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Address: Main Street | San Nicolas, San Nicolas, Aruba
Phone Number: (297) 584-5086
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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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We stopped in for drinks before the Carubbean festival in San Nicholas. We enjoyed our drinks and the staff, including Charlie. Didn't have food because we were grabbing it from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Denver, CO
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Ft. Lauderdale
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Came here 15 years ago and did it because it was the thing to do. Did it again 15 years later with my fiance and the same results..Over bearing ignorant racist co owner bald guy whom believed talking politics about americans and there rudeness was more important than getting business from this american whom is laid back and last thing... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This bar is very unique! We had great service and the bartender had awesome stories to share about Aruba, their customs and culture! We stopped in on our way to Baby Beach!

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Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stopped in for drinks before the Carubbean festival in San Nicholas. We enjoyed our drinks and the staff, including Charlie. Didn't have food because we were grabbing it from the street vendors. It is a bit shady for location and there isn't much in the downtown area. But we found the drinks good and the staff interesting and enjoyed... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We stopped at Charlie's in San Nicholas after a trip to Baby Beach. We had been reading "An Island Away" and one of the places mentioned frequently was Charlie's Bar. We looked around, talked to people and had some ice cold Balashi and fried calamari. The calamari was GREAT! We met Herr Koch from the book and he was a... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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