Halloween only comes around one glorious, but all-too-short, day a year. Lucky for horror enthusiasts, there are plenty of restaurants around the country that sport spooky vibes all year long, from the kitschy to the legitimately haunted. This Halloween season, take advantage of the fact that it’s socially acceptable to feed your horror obsession and hit up these spots.
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Though they are quick to point out they have no official affiliation with Tim Burton, Beetle House—now with locations in New York and Los Angeles—takes its inspiration from films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands and, of course, Beetlejuice. When they first opened, they booked up months in advance with people eager to try dishes like “Edward Burger Hands,” “Veggie Corpse Burger” and “The Walking Steak.”
308 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003; 646-510-4786
6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 929-291-0337.
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Mario’s Double Daughter’s Salotto
With a huge artificial tree, oversized red booths, a railing composed of axes and a signature blood red cocktail on tap called “Go f*&% yourself juice,” it’s no wonder that the most common descriptor for this Denver-based bar is “Tim Burton-esque.” Named for co-owner Mario Guccio’s daughters—conjoined twins who passed away—Mario’s Double Daughter’s Salotto also serves pizza from the adjoining Mario’s Two Fisted Pizza.
1632 Market St, Denver, CO 80202; 303-623-3523.