Beetle House is a year-round celebration of Halloween with an artistic and thematic atmosphere inspired by horror culture, magic and the artistic, literary and cinematic works of Tim Burton, Alfred Hitchcock, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, and many many more. In short, we’re kind of like an adult Halloween party with a Burtonesque feel, curated by Alfred Hitchcock, with a 90s goth band on stage and everyone is in weird costumes. 🙂 We are a safe place where every goth, punk, freak, weirdo, artist, and visitor is welcomed and celebrated.
Beetle House was created by Zach Neil and opened as a pop-up restaurant in New York City in April of 2016. Due to its demand and success after three years, Beetle House become permanent in New York City. Hollywood California opened in May of 2017 and is still going strong. The New York location holds around 75 seated and 25 at the bar. Los Angeles is the most strange and unusual dining experience and nightclub. Both locations are very different experiences while holding true to the same concept and offering guests a truly unique and macabre experience.
DO I NEED A RESERVATION TO VISIT BEETLE HOUSE?
We require a credit card to secure a table reservation for dinner service only. No, reservations are to guarantee dinner service only. Simply put, if you want to guarantee a spot for yourself to eat, we recommend making a reservation as we are a busy restaurant and we book up very fast. No reservations are required or accepted for drinks or bar service. Reservations are for eating only. We also generally have tables available for eating on the weekdays and we do accept walk ins on a first come first serve basis. The bar is ALWAYS walk in for drinks.
HOW DO I MAKE A RESERVATION TO VISIT BEETLE HOUSE?
Follow the reservations or booking tabs from our website to make a reservation. Make sure to provide your correct email address and cell phone number as that is how you confirm your reservation and get notifications.
WHY DO I NEED A CREDIT CARD TO BOOK A RESERVATION?
We require a credit card to secure a table reservation for dinner service only.
HOW DO I CANCEL A RESERVATION AND WILL I BE CHARGED?
We require a credit card to secure a table reservation for dinner service only. The charge for a no show will be $55 a person. If you cancel at least 24 hours in advance, there is no charge. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are experiencing any problems cancelling your reservation.
WHAT IF I NEED TO REDUCE OR INCREASE MY PARTY SIZE? WILL I BE CHARGED?
You reduce or increase your party size the same way you made the reservation – through the service. Simply follow the links in your confirmation email to log back into your reservation. If you are reducing your party size by more than 1 person, you must do so no less than 24 hours in advance or you may be subject to a $25 per table charge. For instance, a party that has booked for 12 people would be utilizing six two top tables. If only six of them show up and they did not cancel or reduce their reservation with a minimum of 24 hours notice, they would be charged a $75 cancelation fee.
If you would like to increase your party size, you may also do that through the reservation service. If the reservation service won’t allow it, that means we do not have the room available for your increase, you can email email@example.com to confirm.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTIES OF 10 OR MORE?
For parties of 10 or more, please email us.
WHAT SHOULD I TIP?
Parties of 5 or more or $300 or more will be assessed with a suggested 18% gratuity. All tips are the highest of compliments and go entirely to the staff.
WHY DOESN'T ANYONE ANSWER THE PHONE WHEN I CALL?
We use an automated messaging system and a fully automated booking and communication system because we are a small independently owned and operated business. We do not have a call center or a team of dedicated phone engineers to handle the 300-500 calls per day that we receive. We do however check our voice messages twice per day and return all calls within 24-48 hours.
WHEN AND WHY SHOULD I CONTACT BEETLE HOUSE BY PHONE OR EMAIL?
As stated above, we have streamlined the process of making and changing and canceling reservations so that the customer has all the control and should never need to interact with the restaurant for that process. However, we do have a dedicated phone mailbox specifically for the following reasons; For parties of 10 or more, special events, for renting out Beetle House, catering, lost or found items at Beetle House or to report a problem.
ARE YOU NUT AND ALLERGY FREE/SAFE
No, unfortunately, we are not able to guarantee that any of our food products are safe from tree nuts, shellfish, mushrooms, or other common food allergies. We also do not offer a gluten-free option.
DO YOU OFFER VEGAN OR VEGETARIAN DISHES?
ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH DIRECTORS, ACTORS OR MOVIE STUDIOS?
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
ARE YOU HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
Yes we are!
CAN WE BRING THE KIDS?
Yes, however some of the characters and entertainers could be scary to children under 10 years old so do so at your own risk. We have had hundreds of families and small children eating here and have had good response from them.
DO YOU HAVE A CHILDREN'S MENU?
Yes! Please ask your server about our kid’s 12 and under menu.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN CAKE, DESSERT ITEM, WINE, ETC?
No! It is a violation of the health code to allow the serving or consumption of outside food or beverages in our establishment. However, we offer a great selection of deserts.