After binge watching our favourite TV shows on DVD and suffering the return-to-reality hangover that comes next, some of us wish for nothing more than to visit the local hangouts of our beloved characters. So here's a list of 6 shows that serve the best food, coffee and music a fan could hope for.
The Bronze- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Share a round of mocktails with the Scooby Gang and slay a few vamps during the band's intermission. Could you really plan a more interesting night out? The Bronze was the place to be in Sunnydale. Although located in the 'bad part' of town where they 'pretty much let anyone in' that wouldn't stop us from ditching our homework and sneaking out. The 90's bands and dance moves were awesome and if you were lucky enough to kill a cockroach, you could hand it in for a free drink during the annual fumigation party. Play some pool or just chill out on the old couches with your friends and check out the tall, brooding hottie in the corner. Either way, if The Bronze were real we'd probably be there every Friday night. So put on your comfy slayer boots, your best midriff outfit, pack a bottle of holy water and get yourself to the hottest club in town.
Central Perk- Friends Quite possibly the most famous café in the world and we wanted it to be real so we could drink a delicious coffee from one of those delightfully goofy mugs. Although the service was terrible and the comfy couches were always taken by six people who never seemed to have day jobs, you could be sure to find a stool in the back or at the counter. The muffins and cookies always looked scrumptious and the newspaper stand across the street meant you could always catch up on the daily news while taking a break. Not a bad way to kill some time or meet up with a few friends and if you were lucky, you might have got what you actually ordered.
Although we'd need a scuba suit to get there, that wouldn't stop us from diving to the very depths of the ocean to dine at the Krusty Krab. We'd put up with the penny pinching owner, monotone server and hyper eccentric fry cook because those Krabby Patties look so darn good. And maybe after we've gorged ourselves on Krabby Patties we'll take in the sites of Bikini Bottom.
Mars Investigations- Veronica Mars Not technically a hangout, but we still wanted to be a fly on the wall at Mars Investigations. Catch up on all the latest scandals to rock Neptune and see Veronica in her element as she crafts the perfect schemes and ploys.
Fangtasia- True Blood I don't know about wanting to visit Fangtasia during the night. Unless of course you had a literal death wish or were a V addict. The dress code was questionable, the customers freaky and who knows what happened in the back rooms. But if you've ever wondered what Tru Blood tastes like, Fangtasia was the place to get it. Order it at the bar and find a table or booth to sit and take in the atmosphere. Go-go dancers, the Norse god on his throne and the hordes of Japanese tourists at the gift shop counter all combined to make Fangtasia an alluring way to spend a night at death's door. Just beware of the blood thirsty vampires, vengeful werewolves and sadistic Maenad. Sigh, does anyone else remember when Fangtasia used to be a simple video store?
Crash Down Café- Roswell The local hang out for 3 closeted aliens and their high school pals, the Crash Down Café was full of UFO mementos and wall to wall newspaper clippings. Not only would it be fun to order a Mooncheese Sandwich and Orbit Rings with a side of sexy alien sightings, we wanted to hang out here because it was "conspiracy buff's heaven". And let's face it, you wouldn't be watching Roswell if some small part of you didn't believe. Also, Tabasco sauce. Lots and lots of Tabasco sauce.