By: Andrea Ornelas By: Andrea Ornelas | October 25, 2022 | Food & Drink Lifestyle
No need to fret this fall season! Los Angeles is crawling with dozens of spooky celebrations to choose from for Halloween and Día de los Muertos. Grab your best costume and show out for this season of frights.
Hotel June’s poolside restaurant welcomes Angelenos for a celebratory happy hour to honor Día de Los Muertos with festive cocktails and Cali-Mex dishes in a relaxed setting. Reservations
The Sherman Oaks restaurant welcomes diners for two nights of Día de los Muertos festivities. Casa Vega will be outfitted with traditional ofrendas and will feature mariachi, sugar skull paintings and food specials, including black lime margaritas, chicken mole tamaales and Mexican coffee. Website
The Silver Lake establishment is teaming up with bike shop Golden Saddle Cyclery to elevate its weekly Industry Night into a Halloween party. The evening ride will start and end at Eszett, which will hold a costume contest and offer food and drink specials. The ride begins at 4 p.m. and will be about 25 miles. Website
Los Angeles’ biggest party throwers have you covered all weekend long. Booty Bellows has a kick-off party on Oct. 28, Ty Dolla $ign performance on Oct. 29 and Spooky Vibes part on Oct. 30. Meanwhile, Poppy will have its own kick-off party on Oct. 27, Friday Night Fever with Rich the Kid on Oct. 28, a Bacardi-hosted Spooktacular on Oct. 29 and a special performance by Bobby Shmurda on Oct. 31. At Harriet’s, the L.A.-favorite rooftop will host a Spooky Sunday Brunch on Oct. 30 and an all-day Halloween costume party on Oct. 31. Over in Santa Monica, Shorebar will have a kick-off party on Oct. 27, a Haunted Halloween Party on Oct. 28 and a live music and Spooky Vibes Party on Oct. 29. Finally, The Peppermint Club will feature a performance by WeTheBand and more.
In partnership with VIP Nightlife and Made Special, Maxim promises the sexiest, most-anticipated Halloween event in Los Angeles. The Oct. 29 party includes a premium open bar, big-name performers, top L.A. DJs, light-up party favors and more. Tickets
Hollywood Forever Cemetery is returning once again this year for its 23rd installment of their Day of the Dead celebration. Two events will be held Oct. 29 for “Dia De Los Muertos” from 9 a.m - 3 p.m and “Noche De Los Muertos” from 5 p.m - 12 a.m. The two-part event focuses on Mayahuel, the Aztec goddess of fertility and will include live cultural performances and an exhibition from artist of the year , Sabino Guisu’s “Zapotec Death Poems”, live DJ sets and delicious food and drinks. For more detailed information, visit the Hollywood Forever website. Tickets for Día De Los Muertos start at $35 are available here and Noche De Los Muertos tickets starting at $55 can be found here.
Located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd 90038.
In partnership with Fever from Sept. 29 to Oct. 31 from 4 p.m to 10 p.m, Experiential Supply Co. is hosting its third-annual Haunt’Oween for a whole month. Join in on the hauntingly fun trick-or-treating, games, rides, endless photo-ops, live performances, food and drinks for adults— an event made truly for everyone to enjoy.
Tickets are available on the Haunt’Oween website.
Located at 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd 91367.
Halloween isn’t just night time fun. Kick off the Halloween spirit starting with brunch at Soulmate on Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m in West Hollywood. This season’s spookified cocktails come with bloody valentines and candy corn fusion vodka and music by DJ Brynn Taylor for some fine tunes and Halloween costume mix ups.
Reservations can be made on Opentable.
Located at 631 North Robertson Blvd 90069.
Celebrate Día de Los Muertos at Encanto Bar for the Halloween themed cocktail “Ofrendas de la Noche '' on Nov.1 and throughout the season. Encanto goers can also try other treats like quesodosa and the mezcal flight— the must-try drinks of the season.
Located 2121 Hillhurst Ave Los Feliz 90027.
