Halloween 2017 – Spooktacular Ways to Celebrate in San Diego

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 OCTOBER 28 Halloween Freakshow at Backyard Kitchen & TapReady to get freaky in Pacific Beach? Spend your Halloween weekend at Backyard Kitchen & Tap for their Halloween Freakshow festivities. Taking place on Saturday October 28th and Tuesday October 31st, Backyard will offer $6 Halloween shot specials, carnival games and performers, and a costume contest that will offer cash prizes to the Most Original Costume, Sexiest Costume and Best Group Theme. Don’t miss out on this epic opportunity to unleash your inner freak! Union Horror Story HalloweenSeeking a horror story all your own? Head to Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas for their Union Horror Story Halloween celebration on Saturday October 28th starting at 10 p.m. Complete with a live DJ and Halloween-inspired drink specials, Union is ready to kick-off the weekend right with creative horror story décor unique to the location. Grab the kids and join Union again on Tuesday October 31st for kid-friendly trick-or-treating from 5-8 p.m. Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar has a couple of family-friendly and free events:Saturday, October 28: After the sun goes down, the center will air moonlight movie Hotel Transylvania for the whole family to enjoy. Grab cheese & crackers from Venissimo Cheese or to-go goodies from Flower Child and CUCINA enoteca for the ultimate family picnic on the grass in the lower courtyard.   Local Dive Holds $10,000 Costume ContestWhat’s Halloween without a scary good costume contest? Put on those devil ears and make your way to La Mesa’s The Hills on Saturday Oct. 28 for their Halloween House Party and the opportunity to win $10,000! The second annual costume contest starts at 8 p.m. with the best dressed chosen by crowd vote; so bring your friends! Voting tickets are given out with each drink ordered and the winner will be chosen at midnight with a chance to score $10,000. Last year’s winner took home the thousands, so make sure you’re ready for fame and fortune…well at least fortune!The party will continue all night long with drink specials on Smoky Witches Brew Jungle Juice and DJs spinning your favorite hits.   Werewolf Puts on a “Thrilling” ShowWho’s ready for a thrilling night? Werewolf on 4th Avenue is known for it’s quirky parties, and Halloween weekend is no exception! Head downtown for their Thriller Halloween Party on Oct. 28 starting at 9 p.m. Zombies will take over the night with an appearance and performance by the King of Pop himself.  Not to mention there will be a “Best Thriller” dance competition for a $300 cash prize. Keep moon walking through the evening with shot toasts at 9 p.m. and midnight, $1 Coors Lights sold during each Michael Jackson song played and DJ Girth spinning spooky tracks throughout the night.   Freakshow at FlorentFlorent will be holding their annual “Freakshow” party in honor of Monster Bash on October 28. Fabolous & Bassjackers at Lionfish, The Pool House and The Oxford ClubKick-off Halloween weekend Saturday, October 28th, at San Diego hotspots, Lionfish, The Pool House and Oxford Social Club for an unforgettable three-part bash. The party will get started at Lionfish where guests will be able to mix and mingle over passed hor d’oeuvres and an open bar from 8 PM – 9 PM. Immediately following, partygoers will head to the hottest rooftop in town where the party will continue with a special performance from legendary duo Bassjackers. The night will continue at celebrity favorite, Oxford Social Club where everyone will dance to the sounds of hip-hop artist, Fabolous. Ticket price $50.00  OCTOBER 29 Sunday Recovery BrunchSpend your Sunday recovery at Union Gaslamp’s brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and indulge in $15 bottomless mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar suited to the occasion.  The Duck Dive Clown Themed Halloween PartyCelebrate Halloween a few days early at The Duck Dive Clown Themed Halloween Party. There will be drink specials and entertainment all night long!  Zombie Brunch at FlorentFlorent will be holding their Zombie brunch on Oct. 29. Make sure to check out Chef Abe’s specialty halloween menu!   Paws on the Patio: Halloween-themed yappy hourOn Sunday, October 29 from 1-4 p.m. Sally’s Fish House & Bar invites you to Paws on the Patio: Hyatt Hound’s 2nd Birthday Pawty. Guests and locals alike can stop by with their four-legged pals and enjoy stunning bayfront views, complimentary samples of dog-friendly craft beer from Your Best Buds Brew, a canine costume contest of pups dressed to thrill and yappy hour specials, including half-off appetizers and $6 draft beers, select wines and well cocktails. In celebration of “Hyatt,” the puppy that was found wandering the halls of the hotel two years ago (don’t remember Hyatt? Check out his story here!), the event has also partnered up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society and will donate 20 percent of restaurant proceeds to the nonprofit. 

