Butcher and Bullock is transforming into a truly wicked and spooky environment this October
Summer is over and that means that Halloween is just around the corner. Yes, I know, I skipped right over fall, but this gal doesn’t like Pumpkin Spiced Lattés. I do, however, LOVE all things Halloween so I was super excited to get a sneak peek into Vancouver’s Halloween Horror Pop-up Bar, Black Lagoon.
One of nine locations across North America, Vancouver’s event will be held at the Butcher and Bullock. This proper pub is the ideal location for such an event as its dark and moody interior lends to the event’s authenticity. Don’t live in Vancouver? Check out the other locations here to see if it’s coming to your city.
Spoiler alert: it’s definitely worth checking out!
For the month of October, Butcher and Bullock is transforming into a creepy-as-hell environment. It will be taking its décor cues from goth culture and cult horror. It just might be the biggest, creepiest and loudest event of the month, aside from All Hallows’ Eve, of course.
As you walk through the front doors of this Halloween pop-up bar, you’ll be greeted with a dark and smoky mist. Music is blaring and TVs are flashing so violently they could throw you into an epileptic fit. The dark, dungeon-like room is filled with frightening and creepy décor.
TV screens show both cult classics and new horror films all night long. The music is consistently hard rock, death metal and other eerie tunes. More than just movies, music and themed drinks, Black Lagoon is an immersive experience.
If you love theme nights and horror movies, then you’re in for a treat. Be sure to dress up in your favourite spooky, macabre, or Gothic Halloween costume. Dressing up is not only suggested, but it’s also highly encouraged.
Halloween pop-up bar drinks
During the Black Lagoon Halloween Pop-Up bar, they will be offering specialty drinks. Get ready to sip on Lillith’s Cup or a Double Cross. For you vindictive ones, how about enjoying some Hexes for Your Exes? If you’re into cinnamon-laced drinks, I suggest trying the Holy Diver.
Pictured below is the deliciously spooky Screaming Banshee. It consists of Botanist Gin, Giffard L’Abricot, Pineapple, Lime, Seltzer, Bitters and Yogurt (yes, you read that right!) It’s surprisingly delicious! The featured image for this post is the Blood Rave. Mezcal-based, it was my favourite drink of the night.
Recently crowned Canada’s Best Pop-Up Bar by Canada’s 100 Best, Black Lagoon is a true horror experience. It is led by industry veterans Erin Hayes (Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles and Chicago’s Lost Lake) and Kelsey Ramage (Trash Collective and Toronto’s soon-to-open Supernova), pictured below.
Three years ago this dynamic duo hosted a Halloween pop-up bar at the Dungeon in New Orleans. After its success, they want to go bigger. Black Lagoon was born.
No stranger to fun-filled pop-up bars, Vancouver hosted the Miracle pop-up bar last Christmas. No word on whether or not that’ll be back again, but I’ll keep you posted.
What do you think, will you check out this Halloween pop-up bar? Having already had a sample of what it’ll be like, I guarantee you that I’ll be back when it’s in full swing. I never need an excuse to dress up, but if you do, then this is definitely an event to attend.
One of my other favourite Halloween events running in Vancovuer is Fright Nights at Playland. While I love riding roller coasters, the Haunted Houses are my favourite part. Are you a fan of all the spooky, scary and frightening events that Halloween brings?