For those whose reactions to terror and fake gore is hunger, good news: North Austin haunted attraction House of Torment adds alcoholic drinks for the first time to its menu, courtesy of Cherrywood bar Haymaker, just in time for Halloween.
Haymaker’s catering division is curating the haunted house’s beer selection, which will include pumpkin and Oktoberfest options, as well as red and white wines. Everything will be found at the bar by the entrance/exit of House of Torment.
Torment’s concession stand, Kreepy Kabob Eats, will provide snacks again, following a “dark carnival” theme. In addition to popcorn, candied bacon, and caramel apples, there will be more substantial offerings like a pumpkin beer brat wrap, kebabs, and chili-lime corn. Chef Travis Dossing used to act in House of Torment.
Food and drink will not be allowed inside the haunted house (expecting to casually sip a beer while creepy clowns wield chainsaws definitely seems unrealistic), but customers can imbibe and eat while waiting in the line or afterwards while calming nerves.
An Austin original, House of Torment has been around since 2003 on Ridgepoint Drive. It opens to the public on Friday, September 22.