I am looking for a restaurant not only to eat , but am interested in the history and possible hauntings.
Does anyone know of a restaurant near philly that may be haunted, which would not only allow us to eat there but possibly to look around?
I would also love to give readings in a cool venue.
General Lafayette Inn! I actually had a run in with a ghost there. I was in the ladies room, sitting in the stall, when all of a sudden there was a huge chill and the lights in the bathroom went out. I was the only person in the bathroom. Definitely haunted!
cwdonald - I had no idea they were closed!
City Tavern is said to be haunted
I have friends that say the General Davis in Southampton PA is haunted too
There’s a place up in Quakertown, maybe not widely purported as haunted, but I can tell you from personal experience, there’s definitely something going on there
When I worked there it was Reed Q-town tavern at 750 N W End Blvd Quakertown. Now it’s Zing Bar & Grill (if you go way back, remember the old Sawbucks? That was it)
Back in the day, we had an intercom system from the upstairs office to behind the bar. When the bar was busy, and it was loud, you’d just see the intercom light go on as if someone up there was buzzing us downstairs at the bar, but you couldn’t hear anything. Then sometimes the intercom would come on and you’d hear all kinds of noise, walking around, banging stuff, but nobody was up there to press the “talk” button and make the noise
(creepy stuff) I would refuse to go and get booze from the liquor room by myself!
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There is a rich tradition in Bucks County of Ghosts. Take a look at:
http://www.delcoghosts.com/Bucks.html for an overview, iincluding three restaurants in the New Hope area (Logan Inn, Black Bass, and Odettes). I know that there is at least one group that does ghost tours in New Hope.
I had also heard stories of revolutionary ghosts at the General Lafayette Inn. Sadly that restaurant is currently closed.
I am sure there are legends about places in Philadelphia proper as well.