Best Things to Do at Night in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai might be better known for its ancient temples and rolling mountains, but it is also a city that glows at night with lively bars, pubs and places to drink. Also, the one and only zoo called Chiang Mai Night Safari open at night.
1. Chiang Mai Night Safari
Let's introduce Chiang Mai Night Safari first. There are only two zoos open at night on the planet, one is in Singapore and the other is in Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai Night Safari is twice as large as Singapore. Chiang Mai Night Safari provides you close encounters with animals around the globe at night, where you can see them much more active. It is especially suitable for children. It will cultivate children to care for the environment and cherish animals. If you happen to be in Chiang Mai and have no plan at night, don't miss out the chance to explore Chiang Mai Night Safari. Admissions and tickets is THB 800 for adults, THB 400 for children.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Location: Hangdong, southwest of Chiang Mai International Airport (about 12 km from the city) How to get there: It's best to hire a red songtaeow from the city centre. Negotiate the price before getting on one.
2. Myst – Maya Shopping Mall
Perched on the rooftop at Maya Shopping Mall, Myst, an upscale cocktail bar will bring you a spectacular view of the Chiang Mai city and a mountain view. It is a very clean and professional cocktail bar. The staff is very passionate about making drinks. There are also wonderful shows, a variety of cocktails and delicious food. Dress up a little if you go here, for lovely pictures or a great impression on others.
Opening Hours: 17:00 - 01:00
Location: 6/F, Maya Mall
Tel: +66 (0) 61 512 6768
3. THC Rooftop Bar
THC Rooftop Bar is a so-called rooftop bar, but it is really an artistic place full of graffiti and reggae music. It is a laid back place to hang out with friends and relax. The vibe is cool. You can have a nice view of the surroundings. THC Rooftop Bar is extremely popular with backpackers, therefore, you can exchange cultures, perspectives, and thoughts. Beers are very cheap, starting from 65 baht.
Opening Hours: 18:00 - late
Location: 19/4-5 Kotchasarn Road (opposite Tapae Gate, outside the moat)
4. Zoe in Yellow
Zoe in Yellow, also known as "Yellow Bar", is arguably Chiang Mai's best swing place with a fantastic vibe, at least in the old town. With an open garden and a nearby indoor swing section, it definitely offers an open atmosphere where people can swing in very un-Thai style (most Thai prefer to sit down only and drink). It is a classy and trendy place to hang out and swing with funky music and some food and drinks.
Opening Hours: Daily from Sunset – 00:00
Location: Rajvithi road, Old city, Chiang Mai
Tel: +66 (0) 842228388
5. Warm Up Café
Warm Up Café is the city's biggest, best, and longest running club on the bustling Nimmanhaemin Road. With the well-marked orange and red lights, Warm Up Café seems to become a unique landmark in Nimmanhaemin Road. The drivers will take you right in front of the main entrance as long as you say Warm Up Café, that is the local influence of this bar. It is definitely the most authentic Thai bar. You can often see Thai beauty and handsome guys here. Also, the popular bands in Thailand often come here to sing. A great concert awaits you right here.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 18:00-02:00
Location: 40 Nimmanhaemin Rd, Chiang Mai
Tel: +66 (0) 5340 0676
6. Infinity Club
Infinity Club Chiang Mai is a large nightclub playing a mix of electronic, dance and house music. It is located between Nimmanhaemin Road and Chiang Mai University, and is walking distance to Warm Up Café. It is a great place to let off steam after a long hard day. Indoor area and outdoor area are all available. The indoor area is the dance floor and a standing area, the main bar and the DJ stage. The outdoor area is partly covered and has lots of seating available, ranging from private two-person tables to large tables with white sofas to fit six people.
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00
Location: Nimmanhaemin Road Soi 6, Nimman
Tel: +66 (0)53 400 085
Spicy Nightclub is well known as the last place to close in Chiang Mai. The best part comes after midnight. If you arrive before midnight, you will find a dark and empty room. However, once you show up here at midnight, excitement and a hot atmosphere will embrace you tightly. There is no cover charge, no dress code and drinks prices are reasonable. They also enforce a strict "no ladyboys allowed" policy.
Opening Hours: 22:00 – 03:00 (best after 01:00)
Location: Chaiyapoom Road (just north of Tha Phae Gate)