LONG BEACH, CA – If you’re a fan of spirits – the kind that come crafted in a glass – you’re in for a serious treat! Midsummer Scream, the world’s largest Halloween and horror fan convention, will host a panel presentation featuring the most sinister bars and breweries on the West Coast!

On Saturday, August 3,Spooky and Strange Themed Bars of Californiawill take a detailed look at five very unique establishments found in Los Angeles and Orange County, along with their creators. This intoxicating presentation will feature Lara Hanneman from The Cauldron (Buena Park), RyanHughes from The 4th Horseman (Long Beach), Martin Svab from Phantom Carriage (Carson), Zach Neil from Beetle House LA (Los Angeles), and Bryan Davis from Lost Spirits Distillery(Los Angeles); Midsummer Scream Creative Director, Rick West, will moderate.

During the presentation, the concept, inspiration, and challenges behind each company will be explored as Midsummer Scream guests are given a unique insider’s look at what it takes to create a successful themed bar in California, a region with some of the hottest lounges and notable taverns in the world.

This is one happy hour you won’t want to miss!

Tickets are on sale now at MidsummerScream.org. More news and information regarding Midsummer Scream 2019 will be announced in the weeks and months ahead.


About Midsummer Scream

Midsummer Scream is presented by David Markland (Executive Director), Gary Baker (Executive Producer), Claire Dunlap (Supervising Producer), and Rick West (Creative Director). Its goal is to showcase the diversity of Southern California’s haunt and horror community as a welcoming beacon for fans around the world to converge on Los Angeles for a weekend of excitement, networking and non-stop spooky fun! Be sure to follow Midsummer Scream on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope for breaking updates and information.