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Check Inn 99

Address: On Sukhumvit Road b/w Sois 5 & 7 | Directly opposite Landmark Hotel, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (Formerly Check Inn Garden)
Phone Number: +66 81 735 7617
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Ranked #2 of 87 Nightlife in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: Checkinn99 is an original Bangkok Cabaret Bar and Nightclub dating back to the late 1950's...Originally named Copacobana it is Bangkok's oldest continuously operating bar & nightclub and predates the Vietnam R&R period. (Location can be difficult - the hole in the wall entrance is on Sukhumvit Rd between Sois 5 & 7, 30 metres from the corner of Soi 5 directly opposite the Landmark Hotel) Open nightly it offers non-pretentious, mid priced steakhouse, European and Thai menu choices cooked and served in a home-style manner (otherwise we offer hot snacks at 99 Baht all evening..) We host excellent Happy-hour acoustic music nightly between 6-8.30Pm which is followed by the International class Philippine House "show band" "Music of the Heart" offer who a great nightly Cabaret style performance from 8.30Pm until 1.30Am. Its is a night of Covers golden oldies , modern hits, dance routines, customer sing alongs (ranging from the really good to the painful), dancing and fun. Checkinn99 also hosts Jazz on Sukhumvit.. (Jazz jam and open mike)in a relaxed lounge environment with some of Bangkok's best local and visiting musicians 2-6pm every Sunday afternoon. Checkinn99 is a comfortable, no-hassles environment ideal for couples, singles or groups wishing to enjoy an evening of live music, dancing and fun (without the hassles)and to an extent is an Oasis from the street action and nightlife surrounding it. Checkinn99 is not a sky-bar, high tech night-club or backpackers pub. We often hold weekend party theme nights where staff and band will have some fun and select a costume theme - don't be surprised to see a fancy or colour dress theme or even a guest teacher band mixing it with the house band. The majority of customers are visiting regulars & locals - who understand the entertainment style. Although it was never intended to draw tourists (as seating is limited) however everyone is made welcome. Ideally suited for the mid 40's++ and Baby Boomer generation but also for those of any age wanting to enjoy themselves - plan to stay for an evening. This is one of the few venues that even Seniors 60+ can mix it with the younger crowd and everyone can have genuine fun without the hassles or stigma of generation gaps. (Very often it can be a quiet / relaxed start but gets more lively / busier after 10pm)..No two nights are the same. The only dress code we look for is to see you wear a smile on your face....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Checkinn 99 very nice place ;) my frist visit Check inn99 since 2009 -everything look the same for me, the bands is very good the staff is always nice and polite they are make me feel like family and I love to come here always♥♥

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checkinn99, Owner at Check Inn 99, responded to this review

Hi Mami, many thanks for your review...and also for your long time patronage of Checkinn99. We have always enjoyed your company and participation in our many events and nights of entertainment. The dance floor would not be quite the same without you! Also many thanks for bringing many of your friends and introducing them to Checkinn. Look forward to many... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Extremely rare for me to write a review but the owner deserves a few minutes of my time. At about 8pm I went online to try and find a small friendly bar with live music and food close to my hotel (terminal 21). When I called the number of check inn99 it diverted to the owners mobile. An Aussie who... More

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checkinn99, Owner at Check Inn 99, responded to this review

Hi Bendigo... well what can I say? When I heard your Aussie accent on the phone I could not resist hopping off the skytrain to pick you up on the way. (I missed that you were also from Bendigo (we all seem to opt to say we are from Melbourne these days!) Sorry I could not spend longer with you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

This is one place I always feel to come back again and again. The band is just awesome and the staff are very friendly. They know very well our preferences and it was my pleasure to throw a surprised birthday bash of my friend. The team was really helpful and my friend loved the surprise. I am an expat and... More

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checkinn99, Owner at Check Inn 99, responded to this review

Hi Sadala... thanks so much for supporting us: your review is much appreciated. The birthday was quite fun - mainly for the reaction of your friend when he got his birthday cake and fluffy toy.. he would not let go of it all night. ;-) (we always give give customers the same Birthday treatment) I know you are busy with... More

