We’re guessing that haunted houses and spooky cocktails don’t mesh well with Vancouverites (unless it’s Halloween season), because the city’s only Haunted Mansion-themed bar is closing down at the end of the week.
Inspired by the iconic Disneyland attraction, the Dark Manor Inn (4298 Fraser Street) opened in November 2018 and is run by the same team behind Main Street’s popular Shameful Tiki Room. But the macabre tavern recently announced through a social media post it will shutter for good on July 7.
“After a strong opening, the recent months have been a mighty struggle. While our concept is cool, it would have been better suited elsewhere,” read the statement.
Those who stepped into the 1,400-square-foot establishment were immediately transported to a dark and spirited (pun intended) space. Its décor featured everything from gargoyles, skulls, and creepy framed photos to a coffin table and a master-of-the-house chair taken from the set of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Self-proclaimed as a “haunted” whisky bar, intrigued city-dwellers still have a couple more days to check out the unique bar before it’s gone.
“If you've enjoyed the manor or have yet to experience it, make your reservations now for this final stretch as we fully expect to go out with nothing less than a ton of fun,” continued the statement.
The owner made sure to leave a bit of mystery in the air, by telling people to stay tuned on what concept will replace the Dark Manor Inn.
We’re secretly hoping it will be a second Shameful Tiki location, because there can never be enough Polynesian libation haunts (pun also intended) around town.