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
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