Definitely a contender for Chiang Mai’s most stylish pub, the owner of Pinocchio is a Thai film director, collector of retro stuff and also owns another pub in Bangkok. The Chiang Mai Pinocchio has indoor and outdoor seating. Outside is relaxed and spacious, with dimmed lighting, a bar and many tables, while the indoor is decked out with all kinds of retro bric-a-brac and cool things to look at including giant Hitchcock, Clockwork Orange, Marilyn Monroe posters, a pool table, comfortable sofas, funky lighting, a DJ booth (they assure us the DJ will play not just Thai songs but modern western indie, alternative, Britpop, grunge, rock, and stuff from the 60s, 70s, 80s) while live bands will also play – with some bands well known on the Thai rock circuit. Everything has been done right here, right down to the toilets. Loads of booze to buy by the bottle or glass, including wine, all at reasonable prices (100 baht large beers). The, mostly Thai, food is also tasty and good value. If you’re a nightlife kind of person, you have to check out this place.


Nimmanheiman Road, Soi 7

Category Bar, Live Music, Nightlife Venue Type Bar Cuisine Pub Grub Entertainment Type Live Music Venue, Pub Opening Times 5.30 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. 084 658 1669, 086 348 5304