Do you ever just wish that Halloween was being celebrated year-round? Well, in Orlando there is a place you can do just that, and it’s only minutes away from Disney World and Universal Orlando.
Typically, October in Orlando is a blast! At Disney World, Guests can celebrate Halloween at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom with trick or treating, shows, and fun attraction overlays. Over at Universal Orlando Resort, Guests can enter Universal Studios Florida to be spooked at Halloween Horror Nights. Both events are fav-favorites, and a perfect way to spend the Halloween season, but often, when the haunts come to an end Guests end up craving more.
Luckily, Cocktails & Screams is a Halloween-themed bar located in Downtown Orlando, which is just a short Uber ride from your Universal or Disney World Resort. If you are a fan of Trader Sam’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, you will surely love Cocktails & Screams for its immersive feel, plus, its theming caters to both Disney and Universal crowds!
As for Disney, Guests at the bar can see Oogie Boogie take up an entire wall from the Tim Burton classic Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as have the opportunity to meet Sally, who is always in character. Aside from Sally, there are many other characters such as the wacky Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland who will interact with you and truly give you a unique experience.
The rest of the bar, although not scary, features areas that represent The Shining, The Adams Family, Beetlejuice, and more. Guests can even experience a secret speakeasy that gives each Guest a personalized drink from a cocktail expert. If you want the chance to enter the backroom when you visit, be sure to get there early and put your name on the list by asking one of the servers.
The bar also features live music, karaoke, and drinks named after some of our favorite Halloween characters and movies! My personal favorite is the Hocus Pocus.
Recently, the bar even created a “Baby Yoda” drink based on Grogu’s character in The Mandalorian. Although the drink was a limited offer, you can see how the bar continues to incorporate fan-favorite IP in its drinks and aesthetic.
Of course, Guests must be at least 21 years old to enter, but if you are visiting the Orlando area, and you want to see a little more than just the theme parks, this bar can give you the same spooky experience for a much lower cost than a theme park ticket. That being said, on Sundays, the location offers brunch to all ages, so the whole family can explore the bar.
Would you be interested in going to a Halloween bar if it were only minutes from your hotel?