Food + Drink Guide to LA

From Beetlejuice to Boba Fett: LA’s Best Movie Themed Bars

If you are a lover of movies, music, pop culture and even video games, we’ve found the bars for you. All over LA themed hangouts with happy hours are popping up and getting packed with super fans who want to have that immersive feeling into a Star Wars, Tim Burton, totally 80’s & vintage arcade game world. It’s also pretty cool to find more peeps who love what you love because honestly there is nothing better than feeling a part of a community. With that being said, if you and your friends are looking for an awesome ( and maybe a little bit weird) immersive bar experience here are 5 of LA’s Best Themed Bars for a fun night out and cool world experience.

1. Scum and Villainy Cantina – Star Wars Theme

Address: 6377 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

The cantina scene in A New Hope is one party we’d love to be at. At Scum and Villainy Cantina on Hollywood Blvd they’re making our dreams come true with a wall to wall replica of the famous scene from the über famous movie.  The bar was created by J.C. Reifenberg and his finace Jen Smith and for every Star Wars fan around LA. They wanted a place for people to feel like their true selves and with this bar they achieved just that. People under 21 are allowed ,but only until 8 pm. Nerd out on cocktails dedicated to your favorite films like Star Wars (obvi), Fantastic Four, Marvel, and DC. There is an entire menu inspired by iconic video games too. Be on the lookout for events like Twin Sun Tacos on Tuesdays, Trivia Quests on Wednesdays and Cosmic Karaoke on Thursdays

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2. Beetle House LA – Tim Burton Theme

Address: 7080 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetle House. If you are also strange and unusual, venture out into this year round Halloween experience inspired by the brilliant minds of Tim Burton,  Alfred Hitchcock, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, and Edgar Allen Poe. Creator Zack Niel first introduced Beetle House as a pop-up restaurant in New York but due to its popularity and demand it became a permanent establishment in both the big apple and now LA.  A reservation is needed for the dining experience (all ages welcome), but the bar (21+ club)  is available for walk-ins. 

3. The Green Room – Hollywood Theme

Address: 1250 E Harvard Rd, Burbank

Glitz, glam and VIP services can be found at The Green Room. Feel like Hollywood royalty and come to relax in this bar (21+) named after the very cool place the stars hang out right before they hit the stage. During a 2-hour dining experience, you will be treated with top notch service and presented with an immersive cocktail menu that’s inspired from popular movies. Order a martini and expect to get it shaken not stirred ala Bond, James Bond. Speaking of fancy guys, here is a Pro Tip: The dress code is upscale attire, so leave the jeans at home ladies and opt for that cocktail dress. 

4. Button Mash – Vintage Arcade Theme

Address: 1391 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

Missin’ those old-school arcade games? Same. We found a great place to get our joystick into motion at Button Mash. It’s a bar and restaurant where there are tons of vintage arcade games like Pinball, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Tron, and more. Order some delicious food at Poltergeist, a menu from the talented and frenetic chef, Estrano’s Diego Argoti. All ages are welcome here but only until 9 pm.

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5. Break Room 86 – 80’s Theme

Address: 630 S Ardmore Ave, Los Angeles

Break Room 86 is speakeasy  at The Line Hotel and will take anyone back to the totally and rad 80’s.  Listen to Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Whitney Houston while ordering your favorite cocktail at their vintage-esque bar. The creators of the bar, brothers Mark and Jonnie Houston, hopes that every person who visits will  be taken back to their younger days. Pro Tip: You can also book one of the karaoke rooms for a large group. They also have  arcade games, live entertainment, fun 80s-inspired cocktails, and karaoke nights. Ages 21+ over only.

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