The following is a list of allegedly haunted restaurants and bars in New York, USA. Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know which location you think is the creepiest! To view my full list of ghost stories and haunted locations in New York, Click Here. And if you liked this list, be sure to check out my new book, The Folklore & Haunted Locations Guide: New York, available on Amazon!!
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#1 - Anvil Inn Restaurant
Coordinates: 43.264590°, -73.583360°
Location Address: 67 Broadway, Ft. Edward, New York, 12828
Constructed in the 1840's as a blacksmith shop, the Anvil Inn Restaurant in Ft. Edward, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman whose apparition is allegedly seen by patrons at the bar. Guests report experiencing strange paranormal phenomena, such as cold spots, doors opening and closing by themselves, and objects such as plates and bottles being dropped to the floor by an unseen entity. Employees also report experiencing lights and other electronic devices turning on and off by themselves.
#2 - Beardslee Castle
Coordinates: 43.007250°, -74.744887°
Location Address: 123 Old State Road, Little Falls, New York, 13365
Constructed in 1860 by a man named Augustus Beardslee, Beardslee Castle in Little Falls, New York was reconstructed twice after being burned down in a fire; once in 1919 and once again in 1989. The castle was purchased in 1994 and renovated for use as a restaurant and banquet hall. It is said to be haunted by the spirits of former members of the Beardslee family, and guests frequently report witnessing apparitions and hearing the sounds of disembodied voices and footsteps. The first claims of paranormal activity in the old castle were reported in 1983 after a group of paranormal investigators were brought in to investigate. Beardslee Castle currently embrace its haunted reputation, and often host ghost hunts and other events.
#3 - Belhurst Castle & Winery
Coordinates: 42.839291°, -76.976231°
Location Address: 4069 W. Lake Road, Geneva, New York, 14456
Constructed in 1889 as a private residence, Belhurst Castle in Geneva, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman in white, whose apparition is allegedly seen by employees and guests. The woman is believed to be the spirit of an opera singer named Isabella who was killed when part of the castle collapsed, however this theory is unable to be officially confirmed. Motorists driving by Belhurst Castle have reported witnessing the same woman in white walking in the yard at night, or glimpsing her silhouette in one of the upstairs windows when the location is vacant. Employees working at the bar have also reported experiencing strange paranormal activity, such as cold spots, or objects being thrown across the room by an unseen entity. A series of underground tunnels allegedly connecting different areas of the castle are also said to be haunted.
#4 - Country House Restaurant
Coordinates: 40.912659°, -73.142174°
Location Address: 1175 N. Country Road, Stony Brook, New York, 11790
Constructed in 1710 as a private residence, the Country House Restaurant in Stony Brook, New York was used during the American Revolutionary War to house British soldiers. It is said to be haunted by the spirit of a young woman named Annette Williamson, who was hanged from the rafters after she was accused by a group of locals of being a spy. Annette's ghost is often seen in the kitchen, dining room, and restrooms, and employees and guests often report hearing disembodied voices, and the sounds of a woman crying.
#5 - Demarest Hill Winery
Coordinates: 41.261857°, -74.372655°
Location Address: 81 Pine Island Turnpike, Warwick, New York, 10990
Demarest Hill Winery in Warwick, New York was constructed in 1863 as The National Hotel, and was later used as a brothel before being converted into apartments, and then a winery. Employees and visitors report hearing disembodied footsteps and the sounds of screams coming from the top floor of the building late at night. Although many claim the Demarest Hill Winery is haunted, the reasons for its paranormal activity are unknown.
#6 - Fiorello Dolce Bakery
Coordinates: 40.873082°, -73.427989°
Location Address: 57 Wall Street, Huntington, New York, 11743
Originally used as housing for Huntington's homeless population during the early 1900's, Fiorello Dolce Bakery is said to be haunted by the spirits of former residents who passed away. A medium who was asked to investigate the bakery claims that there are thirteen different spirits residing at the location. Employees report witnessing orbs and apparitions, as well as experiencing a variety of other paranormal activity, such as electronic devices malfunctioning, doors opening and closing by themselves, and objects such as dishes or utensils being moved by an unseen entity. On several occasions, the bakery's owner has reported capturing strange orbs on security cameras late at night.
Brian Weaver is the founder and creator of GhostQuest.net, the internet’s largest database for haunted locations, urban legends, and folklore tales throughout the United States. He grew up in rural New Hampshire, where he attended college for Computer Science.