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Address: Main Street | San Nicolas, San Nicolas, Aruba
Phone Number: (297) 584-5086
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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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Key west type of place

Cool bar that's almost 75 years old. It has a Captain Toney or Sloppy Joes kind of feel to it. It's not huge but has lots of character and memorabilia from all over the world. On... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Ryan M
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Tampa, Florida
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Cincinnati
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I get the sense that Charlie's is the type of place that really doesn't care about TripAdvisor reviews. But I'm going to write on anyway. Charlie's was good but not really anything to write home about. My wife's shrimp entree was amazing but my $25+ rib "special" consisted of four ribs on a plate and some potatoes. I really thought... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visited 12 years ago. Charlie's has not changed one bit in the intervening time. So much memorabilia in every crevice would take weeks to look at it all. The tenderloin is exquisite along with the honeymoon sauce !!! A real change from all the franchise outlets on the rest if Aruba. Would highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was great, beer was cold, price was right. Only downside was the smart assesment bartender! (Just kidding, he was great too!)

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Raul T, Bartender, waiter and smartmouth extraordinaire at Charlie's Bar, responded to this review

Why, hello there! As you can probably notice by my not-so-customary greeting, you know i was expecting to hear from you! Indeed, good food, cold beer and just right prices(for most of us anyways) is what we try to bring to our new and old friends alike. A very big "THANK YOU" once again for allowing us to be part... More 

cumming, ga
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We heard so much about this Bar/restaurant we just had to find it and experience it for ourselves. We waited outside until they opened for lunch at 11:30. I think they opened a little early for us since Raul saw us cross the street at the tourist info center. It was truly amazing and the food was fantastic. Shrimp was... More 

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Raul T, Bartender, waiter and smartmouth extraordinaire at Charlie's Bar, responded to this review

You sir, have been an excellent contestant on the "find Charlie's Bar Show"!!(Cue Bob Barker's voice) Usually i would have had some comical remark to "spice up" my responses. But for your review I'm at a loss for words. A heartfelt thank you for the accolades, as these are the ultimate rewards we can get in this business. We will... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Great decor from visitors. Always service with a smile and entertainment from Raul. Cocktails or Beers are available. Aruba Ariba's are Devine. Friends of ours had Shrimp & Steak it was huge portion. We did have a try of the famous sauce it has a kick to it Yummy with some chips.

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London, Canada
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The only down side is the lack or air, but hey it is Aruba! The service was professional and friendly. Shrimp is excellent!!! Timely service and little wait time to get a table for 7 people.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Went for lunch with family, 3 of us had the shrimp scampi and 1 steak sandwich. If you are not that hungry because it is a large portion plus a salad share it. Interesting bar! I would not go there at night, does not look like a safe area. Saw several what appeared to be hookers in the doorways of... More 

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Bay Village, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Stopped for lunch about 1:15 Monday to learn they stopped serving steak sandwiches at 12:45 and they do not serve burgers. So we ate seafood instead, which was good but harder on the budget than we planned for lunch. Conch fritters and shrimp were good, however, and they accommodated low salt diet. As others have said, the neighborhood has seen... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

This bar/restaurant has the best owner and bartender and servers ever. It's the best garlic shrimp and best tenderloin. They are fantastic. Stop here if you get a chance. Leave a souvenir behind if you can. Buy a shirt too. They have some unique sayings. I give it 10 stars.

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Cool bar that's almost 75 years old. It has a Captain Toney or Sloppy Joes kind of feel to it. It's not huge but has lots of character and memorabilia from all over the world. On the other side of the Island from all the tourist hotels but if you are in the area it's a great place for a... More 

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