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Ben's Cocktail Bar

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Loikroh Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Ben can make any cocktail. Just ask for it. He is incredibly talented and really knows his way around a bar. Everything he pumped out for us was just the right balance of boozy and delicious and we came back twice after trying a few cocktails elsewhere that were either all sugar or all poor quality alcohol at double Ben's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Walking up and down Loh Kroi in a rainstorm was terrible. The only respite from cat-calling women and vendors selling starbucks tank tops was Ben's. Its a hard to find little alcove w one table and a bar. But they make just about everything and make it well. Service is excellent and conversation around the bar is engaging. Its right... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Ben cocktail bar on Loi Kroh road is a perfect spot to meet friends for a great cocktail. Ben is a great hostess and will remember you after only one visit. Sit out on the street and eat food from the street vendors that stop nearby. Mojito is 120 thb with many of the cocktails being only 100 thb. Do... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Based on the reviews here, I sought out Ben's bar, expecting a fantastic experience. It's just a bar. Nice enough, but the cocktails weren't amazing, and I can't really see how there could be much atmosphere here? Pop in if you're passing, but don't make a special trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant, brilliant cocktail bar. Ben is lovely, very helpful and her cocktails are delicious. Worth trying the Tom Yum Vodka - like a Thai Bloody Mary and a good way to brush off the cobwebs! Needs tracking down, as both TripAdvisor and google have the location slightly wrong (it's about 5 minutes walk in between the two, on the same... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

if you want friendly service , then this is the bar for you these 2 people are the friendliest people i have met in Chiang Mai , nothing is to much trouble for these guys i love sitting in the st drinking and watching the world go by, i have visited this bar many many times the prices are the... More 

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you're looking for something like the Captain's Bar at the Oriental, this place is not for you. If you are looking for very well made cocktails at great prices, this bar is a must. Ben and her boyfriend, Kaeng, make some of the best cocktails found in Chiang Mai. Given the bar's location on Loi Kroh, it's also an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

At this small bar, you get a really good service and also some of the best drinks / cocktail in Chiang Mai. Prices are very reasonable. Ben and hers boyfriend and ofcource the litle dog are there to serve for you from 5 PM to late, or perhaps very early NeXT morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

At Ben’s bar we had a lovely time and the best cocktail of my life: a very spicy Tom Yum (like the soup). Highly recommend Ben’s place. She is such a nice and funny person and very helpful. We will definitely come back.

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This place is really a pearl in the rough. The drinks are spectacular (not watered down) and there were no gadflies (thai women hitting on you). It is a nice little bar with seating outside and a little bathroom. It is definitely no frills, but it also is not trying to sell itself as something its not. If you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loikroh Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?