Loi Kroh Road is the area between the east side of Chiang Mai Old City moat and the River Ping. Loi Kroh is home to a wide range of bars, pubs and restaurants and is also a centre of Chiang Mai’s nightlife and girlie bar scene. Check out our recommendations for the best bars and pubs in Loi Kroh and Night Bazaar below.
Best Bars & Pubs in Loi Kroh:
Chiang Mai Saloon I | Coyote Bar | Dragonfly | Number 1 | Playhouse | Roo Bar | Wild Boar
Best Bars & Pubs in Night Bazaar:
Down Under | O’Malley’s Irish | Red Lion | Further Reading
THE DRAGONFLY BAR
The Dragonfly is at the moat end of Loi Kroh Road and one of a strip of bars with ladies waiting to entice passing customers in. The downstairs portion of the bar is open to the street and a comfortable spot to people-watch or see live international sports games. Upstairs, there is a larger screen which is also used to show sports as well as films. There is a pool table in this part and a veranda offering street views.
Dragonfly Bar: #8, Loi Kroh Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 11:00-02:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 95 674 3052 | Facebook | Map
THE COYOTE BAR
The Coyote Bar is one of the bar beers in the Loi Kroh Muay Thai boxing centre. This bar is a premium choice as it is air-conditioned and comes with the added extras of a pool table, live televised sports, bar snacks, a fully-stocked bar and even wireless internet.
Coyote Bar: – Soi 3A, Loi Kroh Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 15:00-01:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 98 294 8022 | Website | Facebook | Map
Barely a minute’s walk from the Coyote, the Roo is not so much an Australian themed bar as one dedicated to motorcycling. The Roo boasts a large covered streetside terrace and claims it plays the best music in Chiang Mai. A pool table, ice-cold beers and friendly staff are three compelling reasons to select the Roo.
Roo Bar: #67/2, Loi Kroh Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 10:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 82 627 5987 | Facebook | Map
THE PLAYHOUSE BAR
About halfway down Loi Kroh, the Playhouse Bar is a great spot to make new friends and have fun. Specialist cocktails add to the standard beer and wine offerings of similar bars while the staff lay on pub games for the enjoyment of patrons. A large screen is used to screen live sports and music videos.
Playhouse Bar: #66/2, Loi Kroh Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 02:00-02:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 98 294 8022 | Facebook | Map
THE WILD BOAR
Loi Kroh’s Wild Boar is a mixed pub and restaurant at which customers are able to enjoy delicious food and beverages as well as play pool and watch live sports games on screen. Among the food and drink items are ciders, Thai beers , shots, Canadian and English breakfasts, pad Thai fried noodles, club sandwiches and geng keow wan green curry.
Wild Boar Bar: #30/5, Loi Kroh Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 08:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 89 221 3060 | Website | Facebook | Map
NUMBER 1 BAR AND BISTRO
Loi Kroh is noted as the girly bar hub of Chiang Mai. The Number 1 Bar and Bistro is an oasis just a few metres from the main road and down Soi 1. The bar is nicely laid out, spacious and resembles a Belgian pub. A large array of beers from Belgium plus Germany and the US provides a refreshing alternative to Thai lagers. The Number 1 serves premium coffee and has a food menu offering a combination of Thai and international dishes. A pool table rounds off the features here.
Number 1 Bar & Bistro: – Soi 1, Loi Kroh Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 15:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 206 724 | Map
CHIANG MAI SALOON I
The original Chiang Mai Saloon is towards the Night Bazaar end of Loi Kroh. Like a sister establishment on Ratvithi Road, the Saloon is themed on the Wild West and has a décor and ornaments which reflect this. Burgers, beers, shots, wines and a homely atmosphere make this a good stop on a Loi Kroh pub crawl.
Chiang Mai Saloon I: #80/1, Loi Kroh Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 11:00-00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 80 675 2169 | Map
THE RED LION
The Red Lion is an English pub with loads of items of memorabilia on its walls. It has a patio at the front which is perfect to relax on after shopping sprees in the nearby Night Bazaar. Draught Guinness, several different ciders, English ales such as Fuller’s London Pride, Well’s Bombardier and IPA plus wines and cocktails including a signature Singapore Sling are a few of the entries on an endless drinks menu. Live football and other sports events are shown on the television in the bar.
Red Lion Bar: #123 Loi Kroh Rd., Night Bazaar, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 09.30-01:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 818 847 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
DOWN UNDER PUB
On the same road as the Red Lion, the Down Under offers a great atmosphere to enjoy ice-cold beers and Aussie food. Bistro food items cover all the bases with daily specials, breakfasts, home-made pies, burgers, toasties, and fish and chips guaranteed to satisfy cravings for food from home. Darts, pool and live sports on television combined with a spacious bar area are bonuses at the DUP .
Down Under Pub: #186/1, Loi Kroh Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000| Open: 15:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 98 294 8022 | Website | Facebook | Map
O’MALLEY’S IRISH PUB
The décor at O’Malley’s is classically Irish and features dark polished wood and furniture with green-topped tables. The draught Guinness tap seems to add an exclamation mark. Other draughts include Kilkenny, Erdinger Weissbrau and Kopparberg. A varied selection of bottled beers, premium and house spirits and whiskies, cocktails and soft drinks provides choice for drinkers. Philly cheese steak sandwiches, seafood chowder, Irish stew and all-day breakfasts are recommended options on the diverse food offerings. A pool table and air-conditioning are the other key draws of O’Malley’s. This pub is in Anusarn Market.
O’Malley’s Irish Pub: #149/14-15, Anusarn Market, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 09:00-01:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 271 921 | Website | Facebook | Map