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Charlie's Bar, San Nicolas, Aruba

56 Zeppenfeldstraat (Main Street)
San Nicolas
Tel: 297 584 5086
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This Aruban landmark got its start in 1941 serving sailors, and it still welcomes blue-collar workers from the nearby Valero oil refinery who come to sip draught Balashi beer and watch sports on the flat-screen TV. But it also attracts a steady stream of visitors who've gone off the usual path to explore the island beyond Palm Beach. The decor is beyond quirky, with an old Wurlitzer jukebox, life preservers, license plates, stuffed puffer fish, Dutch wooden clogs, and framed pictures of ships and tugs covering the wall. Be sure to try the house special—steamed shrimp slathered with spicy and piquant homemade sauce. A word of caution: Prostitution is legal in San Nicolas, which is very apparent when night falls on the neighborhood.

Open daily from 10:30 am to 10 pm.

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Ate at Charlie's Bar in 2007 and loved it. Had a steak dish with spicy homemade relish. Going back to Aruba in May and will definately stop there again. ... more

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