Ricky's Cabaret Bar
Ricky's Cabaret Bar
4.5
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The longest running Cabaret Show Bar in the Yumbo Centre. Located on the Ground Floor opposite Burger King. Show time is at 10:30pm, but best to be in earlier to get the full Ricky's experience and be guaranteed getting the best seats in the house. Karaoke available every night with dances, games and giveaways throughout the night.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • David
    Chigwell, United Kingdom12 contributions
    Top Class
    After years of going to The other show bar upstairs and a change of ownership we decided to try Rickys! Honestly so glad we did the staff especially Amy & Harrison work their asses off. The whole terrace team and queens are amazing at what they do and know how to host and hold a crowd. Clear to see why they are number 1. Other reviews on here moaning that it’s like butlins. You are in Gran Canaria watching free drag shows grow up. Thanks All David & Nick The Essex Twitter Boys
    Hi David and Nick. Thank so much for your review. We’re so happy to hear you enjoy your visits to Ricky’s! We certainly couldn’t agree with you more, if we do say so ourselves. We look forward to see you again soon.
    Written 24 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2023
  • NJA_7
    London, United Kingdom985 contributions
    Great entertainment, amazing drag team.
    I have been a regular visitor to Ricky’s for a number of years and have always had a great time. It is clear to see that Emma and the team have invested a lot of time, energy and money to bring Ricky’s into the 21st Century. After the Covid lockdown Ricky’s relocated to the bar next door and have since gone from strength to strength and recently taken over the bar they vacated meaning that they have doubled in size. Every night the bar is packed out. The Bar and terrace staff absolutely work their backsides off and are on the go from open to close. The staff remember your order and endeavour to keep your glasses topped up. Alan and Mark really go above and beyond. The entertainment has also divsified, not only are there performances from the amazing Drag Queens but there are now tribute acts and appearances from other Drag Queens on the island such as Fatrenheit. On this visit we celebrated Janice’s 40th birthday and what a great night it was. With the amounts of shots bought for her, I don’t know how she was able to perform, let alone put on such a great performance. Whilst new material is being added to the show all the time, the team are still performing firm favourites such as Hellon Earth performing "Feed the Bird" and Hero and she also does the best Camel 🐫 impression I’ve ever seen. All of the Drag Queens put in so much effort to ensure you have a great night. Thank you.
    Hello Thank so much for your review. We’re so happy to hear you enjoy your visit to Ricky’s and can see the work and effort put in by all our team members. Your kind words mean an awful lot to us all. We look forward to see you again soon.
    Written 24 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 April 2023
  • Robert W
    5 contributions
    Brilliant
    Such friendly drag, brilliant miming, family friendly, clear audability, professional looking. Makes Sparkles shine as the amateur yesteryear that it is. Wow what a difference. Definitely recommend this place. Mild profanity, but family friendly. Fun entertainment. Highly recommended.
    Hello Thank so much for your review. We’re so happy to hear you enjoy your visits to Ricky’s! We look forward to see you again soon.
    Written 24 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 April 2023
  • RClayton2012
    Southampton, United Kingdom31 contributions
    Fantastic Venue
    Fantastic Fun Cabaret Pub in the heart of the Yumbo. We loved our visits and nights in Rickys while on holiday, the staff were all friendly and great service often remembering your drink orders and the free shots - WOW! Not sure If I wanna hear that Fireball song again as thats when the fireball shots come out and felt like we had to join in the Shots Fun!
    Hello Thank so much for your review. We’re so happy to hear you enjoy your visits to Ricky’s! What time is it?!? We look forward to see you again soon.
    Written 24 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 April 2023
  • channywillow
    Manchester, United Kingdom55 contributions
    Love it ❤️
    My young son is a huge fan of drag so Ricky’s bar was a must for us. Big thank you to Vanity case for getting him up on stage and making his night. Also to the group of Scottish girls there on a birthday night out who all made a fuss of him which he loved every minute of. Will deffo be back in the future x
    Hello Thank you very much for your review. We’re so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back in the future. All the best The Ricky’s team
    Written 24 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 May 2023
  • Louise G
    9 contributions
    Fun night out
    Amazing night. The ladies even made message for you granddaughter who is unwell at the moment. Would highly recommend if you looking for light hearted fun and laughs. Would defo go see them again.
    Hello Thank you very much for your review. We’re so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back in the future. All the best The Ricky’s team
    Written 24 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 June 2023
  • Sandy G
    47 contributions
    BEST NIGHT OUT
    A must see - visited Gran Canaria numerous times but never went. Visited just recently and had such a great night. Service on drinks was excellent and the show itself had us in stitches from start to finish. Very easy to reserve a table via FB Messenger too.
    Hello Thank you so much for Your review. We’re so glad to read you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for the FB reservation shout out! Hope you had the happiest of holiday Much love The Ricky’s team
    Written 10 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 7 July 2023
  • michellekalthoeber
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom59 contributions
    Best nights of our Holiday
