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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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Unexpectedly, Good Food

This place is off the beaten path. Surrounded by brothels. The service and the food was very good, especially their house sauce for the steaks and their house hot sauce. The area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andre K
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Ohio, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Charlie's on Thursday night during carnival. We only had a few drinks at the bar, but the bartenders were very friendly and the bar is very unique. I would recommend stopping in and checking it out. We happened to meet Heavy weight Andrew Golata who was sitting at the bar enjoying his shrimp.

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Thank Toni S
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is off the beaten path. Surrounded by brothels. The service and the food was very good, especially their house sauce for the steaks and their house hot sauce. The area it is located in is a bit sketchy looking but the place has good eats and you could never tell by it's decor. Plus the service was very... More 

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Thank Andre K
Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After renting a car we decided to head to San Nicolas to see what the south end of Aruba had to offer. During the week not many people are in San Nicolas in July. Charlies was the only place we could find open to eat. The bartender (I can't remember his name) was very nice and offered up some good... More 

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

See? Even on Aruba the donkeys are friendly! Thanks for stopping by and enjoying our fare and for submitting your review. As always, be safe and we hope to see you in the near future once again. Until then... Cheers!! More 

Cincinnati
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164 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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Raul T, Bartender, waiter and chief review respondent at Charlie's Bar, responded to this review

We like reading "Charlie's was good" and "shrimp entree was amazing"....What has us a bit puzzled are the $25+ ribs. Our "San Nicolas Style BBQ baby back ribs", including wedge fries and a green salad are listed at $16. Seeing the menu listing, the $16 is at AWG 28(local currency), which incidentaly is also printed on your receipt instead of... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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

Happy to have managed to remain the same and we do strive to do so. And indeed, a franchise we are not, and will never be. Only one detail....this time do not take another 12 years to return! See you soon... Cheers!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

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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Thank Sebrina S
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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