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The new Queen Victoria Inn by far. They would have to have the most pleasant and friendly bar staff of any bar I know. If you are a beer drinker (I'm not) they probably have the best range in town on tap. Great atmosphere, and an exrensive menu, and what's more it's spotless!!

WOW, thats some advert

Have you got shares in it by any chance? :o

Not a penny, just call it as I see it.....

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I take it the Chaing Mai Saloon is one to scratch off my list then :o

You might like to scratch the Good View too unless you like a musak type band and the sort of place your parents might like. Possibly suitable for careful Christians. I think bland is the word.

Moc Mol is of the type I detest which many Thais love where the subservient staff pester you by topping up your glass every three nanoseconds. Poor grade bourgeouis. New money. Have been twice (only because female friend wanted to go there) and last time sick in stomach next day definitely from the food there. No more.

For a non girlie bar try the Writers Club on Ratchadmanoen.

For a girlie bar Stairway to Heaven used to be good once upon a time.

For a girlieboy bar Cheeky Girls.

Or take a bottle to Kow niow tiang keun (nickname)on Kampaeng Din for the best late night food....no sign, opens 2330 til 0200 yes I got that right. Thaksin's brother was sitting behind me last weekend at this under 100baht joint.

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I take it the Chaing Mai Saloon is one to scratch off my list then :D

You might like to scratch the Good View too unless you like a musak type band and the sort of place your parents might like. Possibly suitable for careful Christians. I think bland is the word.

Moc Mol is of the type I detest which many Thais love where the subservient staff pester you by topping up your glass every three nanoseconds. Poor grade bourgeouis. New money. Have been twice (only because female friend wanted to go there) and last time sick in stomach next day definitely from the food there. No more.

For a non girlie bar try the Writers Club on Ratchadmanoen.

For a girlie bar Stairway to Heaven used to be good once upon a time.

For a girlieboy bar Cheeky Girls.

Or take a bottle to Kow niow tiang keun (nickname)on Kampaeng Din for the best late night food....no sign, opens 2330 til 0200 yes I got that right. Thaksin's brother was sitting behind me last weekend at this under 100baht joint.

2330 til 0200 my kind of bar.

Just hope I remember what its like the next day (I like to start early). :o

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I take it the Chaing Mai Saloon is one to scratch off my list then :o

For a girlie bar Stairway to Heaven used to be good once upon a time.

Until they try and charge you 270 baht for a bottle of Chang! :D Fair enough to pay girlie drink prices, but when they fill up the glass with ice and pour a tad of beer in there each time yet charge for a full drink, particulary when you've ordered by the bottle anyway, you can safely call its 'taking the piss'. Needless to say, one does not frequent this place any more.

Nice set-up and a refreshing change from the other hovels down Loi Kroh, but in response to your post, it certainly ain't any more :D. Writers Club's nice though.

BTW, where's all the nice girls gone? There was always one or two fairly decent-looking specimens in most bars a few years back. Now there's maybe one out of ten bars and the whole of that entertainment plaza place on Loi Kroh is crying out for some good lookers. Not that I'm looking for a lady or anything, but it's nice to have something to look at when knocking back a few :D

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Seems to me a lot of new gin joints springing up all over town....eg..bangers and Chiangers...think...etc.....

anyway...

Bit of a List to get you going....any more.....must be hundreds..:D

Dont forget.... "knowledge dispels thirst" :D

So.....Rough Guide.....

Moon Muang:

Nancy Bar.

Aii Karaoke.

K.K.Bar.

Mad Dog Bar.

Cafe mai.

Corner Bar.

Spotlight Bar.

Lucky Bar.

Charming Bar.

Power Bar.

Wyn bar.

Ba-Ba-Bo..Bar.

Loy Kroh:

Easy Corner Bar.

Juicy Lucy Bar.

Lindas Bar.

Why Not Bar.

Post Bar.

Cherry Bar.

Butterfly Bar.

Boom Bim Bar.

Mayflower Rest.

Stairway to...Bar.

Marin Bar...

Soi 1:

Together Bar.

:o

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Back in the early 80's in Chiang Mai there was the Karen Hut Bar, My Place Bar(the original) and Oasis Bar, all long gone.

And of course The Pub on Huay Kaew which is still there although it'll never be the same as in the days of Nigel and Darunee Parker who sold it off to Peter and Nai Bachman. The latter used to amuse the customers by throwing ashtrays, glasses and any other heavy object they could lay their hands on at each other. The customers were mostly resident tobacco and various Foreign Aid agency expats who all made a very interesting and amusing group.

Nowadays there are hundreds of bars throughout Chiang Mai aimed at the tourist and ex-pat crowd, seems that most have more staff than customers. Not too many have any real character.

BB

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Soi 1:

Together Bar.

"Number 1" is also in that soi. It's picking up, it seems. They have some Belgian beers and a good number of staff there.

