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

  • Radchada Garden Café

    Venue is restaurant Venue is bar
    Recommended - Friend of Radchada

    Recommended

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    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
    • Hours : 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Closed Tuesdays

    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

    Map Title

    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.

  • Bird of Paradise

    Venue is restaurant Venue is bar

    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 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
    • Hours : Open 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.

    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

    Smart Lounge bar. Downstairs from Adam's Apple. Under new management from August 2014 with a couple of very friendly Thai guys tending bar. Will be open all day from mid August and serving food.

    • 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 :

    Chotana 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 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
    • 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 guesthouse
    Recommended - Friend of Radchada

    Recommended

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    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
    • 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”

  • RAM Bar

    Venue is bar
    Rainbow card for gay business in Asia

    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
    • Hours : 5p.m - 12 a.m.
    • RAM Bar
    • 14/1 Wangsingkham Rd T.Changmoi , chang moi, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  0845012224
    • 18.79826899.000469
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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.

    Map Title

    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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  • Secrets Bar

    Venue is bar Venue is host
    Recommended - Friend of Radchada

    Recommended

    Very popular beer bar with pool table, free wi-fi and bar snacks. regular meeting place for older generation gay ex-pats/retirees. Friendly staff and atmosphere with some freelance boys around too.

    • Indoor/Outdoor : both
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : limited
    • Style : gay
    • Hours : 6 p.m. - Late
    • Secrets Bar
    • Somphet Gold Place, 70/18-19 Chaiyaphum Rd, chang moi, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  +66.81.531.5566
    • 18.79128898.994136
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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.

    New Location

    Previously located near the Night Bazaar, Secrets Bar moved to a new and smarter location in April 2014. Secrets Bar is now in the heart of downtown Chiang Mai, adjacent to the moat and close to Thapae Gate at Somphet Gold Place Arcade (oposite Somphet Market). This great new setting offers privacy, ease of access and is conveniently located for other tourist nightlife, restaurants and hotels.


    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 : Somphet Gold Place, 70/18-19 Chaiyaphum Rd

    Telephone :

    Mobile : +66.81.531.5566

    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.

  • CU Bar

    Venue is bar Venue is host

    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.


  • The Edge

    Venue is restaurant

    CLOSED DURING AUGUST 2014 Riverside Restaurant attached to the River House Massage parlour. Contemporary British Food.

    • Indoor/Outdoor : outdoor
    • Air-conditioned : no
    • Parking : no
    • Style : gay owned/mixed
    • Hours :
    • The Edge
    • 14/1 Wangsinkham Rd, T Chiangmoi,, chang moi, chiang mai, Thailand
    •  081 861 9033
    • 18.79798699.000726
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    Map Title

    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,

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Simon Cabaret
  • Soul Bar
  • X-Change Club
  • Yokka Dok
  • Yum Boi Boi
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