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“You can't fool all the people all the time but Cheap Charlie's nearly does.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Cheap Charlie's Bar - CLOSED

Cheap Charlie's Bar
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Bangkok
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162 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“You can't fool all the people all the time but Cheap Charlie's nearly does.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

So you wanna stand in the street and have a beer. It's legal in Thailand so you can go to 7-11 and drink it for half of the price here or you can stand in the street here and give them a 100% plus markup. Oh and by the way, there are lots of bars (you know, with roofs, walls and toilets etc, not to mention atmosphere) that are cheaper.

Visited March 2013
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Unique, cheap, interesting - it's a bar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

I went to this place after being recommended by a friend and an online article as a place where I could catch up a chat with fellow travellers or expats. Well, that didn't quite happen. But I enjoyed my time there nonetheless. Being a creative person I enjoy gazing at creativity, and no one would deny how creative this little bar is. I remembered walking past it once before with friends and it catching my attention. I didn't stop by there that time because 'we' didn't stop. Neither did I know about "Cheap Charlie's" then. Turns out that it has some really cheap drinks to offer. The atmosphere is generally nice. Not sure I'd call it my kinda place. But I'd love to go there for a change and preferably when I'm alone.

Visited April 2013
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UK
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107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Fantastic fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

A wonderful spot, lively expat and traveller outside bar. Quirky decor and very cheap drinks. Not watered down like in many bars we tried in Bangkok. Great atmosphere in a very buzzy area

Visited April 2013
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Community of Madrid, Spain
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24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Majestic Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Every traveler in the sukhumvit area of bangkok has to come to this place to pay his heeds to this divine place. This place is splendid with its out of the box ambience and good & cheap bars.

Though, we had a hard time finding this place on the road. So, watch out for this place, it is in the corner of a small road connecting one of the major roads of sukhuvit area. You can meet a lot of awesome people here and will hear some of the craziest travel stories ever.

Visited March 2013
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Bali, Indonesia
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218 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“I like it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

After one year living in Bangkok I had time to visit many bars in the city from the posh to street places. One that sticks out for being a good place to meet people, cheap drinks and cool street atmosphere is Cheap Charlies just a little of Soi Sukhumvit 11 on a small side soi. There is little place to seat as the place is literally on a street corner if you are looking for a sleek modern place this is not for you but if you want so see some street scene and meet farangs who live in Bangkok Charlies is a good place to start the night. They open around 5pm and close before 12pm drinks are cheap at around 70 bath and its located close to many restaurants and bars in the Sukhumvit area good place for a few drinks.

Visited March 2013
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