Jameson Tavern (address and info)
Freeport (Est. 1779)
Declaring itself the "Birthplace of Maine" because it's where pioneering Mainers plotted their independence from crappy Massachusetts (America: home to history's groggiest revolutions), the Jameson's gone by many names since it was established, though we're partial to Codman's, for some reason. And while it was temporarily a private residence, it's been a fully operational bar since 1981, serving up a famous lobster stew alongside house beers like Dr. Hyde's Angry Ale. It's a great place to drink in a little history, though sometimes history comes alive a little more than you're comfortable with: apparently, it's haunted as hell.
The Horse You Came In On Saloon (address and info)
Baltimore (Est. 1775)
You might expect that a bar that's been around over 200 years (and claims to be the oldest continually operated saloon in America) has had bizarre stuff happen there. And the bartender we spoke to didn't dissuade us from that thinking, saying, "It's definitely haunted. People have seen things." We can't guarantee a ghost sighting, but in the Fells Point bar you'll definitely see a front bar made from Jack Daniels barrels, locals and tourists alike drinking Natty Bo and Heavy Seas, and the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe. OK, probably not that last one, but legend has it that his very last stop before he died was this bar. Yeah, we're gonna go ahead and say it's probably haunted.