August 19, 2013

Action Movie Bars You Wouldn’t Wanna Drink In

An action movie just wouldn’t be complete without a bar scene, usually involving our disheveled hero feeling sorry for himself until some bad guys appear and he has to kick all of their asses in an unbelievably cool fashion.

The movie bar has been a staple since the golden age of the Western where the hero would enter a saloon and usually leave a pile of bodies in his wake. So here are a select few places you probably wouldn’t want to go on a first date.




Sometimes you just want to go for a quiet time to reflect on life; Jean-Claude Van Damme (The Shepherd) wasn’t interested in a fight but this redneck with a beard just wouldn’t let it go. Things do not end well when he receives some serious Van Dammage.

The Double Deuce (Roadhouse) doesn’t seem like the kinda place you’d want to go for a night out, but if your name is Dalton then it’s merely an excuse to bust some heads and hook up with the local hottie. Rumour has it Sam Elliot and his mustache frequent there on a regular basis!

The bar from Best of the Best is not the best place to go for a quiet night out because everyone wants a fight, but what they don’t tell you is that they are usually pretty damn good at martial arts. You will go home minus a few teeth.

Hard to believe that someone actually picks a fight with Chuck Norris which obviously doesn’t end up well in this classic scene from Firewalker.

The bar from Out For Justice has some real bad-looking guys and if you ever end up there you’d better be damn sure your name ain’t Richie.

The Titty Twister (From Dusk Till Dawn) sounds like a great place to party, except for all the damn vampires. It’s another rundown dive with less than reputable clientele. I say getting eaten is worth it just to see Salma Hayek in a bikini.

The House of Blue Leaves (Kill Bill) looks like a respectable enough establishment except a lot of people leave without limbs, which might be a bit of a downer on a Friday night.

You can’t even take a leak without Jason Momoa trying to stab you in this dusty old bar from Bullet to the Head.

Bars don’t have to be on this planet to be dives though; the Mos Eisley spaceport (Star Wars) is THE most wretched hive of scum and villainy in the Universe. The worst thing is if you’re foreign and don’t speak the local dialect, you end up getting your arm cut off by some crazy old man. All he wanted to do was buy Luke a drink! It does have a great band though with live music every night.

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it’s a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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