Top 10 Most Haunted Bars In New Orleans
New Orleans is known for its ghostly history and vibrant night life.
Enjoy a night of spirits and sprits at the most haunted bars in town.
718 St. Peter St.
Famous for the Hurricane drink, the old establishment boasts a ghostly reputation almost as well-known as its menu. The Two most haunted areas of Pat’s are the Piano Bar and the upstairs Ladies Room.
Lafitte’s Blacksmith’s Shop
941 Bourbon St.
Dimly lit, with flickering candles and dark woodwork, old fireplaces and a decrepit courtyard, it is easy for the truly ghostly minded to expect a ghost at every turn. According to legend, the buccaneer pirate, Jean Lafitte, once used the location to run his shady business. Guests hope to see the spirit of Lafitte roaming the bar.
The Bourbon Pub
801 Bourbon St.
This unique bar is a wildly popular hangout for The New Orleans’ gay community. Downstairs, Bourbon Pub is a saloon but upstairs is Parade, a dance club with a balcony overlooking Bourbon Street. Watch out for the ghost of “Mam,” a Creole Slave Lady that appears often to bar goers.
Cafe Lafitte in Exile
901 Bourbon St.
Lafitte’s is the oldest Gay bar in the country and has a long and interesting history. During his years in New Orleans, Tennessee Williams used to frequent Lafitte’s. His ghost is said to turn up quite often sitting at the end of the bar sipping on a cocktail.
The Old Absinthe House
240 Bourbon St.
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, this bar is a favorite of followers of the Green Fairy. Many locals and employees have reported encounters with many of famous New Orleanians, from Jean Lafitte to Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Andrew Jackson, “The Beast” Benjamin Butler, and even Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau.
811 Iberville St.
The Alibi is famous for its late-night munchies and for serving 150 brands of beer. The activity at this bar is attributed to the ghost of a man who was supposedly stabbed to death behind the bar several years ago.
The Dungeon-Ye Olde Original Dungeon
738 Toulouse St
This bar is said to be haunted by a real vampire and the ghosts of hundreds of ex-patrons who loved the bar so much, they never left. Open at the haunting hour of midnight, this unique bar is a local favorite.
Yo Mama’s Bar and Grill
727 St. Peter St.
Yo Mama’s offers video poker, televised sports, and a jukebox filled with all your favorite rock and blues classics. Bar employees have reported seeing a tall man with graying hair and a nice smile. His ghost is often spotted sitting at the bar enjoying a jack and coke.
Kerry Irish Pub
331 Decatur St.
This pub is known for the best pint of Guinness in the French Quarter and an eclectic assortment of musical talent, seven nights a week. The hauntings in this bar seem to consist of eerie sounds, such as the sound of footsteps, ghostly whispers, and cold spots.
823 Decatur St.
The bar is old and filled with the flavor of the French Quarter. At any time, local characters and celebrities can always be seen lined up drinking such classics as Sazeracs and Absinthe frappés. This pub is home to many entities that love to photobomb guests’ pictures.