Alternate Names: none
Actor: Bea Arthur
Ackmena is a cantina bartender trying to make ends meet by serving drinks to the exotic alien clientele, but she finds the Empire can be bad for business. She is assisted by her small friend and sidekick Sosio Kakra and a bouncer named Tork. Cantina patron Krelman is in love with her, but Ackmena claims she has no time for such things.
Ackmena’s cantina is one of a number of cantinas found in Mos Eisley. Unlike Wuher, the surly bartender at the Wookiee Chalmun’s cantina where Luke and Ben met Han and Chewie, Ackmena is a lot more personable with her patrons, even lending them money or helping them out from time to time. There is some crossover in clientele between the two cantinas, and Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes have been known to play at both venues.
Quote: “Come back soon, I’ll be waiting!”