19120 Martinsburg Road Dickerson
VERSUS — the parent company behind Castas Rum Bar, Morris American Bar and HEIST — has teamed up with Maryland’s legendary screamfest Markoff’s Haunted Forest to host Haunted HEIST, a nightlife takeover of Markoff’s spooky “Town.”
Following the last trail tour on October 31, guests will enter Haunted HEIST, a one-night bash with a DJ and themed cocktails featured at the many bars set up throughout the space.
This year’s haunted trail marks the longest trail in Markoff’s 27-year history. Patrons should expect more scares, twists, turns and epic scenes that will leave you trembling, while Haunted HEIST represents the first onsite nightlife collaboration since Markoff’s inception.
“I grew up going to Markoff’s Haunted Forest, so it’s really fun to see a part of my childhood come full circle with this unique partnership,” says Versus principal Vinoda Basnayake.
HEIST is known for reimagining nightlife through innovative concepts in unique settings: This summer, it took the nightclub to Washington’s iconic arts venue, the Kennedy Center, for eight weekends. Previous pop-ups have taken place at SXSW, Austin City Limits festival and Preakness Stakes. Haunted HEIST, however, will be uniquely spooky – after their terrifying turn through the forest, guests can settle in at VIP tables or visit a series of dressed-up bars in the forest to try all the cocktails created just for Haunted HEIST. Tickets include access to the event and drink tickets to be redeemed at Markoff’s. Tickets are limited to 250 people. Roundtrip bus transportation from Dupont Circle to Markoff’s will be available and included in ticket price.
Haunted HEIST (19120 Martinsburg Road, Dickerson, MD, 20842) will take place October 31. For more information and to reserve tables or purchase tickets, please visit hauntedheist.com.