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The Crown of Downtown

Charlamagne's was created from a long-time passion to bring a social experience of food, drink, and fun to Augusta's historic downtown. We offer live entertainment along with a great selection of beer, wine, cocktails, and great food.
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Charlamagne's Bar & Lounge

Open Tuesday - Saturday
4pm - 12am
228 Water Street
Augusta, Maine 04330
207 512-8806



Welcome, my friends, to Charlamagne’s Bar & Lounge!


welcome to Carlamagnes - "The Crown of Downtown"Located in downtown Augusta, Charlamagne’s has an upscale, cosmopolitan
feel and offers a relaxing place to enjoy good food, wine and spirits, live entertainment - a warm and welcoming atmosphere to share with friends. 

Our goal for Charlamagne’s is to be a home away from home - a place where one can listen to music, watch a game, laugh, meet old friends and make new ones.

Charlamagne’s exposed brick wall shows the character of the 125-year-old building, while the boldness of its polished cement bar and subtleness of hung Tiffany lamps shows a uniqueness not found anywhere in Central Maine.  

The letter “C” from Chernowsky’s department store is still engraved in the beautiful stone tile on the ground at the front door.  This played a major part in choosing the name Charlamagne’s.

I was born and raised in Augusta and remember very well the bustle of Water Street when I was a child.  My parents have told me countless stories about
this city in their day, when downtown Augusta was a thriving business and entertainment community. I am honored to have a proactive part in breathing life back into downtown, and I hope that the contribution of Charlamagne’s will help do just that.

Thank you, and welcome to the Crown of Downtown!

Tina Charest,
Owner/Operator of Charlamagne's


Our Beer List



Bud Light
Magic Hat #9
Allagash White
Blue Moon
Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams -Seasonal
Baxter IPA
Geary's HSA.

Charlamagne's Bar and Lounge - Queen beer tap



Bud Light
Bud Light Platinum
Miller Lite
Coors Light
Twisted Tea
Michelob Ultra
Michelob Light
Double Bag
Stella Artois
Angry Orchard
   -Cinnful Apple
   -Crisp Apple
Kaliber (non-alcoholic)

Malt Liquor: Twisted Tea





House Wines

We offer Copper Ridge Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, White Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon by the glass. $5

White Wines

Edna Valley – Chardonnay
Ripe peach, pear, apricot and pineapple fruit with underlying notes of cinnamon and caramel. MInerlaity and freshness in the mouth with medium body weight and appealing acidity. $7.50 by the glass

Santa Marta – Pinot Grigio
Fruitier and more heavy bodied than one expects of a Pinot Grigio.
Accents of honey, reminding one of the South German whites made from that grape. $7.50 by the glass

Mohua – Sauvignon Blanc
An elegant wine with aromas of guava and lime combined with an expressive palate of nectarine and grapefruit. A vibrant wine with a long refreshing finish. $7.50 by the glass

Lunetta Proscecco
Dry, lemony, and bubbling, Proscecco Italy's answer to refreshing, well-made, sparkling wine. Created from predominately Prosecco grapes in the northern Veneto region of Italy in the foothills of the Alps, Prosecco is light, affordable, and fun. $7 by the glass

Clean Slate Riesling
Crisp, refreshing and elegant. The vineyards through Mosel provide a wine with fresh peach flavors, clean mineral notes, and a hint of spiciness.

Red Wines

Louis Martini – Cabernet Sauvignon 
Made to accentuate the high-toned, delightful fruits of Sonoma County's vineyards, this wine offers many layers, featuring aromas and flavors of red cherry, plum and blackberry fruit with an underlying dry creek dustiness. The round, full mouth feel has just enough structure to lead it into a fruit focused finish. $7.50 by the glass

Hahn – Pinot Noir 
Fresh raspberry and black cherry scents are intense and concentrated followed in the mid-palate by decadent berry compote flavors with fragrant cardamom and clove undertones. This is a rich and vibrant wine whose purity of Pinot Noir flavors are given dimension by a light touch of toasty oak, supported by earthy tannins and classic cool-climate acidity. $7.50 by the glass

Alamos – Malbec
This Malbec has a dark purple color with violet highlights. The nose offers bright black cherry aromas with light floral notes and a touch of toast. The mouth feel is full and rich, with ripe, concentrated cassis and black raspberry fruit interwoven with a touch of chocolate and sweet spice from light oak aging. The finish shows ripe, silky tannins.  $7.50 by the glass


Liquor and Spirits


Charlamagne's Bar  and Lounge Drink List

Charlamagne's has a great variety of liqour and spirits


Specialty Drinks

Pomegranate Splash

Ashley's creation! Three Olives Pomegranate, tonic water and a drizzle of pomegranate syrup served over ice in a low ball glass with a limed rim. A favorite!

The Survivor

Tina conjured up this pink cosmo in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. A delicious blend of X-Rated liqueur, Absolut and cranberry juice, topped with a splash of Sprite. Served in a chilled glass. Delicious!

Fresh Peach

Nickole's reinvented version of an Old Fashioned! Fresh mint leaves and peach syrup muddled with a sugar cube and bitters. Shaken with Makers Mark whiskey and served over ice with a mint leaf garnish. You will love this!

Blood Orange Margarita

Hornitos Reposada tequila, simple syrup, fresh blood orange juice and a touch of sour mix. Served with a salted rim and garnished with a fruit wedge. Ole!

Cucumber Cooler

Fresh cucumber, watermelon syrup and lime muddled and shaken with Hendrick's gin. Served over ice in a low ball glass with a cucumber slice. Cool and flavorful!

