Dirty Dicks barbecue restaurant has opened in the heart of Hull's Old Town

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 11 Oct 2018

A smokehouse and barbecue restaurant has opened in the heart of Hull’s Old Town - and it serves Pornstar Martinis big enough for four people.

Dirty Dicks opened last weekend in the former Garbo’s bar on the corner of Silver Street and Lowgate, but the name has a very special meaning.

“It’s named after the owner’s French bulldog”, said general manager Susan Beer. “He was always rolling around in the mud and getting messy, so he was affectionately known as Dirty Dick.

“It’s not an innuendo or anything, it’s just named after a much-loved family pet.”

The restaurant is still under the same ownership as the previous Garbo’s, but owners wanted to open the new idea in the heart of the city in order to stop people travelling to Leeds and Manchester instead of staying in Hull.

Dirty Dicks has opened on the corner of Silver Street and Lowgate

“It was very much a conscious decision to bring something new to the city because we have Silver’s Bar and Riddler’s, and we wanted each place to be unique”, said Ms Beer.

“The city centre needs somewhere like this to actually keep people here and stop them leaving the city every weekend.

“All of the businesses around here need people to spend more money in the city centre.”

The interior of the bar has hardly changed, with booths, bar stools and a raised dancefloor still part of the look, but the food offering has grown and so has the choice of music.

“It’s appealing to all ages because we play classic rock and the older songs,” said Ms Beer. “We will still be open until 2am on a weekend for people to come in for drinks, and we had an amazing reception when we opened last weekend.

“People couldn’t get enough of the music.”

Drinks on offer at the bar include giant Pornstar Martinis, Sex On The Beach, Strawberry Woo Woo, Mango Passion Punch, Long Island Iced Tea and Zombies, which are big enough for four people, and all cocktails and pitchers are half price up until 10pm.

Tacos from Dirty Dicks

There’s a plethora of food to choose from, too, with starters including baby back pork ribs, avocado wedges, bang bang chicken and beef brisket burnt ends, and main dishes such as piri piri chicken, sharing combos, burgers, ribs, grilled steaks, salads, hot sandwiches, tacos, burritos, burrito bowls gourmet dogs and even smoked lasagne.

Dirty Dicks is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from noon to late, and Friday and Saturday from 11am to late.

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