Boo! Halloween is here, so make it a BOOzy one. Skip your DIY cider-sangria recipe… Instead, sip a heady concoction at any of these New York City hotspots this Hallo-week.
Our roundup of spook-tacular events is only a fraction of what’s happening this Halloween. See below for more.
Monday, October 30th
Loco Mondays at Bodega Negra
Bodega Negra’s loco Monday night Mexican dinner party – Halloween Edition – kicks off at 10:30PM with variety acts like fire-breathers, burlesque performers sporting Dia de los Muertos makeup. and a tabletop dancer who prances to the Champ’s “Tequila.” Sip the Loco Halloween cocktail with activated charcoal, an orange salt rim and dehydrated pumpkin garnish. Expect a costume contest and prices for the top three contestants.
355 W. 16th St, 212-229-2336, www.bodeganegranyc.com, @bodeganegranyc
Tuesday, October 31st
Enchantment Under the Sea Dance at Analogue
The Greenwich Village vintage-themed craft cocktail bar will be throwing it back to the 80’s cult classic, Back to the Future this Halloween. Dance the night away to rock ‘n’ roll tunes (aka Johnny B. Goode hits) and enjoy a food and drinks menu created just for the evening. Grab your hover-board and your finest leather jacket and celebrate Back to the Future-style.
19 W. 8th St, 212-432-0200, www.analoguenyc.com, @analoguenyc
RIP Hef Tribute Party at Rosewood Theater
The newly-open, reimagined old-school gentleman’s club is paying tribute to legend Hugh Hefner. Playboy’s 50th Anniversary Playmate of the Year Colleen Shannon will DJ the night along side of playmates Kyla Collins, Aimee Rose and Konstantina Gianni. VIP tables and bottle services will be available through reservations. Doors open at 9:00PM.
552 W. 38th St, 212-967-4646, www.rosewoodtheater.com, @rosewoodtheater
Sake & Screams at Salt + Charcoal
Williamsburg’s Japanese steakhouse Salt + Charcoal is honoring All Hallows Eve with a free glass of hot sake for every guest, and a free screening of cult-favorite Japanese horror films like Ringu (The Ring), Juon (The Grudge) and Dark Water. The sake will be available during dinner service. The screening will take place in the restaurant’s cellar PDR from 5:00PM to 11:00PM. Request a table downstairs when making reservations.
171 Grand St, 718-782-2087, www.saltandcharcoal.com, @saltandcharcoal
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
PINK Pretzels & Beer at Treadwell Park
The dynamic craft beer hall located in Battery Park and Upper East Side is proudly supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering some pink specials. 100% of the proceeds generated from these specials will be donated to Green Flash Treasure Chest, an organization that raises money for Breast Cancer research.
Treadwell Park will be offering the following until Tuesday: A giant pretzel with PINK Himalayan salt for $15; a special PINK-tinted beer for $7, made from Green Flash Treasure Chest – It’s a bright and tropical IPA featuring Green Bullet, Warrior, Citra, Cascade, and Simcoe hops, and infused with passion fruit tea. Both pretzel and beer pairing for $20.
Both locations, www.treadwellpark.com, @treadwellpark
Think Pink Cocktail at The Plaza’s Palm Court
Support American Cancer Society by sipping the La Belle Cerise, made with Grey Goose Vodka and St. Germaine. From now until Tuesday, $1 per drink purchased will go towards the Society’s New York City chapter.
768 5th Ave., 212-546-5300, www.theplazany.com/dining/the-palm-court/, @theplazahotel
Tuesday, October 31st – Left Bank’s “Lights Out” 5-Year Anniversary Dinner
Dine in the dark this Halloween. The West Village restaurant will be turning off their lights and serving dinner to all guests by candlelight, celebrating their five-year anniversary and commemorating an unforgettable opening week in the midst of Hurricane Sandy. The celebration will showcase special menu items to recall that night in 2012 – think jambalaya with shrimp, homemade sausage, chicken and crab, and the Red Sky at Night cocktail with whisky, rosé and allspice. Lastly, 10% of all proceeds from the celebration will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society, an incredible no-kill animal rescue organization working tirelessly to #SaveThemAll in our city, as well as on the ground in hurricane-stricken areas of country.
117 Perry St, 212-727-1170, www.leftbanknewyork.com, @leftbanknewyork
Randolph Beer DUMBO
Hit the Beer ATM at the new Randolph Beer DUMBO opening Thursday. Making it The Randolph Group’s third location (and first foray into brewing its own beer), this 5,500-square-foot industrial-modern brewpub will feature a rotating world class beer list, including at least half a dozen house-brewed selections, and a self-serve beer wall with 24 taps. Comfort food options include grilled shrimp tacos and pulled chicken empanadas. Get your game on with vintage pinball and shuffleboard. Take a breather on the observation deck.
82 Prospect St, www.randolphbeer.com, @randolphbeer
Boo-zy Halloween Drinks
The Crazy Clown at Industry Kitchen
A concoction of equal parts rum and peach schnapps mixed with orange juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters; topped off with grenadine
Cachaca Zombie at Mother of Pearl
Created by Jane Danger, the frightful tiki mug is filled with Novo Fogo Chameleon Cachaça, Novo Fogo Tanager Cachaça, Giffard Triple Sec, lime and orange juices, passion-fruit syrup, and dashes of Scrappy’s Aromatic Bitters and absinthe.
Witches’ Brew at Gallow Green
A (monster) mash up of Japanese whisky, Midori, green tea matcha syrup, yuzu juice, three dashes of Thai bitters, and two Maraschino cherries for garnish.
Black Magic Martini at The Skylark
Basically a Chocolate Fudge Mint Martini by Johnny Swet, mixed with muddled mint, vodka and chocolate liqueur; presented with a mint leaf.
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