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Music was our first love, and you’re goddam right it will be our last. That’s why we not only play a broad range of cool stuff, but we have dj’s from Wednesday to Saturday and semi-acoustic live gigs on Sundays, with acts from around the globe.

On Kingsday the 27th of April we go all out with a big stage outside. And then there’s stand up comedy in the shape of Ken Parson’s Ironic Curtain Comedy Club, spoken word by Word Up and and open mic improv theatre jam by Improganga. While the above are all in English, our monthly pop- or pub-quiz is in Dutch.
  • Almudena Rubio

    Spanish vocalist

    16/10

    Starts at 20.00!

    Almudena Rubio: An Amsterdam based singer, she has been based in the city for six years. She comes from a neighborhood in the south of Madrid, but it’s when she arrived to this city that she start singing. Her two EPs, released on her bandcamp with free download, and her repertoire for live shows revolve around singer-songwriter Chicho Sánchez Ferlosio, whom she greatly admires. In her concerts, accompanied by guitarist Davide Cristiani from Bologna, popular music is melted together with songs of resistance.

    Spanish
    Almudena Rubio, Vocalista procedente de un barrio del sur de Madrid, afincada en Amsterdam desde hace seis años. Es al llegar a esta ciudad cuando comienza a cantar en público. Sus dos EPs, y su repertorio en los directos, giran en torno a la figura de Chicho Sánchez Ferlosio, a quien admira. En sus conciertos, siempre acompañada por el guitarrista boloñes Davide Cristiani, se funden diferentes géneros de la música popular con la canción de resistencia

  • Filomena Groce (IT)

    jazz, bossanova

    18/10

    Starts at 20.00!

    Filomena Croce is an Italian jazz, bossa nova and world music singer currently living in The Netherlands. After performing at the Ariston Theatre in San Remo, Italy, when she was only 16 and graduating in Jazz Vocals at the Music Conservatoire Niccolo’ Piccinni in Bari, Italy, when she was 22, Filomena started travelling all over from Brazil to Slovenia, from Belgium to Ireland. She lived in the UK where she had many musical experiences in orchestras, bands and choirs. She is currently a Master’s student at ArtEZ Conservatorium Zwolle, the Netherlands, where she studies World Music (Brazilian, Indian) and is part of different bands and sings in concerts throughout The Netherlands, Italy and Germany.

    Filomena Croce, Master student Jazz Vocal, is recommended by the Zwols Conservatorium, ArtEZ University of the Arts

  • The Kelvinators

    acoustic punk

    21/10

    Starts at 17.00!

     

    One Hundred Years Of The Kelvinators, The Most Consistent Band Ever, alternatively known as The Best Band In The World, which is debatable, but they'll still win. Punk shenennigans and more from at least The Most Sympathetic Band In The World. They're awesome.

    New album out now!

  • Rafael Kalil (Brazil)

    experimental cello

    22/10

     

    Starts at 20.00!

    Rafael Kalil is a Brazilian cello player, with a couple of strings attached (yes, pun intended).
    He plays 'from the hip', like a guitar, and his music is as remarkable as his posture; experimental, fun, and rooted in many musical traditions. But traditional, it is not.

    This is the 3rd time he plays at CPC, we're always happy to have him.

  • Austin Miller (US)

    Folk Americana

    23/10

    Starts at 20.00!

    Austin Miller’s interest in music emerged at a young age. Raised all-American on Springsteen, Petty, and piano lessons starting at 3 years old, there was rarely a moment when a radio wasn’t playing or a record wasn’t spinning. But it wasn’t until college that he began putting pen to paper, thanks to a week-long Dylan binge.

    Today, those influences have been met with a short history of shows spanning 40 states and 13 countries. Miller exerts a worldliness beyond his 28 years -- not only in his confident croon, but also in his rambling rhythm and thoughtful guitar work.

    Over the years, inspiration has continued to strike just like that original Dylan-fueled kick did: without warning, yet beautifully timed.

    It’s the combination of lonely stretches of highway between gigs out west, or short amount of time at home before wanting to get back on the road, that these songs come to fruition. When he finds the time to reflect, it results in a certain nostalgic and refreshing take on the classic Americana from which he draws so much influence.

