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Attention, dog lovers: Head to Commons Club at Virgin Hotels Chicago on October 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a Pup of Tea. Commons Club is transforming its regular Upside Tea Party into a doggie costume contest and boozy tea for a good cause. Guests are encouraged to buy tickets in advance here. 2-hour tea packages are 1 for $50 or 2 for $90 and include 1 boozy tea cocktail, tea bites and bottomless mimosas for each guest. A portion of every tea package/reservation sold will support our friends at Paws.

Join Virgin Hotels Chicago for a night of talents and illusions at
their Halloween freak show this October 26. Spanning the second-floor lounge, Commons Club, and the 26th floor nightclub, Cerise, the party will feature musical acts, awe-inspiring talents from contortionists and trampoline artists to fire breathers as well as classic circus treats like cotton candy and popcorn balls. 
Tickets start at $45 for entry and one drink on the house before 10 p.m., and guests can also reserve VIP all access passes for $150 to get premium open bar accesses for the whole night.

Celeste & DISCO

Get ready to take a walk on the wild side, on Celeste and DISCO are hosting a Halloween jungle party.  On Saturday, October 26, both venues will be transformed into a tropical paradise for a serious jungle boogie. Doors open at Celeste starting at 5 p.m., DISCO at 10 p.m. The best part? No tickets or cover required! Just bring your dancing shoes. 

SX Sky Bar

Grab your fangs and head to The Vampire Ball at SX Sky Bar on October 26 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Earlybird tickets are available for $10 here and include express entry, a free drink before 11PM, plus free perks from Via, Doordash, Ritual, and Rover. Don't have $10 to spend? Fret not, SX is offering free tickets if you attend the event on your birthday, fundraise for the event, or agree to spread the word to others. More details are available on the EventBrite page. Halloween high rollers may purchase a VIP ticket for $500, which includes a table, $500 in credit towards the bill, and entry for 10 guests. 

Z Bar 

The rooftop lounge at The Peninsula Chicago, Z Bar, is going wild this Halloween, just their second since opening in the summer of 2018, with an "AnimalZ" theme, Saturday Oct. 26. DJs will spin from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and special cocktails will be available. Costumes are encouraged. Z Bar's Halloween party has a $25 cover charge.


On October 31, come to Bordel at 8 p.m. for "THE BOODOIR” a Vaudevellian Halloween. Spend your Halloween in one of Chicago's speakeasies entertained by a variety of spooky acts.

The Talbott

The Talbott invites you to its HOWL'oween Happy hour. Stop by the Talbott with your dressed up pup on October 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for discounted spook-tacular drinks and snacks from 20 East. Humans will receive a 15% discount on food and drinks and doggies will get trick-or-treat goodie bags. Post cocktails, enter your pup in a costume contest. The winning good boys (and girls) get even more prizes.

Untitled Supper Club 

Fancy a trip to The Big Easy and a second line dance for the undead? New Orleans fans don't need to travel down south this fall - Nightmare on Bourbon Street is coming to River North for one night of Untitled's Thursday night Unbridled show on the night of Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31. It’s an All Hallows Eve party with three rooms featuring over 30 of Chicago's burlesque, circus, contortion, pole, freak and fantasy performers. Mario Abney and his big brass band will be performing live, as well as DJs throughout the evening and in between shows. Costumes are suggested for one big live performance night on Halloween. Tickets are for admission only for guests 21+, starting at $10 per person here. For a VIP experience with bottle service, guaranteed seating and other accommodations, contact

Bar Biscay 

Yacht rock in all its groovy, sunscreen-scented glory at the second-annual Yacht Rock Halloween Extravaganza at Bar Biscay, on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31. Fins Up, Chicago’s preeminent yacht rock DJ duo, will play from 10 p.m. into the wee hours (last call at 1:30 a.m.). Sip vermouth shots with the friendly Biscay bartenders and don't be shy to order a Miller High Life if that's your go-to. Expect porrons to be passed around and a flamingo koozie or two. 

City Hall 

Storm Area 51 this Halloween. At Chicago's newest City Hall that is... Don your best costumes and expect themed-drink specials, a live DJ and dance floor, and elaborate decor throughout the massive bar, restaurant and event space, including crashed UFOs and projection mapping around the space making it feel out-of-this-world. And maybe a few aliens. Tickets are available now for $20 per person on City Hall's website.