Spring Breeze

Midori, Orange Stoki, Triple Sec and sour mix. Garnished with orange and served in a chilled cosmo glass. Refreshingly sweet!

Downtown Sunrise

Created by Tina, named by Stacy (of Stacy's Hallmark), this is the official drink of the first Downtown Augusta "Cash Mob". Orange Stoli, Absolut Vanilla, Cointreau, orange juice and cranberry juice. Served in a sugared rim glass and garnished with an orange slice. Tastes like a creamsicle!

Rum Bucket

Cruzan rum flavors of coconut, pineapple, citrus and banana mixed with orange, cranberry and pineapple juices, a drizzle of grenadine and garnished with orange and cherry to finish it off. Served in a 32oz bucket! Guaranteed to make you think of the islands!

Fish Bowl

Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbert, Pinnacle Pineapple, Hypnotq Liqueur and Blue Curacao mixed with sour mix, pineapple juice and Sprite. Served in a 32oz fish bowl complete with gummy fish! Fun and yummy!


Apple Pie Shots - Liquid dessert! A fun favorite at Charlamagne's! $3.00
Jello Shots - Ask your server about the flavors Ashley has conjured up this week! $2.00

           Ask about the for jello shot
flavors of the day


Charlamagne’s Menu

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Spinach Artichoke Dip $7.99
A blend of spinach and artichoke topped with melted cheese and served with toasted bread.

French Onion Soup $6.99
Our classic homemade soup baked in the oven with toasted bread and Swiss cheese until brown and bubbly. 
(Please ask us about our Soup Of The Day)

Nachos $7.99
Tortilla chips topped with melted cheese, fresh lettuce and diced tomatoes and served with a side of our homemade salsa. 
Sour cream upon request.  Loaded nachos, with marinated chicken and jalapenos add $2.00. 

Stuffed Mushroom Caps $7.99
Mushroom caps filled with homemade stuffing and topped with melted cheese.

Pound-O’-Wings $11.99
A full pound of delicious wings baked in your choice of our house sauces 
~  buffalo, bbq, teriyaki, pineapple glaze 
~ served with a side of celery.


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Chicken Pot Pie $11.99
Delicious homemade chicken pot pie baked in a flaky crust. 
Tina’s famous recipe!  Served with a side salad.

Charlamagne’s Seasonal Salad $11.99
Grilled chicken, mixed greens, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, bacon,
walnuts, and cheddar cheese served with a side of cranberry vinaigrette
(substitute chicken with lemon pepper garlic smoked rainbow trout for $2.00 more)

Panini Combo Meal $10.99
Our delicious Rueben or Pesto Chicken Panini served with a cup homemade soup OR side salad.

Buffalo Chicken Caesar Salad $10.99
Crisp Romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese,
topped with grilled chicken marinated in our own buffalo sauce.


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Picture Perfect Pizzas
16 inch – Served on white or wheat fresh dough
Will serve 10” size when requested
All sauces are made in house and topped with our original blend of cheese


La Reine $14.99
Alfredo sauce, cheese, tomato, roasted red peppers and mushrooms.

Crown $14.99
Butter garlic sauce, cheese, tomato, red onions and mushrooms.


Charlamagne’s Hawaiian $14.99
Red sauce, cheese, ham, pineapple and bacon.


Parisian Pesto $16.49
Pesto sauce, cheese, spinach leaves and roasted red peppers.


Royal Buffalo Chicken $16.49
Buffalo sauce, cheese, red onions and marinated buffalo chicken.


King’s Ransom $16.49
Red sauce, cheese, pepperoni, sausage, hamburg, bacon, onions, mushrooms, green peppers.


Paint Your Own $11.99 (cheese)
Your choice of sauce: red, Alfredo, pesto or garlic butter…smothered with cheese.  Choice of toppings are bacon, pepperoni, hamburg, chicken, ham, red onions, mushrooms, jalapenos, green peppers, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, spinach, pineapple.

Additional Toppings
$1.00 for vegetables ~ $1.50 for meats

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What's Going Ona calendar of events


Tuesday Night Spotlight is a special night when people get a chance to listen to an unknown local musician who plays purely for tips and a chance to share his/her musical gifts with you 7:30-9:00  All are welcome to come down and show your support while you enjoy the food, drink and atmosphere of Charlamagne's.

Wednesday Night is Open Mic Night hosted by the one and only Andrew Truman.  Everyone loves a great open mic and you are sure to have a fun time with old friends and make new ones.  A guaranteed fabulous night!

Thursday Night is Trivia Night hosted by the wonderfully creative and mind-filled Jeff Noel.  Come play alone or with a team of up to 4 people.  Either way we promise you will walk away with more knowledge and a smile.. and maybe the evening's winning score!  It's always fun at Trivia Night!

Friday and Saturdays House Live Music.  Check out the calendar to see who's entertaining you this weekend!

Stay tuned for the posting of special events you won't want to miss!

Featured Artist
Chelsea Ellis

Coco Brown

Chelsea Ellis is a photographer and designer who grew up in Maine. She studied film photography at the University of Southern Maine where she worked as a photographer at the student paper, The Free Press. She became the paper’s photo editor, and later, design director in her senior year.

After graduating from USM, Chelsea went on to work at the Bangor Daily News as a page designer. Now she works as a design editor at Maine Today Media designing front pages and graphics for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel.

As a freelance photographer, Chelsea shoots weddings, and portraits of engaged couples, families and high school seniors.

To see more of Chelsea’s work, visit the
Chelsea Ellis Photography page on Facebook.

Instagram: chellisable


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