City 7: Wine Buffets in Chiang Mai
Wine Buffets in Chiang Mai
Wine is all the rage these days as this previous luxury is becoming more and more affordable throughout Chiang Mai. This month, we show you where the nectar of the gods flows freely… and cheaply. Just don’t blame us for the hangover.
Defying the old adage about location, this wine bar and restaurant in San Sai Noi is hugely popular for its great international food, cheap and cheerful selection of wines and an incredibly cheap and (after a few) ridiculously cheerful wine buffet! For 289 baht per person you can drink ’til you drop… or drool… from 5 – 9 p.m. daily.
2. Wine Factory
This brand new wine shop in Nimman’s Punna Place offers a nightly buffet of all-you-can-drink Coastline red cabernet sauvignon and white sauvignon blanc from South Africa on their shared outdoor patio from 6 – 9:33 p.m. every day of the week for only 333 baht. So, 3.33 hours for 333 baht…cute.
083 581 9867
3. I’m Chair
This cute and spacious wine bar offers four hours of free flow house wine for only 290 baht every night of the week from 7 – 11 p.m. Take your pick between Marisol reds and whites from Chile. Sips are best enjoyed in the outdoor patio where you’ll bask in retro vintage décor serenaded by jukebox music. And don’t worry, your waiter will make sure your glass is never dry.
The luxurious Siripanna Villa Resort is a bit out of the way and a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Any day, any time, you can show up to their fancy indoor/outdoor restaurant, pay 599 baht and sip unlimited vino for up to six hours. Yes, six! Just be sure to come armed with the phone number of at least one trusty cab driver.
5. Le Meridien
Fiending for vino on a Sunday morning? You’re not alone. Le Meridien offers free flow red and white wines as part of their weekly Sunday brunches (meaning unlimited gourmet food is also included) for 1,350 baht from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s nothing wrong with a little day drinking!
6. House of Wine
While the Riverside branch has shut down, the Nimman locale remains one of the city’s most popular wine bars, where connoisseurs sip and gregarious groups slurp and chat over tapas, sushi or posh fries. From 6 – 9 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays it’s 299 baht for free flow French house wine and 499 baht for the more expensive Yellow Tail range, including white, red and sparkling.
082 581 9867
7. Why Not?
Munch on Italian comfort food and sip a selection of Italian reds and whites on the spacious outdoor patio and garden in the heart of the Nimman area. Great for big groups, this is one of the first places in Chiang Mai to jump on the wine buffet train. Pay just 250 baht per person for all-you-can-drink from 6:30 – 8 p.m. every Friday night. Why not indeed?