We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Number 1 Bistro / Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, International, Thai
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Loikroh Road, Soi 1 | Muang-Chang Klan Rd., Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 206 724
15:00 - 01:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 15:00 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 58: English reviews
Level Contributor
94 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing negative here: the staff is the nicest, the choice of beer is all round: IPAs (including all time fav Vedett IPA), stouts, sours, white, weisse, everything you could want. Then the food is excellent as well; made to taste from non spicy to superspicy, with or without meat. Finally a beer bar without the fried crap that... More 

Thank Tycho L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It was so refreshing to find this incredible place amongst a plethora of rather seedy bars in this part of Chiang Mai! Number 1 bar is a clean and friendly establishment, the food is traditional Thai, and excellent value! It is also cooked in an open kitchen so that you can watch your meal be fully prepared! If you are... More 

Thank Paul A
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

A great import beer bar, with a heavy leaning towards Belgium beers. The staff is friendly, fluent in English and the selection is impressive. Do yourself a favor and check this place out. From one beer lovers to another, you won't regret it.

Thank Eli I
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Loved this bar in town, used other bars in the same area as Number 1 bar, but i always come here. Staff friendly, food good, beers a plenty....haha nice open kitchen which in my book always goes down well.

1 Thank Kevbap
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
Level Contributor
88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Because I saw on tripadvisor , Belgian beer bar, I deceided to go to Number 1 Bistro / cafe , somewher I also expected to see real Belgian food , mostly who offers a election of Belgian beers , has mostly also Belgian Kitchen , but this was a bit dissapointing , the food on the menu was just Thai... More 

Thank Vanwelde B
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
1,736 reviews
672 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 883 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Like bees to nectar, beer lovers keep coming back. Friendly place with relaxed easy-going staff who speak English. Good selection of beers, but not as good as the beer list would suggest. Always lots of the beers on the list "all out" (probably 2/3 of them). Still, a good spot for one or two (or more).

1 Thank Raintree_Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Don’t want to be hassled by bar-girls then pop into 'No.1 Bar' in Soi 1, a lane off Loh Kroh. A great place, to watch cable TV and have a chat with expats from all over the world. Also has Belgium beer and Western food. A bonus.

1 Thank Jack M
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
1,736 reviews
672 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 883 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Located about 40-50 meters off the main road in small soi. Very friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Lots of Belgian bottled beer selection and a few from UK and elsewhere. Somewhat disappointingly, though, only two draft beers on tap when I was there. Prices for imported bottles run from 230 baht up.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Huge selection of Belgian beers and ales, ranging from reasonably well-known brands (Palm etc) to more speciality or craft-type brews. Service was good, bar staff were fun and friendly.

2 Thank Paul C
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Hi I have been going to Number 1 ever since it opened across the lane over 14 years ago and it never disappoints. Has a great selection of imported European beers plus a few on tap. I typically go for a drink 2 or 3 times a week as you don't get hassled or hustled and can enjoy a quiet... More 

1 Thank Sidelinecynic
Freddy L, Owner at Number 1 Bistro / Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for your nice review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon... More 

Travellers who viewed Number 1 Bistro / Cafe also viewed

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province

Been to Number 1 Bistro / Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, Pub, International, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loikroh Road, Soi 1 | Muang-Chang Klan Rd., Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 53 206 724
Chiang Mai's Friendliest Bistro/Cafe,with the biggest range of Belgian Beers in the North of Thailand.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Number 1 Bistro / Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?