Nimmanhaemin area is Chiang Mai’s rising star when it comes to nightlife. A number of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other nightlife venues has sprouted up over the last few years. This area of Chiang Mai is slowly attracting more visitors and has added to the choices for nights out. The following are our recommendations for the best bars and pubs in Nimmanhaemin.
THE BEER LAB
Boasting Chiang Mai’s largest selection of beers, the Beer Lab is a must for craft beer fans. Listings change from time to time but this large Nimman establishment offers the chance of tasting craft US, European and Japanese beers as well as those produced by Thai brewer Stone Head. The Beer Lap typically carries around 200 bottled beers and 20 draught ones. Steaks and grilled and seasoned meats are the perfect accompaniment to the beer.
The Beer Lab: – Nimmanhaemin Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 17.30-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 97 997 4566 | Facebook | Map
Chiang Mai’s original Western-style watering hole, the Pub is still going strong five decades later. The building is an interesting mix of Thailand and England. The bar area features timber beams, bar stools and comfortable armchairs. Guinness, Fuller’s and a whole host of Thai and draft beers provide drink variety. The onsite restaurant serves classic English and Thai dishes. The Pub has a good-sized garden which is shaded and a haven from the hustle and bustle of Nimmanhaemin.
The Pub: #189 Huay Keaw Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 07:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 211 550 | Website | Facebook | Map
THE BEER REPUBLIC
Another top venue for the serious beer drinker. The Beer Republic looks as though it could have been airlifted from central Europe and dropped on Nimmanhaemin Soi 11. What is actually on tap or in bottles does vary with what is available on any given day, but there are always at least one German weissbier, an IPA and a Belgian fruit beer on offer. Paulaner and Hoegaarden seem to be among the resident beers. The Beer Republic is a little on the pricy side, when compared to Thai bars. A taster of five beers does help keep costs down.
The Beer Republic: – Nimmanhaemin Rd., Soi 11, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 16:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 216 568 | Facebook | Map
MIX RESTAURANT & BAR
The Chiang Mai branch of the boutique Mix Restaurant & Bar chain offers diners and drinkers a huge assortment of choices. A total of 500 beers and wines with a list of 80 different cocktails will satisfy all taste buds. The food menu is no less comprehensive and features 250 different meals with the tastes of Thailand, China and the West represented. Mix is on Nimmanhaemin Soi I and has both garden and indoor seating. A second Chiang Mai outlet is located at the Promenada Resort Mall on the east edge of the city.
Mix Restaurant & Bar: Soi 1 Nimanhaemin Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 11:00-22:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 216 878 | Website | Facebook | Map
Sangdee is a combined art gallery, bar and music pub. It attracts both foreign and Thai patrons and offers an ambient location in which to enjoy a choice of drinks and tasty snacks. The Sangdee has regular sessions dedicated to live music and stages a weekly open mic night. It is located on Soi 5, Siri Mangkalajarn Road and five minutes’ walk from Nimman.
Sangdee Gallery: #5 Sirimankhalajarn Rd., Soi 5, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 15:00-00:00 (Tue-Sat) | Tel: +66 53 894 955 | Website | Facebook | Map