It is clear that bars are part of our life, so much so that in many cases they are the scenes of important moments. This is something that cinema does not fail to capture, just as it does with all events of life, real or fiction.
There are many samples of the seventh art in which taverns, pubs, bars, coffee shops, diners and other places take centre stage, and here are some of the highlights.
1. The Eisley Cantina
It is impossible for a Star Wars fan not to involuntarily hear the song that sounds in the scene of the most famous cantina on the planet Tatooine when he sees an image of it. This is where Ben Kenobi and Luke Skywalker recruit Han Solo and Chewbacca for their adventures and we see the Jedi master use his laser sword for the first time in the well-known saga.
2. Bob’s Country Bunker
Any bar that has wire mesh on the stage to avoid the bottled probably deserves to be visited. This is the case of the club that contemplates the adventures of the famous Blues Brothers in the film of the same name, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.
3. The Golden Room at the Overlook Hotel
Here we begin to see that Jack Nicholson is not quite right in some of the key scenes of The Shining, the disturbing film directed in 1980 by the brilliant filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
4. The Pony Steed
Nothing better than a few pints (yes, whole pints, no half pints) of ale to start the biggest adventure ever experienced by four hobbits. Here they find Aragorn (alias Trancos) the little hero of hairy feet that star in the movie of The Lord of the Rings.
5. Jack Rabbit Slim’s
Probably one of the most memorable scenes of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction takes place in this typically American venue, a dancing dinner in which Travolta and Thurman unleash their passion for dance and shakes.
6. Rick’s Café Americain
In this small review, the famous nightclub of Casablanca, which illustrates the passionate love of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the 1942 film, as well as the piano where Sam “touched it again”.
Aviva Pink Gold