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Address: Main Street | San Nicolas, San Nicolas, Aruba
Phone Number: (297) 584-5086
Activities: Dining
Description: This popular bar, which is located in the ghost town of San Nicolas...
This popular bar, which is located in the ghost town of San Nicolas, features a unique decorative touch: hundreds of artifacts hang from the ceiling, high above the heads of the patrons.
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Most interesting bar in a less than ideal location

We stopped in for an early afternoon drink - loved the décor and chatting with the owner and bartender. Not sure I'd want to go back at night as it's in a pretty rough area. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Gardiner, Maine
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Gardiner, Maine
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144 reviews 144 reviews
80 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stopped in for an early afternoon drink - loved the décor and chatting with the owner and bartender. Not sure I'd want to go back at night as it's in a pretty rough area. We were approached by someone as we went to our car. Someone with "Security" on his shirt attempted to intervene, but as he started to... More 

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Purcellville, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Good prices and service on the main drag of San Nicholas, it is a very popular tourist stop. Good luck getting seats during a festival. The drinks are generous and my friend loves the rum special. Crazy décor, you will not run out of things to look at!

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It's in the less touristy area of Aruba and some may say to avoid, but we went here during a Carribean festival. The place has so much stuff in it to keep you busy! So much stuff hanging around, pictures and statements! Staff are great as are the food and drinks. There was a reggae band playing outside when we... More 

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plains
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Heard about this place so we had to try it. A few people ordered the steak sandwich but they were all filled with huge chunks of fat! Two people ordered marinated shrimp which tasted too soggy like they were soaking in the marinade all day. Beer was ice cold and bread basket was tasty otherwise we will not return to... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Not really sure what to say on this place. It's a quirky little bar in San Nicolas with lots of items, license plates, etc. hanging in/from the ceiling. The food is very expensive and so are the beers. Not that the food is bad, but $28.00 for a bowl of some type of seafood chowder ????? Also had the shrimp... More 

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Chicago
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139 reviews 139 reviews
24 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I went by ourselves to this institution in San Nicholas. For those who have had trouble finding it, if you take the bus to SN, it drops you off right in front of the bar. We went during the day, went inside and ordered some Polar beer and some of their shrimp scampi which was delicious. Possibly... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Charlie's is truly an experience and their "honeymoon sauce" is wonderful. They do not have a large menu, but they do have a lot of personality!

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North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Great local spot to visit. Friendly people, excellent food and service. Honeymoon sauce was excellent. You must seek it out if you are in Aruba. Took us a bit to find it but well worth it.

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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Great place with excellent service far away from crowded hotels shores... In the town of San Nicholas, real Carribean...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

if you spend the day at baby´s beach you must stop for a beer in this bar. The atmosphere and service is excellent, is one of the oldest bar´s in the island. the location is not the best but that´s part of the history of the place. definitely a place to stop by.

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