Been to both Rick's & The Pelican Bar. the Pelican Bar was a very unique experience. A must do if you can! We did it from Treasure Beach and combined it with YS Falls, and the Black River. A very full but memorable day! I feel Rick's is alot more commerical, BUT I also feel Rick's is a must do once! The professional cliff divers are something to see! The place is very unique with the setting, the views of the lighthouse etc.
We go every year now. It's quite the trip down there, and very different than the resort, but we LOVE IT. Most people combine it with something else, but we just go and spend the day there. Best way to go IMHO.