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Solita Tacos & Margaritas

A Halloween pop up has arrived at Solita Tacos & Margaritas from now until Friday, Nov. 3. From the moment diners begin to head upstairs, walking under an entryway of neon balloons, the restaurant’s second floor went all out with decorations, while dining in the dark, surrounded by eerie lighting, glowing objects and Frida Kahlo-inspired murals.

The $15 ticket will provide diners a welcome margarita and the restaurant’s housemade salsa and chips, while Solita's full menu will be available, including their signature Vampiro Taco made with a double tortilla that's held together with melted cheese. Off-menu items will also be included for ticket holders such as the Spooky Scary Skeleton margarita pitcher for the table, serving four ($43 for Hour and $50 for watermelon) to set the theme for the night. 

Glow-in-the-dark outfits preferred. Come in colors that glow under a black light. Tickets can be purchased on OpenTable.

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Photo courtesy of Barry Brecheisen for ​Solita Tacos & Margaritas

Schaumburg Halloween Carnival

The 2nd-Annual Schaumburg Halloween Carnival invites Chicagoland to experience two full weekends of spooky rides, House of Creeps haunted house, treats, trick-or-treating, seasonally themed arts and crafts, a VIP, Very Insane Person bar/lounge, live music, and more. Entrance to the carnival is free for all attendees, and parking is $5.

The Schaumburg Halloween carnival will be open for two weekends, October 20 – 22 and October 27 – 29, 2023. 

Foodies attending the Halloween carnival can indulge in seasonal treats, including popcorn, cotton candy, caramel apples, corn dogs, hot dogs, polish sausage, nachos, and funnel cakes with a variety of toppings. Additionally, Hell’s BBQ restaurant and Rainbow Cone will be onsite serving savory and sweet treats both weekends. The carnival will also host a standard plaza bar, serving beer and seltzers for those 21+ years and older. 

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Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social’s Halloween party will be Saturday, October 28, from 9 p.m. to close. The event features spooky décor, a DJ, costume contest, ghoulish games, a photobooth, specialty Halloween punch features and more. 

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Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago

On Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th from 4PM-Close,  Broken Shaker will be featuring three limited-time Spooky cocktails, including the Sage This Bit*h, infused with Cazadores Reposado, Cointreau, Hibiscus-Sage, Agave Gomme and Lime; the Brujeria, and the Calabaza Old Fashioned, made with Bacardi 8yr Rum, Spiced Piloncillo Syrup and Pumpkin Spice tinture- all for $15. Come dressed in your scariest costume for a chance to win 1 free night stay at Freehand Chicago.

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Photo courtesy of Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago.


The Zombie Apocalypse Halloween party at Federales Logan Square is on the Saturday of Halloweekend on 10/28. The Logan Square restaurant and bar is transforming into a post-apocalyptic scene with a $35 ticket that gets you in the door and access to all call drinks, draft beers and chips and salsa from 7 – 9 PM. 

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Rizzo’s Bar and Inn

The theme of this year's experience at Rizzo’s Bar and Inn is “Sweet Dreams”. From October 13th - October 31st, guests will have the chance to see over 20 classic horror movies all collide. Freddy, Jason, Pennywise, Leatherface, and more.

They also have a Halloween cocktail menu with items such as:

  • Pumpkin Espresso Martini: Ketel one, Mr. Black, Rumchata, espresso, pumpkin purée

  • Witches Brew: Empress Gin, giffard crème de violette, st, germain, lemon juice, edible glitter

  • Poison Caramel Apple: Effen Green Apple Vodka, apple juice, ginger ale, caramel

Admission is as low as $10 while supplies last; prices will increase closer to the event. Admission tickets include: 

  • 1 Complimentary RTD cocktail or domestic draft upon entry

  • Specialty Drink Menu with Discounted Pricing

  • 2 Hour Time Limit Once in the Experience

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To kick off Halloween weekend, aliveOne in Lincoln Park will host their 4th Annual Halloween live music showcase in the Back Room on Friday, October 27 at 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.). There is no cover charge and featured local bands will include Turn N Fire, Nice Motor, and Anything is Everything covering music like Pink Floyd, Lady Gaga and Dave Grohl. The event is 21 and over and costumes are encouraged. 

B.A.S.H. Burger and Sushi House

Guests who visit Burger and Sushi House (B.A.S.H.) in Geneva for dinner on Halloween night and spend $50 will receive a free order of Crab Rangoon or Spring Rolls. The special is available for dine-in or to-go. 

Central Park Bar

In celebration of their two-year anniversary this October, Central Park Bar in Avondale will host a Halloween costume party on Thursday, October 26 beginning at 4 p.m. on the patio. Guests can kick off the festivities starting with a half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and are encouraged to dress up in Halloween attire. Starting at 9 p.m., Emo Night will take over featuring all the emo music classics, Ghost Tequila drink specials, and DJ Brian Buckley spinning jams. There will be prizes for best Halloween costume, and bites will also be available from the Gilty Pig food truck. 