Chicago's only German-Southern mash-up is getting funky this Halloween... Funkenhausen's costume will be disguising itself for one day into Funkback Steakenhausen. On Halloween only, expect a menu of Aussie favorites reminiscent of the worldwide chain, such as: coconut shrimp on the barbie; Outback-inspired sürfenturfen, the restaurant's signature play on Surf n Turf; Rachel’s Australian pumpernickel pretzel with honey butter; Koala stew (its just baked potato soup, relax); and a 'Chocolate Thunder from Down Under' dessert. And, of course, the menu would not be complete without Chef Mark's take on a bloomin' onion, the Bloomin' Funion

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Headquarters Beercade 

"The Nightmare Before Halloween: A Tim Burton Experience"

The interactive adventure will take guests through a portal to a magical and sinister world from October 17th - November 3. In addition to photo backdrop moments from BeetleJuice (tiptoe through the graveyards and sandworms), Edward Scissorhands (spooky castle with trimmed shrubs) and Sweeney Todd (beware of the barber chair), guests can sip spooky cocktails, take part in Tim Burton themed trivia as well as costume contents.

If patrons can pry them from bartenders skeleton hands, they can bite into three flavors of boozy candied apples - Pumpkin Spiced Rum Apple with milk chocolate and pumpkin spiced walnuts, Sour Mash Whiskey with caramel and pretzels, and Vanilla Vodka with white chocolate and pretzels. Additional Tim Burton inspired beverages include three flavors of adult Capri Sun pouches, like Ox Blood with Stolen X, Cappelleti, Pomegranate, lemon and rooibos tea. 

The Izakaya at Momotaro

On October 31, The Izakaya at Momotaro will celebrate Halloween “Monster Island” style. Guests are encouraged to show off their best costume digs as staff will be fully dressed in Halloween attire. Enjoy “Godzilla” sized portions of cut ribeye (lettuce wrap, kimchi) and Whoopie pie, fitting with the “Monster Island” theme, in addition to dishes like:

  • Minya’s Ramen - curry ramen, roast pork , crispy garlic

  • Rodan Katsu sandwich - spicy chicken karage, black garlic animal sauce

Petit Margeaux

Fun for all ages can be had at Petit Margeaux this Halloween. On Sunday October 27th, Petit Margeaux will feature candy apple decorating with Pastry Chef Ashley Torto. Complimentary warm apple cider and Halloween candy for trick or treaters in Petit Margeaux will be provided from 3:30-6:30pm.

  • $10 Hot Toddy for Adults in Petit Margeaux 3:30PM-6:30PM

  • Halloween themed pastry offerings available week leading to the holiday

Replay Lincoln Park 

Get ready to hang with Georgie and the “The Losers Club” gang just in time for Halloween with Replay Lincoln Park's newest pop-up: It, based on the Stephen King novel and horror films. Beginning Friday, October 11, Replay Lincoln Park will transform into the disquieting town of Derry, Maine, home of Pennywise the Clown, eponymous being who emerges from the sewer to scare all the children. Through October 31, guests are invited to travel back to the 1980s and experience the chills and thrills for themselves. But, be prepared, because Pennywise can be extremely sneaky and deceiving.

Featuring custom artwork and several scary photo opportunities designed by local artists, guests may visit notable Derry destinations including the run-down, abandoned house near the train yard at 29 Neibolt Street, where “The Losers Club” constantly frequent in hopes of confronting It and an 80s aesthetic area with Tube TVs and various knick-knacks. The pop-up will also have a funhouse complete with mirrors, a popcorn machine and will be home to several events including It trivia, a Derry Afternoon Day Party, various costume contests, karaoke and more. Those not afraid to stand by the sewer that Georgie gets dragged into can take a photo to see if they might finally be able to catch a glimpse of the dancing clown. Regardless of what destination individuals visit, hearts will be pumping as guests are invited to check out the scary, not scary, and very scary doors with surprises behind each, many red balloons and Pennywise scaring children everywhere in sight.

