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“Fantastic music”
Review of The Bear Bar

The Bear Bar
Ranked #13 of 36 Nightlife in Chiang Mai
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Owner description: The best live music in Chiang Mai! Music lives here.Home-made pizza, Thai and Western food, and a wide selection of cocktails.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Fantastic music! They have blues a few times each week, filled out with acoustic, jazz, whatever, on the other nights. The bar is set up to enjoy the music, so no stupid TV's showing football or annoying girls hassling you for drinks. Great pizza and Thai food as well. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because they don't have blues EVERY night! ha ha

1  Thank Samson B
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TheBearBar, Manager at The Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, we're definitely all about the music and everything is geared towards that. My first love is the blues but we try to have a mix of different styles, just to keep things interesting. There are so many good musicians in Chiang Mai and we want to showcase as many of them as we can.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

My wife and I had dinner here one night while craving pizza. The pizza was delicious and filling. There was no live music - it was still quite early - but they did have something on that was really cool. The atmosphere and look of the place are great, kind of rustic, with cabin-like wooden tables. The next time we are in Chiang Mai we are definitely eating here again. Check the place out!

1  Thank rayinberlin
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TheBearBar, Manager at The Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Thanks for dropping by. We're very proud of our pizzas and people definitely seem to like them! :-)

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I have visited this bar every time I have come to Chiang Mai and it's been wonderful every time. I can say, without a doubt, it's fast becoming one of Chiang Mai's must-visit places. There are some other bars that have good music but they usually have the same thing every night. What I like the most about Bear Bar is that they have a wide range of different styles, with different acts on every night. They also have table service and A/C and they really try to make sure customers have a good experience, which really sets them apart from the competition. The pizza is to die for, all home-made, and the Thai food is really some of the best I've ever had in Thailand. The only down-side is that the music has to finish early, about 12:30am. The owner tells me it's because they try to be considerate to the neighbours, another thing that sets them apart from most other places in Thailand!

1  Thank Janny A
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TheBearBar, Manager at The Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

Thanks for your contined support of the bar. We are committed to not only supporting the local music scene, but also providing the best environment for customers to enjoy it. Hopefully, if people like youself continue to support us and the musicians, we'll be able to keep doing for quite a while longer.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

A great little music venue that supports the local artists. The owner and manager are very personable and friendly. The pizza was delicious! Definitely a must when in Chiang Mai.

1  Thank Deanna D
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TheBearBar, Manager at The Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Thanks for the kind words. We've worked hard getting the pizza as good as it is, so we're stoked that so many people are raving about it.

Supporting the local music scene is a very important part of what we do, and we appreciate that people like yourself in turn support us. Thanks for dropping by!

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

A friend recommended this place and we're very glad she did. The music was great and they do this fantastic home-made pizza. We chatted with the owner for quite a while and he has a very interesting background. Ask him about it! It's a bit hard to find, but easy once you know where it is. Check their web site for a map cos none of the tuk-tuk drivers knew where it was!

2  Thank Fred S
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TheBearBar, Manager at The Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Thanks for the great review, and so much for staying incognito :-)

Yes, we're at the quiet end of the street but that's not necessarily a bad thing. People come to the bar because they know it's there, because they want to be there and catch some great music. And pizza! :-)

But yes, the web site is an important part of things and there are loads of videos of the bands, so you can check them out and choose what day to come.

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