Cody's Public House

Cody’s Public House will host a Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest for dogs and their owners. The contest will kick off at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 29. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Doggy Costume ($100) and Best Dog + Human Combo Costume ($200). There will be raffles benefiting Second City Canine Rescue, free pup cups and free dog swag. Drink specials will include $5 Lagunitas Pints, $5 Best Buds Brews (non-alcoholic craft brew for dogs), $6 Tito's Cocktails and Cody’s Pup-Tail Menu. Guests are invited to stick around for the Bears vs Chargers game at 7:20 p.m. 

Easy Bar

Easy Bar invites Chicagoans to get in the Halloween spirit with a pumpkin carving contest on Monday, October 30 at 7 p.m. New Belgium will supply free pumpkins that are already scooped out and carving tools for cutting and decorating while patrons get creative. New Belgium swag bags 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 be offered a New Belgium beer sampling and Easy Bar’s Monday specials like $4 Montucky Cold Snacks, $5 Espolón Blanco Shots, $5 Underbergs, and $9 beer and shot combos. Those who arrive early can kick off the evening with half-price happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Estelle’s will have two Halloween-themed events this October including a Halloween Tie Dye Party and Costume Party. 

Halloween Tie Dye Party

  • Thursday, October 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For $25 per person, guests will get an official white Estelle's t-shirt, supplies and will receive assistance from staff at designing shirts with special patterns. 

Costume Party

  • Saturday, October 28 beginning at 10 p.m.

Partygoers are encouraged to dress up for a change to win prizes. Guests who arrive early can select from Estelle’s half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


To kick off the spooky season, guests can join Remedy in Bucktown for scary movie nights every Wednesday throughout October. They’ll also host a Pumpkin Carving Contest, a Halloween-themed Drag Show, and a Halloween Party with a costume contest. 

  • Movie Nights - Every Wednesday beginning October 11 

Guests will be offered a spooky lineup of movies every Wednesday along with free popcorn. The movie lineup will include:

10/11- Slasher double feature 

10/18 - Foreign horror double feature 

10/25- Alien movie double feature 

  • Pumpkin Carving Contest - Wednesday October 25

Chicagoans can get creative with a pumpkin carving contest featuring pumpkins and carving kits supplied by Remedy. Pumpkins are first-come, first-served and only available while supplies last. Guests that arrive early can enjoy Remedy’s half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. $10 per person 

  • Halloween Lip Sync Happy Hour - Thursday, October 26

Hosted by Ginger Forest, Ranger Cheeks, Ivana Tequila and Candi Forest. Guests can enjoy Remedy’s half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m before the drag show begins at 7 p.m. 

  • Halloween Party and Costume Contest - Saturday, October 28

Remedy will host a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28 beginning at 10 p.m. featuring music, movies and a costume contest. Guests are encouraged to dress up for a chance to win prizes. 

Sweet Mandy B's

To celebrate Halloween, Sweet Mandy B’s in Lincoln Park and Streeterville will offer festive treats available from Thursday, October 19 through Tuesday, October 31 (limited quantities of all items available). Guests will be offered items like Ghost Cut-out Cookies, Iced Rice Krispies, Furry Monster Brownies, Graveyard Brownies, Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes, Mummy Cupcakes, and a six pack of decorated cupcakes (decoration will vary). A decorated ghost cake will also be available via custom order and limited in-store quantity.

Guests can also select seasonal items throughout the month of October like Sweet Mandy B’s famous Pumpkin Cupcakes, Pumpkin Meringue pie, individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Pumpkin Apple Muffins, Pumpkin Whoopie Pie, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Pie, and more. 

The Graystone Tavern

The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will host a Vikings-themed Halloween party on Sunday, October 29. A Minnesota Vikings-affiliated bar, Graystone will broadcast the game vs the Packers at 12 p.m., and guests who dress up in their best viking costume will receive a free Skol Bomb (Three Olives Grape with Red Bull Blue edition).

There will be a viking costume contest with the winner receiving a $200 Graystone gift card as well as game day raffles. Drink specials will include $5 Skol Bombs, $6 Surly Drafts, $6 Goose Island Drafts and $20 Domestic Buckets. 

The Owl

The Owl in Logan Square will host a Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 28 until 5 a.m. and Tuesday, October 31 until 4 a.m. Party-goers can use a free photobooth from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., costume contest and DJ all night. 

The Rambler Kitchen + Tap

The Rambler Kitchen + Tap in North Center will host a Monster Bash Party on Saturday, October 28 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. For $40 per person, guests can select liquor, seltzers, full cocktail menu, house wines, drafts, import and domestic beer, and a nacho bar. There will be a costume contest with the best solo costume winning $100 and the best group costume (2 to 6 people) winning $200.

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Ascend to the Cabra rooftop for the return of Drag Brunch, "Scream Queens" edition on Saturday, October 28th. Queen Athena Seraphina and her crew will be performing plus Cabra is brewing up a Mimosa special just for the occasion. Entry is $15 and tickets be purchased on OpenTable.

The Izakaya at Momotaro

The Izakaya is back on October 28th at 7pm with their annual Halloween party, and this year’s theme is Haunted Cinema. Step into The Izakaya’s subterranean hideaway for a world of vintage horror movies. The space will transform into an underground haunted cinema with sweets and crafted cocktails, plus all-night beats from DJ Stryfe. Tickets include a feast of Izakaya food and dessert stations, plus three cocktails (additional available for a la carte purchase). Tickets can be purchased via Tock.