Replay Lincoln Park will also offer a specialty cocktail menu for the duration of the pop-up including This is It, a black vodka, cherry juice soda with pearl dust garnish; Winter Fire, made from Maestro Dobel Tequila and muddled blackberry smash topped with a flaming rosemary garnish; The S.S. Georgie, a rye old fashioned with a Luxardo Cherry Sangue Morlacco float; A Pennywise Punch, combining dark, light and spiced rum with passion fruit and fresh citrus juices; and a homemade pumpkin spice sparkling, spiked seltzer. 

ROOF on theWit

ROOF on theWit, Chicago’s original rooftop set 27 stories above it all in the heart of downtown at 201 N State St, is getting in the spooky spirit this Halloween season. Featuring back to back special events, Chicagoans will enjoy a Madonna Tribute Party this Saturday, October 19 during her exclusive weeklong concert at the Chicago Theatre, followed by A Funhouse Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26, where guests are highly encouraged to dress in theme or risk being fed to the lions. Doors for both events open at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at and

VU Rooftop Bar

VU Rooftop Bar, the South Loop’s very first rooftop bar, located at 133 E. Cermak Rd., is celebrating its one year anniversary, 22 stories above the city with a futuristic themed party just in time for the Halloween season on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Step into VU (without the DeLorean) and enter the world to come with VU’s intense décor that will have guests looking to the future. Tickets to this exclusive celebration are now available and include live music, a beauty station by &BlowDry, drink specials, hors d’ouvres created by Executive Chef Nolan Narut, and much more. Themed costumes are not mandatory, but highly encouraged. Tickets to this event may be purchased on Eventbrite.


Casati’s, 444 W. Fullerton Parkway, the family owned, modern Italian restaurant in Lincoln Park, is bringing Halloween back to the 80’s this year with their Hallo’s Eve 80’s Throw Back Bash on Wednesday, October 30. From 9:30 p.m. – midnight, Casati’s DJ will be spinning 80’s music and guests are encouraged to attend in their best 80’s threads. In addition to serving a new seasonal menu, Casati’s will offer Halloween cocktails for just $10 during the party, including The Prince (vodka, St. Elder liquor, fresh lemon juice, and muddled blackberries), The Cindy Lauper (muddled strawberries, Chambord, and fizzy ginger ale, finished with a squeeze of a fresh lemon), and more. 


Offshore, recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Rooftop Bar, sitting on the third floor of Navy Pier at 1000 East Grand, is bringing the screams this Halloween season by decking out their over 52,300 square foot space with spooky décor throughout, complemented with three frightening cocktails named Hocus Pocus, Trick & Treat, and the Corpse Reviver II, available the month of October only. 

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Halloween Week Specials and Events at aliveOne

In celebration of Halloween, aliveOne will feature a line-up of Halloween-themed events including a music showcase, tap takeover, live music, happy hour and more. 


Tuesday, October 29

  • 5 p.m. to close: aliveOne will host a Tap Takeover with Around the Bend Beer Company beginning at 5 p.m. Reps will be on hand to discuss the beers including Penny Farthing Pilsner ($7; 16-ounce), Octoberfiesta ($7.50; 16-ounce), Villainous ($7.50; 16-ounce), Juice Trials 3 ($7.50; 12-ounce) and Puffing Billy ($7.50; 6-ounce). 
  • 9 p.m.: aliveOne's resident bartender, Jon Kelly, is hosting a Halloween live music showcase in the Back Room with local bands Turn N Fire, Nice Motor, Weekend Lovers, Dreadwolf and The Lack "dressing up as", a.k.a. covering, bands like Blink-182, The Buzzcocks, The Cure, Weezer's Blue Album and The Beatles. 

-Wednesday, October 30
The TomCat Trumpet Experience will feature a Halloween-themed evening with the TomCat Trumpet live band.

-Thursday, October 31
On Halloween, guests will enjoy half-price everything happy hour (except shots) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., patrons can show off their costumes and dance to FREE live music from aliveOne's resident band, Bonzo Squad, in the back room with a special guest performance from Catherine Poulos of Nasty Snacks.

Fifth Annual New Belgium Pumpkin Carving Contest at Easy Bar

  • Monday, October 28 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Free admission

Easy Bar is hosting a pumpkin carving contest on Monday, October 28 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. New Belgium will supply FREE pumpkins and carving tools for cutting and decorating while patrons are expected to get creative. New Belgium swag bag prizes will be given out for the "best pumpkin", "most creative" and "the ugliest". Pumpkins are first-come, first-served and only available while supplies last. Guests will enjoy themed New Belgium beers for $7 each like Atomic Pumpkin, Voodoo Ranger Hop Avenger, Peach Kick, and Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze.

