8 Amazing Rooftop Bars Chiang Mai

Check Out The Best Chiang Mai Rooftop Bars Chill Out & Watch The Sunset

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Amazing Chiang Mai Rooftop Bars

What’s The Best Rooftop Bar in Chiang Mai? + The Best Bar To Watch The Sunset!

You’re in luck as I’ve done the incredibly taxing job of hunting down all the best rooftop bars in Chiang Mai and put them in one handy guide.

There’s something much more magical being among the clouds, twinkling lights and dusky Thai views than sipping a beer on the roadside.

After a long day of exploring temples, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a cold beer or sweet mango cocktail with a beautiful view of Doi Suthep. There’s something for everyone from flip flop wearing, laid back bars to more sophisticated you-can’t-wear-a-Chang-vest-in-here type vibe.

This guide includes drink prices, locations, opening times, atmosphere and most importantly any Happy Hour deals they have.

The bars are in no particular order, so let’s get stuck in!

1. Rise Rooftop Bar – Nimman

Rise Rooftop Bar Chiang Mai

If you’re looking for a classy place to take a date or just fancy treating yourself, this is the rooftop bar for you.

For the cocktail lovers, they have a fantastic buy 1 get 1 free deal every day from 5:30 – 6:30pm. I recommend the ‘One Night in Chiang Mai’ & ‘Passion Amaretto’ cocktails.

Related Content: Love craft beer? Check out this guide to Chiang Mai’s Best Craft Beer Bars.

To go up you simply enter the Italics restaurant and one of the staff will take you up in the lift. Though there’s no strict dress code, it is an up-market place so think shirts and light summer dresses.

Although it’s incredibly tempting (especially after 6 cocktails) to cool off in the pool, it’s only available to hotel guests.

Large Beer: 130 Baht
Glass of Wine: 280 Baht
Cocktails: 250 Baht
Food: Tapas, Private BBQ
Atmosphere: Classy, Swimming Pool, Cosy
Opening Times: 3pm – 1am
Location

2. Woods Bar Rooftop – Near Maya

Woods Bar Rooftop

Woods Bar Rooftop is past the Maya mall on the left side of the road. It’s a great place to get 360 views of Doi Suthep and gaze up at the roaring bellies of planes overhead.

To access this rooftop bar you head around the back of the building and press 12 in the elevator.

They’ve got a range of drinks including local craft beers like Chiang Mai Blossom Weizen and from the local onemorebrewing company, owned by Monmek bar.

This is a chilled out bar with no dress code, so feel free to wear that 7/11 vest you bought on Khao San Road. There was no table service when I visited so head up to the bar to order.

Top tip: Last orders were called around 11:30pm when I visited on a Monday evening.

Large Beer: 90 Baht
Glass of Wine: 120 Baht
Cocktails: 180 Baht
Food: Burgers, Pasta, Chips, Onion Rings
Atmosphere: Relaxed, Swimming Pool
Opening Times: 11am – 12am
Location

3. THC Rooftop Bar – Old Town

THC Rooftop Bar Chiang Mai

You only have to go through a handful of Google reviews to see how many people have visited THC rooftop bar hoping for more than just a cold Singha. The name is from the original shop downstairs called ‘Thai Hemp Clothing’ which letters conveniently form the acronym for the psychoactive compound of marijuana.

Despite the fact they don’t sell weed, it still maintains a hippy, floor pillows and chilled out reggae vibe. This is an eclectic haunt for holidaymakers of all ages whether you’re a 60s freedom child or a couple of first-time travellers.

There’s a mixture of local & international craft beers and amazing frozen cocktails from a huge menu. They’re also known for their crazy shots like ‘liquid marijuana’ and Absinthe. I’ve heard that the Bob Marley shot is particularly gross but I’ll have to confirm it for myself.

Large Beer: 120 Baht
Glass of Wine:
120 Baht
Cocktails:
150 Baht
Food: No
Atmosphere: Chilled, Laid Back, Reggae
Opening Times: 5pm – 12am
Location

4. Myst – Maya

Myst Bar Maya Chiang Mai

Myst bar is a premium cocktail bar perched precariously on top of the swanky Maya shopping mall. It has a mixed crowd of locals and tourists alike and usually has a DJ at the weekend.

