If you think about it, haunted houses and booze go hand-in-hand. Horror fans love to be scared as ghouls and goblins pop out from behind makeshift walls, but all that screaming and jumping can really fry your nerves. So it’s always best to choose a haunted attraction that provides both frights and calming libations. Here, five scary drinking experiences that will get you in the mood for Halloween night.
This terrifying haunted house is continually recognized as one of the scariest in the country, and for good reason—guests are chased by characters dressed up as deranged clowns, possessed nuns and human science experiments. If all that screaming makes you thirsty, House of Torment offers a nice selection of wine and seasonal beers, curated by Haymaker. Hungry patrons can even stop at the Kreepy Kabob Eats concession stand for treats like beer brats and caramel apples.
As one of the most haunted cities in the country, New Orleans knows how to do scary right. Their House of Shock has been freaking people out for 25 years with a creepy House of Wax, 3D clown assault funhouse and plenty of pyrotechnics to shock and amaze. And in true NOLA fashion, attending adults can enjoy libations from a full-service bar along with nightly live music.
For more than a decade, Halloween revelers have been coming to Circus Circus in Las Vegas to experience five indoor acres of haunted attractions. “Meat” your fate as you enter The Texas Chainsaw Massacre house, or really flaunt your bravery as you experience the isolation chamber alone. Calm your nerves with a Bacardi cocktail, which is served in a plastic souvenir bucket.
This three-part, self-guided, haunted journey begins with a 3D, mind-warping nightmare before you’re transported to a dark and desolate farm that’s ridden with freaky creatures. Then you’re released into two acres of haunted cornfields where hidden terrors await at every turn. When you finally make it out, visit Deceased Brews where you can crack open a cold one to calm your nerves.
Divided into six sections in a real prison, Terror Behind the Walls features attractions like people chasing you with spears in Blood Yard and the neon glow of mind-altering effects in Quarantine 4D. After you escape angry inmates in Breakout and experience all the medical horrors in Infirmary, enter The Speakeasy. Housed in Al Capone’s old cell, there you’ll be met with classic cocktails and more surprising adventures.