Eating + Drinking

A Long Time Ago in a Borough Far, Far Away

From an intergalactic “Star Wars”–themed bar to an otherworldly version of dinner and a movie, here’s how New York City is celebrating the release of “The Last Jedi.”

Courtesy of Heather Kennedy

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Wookiees and Padawans alike searched for a safe place to unleash their inner geek and celebrate the release of the newest installment in the Star Wars series. If attending the midnight premiere with your lightsaber in hand wasn’t enough to fill you with intergalactic cheer, we’ve got you covered. May the force be with you as you embark on a journey across NYC to discover themed pop-ups, cocktails, and out-of-this-world bites fit for a Jedi.

Hang Out With Stormtroopers at Darkside Bar

Cruise down to SoHo for a night out on the Death Star. Enjoy themed libations that bubble and glow, dance (if you dare) alongside Darth Vader to music spun by Kylo Ren, and test your knowledge of the George Lucas empire during an intense round of trivia. Jedi robes and Princess Leia–inspired hairstyles are encouraged but not required. 201 Lafayette Street (between Kenmare and Broome Streets), SoHo

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Courtesy of The Darkside Bar

May the Forks Be With You

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema delivers a new hope for movie lovers: snacks, booze, and the hottest flicks with zero advertisements. Culinary Jedi Brad Sorenson is bringing the fantasy of Star Wars straight to your plate—all while watching the latest saga unfold. Menus are designed to resemble your favorite droids, BB-9E and BB-8, and innovative dishes include spicy tomato “lava planet” popcorn, chile-marinated “roasted nerf” sirloin strips, a butternut squash and kale scavenger stew, egg-cellent “twin sun” breakfast hash, and a “supreme leader” dark chocolate shake to wash it all down445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn

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Podpopper Pepper Popcorn | Courtesy of Heather Kennedy

A Cold Treat Straight From Hoth

Ample Hills Creamery collaborated with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch three limited-edition ice cream flavors inspired by The Last Jedi—and they’re flying off the shelves faster than the Millennium Falcon. The cocoa powder–infused First Order is packed with salted dark chocolate and hints of espresso; no one can resist the Resistance, with brown sugar and vanilla bean bases mixed with marshmallows, butter cake, and toffee; and The Force is strong with this flavor: a sweet cream and chocolate base flecked with white and dark chocolate pearls. Locations in Hell’s Kitchen, the Meatpacking District, Downtown Brooklyn, and Prospect Heights

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Courtesy of Ample Hills Creamery

The Last Jelly

Whether you support the Rebellion or the Republic, we can all agree that the doughnuts from the Doughnut Project are simply too good to fight over. Bite into its limited-edition jelly-filled pastries for a pleasant surprise of either raspberry or blueberry filling topped with a powdered design—can you guess what it is? DP is also selling “Dough Wars” T-shirts while supplies last. 10 Morton Street (between Bleecker Street and Seventh Avenue South), West Village

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Courtesy of The Doughnut Project

What force will these treats awaken in you? Our star-crossed advisers can plan the perfect intergalactic quest around town.