In a galaxy not-so-far away, there stands a bevy of fabulous businesses that know what it means to be part of the spectacular Star Wars fandom. So this May 4th, fuel up your spaceship and blast off to one of these amazing, quirky, spectacular spots. Because when it comes to celebrating Star Wars Day, do, or do not. There is no try.
Scum & Villainy Cantina, Los Angeles, CA: This out-of-this-world themed bar pays homage to multiple fandoms, but its signature cantina look makes you feel like you’re immersed in your favorite galactic saga. Try the Blue Milk, their most popular cocktail, made with rum, Coco Lopez, Blue Curacao, and pineapple.
Weird Brothers Coffee, Herndon VA: This local coffeeshop is rife with tributes to various fandoms — give the “Wookie’s Kiss” latte a try, or pick up a bag of their Resistance Blend coffee.
Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese, Fayetteville, AR:This comfort food spot and their accompanying food truck, the Grillenium Falcon, serves up themed grilled cheeses like the “Ham Solo” and the “Cheebacca.”
Millennium Fandom Bar, Las Vegas, NV: It’s temporarily closed, but scheduled to reopen on April 30th (just in time for Star Wars Day!) The Millenium Fandom offers a unique experience for anyone that enjoys nerd culture, pop culture, or fandom life. Regular cosplay nights, themed cocktails, and complimentary board games are part of what makes this spot such a destination, even amongst Las Vegas residents.
Galaxy Hut & Spacebar, Arlington & Falls Church, VA: These sister restaurants in Northern Virginia boast themed dishes like the “Totooine,” a vegan tot poutine special with house cashew cheese curds, house mushroom and shallot gravy, and fresh parsley.
Ill Minster Pub, Dallas, TX: With drinks like the “Death Star” and the “Baby Yoda” (complete with lime wedge ears!), Ill Minster Pub is a must-try for any fan of the saga.
Galaxy B&G, Killeen, TX: This hole-in-the-wall gem has thematic decor out the wazoo, and offers super unique menu items. Try the Princess Buns: a double-bacon cheeseburger served between two grilled honey buns that’s sure to have you saying “Help me finish this, you’re my only hope!” to your dining partner.
ComicX, Phoenix, AZ: American fare with a nerdcore twist is what ComicX is all about. This two-story restaurant & bar has incredible decor from all kinds of fandoms, but transports you to a galaxy far, far away with their tribute that takes over most of the second floor.
Supper Heroes, Huntsville, AL: This hidden gem is a paradise for any nerd culture lover. They have nods to comic books, superhero movies, and other fandoms, including a themed gaming area perfect for keeping antsy kiddos occupied ’til their food arrives.
Local Three, Atlanta, GA: This farm-to-table spot offers a special themed menu annually on May 4th, with dishes like “Lightsaber Seared Scallops” and “Tauntaun Shawarma.”
Finally, no list would be complete without mentioning Oga’s Cantina in Disney World. Located inside Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this place is truly the be-all-and-end-all for the true saga fan.
We hope this list inspired you to celebrate this upcoming May 4th in style! Follow this Collection for the whole list of out-of-this-world businesses.