agenda
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.
  • That Dog Was A Band Now (US, CA, SW)

    Swedish Canadian Americana

    24/7

    That Dog Was A Band Now have been playing with each other since 2013, despite the fact that they are sometimes separated by thousands of miles of distance. Their unique sound-- which is defined by an active accordion, bad-ass banjo, and honest vocals-- has helped them gain a loyal international fanbase.

    They're great, they're funny and they're playing in CPC again! Starts at 20.15

  • Dave Mooney (US)

    indie-Americana

    22/7

    Dave Mooney is a singer/songwriter from small-town Spotswood, New Jersey. His poetic lyrics and catchy hooks are creating waves all their own around the tri-state area. 

    Dave has been using his influences (Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen) to create a unique sound that is fun, thought-provoking, and unforgettable.

    Starts at 17.00

  • De Grote CPC Popkwis

    pop quiz

    30/7

    Daaaaaar gaat ie weer! Onder beknellende leiding van Jaro en Rodney gaan we wederom op reis door de, voornamelijk maar niet uitsluitend, moderne popmuziek vanaf de jaren 50 tot nu. Van mooie deunen tot kutherrie, van dansbaar tot volstrekt idioot, wij draaien ze.

    Geef je op via een mailtje met teams van maximaal 5 mensen, paarden en honden meegerekend.

    Begint om een uur of 20.15/20.30. Daarvóór aanwezig zijn gaarne!

    De Directie

     

  • Ironic Curtain Comedy Club #6

    Standup comedy

    31/7

    It's on: another fresh episode of Ken Parson's Ironic Curtain Comedy Club at CPC. This evening we'll see the return of the one and only Hager, complemented by a perfect blend of pro's and new faces.

    Starts at 20.00

    Line up:
    Hager
    Edward Mainwaring-Burton
    Chris Silos
    Sharon Em
    Leon Cruisey
    Xiaoli Go
    Taco Eijzenbach
    Zuva Martens
    Bart Wadhwa
    Nir Soffer

    See ya'll on the 31st!

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%

4,5

Brouwerij jopen, mooie nel ipa 6,5%

4,5

Brouwerij Bruut, gajes 8%

4,5

texels skuumkoppe 6%

4,5

BIER VAN HET MOMENT

4,5


ciders

strongbow cider 5%

4,5

bear apple cider 5%

5

Bottled Beer

jever 0,3%

2,5

boon kriek 4%

3,8

brewdog, punk ipa 5,6%

4,5

BRUUT Soelaas 7%

4,5

brouwerij ‘t ij, zatte 8%

4,5

BRUUT STENNIS 5,5%

4,5

corona 4,5%

4

duvel 8,5%

4,5

guinness 4,2%

4

karmeliet tripel 8,4%

4,5

la chouffe 8%

4,5

oedipus mannenliefde 6%

4,5

oedipus thai thai 8%

4,5

pilsner urquell 4,4%

3,5

ij natte 6,5%

4,5

ij IJWIT 6,5%

4,5

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

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
3,8/21

pinot grigio di veneto

Cavazza, Italie
4,3/23

red

tempranillo

Green Trail, Spanje - bio
3,8/21

sangiovese di toscana

Caparzo, Italie
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

terre et mer moelleux

Henri de Richemer (zoet/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

2,5

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

2,4

Orangina

2,5

wostok dragon-ginger

3

LEMONAID LeMON

3

CHARITEA GREEN

3

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 pie


home made biological pie of the week
4,5

Whipped Cream

0,5

fried food by grandma bob

mini beef 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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