With fall underway, we think it’s the perfect time to start getting excited about Halloween. And if you’re a fan of themed drinks, get ready for the ultimate pop-up bar in the Black Lagoon – a travelling immersive experience for cocktail enthusiasts with a gothic twist.

Vancouverites can go on a “spooky as hell” journey to a dark dungeon-like bar this Halloween season – with plenty of hauntingly delicious cocktails to go with it.

“We created Black Lagoon as not only a fun and unique way to celebrate Halloween, but also as a safe space for anyone who may feel like a misfit,” say organizers Erin Hayes and Kelsey Ramage. “We strive for our guests to have fun, have a delicious drink and experience Halloween with no judgment – and not be afraid to channel your inner goth-kid.”

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black lagoon pop up bar
Photo via Black Lagoon

Guests will be able to immerse themselves in all things goth and Halloween, sipping on cocktails like the “Book of Blood,” a spooky take on a Mai Tai, and the creepy “Night Crawler,” which is served in a festive coupe.

Since its debut in Toronto in October of 2021, the experience has made its way to cities across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and is now expanding worldwide.

“Each city and venue is carefully selected – from the cocktail culture of the city, to the vibes of the venue and staff at the bars – to ensure that our guests can feel fully immersed and transported to new and dark dimensions.”

Dates & info

In Vancouver, the haunting Black Lagoon will pop up at Butcher & Bullock from October 2nd to October 31st. So mark your calendars!

Note that while reservations can be made online through each city’s venue, they are not required for entry as the pop-up bar is first-come-first-served.

Black Lagoon – Vancouver

When: October 2nd to 31st
Where: 911 West Pender Street