GG’s Chicken Shop, Itoko, Little Goat Diner

Boka Restaurant Group is celebrating their first year on Southport Corridor on October 22nd. From 2-5pm, bring the kids –and your costumes–for an afternoon of spooky treats and kid-friendly activities to get you in the holiday spirit. No tickets or reservations are required in advance.

  • GG’s Chicken Shop: Decorate your own dirt cup
  • Itoko: Pumpkin boba drinks (available for purchase)
  • Little Goat Diner: Pumpkin painting

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Offerings available through the month of October:

  • BOO! “Ghost” Marshmallows
  • Brown Butter Rice Krispies treats
  • Spiced Pear Macarons
  • Vanilla Cake Pops
  • Caramel Truffle Pops
  • White Chocolate Mummy Brownies
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Photo courtesy of Nick Podraza for Boka Restaurant Group


This Halloween, sweet treats from Chicago bakery Sweet Mandy B’s and Do-Rite Donuts. Any delivery order placed from either eatery between 10/28 - 10/31 will be eligible for entry into DwellSocial’s “Golden Ticket” giveaway, with a handful of lucky recipients receiving a full refund for their order and a $25 credit towards their next DwellSocial delivery. One lucky grand prize winner will even receive $250 in DwellSocial credit for future orders. When you receive your order, be sure to look carefully for a golden ticket, and if you happen to find one in yours, share it on social, show your friends, and send the DwellSocial team a note at with a picture.

As supplies are limited and they sell out quickly, place your order now.

  • Sweet Mandy B’s:

Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Forest, and Gurnee residents can have Sweet Mandy B’s cupcakes, cookies, cakes, brownies, bars, and more delivered right to their door on Saturday, October 28th, while Libertyville residents can choose whether they’d like to have their order delivered directly to their home, or pick it up from Sunset Foods at 1451 East Peterson Road. La Grange, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, and Downers Grove locals will have quite the selection from Sweet Mandy B’s cupcake and cookie flavors to be delivered at their home.

Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Forest, and Gurnee: Place your delivery order for Sweet Mandy B’s by Thursday 10/26 at 12:00pm.

Libertyville (pick-up only from Sunset Foods): Place your order for Sweet Mandy B’s by Thursday 10/26 at 12:00pm.

La Grange, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, and Downers Grove: Place your order for Sweet Mandy B’s by Saturday 10/28 at 12:00pm.

  • Do-Rite Donuts:

This Halloween, suburban residents from the North Shore all the way to Northwest Indiana can order themselves a half or full dozen of Do-Rite Donuts’ classic flavors, seasonal flavors, or a premium 6-or 3-pack with their choice of any combination of Do-Rite’s Pistachio Lemon and Maple Bacon flavors. Do-Rite’s limited edition fall flavors include Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned, Pumpkin Spice Cake with cream cheese frosting and fall sprinkles, and Apple Cider. 

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There will be a seasonal Paint & Sip Soirée in Venteux's botanically-themed cafe on Wednesday, October 25th, from 6pm — 9pm in partnership with Pinot’s Palette. A selection of drinks will be available, including beer, wine, and cocktails like the event's signature potion: the Black Magic Margarita, featuring Patron Tequila, activated charcoal, hibiscus, and fire bitters. The $45 ticket includes all necessary materials, the specialty cocktail, canvases, and guidance. 

The Graceful Ordinary

The Graceful Ordinary will host their first annual Halloween gala. In celebration of the spooky season, the team is transforming its space into the Emerald City for "No Place Like Home", a Wizard of Oz-themed costume party. The action starts at 5 p.m. with an optional open bar cocktail hour and passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by a four-course dinner by Executive Chef Chris Curren. Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters from the Emerald City. A portion of the proceeds will support Lazarus House, in their mission to provide resources and shelter to the unhoused community in Kane County. 

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Chef Won Kim

Won Kim - executive chef/partner at Kimski and partner at Lilac Tiger - is hosting and curating his annual “Boo Ha-Ha: The Awakening” Halloween beer party from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, October 28 at Chop Shop in Wicker Park (2033 W North Ave).

Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and will receive unlimited pours of seasonal beers from over 20+ craft breweries (Marz, middle brow, Standard Meadery, 18th Street, Moor's, etc) and experimental beers from home brewers along with a buffet of Chop Shop food.

Won - along with fellow DJs Mike Slugs and Brother B - will spin records for the five hour duration of the “Boo Ha-Ha: The Awakening”.

Tickets to the “Boo Ha-Ha: The Awakening” are $67.62 each.


The Goddess and Grocer

The Goddess and Grocer’s Executive Pastry Chef Alysha Dinatale has created some sweet & spooky treats this Halloween season. Items can be pre-ordered at Order via GoldBelly for nationwide delivery. Select Halloween sweets will also be available in-store (Fulton Market, Bucktown, Gold Coast, O’Hare Terminal 5, River North)! 

Halloween Cookie Decorating Kit 

This package serves 12 people and includes everything to decorate 12 Halloween Cookies

  • 12 Assorted Spooky Shaped Cookies 

  • 4 packs of Sprinkles

  • 4 bags of Colored Flat Icing 

Halloween Cookies - 5 Pack

These cookies are hand piped and feature designs like gravestones, witches, pumpkins, haunted houses, and more.

