Nightlife & Thai Girls in Chiang Mai

Last updated: August 28th, 2017 | in Chiang Mai | Nightlife | Northern Thailand | Thai Girls

Chiang Mai is a small paradise for single male foreigners not just for its attractions and things to do during the day but especially for its bustling nightlife scene that comes fourth in Thailand after Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. Being not just the cultural but also economic center of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai attracts young Thai girls from all over the region to either study there or to find work in one of the big or small companies or in the male-oriented entertainment industry.

It’s almost impossible to write a complete guide to nightlife in Chiang Mai as there are just too many venues worth mentioning so what you find here is a summary of the best spots in each category: Night clubs, go go bars, beer bars, karaoke bars, soapy massage parlors and small dirty massage shops as well as their exact locations on the map. It’s not just one area where all the nightlife venues are clustered in but they are spread all over town so it’s a good idea to rent a motorcycle (going rate 250 Baht per 24 hours).

Here we go, these are the highlights of nightlife & Thai girls in Chiang Mai:

Night Clubs in Chiang Mai

Zoe in Yellow

Zoe in Yellow Chiang MaiProbably the best place in Chiang Mai to hook up with Thai girls. Zoe in Yellow is packed every night with both young foreigners and local girls that come here to drink and party. The main action is going on at the outdoor bar and dance floor (see the video below) but they also got an indoor club just opposite.

Drinks are surprisingly cheap or maybe that’s one of the reasons why it’s so popular, you can get a bucket for 300 Baht and most of the cocktails go for 140 Baht. Beers 70 Baht! All night long.

There are quite a few small bars clustered around Zoe in Yellow but none of them gets even half full while Zoe is packed already at 11pm when people start partying on the street.

Spicy Club

Chiang Mai NightlifeBy the time Zoe in Yellow closes at around 2am, a lot of people head to Spicy Club that’s open until 6am. The scene of this indoor club is quite similar to Zoe and has almost as many Farangs as local Farang-oriented Thais (mostly girls) and it’s just as easy to get in touch with them. Drinks are slightly more expensive with beers around 100 Baht. If you don’t have your own vehicle, there are motorcycle taxis available from Zoe in Yellow to Spicy (50 Baht).

After Bar

Chiang Mai New Night ClubAfter Bar is a new meeting point for both Westerners and Thais looking for drinks, a game of pool, entertainment or just a place to hang out late at night. It’s really a mix of bar and night club is still taking shape but there’s no doubt that it will soon become one of the hottest places to go out in Chiang Mai. Quite popular are also their shishas. The whole team and management are working hard on giving this place its own identity and making sure that all customers have a good time.

Thai Night Clubs

Chiang Mai Night ClubApart from Zoe and Spicy, Chiang Mai also has a lot of Thai Night Clubs. It’s the kind of places where you go in a group, pick a table, open a bottle of whiskey and dance to the live band playing the Thai hits. Some of the most popular Thai Night Clubs in Chiang Mai include Warm Up Cafe (photo), Monkey (200m from Warm Up), Hotshot Pornping and Bubble (just opposite). Going to any of these clubs can be a lot of fun but don’t expect the girls to make the first move like in Zoe or Spicy.

Go Go Bars in Chiang Mai

You can’t compare the go go bar scene in Chiang Mai to that in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket that have so many venues and even areas that it’s not easy to make up your choice. But there are a couple of go go bars in Chiang Mai as well as a Thai style coyote club.

Foxy Lady

Chiang Mai Go Go BarFoxy Lady is not just the best go go bar in Chiang Mai but also one of the best go go’s I have seen in Thailand. There are about six girls on the stage and they are dancing really good not what you see in a lot of other places that they are just moving their ass back and forth but here they really enjoy being on stage. Even better the girls are young and super hot, almost all of them which is kind of unusual too. The place seems brand new with all equipment nice and modern, comfy red bar stools and couches and there are more seats on the second floor that offers nice views down to the stage.

  • Prices: Happy hour until 9pm with beers for 99 Baht. Lady drinks are 130 Baht / 140 Baht for tequila (which most of the girls prefer), the bar fine is 600 Baht and girls ask for 2,000 Baht for short time (negotiable).

