From Star Wars Wookiepedia:
“The Mos Eisley Cantina, also known as Chalmun’s Cantina, was a drinking and dining establishment located in the city of Mos Eisley on the desert world of Tatooine. Although a dimly lit tavern known for frequent outbreaks of violence, it was a popular stopping point for pilots, making it an ideal place to hire crew for a starship.”
Ok do you all think there could be a real world type of place? Possible locations:
Located near a major harbor or other location for incoming and outgoing freight.
Located in some small and barely policed country like say Somalia where people looking to do business “off the record” would come in and meet.
Located in a seedy part of town where police take a hands off approach and both members of the criminal underworld, legitimate business owners, and government officials wishing to do business off the record, could meet.
Some possible parameters are that it pretty much has its own set of rules and enforcers. Management has the right to include or exclude anyone it feels like. Because of this most major crimes occurring there do not get reported to authorities. It’s also a legitimate business with great drink, food, and music.
Sort of like “Rick’s Place” in Casablanca.
Do you all think such places have existed or are still around today?