Halloween Brownie Tray (serves 8-12 people)

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This Halloween weekend, patrons are invited to KOMO for ‘Highball Halloween’ a celebration of Japanese whisky excellence. A selection from five distilleries crafted into highballs, all at a 50% discount, all week long. Patrons are then invited to head up to Esco, their exclusive cocktail lounge with décor including an eerie entrance, live performances, and a dance floor. At the stroke of midnight, a cash prize awaits the most spooktacular costume. Doors open at 9pm, early admission will be limited.

Lincoln Park Spooktacular

The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce announces the return of Spooktacular 2023 presented by LPCC, Lincoln Avenue Special Service Area #35, and Clark Street Special Service Area #23. The trick-or-treat experience will take place on Saturday, October 28 along Lincoln Avenue from Wrightwood to Webster from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Sunday, October 29 along Clark Street from Diversey to Armitage from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. During Spooktacular 2023, Lincoln Park businesses along Lincoln Avenue and Clark Street will transform into trick-or-treat stops for families to visit and celebrate Halloween. During both events, select restaurants along Lincoln Ave and Clark Street will feature special fall-themed promos for those who participate in Spooktacular. On Saturday, families are invited to stop by Lincoln Common at 2335 N. Lincoln for face painting, caricature artists, 360 photo cam, live mobile DJ and a Dog Costume Contest with Scout Veterinary Care. Spooktacular 2023 is free for children and families to enjoy. Families are invited to dress up to trick-or-treat to collect treats and experience the Lincoln Park neighborhood in spirit. A list of special food and drink promos can be found below, more information on Spooktacular 2023 can also be found on their website. 

Spooktacular 2023 Saturday, October 28 1-4pm - Lincoln Avenue

  • Gong Cha (2233 N. Lincoln) - Will be offering Buy One Get One free drinks from 1-4pm and handing out BOGO coupons for their beverages. 

  • Johnny’s Beef & Gyros (2300 N. Lincoln) - Will be featuring their Pumpkin Pie Shake available for purchase.

  • Elephant + Vine (2315 N. Lincoln) - Will be featuring Apple Pie Milkshake & Halloween Brownies for purchase.

  • Crumbl (2321 N. Lincoln) - Will be giving out a Halloween themed cookie as treats for Spooktacular.

  • Takito Street Lincoln Park (2423 N. Lincoln) - Will be offering a promo of 10% off your purchase when mentioning ‘Spooktacular’ for the day.

  • Verzenay Chicago (2507 N. Lincoln)  - Will be featuring their Mummy Macaroons available for purchase.

Spooktacular 2023 Sunday October 29 - Clark Street

  • Bocadillo (2342 N. Clark) - Will be hosting a Halloween costume event on October 28th complete with wine, Spanish food and music.

  • Casati’s (444 W. Fullerton) - Will be having a ‘Kids Eat Free’ promo for lunch or dinner (between 4-5p) for every adult entree purchase only valid on October 29th.

  • Tin Lizzie (2483 N. Clark) - Will be hosting a doggie costume contest with a local shelter & Titos! As well as hosting a Beetlejuice Pop-up.

  • Toro Sushi (2546 N. Clark) - Will be featuring these select new rolls: Halloween Roll, Hill Top Kamikaze, Kusiu Roll available for purchase. 

  • Uni Uni Tea & Dessert (2550 N. Clark) - Will be offering Buy One Get One Free on their Milk Tea Bucket  and Strawberry Orange Jasmine tea.

  • Vanille (2108 N. Clark) - During the event, Vanille will be offering $3.00 hot cocoa for families to warm up from all the trick-or-treating fun.

  • XO Marshmallow (2730 N. Clark) - Will be featuring their Fluffy The Marshmallow Slayer Frozen Drink made with cookies & cream frappe topped off with marshmallow fluff, toy fangs, cookies & cream marshmallow. Chocolate Caramel Frozen Drink, a white chocolate salted caramel frappe topped off with a scoop of marshmallow fluff, ROLO chocolates, and a chocolate caramel marshmallow. As well as their  BooThang Hot Chocolates, gourmet hot chocolate with a marshmallow little ghost all available for purchase.

  • Yoberri Gourmet (2224 N. Clark) - Will have their Spooky Sunday available as well as free toppings with every purchase. 

  • Chicago Fair Trade Pop-Up Shop & Museum (2352 N. Clark)  - Will be sharing fair trade chocolate samples and fair trade Pumpkin Spiced Chai samples.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila will be celebrating the upcoming Halloween Weekend by transforming their space into a 7 Deadly Sins “Greed” theme complete with live DJs throughout the weekend. 


Carnivale, is getting the party started for Halloween on Sunday, October 29th with a Monster Mash Brunch from 10 am - 3 pm. Diners can dress up in their most creative Halloween costume for their reservation and Carnivale will "treat" the adults to a free mimosa, or a handspun cotton candy for the little ones. To celebrate Dia de Los Muertos on Wednesday, November 1, the Latin spot will have performances from 6-7 pm and 8-9 pm to enjoy in the main dining room along with photo opportunities in their newly-renovated Rumba Lounge. To make a dining reservation, visit Carnivale on Tock. 

