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Creepy cocktail pop-up Black Lagoon returns to Toronto for the entire month

The popular and very spooky Black Lagoon Halloween pop-up is returning to Toronto and bringing with it a selection of creepy cocktails, rotating burlesque shows, horror drag and more.

This year, the event is doubling its time in the city from Oct. 1 to 31 at 875 Bloor St. W.

Black Lagoon is described as “an immersive, creepy-as-hell experience that pays homage to the macabre and throws in a splash of goth and metal for good measure.” Costumes are encouraged, but they’re not required to enter, although they waive the $20 entrance fee!

The concept of the Black Lagoon is the brainchild of Erin Hayes and Kelsey Ramage after the duo hosted their first pop-up in New Orleans in 2019. After waiting for two years due to COVID-19-related delays, they’re ready to bring the concept of a spooky Halloween soiree to Toronto, and have plans to expand the Black Lagoon through six cities in North America.

Starting Oct. 1, guests can enter the Black Lagoon, walking in through undersea vines dripping down from the entranceway, through the witch’s lair, where they’ll be seated in the midst of a graveyard full of the living dead.

Of course, the eight featured cocktails are all horrific (in a good way).

The Hell or High Water cocktail was served at last year’s event

All of the drinks are served in custom glassware, which is for sale through the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ on-site. A green swirling sea-witch, a little skeleton, and the ‘Black Lagoon’ Mai Tai glass will all be available in the store, as well as pre-sale.

A selection of Halloween candy and cookies will also be served.

For more information on the Black Lagoon, click here!

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