Top 10 most haunted US bars

Il Buco’s wine cellar, New York


According to legend, Victorian gothic writer Edgar Allen Poe was once a regular visitors to 47 Bond Street, the building which houses Il Buco, and which was once a tavern. His visits are said to have inspired his tale The Cask of Amontillado in which the narrator takes revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him, by entombing him for all eternity. Today, the 200-year-old wine cellar which stands in its place is said to be haunted by Poe’s spirit. As reported by the NY Post: “More than 150 years later, Edgar Allan Poe, who used to live on the building’s second floor and drank at the bar on the first floor, continues to help himself to [Il Buco’s] well-stocked wine cellar. The wait staff is not surprised when they open a bottle to find it half-empty even though it is well sealed.”

2 Responses to “Top 10 most haunted US bars”

  1. Barb says:

    If you don’t include McMenamins White Eagle Saloon in Portland Oregon this isn’t much of a list.

  2. Roger says:

    What about Chet’s Melody Lounge, Justice (suburban Chicago) IL. The most haunted bar in the Midwest. Across the street from Resurrection Cemetery, home of the well-known vanishing hitchhiker Resurrection Mary. She occasionally drifts over for a cocktail when the place is quiet, which does not surprise the staff at all.

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