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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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A voir, must see

Nice place that gets quickly crowded. Nice staff and good food. Of course the atmosphere is really typical and the decoration amazing

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place that gets quickly crowded. Nice staff and good food. Of course the atmosphere is really typical and the decoration amazing

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New Jersey
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

wow talk about a diamond in the rough, it dosn't look like much but the food the people and the place was a great, a place to hang out all day and talk about the history of the bar that's 75 years old and 3 rd generation owners Charlie himself serving up the brew and food.. ya gotta get there... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Charlie's has been a San Nicholas staple for decades. It's a small and cozy bar that also serves food. Their fresh shrimp sautéed in garlic is amazing. So are the decorations...assorted items of various sizes and colors, hung from the ceiling, left by previous visitors...Add to the collection if you choose...They will make you smile...

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were there the 1st week of October and the atmosphere at Charlie's Bar was fantastic, you are made to feel like you are a regular. I tried their Barracuda and it was cooked beyond my expectations. I recommend this place

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Thank Dawn G
Aruba
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

When for some of there shrimp and they were excellent, we were not that hungry so we shared a plate had some drinks, met my long time friend, chatted, my friend was amazed by everything that is hanging around its crazy but beautiful, third generation Charlie,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a quiet Monday afternoon. The artifacts and Memoribilia on the walls and ceiling are incredible. If ever there was a place where the walls could talk there would be quite the stories to tell.

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Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

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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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

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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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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 

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