01: 137 Pillars House Hotel
This gorgeous hotel in Wat Gate features a 137-pillared old colonial house as its star. Recline in air-conditioned comfort in the sexy lounge, or sit like a teak-wallah on a covered veranda for a buy one get one free series of very “euphoric times” from 4 – 7 p.m. daily for all drinks soft and hard.
2 Soi 1 Na Wat Gate Road
02: The Pub
One of Chiang Mai’s oldest expat establishments, the Pub has been lubricating misplaced westerners for nearly 40 years. Every Friday they offer 10 percent off all day for anyone who spends over 200 baht.
189 Huay Kaew Road
03: Cocktail Car
Three words. Mobile cocktail cart. Despite being located right smack in the middle of backpacker heaven, this place is a unique spot to get the night started with chilled-out tunes, excellent cocktails starting at just 60 baht, and a super-friendly owner/bartender who materialises nightly from 6 – 11 p.m.
in front of Diva Guesthouse
04: Kabuki Grill
One of the best deals in town features all-you-can-drink Asahi, Heineken or Leo on draught from 5 – 8 p.m. nightly for 99 baht, enjoyed on a buzzing, open-air patio inside Punna Place. Tables fill up fast, so come early to cash in on as many “joyous seconds” as possible!
Punna Place, Nimmanhaemin Soi 6
05: Doo Dee Pub
Who says a “chipper stint” shouldn’t start at 3 o’clock? This friendly neighbourhood joint offers three for two drink deals from 3 – 7 p.m. daily, along with delicious Thai and western food, great tunes and plenty of space to mingle.
6 Suriyawong Road
What’s the rush? Well, when you can drink as much Heineken as you can handle between the “jubilant spell” of 6 – 9 p.m. for only 99 baht, trust us, the rush is in getting a seat. All you have to do to take advantage of this deal is order at least one dish of snacks. Bargain!
Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 9
07: Blar Blar Bar
Why do “allotments of ecstasy” need to end? Keep your joy going with Blar Blar Bar’s excellent beer deals: three big bottles of Chang Export for 129 baht or three big Leos for 149, from 9 p.m. until close every night. Add in the live music, funky decor and massive space (perfect for large groups) and you’ve got yourself a winning combination.
Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 7