Best Late-Night Happy Hour: Shocktail Hour

Golden West Café, 1105 W. 36th St., (410) 889-8891, goldenwestcafe.com

Golden West’s monthly late-night “Shocktail Hour” is what you get when you cross a stalwart bar with horror movie culture. Hosted by Melissa LaMartina, aka Aurora Gorealis, the event kicks off at 9 p.m. and features an original cocktail—September’s drink was the Corpse Grinder, made with Shot Tower Gin and Grand Marnier—that pairs with the featured film. Gorealis’ witty tongue-in-cheek banter as she introduces the movie ranks up there with late-night horror hosts like Elvira and Svengoolie. It’s got just the right amount of camp, plus games and prizes. We could hang out with Gorealis and friends more than once a month (cough, cough).

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