This is the first taste of Chiangmai nightlife for me and it sure didn't dissapoint. The Good View Bar & Restaurant is along the river and is an excellent place just to chill, listen to a live band and down a few bottles of Singha beer ;). There is another Good View in Bangkok but I think the Chiang Mai branch is a lot nicer.
Favorite Dish: Food is a mix of thai and japanese. For something different the "chicken joint" (cartillage or something) deep fried in batter.....not good for the cholesterol but hey you only live once ;).
The Good View does, as the name may suggest, give a good view of the Ping River, and is an especially good place to watch the sunset over Doi Suthep.
It is massive ... a real 'tour bus' atmosphere, so not the place you want to go for an intimate one-on-one dinner. Especially when the live band cranks up. It's bright lights and beer jugs and loud party atmosphere every night with the dance floor getting quite packed. Chances of getting a table anywhere remotely near the river are slim ... in fact most people probably never even see the river from where the sit. But it's fun, and the Thai food is good and reasonably priced for a tourist joint.
Open for lunch a dinner. Full bar and healthy smoothies available too.
Favorite Dish: Can't remember what I've eaten here. Good Thai food, and good times.
This is another row of resturants and our drive told us to go to this one. The food was good, I had basic pasta which I had missed others had seafood and green cury. It was a fun night.