This Sunday, join GHOULA (the Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles) for a dinner seating at Patrick’s Roadhouse. The waitstaff will not only stick around later than usual to accomodate they group, they’re also eager to share their experiences with the ghosts they believe haunt the 25 year old eatery.
Among the sightings: deceased former proprietor Bill Fischler, who checks on the business from time to time (but once caused an unsatisfactory cook to quit after giving him the stink eye) and a woman who black, perhaps the spirit of a prostitute who worked at a former brothel next door.
The Roadhouse itself has its own unique history, being built from an abandoned red car passenger depot turned hot dog stand. After Fischler acquired the property and named it after his son, he decorated the walls with all sorts of accoutrements and regalia and furnished the restaurant with unmatching tables and chairs.
Rumor has it that Arnold Schwarzenegger was at one point a silent partial owner of the joint, after having become such a regular at their Sunday brunch that a “throne” for the Conan star was brought in for him to sit.
Read more about the history and hauntings at Patrick’s, and RSVP for the dinner (required!), at GHOULA’s official site.
GHOULA’s Spirits with Spirits, September 13th, 6pm-9pm
Patrick’s Roadhouse, (at PCH), Santa Monica
Admission: cost of dinner, drinks, and tip – reservations with GHOULA required!