There’s now an actual space in New York to celebrate Tim Burton’s gothic films: Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, and, of course, Beetlejuice. A new East Village bar called Beetle House has an “atmosphere and menu inspired by all things dark and lovely,” and that translates to cocktails like Edward’s Lemonade and Alice’s Cup O’ Tea, and dishes like Sweeney Beef, Victor Van Pork, and a Showtime Shrimp Quesadilla.
Owners Zach Neil and Brian Link are themed bar vets — in October, they opened a Will Ferrell–themed bar on the Lower East Side, Stay Classy New York. They don’t seem too fazed by a looming lawsuit from Warner Bros., claiming the bar is “artistic adaptation,” and “it’s like decorating your high-school bedroom.” The walls are mostly lined with original artwork and props, and, yes, Beetlejuice himself is the host. Take a look:
Beetle House, 308 East 6th St., no phone