Spotlight A Go Go

Spotlight A Go Go Chiang MaiEven though the girls are more average at this go go compared to foxy lady, Spotlight A Go Go can be a lot of fun too as it has a more relaxed atmosphere. It almost looks like an Irish Bar so you can have a relaxed drink with the girls not being too pushing. The stage has space for maximum eight girls dancing though most of them are quite lazy and just look at themselves in the mirror or try to make eye contact with one of the customers.

  • Prices: Some drinks make a great deal here with the cheapest beer (Chang draft) just 95 Baht, lady drinks are 120 Baht / 135 Baht for tequila, the bar fine is 700 Baht and the girls ask for 1,500 to 2,000 Baht for short time.

Sugar Beat

Chiang Mai CoyoteSugar Beat is a Thai style coyote club that has not just stages for the beautiful white skinned coyote dancers (outside they have banners saying they are models from Bangkok) but there is also a big stage for the live band playing Thai songs. Comfortable couches and almost like a night club feeling. The place gets busy only after midnight and if you come before you’ll see the girls just sitting around playing cookie run on their phones.

  • Prices: Money shouldn’t be your main concern when visiting a coyote club like Sugar Beat. The charge for one of the coyotes to just sit with you is 200 Baht per 30 minutes.

Girly Bars in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Girly BarsThe majority of girly bars in Chiang Mai are located all along Loi Kroh Road, there are dozens of bars and the closer you get to the main road (Kotchasan Rd) the higher the concentration. There is even a beer bar complex called Chiang Mai Entertainment Complex that has even more beer bars and also a boxing ring. The girls in the bars are there for customers to hang out with them, play pool together (usually for free) buy them lady drinks and bar fine them out.

  • Prices: Drinks here are cheaper than in the go go bars, i.e. beers around 80 Baht, but the girls’ quality is also more average. Pool games are usually free when buying drinks, just a couple of places charge the standard 20 Baht per game. Lady drinks go for around 140 Baht and the bar fines are 400 or 500 Baht. Girls will ask 1,000 to 2,000 Baht for short time if you take them to your place straight away. You can also be lucky and just take her drinking at another place or for some food and she doesn’t ask for anything more than you paying the bills.

See also: Guide to Girly Bars and Bar Girls in Chiang Mai

Soapy Massage Parlors in Chiang Mai

If you are looking for 1.5 hours in heaven bathing, massage and dirty fun with a beautiful white skinned northern Thai girl – Chiang Mai will be your paradise. The city has the 2nd highest number of soapy massage parlors both in northern and northeastern Thailand, second only to Korat!

Zayuri

Chiang Mai Soapy MassageThe biggest and most popular soapy massage parlor in Chiang Mai. You can walk in there even in the middle of the afternoon and have a selection of easily 30-40 girls in the fishbowl. They are divided into four groups: 1,000 Baht / 1,300 Baht / 1,500 Baht and for a handful of models sitting on couches on the top row 2,000 Baht. It’s not just the huge selection that makes Zayuri so popular but most of the girls are stunning hot even the ones for 1,300 Baht. The rooms are quite small but what’s nice here they have several mirrors including one on the ceiling.

Ping Payom

Chiang Mai Ping Payom SoapyAdjacent to the Ping Payom Hotel, this soapy massage parlor is another local favorite. Even though there aren’t as many girls as in Zayuri some of their models are really tempting. It has the biggest seating area of all soapies in Chiang Mai so you can just relax and have a couple of beers somewhere in the back and make up your choice. Of course you can also walk out again without paying any more than the bill for your beverages (beers around 100 Baht). The girls are divided into three groups and they charge 1,800 Baht / 2,200 Baht and 2,500 Baht for the prettier ones. Seems a bit expensive as compared to the other places but that’s what I got quoted when I asked in Thai.

Celeb @CNX

Chiang Mai BrothelThe newest soapy massage parlor in town. Everything at this place is super modern and of highest standard they just made one mistake: The fishbowl is somewhat too small as even in the middle of the afternoon there are so many girls they are almost sitting on one another. They are divided into two groups: The majority sits on the right and is priced 1,400 Baht and the rest sits on the left and is priced 1,800 Baht. Again it depends on how white skinned and beautiful they are and if they have a baby or not. Celeb @CNX also has the nicest and most spacious rooms even equipped with flat screen TVs showing porn movies.

