The top 10 most iconic bars in film

5th January, 2017 by Octavia Bromell

From the hotel bar in The Shining to the hobbit’s haunt in The Lord of the Rings, we round up the most notable drinking dens in film.

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Most people spend a large amount of their day in front of a screen at work, and then go home and sit in front of a TV screen afterwards. If you’re anything like team db, then the small remaining segment of your day is spent enjoying a nice large glass of something. Sometimes there’s even an overlap.

As such, it’s not really a huge surprise that drinks, and the bars that serve them, have a huge impact on films and the people in them. From dive bars to speakeasys, classic British pubs to lively American diners, the silver screen has seen them all.

We’ve gathered up the most iconic appearances of any watering hole on film. Some are more realistic than others – Withnail and I in particular runs close to the wire – but they all hold a special place in the souls of drinkers and film fans everywhere. Anyone for a pint at The Winchester?

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