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Charlie's Bar

Main Street | San Nicolas, San Nicolas, Aruba
(297) 584-5086
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in San Nicolas
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Dining
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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plains
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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
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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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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great place to have a beer or other beverage. If you are visiting Baby Beach, you need to stop by here on the way back. It's a tourist trap for sure, but in a good way.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We - 2 adults with two kids (9 and 7 y) - have visited the place during the weekly local festival in the mainstreet of san nicolas. The area was save due to the presence of the local Police and the local traders. The bar is as described before a good place to drink a beer and a soft Drink... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Bar has been around for quite a while. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable about the history of the island due to its three generations of ownership. Make sure to bring something to add to their collection of knick nacks: people have old college ID's memorabilia from their town etc.

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