Café Checkpoint Charlie is a popular pub in the Staatsliedenbuurt, Amsterdam-West, that you could run into en route from the Jordaan to the Westerpark. They serve an impressive collection of beers and a tasty selection of finger foods, including their renowned currywurst.
Café Checkpoint Charlie was set up in 2015 after a successful crowdfunding campaign by the current owners. It still has a faithful following of regular visitors and the owners work behind the bar, giving it that cozy living room atmosphere.
Checkpoint Charlie is a nice location for a game of pool, pinball or just chilling out or socializing with a few beers on the couch or at a table. There's an outdoor terrace and even a small dance floor with DJ booth.
During the weekend Checkpoint Charlie is open till quite late and often features live music (mainly rock and roll, punk, ska and whatever else comes along) and/or DJ's and dancing. From time to time there's also room for performances by cabaretiers, storytellers or comedians.