We’ve collected ten of our favorite and most colorful bars around the country that are reportedly haunted by some colorful characters. Pull up a bar stool, grab a drink, and try not break into a cold sweat as you imbibe with the dearly departed.
Haunted by a wide variety of ghosts, including those believed to be spirits of opium fiends (the original building was an opium den before the founder, Arnaud, purchased it), apparitions of gentlemen enjoying a late night at the bar, and even Arnaud.
Phone calls from empty rooms requesting room service, bodiless voices excusing themselves or blessing you after a sneeze, and apparitions appearing in the hallways and windows will surely spook anyone who visits.
From random footsteps on the second floor, unexplained scents of lavender (the perfume of 18th- and 19th-century prostitutes), malfunctioning electronics, and unexplained late-night parties, the Bridge Café will please those in search of the paranormal.
Request the nickel tour, then watch and listen as he tells you about the bar's haunted happenings—guaranteed to be a chilling experience. Finish it off with a few drinks at the bar and if you're lucky, a ghost or two may join you.
One of the ghosts is an elderly gentleman who died while renting a room upstairs in the early years of the Whitehorse. He was never identified, but has been seen by a number of people. Another is a small girl, often heard crying on the 2nd floor.
Most often seen is the ghost of a sailor named Mickey, who boarded here in years past and was killed out front. If you visit, try to get a tour of the upstairs of the building: The place is truly creepy.
Check out a cluster of three holes punched through the tin wall; these were made when a drunken miner, cheating at poker, lunged for the card dealer. locals and visitors alike to assume the ghost of the miner is trapped here, maybe still playing cards.
Numerous guests have spotted Jean Laffite himself lingering around the fireplace (where it’s said he stashed his gold), sitting at a back table, or hanging around the women’s restroom (he was a notorious womanizer).