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“I love the blues” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boy Blues Bar

Boy Blues Bar
Soi 6, Changklan Rd | Kalare Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #1 of 25 Nightlife in Chiang Mai
5.0 of 5 stars 85 Reviews
Type: Blues Bars, Bars
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Belfast N.Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“I love the blues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

A Thai friend took me to this bar and it was fantastic. We had enjoyed a meal at the nearby night bazaar and this rounded off a great night. Great music and reasonable priced drinks. I think it is not open Sunday. It is up a few stairs but go and enjoy the craic.

Visited February 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Awesome Blues Band”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Awesome blues band. Lead guitarist and vocalist “Boy” (younger cousin of the legendary blues musician “Took”) has been referred to as an amazing reincarnation of Jimi Hendrix/Eric Clapton. Having seen Hendrix live in the late 60s, I can tell you that Boy's rendition of “Little Wing” and “All Along the Watch Tower” are comparable to the great Jimi and just as good or better than versions by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Beck and other Hendrix successors.
Tucked up a stairway in the eaves of the Kalare Night Market section of the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar in an indoor/outdoor loft space, Boy Blues Bar is run by Boy and Claire, an English singer from Kent who is super nice and friendly. Claire sometimes joins the band with her unique voice and stage presence, which is a special treat. The first set is played by rotating bands, followed by fabulous blues from “Boy Blues Band.” Monday night is jam night, when local musicians add saxes, trumpets, and guest singers to the mix. Highly recommended. Great guitarist, fabulous feeling for the blues, my favorite place in all of S.E. Asia to chill out and listen to live music.

Visited January 2014
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Munich, Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Cool place to hang out and enjoy live music!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We were there two nights to relax after a long day and some night-bazaaring. Great to hang out, Boy always had his smile on and never seems to get tired of playing and entertaining. Staff is very friendly, owners always open for a chat.
Ask them about the open stage nights (mondays?), if you like to play yourself.

Had a special night with guest players Ron (harmonica) and Nick (drums), unforgettable!

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Like others, we came across this place by accident and what a great place it is. If you enjoy hearing really good live music from talented musicians then this is the place to go. It is quite difficult to find the entrance up to the venue but don't give up! Price of drinks is reasonable and a good night is guaranteed, so go along and support this great hidden gem.

Visited February 2014
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Tianjin, China
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“Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

THis is a great bar in the night bazaar. The lead is a charismatic Thai guitar player with a great voice. They play blues and rock n' roll standards. Great night out.

Visited January 2014
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