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Sometimes pop culture fandom gets so intense and heavy that some people end up opening a bar based on the movies and TV shows they love. Here are 9 pop culture-themed bars from around the world.
1. H.R. Giger Bar. It’s a bar dedicated to the Alien films and the creature design of the Xenomorph and Space Jockey by artist H.R. Giger. It’s located in Gruyères and Chur, Switzerland.
2. Korova Milk Bar. It’s based on the milk (or milk plus) bar in Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange. If you want to check it out, it’s located in White Plains, New York.
3. Bar Luce. Director Wes Anderson designed the bar’s interior and it reflects his film aesthetic. It even features a pinball machine based on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. It’s located in Milan, Italy.
4. The Hobbit. It’s a bar based on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit movies. It’s located in Southampton, England.
5. Red Sea Star. The bar’s interior is based on Captain Nemo’s Nautilus from Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. It’s also under the Red Sea, so that’s more authentic! It’s located in Eliat, Israel.
6. Ice Bar. While it’s not the best James Bond movie, Ice Bar is based on Die Another Day, which featured a hotel and bar made completely out of ice. It’s located in Stockholm, Sweden.
7. Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den. It’s a zombie bars based on the work of filmmaker George Romero, but generally most cinematic zombies like the ones in Dawn of the Dead and Shaun of the Dead. There’s even a chainsaw behind glass with the sign “In Case of Zombie Attack, Break Glass” on it. It’s located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
8. The Lovecraft. It’s a bar based on writer H.P. Lovecraft’s work and, moreover, the film The Re-Animator, based on one of his stories. It’s located in Portland, Oregon.
9. NASA Bar. It’s bar in Bangalore, India based on Hollywood astronaut movies like The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.