Chiang Mai Gay Discos and Gay Karaoke
The real gay scene in Chiang Mai is found away from the foreigner orientated commercial tourist venues familiar to many visitors and ex-pats. The local Thai scene revolves around the big Thai Style gay clubs and karaoke bars and does not get started until after midnight. Theses places typically have live music, entertainment, ladyboys and a coyote boy show with some stunning Thai guys strutting their stuff on stage. If you are interested in meeting genuine younger Thai gays these are the places you will find them, but discretion is required, most of the guys here are not money boys and improper propositions may land you in trouble.
One of the most popular was See Man Pub in the Nimmanaheminda area, which is still there but seems doesn’t open regularly or at all at the moment. As well as the main gay clubs, many of Chiangmai’s other clubs in this part of town have a very mixed clientele and are quite gay friendly. We have listed a few below
What do we mean by “Thai Style”? Typically the large clubs and bars follow a similar format – loud and dark. There is no dance floor as such and everyone stands (or dances/sways to the music 🙂 ) around tall tables with no chairs or stools. It is normal to go to these places with a group of friends rather than alone. Drinks are mainly whiskey or other spirits bought as a bottle. Thai’s often bring their own whiskey; these clubs make their money selling mixers and ice at much higher prices than a normal bar. Small beers are usually available, some places may offer a few mixed drinks or cocktails but usually not what foreigners would call a full service bar.