Show up and show out at Gracias Madre in WeHo for a Halloween costume contest and cocktails in spirit of the night on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m to 10 p.m. Try the limited time specials like the El Altar cocktail or Halloween booth and enter the raffle for a chance at gift cards of $150 or $250 or a bottle of Mal Bien Mezcal.
Located 8905 Melrose Ave 90069.
Pick up Halloween creepy cookie kits this season at Cafe Gratitude while the offer lasts! Made from pre-baked cookies, the treat made of organic superfood ingredients is the perfect sweet treat to decorate with your favorite people.
Located at 639 N Larchmont Blvd 90004.
Now through Oct. 31, Danny Trejo’s Halloween-themed donuts will be available at Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts made with ghoulish toppings and flavors to fit the Halloween spirit. Donuts are only available from Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m to 4 p.m.
Located at 6785 Santa Monica Blvd 90038.
Try Napoli’s Pizza Kitchen fall time favorites made up of pumpkin-themed sweets! For a limited time until Nov. 15, delicious pizzas carefully-crafted with pumpkin, cranberry, ricotta and mozzarella cheese and fresh herbs are available to satisfy howling Halloween munchies.
Located at 13318 Victory Blvd 91401.
Emma Chamberlain’s Coffee will take over Carrera Cafe once again from Oct 28-30 from 8 a.m to 6 p.m., offering delicious blends of Social Dog Blends, Sneaky Bat Pumpkin Spice and signature matcha drinks. Chamberlain tote bags, double walled mugs, mason jars and transparent tumblers will also be available for fans to purchase and take home with them.
Located 8251 Melrose Ave 90046.
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Visit Lily Rose at The Wayfarer for ominous offerings at the whimsical underground bar. To get you in the Halloween spirit, make a reservation for Lily Rose’s Spooky High Tea & Highballs with specially curated small bites. It is offered every Wednesday to Sunday all October from 2 p.m to 6 p.m.
Reservations are available at Opentable.
Located at 813 Flower St 90017.
With locations across the nation, Nusr-Et Steakhouse is serving luxury steak and Halloween fun. Customers are encouraged to dress in their scariest Halloween costumes along with its staff for an evening of fine dining and uplighting spirits.
Located at 184 -88 N Canon Dr 90210.
On Oct. 30, the Waldorf Astoria is having its first annual pumpkin carving contest at The Rooftop by JG on Oct. 30 from 5 p.m to 6 p.m. Take in the panoramic view of Beverly Hills while enjoying a friendly contest of pumpkin carving for up to four guests and 15% off after the event on the rooftop.
To book, visit Opentable.
Located at 9850 Wilshire Blvd 90210.
Inspired by European cafes and the best of Hollywood’s glamor is Velverie Cafe and Teahouse celebrating a special Halloween afternoon tea on Oct. 29. Enjoy delicious tea time sets with all menu items included and Halloween cocktails, plus crystal vendors and tarot readers. Each ticket is $80 with reservations available at Resy.
Located at 9737 S Santa Monica Blvd 90210.
Visit STK Steakhouse this year for a month full of holiday and seasonal spirit-time fun. From October to November, STK will be hosting a number of events including Masquerade Vibe Ball dinners Oct. 28 and 29, Boos & Booze brunch Oct 29 & 30 and STK’s special pumpkin feature now through Nov. 30.
Located at 930 Hilgard Ave 90024.
Join Belles Beach House all weekend. Enjoy complimentary pumpkin carving by the cool ocean breeze Oct. 26, golden hour sessions Oct. 27 with DJ and speciality drinks to choose from and on Oct. 28. Oct. 29 will have costume contests and more DJ fun. Following the weekend is more revelry on Oct. 30 and 31 for good food and extensive good vibes all night.
Located 24 Windward Ave 90291.
Indulge in the spirit of the season with costumes and great dining. On Oct. 29 from 8 p.m. to 1a.m., wear your Halloween best for Élephante's Haunted Dinner Party, which will include cocktails, a DJ, photo booth, spooky punch bowls and a costume contest with a $500 prize. Make a reservation.
