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If someone must ghost you this season, let’s hope it happens some place fun. Like at Monkey Bar’s Haunted House, for instance, a one-night-only spook space that opens on October 31, 7 pm onwards. It promises to be a night of chills and thrills, plus special spills at the bar.

You may not recognise your favourite gastro pub at first; part the spider web to enter and walk around tombstones, glowing pumpkins and frogs to get to your friends. Remember, dress to scare so you can do full justice to their “photo-bhoot”, set up just for the night.

The DJ will pay retro music, but not without a collection of spooky sounds set to rattle you while you order a glass of their whisky-orange juice concoction, Hell Freezes Over at the bar. Other chill-ed cocktails includeHorny Devil (a mix of rum, gin. vodka, tequila, pomegranate compote, topped with soda); Sour Mummy (rum, cucumber, mint leaves, sweet and sour syrup and soda. The kitchen joins in to spook you too, with Devil's Fries (double fried potato batons tossed in ginger, garlic, chili oil and galangal); and Funny Bones (pan caramelized pork ribs with a spicy paprika glaze).

Now that’s what we call a good (g)host.

Getting there: Please fill in details for Monkey Bar Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata only

Monkey Bar Mumbai: Summerville, Junction of 14th & 33rd, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai.Tel: 022-26005215. Time: 7 pm to 1 am (Only guests above the age of 21 years are permitted for this event).

Monkey Bar Delhi: Plot No 11, Pocket C6&7, Commercial Complex Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-70. Tel: 011 41095155. Time: 7 pm to 12:00 am (Only guests above 25 years of age are permitted for this event).  

Monkey Bar Kolkata: #901 A, Fort Knox, 6, Camac Street, Kolkata-17. Tel: 033-40606446.Time: 7pm to 12 am (Only guests above the age of 21 years are permitted for this event).  

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