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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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Interesting place to see!

Went to Charkues in late afternoon with a group....beer was nice and cold, decor more than a wee bit interesting, locals around bar also interesting. The bartenders were friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
perch59
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New Hampshire
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New Hampshire
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went to Charkues in late afternoon with a group....beer was nice and cold, decor more than a wee bit interesting, locals around bar also interesting. The bartenders were friendly and very informative about historical aspects of this part of Aruba. I would definitely go back again and tell others to have the experience, however I do not think it would... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Open from 11:30-19:00. A place used to be a former meeting place for all kind of people. Inside you see relics of the whole world. Nice beer en there speciality shrimps... You should tray it ....

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Cape Cod
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit if you're not squeamish and you enjoy exploring places that are off-the-beaten-path. Charlie's is packed with character and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. There isn't a section of wall or ceiling that doesn't have something to look at. Food is average and prices are high. Also note that the bar is in a sketchy location.... More 

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Gardiner, Maine
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144 reviews 144 reviews
80 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
25 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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