    In comes “Engine”: his third and most ambitious album yet, on which Miller exudes his stories of love and loss in understated, calculated, and skillfully-crafted hooks that leave listeners with just the right taste of melancholy in their mouths.

     

  • Ironic Curtain Comedy Club

    standup comedy

    30/10

    Starts at 20.00!

    Here we go again: a wholesome and fresh edition of our renowned standup night at CPC! Under supervision, or rather under attack from, the Man with the Plan, doctor Ken Parsons of the School Of Lulz Academy.

    Line up:

    Rogier Bak
    Rachel Sato Banks
    Hong-Qie
    Simone Keunen
    Meital

    Omar Mohmmad
    Joe Roberts
    Riddhi Raina
    Sam Humes

welcome
to west
You are about to enter Charlie’s world, where liquids, solids & sounds merge freely to form a universe all of its own. Get yourself a drink, fasten your seatbelts and rock with us!

Sunday till Thursday 1 pm till 1 am
Friday and Saturday 1 pm till 3 am

Checkpoint Charlie is the gateway to West and Westerpark, at a collision point where De Jordaan, the Centre and the Westerpark area meet. We have Weihenstephaner ale on draft, awesome snacks like Berlin currywurst, served with an eclectic mix of rock, funk, soul, reggae, ska, bluegrass and old school hiphop. We’re a real place, with an excellent staff and friendly owners behind the bar. We got DJ’s, small live gigs, comedy, spoken word, improv jams, pop and pub quizzes, and loads of rock ’n roll. See our ‘sounds’ section for more.

This story started in 2014, when we, Jaro, Jeroen and Carina found a place in this fair city that made our hearts beat faster; it was big, ugly and available. Perfect. We got the money together by asking everyone around us. People lend us big chunks of the budget we were aiming for, but we gave everyone an opportunity to contribute by opening an account and paying in advance. An amazing thing happened. All the people we knew joined in, it went viral on Facebook alone and within a week or so we collected 10.000 euro. It finalized at 22.049… If that wasn’t enough to put tears in our eyes and goosebumps on our skins, every day we were rebuilding the place, people stopped by to lend us a hand. Painting, breaking, building, cleaning, you name it, our friends did it. We are so incredibly grateful for this, words can’t express. Now it’s up to us to make this what we want it to be: a place worthy of Amsterdam.
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The number of different beers we serve, 7 of them on draft
862
The amount of hours it took to revive the spot from the former sorry state it was in Blood, sweat and an awful lot of painting from our friends, a.k.a. The Rebel Alliance. Some of them have proved themselves to be Jedi's.
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The amount of people involved to bring this monster to life From plumbers to painters, from grafitti artists to designers, from sound engineers to electricians; awesome people from all walks of life.
liquids

Beer

We have eight taps, two of which are reserved for our regular ale, the absolutely wonderful Weihenstephan pilsener, and one for the Hefe Weisse from the same Bavarian brewery, with a history of almost a thousand years the oldest official brewery in the world. We’re proud to be one of the few café’s in Holland serving this pilsener from draft.

The other taps contain mostly local beers, ranging from IPA’s to triples.

Draft Beer

weihenstephaner pilsner 5% – vaas

2,6

weihenstephaner pilsner 5% – pint


5

weihenstephaner hefe weizen

3

weihenstephaner hefe weizen 5%–pint

5,5

brouwerij ‘t ij, zatte 8%

4,8

Brouwerij jopen, mooie nel ipa 6,5%

4,8

Brouwerij Bruut, gajes 8%

4,8

texels skuumkoppe 6%

4,8

BIER VAN HET MOMENT

4,8


ciders

strongbow cider 5%

4,8

bear apple cider 5%

5

Bottled Beer

jever 0,3%

2,5

boon kriek 4%

3,8

brewdog, punk ipa 5,6%

4,8

BRUUT Soelaas 7%

4,8

brouwerij ‘t ij, zatte 8%

4,8

BRUUT STENNIS 5,5%

4,8

corona 4,5%

4,5

duvel 8,5%

4,8

guinness 4,2%

4,5

karmeliet tripel 8,4%

4,8

la chouffe 8%

4,8

oedipus mannenliefde 6%

4,8

oedipus thai thai 8%

4,8

pilsner urquell 4,4%

3,8

ij natte 6,5%

4,8

ij IJWIT 6,5%

4,8

hard liquor

In our search for the right stuff we always go for quality. If that means avoiding the big factories, even better. Our tequila for example is 100% agave, we have a very honest Venezuelan rum and a Scottish peat whisky from Islay that will make you want to call your loved ones.

