Good Spirits

New York's Haunted Bars

Libby Tucker


Tucker, Libby. “Good Spirits: New York’s Haunted Bars.” New York Folklore, vol. 39: 1-2, 2013. p. 23.


Upstate and downstate, New Yorkers can find bars with reputations for being haunted. New York City has more haunted bars than any other metropolis, but there are haunted bars all over the state. Something about bars invites ghost stories, especially when the bar is in an old building. When people drink and hear stories about the dead, strange things may happen.

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