Miss the days of Rubik's cubes, Donkey Kong and John Hughes movies? Yearn for the bygone era of Flock of Seagulls and Morrissey-esque solipsism? If you wish the '80s were permanently back, then welcome to New Wave Restaurant & Bar, which transports the hopelessly nostalgic back in time to the “I Want My MTV” decade. It serves up retro kitsch on a full-restaurant menu: cocktails like the Richard Blade Rum Runner and Devo martini; appetizers like Bill and Ted's Excellent Cheesy Tater Tots and Bosom Buddies Sliders; sandwiches like the Culture Club and salads like the Full House. And don't forget apple pie served Depeche à la Mode. Girls (and boys) just want to have fun at the weekend dance parties, with a roster of DJs, cover bands and actual live performers of early-'80s vintage sure to tickle you fluorescent pink. 17847 Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower. (562) 790-8274, newwavebar.com. —Derek Thomas
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