Cheap Charlie's Bar

Restaurant Cheap Charlie's 7 2/7 Soi Sukhumvit 11 Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana Bangkok 10110, Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016

05:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5.00 - 30.00 USD

Cheap Charlie's Bar is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids No
Good for senior Senior No
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Cheap charliesis a great bar to meet up and have a few drinks the place buzzes with people,its quirky and fun for a relaxing day in Bangkok.

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Why Cheap Charlie's Bar is special ?

Cheap Charlie’s is a legendary dive bar in Bangkok and the kind of place that, when mentioned, people who used to live in Bangkok will say, “Is that place still open?” It’s not just open; it’s thriving – built on a successful formula of cheap drinks and an easygoing charm.

It doesn’t have a roof, the few tables it does have are snapped up early, so most likely you will be standing shoulder to shoulder with a varied clientele of ex-pats, tourists and a few ‘internationalised’ Thais. It sounds clichéd but Cheap Charlie’s really is a melting pot of interesting characters from all over the world, all of whom are happy to spark up conversation. Many tales of misadventure are shared and embellished around the small ‘L’ shaped bar at Cheap Charlie’s which makes it a great place to start the night before moving further down Soi 11 to the many other bars and clubs on either side.

Beers start at just 60 baht for a bottle of Chang and 70 baht for all others, with tequila shots also selling for the basement price of 70 baht. There’s a chain laid across the floor marking out Charlie’s area that drinkers are not allowed to step outside of – it makes for a fun game of sardines on a weekend and is a great way to meet people.


How to get to Cheap Charlie's Bar?

Cheap Charlie’s in Bangkok is about 100 metres down Sukhumvit Soi 11 on the left hand side. It is located down a horseshoe-shaped side street that loops back onto Soi 11 and contains several other interesting bars and restaurants worth exploring.


Selling points

  • A Side Line Bar
  • A funky bar
  • For a unique experience!”
  • Cheap beer and nice atmosphere
  • Fun place with good vibe


  • Noise level Loud
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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Cheap Charlie's 7 2/7 Soi Sukhumvit 11 Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana Bangkok 10110, Thailand

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  • The bar is open every day except Sunday and closes at 24:00 with last orders taken at 23:30.
  • How to get there: (for taxi) ซอย สุขุมวิท11 ผ่านร้านอาหาร Zanzibar ร้านอยู่ทางซ้าย
  • The customers arrive wearing either casual shorts and singlets or straight from the office wearing business suits.
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  • Given how tight the space is and that there's no indoor (i. e. non-smoking) area, that can get really annoying.


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Surprisingly famous bare bones sidewalk bar There's really not much to say about this one other than that it's very cheap and lots of foreigners around make it a lively place to have a drink. Probably not worth a trip just to sit in a plastic lawn chair on the street and sip 80 baht beer and basic 100 baht pours, but if you're in soi 11 already you could do a lot worse.

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