    Don't know where to start but best nights of our holiday were spent here, we visited 3 times during our holiday an every time different the Friday evening was absolutely incredible ❤️ our last vist was Monday before we headed home an we brought two families with us they all ended up dancing on stage it was so good, I'd pay to watch there show so can't believe every night it's free. Bar staff also brilliant 👏 👌 cocktails are 😋 yummy, if your heading to Yumbo definitely make this your go to venue you won't be disappointed. A special shout out too the two fabulous drag queens from the North East Micheal an Janice so talented 👏 if I'm honest all the queen's here are amazing I'm sure it's there blend of brilliance that's getting people returning. If your up for a laugh an not easily offended then this is for you.
    Hello Thank you so much for Your review. We’re so glad to read you enjoyed your time with us. What lovely comments! We hope to see you again in the future. Hope you had the happiest of holiday Much love The Ricky’s team
    Written 10 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Tina B
    1 contribution
    Best thing at Yumbo
    I can’t believe some people and their previous reviews. Ricky’s bar is absolutely amazing, it literally makes our holiday. All staff go out of their way to make everyone welcome kids included, the drinks are reasonable priced and usually have us on our way by our second jug! Now the show, we could literally sit all day and watch these fabulous people put on the best show of their lives and they do night after night. You can tell they love their job by how much passion they put in every act. Yes you may occasionally see the same act but if you go every night of your holiday your going to, but then the audience and their participation is different every night and the ladies thrive of this, making you feel like your seeing it again for the first time. We have tried to go to other cabaret bars on the island and none come even close to the class of the acts or the great atmosphere you get from Ricky’s bar, even if you only visit for one night. You will not be disappointed. We came last year for the first time, returned this year especially for Ricky’s bar, and will be coming back with our little one who fell madly in love with Poppy and Daisy
    Thank you very much for your review. We’re so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Hope you had a happy holiday and to see you again in the future. Much love from us all.
    Written 18 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • H1000g
    30 contributions
    Great cabaret
    Fabulous shows and how do you all do it each night? Each and every one of you have a fantastic presence and we can see you absolutely love your job. Daisy Diamond, Hellon earth and Poppy cock were brilliant, witty and charming at the same time. We loved it
    Thank you very much for your review. We’re so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Hope you had a happy holiday and to see you again in the future. Much love from us all.
    Written 18 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
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Fudger22
London, UK44 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Always visit Ricky’s several times when in Playa del Ingles but something seems to have changed. Ok the layout is possibly better now they have a larger terrace with the stage in the middle but having sat and watched the drag queens do a tambourine routine together without one of them seemingly interested or happy about being there, not even a smile between them it created an atmosphere of “oh not this old routine again” The place was very quiet and I understand that performing to a few people can be demoralising but this looked like someone had just died. Had to leave as it was so awful. They really should be giving it all they can to entertain the people paying over the odds to drink there. Hope things improve soon as I miss the old happy Ricky’s.
Written 27 February 2024
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Joanne Jane C
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK14 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
What can i say but just brillant..
Had four nights in here over the 7 nights..
Every queen was great in there ownway but the shows are funny and fun
Drink prices were great as you were getting good mesures the waiting staff were
lovely and friendly and yes you do need to get there early for a good seat
but well worth it for a fab 4 hours of Laughter and fun.
Written 25 February 2024
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MIKECHRISManchester
Manchester, UK566 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Had a great night in Rickys, we got in around 9pm and there was constant banter & music from various members of the crew, some of it was quite blue but it was all in fun. Audience participation is encouraged and there was a karaoke session too. The girls did various different sketches throughout the evening and most of them were hilarious, we were worn out at midnight so we don’t know what happened after that but we did enjoy the evening. There is no admission charge and the drink prices are ok and there is no pressure to buy more than you want to, it’s pretty chilled out. If they get you on stage anything can happen so make sure you are up for it!
Written 11 February 2024
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Daryl
19 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
A truly amazing brilliant night out, it was an absolute scream. Brilliant choreography and lighting effects. The drag queens were excellent with several different changes of dress costumes displayed throughout the evening and cabaret show. This is most definitely a must for lovers of drag and cabaret. All of the different sets were performed to a very high standard. Also we received a warm welcome and was made to feel at home straight away. Excellent bar staff and drinks table service provided throughout.
Written 8 February 2024
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Helen S
Leeds, UK11 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Not sure the moaners went to the same place as us.... what planet are they on?! Right from us booking the table the communication was excellent and I knew we would be well looked after. We visited as a hen party and didn't stop laughing all night. Warm up games were fun and it was great to get to know the acts.

