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The Bug Bar is the bar that Flik visits in Disney/Pixar's 1998 film A Bug's Life , when he is searching for warrior bugs. Among the patrons are P.T. Flea's circus troupe, who recently got fired after a stunt went awry.


The bar is an old, rusty, overturned lard can. The countertop is a Swiss army knife and the tables are bottle caps.

Role in the film

When Flik is searching for tougher bugs to fight against Hopper, he discovers a wasp attacking a fly by roughly kicking it out of the bar, making Flik decide to enter it to look for tough bugs.

As Flik enters the bar, a fly rudely shoves him telling him to get out of the way just as Flik looks at the bar and sees various bugs inside using bottlecaps as tables while another fly tells the bartender to give him his order just the fly and a fellow cockroach give a toast. While exploring the bar, Flik sees a cockroach passing by and asks him that he is looking for tough bugs to help his colony fight against the grasshoppers but he ignores him and behind him are the Circus Bugs who are worried after being fired by P.T. Flea just as Manny tells the other Circus Bugs give a toast as they fear that they have lost faith in themselves. Suddenly, the Fly Brothers and Thud arrive at the bar and begin to harass Francis telling him to know what he did at the circus before he and the troupe were fired. Flik then asks a mosquito to help him fight against Hopper and his gang to which the mosquito instead orders a drop of Bloody Mary to which the mosquito ignores him just as Flik continues exploring the bar

Meanwhile, Francis gets into a brawl with a trio of flies (with whom he clashed earlier) and attempts a "Robin Hood" act with Slim and Heimlich, but the can of lard (which served as the bar's structure) overturns in the process after Dim, who was scared of maybe even bigger Thud the horsefly, walked over it, causing the rest of the bar to fall apart. In the aftermath, the barflies inside the bar (excluding the circus bugs) are shown to be knocked out and unconscious. Flik, thinking that they are real warrior bugs, hires them to fight against Hopper.


  • A Mega Gulp cup from Pizza Planet can be seen on top of the bar's entrance.
  • The same kind of lard can used for the bar appeared in Toy Story 4, where it got crushed under the carnival carousel.
  • During the scene where Flik explores the Bug Bar, two songs related to bugs such as "Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" can be heard in the background in the tune of a saloon piano. Additionally besides these, a saloon piano cover rendition of "The City" can be heard in the background which is heard during the part where Flik is exploring the Bug City to look for tougher bugs.
  • The "Bennett's Smork" tin container which serves as the bar's entrance can be seen on a shelf in Andy's room in Toy Story 3.

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See Also
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