The grand opening of Nightmare Before Tinsel for the 2022 Spooky Season is set! Philadelphia’s Halloween Pop-up Bar will creak open its doors earlier than ever before. Starting this Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 4:00pm at 116 S. 12th Street in Midtown Village.

Among the ghosts that still haunt the space – including the ghosts of Tinsel’s past – look for eerie ambiance, scary photo opps, witches brew cocktails, seasonal fall beers, costumed bartenders, and tons of frights and flights.

For 2022, Nightmare Before Tinsel will debut its new season theme that takes visitors through an apocalyptic zombie-scape, into a vibrant haunted mansion festooned with pirate skeletons, hulking beasts, and famous monsters from across the decades…  past macabre artifacts from our haunted and twisted past, and ultimately into the shocking depths of pure imaginations. Check out some photos below!

From eerie ambiance to quirky cocktails, look for a full selection of exclusive and spirited cocktails and witches brews.  Behind the bar, look for your favorite bartenders from BRU, Tradesman’s, Blume Burger, Finn McCools, Tinsel and Uptown Beer Garden rustling about pouring potions and seasonal fall beers.

Like Tinsel, the bar will feature selections in theme, and all cocktails with take-away souvenir vessels so you can never escape Philadelphia’s Nightmare. For the true-spirit seekers and adventurous, costumes are welcome and encouraged – but optional.

Nightmare will remain open through October 31, 20121 with hours to start Monday through Thursday, 4:00pm to 12:00am, Friday, 4:00pm to 2:00am, Saturday, 4:00pm to 2:00am and Sunday, 4:00pm to 12:00am. Starting the week of September 26th, hours will be Monday through Thursday, 4:00pm to 12:00am, Friday, 4:00pm to 2:00am, Saturday, 2:00pm to 2:00am and Sunday, 2:00pm to 12:00am. Tinsel is 21 and up only, and free to enter (except Friday and Saturday nights, when cover is $5 at 8:00pm and after).

For more about Nightmare  visit the new website at or follow @TinselPhilly on social media.