Pandora

Chiang Mai Sex MassagePandora is somewhat hidden near the railway station so look carefully on the map. It’s about 300 meters down a small side Soi of Charoen Muang Rd on the right side. The huge white building looks like an ancient Greek temple and the impressive entrance with black glass doors make you quite excited when getting there but once you walk in you’ll only find a handful of rather average looking girls to choose from. Pandora must have had better times. They seem to divide the girls into two groups: “Young” (1,500 Baht) and “not young” (1,800 Baht), as always 1.5 hours including everything.

Chiang Mai Massage Parlour

Chiang Mai Massage ParlourHoused in the Phucome Hotel at the northern end of Chiang Mai University, the Chiang Mai Massage Parlour is the least visited of all soapies in town. The reason for this is the girl’s quality isn’t that great but they do have some cuties and if you come in the evening, there are about a dozen of girls in the fishbowl all of them priced 1,400 Baht. The best thing about this place are the rooms which are spacious especially the bed where the “massage” is performed. The entrance is at a dark corner in the car park to the left of the main entrance. However it’s not difficult to find, just look at the bright neon lights (photo).

Happy Ending Massage in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Happy Ending MassageThere are countless of small massage shops all around Chiang Mai that do offer happy endings. The highest concentration of them can be found along Loi Kroh Road. It’s like one massage shop per two beer bars. Standard prices are 200 Baht for Thai massage and 300 Baht for oil massage. Additional services most of the girls offer are hand job (500 Baht), blow job (700-800 Baht) and sex (1,000 – 2,000 Baht). Prices are, as always, negotiable.

See also: Guide to Happy Ending Massages in Chiang Mai (Hand Job / Blow Job)

Karaoke Bars in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Karaoke GirlsThe karaoke bar business in Chiang Mai is huge and most foreigners don’t even know about it. One of the reasons is because these places are along Chang Klang Rd well off where most of the tourists go and even by discovering them often they are unsure what to expect when walking in one of the bars. You can have a hell lot of fun in the karaoke bars with some of the most beautiful white skinned northern girls you can imagine partying with you in a private room, drinking, singing, chatting, patting etc.

But you should inquire what are the charges or you might get scammed badly especially as a foreigner. There is the hourly fee for the karaoke room (200-400 Baht), the hourly fee per girl to sit with you or more generally to spend time with you in case you want to take her out (300-400 Baht) and then obviously your and your girl’s drinks. A good idea is to just open a bottle of whiskey that you can have them keep for your next visit if you don’t finish it. One more info most of the karaoke bars in Chiang Mai close at 6am so they don’t just make a great way to start but also to end your night out.

Ladyboys in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai LadyboysIf you are one of the guys who wants to try out sex with a ladyboy, then of course that’s also possible here. In fact, Chiang Mai is one of the best places to do it in all of Thailand, because it has such a great mix of hookers and “normal” ladyboys who will not ask for any money. There are obviously different ways to go about meeting and sleeping with a ladyboy in Chiang Mai and I think that’s really a topic on its own, so I have written a guide that you can find here:

See also: 5 Best Places to Meet Ladyboys in Chiang Mai

Street Hookers in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai GirlsIf you don’t want to spend a lot of money like in the massage parlors or a lot of time like in the night clubs hitting on girls, then you can also find the most traditional type of hooker in Chiang Mai: The prostitutes on the streets. They are usually not as attractive as elsewhere, but then their price tag is also significantly cheaper (usually less than 1,000 Baht for a short time). The main hot spot for street hookers in Chiang Mai is the area around the Tha Phae Gate, especially along the canal just south of the gate (see the photo, and the map below for the location).

“Normal” Nightlife Spots in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai BarsIf you want to take a break from all the red light areas and places full of naughty Thai girls, there is no better city in Thailand to have a relaxed drink with atmospheric surroundings at incredibly reasonable prices. One bar I love to hang out at is John’s Place (photo) across opposite of the Tha Phae Gate. It’s just a great feeling to sit on their rooftop bar with a friend and chat, drink cool Singha beers (big bottle for 135 Baht, or Leo draft for 100 Baht a pint) and enjoy the view over the street, canal and Tha Phae Gate in the late afternoon sun and early evening.

Sky Bar in Chiang MaiAnother great area with “normal” nightlife spots is Nimman: You can find a cluster of nice bars off Chonpratan Rd including the local favorite Tawan Daeng (music hall, mix of bar and night club) and Maldives (open air lounge with fountains and daily live music).

