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Pretend you're Han Solo at the Mos Eisley Cantina in this new LA Star Wars bar


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It may not be the safest watering hole in the Galaxy, but it definitely is the liveliest. Now Hollywood is getting its very own Mos Eisley Cantina: a Star Wars-themed pop-up called the Scum and Villainy Cantina.

Although it’s normally found on the planet Tatooine, luckily for us the Cantina has been relocated somewhere a bit closer to home (and actually on this planet).

Reservations are said to be coming soon on their website, and the pop-up itself will debut this winter. Fingers crossed, but you never know – bounty hunters are notoriously untrustworthy.

What you can rely on is an entirely immersive Star Wars-themed experience that promises to be so much more than just a bar. Every reservation will give you two drinks, a souvenir pint glass, a Scum and Villainy challenge coin and who knows what else. Costumes are encouraged, which will no doubt make the experience as inter-galactic as Los Angeles can get.

Finally this storm trooper will have somewhere appropriate to go (Niall Carson/PA)
Finally this storm trooper will have somewhere appropriate to go (Niall Carson/PA)

So what is a challenge coin? It’s just another way that S&V are making their pop-up such an intriguing new opening. There will no doubt be a myriad of ways to trade the coin when you’re in the bar, but you can also save it and return during open seating (11pm to 2am) and get in for free.

Immersive pop-ups are all the rage right now – just think of the huge success Secret Cinema has enjoyed in London.

Last year it put on its own Star Wars-themed event, giving fans a chance to fight storm troopers, haggle with Jawas in the desert, and yes, enjoy a few cocktails before watching the movie. This comes hot off the heels of the reboot Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd/PA)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd/PA)
For Star Wars fans, the Scum and Villainy Cantina is the ideal place to wile away your time before the next movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released in December this year.

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