This bar, founded by Dutch couple Charles and Marie Brouns, has been an island legend for more than 70 years. Many people visit just out of curiosity or to study the outrageous decor: banners,... Read More
This bar, founded by Dutch couple Charles and Marie Brouns, has been an island legend for more than 70 years. Many people visit just out of curiosity or to study the outrageous decor: banners, pennants, posters, stickers and bric-a-brac cover the ceiling and walls. Though many come the first time to gawk while they sip on a cold beer, Charlie's keeps them coming back with surprisingly good seafood, especially Creole squid and "Shrimps Jumbo and Dumbo." (Dumbo because they got caught!) Chef Charles (the third generation of Charlie's) and Chef Rosalba also cook a mean Argentine-style steak, and their trademark "honeymoon sauce" is fabulous, and hot, hot, hot! If you're visiting San Nicolas, on your way to Baby Beach or famished after a day of fun in the Sunrise City of Aruba, drop in at Charlie's to have something to brag about.
- Bars: "If you haven't got any memorabilia at hand to leave behind, there's always the option to take one with you. Check out Charlie's Souvenir Shop."
- Best for Bars Because: Charlie's Bar and Restaurant is one of the main attractions on the island where visitors can see, smell, taste and listen to Aruba's stories.