Halloween Happy Hour and Spooky Shot Special at Estelle's 

  • Thursday, October 31
  • $4 to $5 food and drink specials 

Guests who visit Estelle's on Halloween night will enjoy a half-price everything happy hour (except shots) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. along with all night specials like a $5 Halloween Mystery Shot, $4 featured drafts and $5 Tito's cocktails. Halloween party-goers can enjoy late night food until 4 a.m. as well as a $5 quesadilla (chicken or cheese with sour cream and pico).

Halloween Masquerade Grand Opening Party at Hubbard Inn

  • Thursday, October 31
  • $50 to $75 

Hubbard Inn will celebrate their grand reopening after months of renovations with a Halloween Masquerade party on the brand new third floor. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress and enjoy the magic of the new Hubbard Inn. The evening will feature an open bar from 9 p.m. until 12 a.m. and surprise performances that embrace the Halloween spirit. To purchase tickets, visit

Summer Camp Slasher: Halloween 2019 at Joy District

  • Thursday, October 31 at 9 p.m.
  • $20 to $50 tickets

Joy District is throwing it back to the 80s this Halloween for a summer camp slasher-themed bash. Guests are encouraged to dress the theme as they enjoy drinks, summer camp-inspired decor and performances throughout the nights. Tickets range from $20 to $50 and include entry and partygoer's first cocktail. 

Tickets are available at: 

Pumpkin Butter Cake at Mastro's

  • Available now 
  • $18

Guests will be offered a seasonal Pumpkin Butter Cake for $18. The dessert features Mastro's signature warm butter cake with the addition of real pumpkin and seasonal hard spices which is topped and baked with pumpkin pie spiced cream cheese, finished with caramelized raw sugar, and served with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, and homemade whipped cream.

Candy Corn Old Fashioned at Morton's

  • $12 Candy Corn Old Fashioned: Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 31
  • $36 Halloween Prix Fixe Menu: Wednesday, October 30 through Friday, November 1

Guests who visit Morton's the Steakhouse will be offered a Halloween-themed Candy Corn Old Fashioned for $12 each or $9.50 during Morton's Power Hour (hours vary by location). The fall drink features Jack Daniels, orange bitters, and Monin Candy Corn Syrup, garnished with candy corn in a bamboo side car. 

Additionally, guests will be offered a Halloween Prix Fixe Menu, available Wednesday, October 30 through Friday, November 1. For $36 per person, guests will enjoy a three-course menu with choices like Baked Five Onion Soup, Grilled Bistro Filet, Atlantic Broiled Salmon, Sea Salt & Caramel Cheesecake and more.

Halloween Night Bash at Onward

  • Thursday, October 31
  • $60 per person food and drink package

Onward will host a spooky Halloween Night Bash in the bar area from 8 p.m. to close. For $60 per person, guests will be offered bites from Executive Chef Patrick Russ paired with a limited open bar. Onward will also feature games throughout the evening and a raffle. 

Halloween "Half-y Hour" & Scorpion Shots at Play Kitchen & Cocktails

  • Thursday, October 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

A Halloween pregame spot, Play Kitchen & Cocktails will feature a Halloween "Half-y Hour" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with half-off select menu items including cocktails, wine, champagne, draft beer and bites like Seven Heaven Wings, Southwest Roll-ups, Bucket O' Tenders, Brisket Sliders and more. For Halloween, guests can cheers to the holiday with $7 Scorpion Shots during happy hour featuring a pickled scorpion dipped in Banhez Mezcal.

Free Halloween Pumpkin Carving at Remedy

  • Wednesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Complimentary pumpkin carving

Guests can get in the Halloween spirit at Remedy with a free pumpkin carving night on Wednesday, October 23. The bar will host two carving sessions at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. and provide the pumpkins and carving tools (while supplies last). Specials include $8 Miller High Life bottles paired with an Evan Williams shot. Patrons who arrive early will enjoy Remedy's Halloween decor and a half-price everything happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

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MAD Social 

MAD Social will over a Halloween cocktail called I Dream of Greenie with Ford’s gin, yellow chartreuse, lemon juice, honey syrup, matcha tea, egg white for $12. Guests can enjoy this cocktail from October 25-31.  

