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Rick’s Garage

Rick’s Garage is salute to the past that celebrates the vibrant 50’s rockabilly subculture, providing an electric venue that gives patrons a chance to step back in time right here in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Born in the 1960’s as a traditional two-pump garage and workshop, the business serviced the local community for over 50 years until legislation changes brought an end to their time on the tools.

The desire to keep this hinterland stronghold running fuelled their next move, turning the once bustling service station into a haven for old fashioned greasers across the Sunshine Coast.

While once a pitstop of the more traditional kind, the team transformed the venue in a way that pays homage to roots, showcases the best of vintage motoring and often drawing in some spectacular – and loud – vehicles from a bygone era.

In the kitchen, the team at Ricks Garage have introduced a menu jam-packed with local produce in a salute to the region that has supported them since the beginning. The burgers are delicious and insta-worthy!

If you need to quench your thirst, sip on some locally-brewed ales in the outdoor beer garden that once was the scrapyard for the shop or if whiskey is more your style, head upstairs to visit the Sunshine Coast’s only whiskey bar and sample one of over 170 premium spirits.

Whether it be a mere pit stop on your journey through the region, or the main event of your stay, a visit to Ricks Garage in Palmwoods is a must for any ultimate Sunshine Coast escape.

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