Creep into haunted SpookEasy lounge hidden behind Ybor bookcase

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To get to Ybor’s spookiest new bar, all you have to do is step through the secret bookcase.

But be careful because rumor has it the pictures on the wall are known to follow you as you enter.

The ghostly lounge describes itself as the most haunted kratom and kava bars in Tampa Bay. 

It’s a place where all spirits are welcome to sip and relax. 

“We want you to be able to talk to your friends and that is traditionally what kava is all about,” Owner EvanChristopher Traver said. 

Kava and kratom are botanical teas made from plant roots.

“All of our stuff is laboratory tested and totally good.  We mix it up in our special little recipe and make some very delicious concoctions that affect your body and mind in different ways depending on what strain you get,” Traver said.

But the tea isn’t the only unusual thing found in the hidden bar above the Stone Soup Company.

There have been reports of multiple strange encounters inside the SpookEasy.

“Mixers flying off the bar and into the wall, there’s an unexplained reasons for the water to come on and flooded the downstairs. Ugh, it’s kind of spooky,” Traver said.

The owner says there’s more to this world than you think and the SpookEasy is just the place to reach out into another world. 

A small drink is $8 and a large is $15 and they serve alcohol too so something for every ghoul’s taste bud. 

The haunted lounge is open from noon to 9 p.m. on weekdays and noon to midnight on weekends.


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