Everyone has a favorite bar, pub, tavern or cantina that they claim is the craziest, wildest, and most fun watering hole on the planet. But no matter how strong the drinks are, how beautiful the women, or how insane the local clientele may be, those establishments have nothing on the 6 craziest movie bars listed below.
The Double Deuce in “Road House”
Located in small town Jasper, Missouri, the fictional Double Deuce road house has become so overrun with bikers, thugs, roughnecks, and misfits that management has to install a chain link fence around the main stage, so the night’s musical talent doesn’t get attacked. Finally, it gets so bad that only the likes of James Dalton, (a.k.a. Patrick Swayze) is tough enough to regain control of the bar and the town it’s located in. And after a couple knife fights and bloody bar room brawls, that’s exactly what happens!
The Pom Pom in “Stripes”
Mix scores of topless women, a group of army GIs on leave, and a mud pit and what do you get? One of the craziest movie bars, and most classic mud wrestling scenes in cinematic history, that’s what! Unfortunately, the presence of mud wrestling bars seem to be a fad of the 80's which has since died out, leaving many a movie-goer wishing someone would open up a version of the Pom Pom in their hometown.
The Oriental in “Tombstone”
Anytime someone hires the likes of Wyatt Earp to restore order to their bar, you’ve got to assume that the atmosphere is pretty crazy. But the question of whether the Oriental was crazier with or without Wyatt Earp hanging around can be debated. Without him, the bar featured a crap-talking card dealer, who slapped around the bar patrons and drove down business. With Earp in charge the place attracted most of Tombstone’s elite, and provided the chance for locals to gamble alongside Doc Holliday and, if they weren’t careful, tangle with those red sash-wearing cowboys. As dangerous as it might sound, this crazy movie bar sounds like a lot of fun.
The Titty Twister in “From Dusk Till Dawn”
This fine establishment has a number of attributes which help to rank it among the craziest movie bars of all time. First, it’s located in Mexico, which is always a plus on the crazy scale. Secondly, it’s open only to bikers and truckers–the roughest of the rough. A rule which is strictly enforced by management. Third, even though they all look normal, the entire staff is made up of blood-sucking vampires who want nothing more than to enslave your soul for all eternity. Is that crazy enough for you?
The Last Resort in “Total Recall”
Located on the planet Mars, in the martian planet’s version of a red light district, The Last Resort would probably be the type of place you’d want to visit at least once while in town. Filled with a mixture of tourists, mutants, and hookers, this crazy movie bar promises to be entertaining, if nothing else. After all, where else are you going to have the chance to see a three-breasted prostitute?
Mos Eisley Cantina in “Star Wars: A New Hope”
Just like Obi-Wan warned: “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” Truer words have never been uttered. Just ask Ponda Baba, Dr. Cornelius Evazan and Greedo, who within a five minute period respectively get into a verbal altercation with a young Jedi in training, have an arm cut off by a veteran Jedi, and experience the thrill of losing a gun fight with the coolest smuggler in the universe. Throw in an intergalactic mixture of aliens, outlaws, bounty hunters, and imperial storm troopers all sipping drinks at their leisure, and the term crazy movie bar no longer does this cantina justice.