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Charlie's Front and Back Door
8224 Menaul NE (Uptown)
Front Door hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-2pm, 5-9pm Sun 11am-2pm Back Door hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-9pm Sun: 11am-8pm (subject to change)
This place is a dive. And we mean that in a good way—unpretentious and broken-in like a favorite pair of scuffed boots. The cozily dim restaurant (front) and bar (back) are separated by a kitchen that services both rooms with Charlie’s signature New Mexican-American fare. Roll up your sleeves for delicious sour cream-chicken enchiladas and enormous, juicy burgers; then order a round of Bud Light for your blue-collar buddies. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)