If you’ve ever wanted to immerse yourself in the retro aesthetic that permeates Wes Anderson’s films, you can now visit a bar designed by the director, and drink surrounded by all things Anderson. According to Wired, May 9 will see the opening of Bar Luce, meaning you won’t have to wait long to pull yourself up to one of its kitschy formica tables, seated symmetrically across from your paramour. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s in Italy, which means there probably won’t be a sudden cut to an establishing shot of you with a title card reading “MILAN, ITALY” set in loosely kerned Futura Medium.

Anderson designed the bar for Fondazione Prada, an Italian cultural institution with whom he’s previously collaborated on commercials and his short film, Castello Cavalcanti. Anderson’s vision was to create an amalgam of classic Milan architecture—including cues from Italian cinema—and overt references to his own work, including a “retro jukebox” that’s no doubt stocked with classic British Invasion rock and a Steve Zissou-themed pinball machine.


“I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in,” Anderson told Wired, suggesting that Bar Luce would be “an even better place to write a movie.” So for all aspiring screenwriters, Wes Anderson finally built you a diorama to play in.