This place really does what it says. So if you’re wanting a pre-date drink to settle the nerves… this isn’t the place to do it. If you’re going to go to Garlic and Shots - you’ve gotta commit to both the garlic and the shots... and boy did BarChick.
Start off with a Bloodshot, it will set the tone for the evening and get your body ready for what’s to come. Probably the only drink that doesn't come with garlic is the wine, even the beer comes with slices floating in it! Food wise, we went with the nachos and chicken, which were perfect to soak up our 3rd garlic honey vodka shot – but our neighbour’s meatier dishes looked damn fine too. There’s a heated outdoor area and a tiny bar/cove downstairs, so we suggest you settle there for the night.
Yeah, the staff would never fall under the description of ‘bubbly’ or ‘warm’, but given that garlic is what you eat to avoid vampires…maybe they’re just paranoid. If you’re lucky, you’ll get the waitress that looks like a gothic mermaid.
By the end of the evening we were steaming with garlic – but so was everyone else, it was all part of the experience. Just make sure you don’t have a board meeting the next day or a hot date with Robert Pattinson.