Swanky brews and international eats in Silver Lake

Barbarella featured a near-naked Jane Fonda and took place in the year, um, 40,000 or something, as some guys fought...y'know...somebody else -- seriously, does anybody remember anything about it other than a near-naked Jane Fonda? For a new eat-and-drinkery loosely hinged on the flick's crux, Barbarella Bar

Barb's a mammoth barstaurant that's ditched its namesake's futuristic motif for modernly classy decor (60ft hand-carved wooden bar w/ suede stools; tufted silver leather couches), while keeping only the film's most fundamental tenet, via skin-baring waitresses. A full bar's got specialty martinis ("Nuts & Berries" w/ vanilla vodka, Chambord, Frangelico, cream, pineapple, nut garnish; "Rum-tini" w/ multiple rums, blue Curacao, fruit juices) and 20+ foreign-leaning classy beers on tap, like Germany's Konig Pilsener, Belgium's award-winning Tripel Karmeliet Ale, and Colorado's Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale, which, by calling itself a "a huge voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale", happily represents our awesome land. Food skews organic and similarly international, with dishes ranging from Spanish pizza w/ jamon serrano, fig puree, and arugula, to Scottish salmon w/ mango salsa and bok choy, to the coconut broth & red curry-abetted Thai mussels -- aka, Kickboxer's Tong Po

Barbarella's also planning on nightly DJs and a happy hour with half-off cocktails and beer & wine specials -- just beware of taking too much advantage, lest all everyone else can clearly remember is a near-naked you.