Molly’s Cupcakes South Loop 

The new location will feature a spooky Graveyard Cupcake made with Chocolate Cake dipped in ganache filled with Oreo filling, topped with buttercream, Oreo crumbs, Milano Cookie gravestone and gummy worms for $3. Indulge in this Halloween cupcake from October 28-November 1. 

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Chicagoland Krispy Kreme 

The Monster Batch, a new collection of mischievous treats, will haunt Chicagoland Krispy Kreme shops located in Homewood at 17815 South Halsted Street, Evergreen Park at 9150 South Western Avenue and Hillside at 110 South Mannheim Road.

Guests can partake in doughnuts like:

·       Slimon, the Slime Monster Doughnut: The Original Filled “ring leader” of the Monster Batch and known for covering everything in his path with green slime, Slimon is an Original Glazed doughnut with lemon slime filling, dipped in spooky green icing with a green Kreme dollop and covered in “slime.”

·       Mumford, the Mummy Monster Doughnut: Last seen wrapping doughnut boxes and coffee cups all around the shops, Mumford is an Original Glazed doughnut “wrapped” in purple icing.

·       Hypno-Henry, the Monster Batter Doughnut: A doughnut filled with cake batter, dipped in yellow icing and orange sanding sugar with a mesmerizing icing swirl, Hypno‑Henry hypnotizes fans into wanting more doughnuts. 

With the Monster Batch unleashed, Krispy Kreme is offering guests a FREE doughnut of choice (in-store only) when they wear a costume on Halloween, Thursday, October 31 at Chicagoland shops.

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Jake Melnick's Corner Tap 

With Halloween around the corner, Jake Melnick's Corner Tap is getting ready with its Nightmare on Superior Street burger. 

Available this month only, the Nightmare on Superior Street ($16.95) features a habanero and cheddar patty, lettuce, tomato, pepper jack cheese, crispy jalapenos, XXXX mayo, and ghost pepper dust on a black kumo bun. 

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Courtesy of Coarse Italian

Coarse Italian 

Join the spooky fun at Coarse Italian on Saturday, October 26, for the restaurant’s first Halloween bash. The night will feature an open bar, games, costume contest, buffet, desserts, a DJ and music, and much more! Tickets are $50 per person, $80 per couple - this party is 21+ ONLY. Purchase your tickets here:

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Oxford Capital Group Chicago Hotels 

Oxford Capital Group Chicago properties will have allergen-free candy available at the front desk on Halloween marked by a teal pumpkin to let guests know. The hotels participating include:

  • Hotel Julian
  • The Godfrey
  • Hotel Essex
  • Hotel Felix
  • Hotel Cass 

King of Cups

King of Cups is debuting its “Seven Ways To Die” themed Halloween season. Now through November 8, King of Cups will feature haunting vignettes of debaucherous ways to die inspired by royal mishappenings. Hourly hauntings, special effects throughout the bar, tarot card readings, and picture-worthy moments are sure to get everyone in the chilling holiday spirit.

At the center is the Halloween-inspired fall menu created by beverage director Daniel Jahnke—formerly of Drumbar, Bar Sotano, and LondonHouse—that explores the flavors of the season while adding some “sinful” touches including bud syrup (made with CBD flowers), Malort, housemade chocolate bitters, and even a healthy addition of vegetables!?

Menu features include:

  • The Posh Tosh: White Rum, Rum Fire, Bud Syrup, Lime, Egg White, Hemp Shake (bud syrup and hemp shake are made with CBD flowers)
  • 7 Deadly Sins: Bourbon, Malort, Candy Corn Syrup, Lemon, Soda, Sea Salt (Candy corn is caramelized sugar, vanilla and oat milk)
  • St. Paul’s Pumpkin Patch: Solera Rum, White Rum, Cinnamon, Pumpkin, Lemon, Angostura
  • The Underworld: Blanco Tequila, Pimms, Carrot, Lemon, Egg White, Soda, Cinnamon
  • Abuse of Power: Sweet Potato Mezcal, Reposado Tequila, Blanc Vermouth, Gentiane Aperitif, Orange Bitters


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