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Ric’s Upstairs is our most popular space for exclusive parties. Catering from 20 all the way up to 100 guests this is the ultimate space for birthdays, going away parties or anything you can dream up. With access to a private bar, private DJ Booth and private smoker’s balconyoverlooking Brunswick St Mall, you would be hard pressed to find a more decked out function space. If you want to really get the party we started, we can also book our resident DJs for $85/hr. This makes such a difference in the atmosphere.

Guests walking into a DJ hyping up the crowd at 8pm rather than just a spotify playlist is easily my personal favourite event hack. We also have platter and full menu availability until 9pm Sun-Thurs and 10pm on Fri and Sat nights. If you are feeling generous and would like to gift a bar tab to your guests we can absolutely organise that and we can put whatever limitations on it that make you comfy eg.

Bottled Beer + RTDs Only. An important note about Rics Upstairs is that there are no beer taps so if you’re craving a brewski, best to go to backyard or front bars to quench your thirst.

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Front Bar


Rics front bar is the original iteration of Rics. Before there was the backyard or upstairs there was the front bar. Affectionately referred to as the karaoke bar now because of just how many bangerz are belted on a regular basis, the front bar is perfect for an intimate, non-exclusive function with a small group of up to 20 people.

Because this room is a thoroughfare between the front beer garden, exclusivity is not possible. This room particularly pops off on weeknights for impromptu nights out.

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> 250

The backyard is our most iconic space and if you’ve been there, you’ll know exactly why. With room for well over 250 guests, we routinely play host to large uni parties day or night. Although typically nocturnal creatures we have been known to rouse the Valley at 10am if the event calls for it! No time is off limits (as long as its legal =P)

If you are wanting to utilise the backyard for a function during our regular operating hours 6pm-3:30am Thursday – Sunday then exclusivity is a tall order but if you’d like private access to the backyard during a time we are normally closed then give us a call and let us see what magic we can whip up!

The backyard’s features are access to our full bar, use of not one but two colossal LED screens and access of course to our main stage for use by bands or DJs. On the LED screens, past functions have played photo slideshows, others have debuted music videos, looped promo material or relayed their sets live from the dancefloor (yep, we can do that). The stage is fully equipped for full bands to play, including drum kit and we can make sure a sound tech is on during your event if you really want to impress with live music.

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For an utterly unique and decidedly personal function, get in touch with Ric. He'll hook you up.
Here it Rics there is no deposit, no minimum hire, just a good time. We aren't here to trick you into spending your cold hard cash so the only money you will part with is exactly what you wish to spend over the bar + any entertainment extras you may indulge in eg. DJs, photography, videography etc.
My number 1 pro-tip for new players is to book a DJ! It makes such a difference to the atmosphere and energy of your function if you already have a real person on the decks rather than just your (I'm sure very well-curated) spotify playlist. You can hire a DJ directly from us for $85/hr or you are welcome to bring in your own DJ as long as they are happy to bring in their own decks. We also have photography and even videography available as extras. Examples of which are all over this website! Swing me an enquiry if you'd like to know more about those options. We also of course have food. Whether it's platter menus or a feed for every individual person, we can make sure your guests are not drinking on an empty stomach so check out the menus and let me know if you'd like to feed the masses!
The Upstairs function room opens to the public at 9pm so you may have exclusivity of that room from 6pm-9pm. You will never be asked to leave (we hope you stay all night!) We will simply open the door. Other spaces / times vary so just drop us a line and we can work that out together.
We work with lots of 18th's and 21st's where younger brothers and sisters of course want to celebrate with the party person. We can definitely make this work, but it does come with a couple of conditions. Underagers need to be accompanied by a responsible adult or guardian and the underagers must leave at the official end of the party or 9pm latest.
Rics offers cash bar options (ie. the guests fend for themselves and pay for each drink individually) or bar tab options for the very generous host! Say you'd like to shout your mates $1,000 worth of alcohol, you can pay that in advance and we set up a tab for your group on the night.

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