Rick's Key West
Rick's Key West
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Dave P
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We went to KW for vacation and to celebrate our anniversary. While there, we had to check out the legendary "Rick's". SHould have just skipped it.
We were scheduled for the pub crawl on Friday 9-29. We had some time to kill before the crawl, which started at 8, so we stopped into Rick's for a drink. We sat at the bar. The bartender was pretty rude and dismissive, which was puzzling as they were not really very busy at that point. The person playing his guitar and singing was not very good and was pretty foul mothed. We are far from being prudes, but constant F bombs for no real reason are not entertaining. We ignored him and made friends with some young guys who were there for a bachelor party, they were a hoot! They actually bought us a round which was very nice of them.
We left to go sign in for the pub crawl. As it turns out, the first stop on the crawl was Rick's. After we got our drink and sat down, the "entertainer" became more and more obnoxious. A group of women from Alabama were celebrating a birthday, and the birthday girl had an unusual name. Instead of taking the time to celebrate her birthday, he called her "whatever". Her group was upset and it appeared he was being racist.
When he found out where we were from, he decided that singing an insulting song about Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh people and football team would be "fun" It wasn't fun, and there were others in our group who were insulted also. His foul mouth and insults were not entertaining, and we left with a very bad taste for Rick's. I don't know who this jerk was, but i am sure that Rick's management knows who they hired to sing at Ricks on 9-29 between 6-8:30 PM. I can take a joke as well as anyone, but mean spirited nasty behavior is not funny, it's just mean. There are plenty of entertainers in KW, Rick's should find one with a little more audience savvy than this DB.
Written October 5, 2023
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lip89
Boston, MA843 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Not sure what to make of this place. First off you walk up a set of stairs expecting to see a small bar and maybe a balcony and it opens up into this gigantic sprawling campus of like 5 different bars and a huge dance floor. The place is massive and looks like it could get pretty crowded maybe at Spring Break or New Years. Unfortunately, this place during mid February was so dead, we were the only ones there at midnight on a Wed, and not sure why I was being frisked to get into the place when no one else was there. The place actually leads back down to Durty Harry's which is down the back stairs, but as for this place, it probably could be good...DJ seemed ok, dance floor and smoke machine was on, unfortunately I just didnt see the point of this place in the middle of Live music bars with dance floors.
Written February 13, 2022
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Ghost
Weston, FL18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
nt at this place is unbeatable ... killer live band ,
2 dances floors , hip hop upstairs , rock band down stairs, wine n martini bar ,
Frozen daiquiris bar, pizza shop , cigar shop
And yes even A strip club ...
you’ll have a great time
Written January 21, 2020
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Steve
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
Awesome music and a great dance floor. The best part of the place is the bartenders. Zoltan at the upstairs bar is THE MAN. He kept our drinks memorized and none of our large crew was ever waiting long for a refill. Great spot!!
Written May 18, 2023
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Linda P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Went to Ricks today and asked for a glass of ice with 2 beers. Told us he had to save ice for spring breakers. Offered to pay for a cup of ice. Bartender refused to sell a cup of ice. We have been a customer for years but we are done!!! Not the only bar in Key West. I guarantee we spend more in one day than any spring breakers spends in a week!!!! Goodbye Ricks. Hope your ice melts!!!!!
Written March 9, 2020
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tracey k
North Wildwood, NJ7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Spending 10 days in Key West having a great time until we met the meanest and rudest bartender of all time. She was rude to all the customers that approached the bar. Some customers were laughing about how they weren’t even going to tip her. Several people walked out eventually including my group. I understand being short staffed and employees overwhelmed but she took her rudeness to a new level. Went to another bar and told them our experience and they knew exactly who we were talking about. Very unfortunate for Ricks if you’re losing business. Great entertainment there. Went next day and she was there again so passed right by. I’m sure most of you reading a review for here will know exactly who it is
Written March 22, 2023
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Angela K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This is the place to go when in Key West!! Our bartender, Errin not only made us feel at home but she made us feel like friends!! Can not fail to mention ‘Yo Adrian’ and his interactive songs.
They are both the reason we stayed here for hours and came back again the next day!
Written March 1, 2023
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Nicole C
Chesterfield, MI15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
If you want a good drink for a reasonable price. Definitely come here. We ordered 2 Miami Vice ( definitely weren’t shy on the liquor) When we come back we’ll be stopping in there again.
Written May 1, 2022
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impcase0924
Toronto, Ontario Canada77 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Stopped in at Rick's Downstairs for a couple of drinks.
The service was beyond horrible. Can't really mess up with beer, so no comments there.
There was an older man singing. Not bad....when he was singing. He mostly complained about tourists, made racist and sexist comments, then told us more than we needed to know about his hip replacement.
Many other places in town to spend your hard earned dollars. Don't waste them here.
Written April 3, 2024
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Jason T
Canton, United States308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Business
Cool place with heavy pours. They open early for good day drinking opportunities.....I like the fact that they play older rock music.
Written November 9, 2019
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