Sunday, 6 June 2010

Bars From The Movies

Whether you call them pubs, bars, inns, taverns or hofs there is nothing quite like a local boozer. Full of decidely dangerous and dodgy characters, your local pub or bar usually has a special quality so in honour of bars everywhere we have collated and collected, pawed over and debated the best bars from the wonderful world of film.

The Bamboo Lounge from Goodfellas

Famous for being the setting of the infamous "Funny how?" scene from the film where noted psychopath Tommy decides to have a bit of fun with Henry Hill. Just make yourself scarce when the bill arrives.



If Indiana Jones' presence is not enough to get it on this list, which it is then how about a lovely bar in the midst of a mountain range, log fire, good company, hard drinking and a beautiful but tough landlady. The only thing that could spoil it would be a group of Nazis walking in and burning it to the ground. Do'h! Named of course for the owner Marion Ravenwood.


Club Obi Wan was more of a restaurant and nightclub than a bar but if it is good enough for Dr Jones, it is good enough for you. In 1930's Shanghai this place was a hangout for its owner, the crime lord, Lao Che, and his men who one night made a big mistake when they tried to double cross our hero.


Perhaps the scariest establishment on the list, the Titty Twister is a strip club that is just south of the US/Mexican border. It also happens to be home to a motley crew of vampires.


One of the locals summed this place up once when he said "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany." He was right too so be careful whose pint you spill as even the old timers who sit at the end of the bar may have a trick, or even a light saber up their sleeve.


A classic British boozer with zombies. Shaun and company decide this is the best place to hole up and come up with a plan. Queen on the jukebox, fruit machines and flat beer. Sounds about right.


Originally intended as places that served non-alcoholic drinks, Burgess' novel made the milk bar into something much more sinister as the bar offered milk laced with drugs and a place to concoct plans to do "the ultra-violent." The furniture is in the shape of naked women and the milk is interestingly served from their nipples.


Bill Murray meets Scarlett Johansson and the two create an unlikely bond as they try to discover or rediscover themselves while in a foreign and confusing land. Did I mention Bill Murray?


The nightclub in the cult classic, The Terminator, was named Tech Noir, in order to give the film a specific genre which the director felt it belonged. It may be full of horrific 80's music, clothes and dancing but it also has a Terminator.


Honourable mentions go to The Double Deuce from the movie Road House, The Last Resort from Total Recall and the redneck bar in 48 Hours.

1 comment:

Blogger said...

I've just installed iStripper, so I can watch the sexiest virtual strippers on my taskbar.

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