Mysterious Monsters (or Mon-Stirs), Ghosts and Skeletons… Swizzlesticks are often the last record of these bars, restaurants and ad campaigns for alcoholic beverages. Catacombs stacked high with skulls were a fad with many bars featuring skulls, skeletons, coffins and more. We’ll start with the legend of a Tennessee Monster and its matching swizzle stick and then explore three Catacomb-themed bars and restaurants (in Chicago, Ohio and Mexico City); the last called Catacumbas.
This fad has seen a revival in recent times. Stacks of skulls. backlit with ultraviolet light, mark the entrance of Chicago’s Three Dots and a Dash and a swizzle stick with stacked skulls topping one of the beautiful swizzle sticks issued by the San Diego Tiki Bar, False Idol