WHISK(E)Y / BOURBON

four roses

4,5

Jameson

4,5

Tullamore Dew

4,5

Jack Daniels

4,5

Makers Mark

4,5

Glenmorangie 10 yrs.

5

GLENLIVET 12 yrs.

6

Laphroaig 10 yrs.

6

vodka

partisan

4,5

wyborowa

4,5

Zubrovka

4,5

rum

pampero bianco

4,5

pampero anejo especial

4,5

diplomatico anejo

6

TEQUILA / mezcal

tequila corralejo blanco

4,5

tequila corralejo reposado

5

tequila corralejo anejo

6

mesqal curzano rojo

4,5

Mezcal nuestra soledad

5

cognac

Courvoisier V.S

5

Remy Martin V.S.O.P.

5

Dutch gin

ketel 1

2,5

Filliers 5 yrs.

3,5

Filliers 8 yrs.

4,5

gin

Bombay Sapphire

4,5

DAMRAK AMSTERDAM GIN

5

hendrick’s

6

OTHER

103, brandy de jerez

4

amaretto disaronno

4

aperol

3

Baileys

4

Calvados

4

Campari

3,5

Eau de Vie

4

grappa nonino vendemmia

4

Jägermeister

3

kahlua

4

Limoncello

4

liqor 43

4

Malibu

3,5

Ricard

4

Sambucca Molinari

4

SPecht Slivovich

4

Southern Comfort

4

parade vieux

3,5

weduwe joustra berenburg

2,5

wine

So much to say, so little time. But we’ll try: we have two whites and two reds. Our organic housewines are a wonderful white blend from Spain, containing sauvignon blanc, verdejo and airen grapes, and a robust red tempranillo from the same country. Above the rim we have a more bodied and complex white pinot grigio and a very tempting sangiovese di Toscana, ripe with fruits, both, of course, from Italy. We also serve prosecco, and, perhaps surprisingly, a more than decent sweet white from France as well as an elegant Spanish rosé.

white

Sauvignon Blanc-Airen-Verdejo - Green Trail, Spanje - bio

frisse citrusfruitaroma’s, tropisch fruit, zacht, dorstlessend
3,8/21

pinot grigio di veneto - Cavazza, Italie

wit fruit, amandelbittertje, kaneel, nootmuskaat, verleidelijk
4,3/23

red

tempranillo - Green Trail, Spanje - bio

lichte houtrijping, rood fruit, laurier, vriendelijk
3,8/21

sangiovese di toscana - Caparzo, Italie

aardbeien, zwarte bes, zeer soepele tannines, mensenvriend
4,3/23

wine of the season

5/25

rose etc.

prosecco frizzante 0,20 l

La Goioisa, Italie
6

prosecco frizzante 0,75 l

Vallotaj, Italie
20

blanc moelleux

Allure (sweet)
4,3/23

tempranillo rose

Green Trail, Spanje - bio
4,3/23

kopke port, ruby

4

coffee & tea

Since coffee is probably the most important commodity on the planet, after clean water and love, we treat this subject seriously. The beans are grown in Brazil by Bruno Souza, whom we met when he was in Amsterdam. They’re roasted in Noord, just across the water, by Kees Kraakman and his boys, a.k.a. Keppler. Dilmah is a family owned tea company from Sri-Lanka, producing some of the finest Ceylon tea’s in the world. A part of the proceeds go into projects for local farmers.

