Characters on-screen often need a neutral third location to meet and work through their issues. Or sometimes just to kick back and wait for something to happen. Here’s our list of the absolute best fictional hangouts from movies and TV shows.
1. Monk’s Cafe, Seinfeld
Located on the Upper West Side, this New York eatery was host to some of the show’s best moments. A little trivia: the exterior shots are of Tom’s Diner, previously memorialized in a Suzanne Vega song.
2. The Ink And Paint Club, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Sometimes what makes a great hangout is the clientele, and you’re not going to find a more diverse crowd than at the Ink and Paint.
3. St. Elmo’s Bar, St. Elmo’s Fire
One of the most iconic movies of the Brat Pack era, St. Elmo’s Fire takes place in part at St. Elmo’s bar, where a group of recent Georgetown graduates heading in different directions meet, cheat and eventually grow up.