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Last year a New Zealand friend introduced me to the best entertainment place in Bangkok, that being CheckInn 99. So this year at the last minute I decided to take another holiday in Thailand and as it turned out some friends from Hervey Bay Queensland Australia were going to be in Bangkok for a one night overlap. I sent them... More

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checkinn99, Owner at Check Inn 99, responded to this review

Hi Bob... firstly thank you for your review and for introducing Rob & Ang to Checkinn99.. I could see they were a little bit skeptical when they arrived (must have been the dodgy entrance).. but they soon settled in with dinner and the show. Sorry I was not able to join you later that evening.. but once the band started... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great atmosphere. Small very friendly place with great staff and lovely atmosphere. My partner delighted to find that the girls singing were Filipina, They are lovely. Don't be put off by understated frontage. Get in and you will immediately feel welcome. Gem of a place. Even if run by an Aussie!!

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checkinn99, Owner at Check Inn 99, responded to this review

Hi John.. thanks so much for your review: much appreciated.. I am so pleased your enjoyed the entertainment from the house band - Music of the Heart are just wonderful and I am continually amazed at their repertoire and energy. It is comments and feedback such as your that are a major source of inspiration for them. I hope to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nothing to really recommend it over other bars around. Mixed drink prices are expensive at $10-13. You can go many other places around and have a better experience. They seat you where they want right as you enter and don't allow you to pick and choose.

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checkinn99, Owner at Check Inn 99, responded to this review

Hi IDream, we certainly missed out on leaving you with a good experience: I am sorry about that. I just read through your other 15 reviews which have helped me in understanding your expectations and in replying. (11 of your ratings have been poor or terrible) All feedback is welcome however you don't mention the entertainment which is very special... More

Chiltern, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Check Inn 99 is owned and operated by and Aussie and his Thai wife. This is one of the oldest still operating venues in Bangkok. Do not be fooled by "Aussie pubs" in Bangkok that cater for tourists. The ambience and entertainment is brilliant, every night, what a great band, and then they get other bands in. Quiet Jazz on... More

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checkinn99, Owner at Check Inn 99, responded to this review

Hi Chiltern.. Many thanks for visiting us. Your review is most appreciated. Yes - the bar was originally opened in 1957 (as The Copa) and has been operating continuously since. We took over the bar just hours before it was to be demolished nearly 4 years ago and enjoy great patronage. There are now a mix of great venues in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have been there a number of times, and have always felt this place is very good value. Drinks are cheap, especially considering that there is live entertainment, and no added charges. The band may not be to everyone's taste, but the girls are certainly good singers and top professional - and surprisingly attentive. They seem to be genuinely friendly... More

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checkinn99, Owner at Check Inn 99, responded to this review

Hi DonDan, Thanks so much for your review. Checkinn99 is very much a regulars and returning visitors venue... and it was great to see you back. Thanks for the comments on cheap drinks and the band. We aim to keep our drink prices highly competitive - with no cover, VAT or service charges. (Hard to beat for a live entertainment... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a great bar. Its a small bar and restaurant directly opposite Landmark Hotel. Cosy with friendly staff. Food was really good and beer was reasonably priced. The band was awesome with a very good mix of music. I would like to thank the manager Jun for making our visit a great one. Recommended if you want to chill with... More

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checkinn99, Owner at Check Inn 99, responded to this review

Hi Evilnesz, it is always a nice surprise to get feeback like yours.. your review is much appreciated. Regrettably I was not in town for this Halloween and judging by your comments and the photos on our facebook.com/checkinn99 Halloween album it was spectacular. I have passed your comments to Jun as well. Thanks for the feedback on our food.. I... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have been told by two good friends, Mike and Billy that check inn 99 is there favorite stop when in Bangkok and is a must see for anyone who enjoys live music...well I finally made a visit during the Halloween celebrations and was not disappointed. I was just blown away with the standard of the entertainment, these girls can... More

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checkinn99, Owner at Check Inn 99, responded to this review

Hi Fileeep.. firstly thanks to Mike & Billy for your introduction. I have to say they are both long term and highly supportive customers..so I can understand your reservations. Firstly thanks for trying our steaks... there are many excellent places to eat in Bangkok, most being high end or beautifully appointed restaurants and clubs. We are lucky in that while... More

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