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Listen to spooky stories at this pop-up cocktail experience in Ybor

Posted at 11:02 AM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 11:25:37-04

TAMPA, Fla.—There's no shortage of haunting tales and delicious cocktails at this new pop-up event located in Ybor.

The Haunted Tavern is taking over the basement of Cerealholic Cafe & Bar for the month of October (and part of November too). This 4-part interactive cocktail experience is a chillingly good time complete with themed cocktails and ghost stories about Ybor's history, and it all takes place in one of Tampa's haunted venues.

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"This used to be an old church, now it's converted into a cafe, Cerealholic Cafe & Bar," said Ryan Wieczorek, Director of Marketing for Rock Star Beer Festivals, who is in charge of putting on this touring pop-up event. "We're below it...this used to be a basement. Went from being a club before, used to be the studies for the it's become our little domain for a speakeasy."

The 90-minute experience features a round of Halloween-themed cocktails (one of which is a Pumpkin Spice White Russian) before each of the four chilling stories centered around Ybor and the venue itself.

"It's not pee-in-your-pants scary, but we do try to invoke some fear," said Wieczorek.

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The Haunted Tavern runs from October 1-Novermber 7 on Wednesdays-Sundays. This is a 21 and up event; tickets cost $50-$60 depending on the time and day of the show.

Check out The Haunted Tavern at 1909 N 15th Street and check-in at the cafe upstairs. To learn more about this experience and to purchase tickets, click here.