Many of us have enjoyed a bar crawl or two, but have you ever tried a haunted bar crawl? Head down to St. Augustine and embark on a self-guided haunted bar crawl as you explore some of the most haunted bars in the city. Be sure to keep an eye out for any paranormal activity!
A local favorite for over forty years, Scarlett’s is a must for your self-guided tour. Built in 1879 as a private residence for Mr. George Colee, Scarlett’s is now known as one of the most haunted buildings in St. Augustine. Many believe Mr. Colee still resides there, with reports of alarm and thermostat tampering, moving furniture, and even candle lighting. During your visit, be sure to visit the Ghost Bar located on the second floor, as this was where Mr. Colee’s body was found, and raise a glass to our friendly poltergeist.
Stogies Cigar Bar and Jazz Club
The next stop on your self-guided bar crawl is none other than the popular cigar bar, Stogies. With an outdoor fire pit, live music, and excellent wine and beer menu, you may never know this place was haunted. Four men played a poker match upstairs when the building caught fire, once they realized it was too late. Be sure to stop by Stogies for their special $5 house beer and cigar deal and listen for the sound of shuffling cards. After all, they may still be playing!
Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille
Known for the delicious seafood and Bayfront views, before Harry’s was a restaurant, it was a home. Back in 1764, a young girl named Catalina lived there with her family, and it says she still lives there today. Many have reported catching a whiff of Catalina’s perfume or have had her mess with the faucets of the second-floor bathroom. When you visit, head to “Catalina’s Garden,” the outdoor dining area of Harry’s, and enjoy the beautiful views of the waterfront. Be sure to say hello to Catalina while you’re there!
Old City House Inn and Restaurant
Next up on your self-guided bar crawl is the historic Old City House Inn and restaurant. Enjoy a delicious cocktail and listen to tales of the past as you look for this Inn’s friendly poltergeist. Said to be that of a military soldier, some guests have claimed to have seen him walking the halls while others have stated they’ve experienced tampering with door locks and more!
Sangrias Wine and Tapas Bar
Located on the bustling St. George Street in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, Sangrias is not only a great place to people-watch but a great place to keep an eye out for haunted activity too! Share a delicious pitcher of sangria with friends on the porch as you search for paranormal activity in one of the most haunted areas of the city. Did a cool breeze give you a chill, or was it someone else?
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We hope you take it upon yourself to explore the haunted corners of the Nation’s Oldest City and learn about the tales of the past as you enjoy a drink or two. If you go on a self-guided haunted bar crawl, be sure to share your posts with the hashtag #StuffToDoInJax and tag us on Instagram and Facebook!