Your Friendly Neighborhood Geek Bar

Serving the best drinks in the star system

Our Story

Scum and Villainy Cantina is an intergalactic bar nestled deep within the wretched hive of Hollywood, CA. Inspired by the best drinking establishments from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy movies, Scum and Villainy is the geek bar you’ve been looking for.

Costumed bartenders join in the debate while mixing cocktails from a themed menu. Our laid-back atmosphere and strict “no bullying” mission creates a #ScifiSafeHouse not just for casual and mega-fans alike, but for anyone looking for a change of pace from the typical bar scene. Flying solo? Searching for your tribe? We definitely serve your kind here!

Our establishment is devoid of TVs and windows to the outside world so that our customers are fully immersed in another galaxy. The atmosphere caters to lively conversations such as:

  • Who shot first?
  • Who is the best Star Trek Captain?
  • Who would win in a fight between Malcolm Reynolds, Starbuck, and Han Solo?

Meet the Makers

teamed up to open Scum and Villainy as a pop-up in April 2017. The thing they heard most was that people needed a place to go to celebrate their fandom. To fill that niche, we opened our doors in August 2017 to all the geeks and nerds of Hollywood.

Scum and Villainy Cantina will continue to evolve, upgrade, and build itself to become the ultimate eating, drinking, hang out, and events space the galaxy has ever seen.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the standard opening hours?

Standard hours are 6pm - 2am everyday and we serve brunch from 11am to 3pm each Saturday. We are no longer a pop-up experience - we’re officially ‘your friendly neighborhood geek bar’!. Please check our Calendar or Facebook events for the schedule of special events.

Is the bar free to visit?

No tickets/reservations are needed - we will not have a cover charge unless a special event is taking place. We do not take reservations but we can hold tables for parties of 8 or more but only from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Can visitors play trivia?

Play trivia at 8pm every Wednesday with Scum and Villainy’s own Trivia Quest! No reservations required or offered (21+ only).

Sing your heart out with Cosmic Karaoke every* Thursday from 8pm to 1am!

What are the parking options?

Parking is street parking, we do not have a valet or lot. We are located near Hollywood/Vine Metro Station.

Are customers under 21 allowed?

Anyone under 21 (kids included if accompanied by their parents) are allowed in Scum and Villainy Cantina everyday until 8pm. No one under 21 is allowed to be inside the space after that time.

Are there discounts or special offers?

Scum and Villainy Cantina challenge coins can be shown to the bartender when you ask to close your bill for 10% off your entire tab. These were offered as part of the ticketed packages for the pop-up experience and can be purchased from the bartenders for $50.

Can customers wear costumes and props?

Costumes and props are allowed and encouraged - NO PROJECTILES!

Where can customers buy merchandise?

Scum and Villainy Cantina merchandise can be purchased at the bar from a bartender or from

Are large backpacks or totes allowed?

Large backpacks or totes are discouraged - if you choose to bring one, please note that our staff and security team retains the right to search it upon entering the bar.

*There is always a possibility that a special event will shift our regularly planned events or policies, please check our events page to make sure all systems are a go!