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Scarlett O'Hara Pub

Scarlett O'Hara Pub paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 02/16/2015
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Gathering place for a bustling crowd with a schedule of live music plus casual BBQ fare & drinks.

70 Hypolita St
St. Augustine , FL 32084
Phone: (904) 824-6535
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 29.894680
Lon: -81.314430

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 11
Evidence: 0
Resources: 5
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Scarlett O'Hara's Bar and Restaurant is made up of two 1879 homes put together to create one eating and drinking establishment, that also offers live music. The building is a quaint, two story, brown wood structure, with a wide porch on the first floor where customers can enjoy a meal and a drink.

They have three bars and a restaurant, though food can be ordered in the bar areas: the Main Bar and the Oyster Bar are on the first floor. The martini bar, known as the Ghost Bar and the official restaurant as well are located on the second floor. The inside walls are decorated with Gone With the Wind stuff, as well as a picture of Mr. Colee, the man who was the creator of one of the original homes.

Scarlett O'Hara's Bar and Restaurant offer great drinks and a variety of food, ranging from traditional bar food, to full course dinners. This establishment is a very popular place of fun for twenty-somethings and older, offering a lively night life, with great entertainment; presenting not only live bands, but chances to sing Karaoke!

These two houses were built 18 years after the Civil War in 1879. One house was lovingly created by a Mr. Colee for his fickle, not so nice fiancee, and the other house was built by a retired Lighthouse keeper. Though Mr. Colee died soon after marrying his real true love, his family lived in the two story house until 1955. It was boarded up for almost 20 years.

In 1979, entrepreneur Kevin Finch bought Colee's house and the one next to it. He connected the homes, did some major renovations, turning what was then two fixer-upper opportunities into a popular place for food, drink and entertainment, in an ideal location; being very close to Flagler College.

In 1998, John Arbizzani bought Scarlett O'Hara's Bar and Restaurant, inheriting a thriving business, and its resident ghosts as well! He has learned to live with them and tolerates their attempts to get some chuckles, or enjoy their memories. Mr. Colee is accepted as a resident that belongs there and is even given a Christmas stocking!

Added by: sdonley on 06/24/2019 DB#:404


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In 1879, Mr. Colee built one of the houses as a wedding present for the woman who he thought was the love of his life. Imagine his disappointment when this woman dumped him for another man, a soldier who was stationed at Fort Marion. Fortunately Mr. Colee found another woman to love and marry and they moved into the home he built for his first unwise choice for a wife. Not long after his marriage, he was found dead in the bathtub; drowned. At first it was thought he killed himself. But after looking at the evidence, wiser minds later came to the conclusion that Mr. Colee's drowning wasn't an accident or a suicide; he was murdered. It was theorized that Mr. Colee's marriage had ticked off his first spiteful fiancee, who probably asked her new husband to kill Mr. Colee in the bathtub, helping him drown. There was no CSI experts at this time, so it is very probable that Mr. Colee's murderer was never brought to justice in his lifetime.

The entity of Mr. Colee - Seems to enjoy the fun that people have in this bar and restaurant.

Mischievous and friendly, this entity likes to play jokes and show off for chuckles up on the second floor Martini Bar, also called The Ghost Bar!! He seems to be very pleased indeed that someone rescued his house from the wrecking ball, making a place for people to meet and have fun!

This entity has been known to trigger the burglar alarm, and startle the policemen who rush into the building, looking for the culprit. He loves to get a reaction by twirling the chairs, and by touching the startled brave men in blue!

He likes to touch men on the shoulder while they visit the men's bathroom, and breathe hot air down their shirts, chuckling as these men leave in a hurry, wide-eyed.

He loves the candles that are lit for atmosphere upstairs. Sometimes when the bartender goes up to light the candles for the evening, the candles had already been lit.

The entity of Mr. Colee has found ways to amuse himself; He plays with the air conditioner, the heater and loves to surf on the TV.

Late at night, guests and staff who are up in the "Ghost Bar" upstairs, have heard the sounds of splashing water and the low moans of Mr. Colee, coming from the men's rest room there.

The second male entity - seen on the first Floor.

This entity is enjoying the bar area, and has been seen pulling out a bar stool and sitting down before vanishing.

This entity also has been seen by the closing-time staff, walking around the first floor.

Added by: sdonley on 06/24/2019 DB#:1409

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2800 06/24/2019 sdonley Something unknown often triggers the security alarm.
2801 06/24/2019 sdonley Chairs have been reported to twirl on their own.
2802 06/24/2019 sdonley Police have reported to be touched while searching through the building.
2803 06/24/2019 sdonley Men have reported the feeling of warm air being breathed down their shirts.
2804 06/24/2019 sdonley Candles have been reported to light on their own.
2805 06/24/2019 sdonley The air conditioner and heater have been reported to change settings on their own.
2806 06/24/2019 sdonley The TVs have changed stations by themselves.
2807 06/24/2019 sdonley Sounds of splashing water have been heard.
2808 06/24/2019 sdonley Sounds of low moans have been heard.
2809 06/24/2019 sdonley The apparition of a man has been seen pulling out a bar stool, sitting down, and disappearing.
2810 06/24/2019 sdonley The apparition of a man has been seen walking around on the first floor.

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Saint Augustine Haunted House, Scarlett O'Hara Pub -
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13 Creepy Florida Bars That Are Supposedly Haunted
Added: 06/24/2019 By: sdonley
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Scarlett O'Hara's - St. Augustine, FL
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See 200 photos from 3130 visitors about key lime pie shot, live music, and happy hour. "Great place. We love to come here and sit by the bar and have..."
Added: 06/24/2019 By: sdonley
305 reviews of Scarlett O'Hara's "Scarlett O'Hara's has it all Outside seating, inside seating, upstair seating, love entertainment and three separate bars. This place has the best vibes. They even have people play music some nights! My…
Scarlett O'Hara's | Visit St Augustine
Added: 06/24/2019 By: sdonley
Scarlett O'Hara's has been a tradition in St. Augustine for 40 years, with accolades for "The Best Neighborhood Bar" from Folio Magazine for eight years running. A comfortable pub atmosphere, a downtown location with great people-watching seating on the porch, live music, great food, and handcrafted cocktails are highlights of this popular restaurant overlooking Hypolita Street.

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