If there’s one thing that Star Wars characters love to do even more than blowing up the endless supply of Death Stars that the fascist governments of the galaxy provide, it’s drink. From Luke’s first steps into Mos Eisley cantina, Star Wars has embraced bars as hubs of scum and/or villainy. Rogue’s galleries are fun, so why not keep adding more? That’s gotta be part of the mindset behind the newest addition to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new segment of Disneyland and Walt Disney World coming in 2019.
Called Oga’s Cantina, after Oga Garra (the “intriguing” alien owner), the bar is set in the Black Spire Outpost, which is on Batuu at the edge of the Outer Rim. This is the setting for all of Disney’s theme park endeavors with the series, expanding out the canon with a new area that’s so far only found its way into the novels. It's also another new area for Disneyland: alcoholic beverages. Disneyland has been dry (aside from its private Club 33) since its opening in 1955, but with the adult libations served at Oga's (blue milk cocktails?), the streak will be broken and parents can finally get a little buzz at Disney.
But Oga’s also falls into a long line of nightclubs and dives in the universe, whether they’re the spots for death stick dealers to ply their trade or Maz Kanata to store Luke’s lightsaber. Oga’s seems to err on the latter side of the spectrum, offering plenty of bougie drinks as well as a clientele that will titliate even the most casual Star Wars fan. “You never know when a stormtrooper or a familiar face will show up,” the cantina’s announcement states.
One of these familiar faces is the obscure RX-24, who hosted Star Tours and has, apparently, embraced his inner robo-millennial and become a DJ. Will he be better than Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes? Almost certainly not. But he’ll definitely be better than the Max Rebo Band. As long as he calls his music something other than J’izz.