Built by Nathaniel Kellum back in 1847, La Carafe on Congress Ave, is one of the oldest bars in Houston. The building is said to be haunted by the ghost of an African American man who has been seen by many visitors. The building has a ton of history and has remained intact throughout the years. The building originally housed The Kennedy Bakery, served as a Pony Express station and was passed down by 5 generations of the Kennedy family before the current owners, The Wenglars purchased it.
La Carafe is welcome to ghost hunters. In October, they will even welcome guests with Seances.
- The ghost of Pamelia Mann is said to push pretty women down the stairs. Mann ran the boarding house called the “Mansion House,” which was a questionable establishment. The bar employees think she is a lost spirit that was not able to cross over to the light.
- A ghost has been seen waving out the 5th story window by many guests.
Stop in and ask the bartender for a story or two. The employees and owners of La Carafe are open to telling ghost stories and many of the guests of Houston’s Market Square maintain that this is a hotspot for paranormal activity.