A Barbie-Themed Cafe and Roller Rink Will Pop Up in Houston this August

A Barbie-Themed Cafe and Roller Rink Will Pop Up in Houston this August

Smash burger at Malibu Barbie Cafe Miami (photo via Instagram)

GET READY FOR the ultimate Barbiecore experience, coming to H-Town this summer. After popping up in New York, Chicago, Miami and Minneapolis, Malibu Barbie Cafe — complete with a pinkified menu and roller rink — arrives at the Junction HTX building off Washington just north of I-10 in August.


Bucket Listers, a media-experience brand known for viral phenomena like Family Guy Experience and the Golden Girls Kitchen, teamed up with Mattel on the fast-casual fare and interactive experience, which channels the groovy, laidback and colorful energy of 1970s Malibu.

“Bucket Listers is honored to continue partnering with Mattel, bringing Malibu Barbie Cafe down to Houston after sold-out runs across the country,” said Bucket Listers President Derek Berry in a release. “Barbie has proven to be one of history’s ultimate icons; it means so much for us to bring exclusive experiences like this to life for our community. I cannot wait for the city to see what we have in store.”

Expect photo ops galore, creative cocktails, and activities including the slick and chic roller rink; skate rentals cost just $1, but all rental fees will be donated to Girls Inc. Special events like cupcake decorating classes and paint parties will be announced closer to the cafe's opening.

The Malibu Barbie Cafe will open Aug. 16 and run through mid-October. Tickets for admission are $25, but include credit for both food and merchandise.

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