But for some strange reason I'm indeed partial to Together Bar in that soi.. I guess I like it that it's so incredibly small that you're forced to sit semi-outside on bigger tables with everyone else, which makes it so much more natural to get talking with loads of different people. Strange mix of travellers and bums there. (Oh and then there's me somtimes. :o

Cheers,

Chanchao

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Seems to me a lot of new gin joints springing up all over town....eg..bangers and Chiangers...think...etc.....

anyway...

Bit of a List to get you going....any more.....must be hundreds..:D

Dont forget.... "knowledge dispels thirst" :D

So.....Rough Guide.....

Moon Muang:

Nancy Bar.

Aii Karaoke.

K.K.Bar.

Mad Dog Bar.

Cafe mai.

Corner Bar.

Spotlight Bar.

Lucky Bar.

Charming Bar.

Power Bar.

Wyn bar.

Ba-Ba-Bo..Bar.

Loy Kroh:

Easy Corner Bar.

Juicy Lucy Bar.

Lindas Bar.

Why Not Bar.

Post Bar.

Cherry Bar.

Butterfly Bar.

Boom Bim Bar.

Mayflower Rest.

Stairway to...Bar.

Marin Bar...

Soi 1:

Together Bar.

:D

Now that`s a nice list.

Should keep me going for at least 1 night. :o

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Back in the early 80's in Chiang Mai there was the Karen Hut Bar, My Place Bar(the original) and Oasis Bar, all long gone. 

And of course The Pub on Huay Kaew which is still there although it'll never be the same as in the days of Nigel and Darunee Parker who sold it off to Peter and Nai Bachman.  The latter used to amuse the customers by throwing ashtrays, glasses and any other heavy object they could lay their hands on at each other.  The customers were mostly resident tobacco and various Foreign Aid agency expats who all made a very interesting and amusing group.

Nowadays there are hundreds of bars throughout Chiang Mai aimed at the tourist and ex-pat crowd, seems that most have more staff than customers.  Not too many have any real character.

BB

Yea, the good old days when you could sit in the Karen Hut bar and listen to Frank sing and then wander down the little soi, past HRH eating (s'cuse me, saweooy ahaan) at the Coq D'or and visit My Place and soon enough Frank would be there singing. And then walk down and across the moat to Lovebirds where soon enough Frank would be singing again. And finally to Oasis where Frank did not sing. And then if you were really feeling bad you could visit the Welshman's place, long the lowest common demoninator of the tiny ex-pat community.

My favorite was the mid-80s Cottage Bar hosted by Phii Khao, one of the few ex-pat bars without the hostesses. A drinkers bar frequented by the teachers, a large component of the ex-pat community back then, as well as off-duty free lancers looking to take a break from business and have a drink, and the gay pals of the owner coming in between cabaret shows at the Blue Moon.

There were also a few Thai bars that all seemed to have an American western/cowboy theme and although Thai speaking Farangs were welcome, they just weren't all that entertaining after the first hour unless you happened to like country music.

And in the afternoon you could sit around the pool at the Prince hotel where all the girls who worked at the ex-pat and tourist bars congregated to swim and gossip during the day.

I can only say that the bars back then had a different character than today, but then Chiang Mai as a whole had a radically different character as well, a far more Khon Muang character.

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Yea, the good old days when you could sit in the Karen Hut bar and listen to Frank sing and then wander down the little soi, past HRH eating (s'cuse me, saweooy ahaan) at the Coq D'or and visit My Place and soon enough Frank would be there singing. And then walk down and across the moat to Lovebirds where soon enough Frank would be singing again. And finally to Oasis where Frank did not sing. And then if you were really feeling bad you could visit the Welshman's place, long the lowest common demoninator of the tiny ex-pat community.

My favorite was the mid-80s Cottage Bar hosted by Phii Khao, one of the few ex-pat bars without the hostesses.  A drinkers bar frequented by the teachers, a large component of the ex-pat community back then, as well as off-duty free lancers looking to take a break from business and have a drink, and the gay pals of the owner coming in between cabaret shows at the Blue Moon.

There were also a few Thai bars that all seemed to have an American western/cowboy theme and although Thai speaking Farangs were welcome, they just weren't all that entertaining after the first hour unless you happened to like country music.

And in the afternoon you could sit around the pool at the Prince hotel where all the girls who worked at the ex-pat and tourist bars congregated to swim and gossip during the day.

I can only say that the bars back then had a different character than today, but then Chiang Mai as a whole had a radically different character as well, a far more Khon Muang character.

Saw old Philipino Frank in a CM bar a few years ago, he wasn't singing, we talked of the old daze, fond memories. Hope he has added a few more songs to his repertoire of Johnny Horton and Hank Williams Senior tunes.

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Presume you mean Frank Sinatra yes?

If you do then PLEASE tell me if there is a bar in CM that constantly plays his songs.

I am a BIG FAN of Frank

"Fly me to the moon and let me swing upon the stars, let me see what life is like on Jupiter and Mars , in other words...."

PRICELESS

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