With Halloween quickly approaching, there’s no better time to check out all of the spookiest spots around town! From ghoulish creatures to sinister scenes, we’ve created a list of NYC bars & restaurants that go all-out with spooky decor. Here are some of our favorites:
1. Lillie’s Victorian Establishment, Hell’s Kitchen
Travel back in time at this Irish-Victorian bar that has been completely transformed into a haunting establishment for the season. Catch skeletons scaling the front entrance and ghoulish creatures upon entering.
Where: 249 W 49th St. New York
2. Citroën, Greenpoint
You’ll have more guests accompanying you than just those at your table as you’ll meet ravens, skeletons and more when you go to Citroën in Brooklyn.
Where: 931 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn
This year-round Tim Burton-themed bar is a fan-favorite destination to celebrate this season. Enjoy bubbling shots, blood bag cocktails, and decorations from your favorite Tim Burton films. You might even meet Jack Skellington himself!
Where: 308 E 6th St, New York
4. Oscar Wilde, Chelsea
Notorious for their decorative displays, Oscar Wilde did not disappoint this October. Decked out in enormous cobwebs, flying creatures, and scary clowns, you’re sure to have a spine-chilling experience from the moment you see the front facade glowing from a block away!
Where: 45 W 27th St, New York
5. Coctelería de los Muertos, Little Italy
The Garret Cocteleria has undergone it’s fall pop-up transformtion into the Cocteleria de los Muertos. Honoring the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, the space has been made over with lavish installations, gorgeous marigolds, and brilliant lights. Make sure to order one of their signature cocktails and get your drink served to you in a festive skeleton glass!
Where: 349 Broome St, New York
6. Café de L’Enfer, East Village
This absinthe and champagne bar is NYC’s very own take on the Cabaret de L’Enfer from Victorian-era Paris. With decor deemed as “an abandoned Parisian theatre meets Ossuary,” you’ll enter into an eerie atmosphere full of spirits—both the beverage and spooky kind!
Where: 95 Avenue A, New York
7. Jekyll & Hyde Club, West Village
Have a delightfully horrifying trip to Jekyll & Hyde for a haunting dining experience like no other. See creepy memorabilia come to life as you take a seat and enjoy food options like Frankenstein’s Favorite burger & The Cannibals’ sausage pizza.
Where: 91 7th Ave S, New York
8. Watermark Bar, Seaport
Check out “Fear on the Pier” at Watermark Bar. Get all your friends together and reserve your own glasshouse to celebrate Halloween under the stars. The bar will even host a silent disco party this Friday to kick off the weekend’s events!
Where: 78 South St Pier 15, New York
9. House of Yes, Bushwick
With Halloween-themed events occurring all weekend, head to Brooklyn’s most extravagant parties at the House of YES and dance off all that Halloween candy in a hair-raising environment!
Where: 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn
10. The Cauldron NYC, FiDi
Not only can you drink delicious Halloween cocktails here, you can actually make your very own spooky potion at The Cauldron NYC! The bar is completely covered in bewitching decorations sure to put you in the spirit.
Where: 47 Stone St, New York
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