Chicago Waffles

Chicago Waffles’ four locations present their Pumpkin Waffle for $13.49, through November 30. The waffle is available at their four locations: Willowbrook (10S642 Kingery Hwy), Oak Park (726 Lake St.), West Loop (1104 W. Madison St.) and South Loop (1400 S. Michigan Ave). 

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge is prepping palates for Halloween with a Prisoner Wine Dinner on Friday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. featuring The Prisoner Wine Company. This two-hour experience will feature Thorn’s Executive Chef Nicholas Malloy’s four-course menu that will be complemented by Prisoner’s wine pairings, led by a Prisoner Wine Sommelier. 

"We are thrilled to bring back this sold-out event with The Prisoner Wine Company this fall," said Executive Chef Nicholas Malloy. "This evening allows us to be creative with our offerings and really take attendees on a mouthwatering journey through dining and imbibing, and we can’t wait to see this year’s turnout as we celebrate the Halloween season!” 

The Prisoner Wine Dinner will begin with a cocktail hour with an Unshackled Rosé paired with a light burrata toast. Guests will then be led to their seats to officially start the evening, featuring an Unshackled Sauvignon Blanc, with notes of tropical fruits and fresh citrus, paired with a Goat Cheese Salad; frisée, fried goat cheese crouton, pancetta, apples, walnuts, and a mustard vinaigrette. Patrons will then enjoy a Saldo Chenin Blanc, complemented with a Surf & Turf Bao Bun; seared scallops, smoked pork belly, avocado, orange miso cream, shiso greens, and sesame seeds. Guests will then move onto the third course where their sommelier will lead them through a Prisoner Pinot Noir, with a 12-hour Duck Confit, manchego polenta, tahini tossed asparagus, sweet potato chip, and a cherry gastrique. The evening will end with sweet tastes, pairing a Prisoner Red Blend, with a Crème Brûlée, a red wine glaze and topped with fresh blackberries.

Seating for the Prisoner Winner Dinner is available to book now. 

Photo courtesy of Thorn Restaurant & Lounge


Suit up in your best costume on Sunday, October 29th for a chance to win the costume contest and watch your NOLA Saints take on the Indianapolis Colts at 12pm. Brunch options, from skillets to burgers, will be offered while sipping on Frontier's Halloween cocktail menu. 


Mordecai hosts a wine tasting inspired by the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The event features seven wines paired with songs from the soundtrack, such as Las Jaras 2022 “Big, Buff, & Beautiful” Albariño matched to “I Can Make You a Man”. Wine director, Brandon Randles, and guest wine expert, Danielle Norris will be on hand to guide you.

Tickets for the Rocky Horror Wine Tasting Event are $30 per person and can be purchased via Tock.

Ina Mae Tavern

Ina Mae Tavern’s Halloween pop-up, “Voodoo Lounge,” is back with a month-long lineup of events. Ina Mae will be transformed into a Halloween pop-up, where hanging skeletons, spider webs, bats, and more. 

From Voodoo Bingo and $10 Halloween cocktails, to a Friday the Thirteenth themed drag show and a NOLA tradition jazz funeral, there will be a new event or special happening at Ina Mae every day of the week.


October Offerings: 

  • Tuesday: Tarot & Tendie Tuesday
  • Wednesday: Voodoo Bingo (7:00pm)
  • Thursday: Live music with Nick Barron (7:00pm), $10 Halloween cocktails
  • Friday: Happy Hour- half-off Halloween cocktail menu (4:00 - 6:00pm), live music (7:00pm)
  • Saturday and Sunday: Blues Brunch (12:00 - 3:00pm)

Specials Events: 

  • Sunday, October 8: Ina’s Voodoo Lounge Live Band Burlesque Show (4:00 - 6:00pm) with live music from The Southside Stompers and burlesque by Bob Beyonce, Hot Tawdry, Miss Nyxon, and Shimmy LaRoux
  • Friday, October 13: Ina’s Friday the Thirteenth Horror Drag Show (10:00pm)
  • Friday, October 20: Jazz Funeral featuring Chicago’s Four Star Brass Band (6:00pm)
  • Friday, October 27: Burlesque show with Hot Tawdry & Friends (10:00pm)
  • Saturday, October 28: Halloween party - best costume contest and live DJ! (8:00pm)
  • Tuesday, October 31: Halloween (Ina Mae opens at 4pm)! Goodie bags for kids, $7 (2) tendies & fries basket, free hot chocolate for kids with $12 boozy options for adults 
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Arbella's Halloween cocktails will be available Wednesday, 10.25 through Tuesday, 10.31. Guests can sip on:

  • THE DEAD RABBIT - Conejos Mezcal, Cynar, Raspberry, Hibiscus, Rabbit Ashes (activated charcoal), Ghost Ectoplasm (egg white) served in a coup glass
  • BLUMPKIN - a shot of 1800 Cristalino Tequila, Pumpkin Purée, Allspice Dram, Vanilla-cinnamon Syrup

Talbott Cucina

Talbott Cucina, the restaurant inside The Talbott Hotel, will have a Halloween cocktail special available on October 31st only. The cocktail, Grey Matter, is crafted with Libelula tequila, orange, blackberry, torched lime, black Hawaiian salt for $16. 

