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404 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
(805) 595-7425
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Description: great happy hour mon-thurs 5:30 7 pm great specialty drinks!! live...
great happy hour mon-thurs 5:30 7 pm great specialty drinks!! live music/dj too
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dancing on Friday night...

A nice Bar… well stocked… good service… Good music on Friday nights… Inside and outside seating… nice dance floor...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Valencia, CA
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Valencia, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A nice Bar… well stocked… good service… Good music on Friday nights… Inside and outside seating… nice dance floor...

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Mr Ricks is a great place to have drinks when staying in Avila Beach. We stayed at San Luis Bay Inn Resort and walked to Mr Ricks...about 10 minutes. I'll return for sure!

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San Jose, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Mr. Ricks is a great place to met friends for drinks and appetizers on a afternoon / evening they have an outdoor patio that usually gets full on evenings with nice weather. The prices are decent and the staff friendly, also have live music, which draws a crowd as well.

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Steps from the Avila Beach Resort, great food and vibriant lounge, and quaint atmosphere make this a great place to stop at.

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Avila Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's soooo overpriced because it's at the beach and some (not all) of the bartenders and bouncers are best described as "entitled" because they get so many obnoxious drinkers in season (it's the only true bar in town) that they have little use for the gentler manners. The food is fine, but it's the same next door at the Custom... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If I could live anywhere on the central coast, it would be Avila. Mr. Ricks is always a go to with friends if you want to enjoy strong cocktails, a stunning view of the ocean, friendly, fun staff and live music. They offer burgers, pizzas, salads, NACHOS (a must). Even if you're not a drinker, Mr. Ricks is great for... More 

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Temecula, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good atmosphere in here. Great for a drink and appetizer. We ordered the garlic fries and they gave us a ton! Could not finish them (2 people) but they were hot and lots of garlic. Plus it was a great price. Had a Cadillac Margarita and it was very good.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Lively and atmospheric when the live music is playing but quickly quietness later. Bar closes early and staff seem to be in a rush to get you out.

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Los Osos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Good bar for music and entertainment. During the summer it's quite crowded, but the service is great - never waited for a drink. Drinks are a little pricy, but so close to hotels (La Fonda or the Lighthouse Suites, it's worth not driving.

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Nipomo, California
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58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went with a friend for appetizers and drinks. First time there, and i can say that the drinks were strong and the view of the beach and ocean across the street was amazing. The appetizers were good we got the calamari and the pot stickers. Also there is a stage so I am sure they have live entertainment often

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
  • Phone Number: (805) 595-7425

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

great happy hour mon-thurs 5:30 7 pm great specialty drinks!! live music/dj too

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