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Cheap Charlie's Bar - CLOSED

35 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 253 4648
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Best bar in Bangkok

Had such a good time here, great people, cheap and always a really good atmosphere. Such a shame to... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Liam B
Prague, Czech Republic
via mobile
Great spot for a drink in the early evening

It's an open side street bar on Sukhumvit soi 11, drinks are good and really cheap, things that... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Varese, Italy
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35 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 253 4648

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Had such a good time here, great people, cheap and always a really good atmosphere. Such a shame to hear it has now closed!

Thank Liam B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It's an open side street bar on Sukhumvit soi 11, drinks are good and really cheap, things that make this place always crowdy... there's always a cozy atmosphere in the place and you can meet people from all over the world. You have to go...More

Thank MauriVarese_Italy
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This place has been here as long as I can remember; since 1982 according to their sign. Always a lively, mixed crowd of backpackers, local expats and other hangers-on. Most drinks 80 Bt, unless you want something really exotic like a glass of wine (100...More

3  Thank 330driver
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

You need to hurry up if you want to visit this classic bar as of the end of the month March, 2017 it will be no more. It has been around for 37 years but the land has been sold off to real estate developers....More

1  Thank Reslimpan
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

90 bahts for famous American Tennessee Bourbon with Cola + great atmosphere + nice people...what else do you need? :) You should definitely come have a drink or two especially that there are plenty other bars/clubs around

1  Thank Marc D
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I first came to Cheap Charlie's in 2006 and hit it every time I'm in the Sukhumvit area (annually). It's a fixture, a legend on the travel and expat circuit. I've shared reunions there. Had new meetings. Enjoyed happy memories. I hate to see it...More

1  Thank VagabondingLife
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A fabulous little bar and a real Bangkok institution. A friendly place to have a cheap (and very cold) beer and watch the world go by. Fun expat crowd and always someone to have a chat with, One of my fav bars in Bangkok and...More

4  Thank lizziefrances
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A small, completely outdoor bar just off Soi 11 on an alley. The prices are very reasonable, 95TB for a beer. A few tables and stools to sit at but a lot of standing around. Great feel to it. Closes at 11:30-11:45pm.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Institution where people of all different types meet - expats and tourists especially. Informal and creates atmosphere of a pub where everyone bumps into each other. Shame must relocate now and hoping for similar ambience in new location. Soi 11 will miss this unique establishment.

Thank Fenbeed
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely worth of take few drinks/beers. Prices are so cheap all drinks and the whole bar area is great.The cheap Charlie really can do that job.Thanks for great athmosphere and drinks.

Thank juhasatu
With a mix of shopping malls, hip bars and food stalls
lining both sides of Thailand’s longest road, you’ll
rarely encounter a dull moment along Sukhumvit. While
the main road itself doesn't offer a lot in terms of
entertainment, it's the adjoining 'sois' (alleys)
where the magic happens. Popular spots are soi 11 for
a lively night out, soi 4 for naughty nightlife and
soi 21 for world-class shopping at Terminal 21. It's
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