In partnership with Pups Pet Club, Talbott Cucina will host a special happy hour from 4pm-6pm on Monday, 10.30. Locals are invited to bring their dogs in costume for Halloween and with ongoing happy hour specials. The team will extend a 20% off locals discount to all attendees for food & beverage (excluding alcohol). 

Photo courtesy of Brandon Bierlein for Talbott Cucina

Press Room

Explore Complimentary Tarot Readings from SG, who will unveil secrets, answer questions, and peer into your future. Complimentary Champagne will also be offered during the reading on Tuesday, Oct. 31st, from 6-8:30 pm.

LG's Bar & Kitchen

Sip and Paint with "Boo"cuterie Board October 25th: five different styles of wine while painting a Halloween portrait. Painting supplies, canvas included, and bottomless wine for two hours. $45 for painting supplies, canvas, and wine. 

Halloween Costume Contest October 28th: GA Tickets include 5 drink vouchers (presented on arrival) and are valid for select cocktails, draft Busch Light, draft Twisted Tea, and house wine. Costume contest with winners being announced at the end of the event - prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. First place will win a deluxe Jim Beam sponsored Yeti tailgate cooler. Swag bag raffle, shot wheel, games, party favors. 

W XYZ Bar at Aloft Chicago Mag Mile

W XYZ Bar at Aloft Chicago Mag Mile will offer a new October cocktail menu. This month, sip on festive Halloween-themed drinks like:

  • Jekyll & Gin - Ford’s Gin, Lemon and Grenadine 

  • Sweet Poison - Cruzan Rum, Malibu Rum, Blue Curacao, and Pineapple 

  • Good & Evil - Tito’s Vodka, Apple Pucker, Midori, Triple Sec, Pineapple, and Starry Soda 

  • Witches Brew - Midori, Cointreau, and Lemon 

  • Vampire’s Kiss - Wheatley Vodka, Chambord, Cranberry, Lemon and Grenadine 

Untitled Supper Club

Untitled Supper Club is hosting their Wicked Wonderland Unbridled on Thursday October 26 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Alice in Wonderland-themed burlesque will take attendees spiraling down the rabbit hole with three rooms of larger-than-life immersive installations, multiple DJs and 20+ performances throughout the evening. Early bird tickets are available now via Opentable.  


Tabú is throwing party for La Noche de Las Brujas on October 28. The party is completely free and takes place from 10 p.m. to close featuring live DJs, Mezcal tequilas and new menu specials from Executive Chef Alexander Quintero. 


Recess is celebrating Halloween by throwing a 30 year anniversary party of The Nightmare Before Christmas on October 27. Attendees will get to step into an eerie world with interactive installations, drink specials inspired by the movie, beats from the Recess DJ and a costume contest. Tickets are available now via OpenTable. 

Kimpton Gray Hotel and Marz Community Brewing Co.

Marz Community Brewing Co. is presenting an evening of supernatural celebration at the Haunted Marz Motel, located in Kimpton Gray Hotel lobby and bar, Vol. 39. The Haunted Marz Hotel is a fictional motel storied to have once been owned by Marz Community Brewing Co. that will be teleported to the Kimpton Gray Hotel for one evening of mischief. 

On Thursday, October 19 from 6-10 PM, guests will experience an evening filled with festive cocktails at Vol. 39, tarot readings, aura photography, and a live electronic musical performance by Mr 666. The Haunted Marz Motel will also serve complimentary tastes of "Marz Room Service," a collaboration beer made special for The Gray. While sipping, guests can browse the Arts Market featuring fine art ceramics, silk-screened prints, and fashion-forward collections. 

The first 50 guests to check in to the party at the Haunted Marz Motel lobby desk will receive a special motel room swag bag from the long-shuttered original Marz Motel. Guests who attend in vampiric or ghoulish attire will be entered to win a special prize for Best Drip. Admission is free, but registration is via Eventbrite. 

Offshore Rooftop

Offshore Rooftop is transforming their all-season rooftop space on the East End of Navy Pier into a haunted sunken pirate ship this Halloween. On Saturday, October 28, Offshore will offer all guests the chance to walk the plank and get shipwrecked, with tickets including a Premium 4-hour bar (bottomless drinks) paired with several passed light bites throughout the evening. 

Doors open at 8pm and the night will be filled with giveaways, a haunted themed costume contest, music, dancing and more. 

Tickets available on Eventbrite.

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Flyer courtesy of Offshore Rooftop


Guests of Kirkwood on Saturday, October 28 can take advantage of Halloween specials like:

  • $6 Bud Light and Miller Lite Stadium Cups
  • $8 Vegas Bombs & Green Tea Shots


Highline's Halloween Party will be Saturday, October 28 from 9pm to12am. Tickets start at $40 and include four drink tickets, a limited pizza buffet and a costume contest. 


Gaslight will throw a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28 from 10pm to 12am. Tickets start at $25 and include four drink tickets, a limited pizza buffet and a costume contest. 


Before Halloween weekend, guests can join Brickhouse for Scary Movie Trivia on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30pm. 

  • $5 Bud & Bud Light Drafts
  • $6 Casamigos Shots
  • $12 Casamigos Margaritas
  • $25 Buckets of NÜTRL

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.

