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Cheap Charlie's Bar

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Address: 35 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok, Thailand
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+66 2 253 4648

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Last week, closing Friday March 31.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 Bt because of Thailand's crazy wine tax). If you're hungry there're plenty of street vendors... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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. It is a cool little place and many back/gray/ flash packers will be sad to... More 

Thank Reslimpan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Marc D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 go. Greed and urban development win again. Run the little guys out to make room... More 

Thank VagabondingLife
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the world! Family and I have been going here for over 20 years and are... More 

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San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Haemeenlinna, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may be one of the best and saddest things we did while in Bangkok. The best, as Cheap Charlie's is one of the most absolutely fantastic dive bars I have ever been to. Tucked down in an alley just off of Soi 11, it epitomizes all that is great with dive bars - cheap drinks, limited seating and unique... More 

Thank rdubbs08
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having regularly visited this hole in the wall for a number of years, it will be a sad loss to Soi11 as it is closing down in March due to the building being demolished. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and the beer is cold and cheap. Seats are hard to come by due to it's popularity, it will be... More 

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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 hard to cover everything this area has to offer in on day, so be sure to take your time. Sukhumvit is heavily congested with traffic during day and night, so getting from A to B is most convenient using the BTS Skytrain right above it.
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