Halloween is creeping up on us quicker than we thought possible, but for all the horror lovers and fright seekers why should we only celebrate this spooky holiday once a year? NYC’s only Tim Burton-themed restaurant celebrates Halloween every day, and the horror-themed Flying Fox Tavern in Queens is doing the same!
Chef/owner Chad Johnson and owner Tracy Bradbury realized NYC could benefit from some more year-round spooky spots, and the opening of the classic horror-themed Flying Fox Tavern was their way of filling this void.
Inspired by British pubs, this tavern is as much a restaurant as it is a bar. The menu features items such as Vegan Haggis, served on a bed of whipped potatoes with a dram of scotch, and the Pat LaFrieda 8-ounce burger complimented by caramelized onions and garlic aioli on a brioche bun, both offered at scary low prices.
Pair your meal with one of their cocktails which give a nod to iconic vampires, such as the Bela, a rhubarb gin and Prosecco cocktail, and The Count, a color-changing drink made with butterfly pea flower tea which can be served with your choice of liquor or as a non-alcoholic mocktail.
Classic horror movie decor ties the whole experience together, giving guests a place to, in their words, “be strange, not a stranger.”
The creepy oasis also hosts monthly events for horror fans, such as Count Brunchula Family Brunch, Fest of the Vampires, offering guests a four-course prix fixe menu, and a Halloween Market, though, of course, every day at this tavern is Halloween.
The Flying Fox Tavern is located at 678 Woodward Ave. in Ridgewood and is open Wednesday through Sunday. It also offers a Sunday brunch each weekend.
You can learn more and stay updated with their calendar of events on their Instagram.
Where: 678 Woodward Ave., Ridgewood
When: Wednesday-Thursday 5p.m. – 12a.m. (kitchen open until 11p.m.), Friday-Saturday 5p.m. – 1a.m. (kitchen open until 12:30a.m.), Sunday brunch 11a.m. – 4p.m.