And lastly, I would recommend you to check out Myst Sky Bar (photo) on top of the Maya Shopping Mall. Great atmosphere and surprisingly fair priced drinks (like a small bottle of Singha for 100 Baht – in Bangkok that would cost you at least 180 Baht excluding VAT and service charge at a similar venue).

Of course there are many more great bars in Chiang Mai to have a relaxed drink or two without being surrounded by young Thai girls in short skirts one minute after you sat down, but the above mentioned ones are my favorite places and should give you a good start. From there, just start exploring the city yourself – you’ll find so many nice little bars all over town.

Hope you found this nightlife guide to Chiang Mai useful and if you know of other nice nightlife, party and girls hot spots that aren’t mentioned here please leave a comment below.

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25 Responses

  • gerom says:

    Thank tou Věry much. Im a foreign tourist and i learned a lot from it. Kop koon kup.

  • Leon Yu says:

    Concerning KTV, there is one called Together. I guess unless you speak level 10 Thai and go to KTV everyday, don’t go to that place. They even asked us to pay for 3 mamasan, two of which just came in without we asking them and sit for 20 seconds and the fee for three different boys who brought the drink in. We ended up calling the tourist police. Then they got scared. At last, we still paid 4200 for 1 h and we only drank 2 coke. Anyway, i guess for those who want try KTV first check the rating and review on google map. And it doesn’t matter how safe that place is, get the phone number of local police department and probably number of the consulate of your country.

  • Jonny says:

    Just came out of [email protected] Expected not much after reading some reviews. It was very close to me so no taxi required. Just walked over to check it out. At 1pm there was about 10-15 girls. B1400 on one side and B1700 on other. Some I thought should have switched sides but I don’t run the place. Most girls were sitting and troweling on the putty and paint. That for me is a turnoff because it usually means one thing. A girl on the 1400 side was cute with not too much fakeup on but had quite a scowl. I thought- she’s 1700 material or more- except for the scowl. (Maybe that’s why she’s on that side?) Despite the scowl I went against my better judgment and chose her. I thought if she’s a miserable bitch straight off I’ll just say no thanks and get another. She came out of the fishbowl with no scowl and she took me to the room and was a total sweetheart. Maybe she just has shit on her mind and sitting in the fishbowl that she can’t see out of let’s her dwell on crap- I don’t know. Anyway I made her laugh, told her she was beautiful (no lie) and had a great time. She had a great little body. I know it’s all an act on her part but she was very nice and professional. Also I wasn’t sure if after paying for the room I’d have to negotiate with her further for full service. Not at all. She gave me a nice bath (mostly for her I’m sure lol), nice massage and without saying a word slipped a condom on me and went straight into bj. Very nice. After awhile I gently pulled her up and she unhesitatingly got on and rode. I gave her a nice tip. She was worth it.
    So that’s my experience there. No complaints. Maybe I wouldn’t have same luck next time, I don’t know? She was either # 64 or 65. Her English was limited but I asked her and she said she’d always have same #.
    There you go guys.

  • Stuey says:

    Popped into Celeb last night, my first soapy in CM; what a disappointing line-up. About 8.30pm and no more than a dozen girls ranging between 6 and 7. Service was good, however, no complaints on that front; 1400 baht all-in.

  • Fifo traveler says:

    Hey Redcat, your forum on Asia and Chiang Mai is great and I greatly appreciate your time making them but I gather you speak more than odd sentence in Thai. The Karaoke bars are there to rip the farangs off when they come in. I speak a bit Thai and found if you don’t speak fluent Thai you’re in for trouble at the karaoke bars when it comes to the bill. I would warn any man away from here if he weren’t fluent in Thai or able to fight off doormen when opinions differ.

  • Savior gan says:

    Trust me dont ever go for karoke girl…the most expensive girl ever…addd together…29900baht for fuck two girl..then the girl only stay with u 2hour 30min…16900 the karoke fee the girl sit with u,drink..not add the tips u force to give around..more 2000baht the girl two 13000baht because discount already,if not the price is 15000 for the girl…wtf…especially at Art in paradise nearby karoke…dont ever trust it..with this kind of money i can find 3 girl fuck all day in chiang mai….wtf some more girl only sleep there give u fuck..never blowjobnor anything….cb lousy service ever..litte litte also pain…not trust go try…careful with the wechat ladies nearby…ask there are karoke girl or not.

