Though part of the enduring allure of Star Wars is the film’s ability to transport fans to a different universe—from Coruscant to Endor to Hoth to Dagobah—few settings inspired more childhood imaginations than the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine.
And now—clearly in an attempt to capitalize on the franchise’s renewed popularity before Rogue One hits theaters on December 15—a real life cantina inspired by the one at Mos Eisley spaceport will be coming to Hollywood, California this winter.
Keeping with the original cantina’s seedy, off-the-books vibe, the pop-up doesn’t seem to be 100 percent sanctioned by emperor George Lucas, or, more importantly, Disney. Still, boasting a temporarily “secret location,” the Scum and Villainy Catina is currently offering reservations for “two hours of the most immersive galactic scenery this far into the outer-rim.”
The Scum and Villainy Cantina is nestled less than 12 parsecs away, in the wretched hive of Hollywood, CA. This temporary pop-up experience transports you into a fully immersive environment where you drink, eat, and hang out as if you were in a galaxy far away. If you’ve got the credits, we’ll serve your kind here… just make sure to leave your droids at home. Costumes encouraged.
Since the release of The Force Awakens last year—which featured an updated cantina song from Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda—the Mos Eisley Cantina, in particular has, come to represent the indefatigable nostalgia of the film series. And for decades, the Star Wars universe a whole has existed as a master’s class on food-centric brand marketing. In recent years, the franchise has spawned everything from lightsaber barbecue forks, to “Come to the Dark Fried” burgers and "Vader tots," to Star Wars-branded Campbell’s soup cans and Kraft mac ‘n’ cheese boxes.