NYC's Haunted Bar Scene – Where Spirits (the Other Kind) Like to Hang Out!
Greetings dear readers, today we explore the most haunted bars in NYC where chills, thrills, and spine-tingling spills are all on the menu. Picture this: you, surrounded by ghouls, sipping on eerie elixirs, and maybe even making a spectral friend or two. So, ditch the basic haunted house plans and join us on a tour of NYC's bars where the spirits aren't just in the cocktails.
Actually Haunted Bars
1. Ear Inn
326 Spring St, New York, NY, map
As one of the longest-running bars in NYC, it’s only logical that there would be a few spirits, right? The Ear Inn is said to be visited by the ghost of Mickey, a sailor who lived upstairs and died during Prohibition.
54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004, map
Known for its historical significance, this tavern in the Financial District is said to have hauntings related to its colonial past. With a history as far back as the 1700s don’t be surprised if you hear a voice or two.
15 E 7th St, New York, NY, map
Step into the dimly lit abyss of McSorley's. This historic East Village pub is rumored to be haunted by a few spirits, including a pair of Civil War soldiers. Some visitors claim to have seen apparitions and experienced unexplained phenomena.
17 Barrow St, New York, NY, map
This romantic restaurant and bar in a historic carriage house is believed to be haunted by the ghost of Aaron Burr's daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston. If you sense a chill on your neck, just remember – it's all in good spirits.
567 Hudson St, New York, NY, map
Known for its literary history, this Greenwich Village bar is believed to be haunted by the spirit of poet Dylan Thomas, who spent his final hours here. Sip on your cocktail and listen closely – you might just catch a whisper of poetry in the wind.
Haunted for the Night (aka Halloween-Themed Bars)
1. Beetle House
308 E 6th St, New York, NY, map
A themed restaurant and bar known for its unique Tim Burton-inspired decor and creative cocktails. Beetle House provides a whimsical and immersive dining experience perfect for Halloween.
2. Black Lagoon
101 Rivington St. New York, NY, map
At the Black Lagoon popup, Pretty Ricky's has been eerily transformed into a hauntingly delightful setting, complete with a thoughtfully crafted cocktail menu featuring spooky, Halloween-themed drinks.
3. The Cauldron
47 Stone St, New York, NY, map + 1 more location
Mixing magic and mixology, The Cauldron offers an immersive experience where you can concoct your own potions and elixirs in a setting that's straight out of a fantasy book.
4. e’s Bar
511 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY, map
This lively neighborhood haunt has gone all in for Halloween with perfectly curated decor and even a Halloween weekend party to celebrate.
678 Woodward Ave, Queens, NY, map
Visiting the Flying Fox is like stepping into a never-ending Halloween celebration; this classic-horror-themed bar and restaurant ensures a thrilling and eerie experience that's perfect for Halloween enthusiasts, complete with special October events to up the spooky ante.
6. The Junction
329 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, map
The Junction is fully decked out for Halloween, boasting an immersive and spooky decor with a massive dragon guarding the entrance. They offer a tempting lineup of fall cocktails, including a pumpkin spice espresso martini and blackberry Sabbath sangria, along with $5 Halloween-themed shots.
13 E 17th St, New York, NY, map + 1 more location
Already a frequent mention in our NYC Halloween coverage (see here and here), Lillie’s is a content-creator-preferred spot for a reason. All year long they serve up gorgeous IG-worthy decor, but for spooky season they go extra hard, providing the perfect Halloween-themed backdrop for your cocktail selfies.
7 Rivington St, New York, NY, map
Loreley's Halloween Haunted Beer Garden features elaborate Halloween decor, daily specials, and Halloween parties. Guests can savor Halloween-themed cocktails like the Magic Potion Margarita and Bloody IV Bag. The outdoor garden transforms into a haunted space with eerie decorations, and the festivities include a Day of the Dead Party, Barbie's World Halloween Party, and costume contests.
485 7th Ave 18th floor, New York, NY, map
We’ve written a whole post on this one so we won’t get too detailed here, but this is the perfect spot for delicious drinks and cute pics this Halloween season.
64 Carmine St, New York, NY, map
Sveta launched an exciting Halloween cocktail menu, complemented by a spooky decor update, promising a captivating Halloween experience for all patrons this season.
Remember that these themes and offerings can change from year to year, so be sure to check each bar's official website or social media for the most up-to-date information on their Halloween events and offerings. Enjoy a ghoulishly good time at these Haunted and Halloween-themed bars in NYC!
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