espresso

2,5

black

2,5

cappuccino

medium or strong
2,5

latte

2,5

tea

2,4

fresh mint tea

2,5

cold milk

1,5

hot chocolate

3

whipped cream

0,5

soft drinks & juice

We’re living in exciting times when it comes to soda’s and juices; lots of small but passionate companies around Europe are creating pure and tasty alternatives for the usual suspects. Our cola is from Hamburg’s own Fritz-Kola, and it actually tastes better than you-know-what. Special shout out goes to Agroposta, a juice with all natural fruits and herbs, handpicked in a.o. Croatia. Yes, you read that right, and we’re not even kidding.

soft drinks

fritz kola

2,4

fritz kola Light

2,4

Fritz Orange

2,4

apfel-kirsch

2,4

Fritz bio-Apfelschorle

3

Fritz bio-rhabarberschorle

3

LIPTON ice tea

2,4

SCHWEPPES Gingerale

2,4

KINLEY bitter lemon

2,4

KINLEY tonic

2,4

Chaudfontaine Red

2,4

Chaudfontaine Blue

2,4

Chocomel

2,6

Orangina

3

wostok dragon-ginger

3

LEMONAID LeMON

3,5

CHARITEA GREEN

3,5

AGROPOSTA LIMONADE

elder blossom, sage, raspberry, lemon of lavender
3

club mate

3,5

juice

tomatojuice 100% pure

2,5

olmenhorst apple - bio

2,6

schulp orange - BIO

2,8

schulp apple/elderberry - bio

2,8

schulp pear - bio

2,8
solids
We like short lines of transport from our suppliers to the bar. That means we serve locally produced goodies, like our 200-grams currywurst by Brandt en Levie, pie’s from Natasja, who lives around the corner, organic quiches made by our good friend Nicole, and righteous triple layer tosti’s from Clubtosti. And last but certainly not least, bitterballen and more from Oma Bob. Because let’s face it: There Can Only Be One.

cool

Charlies mixed nuts

2

piper’s chips


sea salt / sweet chilli / cider vinegar & sea salt / Cheddar cheese & onion
2

mixed olives


Di Casa Rinaldi, Italia
3

sweet

Tasja’s treat


homemade organic sweet snack
see bar

Whipped Cream

0,5

fried food by grandma bob

mini beef croquettes


8 pieces
5

VEGETARIAN MINI CROQUETTES


8 pieces
5

mini cheese croquettes with rocket(v)


8 pieces
5

cheese sticks(v)


8 pieces
5

hot

Curry Wurst*, Brot, sla, tomaat und Charlie’s Geheimsaus


*200 gram, by Brandt & Levie
6,5

NICOLE’S quiche (V)


slice of organic quiche with tzatziki, lettuce & tomato
5,5

tostiES


triple layered toasty by clubtosti
4,5

- ham/cheese: cornbread with extra ham, young cheese & mustard mayo

- CHICKEN/BACON: CORNbread with GRILLED CHICKEN, BACON, CHEESE AND CURRY MAYONAISE

- OLD DUTCH: DARK bread with DUTCH CHEESE AND MUSTARD SAUCE (v)

- guacamole: tomato bread with guacamole, jalapenos and cheddar (v)

pics & vids
cpc crew

contact

You Left something in the bar?
Have a quick question?

Call us.

Wanna discuss a broader plan, like organizing world domination?

Send us an email.

0031 20 3708728
info[at]cafecheckpointcharlie.nl

Nassaukade 48
1052 CM Amsterdam

Birthday?

You’re most welcome to celebrate your birthday, your graduation, your new bicycle or your flawless GTA victory and any other reason you might have for a party, here at CPC.

This is how it works:
Call or email us with the date, the hour of arrival, the estimated number of people, and of course your name. Your first beverage is on us.

If you want to buy your friends a couple of drinks you can either tell the staff how much you want to spend, if it’s for any drink or beer/wine/soda’s only, or, if it’s just about a welcome drink, you can get any number of coins at the bar.
You can also bring a cake and some food if you want, but please let us know upfront. Any other questions, just ask.

It’s not possible to rent the place exclusively, we feel very strongly about being open for everyone. But don’t worry, there’s enough room for all of us.

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