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Charlie's Bar

Main Street | San Nicolas, San Nicolas, Aruba
(297) 584-5086
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Ranked #5 of 10 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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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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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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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We visited the bar as a recommendation. The food was very good and the drinks were cold. The atmosphere was also great, although the food was pricey. But it seemed like every place was pricey in Aruba compared to the other ABC Islands. There is plenty of street parking but prepare to pay someone that watched your car with a... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Just like the song, you will have fun fun fun, i believe it's a guarantee. Lively with great personell and a fun place. It can really buzz.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My wife and I visit Aruba every year and we always stop by Charlies. Where do I even begin with this place! You can spend hours just looking around at all the things left behind by patrons who have visited the bar. Cornelius is a great bar tender who provides a wealth of knowledge about the area and the island.... More

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marion
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4 reviews 4 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Cool place to visit. Stop in to drink a soda or beer. Lots of stuff hanging from the ceiling and walls collected since the 1940's. Very expensive food so I didn't try it but there is no place nearby to eat, it's the bar area of town. Very interesting part of town. Very, very interesting part of town. Go on... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Everyone advised us to try this... Should have gone with my gut feeling and ate with the locals... The tables are all reserved for Tourists... Small beers $3.50 everywhere else $2.00 ...each bowl of seafood chowder $28.00 all US dollars... Don't be fooled by florian dollars... Avoid at all costs!

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