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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Music and drinks!

Great place to listen to music and have a drink with a view! Get there early on the weekend for a nice spot viewing the ocean! Nice staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Grover Beach
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great place to listen to music and have a drink with a view! Get there early on the weekend for a nice spot viewing the ocean! Nice staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Mr. Ricks is an institution in downtown Avila. Located on the beach, with spectacular views of San Luis Bay and the Avila pier. Specialty are drinks, with food available from their adjacent Custom House restaurant. Great spot during the Friday Fish and Farmer's market open May to September.

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Valencia, CA
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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
3 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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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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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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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Address: 404 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Phone Number: (805) 595-7425
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
Cuisine: American

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  • 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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