Haunted Restaurants for Halloween | Halloween in New Orleans

Dine with the Dead this Halloween

Haunted Restaurants in New Orleans

If you're looking for spirits, you'll find more than liquor at these haunted bars and restaurants.

One of the exciting things about visiting somewhere new is getting the chance to taste the unique and authentic cuisines that it offers. New Orleans has an unmatched reputation of having some of the best-tasting food in the South. We have some of New Orleans’ best bars and restaurants here for you to try. Just be warned, that table of four you’re sitting at just might be a table of five... even if you can’t see the fifth member.

Two Ghosts

Court of Two Sisters

This shop-turned-restaurant has had quite the history. From pirate duels with Jean Lafitte to voodoo practices by Marie Laveau, the Two Sisters has proudly embraced its unusual history with open arms.

It’s heavily believed that the two sisters who opened the store in the 1880s still haunt the courtyard of the restaurant. Some have reported seeing them at night. They seem quite happy, and if you’re lucky, they may even join you for dinner.

Colorful Drink

Pat O'Brien’s Bar

Starting out as a speakeasy, this French Quarter bar has been around since the days of Prohibition.

People arrive in droves to drink, hangout, and squeeze their way inside the Piano Lounge where they can see two grandmasters of the ivory keys duel it out with songs handpicked by the audience.

One of the rumored haunt spots of Pat O’ Brien’s is the ladies’ bathroom. Many women have said that they’ve heard footsteps and a man’s voice in there, though they’ve never actually seen anyone

If you’re not looking to share a stall with a ghost, you might want to head elsewhere.

A Spooky Candle

Commander’s Palace

True to its name, the Commander’s Palace is a place fit for royalty. This luxurious restaurant has been serving high caliber for well over a hundred years and has been a starting point for some of the world’s most renowned chefs.

Just remember to book your reservation and to wear your Sunday best... There is a dress code, after all.

Not everything is glitz and glamour at the Palace. There've been odd reports of missing silverware, the apparition of a little girl, and something sinister lurking in one of the ladies’ bathrooms.

The Palace is a one-of-a-kind experience, but just remember where you put your fork. It may not be where you think it is.

A Spooky Drink

Jimani Bar

This late-night haunt has been a part of the community for over 40s as well as part of a terrible tragedy.

In 1973, the Upstairs Lounge, a bar above the Jimani, was the victim of a terrible arson.

32 people died – all members of the Metropolitan Community Church who regularly held meetings there. The MCC was the first nationally gay church in the United States.

If you’re looking for a late-night in the town, this is the place to be. Just don’t be afraid of the disembodied whispers and the icy chill in the air mixed with a charred smell. They’re just there to tell their story.

The best thing to do is to honor them as you pay your respects... as well as the tab.

A Spooky Restaurant

Napoleon House

A restaurant and bar that has been around since Prohibition – and may have had ties with organized crime – is quite the history indeed.

That’s not even mentioning that the mayor of New Orleans in the early 1800s offered this building to Napoleon himself.

Along with its unique history, the Napoleon House has been home to a number of ghosts. Their ghostly guestlist includes the aforementioned mayor, Civil War soldiers, mafia members, and an old lady who sweeps on the second-floor balcony.

The menagerie of the characters makes this dive the perfect place to eat and drink this Halloween.

A Spooky Backdrop

Why New Orleans for Halloween?

Paranormal enthusiasts crowd this iconic city, desperate to encounter phantoms and specters. Locals are quick to tell you that New Orleans is dense with their dearly departed.

Flashy funerals, above-ground cemeteries… Look alive, sunshine–you’re in the City of the Dead.

With their voodoo roots and their predilection for the dead, this town’s no stranger to the spookier side.

Those less interested in the strange or the spectral shouldn’t worry, though. The city’s unparalleled beauty will have even the most severe skeptics staying an extra night.

Booking tickets for your Ghost Tour

You can purchase your tickets online or by phone. In either case, you'll receive your tickets immediately via email. You must purchase tickets in advance.