The Best Pop Culture Themed Bars Around The World

Some people will drink simple drinks with no gimmicks and minimal decor. We like to have fun. Themed bars provide spirits that liven up the evening, as well as decorations and themes that offer patrons an unforgettable experience.

Nearly every major city has at minimum one themed bar that embraces a quirky aesthetic. Pop culture is so prevalent in our lives that more people search for bars featuring their favorite music, movies and TV shows. Here are some of the top bars around the globe.

The Hobbit Pub, Southampton, UK

Have you ever wanted to visit the Shire? This little pub in Southampton, UK, is Tolkien-themed all the time. This theme has many advantages as old-timey pubs can be found in Middle Earth for a penny.

It has a beautiful green area that harkens back to the green hills in the Shire. There are also Tolkien-themed doors and arches and large murals. Although it might appear quite simple as an establishment, few places have Gandalf’s blessing. Sir Ian McKellen visited the pub and gave it his full approval.

The Elvis Room, Portland, OR

Elvis is a time capsule-like few artists. His Graceland home and the entire Elvis aesthetic are so dated and old-fashioned that it’s almost funny. However, it is not hard to believe that King fans are hungry for the taste.

The Elvis Room, Portland, Oregon, is tailor-made for such fans. The bar features Graceland-themed decor and a water fountain. Enjoy a Memphis BBQ Burger with a champagne cocktail, and enjoy your evening like a King.

Noir Lounge – San Francisco, CA

Since The Maltese Falcon was released in 1941, San Francisco has been a Noir symbol. Noir Lounge is one of the most popular bars in San Francisco.

The bar has Film Noir films playing in all of its rooms. They also serve up cocktails worthy of Humphrey Bogart. This space can also double as a pub serving farm-to-table goodness such as flatbread pizzas and sliders.

Austin, TX Mean-Eyed Cat Bar

Although the man in black may have thought it was too much on the nose, the Mean-Eyed Cat Bar of Austin deserves to be commended. The dive with Johnny Cash theme is an excellent representation of Country’s favorite bad boy. This building was once a chainsaw repair shop. It reflects the state’s working spirit.

You can enjoy Texas-style BBQ while you are here. It is Texas-style barbecue, as you would expect from a place like this. It offers a wide selection of craft beer and signature cocktails like the Willie Nilly Tea or the Rusty Cage.

Lebowski Bar – Reykjavik, Iceland

Films with a signature drink are better. This is an objective fact. The Big Lebowski is the one who owns The White Russian, thanks to The Dude’s love for them. The Dude and his favorite drink were immortalized by Lebowski Bar, Reykjavik.

The bar is decorated with Lebowski-themed decor. It also offers a wide range of White Russian drinks, including multiple variants. The food menu features burgers and shakes as well as fries. This bar is the perfect place to go for Coen Brothers fans, as it hosts costume nights and many other events.

The Edison – Los Angeles, CA

The Edison is located in the heart of an ex-power plant. It embraces every steampunk fan’s ideal aesthetic. This luxurious bar/nightclub combines old-timey charm with a steampunk clockwork vibe.

Bar staff must keep in line with the theme. This requires a formal dress code to maintain the old-world spirit. The drinks are themed according to the theme, with a full absinthe menu for those who want to transport themselves.

Hollywood, CA: Scum and Villainy

Are Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge beyond your budget? Are you still tempted to go to the cantina for a glass or two of blue milk? Scum and Villainy are here to help you solve your galactic problems. This popup has become a permanent fixture along Hollywood Boulevard.

This place recreates the famous Tatooine cantina with all the robot-headed pipes and arched booths. This is a great way to have the Star Wars experience you want.

Beetle House – New York, NY

Since PeeWee’s Big Adventure, the Time Burton aesthetic has been a favorite of many. Beetle House has locations in NYC and Hollywood and embraces all of the strange Gothic delights Burton has to offer. It is your new favorite watering hole.

This space is perfect for Tim Burton fans, with its purple lighting and crazy decor. You’ll find names like “This Is Halloween” and “Bio Exorcist” on the cocktail list. The food is also very similar, such as “Cheshire Mac and Cheese”.

ABQ – London (UK)

It might seem like Albuquerque is the place with the best Breaking Bad-themed bars, not London. ABQ is more insane than you may realize. It is the first molecular cocktail bar in the world.

Mix outrageous drinks with employees dressed in hazmat suits, chill house, and hip-hop music. This is the ultimate AMC experience, located in an RV.

Giger Bar – Chur, Switzerland

Alien may not be the most appealing film, but the Giger Bar design is something you must see. The bar is located in Chur in Switzerland and is named after H. R. Giger (artist and designer), who inspired Ridley Scott’s Alien films.

The bar is a continuation of his legacy. The bar is located near the Giger museum. All the walls, furniture and ornamentation feel straight out of LV-426. Half of you expect a Xenomorph, Sigourney Weaver, to appear at any moment.

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