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Jul132015

Monday Movie Meme: Bar Hopping!

In giving credit to the sponsors who made it possible for this year's qFLIX film festival to bring an excellent program of international stories to Philadelphia's LGBT community, including Tavern on Camac, U bar and The Tavern restaurant, this week's Monday Movie Meme is about leading ladies and leading men congregating at watering holes: Bar Hopping!

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring scenes that take place in a bar. Here are my selections for this week's Bar Hopping theme, consisting mostly of bar scenes that come to mind when I think of some of the films that premiered at the festival.

Love Jones

An aspiring photographer named Nina orders a glass of white wine at the bar inside of a Chicago jazz lounge, in this romantic drama starring Nia Long, Larenz Tate and Isaiah Washington.

Those People

A painter encounters his first love while hanging with friends at a New York dive bar in this romantic drama about the ability to connect with people, and its contrasting side of the human condition -- never finding that perfect someone to experience true love.

LUV Don't Live Here No More

Longtime friends discuss a public lover's spat, over drinks at a Philly bar in this dramatic narrative about a man who is reluctant to part with the way his life and relationships were before he became severely ill.

Beautiful Something

A published writer interrupts his casual lover's plans to hook up with someone else at a bar in this romantic drama about eternal questions concerning sex, art, love and identity.

All Yours

Co-workers share drinks at a bar during a night out on the town in this romantic comedy drama about the love triangle between an Argentine hustler, a portly Belgian baker and a single mom.

Fourth Man Out

A drunken woman vomits on a car mechanic who’s celebrating his birthday at a bar, in this dramatic comedy about a fun loving group of blue-collar workers in a small town who try to play matchmaker when their buddy comes out of the closet.

What movies have YOU watched that feature bar scenes?

Where was the last bar YOU visited?

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Reader Comments (4)

The first movie that comes to mind is the one with Tyra Banks and the women of this bar, is it Coyote Ugly,, or something like that?

July 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Brown

This was a very entertaining movie review. I enjoyed it greatly. I will readily admit that I prefer movie bars to the real thing because of my hyperacusis! Still, I can't remember when I last even saw a movie bar scene. I do remember them as being very entertaining and the drunken characters very funny.
I am visiting from the blogging from A to Z road trip.
Alice of Alice's Grand Adventures

August 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

Fourth Man Out has a very dramtic opening. LOL "A Clockwork Orange" had some bar hopping although they were really just drinking milk. So maybe it's milk bar hopping?

August 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaurice Mitchell

Angela,
Yesssss! Your selection for this "bar hopping" theme couldn't be more perfect :) I remember the commercials for Coyote Ugly movie...never got around to watching it though, lol. Now that you mention this one, it seems like it's been a while since Tyra Banks played a leading or supporting role in movies. I remember when she was in Higher Learning (with Omar Epps, maybe?) and one of the horror films in the Halloween franchise. Oh the memories, lol. Thanks for commenting on this post.

Alice,
You just taught me something new and movie scenes are probably the safer bet for the closest you prefer to get to an actual bar. Some places are just way too loud and it seems that the noise ratio is likely dependent upon the clientele (college bars versus those that cater to the corporate world, per se). From what I've watched so far, comedies tend to have the most entertaining drunken characters....then there's always that one action, or drama movie that one-ups the genre. The bar scene in Beautiful Something is one example of this, as the drunken writer was entertaining while the scene was funny, yet, sad at the same time. Thank you for your comment and for visiting from the Road Trip!

Maurice,
For Fourth Man Out to be a comedy, it sure does have its share of drama that ups the ante on the impact of the story and scenes. Funny of you to mention A Clockwork Orange (....what a classic!) and yeah I wouldn't have guessed that movie but it sure does count for this theme nicely. Good pick you have there! Oh and do you remember those female shaped tables they were lounging on while drinking their milk?! Kubrick was one sick man. Brilliant....but sick nonetheless. On another note reading your comment had me thinking of a bar in Philly, it's called "MilkBoy." Yep. They serve a variety of drinks though, LOL. Thanks for reading this post and for commenting :)

August 7, 2015 | Registered CommenterNicole

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