DODGY MOVIE DIVE BARS
Mos Eisley Cantina
The shadiest part of a town already described as a “wretched hive of scum and villainy”, Captain Han Solo’s local in Star Wars (1977) is full of weird aliens, prone to bar fights and shootings, and doesn’t serve robots.
The Titty Twister
Built atop an ancient ruin filled with vampires, after dark this rowdy pub near the US/Mexican border changes from a haven for the thirsty to a hunting ground for the bloodthirsty. ( From Dusk Till Dawn, 1996)
Bob’s Country Bunker
In the backwoods of Kokomo, Indiana, this raucous roadhouse prefers hired bands to play “both kinds of music – country and western”, as two blues hounds from Chicago discover to their cost. ( The Blues Brothers, 1980)
This traditional London alehouse is named after the rifle behind the bar and provides a fortress for Simon Pegg ( pictured) and his allies to hold off a horde of zombies. ( Shaun of the Dead, 2004)
This bar in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, didn’t impress William Munny (Clint Eastwood) in 1992’s Unforgiven. “Who’s the fella that owns this shithole?” he asks. Still, they’re pouring whiskey inside while it’s pouring rain outside.