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Top 9 Places to Down a Cocktail in Chiang Mai

Sometimes in life, sitting down with a tasty and colourful cocktail can be the perfect way to have fun and unwind.  Whether you’re with your friends or having a romantic night out with that special someone, here are some of the best places to enjoy a cocktail around Chiang Mai:

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Mixology Burger and Bar

Mixology is a good place for a tasty burger, although there are also many other dishes on their wide menu.  The real highlight, however, is enjoying one of their well-mixed and delicious cocktails.  There are many to choose between, including most of the regular favourites and a couple of interesting concoctions.  With a vintage and chic look, it’s a nice environment for a drink or two.

Ben’s Cocktail Bar

A small and intimate hole-in-the-wall / mobile type place, don’t let appearances put you off!  You might just have one of the best cocktails you’ve ever tasted!  Passionate about what they do, the owners are friendly and chatty.  The extensive menu contains almost everything you could wish for … with more than 150 tempting choices!  One of the most interesting drinks is the Thai Tom Yum – it certainly has a bit of a kick!

Hichi Cocktail Bar

A good range of cocktails and a decent selection of food makes this another good place to socialise over drinks.

The Bar and Cigar Lounge

A beautiful building that was previously the British Consulate in the area, you can sit inside in the lovely surroundings and with the cool temperatures, or enjoy an evening in the nice outdoor area that sits near to the riverside.  Wherever you sit you can sample a great selection of drinks in a classy environment.  The atmosphere is sure to make you want another … then another … !!

Rise Bar

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Perched up in the rooftops, Rise Bar is a cool place to sip a drink whilst admiring the views.  Kicking back with one of the terrific cocktails or a glass of fine wine are some of the main reasons to visit here, and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.  Try and time for visit for just before sunset.

The Mix Bar

If you’re looking for somewhere upmarket and with a really sophisticated vibe, get your glad rags on and head to The Mix Bar.  You’ll find it within the D2 Hotel.  Attracting a trendy crowd and with professional bartenders and mixologists, be part of the elegance and try one of their numerous tasty drinks.

Catnip Wine and Cocktail Bar

Somewhat tucked away from it all, this boutique restaurant / bar not only has a rich variety of yummy dishes but also has some really good wines and cocktails too.  The staff members are pleasant and the service is good.  The great atmosphere is sure to make you want to order more!  It is open late and you’ll find it at Blue Harbour.

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The Horn Bar

A stylish and classy place, although it is a short way out of the main part of the city you certainly won’t be disappointed if you do take a trip out to here.  A true five star experience awaits you in this fine establishment.  The décor is interesting and attractive with lots of masks and images from all over Burma that show characters from legends and myths.  Sink into a comfy seat and let the good times roll!  Part of the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Hotel you are all but guaranteed great service and a professionally mixed drink.

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Swanky and swish without being snooty, this spot next to the river is a right little charmer.  Popular with locals, expats, and visitors, enjoy just a drink or treat yourself to a great meal too.  Live music adds to the ambience and it is a top place for a fabulous night out.

What’s your tipple of choice and where do you like to indulge?  Do you prefer the small mobile cocktail bars or the uber-trendy chic and classy places?  Where’s your ultimate favourite place for a cocktail in Chiang Mai?

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