Tim Burton Fans Need To Visit This NYC Bar Before They Die

Tim Burton's very name could make anyone think of the word "eccentric." Per IMDb, the beloved Hollywood moviemaker started his career working on Disney movies like "The Fox and the Hound" and "The Black Cauldron" before landing his big break directing the 1980's classic "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure." Burton was an immediate success, and it allowed him to carve out his niche of creating unconventional movies and characters that celebrated the morbid and macabre while garnering a cult following. In fact, we associate many of his films like "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," "Sweeney Todd," and "The Nightmare before Christmas" with Halloween — though many enjoy them all year round. And for all those fans of the 1980s and 1990s artistry of Tim Burton, we have good news for you.

Per Secret NYC, one Tim Burton super fan loved those cinematic tales so much — and honestly, who doesn't — that he was compelled to create a restaurant and bar in New York City that encapsulates Burton's most memorable movies and characters like Jack Skellington. This eatery may also be the perfect spot to take in the October 31 holiday while sipping on a ghoulish cocktail, nibbling on a frightening entree, lip syncing or dancing to the "Banana Boat Song," and celebrating all things Tim Burton. Here's why all fans must visit it before they die.

The menus at this Tim Burton bar and restaurant are to die for

According to Secret NYC, if you're a Tim Burton fan, you are going to want to stop by the Beetle House in the East Village. Says the Beetle House website, this spot was created by Zach Neil and started as a pop-up in 2016. Due to its popularity, they made it permanent location and even branched out to Hollywood, California. While the NYC location can only service about 45 people at maximum occupancy, the L.A. location can entertain up to 500 in its larger space.

What can fans expect? To quote Beetlejuice, the minute you enter this bar and open a menu, "It's show time." The mixologist is ready to mix up one of their Burton-inspired drinks. If there's any doubt what to order, try the "The Beetle's Juice," which is a tequila-based adult beverage, or opt for a "Jameson and the Giant Peach" drink to get your night going. And don't shy away from "Alice's Cup O' Tea" because that would just be rude! 

Hungry? This is where things really get Burton-esque. Might we suggest the "Sweeney Beef" named for the murderous barber, Sweeney Todd? This filet mignon "harvested fresh from local victims" and served with mashed potatoes and a bloody drizzle of a red wine balsamic reduction, alongside Sweeney's razor for extra effect, is sure to please. Or opt for an "Edward Burger Hands" complete with decorative scissors. Honestly, whatever you choose, you will satisfy your Burton quest. Just don't say that name three times or, well, you know.