To kick off the holiday weekend, Brickhouse will hold a Halloween Brunch Party on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 from 10am to 3pm. Brunchers will be offered a $35 all-you-can-eat buffet, $20 mimosa two-hour package, and a costume contest. 

Ranalli's West Loop and Lincoln Park

Ranalli's in both the West Loop and Lincoln Park will hold a Halloween Pup Parade on Sunday, October 29 from 2pm to 5pm. $10 tickets include:

  • One Beer for Pup Mom or Dad
  • One N/A Dog-Friendly Beer for Your Pup
  • One Treat for Your Pup
  • Costume Contest w/ Red Carpet: $100 Prize for Best Costume!

80 Proof

80 Proof will host a Haunted House Party on Saturday, October 28 from 9pm to 12am. Tickets start at $25 and include a call drink package, a limited buffet and a costume contest.

Before the weekend festivities, 80 Proof will also host Horror Themed Tringo on Wednesday, October 25 from 7pm to 9pm. The $35 Package includes Tringo: Trivia & Bingo, drink specials: select wine, beers & mixed drinks and a taco bar (including vegan & non-vegan options).


Benchmark's Halloween party will be held Saturday, October 28 from 9pm to 12am. $25 Presale Tickets include four drink tickets, a limited pizza bar and a costume contest. 


Freakmont takes place Saturday, October 28 from 9pm to 12am. Tickets start at $40 and include a call drink package, limited food buffet and a costume contest. 

Fremont x Punchis Punchis Present PUNCHIS BRUNCHIES: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS on Sunday, October 29 from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The $75 Brunch Package includes an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet & mimosas plus a LIVE PERFORMANCE from 1pm to 5pm featuring CEDEÑO + LIVE BAND, SAD BOIII: Trumpet, LESTER REY: Congas, MARCO: Drums, TANIA: Gogo, Support by AVO.

Travelle Lounge at The Langham, Chicago

On Saturday, October 28, guests can celebrate Halloween at the Invasion of the Villains Halloween Party or experience the seasonal villain-themed cocktail menu available at Travelle Bar throughout this Halloween season.

Travelle Bar’s cocktails are taking a supernatural turn with a limited-edition menu featuring five drinks each representing an infamous pop culture villain. Menu highlights include the “Kryptonite” (Suntory Toki, Canton Ginger, Midori), the “Maleficent” (Empress Gin, Crème De Violette, Blackberry, Maraschino Luxardo, Tonic) and the “Hi-Ya Georgie” (Casamigo Reposado, Brandy Soaked Cherry Juice, Passionfruit Agave Orange Syrup). 

The Invasion of the Villains Halloween Party on Oct. 28 will be featuring the signature spooky cocktails among other surprises. Reservations are available via Tock.

Photo courtesy of Travelle Lounge at The Langham, Chicago

Time Out Market Chicago

TOM is hosting a free Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th beginning at 7pm. Get your costumes and makeup ready because the party is Dia de Los Muertos themed, and there are so many surprises planned. DJ Sho will be playing the latest tracks from 7pm - 12am and guests also have the chance to partake in palm readings, face painters, costume contests, drink specials, and more. 

Specialty Halloween cocktails include:

  • Calaveritas ($16): El Tequileno Reposado, Ginger Syrup, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Triple Sec, Habanero Bitters, & Activated Charcoal
  • Mama Coco ($14): El Tequileno Blanco, Elderflower Liqueur, Blue Curacao, Kiwi Puree, Lime Juice, & Tonic Water
  • Recuerdame ($17): Dos Hombres Mezcal, Dry Vermouth, Blueberry Lavender Syrup, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Mint, Peychaud's Bitters, & Fee Foam

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) is hosting an evening of treats, sweets, and BOOze at the Ravenswood Costume Crawl! From 5:30pm - 8:30pm on Wednesday, October 25th, local haunts team up for an evening of treats, drinks, and Halloween fun. A selection of local desserts, snacks, and drinks as you hop between shops and restaurants along Montrose Ave. Tickets are $26 in advance ($30 day of, if available) and include at least 10 tasting-sized portions of desserts and beverages, a Ravenswood canvas tote bag, and other goodies. 

The Hampton Social

BOOze Brunch is taking place on Saturday, October 28 from 10am to 3pm and featuring bottomless mimosas and the signature Orange Halloween Frosés. Orange Halloween Frosés are available at all Hampton Social Chicagoland locations during Halloween week, October 24-31. Reservations can be made via OpenTable. 

The Bassment

On Saturday, October 28th, The Bassment will transform into a sinister Hollywood haunt. Live music all night long in your best Halloween costumes and sip on their signature cocktail, "The Bathtub," served with a Halloween-themed rubber duck.


On Saturday, October 28th, Halloween enthusiasts can “Enter the twiLIT Zone” and visit Bandit’s second floor bar (Bandit on Two). Doors open at 9 p.m. and are open until 3 a.m. Live DJ and musical performances will accompany, in addition to the staff who will be dressed to theme. Costumes are welcome and the bar will be decked out for the holiday.


