Every time we watch a daily show we start picturing ourselves in them being a part of it and living their life don’t we? And most of the shows have a common room, which is mostly their favorite pub or restaurant. Which makes us want to be a part of their social gatherings even more, so well this just might come as good news because you can actually relive some of them.
#1 Central Perk Cafe, Beijing
Who doesn’t love F.R.I.E.N.D.S? And we all also wanted a similar hangout place like the central perk. There is a Central Perk Cafe in Beijing and New York for all F.R.I.E.N.D.S. fans and recently F.R.I.E.N.D.S. themed cafe have opened up in Kolkata, Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon and Chandigarh.
The Central Perk in Beijing is a themed restaurant which makes a good hangout place specially for the students. They usually hang out in this place in between or after classes. The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. episodes are spontaneously played in the background, so people can enjoy their food with entertainment. All the dishes in the menu are named after the dishes which were actually mentioned in the show, along with the episode where it was mentioned.
#2 McGee’s Pub, New York
For all the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ fans out there, there is a McGee’s Pub in New York. It has an Irish touch-up. It is located near Central Park, Times Square. It is a two floor bar and restaurant. They even feature sports events.
There is another MacLaren’s Pub in Berlin which too will give you ‘How I Met Your Mother’ scenes recollection.
#3 Krusty Krab Restaurant, Palestine
We all loved SpongeBob and Patrick. There is a Krusty Krab restaurant in Palestine which is based on the cartoon, SpongeBob Squarepants. Only that it is not under the water. The restaurant that was run by Mr Krabs is now for real. The interiors are almost the same. The boats and round tables with red, yellow, blue concentric circles are there. Even the burgers that Patrick enjoyed are added on the menu.
#4 The Pandorica, New York
One of the most popular British TV series Doctor Who also has a themed restaurant in New York. It will give you the time travel feels. It isn’t like the cage which Doctor Who had built for himself, but it is a Pandorica that will serve you food.
#5 ABQ, London
ABQ restaurant in London is for all the Breaking Bad fans out there. The food is served in petri dishes and not plates. Visitors can make their own choice of cocktails with hip-hop and gangster rap music playing in the background. The staff also wears yellow hazard suits and masks.
#6 The Black Pearl, Bangalore
If you thought all the fun was outside India, then you are mistaken. There is The Black Pearl restaurant in Bangalore based on Pirates of the Caribbean. It is one of India’s largest pirate themed restaurant. They serve delicious veg and non-veg dishes with live band performance often.
#7 Sholay, Hyderabad
A tribute to Bollywood – Hyderabad has a ‘Sholay’ themed restaurant known as Sholay.
The ambiance is classic. It has a wall painted on the epic scene of ‘Sholay’ where Veeru is tied and Basanti is asked to dance by Gabbar Singh for the sake of Veeru’s life. Then Veeru delivers the glorious dialogue, “Basanti, inn kuto ke samne mat nachna”.
#8 All Men Must Dine, London
A pop-up restaurant in London hosted a themed dining for selected 24 Game of Thrones fans after a contest in the month of February. Though it was conducted only for 3 days, it deserves special mention because it one of the most popular show presently, and also because season 7 is right around the corner. There were dishes named after characters and episodes such as ‘dinosaur scotch egg’ or ‘traitor’s tongue’. The invitations had the Lannister seal. The decorations were so appropriate with all the house flags and dishes were served on the brass trays and plates.
#9 Walter’s Coffee Roastery, Istanbul
Another breaking bad themed coffee shop. This place has the decors of a science lab. Coffee is served in chemical beakers. The place shows keen interest in coffee and its chemistry. After 500 years of coffee evolution, it has brought in a new edge to coffee. It was one of the first coffee laboratories in Istanbul which specialized in daily roasted coffee and continues to do so. The menu of this themed restaurant has dishes with chemical initials, for instance ‘Le’ for ‘lemonade’.
#10 The Hobbit Pub, Southampton
This pub serves Lord of the Rings cocktail. It has been doing so for the past 20 years. They conduct a contest where drinkers need to wear a fellowship t-shirt and strike off 13 drinks from the list. On finishing the quest, the winner gets a free t-shirt and the chance to buy the limited edition Nazqul cocktail.
#11 Pasta Wiz, Williamsburg
This Harry Potter themed restaurant supposedly serves excellent pasta. So, for all the Potterheads, its time to finally explore your dream come true. The interiors will make you feel the magic. There are chandeliers, piano and candles.
There is a new Harry Potter themed restaurant that has opened in Bangalore, named ‘Two Friends Cauldron’.
As Harry Potter celebrates 20 years of its first book release, you could surely visit one of these restaurants, if in town.