Described as a "haunted restaurant and bar for eccentric explorers and mad scientists" the staff at Jekyll & Hyde Club are committed to their craft. You enter the building through a room that features special effects and a scary voice-over before entering an insane dining room that looks like something out of a horror film. All of the servers are costumed and "in-character" as anything from kooky fortune tellers to mad scientists. Oh, if you stay for a while you'll be treated to a show featuring singing and raising of the dead.
2. Donny Dirk's Zombie Den (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Inspired by Shaun of the Dead, this zombie themed bar is the perfect fit for anyone who loves zombies. The ambience of the place is creepy enough with red mood lighting, but add in a few brains and zombie-fied servers and you have the perfect blend of fun and frightening. Some of Donny's wisdom for patrons is this: "Sorry, we're fresh out of brains. Can I get you a Bloody Mary? I'll put extra blood in it." We'll take seven.
For a taste of the macabre, head on over to the Vampire Cafe in Tokyo. Diners and drinkers are treated to wall-to-wall velvet and enough coffins with flickering lights to make any Bram Stoker fan feel at home. Enjoy all the gothic skulls and mood candles while you sip sip a dark red aperitif garnished with tiny skulls. If you're looking for a bite, you'll find foods covered in fake blood that are delicious enough to satisfy your hunger for the dark and scary.
Any Mary Shelley fan will feel right at home at the three story Frankenstein bar in Edinburgh, Scotland. The bar is decked out in gothic decorations and drinks strong enough to bring back the dead. If you're looking for more lively entertainment, fear not, the Frankenstein bar even has live reenactments of the horror classic that inspired it.
How do you feel about being handcuffed and led to a cell before your meal? Well, at The Lockup in Tokyo, Japan the servers will do just that at this haunted prison themed restaurant and bar. Here you'll find servers in character as ghosts or as prison guards and you'll also encounter things like prosthetic men strapped to electric chairs. Sounds like the place you'd want to spend a romantic evening, right?
The Slaughtered Lamb in the East Village of New York City is the perfect bar for anyone who loves a creepy atmosphere. When you walk through the doors you're greeted by terrifying statues of werewolves eating women and skeletons line the walls. There is a "dungeon" area for reserved parties, and while their beer selection is incredible, you'll want to stay for their cheese fries.
This bar in Portland Oregon isn't shy about its witchcraft themed ambience. With a pentagram above the dancefloor and drinks with a slightly magical taste to them (it's all that alcohol) The Lovecraft seems like the perfect place to fall under someone's spell.
This ghost-themed restaurant isn't for the faint of heart. From its brain-shaped desserts to shots of "blood" vodka, the cuisine seems like it serves more to scare you than to fill you up. If you end up using the bathroom, though, be prepared to be thrust into Hades with 3-D wallpaper featuring screaming faces.
This sign that hangs above the entrance of this club sounds promising, does it not? Although not technically "themed" the history behind Bobby Mackey's Music World is enough to scare even the most seasoned ghost hunters. This nightclub and music club is owned by country singer Bobby Mackey himself, yet it is considered by most paranormal investigators as one of the "gateways to hell." People report being scratched, pushed, and shoved by unseen forces here. In the most creepy turn of events, one of the people overseeing the club was allegedly possessed, the exorcism was captured on film and is available for viewing on YouTube...if you can handle what you'll find.