It has been said that the famous 18th-century Shakespearean actor David Garrick - who coincidentally was involved in the wine trade before he succumbed to the lure of the stage - once visited this bar for a drink, but that seems a highly unlikely notion. Garrick did visit Ireland on a few occasions, mostly performing in Dublin, but he died in 1779, around a century before the Garrick bar was founded.
Recently owned by the O'Neill family, who were proprietors of Robinsons in Great Victoria Street for some years, designed the interior with a smart combination of tiling and woodwork, which has earned the venue the accolade of Belfast's Best Kept Small Building on a number of occasions. The Garrick was bought by Beannchor Ltd in May 2006 and in February 2007 was taken over by the manager Colm Oates.
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact The Garrick Bar for directions and precise location prior to your visit.