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

Scum & Villainy Cantina was conceived in 2016 by me - J.C. Reifenberg - and my now-fiance Jen on the streets of Chicago. I’m no stranger to the world of geek, and with Jen’s history with bar and restaurant design, we opened SAVC in April 2017 with the intent that it would operate for a few months and then quietly slip away in the night. During that initial pop-up run the comment I heard most from visitors was how much they loved having a place to go where they could be true to themselves AND be with others who share similar interests. That was usually followed up with lament and despair that SAVC was only temporary - so we decided to drop the ticketed entry and open our doors to the geek community here in L.A., and, as it turns out, all over the world! Thanks for keeping us here!

Scum and Villainy Cantina

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