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The Magic Bus Cafe

111 Kampangdin Rd. | Across from the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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The Magic Bus bar is NOT the 48 Garage

A lot of reviews showing up with the wrong pictures here. The VW bus bar is 48 Garage, next to Zoe... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Dan K
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Bus Bar

Most of the reviews below refer to the "Bus Bar," which is located near the Iron Bridge along the... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2015
Raintree_Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Mar 21, 2018
“The Magic Bus bar is NOT the 48 Garage ”
Mar 10, 2015
“Bus Bar”
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111 Kampangdin Rd. | Across from the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

A lot of reviews showing up with the wrong pictures here. The VW bus bar is 48 Garage, next to Zoe Yellow. The red bus is the Magic Bus Bar, next to the Iron Bridge! We walked by the Magic Bus Bar, looking for a...More

Thank Dan K
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

Most of the reviews below refer to the "Bus Bar," which is located near the Iron Bridge along the Mae Ping River. It's a cool place and worth a visit. This listing seems to originally relate to something else (a bar served out of a...More

1  Thank Raintree_Thailand
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Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

Great bar next to the river great for drinks and live music before dinner or bring your own alcohol it's only cost 200 baht and enjoy the music and the scenery the bridge next store is beautiful at night

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Reviewed 7 November 2014

I remember when this place opened up in 2012, it was quite the novelty. I hear they're finally serving food but I'd go elsewhere for food. This is a nice bar on the riverbank constructed out of broken down buses. Sometimes there's a dj. Last...More

Thank wintermute87
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

Chiang Mai has a wide variety of bars and this is one of the more unique, situated right next to the river and by the Iron Bridge. We arrived at night (myself, my friend and Little Keyz -pic enclosed) and drank Changs, watching all the...More

Thank neilhassall
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

The location is great, right by the river... cool concept with the buses and music. Nice setting for sunset and a drink. BUT! The food is terrible! Grilled pork came to the table cold and raw! Not cooked. Had to send it back. Fried chicken...More

Thank OmBass
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Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

Located next to the river and bridge in Chiang Mai this place was an awesome little find!! Very cheap and an all round cool experience!

Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

Sorry, They were only there 1 year. It was great while it lasted. It's a great concept that has been duplicated in Bangkok and Phuket. They have about 100 drinks on the menu. We have been looking for them since '10 but have been unable...More

Thank Greywolf8577
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Reviewed 24 April 2010

Super cool spot!!! An old VW hippie bus which has been converted into a bar! It is in a great outdoor setting, right across from the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, and walking distance from the Night Bazaar. They play great music and the bartender makes...More

3  Thank ChiangMaiJay
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