Experience the real side of Hollywood with stiff drinks and a boozy walk down a boulevard of glamour and broken dreams. Ditch the kids and prepare for a night of tasty cocktails as we sip our way through some hair-raising stories that helped shape Los Angeles’s reputation for producing stars and harboring their ghosts.
This journey through the macabre underbelly of Los Angeles will take you to some of Hollywood’s famously haunted watering holes where the spirits are strong, and so are the drinks. Join Los Angeles Ghosts Boos and Brews Haunted Pub Crawl for a night of R-rated fun with fellow adults ready to experience Tinseltown’s risque roulette of haunted hotels, pubs, and ghosts!
Los Angeles is known for its enticing promises of a better life through fame and fortune. But the city is undefeated, laying claim to those who’ve both made it and crushing the dreams of those who aspired to. It’s not hard to see why alcohol has played such a significant role in the city’s history.
From bars that began as speakeasies to those that housed secret societies, every location Los Angeles Ghosts takes you to has a story that, in some form, has inspired Hollywood-produced entertainment. But just like the bars, these tales of greed, lust, and murder are 21 and up. Find a sitter and join us for a tour where you can sit and drink in the same spot as some of Hollywood’s most notorious boozers and where they might join you from the great beyond.
The Roosevelt Hotel’s haunted reputation is as famous as the spirits that inhabit the place. Named after President Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel and bar have been graced by the presence of various celebrities, from Charlie Chaplin to Brad Pitt. However, its most famous ghost is that of Marilyn Monroe, who is said to haunt her former suite, number 1200. Enjoy a Trop Old Fashioned while hearing about guest run-ins with the apparition of the blonde bombshell. And keep your eyes peeled, as the ghost of Humphrey Bogart is known to frequent the bar at the Tropicana.
In Hollywood, every story has a dark side, and Boardner’s is no exception. Opened in 1927, this location was originally the bar My Blue Heaven before becoming an illegal card and gambling speakeasy disguised as Morressey’s Hair Salon during prohibition. Eventually, it would be a meeting place for secret men’s societies, attracting a darkness that would make headlines and spine-chilling unexplained activity. Discover the bar’s connection to the Black Dhalia, sip on their signature Black Dhalia drink, and get your camera ready because these spirits like to put on a show.
A staple of Hollywood, the TCL Chinese Theatre is one of the most visited attractions in the city, known for being one of the most famous and recognizable theaters in the world. Replicas have been built in its honor, but none are home to the tragic events that cloaked the theater in darkness and left a tortured spirit wandering the sidewalk of the Chinese Theatre. The story of Victor Kilian’s brutal murder needs to be heard during an adults-only haunted pub crawl of Los Angeles because you’ll want a drink at the end of it.
By now, it’s time for a drink, and Musso and Frank’s offers a signature martini that will help bring the adrenaline down just enough to prepare you for the next set of demented stories of Tinseltown. As one of the oldest restaurants in Hollywood, it was frequented by many of the decade’s biggest stars who’ve yet to leave their favorite hangout. Over the years, guests and employees have reported seeing the ghosts of Orson Wells, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, and a headless woman. Sit back with a Musso and Frank’s special martini (or two!), and hear the disturbing connection the restaurant/bar has to the doomed Sharon Tate.
What tour of Hollywood would be complete without a visit to an abandoned theater with a tragic backstory? Take a pickled walk to the Hollywood Pacific Theater, where your drinks will come in handy. A visionary, Sam Warner constructed the theater to serve as a pioneer for films with sound, only for him to tragically pass away at the young age of forty before his dream could be realized.
Hear the sobering tale of his angered spirit that haunts the theater, stormy across the building, dragging chairs and slamming doors, making his defiant presence known. And then, head on over to The Elbow Room to keep the party going!
You can’t come to Los Angeles and not explore the dark side while tapping a little into your own. After all, that’s what the City of Angels is for! Whether you’re a tourist or just arrived to make your dreams of stardom a reality, here are a few reasons you should get to know Tinseltown with our haunted pub crawl of Los Angeles.
* Drinks not included in ticket price *