khunpa

Update on CM nightlife...

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I have lived in CM for just over a year now and have only been out for a few times when I first came here. At that time, everything closed at 24.00 (including nightclubs) and only options to have a drink after that time was super boring Karaoke Bars. Since then I could not be bothered to go out, since I just found the nightlife way to boring here. 

 

Have a friend coming over for a visit and would appreciate an update on the nightlife in CM. Does everything still go "dead" after 24.00? and any recommendations of where to go out in CM? (not looking for the typical Backpacker bar/club). Any Nightclubs open after midnight?

 

Thanks.

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The updates are that the CM nightlife is even worse then when you came here a year ago.

 

Any recommendations of where to go out in CM? I can`t think of any and I`m being serious, not being sarcastic.

 

Here is video evidence of what`s on offer:

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, cyberfarang said:

The updates are that the CM nightlife is even worse then when you came here a year ago.

 

Any recommendations of where to go out in CM? I can`t think of any and I`m being serious, not being sarcastic.

 

Here is video evidence of what`s on offer:

 

 

 

Still looks same same :-) ... Think I will take my visitor on a BKK-trip instead.

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Status on the Nimmanhamin area:

 

The only places that stay open until 1 a.m. are on soi 6, the only bar there that gets any appreciable business is Tawan Daeng, and it is a very Thai place.  Everywhere else, on Nimman and the other sois, closes at midnight.

 

Dayli on soi 11 and a few restaurant bars at the soi 9 - Nimmanhamin intersection are pleasant places for Thai food and beer, but they are more restaurants than bars and far from exciting.

 

Warm Up is still popular with young, mostly Thai people.  Lism on Soi 7 is popular with a young, entirely Thai crowd. 

 

There are other places scattered about that sometimes get a reasonable crowd, but all are flawed in some way--hostile to foreigners, very poor service, or just kind of dull.

 

OMG, and perhaps a few other places, has bailed out of Nimmanhamin due to high rent and relocated somewhere on Canal Road.

 

I hate to say it, but I think the best thing about Nimmanhamin is that it is a short tuk-tuk ride to Oxide in Santitham.

 

 

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Don't know where your friends are from but there is 99% chance that chiang mai will be sloooower. Can't imagine they coming to Thailand to experience slow.

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I was drinking with a group in Nimman the other morning until three...they put the screen up at 2400 and turn down the music..it seems like it happens more during the week...enforcement is much greater of Friday and Saturdays.  Also a seafood restaurant with big TV and WiFi serving food and beer till 3 or 4...you can also bring in your bottle and get a bucket of ice for 15 and a of soda for 10.....near where the birds are always chirping...fun place.  Pretentious nightclub crap?? Mandalay....200 THB cover. 

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As a side there has been some significant work been done on StarSux over the last few weeks and still going on in the day time.   Lots of construction type stuff, and the front of the whole building looks completely different now..  Perhaps it might be moving up from last place where it has languished for a decade or more.

 

Bit of a worry bods running round in bars/clubs/restaurants/ toilets with cameras though filming bar girls, punters, and diners?.....but no shot of author.......it aint gonna stop I suppopse.

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8 minutes ago, KhonKaenKowboy said:

I was drinking with a group in Nimman the other morning until three...they put the screen up at 2400 and turn down the music..it seems like it happens more during the week...enforcement is much greater of Friday and Saturdays.  Also a seafood restaurant with big TV and WiFi serving food and beer till 3 or 4...you can also bring in your bottle and get a bucket of ice for 15 and a of soda for 10.....near where the birds are always chirping...fun place.  Pretentious nightclub crap?? Mandalay....200 THB cover. 

Outside of soi 6 bars, Warm-Up and Lism most of the bars on Nimmanhamin are partly or entirely open air, I don't see how a screen would work unless the bar has an understanding with the police.  It's possible some of the places have that going again, however I currently can't find a place on Nimmanhamin I want to stay at past midnight.

 

Lock-ins don't appeal to me, nightlife means lights, music and pretties, not quietly sitting in the dark.

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"Most" doesn't mean much if you aren't in one of them.  I stated "a screen" for a reason, and that is it is quite a bit rent than a lock-in.  Girl from Bangkok cooked us red curry spaghetti for free that was sensational.  She wasn't promo girl looks but quite smart especially compared to the usual airheads.  65 Leo, 70 Tiger...large..out.of the coffin coolers.  Seafood place operates righht in the open..on Suthep Rd.  Near Ping Payom, easy walk from Nimman McDonalds.

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20 minutes ago, KhonKaenKowboy said:

"Most" doesn't mean much if you aren't in one of them.  I stated "a screen" for a reason, and that is it is quite a bit rent than a lock-in.  Girl from Bangkok cooked us red curry spaghetti for free that was sensational.  She wasn't promo girl looks but quite smart especially compared to the usual airheads.  65 Leo, 70 Tiger...large..out.of the coffin coolers.  Seafood place operates righht in the open..on Suthep Rd.  Near Ping Payom, easy walk from Nimman McDonalds.

I consider Suthep to be a different nightlight area from Nimmanhamin.  There is about 500 meters from the last bar on Nimmanhamin until you reach Suthep, so a significant dead-zone separates the two.  Since the old Duum Duum closed/relocated I haven't been to any bars on Suthep. I know there are a few places but don't know if they are any good.

 

" it is quite a bit rent than a lock-in."  Is that an editing error or terminology I am unfamiliar with?

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Try the anusarn market

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I was drinking with a group in Nimman the other morning until three...they put the screen up at 2400 and turn down the music..it seems like it happens more during the week...enforcement is much greater of Friday and Saturdays.  Also a seafood restaurant with big TV and WiFi serving food and beer till 3 or 4...you can also bring in your bottle and get a bucket of ice for 15 and a of soda for 10.....near where the birds are always chirping...fun place.  Pretentious nightclub crap?? Mandalay....200 THB cover. 

did you go with a group or did you join an already existing group


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There is of course night golf and the night safari.

 

Night golf at Stardome with the "refreshers" may add a little spice during and after a round.

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Heaps of good live music (which by definition excludes Hip Hop and Techno) but they all close at midnight. Try Anusarn Market and Straw Market at the Night Bazaar for starters. Also CU Corner Bar Soi 1 Moon Muang (for American Country music), and Villa Duang Champa in Sunday night Walking Street (has 4 bands from 6PM on).

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There is often various kinds of excellent live music in CM.

 

Anyone know if Took the guitarist is around recently?

 

cb

 

 

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