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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Key Account Manager

MMI Maldives

Financial Controller

London City Bond
Barking, UK

Duty Manager

The Whisky Exchange
Great Portland Street, London

Spirits Advisor

The Whisky Exchange
London, UK

International Sales Manager

Elixir Distillers
Park Royal, London, UK

Brand Marketing Executive

Elixir Distillers
Park Royal, London, UK

Cellar Door Manager

House of Townend
Melton, North Ferriby, UK

Marketing Assistant

Bancroft Wines Ltd
London, UK

Marketing Manager

The Whisky Exchange
Whitby Avenue, Park Royal, London NW10 7SF

Millésime Bio 2020

27th Jan 2020

Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting

London,United Kingdom
29th Jan 2020

Austrian Wine Tasting

London,United Kingdom
3rd Feb 2020
Click to view more