Ricks Cafe, Negril

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  • Address: W End Rd, Negril, Jamaica
  • Timings: 12:00 pm - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8769570380
  • Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Dine In, Restaurant, Entertainment, Play, Leisure, Family And Kids
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About Ricks Cafe, Negril

Good food and great music come together with breath taking scenery and thrilling activities at Negril’s famous Rick’s Cafe. It’s almost a tradition to grab a few cooling drinks and relax at this restaurant after a long day under the sun. Resting atop a cliff at the west end of the island, this cafe has been a favourite for more than thirty years.

Rick’s Cafe was the first ever public bar and restaurant on the West End Cliffs and has a long history in serving and entertaining visitors. The cafe opened its doors in 1974 in the then sleepy fishing village of Negril and hasn’t looked back since. Though disaster and destruction struck twice, in the forms of powerful hurricanes, the restaurant was rebuilt into the big, beautiful structure that stands today. Over the years, the cafe has become very popular for its stunning cliff-side views of the sky and ocean as well as the sight of brave locals leaping off the cliffs into the sea. Seeing as how some of these cliffs are as high as thirty five feet, this is truly a magnificent sight to see while sipping a beer!

  • After a long, fun day playing water sports and soaking up sun, make your way to Rick’s Cafe. Warm, freshly made bread will tantalize you and you can appease your roaring appetite by digging into some delicious pastas or seafood. Wash it down with an ice cold beer, a cocktail or something tasty from their special drinks menu and watch the sky erupt in a myriad of colours as the sun slowly descends into the sea.
  • If you’re lucky, you’ll see lithe bodies swan diving into the water against a setting sun and if you’re courageous enough yourself, you’ll climb up and take the plunge as well!
  • During the night, you can sip on Tropitinis by the moonlight and indulge in fine dining upon the cliffs while music softly lulls you into a state of complete relaxation.

Ricks Cafe Information

  • Beware of locals trying to get you to go into the cave area under the cliffs to show you the cave beach.
  • They have a swimming pool so take your costume along.

How To reach Ricks Cafe by Public Transport

  • Red taxis are the most convenient modes of transport in Negril.

Restaurants Near Ricks Cafe

  • Ivan’s Bar& Restaurant at Catcha Falling Star(Local cuisine, bar)
  • Ahhh Bees (Caribbean, barbeque)
  • Presley’s Bar and Grill (Seafood, organic, bar and grill, Jamaican)
  • Just Natural (Barbeque, Caribbean, seafood, Vegetarian)

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Ricks Cafe, Negril Reviews

  • Fun place to watch cliff diving and the sunset. Drinks are reasonable priced and the atmosphere is fun. We came here twice and saw the locals do the 75' jump, a lot of tourist did the 35' jump. You can get here by boat or by the cab/bus. They have a store that sells merchandise and an upstairs for more seating. The food here is good too - we had a burger and fries which came out fairly quickly.

  • Themed restaurant and bar. Expensive and crowded at sunset $2200/£14 is for two red stripe and a non alcoholic cocktail. Our last visit was over 10 years ago and in that time the place has been completely overhauled. There is a good parking area and a band plays at sunset. We arrived after sunset and so missed the band and no one was diving into the sea at that time. So one drink and then we left

  • I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS BAR!!!! They are amazing. Really good vibes here. They have a pool and a bar and also a hill where you can jump from to the sea. You can view the sunset. A M A Z I N G! It's a must, dear.

  • Negirls most popular tourist spot for cliff jumping and high priced drinks and amazing sunsets. Definitely on the tourist side but for a good reason and worth a visit. Don’t expect the real Jamaican experience but don’t miss the unforgettable view and great place to jump!

  • Thee place to go to watch the Jamaican sunset! Went in December on a Transat excursion from our resort. A bargain for $28 bucks. Do it! The bar itself is multi levelled with an on site souvenir store. The entertainment on stage was engaging and interactive, encouraging audience dance participation. Many enjoyed the on site wading pool. Several signed up for the cliff diving experience. Not for me. Not even if there was a free day. Quite a drop. Great for those not afraid of heights..or dying! Happy to be the big chicken who sat up top videotaping. The place was packed solid with hundreds of people dancing, swimming, diving and pedestal high diving...oh yes..for those who say pshaw to measley cliff diving and want to climb even higher..yup..you can do that! The most remarkable thing ..the sun sets at 5:35pm and by 5:45 it was almost empty. Would do it again in a heartbeat!

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