To celebrate Halloween this year, LondonHouse will host "Nightmare on Wacker Drive 23" on Saturday, October 28th. The haunted carnival themed party will take place in the LH on 21 Lounge, Etoile Ballroom, and on the LH Rooftop. Doors open at 8pm with a Premium hosted bar from 8pm-12am along with live DJ's, and a costume contest. 

I|O Godfrey

On Saturday, October 28th, from 8pm-2:30am, I|O Godfrey will transform its rooftop into a grand manor layered with dark secrets, eerie encounters, and the mystique of the past clashing with the present.

Headquarters Beercade

HQ Beercade’s “Malice in Wonderland” pop-up features a horror-filled tea party inspired by the classic fairytale. sSpecialty cocktails, burlesque performances, and more through Halloween. Plus, dress in your Halloween best to win a cash prize during HQ's Halloween weekend costume contests.

Halloween cocktails available all month long include: 

  • We’re All Mad Here: Whiskey | Fruitful Strawberry Liqueur | Orange Bitters | Dash of Fernet Branca | Strawberry Mist
  • Drink Me: Aged rum | lemon | triple syrup | Vera Pistachio cream ale 
  • Curiouser and Curiouser: Tequila | Aperol | Dolin Blanc | Grapefruit oil
  • Painting the Roses Red: Vodka | Creme de Cacao | Cream | Rose Water | Raspberry Foam
  • Who. Are. You?: Gin | Genmaicha syrup | lemon | lavender | soda

The costume contest will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 27th: 1st Place - $300, 2nd Place - $200, 3rd Place - $100
  • Saturday, Oct. 28th: 1st Place - $700, 2nd Place - $500, 3rd Place - $200
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31st: 1st Place - $300, 2nd Place - $200, 3rd Place - $100

Robert's Pizza Dough & Co.

Closing out October, Robert’s Pizza is hosting its third annual Howl-o-Ween event. All dog owners are welcome to stop by Robert’s on Saturday, October 28th from 2pm – 4pm for a special dog costume pet parade and contest. The contest will feature a winner for three different costume categories: scariest, cutest, and most creative. Humans will have a chance to compete too. Plus, a professional pet photographer will be on-site to capture photos. Dog treats will be available for the pups and there will be Halloween cocktails for the humans.

Photo courtesy of Robert's Pizza Dough & Co.

ROOF on theWit

ROOF on theWit, is hosting a variety of events and programming, from live DJs to specialty cocktails and even a Spooky Silent Disco, ROOF offers views of Chicago through floor to ceiling windows, 27 stories up. 

ROOF also is now offering a variety of themed/specialty cocktails available to order starting today, Wednesday October 25th, through Halloween night! These include the “Black Magic Margarita”, “Blood Orange Moon”, “Vampire’s Kiss”, “Witch’s Brew”, and the “Dead Shot” that is a mystery to the guest ordering it - don’t ask what’s in it!

ROOF at theWit Halloween Programming

●      Friday Skeleton Disco, October, 27th; Doors Open at 10pm

To celebrate the night, ROOF will have aerial performers, dancers, food and cocktails. Entertainment to include Ryan Paradise and DJ Heavy as the headlining DJ. Costumes are encouraged. 

●      Saturday Dead Disco, October, 28th; Doors Open at 10pm

To celebrate the night, ROOF will have aerial performers, dancers, food and cocktails. Entertainment to include dancers, aerialist, DJ Derrick B and Bella Fiasco as the headlining DJ! Costumes are encouraged. 

●      Halloween Night Silent as the Grave Disco, October, 31st; Doors Open at 10pm

Guests and locals are welcomed on Halloween night for a first ever Silent Disco. There will be two different DJ’s for guests to choose how to party as they dance with other patrons with headphones. Tickets are only for the Silent Disco in the Gallery. Drinks and food can be purchased the night of the event. Regular service will be available in the Lounge. Guests must have an ID in order to check out headphones for the night and ID’s will be returned once party is over. Costumes are encouraged.

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago will be hosting a month-long Spooky Tea series during October. The full menu offers a variety of selections created by Executive Chef Guenther Moreno and Pastry Chef Toni Roberts adorned with spooky touches.

Options include finger tea sandwiches like 400 Year Old Ghost, made with prosciutto di parma, cornichons, grain mustard cream cheese and brioche pullman; Crabby, made with crab salad, peppers, lemon aioli and charcoal bread; Hands Off, made with smoked salmon, capers and dill spread; and Spike, made with cucumber, heirloom tomatoes, borsin spread and Pullman. The menu also features Carbonara Quiche, made with bucatini, smokey mushroom and parmesan; freshly baked scones; and an assortment of pastries such as Candy Corn Parfait, with butterscotch cremeux, pumpkin pie and caramel corn; Madeleine Mummy, with lemon cake and blood orange jam; Monster Under the Bed, with blackberry mousse choux and pistachio diplomat cream; RIP Chocolate Tart, with salted caramel and super dark chocolate ganache; and Full Moon Macaron, with peanut butter banana and silver dust. Guests can choose from a an array of teas curated by French tea house Palais De Thes, or a bubbling flute of rose champagne - all set at Torali, the modern Italian steakhouse perched on the 12th floor of the hotel. 

Reservations are available on Tock. Tea service is available at 2 p.m. on select weekends in October, including: 

  • Saturday, October 14 & Sunday, October 15

  • Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22

  • Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29


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