The routines were so well put together and you can see how all the Queens enjoy what they do.... kudos ladies! The content was well put together, relevant and funny. The bar staff are great and drinks very reasonably priced. Even the owner, Emma, got involved which was great to see. The greatness really does come from the top!

Well done Ricky's and thank you for looking after us.
Written 5 February 2024
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Nigel P
3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Wow what can I say about this drag bar but just FANTASTIC the staff and queens are so nice and down to earth made me and the wife so welcome we sat down and ordered a drink about 9pm and show started about 10.30 and went on till about 1am a great show and then some , then it was karaoke we left about 2.30 am so pleased we came and will def come again xx you guys keep it up your all doing a grand job entertaining us holiday makers so see u all again soon
NIGEL & ASHA
Written 30 January 2024
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Graham T
7 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Always have a great time here, laugh out loud every visit. The queen's are great fun, if they have a dig at you, just give them some s@!$ back, they love it. After all it's all part of the fun and what drag is all about. Drinks are reasonably priced, 14 euros for a jug of cocktail is great. Couple of these each and we're up on the stage at the end of the night! Ignore the bad reviews, give it a visit and enjoy yourselves. Graham and Peter. Cornwall.

Written 23 January 2024
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Blackpoolliv
Liverpool, UK3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Terrible decline to what WAS the best showbar, staff are rude and surly , queens desperate and even rude and airing gripes at the end when they are all drunk and being arsey with the audience, drink choice just a joke you ask for vodka and COKE, they bring Pepsi and then are rude when you tell the waiter thats not what I asked for !! Very snooty, shows are tired and lame, the great rickys comedy element is gone, now it audience intimidation and not funny. Giys to upstairs to the real British comedy drag show where they really perform great shows! The small intimate and fantastic rickys is gone the owners have got to greedy at rickys and destroyed the venue in the process, little wonder its half empty these days! Absolutely shocking !! Sparkles for me from now on where the staff ate always friendly and bring you drinks you ask for with real local measures!!
Written 18 January 2024
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Gary B
8 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
This a a tired and boring show. I arrived meeting a friend and waited for over 10 minutes to get a drink. The staff were only interested in selling their shots. The drag DJ talked and talked and talked....it was so boring. I left to be entertained elsewhere. If this is British drag then this is the end of drag comedy.
Written 15 January 2024
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Jacqui L
Rochford, UK42 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
I've been coming to Ricky's with my husband since 2009, but especially so (3 or 4 times a year) since the end of lockdown. We've made wonderful friends with both the terrace staff and the showteam, and nothing is too much trouble for them. I noticed someone else talked about "cliques", this bar is extremely popular and there are a number of "Ricky's family" that return time and time again, like we do, and when we know others are coming we reserve tables and sit together. That said, new faces are always welcomed, on our table and others. If you want a particular table, you can reserve via the Ricky's facebook page really easily.

The Queens and the terrace staff work extremely hard, even with us going so frequently (and indeed spending every night of our holidays at Ricky's) they constantly surprise us with new routines that we haven't seen before. They may not always be the most polished performances but they are in the spirit of good old fashioned British entertainment, and when things go wrong it can often be even funnier! Getting involved is part of the fun, if you sit back quietly and try to hide you could get picked on by the Queens, but it's all part of the fun.

The terrace staff are wonderful, and many a time have picked up on the fact that a drink is running low and ask if you want another before you even notice. The drinks are lovely, not overpriced, and they have regular promotions running that makes it even more reasonable. Although there isn't a menu on each table, the bar has a huge stock and a very large cocktail list which the staff will bring out if you ask for it. I've never been told "sorry, we don't have this or that".

Ricky's is a wonderful night out, not because it's a polished performance (if you want that, stay at home and go to a London show instead) but because of the wonderful atmosphere that runs between the showteam, the terrace staff and the audience.

All in all, a fantastic night place, and everyone I've recommended it to has told me how much they enjoyed it too, and that it was the best night of their holiday.

I personally can't wait to go back!
Written 13 January 2024
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