It’s finally October, which means the countdown to Halloween is officially on. You might not be as thrilled about the spooky holiday as we are, but some part of you wants to reminisce about the hysterical costumes of your youth, and where better to share some spook-inspired memories than at the local haunted watering hole?
While we love the creepy decorations that most of the country's bars have started to don, that’s nothing compared to the truly haunting bars that American cities have to offer. It may come as a surprise to some, but many American bars have quite a history to them, and with history comes haunting. Some of the bars on our list have even seen their way through Prohibition, an era when gangsters and mobsters ruled the bar scene.
We’ve been getting creative in the kitchen with spooky cocktails and creepy small bites that will be a hit at Halloween parties, but we know that some like to hit the bar scene hard on this haunted holiday, so we came up with a list of 20 creepy bars in America that you can hit up if you want an extra scare. What a better place to go than Salem, Mass., where the witch trials and hysteria occurred, or maybe New Orleans, where the entire town seems to be haunted? And if you’re someone that needs a little extra spook, you can go to The Bridge Café in New York City, where it’s rumored that a 6-foot-tall pirate carried unruly patrons out by their ear with her sharpened teeth!
Halloween is all about the scare factor, and we’re sure these haunted and eerie bars will send a shiver down your spine this Halloween eve!