’Tis the season for sipping creepy cocktails with the undead at these Halloween spookeasies slinging BOOzy beverages around town. Can you even say you’re a hard-core Halloween-er if you haven’t downed a Corpse Reviver mixed by a zombie while surrounded by fake cobwebs and blood? Here’s where to get a (scared) stiff drink this month, from a haunted house “shriekeasy” to a year-round horror bar to, perhaps scariest of all, a vampire nightclub.

13th Floor Shriekeasy Bar

What’s better than a haunted house filled with post-apocalyptic mutants, possessed demons, evil clowns, and fairy-tale villains? A haunted house with all that and booze. Head inside the iconic 13th Floor Haunted House, where you can visit the Piggy Bank Shot Spot to rev up your liquid courage, then settle your nerves post-spooking at the dimly lit Shriekeasy Bar. Visit the Sacred Skull, a tiki totem tarot reading, to reveal the right cocktail for you. 3400 E. 52nd Ave.; haunted house tickets from $25

Adrift Tiki Bar

Devilish things are afoot at Adrift. Three ghoulish cocktails served in spooky tiki mugs (or punch bowls carried by skeletons) and two new eats are available this month: You’re sure to feel those ghostly tingles after downing the chile-spiked mezcal in Queen Mobu’s Voodoo Elixir or the serrano-topped Fire and Brimstone Noodles. Visit on Red Rum Wednesdays to catch a spooky film alongside your discounted drink. 218 S. Broadway

Camp Shiver Creek

This isn’t the summer camp of our dreams. At Camp Shiver Creek—a pop-up event at Milepost Zero and McGregor Square’s outdoor plaza—”the water is cold, the fires are hot, and a serial killer is on the loose.” Stop by between October 16 and 31 (from 6 p.m. to close) for drinks, live DJs, and a whole host of light-on-the-spook events, such as Hocus Pocus trivia, a dog costume party, and movie nights, most of which are free. Want something a little less family-friendly? An after-hours, adults-only costume party on October 28 includes tarot card readings, a silent disco, and fire performers. 1601 19th St.; 21-plus party tickets are $85

Fang Bang

Fang Bang performers. Photo courtesy of Non Plus Ultra

The vampires are out for your blood. This immersive pop-up vampire nightclub developed by renowned drag queen Peaches Christ makes its Denver debut (October 5 to 28, Thursdays through Saturdays) after terrorizing San Franciscans for years. You’ll be hypnotized by wicked drag and burlesque performances and seduced by blood-suckers serving horror-themed cocktails. 1000 Broadway; $25

The Haunted Mansion

Built in 1889, it’s believed that past residents of the Colmar Mansion in Cheesman Park still wander its hallways. Now a pub and haunted escape room, the venue is leaning into its supernatural history this month with an immersive Halloween pop-up bar. Sip specialty cocktails and watch classic horror films while surrounded—literally, from wall to wall—by eerie decor. You can even spook-ify your bottomless mimosas during BooooRunch, every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1509 N. Marion St.

Honor Farm

Haunted fun shouldn’t be limited to a single day on the calendar: At Honor Farm, spectral spirits are available year-round, but October is special. All month, enjoy the Coffin Club, a menu of dreadfully named concoctions, including the tequila-and-cinnamon I Suck (Blood) and giardiniera-spiked Slaughtermelon Martini. A calendar of eerie events—like the Hallow Queens drag show on October 21—offers plenty of excuses to fill up on spirits. The downtown watering hole is part of “the unholy trinity of bars” alongside Hell or High Water Tiki (hidden in Honor Farm’s mezzanine) and Edgewater’s Electric Cure (which is marking the holiday with a “creature creature double feature” menu of drinks based on cult classic characters). 1526 Blake St.

Poka Lola Social Club

Poison Apple Shot at Poka Muah Ha Ha. Photo courtesy of Poka Lola Social Club

The spirits have taken over this typically bright, Art Deco space. Enter Poka Muah Ha Ha, a month-long pop-up inspired by the season, where the decor might be different, but the cocktails remain killer. There’s the Dark Side of Sesame Street, which incorporates cream cheese–washed vodka, a Polyjuice Potion inspired by the brainiest Hogwarts graduate, and a smoky Poison Apple Shot made with tequila. (Don’t be scared: Booze-free options are available, too.) 1850 Wazee St.

Spirits & Spirits

On Saturday, October 21, Four Mile Historic Park invites you to drink with the dead at Spirits & Spirits. Get spooked during a tour of the haunted Four Mile House and a Victorian séance recreation, or learn your own fate with a tarot reading. Scour the Metaphysical Marketplace for protective crystals while quaffing local liquors, then dance the apparitions away during the live performances or drag bingo. As the site of Denver’s oldest standing structure, you know this place has (ghost) stories. 715 S. Forest St.; tickets start at $40

Spooky Speakeasy

Union Station’s Spooky Speakeasy. Photo courtesy of Denver Union Station

Denver Union Station has been possessed by voodoo. Head to the lower level Gallery to indulge in drinks like the Snake Charmer and Conjuring Spirits at this New Orleans–themed, nightly pop-up bar, open from October 19 to 31. Costumes are highly encouraged. 1701 Wynkoop St.; 4 p.m. to midnight

Allyson Reedy
Allyson Reedy
Allyson Reedy is a freelance writer and ice cream fanatic living in Broomfield.
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Daliah Singer
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