Let’s take a trip to the hottest hangouts in the Star Wars galaxy and do so in style!
The Millennium Falcon never looked more like a stylish man cave than in the hands of her former owner. In honor of Lando and the recent unveiling of the Millennium Falcon’s cocktail bar and cape closet, it seems appropriate to visit some of the hottest hangouts in Star Wars.
It’s perfect timing, with it being Star Wars Day, also known as May the 4th be with you.
These are the places, old and new, where you can get a drink, hire a bounty hunter and maybe even score some death sticks on your way to deal with some pesky Jedi.
We do have to warn you, though, that some of them have very specific rules. No droids; no kids; no Gungans. That sort of thing.
Photo Credit: [ Star Wars: Attack of the Clones] LucasfilmLocated in the Uscru Entertainment District of Coruscant, where people disappear nightly and never return, the vibrant neon lights and plasteel presence of the Outlander club make it a regular stop for those looking for a quick score. Whether you need death sticks or a changeling for a little “bodywork,” the Outlander Club is one of the best places on a planet that is entirely one city. Just watch out for undercover Jedi and Sith lords. The robes do tend to give them away.
Photo Credit: [ Star Wars: The Clone Wars] LucasfilmEven Jedi tread carefully when attending a traditional Weequay feast on Florrum. In its heyday, the pirate nest on the planet was headed by Hondo Ohnaka and one of the top stops in the galaxy. Times change and Hondo found himself in a few new lines of work by the time he met up with the Lothal Rebels. Still, he can proudly tell the tales of when he captured the head of the Separatists and not one, but two, Jedi for ransom on his favorite planet.
Chalmun’s Mos Eisley Cantina
Photo Credit: [ Star Wars: A New Hope] LucasfilmIt may be a wretched hive, but at least it has good music. Chalmun’s Cantina is a stopover where you can find a smuggler on your way to Mos Espa or Bestine and hang out with some of the top bands in the wasteland.
Rumors of shootings and other under-the-table events are always blown way out of proportion. We have it on good authority that some customers even go unarmed. Still, a good blaster at your side is probably a smart bet. Remember, no droids. And tip the bartender if you make a mess.
Death Star Bar
Death Star Bar by Lars Martinsen on Imgur/reddit
We’ve never seen the inside of the fabled Death Star Bar, but writer Chuck Wendig introduced us to it in Aftermath: Life Debt and Redditor Lars Martinsen seems to have a pretty good idea. We like to think it looks a lot like one of these nerd caves, with a stormtrooper motif, where the Emperor’s finest and Vader’s Fist can hang out and talk about how pretty the stars are these days.
No one dares joke about how the shots at the bar are “can’t miss,” or how the Imperial brews are soulless and empty. At least, not since Luke Skywalker came to visit and left the place a wreck.
Photo Credit: [ Star Wars: Return of the Jedi] LucasfilmLuke’s also been seen at Jabba’s Palace, and he probably wasn’t there for the sultry songs of Sly Snootles and the Max Rebo Band. The Hutts are known for throwing a good party, and the Palace played host to one of the greatest of all time. Of course, very few survived the after-party yacht excursion, our Jedi Master friend notwithstanding.
Still, it makes sense that we’d return to one of the driest planets in the galaxy for a final drink. You’re never thirstier than in the land of sand. It gets everywhere.
Which Star Wars hangout is your favorite? Sound off in the comments below and on our Social Media pages. Happy Star Wars Day and May the 4th be with you!