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The Best Beer Bar in Chiang Mai

Everyone likes to know the tips and tricks to travelling around Thailand and so now I’m going to give you a little known secret not just how to save money but to have a good bloody time as well. Your first time to Chiang Mai you’ll probably want to go scope out the Beer Bars. What I hate most about beer bars is the search. Walking around aimlessly trying to find a score it’s annoying as hell and the good thing about Chiang Mai is you won’t be dripping with sweet and with a lower humidity here you won’t feel so sticky. But what if you didn’t want to walk around to all the bars and skip all the nonsense and head to the best beer bar in Chiang Mai well that’s when you head to Angels Bar.

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Angels Bar is located in the Back of the Loi Kroh Beer Bar. It has the cheapest beers in the whole complex at only 60 baht a bottled Chang or Leo. Is nicely stocked with 10 attentive hostesses and has one of the best Mamasan’s in Chiang Mai who by the way used to run the infamous Butterfly Bar at the top end of the road. THIS place should always be your first stop when crusing the beer bars in Chiang Mai. It’s also right next door to Lars bar which is always the last place to close. I know this because I’ve played pool in there till 6 in the morning on many an occasion!

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Now a lot of locals might flame this article because the bar is located just in front of the boxing ring which on a mon,tusday,sun night they close off the place and charge people 400 baht to watch live Thai Muay. So here’s my tip and little known secret and why this bar is the best place to start your night. If you arrive before 7:30 you can ask them to stamp your hand. There’s never really any customers at that time so it makes finding a girl super easy. Now you can come back later when the boxing is going on and you can get in for free!


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About Chris

Chris founded Living Thai and author of the books Learn the The Thai Alphabet and How to make money in Thailand also the Blueprint for Living in Thailand. Chris started this blog with the aim of educating westerners on how to have the best time in Thailand, to make new friends and to vent his frustrations Chris is also fluent in both written and spoken Thai.

13 Responses to The Best Beer Bar in Chiang Mai

  1. Sean January 7, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    The one that used to be Sugar Bar?

  2. Anthony January 7, 2014 at 8:09 am #

    Excellent insight as usual. Also the ladies are instructed not to be pushy and will sit with you a little without asking for a drink. My wife and I will be headed there this week.

    • Chris January 7, 2014 at 8:14 am #

      I go down once a week myself, always a good laugh, though I think i’ll leave my girl at home for this one

  3. harvie January 7, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    Guess I done goof’d last time i was in CM. Do they have a ladyboy bar there too? I cant remember which stadium it was at now, but I was at a bar full of LB who got there tits out every hour and were given people free drinks. They also had a big pet snake*. I just cant remember what stadium they were located at, might be near this one.

    *Not a reference to there penises.

    • Chris January 7, 2014 at 9:50 am #

      Wont ask what you were doing hanging at a ladyboy bar…but same place angels is in the back past the lb bar

  4. John January 7, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    120 Baht for a large Leo? In Pattaya we go to the Starlight Bar to start our nights out 60 Baht for a large Leo plus great food. Moonie, Brass Monkey and even the Riverside on Nernplaubwon all nice bars with low price beers. Walking Street is for tourists ask a local where to go. Happy hip hunting.

    • Chris January 7, 2014 at 9:47 am #

      I know a hostess bar in chiang mai 3 large leos 100 baht. But its not a beer bar just like its not Pattaya. Thanks for your insight

  5. Theequation January 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    I’m a local–FLAME!
    I actually don’t know what that means…maybe we should go there on my birthday (1 week).

  6. Brett February 9, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    May have to check out this place on a weekend away. Also Chris I sent you an email regarding a work query thanks for taking a look-see :)

  7. Vincent March 14, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for this article, you provided great value here and made my day!

    One Question: How much is the bar fine in this Angels Bar?
    - What is the price for ST and LT here?

    Cheers, Vincent

    • Chris March 22, 2014 at 7:25 am #

      REally depends on the girl, go down and find out!

  8. Alan May 21, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    I agree with the review here. Great place for newcomers like myself. I was traveling through the city in November ’12 and wasn’t even looking for some “extra fun” and ended up drinking here at the outside couches with a friend after the Muay Thai fights. We struck up a conversation with a nice gal from Laos who spoke very good English and we ended up paying the bar fine to have her come out and show us some other local clubs/bars around town. Turns out one place is where the evening’s Muay Thai fight winner and his entourage were celebrating.

    However, while my friend was getting involved socially with some of the locals on one side of the club, me and our Laotian guide ended up stepping out for some safe “short-time fun” at a cheap hotel she recommended. Good times.

    All in all, no annoying pushing whatsoever from the drinks to the clubs and even the short-time happy ending. Good call sir.

    • Chris May 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

      Awesome! Thanks for the report.

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