Situated in the heart of the city center of Pai is Boom Bar. If you are looking for a venue to meet fellow backpackers at, try your hand at beer pong, enjoy affordable cocktails, or bust a move to some rapid techno beats, this is the bar to frequent. Boom Bar opened in November 2014 and has been a hit amongst visitors ever since. Oftentimes crowds spill onto the street with drinks in hands enjoying the live DJ and chatting with their fellow night owls. Boom Bar also features live music a few times a week. The place is almost always packed, as well, making it a great place to meet people.
Yellow Sun Pai
Situated a short walk down from Boom Bar is Yellow Sun Pai, another venue that is perfect for meeting others. It is almost always crowded. The venue consists of two floors. The second floor is great for sitting and people watching and the first has a pool table, plenty of seating, and a live band that plays reggae tunes.
Mad Monkey Hostel Pai
Mad Monkey Hostel Pai has just recently opened its doors and is already one of the top places to spend an evening out in Pai and one of the top contenders for drinks in the city. Enjoy one of their nicely crafted cocktails poolside or enjoy a starry evening surrounded by lush gardens. A customer experience rep is also on-hand to make sure that everyone is having a great night, with planned evening activities to bring people together.
Jikko Beer is found on the same street as the Pai night market. Its open front is incredibly inviting, and you can literally sit along Rungsiyanon Road and gawk at the shoeless hippies and fear for their feet while enjoying an ice cold beer amongst friends. Don’t have any? No worries, as the staff is incredibly friendly and chatty for those of you traveling Pai solo. There is no happy hour, but, as Yoo said, every hour is happy hour at Jikko Beer.
Mojo Cafe is one venue you need to grab a drink in before you leave the city. Wooden seating is found scattered throughout this tiny bar. Its personality and vibe packs a powerful punch and will draw in curious tourists and locals on the lookout for a cool cocktail. Old records embellish the wall, as do twinkling lights found around the exterior of the tiny bar. Drinks are cheap and the entertainment is free … it’s a win-win for everyone!
This intimate bar is the perfect place for pulling digits while buzzing off some liquor courage. This intimate bar has only a handful of seating, so everyone there enjoying whatever drink it is are always within close proximity. Specials are a daily occurrence, and there is live music that starts at 8 p.m.
Blah Blah Bar
Get your punk rock fix when you’re in Pai and visit Blah Blah Bar. Located across from Baan Pizza and next to Boom Bar, this tiny pub packs a punch. Graffiti covers the exterior, illuminated by the red and blue lights throughout the bar. The inside is just as edgy, decorated with vintage posters and other punk paraphernalia. Drinks here are cheap and you can enjoy an ice cold beer outside in the fresh air, or on the movie-theater seats inside. Blah Blah Bar does not show up on Google Maps, but it is just around the corner from Pai Walking Street.
Le Rêve de Pai
Enjoy a nightcap at Le Rêve de Pai, where you can indulge in wines from Spain, France, or Chile. Pair it with some bruschetta or a cheese platter while relaxing on the terrace. If you’ve got an appetite, try the mushroom or salmon pasta, both of which are sure to satisfy you. This cozy wine bar feels more like your friend’s living room, with a warm ambiance and welcoming staff to match.
Jewelry shop by day, bar by night! This little hippy bar is slightly hidden; guests must walk through Paizy Bar to get here, which is right on the walking street. The staff are incredibly attentive and are sure to take care of you as soon as you walk into this colorful alcove. Neon lights shine onto hanging drapes, creating a fort-like garden atmosphere. Lounge on some floor cushions or grab a seat on a tree stump while listening to mellow live music.
Kick back and listen to some good tunes at Jazz House. This bar is right off the main walking street on a small, quiet road. Popular in the backpacking scene, you can find various types of live music played here most nights of the week from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Every Sunday from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Jazz House also holds an open mic that anybody is welcome to join. Check their Facebook page for updates on their events. Be sure to check out their nightly happy hour, as well!
The aptly named Sunset Bar is an ideal place to watch the sun go down in Pai. Guests can take a dip in the pool to cool off while sipping on a beer. Lounge in a hammock or one of the comfy cushions near the pool. This alfresco bar is known for their chill atmosphere, so you’re sure to meet some cool people while relaxing here!
Location: Mae Hi, Pai District, Mae Hong Son 58130, Thailand — VIEW MAP
Contact: +66 97 037 4432
Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Don’t Cry Bar
Party late into the evening at Don’t Cry Bar, an open-air venue with neon paintings throughout. Techno rave music keeps partiers awake and energetic as the bar fuels their alcoholic cravings. There is also a food venue on-site for those of you who get any late night cravings as you party the night away to live bands, DJs, and more. This is one of the only venues that is open incredibly late, so be sure not to miss visiting Don’t Cry Bar on a night out in Pai.
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