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Top 5 Bars in Chiang Rai – The Finest Five Chiang Rai Bars

Chiang Rai is the northernmost of the large cities of Thailand and features a wide range of attractions, ranging from the historic to the alcoholic.


Cat Bar

If you're looking for an easy and casual experience then this would be an ideal choice. The Cat Bar is widely regarded as one of the best places in Chiang Rai to enjoy a drink after a tedious day of work. The establishment is known to feature an effervescent live-music scene where the bar owner himself will also hold jam sessions during times where various acts aren't gracing the stage. The bar has a very affordable range of drinks and snacks, as well as a pool table for those seeking a game.


Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace

This is definitely one of the more elegant locales the city has to offer. The bar is situated within the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort and serves a wide variety of masterfully crafted cocktails and drinks. During the winter times a well-sized fireplace is lit throughout their operating hours. Guests can also situate themselves in the outdoor terrace near the open hearth. The meals and fare of the bar is quite renowned and you're bound to gain an experience similar to any classy Chiang Rai Restaurant.



Easily one of the most striking watering holes in Chiang Rai, this is definitely a place worth checking out if you're looking for somewhere to relax and unwind. The bar is located right next to the Chiang Rai, guaranteeing wonderful views to keep you company. When it comes to music, Leelavadee graces her guests with pop music, which the bar is dedicated to. You will even find various pop acts having live performances at the establishment. The offerings of the bar are renowned, since the fare is diverse and the drinks from beers to creative cocktails. This is definitely one of the best-rounded bars in the city.


SITSIP Bar and Coffee House

It's not always you find an establishment as dynamic as this. SITSIP functions as a cafe by day and as a bar when dusk falls. The selection of beverages here during the evening hours is remarkable, encompassing various beers, wines and varieties of freshly brewed coffee. The setting of this place is very cosy, and operates as a karaoke as well. If you're looking for a place to unwind and belt out some of your favourite songs, then the SITSIP Bar and Coffee House is definitely the place for you.


Coconuts Bar/Restaurant

If you're looking for a fun and happening night out then this is one of the most essential locales because their reputation for providing entertainment precedes them. The various activities and attractions within the bar encompass pool, quizzes, and viewings of live football matches. The Coconuts Bar also boast a wide portfolio of drinks that ensure there will be something for anyone, whether it be a local beer or a classic cocktail. The architecture of the place is also one of its best attributes since it is distinctively Thai, and resembles a massive tree-house. If you find yourself in Chiang Rai and looking for a good time, be sure to consider the Coconuts Bar/restaurant.