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 in January 2022 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 Fried Artichokes, Chickpea Schnitzel, a Fish Sandwich, and the Pat LaFrieda 8-ounce burger, among other bites, all 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.”
And, the pinnacle of The Flying Fox’s second Halloween season is The Haunting on Woodward Avenue, a prix-fixe interactive dinner with seatings on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28.
Throughout the four-course dinner, guests will attempt to solve the mystery of a disappearance. A welcome cocktail in a vintage teacup, the menu (available both vegan and non-vegan), and the staff’s costumes will all reflect the Prohibition-era theme.
They’ll also host a classic Halloween party on October 31, complete with free candy and mingling with the best-costumed ghouls, though, of course, every day at this tavern is Halloween.
You can learn more and stay updated with their calendar of events on their Instagram.
🎃 Flying Fox Tavern
📍 678 Woodward Avenue, Ridgewood