  • Mark says:

    Could you recommend any clean hotels(mid price range) near the bar complexes please, or guest houses, thanks for your help to anyone who replies.

  • Anon says:

    Just visited zayuri again. This time I asked prices in thai and I believe the prices were 1,100 1,400 and 1,900 Big discount if you speak thai!

  • Gary says:

    Your maps are very useful except you don;t have one for the Soapy Massage parlors. I can google the names of some of them and they show on Google maps but others do not.

  • Anon says:

    Just visited zayuri and the cheapest they quoted me was 2000 baht. Didnt want to pay that as celebrity cheapest is 1400 baht. Ping payom cheapest was 1800.

  • alan says:

    thanks will chk in Le meridein… and may I know which joint is recommended and wats the rate if were to bring the gals out for the night?

  • Pete says:

    Check out Le Meridian Hotel in the Night Bazzar. It’s right in the hustle and bustle of it all and probably the best hotel in the North of Thailand.

    Btw, can you recommend a specific karaoke joint that doesn’t tend to rip off people, I have heard of countless scams from those places but I am sure 1-2 legit ones exist.

    • Redcat says:

      I think rip off is quite a widespread term. I guess almost all the karaokes would add the coke you didn’t order or make 4 hours sitting with the girl instead of 3 hours if they think they can do it. When they think they can do it? If you appear like a tourist or can’t speak Thai. That’s the key I think to really have a good time at the karaokes as they aren’t set up to serve Farangs, but if you do speak some Thai there shouldn’t be any scams. At least I never run into any.

      • will says:

        the opinion between the locals is

        the beerbars are for the farang
        the karaoke s are for the local men

        better not go there, if u not prefer to have trouble with drunken thaimen or be cheated

        w

        • Redcat says:

          First part agreed, second part not really: if you speak Thai and know how to deal with the people you will have a hell lot of fun at the karaokes (and hotter girls) and not get cheated.

  • Alan says:

    guys, wheres the place to stay in chiangmai if gals are a priority.. Any 4/5 star hotel to recommend? thanks

  • David says:

    Hi Steph, we just went to Pandora and Zayuri to have a look. Well both place shows great babes, the mimium in Zayuri is based at 1500bht and same for Pandora with very few customers for the last one, Tomorrow will have a look at Cebel and then after tomorrow will choose a nice experience time….

    • Redcat says:

      Hi David, Zayuri is also one of my favorites (similar for many locals) and everytime I go there they do have the cheaper ones as I described them too. You might have come too early?

  • farang who got scammed badly in the karakoe says:

    Never ever ever ever enter the karaoke bar..believe me you will get a shock of your live when you see the 2nd bill. The first bill usually is just the whisky. Do not go to karaoke bar!

    • Redcat says:

      If you speak some Thai and inquire the rates first it’s very unlikely to get scammed. Just like mentioned in the article – you need some experience in going to the karaokes, Thais are good in telling whether a guest is a newbie or not and if he is they’re trying to get some more money out of him by charging for sth they wouldn’t normaly charge for, i.e. a recommendation fee for the mamasan.

      • anX says:

        I speak Thai, and every single time I go to a karaoke I have an argument over the bill at the end.

        Maybe it’s just me, but they always try to squeeze in something I didn’t ask for. One time the mamasan showed up after I was in the room with 2 girls for 1 hour and 10 minutes, arguing that I had to pay for 2 hours. Is this normal?

        That time, they also wanted me to pay for 14 beers, when I had only ordered 3 or 4. They even showed me the empty bottles. We were barely drinking, and it takes some serious effort for 3 people to drink 14 bottles of beer in one hour. From what I overheard after they acknowledged that I was right, apparently the girls had been ordering the beers without asking me (they probaly weren’t even drinking, but I remember that the waiter entered the room every 5 minutes, although at that time I thought he was just checking if we needed ice or something).

        Every time. Seriously. I don’t understand what their deal is. Any thoughts? Maybe I can ask them to have a bill on the table which they can update every time I order something?

        Any thoughts will be appreciated, since I like the idea of karaoke bars, and like the girls that they have there.

  • Charlie Paulsson says:

    Hi. I have been to Pattaya. Now i am thinking about visiting Chiang Mai, Udon Thani and Korat. I want good nightlife. I speak ok thai.

  • ben lee says:

    Very good and useful information.thanks a lot.


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