In Aftermath: Life Debt it's mentioned that the Death Star has a bar, albeit a lousy one.

Do Imperial Star Destroyers have any sort of entertainment/bars for crew members?

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    None. Apart from the sports and sexual recreation deck, obviously.
    – Valorum
    Aug 10, 2016 at 20:37
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    There were two questions here, one answered by the question itself. I've edited.
    – Valorum
    Aug 10, 2016 at 20:38
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    @Valorum Don't forget about the circus and zoo
    – calccrypto
    Aug 11, 2016 at 1:35
  • I recall Vision of the Future having a brief discussion of recreational facilities on a Star Destroyer (in the context of a prolonged mission with comm silence and no contact with other ships having put strain on them), but I don't have it available to look up the details.
    – Cadence
    Jun 20, 2022 at 21:52

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Nothing official I've seen or quickly researched again just now offer any information on recreation/entertainment for ISD crew.

The Dorling-Kindersley cutaways are the best detail I can find, but no luck.

However, there are almost 40,000 crew on an ISD, and if they're running a 3(or more)-watch system, then a significant number of those will be off-duty.

We could use Earth-based navies as analogues - ships and submarines have multiple wardrooms and messes were crew can play boardgames, read, watch TV/movies and relax. The bigger ships can even have kiosk style shops to buy cigarettes, magazines, and snacks.

We do hear a conversation between two Stormtroopers in SW:ANH about some new hologram that's worth watching - this could be on a personal viewer in a bunkroom/quarters, or in a wardroom type arrangement with a bigger viewer, perhaps.

Other than that, there's some mention under Death Star (from Legends, not Canon) in Wookieepedia regarding recreational facilities, but no references

Facilities included parks, shops, and other amenities for the Human crew

Finally, there is this from the Galactic Data Bank regarding ISDs, which is admittedly even less canon than Wookieepedia:

A civilian area, with shops, services, eating establishments and leisure centres are found as well. Crew quarters include bedroom, living area with communications nook, and a small toilet room. Unlike most Imperial warships, the ISD provides recreational facilities for off-duty personnel. These multiple facilities are fairly large.

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