If you’re looking for a spooky good time head to the second floor of The Pearl Tavern, at 1123 Walnut St. in Midtown Village to experience the limited-time only Haunt Halloween Bar! Operated by Townsend Wentz Restaurant Group, Haunt returns for the scariest year yet- 2020! Expanding to both floors of the restaurant to allow for social distancing, guests are encouraged to make reservations for their visit. All reservations are for 90 minute window.
If you’re not ready to dine indoors, Haunt is also offering a variety of beverage selections to-go in the outdoor Pumpkin Patch and takeaway window! Following all local, state and federal guidelines, guests are asked to wear a mask, wash their hands and paws, and remain 6 feet away from other ghouls!
Inside the bar, local artist Emily Taylor has created a mural perfect for photo ops. There’s also art, glassware and barware crafted by local artists, in addition to spooky decorations. Goblins and ghouls are enjoyed to imbibe in Halloween-themed concoctions, priced at $13 each. They include Poisoned Apple, made with Crystal Head Vodka, apple, sage and lemon; Midnight Fog with tequila, pineapple, lime, blackberry and Tajin; and Hocus Pocus, which includes Tullamore Dew whiskey, aged Rum, pumpkin, maple, chai, lemon and bitters.
Small plates and entree dishes are available as well including Fall Hummus with pumpkin seeds, Butternut Squash Arancini with black garlic aioli, Everything Spiced Chicken Tenders, Meatballs and Bacho Fries (waffle fries topped with seasoned beef, shredded cheese, and burger sauce). Vegan and Vegetarian options offered include Grilled Vegetable Mosiac or Pittsburgh Salad.
On Sundays, the Haunt’s new Witches Brunch will run all day with specialty Blackberry and Blood Orange Mimosas plus Spicy Bloody Marys and more. Haunt is open Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. and Sunday for Witches Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations can be made through Resy.
Cover photo courtesy of Punch Media PR