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Filip Wolak

City Envy: we want a Tim Burton bar like LA

James Manning

Los Angeles isn’t the best city for goths. Too much sun, y’know? But you can expect the city’s pallid weirdos to turn out in force for a new pop-up bar opening in Hollywood this week: Beetle House.

Taking over the Prospect Theater space, it’s an unofficial, immersive tribute to the creepy world of Tim Burton. Already a runaway success in New York, the concept hinges on OTT decor (including an interactive replica of the town in ‘Beetlejuice’) and Burton-themed food and drinks – from black-and-white striped cocktails to Sweeney Beef and the Cheshire Mac.

It all sounds hilarious, and we’d be well up for a version in London – after all, this is Mr B’s adopted hometown. Though having to play along with a waiter dressed like Jack Skellington when all you want is a nice dinner might test that British reserve a tad.

Can’t make it to LA? Here are London’s best pop-ups.

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