  • Half-off appetizers and $6 draft beers, select wines and well cocktails
  • Complimentary samples of dog-friendly craft beer from Your Best Buds Brew
  • Canine costume contest of pups dressed to thrill
  • 20% of restaurant proceeds will benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society
  • 15% off regular lunch menu for Fit Athletic members with a key tag
  • Self-parking validation at Grand Hyatt San Diego for up to 3 hours

   OCTOBER 30 Park 101It’s a night for grown-ups to enjoy Park 101 with an adult costume contest and $5 cocktail, beer and wine specials on Monday, October 30th starting at 7:00 p.m.   OCTOBER 31 Nightmare in WonderlandPrepared for a creepy Halloween weekend at Pacific Beach AleHouse? Join them on October 31st for their Nightmare in Wonderland celebration, complete with Drink Me Shots, Eat Me Jello Shots and Mad Hatter Tea, all concoctions well-suited to a twisted tribute and a true Nightmare in Wonderland! 
Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar has a couple of family-friendly and free events
Tuesday, October 31: All are invited to trick-or-treat on the promenade on Halloween day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.. Costumes are encouraged and kids can run between participating stores that marked with a Jack-o-latern in the window, collecting candy and goodies.   Whiskey Girl Celebrates Weekday HalloweenLooking for a Halloween party on actual Halloween? Whiskey Girl has you covered on Oct. 31 with their Halloween Costume Party Bash. The weekday event will feature a costume contest for cash prizes. They will also be serving up spooky great deals for Monster Bash including $7 Tullamore Dew, $7 Sailor Jerry and $4 Angry Orchard.   Nightmare on J StreetOctober 31 starting at 3 p.m. : Come lurch down J Street this Halloween night for a haunted happy hour at Nason’s Beer Hall, featuring wicked craft beer and candy pairings and live music. Transform into your spookiest getup for a costume contest starting at 9 p.m. The winner will receive a one-night stay at the Pendry and dinner or brunch for two at Nason’s, while the runner-up will receive dinner for two at Provisional. At $6 per pairing, save the tricks for later and enjoy the following sweet treats:  

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup with Mother Earth Cali Creamin’
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar with AleSmith Speedway Stout
  • Kit Kat with Karl Strauss Red Trolley
  • Candy corn with Radeberger Pilsner
  • Starbust with Modern Times Fruitlands

 Nick & G’s Halloween happeningsVisit Nick & G’s on October 31st for fun and festive Halloween happenings all day long! Their Booberry Cocktail is on special for $6 all day long. From Noon to 4:00 p.m., bring your pooch to enjoy the Howl-oween Party and pet costume contest. The Family Spooktacular takes place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and includes crafts, candy and family fun! Fright Night at Nick & G’s begins at 8:00 p.m. with a live DJ, dancing and costume contest until close.  Family Harvest Halloween at Park 101Bring the whole family out to enjoy Park 101’s Family Harvest Halloween festival on Tuesday, October 31st starting at 5:00 p.m. There will be face painting, trick or treating and a cookie decorating station. The evening will also include a kid’s costume contest and a dog costume contest, so dress everyone up and head to Park for a great time!  “Zombie Baywatch” at Tavern at the BeachCelebrate Halloween this year at Tavern at the Beach’s “Zombie Baywatch” themed bash. Half-off all drinks from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and half-off tequilas, $4 Mexi-beers and $5 house margaritas from 8:00 p.m. to close. Tavern will also be hosting a costume contest, with chances to wine for best male, female and group costumes!  barleymash freak showJoin the “freak show” at barleymash on Halloween, with doors opening at 10:00 p.m. DJ Who will be spinning beats and there will be a costume contest with a grand prize of $400! 
Halloween Celebration at Pacifica Del Mar
Head to Pacifica for their annual party. Dress in your Halloween best for a costume party and live DJ. Starts at 6pm. 
  Cusp Dining & Drinks
Head to Cusp for themed food and drink specials, like Chef Funes’ indulgent take on a classic candy with her Frozen Snickers Crunch Bar. Pull up a seat at the bar and sip on drinks like their Cusp o’ Lantern cocktail with vodka, fresh orange juice, lemon-lime soda, orange bitters and agave.
  Oxford Social ClubEnjoy the Halloween festivities on Tuesday, October 31 at Oxford Social Club, where guests will party and have a chance to win $10,000 in cash prizes for the ultimate costume. Ticket price $50.00  Bellamy’sCreep on in to celebrate Halloween at Bellamy’s, located two blocks from downtown Escondido. Classic spooky films and music will play all night long while ghoulish drink specials are sure to delight. Sip a Jack-O-Lantern, made with Jack Daniels, Pumpkin Spice Kahlua and Bailey’s cream or a Midnight Hour, vodka, Chambord and activated charcoal. You might also enjoy the Death in the Afternoon drink, consisting of sparkling wine and absinthe. Pair any beverage with the Darkest Night Taco special of calamari tacos and squid ink sauce, and indulge in the Pumpkin Spice Crème Brulee if you dare!  ALL MONTH  
Miss B’s Coconut Club festive cocktails
Celebrate Halloween all month long at Miss B’s Coconut Club in Mission Beach with some creepy cocktails and devilishly delicious eats. With a special month-long Halloween menu, come in to try a festive cocktail like the How You Like Them Apples or Voodoo Zombie, with activated charcoal. You also won’t want to miss out on “The Thing” punch bowl! Halloween food includes the Jacked Quesadilla, Apple Pie Parfait, PumpKing Black Bean Soup and Eye Scream, a rotating ice cream with berry syrup and M&M’s.   

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