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Charlie's Bar & Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Caribbean, ,
Zeppenfeldstraat 56, San Nicolas, Aruba
+297 584 5086
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Caribbean, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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Zeppenfeldstraat 56, San Nicolas, Aruba
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food and drink were good. Raul was entertaining and also gave us a history of the island. You could spend the entire day looking at the memorabilia. Charlie the owner stopped by to chat too!

Thank merny89
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this stop on our road trip around Aruba. Fresh fish was excellent. Beers were cold and we enjoyed the experience!

Thank RYunker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to visit, good drinks and good food, but a little pricey for the overall experience. Bar tenders were fiesty with a lot of interaction.

Thank CBruck1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time here. The food was amazing and the service was very friendly. Cool gaff!! Thanks 😀

Thank Omar G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd rented a car in order to get a flavor of Aruba away from the main tourist sections and towards the southern end of the island we drove into San Nichols. Hungry at this point in our day trip,we stumbled across Charlies' Bar. Talk about...More

1  Thank Teach_Travel_REC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Charlie's Bar for a drink. Fun place, full of great signs, memorabilia. Super nice people!

Thank nanahermie
Reviewed 13 March 2018

A bit of a dodgy neighborhood, but we were told not to miss Charlie's Bar. All true -- we were promised very friendly service, and the staff did not disappoint. We had a drink only, no food, so can't comment on that, but the place...More

1  Thank dianephillips17
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for a drink which turned into many more drinks! Had a blast! Raul the bartender is the best! Will stop back on our next trip to Aruba!

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Business was slow when we arrived in the late morning, so we had the pleasure of sitting at the bar and having an extended conversation with the bartender. Their collection of personal items from customers is amazing to view! The food was good, and the...More

Thank ndoak1
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We came back to Charlie’s for our typical vacation visit. We stop by every time we come to Aruba. They always have friendly staff. The beers are always cold. Make sure you visit this classic bar when you visit Aruba.

Thank BAHuston3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zeppenfeldstraat 56, San Nicolas, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  San Nicolas
  • Phone Number: +297 584 5086
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Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant was founded on September 18, 1941 by a Dutch couple, Charles and Marie Brouns. They chose their location in San Nicolas as it was close to the large Lago Refinery: this provided a steady stream of clientele in the form of seamen, contractors, and oil workers.Over the years, Charlie’s Bar became a destination returned to by countless friends from the past, accompanied by new patrons anxious to visit what has become an iconic island institution…”If you haven’t been to Charlie’s you don’t know Aruba!”Today, Charlie’s Bar is recognized as one of the Top Ten Bars in the Caribbean; and is a must see destination for first time visitors who will undoubtedly encounter and enjoy the company of many repeat clientele from literally all over the world. Everyone comes for the ambiance; the real connoisseurs are here to enjoy the intercontinental cuisine offered by Charlie’s Menu. Everything from jumbo shrimp to fine tenderloin steaks and fresh local seafood are at your beck and call. The menu is varied and prepared fresh each and every day try our “Honeymoon Sauce” with your entrée (if you like things real hot) or tone it down with our Creole style of preparation. Daily specials and home made snacks round out the menu for the inquisitive diner.Presently, your host, Charlito (the third generation Charlie) says, “Everything we do is focused on one thing, creating an unforgettable memory that will leave you wanting to return.”
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