They’re well known for their high-quality cocktails prepared with lots of bartender finesse. This usually involves them setting fire to various ingredients and chucking bottles of spirits around.

If you look under 21 (don’t we all darling) then make sure to bring your ID as for some reason they’re hot on asking for it.

August 2019: They currently have a 50% off gin and vodka offer every Wednesday before 10pm.

Large Beer: 100 Baht (Small Only)
Glass of Wine: 240 Baht
Cocktails:
260 Baht
Food: Oysters, Steaks, Thai Street Food
Atmosphere: Classy, Dress up
Opening Times: 6pm – 12am
Location

5. Parallel Universe Of Lunar 2 On The Hidden Moon – Nimman

Parallel Universe of Lunar 2 on Hidden Moon

Head up to the top floor of PUOLTOTHM for beautiful views of Doi Suthep. This is a hipster craft beer bar which serves a huge variety of imported and local Thai craft beers.

Walking around the glamorous Italian-inspired eating and shopping centre, ONE Nimman, you’d never guess there was a funky urban craft beer bar upstairs. If you’re a bringing friends along, be aware that they don’t serve wine or cocktails, only craft cider and beers.

The views from up there are amazing, especially at sunset. This bar is across the road from Maya so you could visit Myst rooftop bar on the same evening.

Small Draft Beer: 200 Baht Large: 380 Baht
Glass of Wine:
No
Cocktails:
No
Food: Bar Snacks – Crisps, Nuts
Atmosphere: Hipster, Chilled
Opening Times: 5pm – 11:30pm
Google Maps Location

6. The Roof Sala Lanna – Night Bazaar

The Roof Sala Lanna Rooftop Bar Chiang Mai

Overlooking the Ping river and oozing sophistication is The Roof by Sala Lanna. This hotel chain specialises in high-end hotels with a premium experience, so dress to impress!

There’s a large range of cocktails available from 260 baht and they even have a happy hour between 6 and 7:30 pm every day. Try the unusual ‘North Fizz’ cocktail with basil and gin.

If you visit during the rainy season (July-Oct) they often close the rooftop bar. But never fear as downstairs you’ve got the excellent On the Ping Riverfront Eatery for champagne and fine dining. All with a beautiful river view.

Large Beer: 130 Baht
Glass of Wine:
280 Baht
Cocktails:
290 Baht
Atmosphere: Sophisticated, Date night
Opening Times: 6pm – 11pm
Location

7. Xanadu Rooftop Pub & Restaurant – Huay Kaew Road

Xanadu Rooftop Pub & Restaurant

It must be one of the only bars in Chiang Mai that refers to itself as a ‘pub’ but for me, being from the UK, it has a familiar and homely ring to it.

Don’t worry, Xanadu bar looks nothing like the dark smokey pubs in the UK. The rooftop here is massive and with the white table cloths and waistcoat wearing waiters, it does have more of a dining vibe to it.

This said, they have a large drinks menu and regularly have live bands on at the weekend. It’s one of the cheaper rooftop bars that still has a spectacular view of the mountain and Huay Kaew Road, so it’s worth checking out.

Large Beer: 120 Baht
Glass of Wine:
220 Baht
Cocktails:
180 Baht
Food: Thai, Western, Desserts
Atmosphere: Dining, Classic
Opening Times: 6pm – 12am
Location

8. Oasis Rooftop Garden – Old Town

Oasis Rooftop Garden Chiang Mai

Tucked away in the Old Town is this sunset gem. Forget your flashy decor and dress codes, if you want to rock up in your flip flops and enjoy a cold beer, then this is your jam.

Oasis Rooftop Garden has lots of classic cocktails to choose from on a detailed menu that labels the ingredients. They also have a large selection of craft beers including Belgian beers like Kastell and Blanche De Namur.

Don’t be put off by the sketchy entrance, you’re in the right place, just head on up the stairs and you’ll emerge onto the cushion filled rooftop bar.

Large Beer: 100 Baht
Glass of Wine:
220 Baht
Cocktails:
160 Baht
Food: No
Atmosphere: Chilled, Laid Back
Opening Times: 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Location

Thanks for reading! Have you visited one of these rooftop bars? Let me know in the comments below : )

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