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A Bizarro Tim Burton-Themed Bar Is Weirding Up Hollywood Soon

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Holy heck: Somebody is opening up a twisted new Tim Burton bar in the heart of Hollywood. That’s according to LA Magazine, who point readers to the soon-to-open Beetle House LA, an offshoot of a New York City bar operating under the same theme.

The unaffiliated bar is set to open May 20 thanks to owner Zach Neil, and is reportedly planning to be filled not only with memorabilia from Burton’s films, but oddities like old medical tools and vintage weirdness. The bar will take over space inside the Prospect Theater right on Hollywood Boulevard

Beetle House New York City offers both drink (dubbed poisons, potions, and elixirs) and food, each a nod to something from the Tim Burton repertoire. There’s the Fleet Street martini that relies on Fireball, or the rum-backed Coco Skellington to sip on. The food menus are similarly quirky — including an Edward Burgerhands option — and the restaurant’s website offers the following statement on where they get their meat from:

ALL MEAT SOURCED LOCALLY FROM 100% INNOCENT HUMANS CAPTURED WILD ON THE STREETS OF NYC

As with the Will Ferrell pop-up bar that landed in Los Angeles a while back (also owned by Zach Neil), the place is technically not a part of the Tim Burton universe at all. Neil says he’s never even been to the East Village location in New York City (at least as far as anyone knows) but won’t rule out the possibility of a stop-in now that the place is coming to Hollywood next month. And in the meantime, expect lots of folks dressed up as Beetlejuice and Jack Skellington to probably wander in.