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Tim Burton bar to open in New York

A TIM Burton-inspired bar is to open in New York City.

Beetle House, a bar and restaurant, is opening in the city's East Village this week and is based on the director's 1988 classic fantasy movie 'Beetlejuice', which starred Michael Keaton as the titular character, as well as several of his other motion pictures.

The eatery features nods to the 57-year-old filmmaker's other big movies, including 'Edward Scissorhands' and 'Mars Attacks!'.

Among the cocktails on offer at Beetle House are the Headless Horseman, so called after Tim's 1999 horror motion picture 'Sleepy Hollow', and the Jack Skellington, a character in 1993 film 'The Nightmare Before Christmas', which Tim produced.

The restaurant also houses some Tim-inspired foods, including Eggs Skellington, another reference to Jack.

Customers who are keen to indulge in a meaty treat might like to order the Edward Burger Hands, the Sweeney Beef, which gets its name from the Johnny Depp-led 'Sweeney Todd', or the Victor Van Pork, named after Victor Van Dort, the animated character voiced by Johnny in 2005's 'Corpse Bride'.

It's not the first time Beetle House's owners have created a celebrity-inspired venue, having previously opened the Stay Classy New York bar, which is dedicated to Will Ferrell.

The bar gets its moniker from the star's 'Anchorman' character Ron Burgundy's catchphrase "stay classy, San Diego".