 Bar
  • Bar 66
  • Chameleon
  • Cheerleaders
  • Chez Nous
  • Chicago Bar
  • Club Grooves
  • Club9
  • Cosmos Café
  • Cream Bar
  • Cruise bar
  • CU Bar
  • Cupid Bar
  • D Eva Pub
  • 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
  • Jungle Juice
  • Kamphang Muang Gallery
  • Kudos Bar
  • La Vie en Rose
  • LaLa Bar
  • Lanna Corner
  • M2M Bar
  • Marina Bar
  • Memory By Doi Boy
  • MTVee Bar
  • Munro's Showbar
  • Ozeed Bar
  • Paradise Bar
  • Post Club
  • R&A Bar
  • RayUp
  • Simon Cabaret
  • Soho
  • Soho Lounge
  • Soul Bar
  • X-Change Club
  • Yokka Dok
  • Yum Boi Boi
  • Zanzibar