Located 1332 2nd St 90401.
The Victorian “Sunday Scaries” Halloween event is Santa Monica’s official Halloween party of the season on Oct. 30 from 8 p.m until closing. Feel the Halloween vibe throughout the night filled with spooky speciality cocktails, mischievous Halloween festivities and live DJ music to keep spirits active. For additional information and ticket reservations visit here.
Located at 2640 Main Street 90405.
Hotels can be spooky, but The Godfrey Hotel in Hollywood is the just the right amount of frills for this Halloween season. The hotel will be hosting a chilling “Fright Night Halloween Party” Oct. 29 packed with live DJ music, spirited filled cocktails, food stations, a Stranger Things-themed room and Halloween movie nights with fan favorites like Candyman (1992), The Exorcist, Child’s Play, plus more every week throughout the month.
Located at 1400 Cahuenga Blvd 90028.
Skybar will be hosting four packed nights of Halloween events and parties. Start your weekend on Oct. 28 with “The Hustle: A Classic Disco Halloween,” followed by a haunted carnival on Oct. 29 with music by Eric Sharp, Society Unici, a city poolside kick back on Oct. 30 and finally the event of the season Halloween party filled with happy hauntings. For more detailed information and reservations visit The Sky Bar website.
Located at 8440 Sunset Blvd 90069.
The Rustic Canyon family has you covered this halloween season from sweet sundaes to fiestas celebrating Dia De Los Muertos. Starting Oct. 7 until Oct. 31 are Halloween sundaes offered at Sweet Rose Creamery made up of adorable and frightening ingredients and toppings. Also, Esters will be stirring up spooky cocktails this season from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31, such as the special “Eye for an Eye” Mezcal and “Worm Food” made with bourbon and citrus flavors. For a relaxed, but spirited holiday, dine at Birdie G's on Oct. 31, which will transofrm into Boo G's for the night. The team will be dressed up as the Addams family and giving away candy and themed cocktails and fun dishes like “Freddy Kugel" will be available. Lastly, Tallula’s will also be celebrating Día de Los Muertos on Nov. 1 and 2 with ofrendas to honor your dearly departed and fine tunes to enjoy in the background from the Coco soundtrack.
Hosted by Deadfellaz is Los Angele’s Deadzone event Oct. 29 at the Skylight Row in downtown. Inviting its Web3 family and community for a weekend of Halloween madness is its biggest live event yet featuring live music and art in the real word and metaverse for everyone to take part in. This is an immersive, multi-sensory one of a kind Halloween event you won’t want to miss. For ticket reservations please visit Token Proof and additional information.
Located at 777 S Alameda St 90021
Making an appearance for the 5th year is Nights Of The Jack. The family friendly event includes the immersive scenery of Calabasas with live hand carving pumpkins, a walking trail, trick-or-treating and premium food from dozens of vendors to choose from! Each night is open from 6 p.m to 10 p.m until Oct. 31. For additional information and tickets, visit Nights Of The Jack.
Located 26800 Mulholland Hwy 91302.
Adding to the spirit of fall and Halloween at W Los Angeles in West Beverly Hills is the Living Room Bar serving up finely curated seasonal cocktails. This season’s signature cocktail is Green Goblin balanced perfectly with elegance and vodka.
Located at 930 Hilgard Ave 90024.
On Oct. 26 from 9 p.m until 2 a.m is a special burlesque show with a dark twist. with vampire soiree inspired by the one and only Moulin Rouge for a night of culture and intimate Halloween thrills.
Bar Lis located at 1541 Wilcox Avenue 90028.
Welcoming you to the cowboy carnival is Desert 5 Spot celebrating Halloween in the wild-wild west from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29 at 8 p.m to 2 a.m and Oct. 30 from 2 p.m to 9 p.m. Get the full modern wild west experience with live DJ music, cowboy karaoke, games, contest prizes and much more.
Desert 5 Spot located at 6516 Selma Ave 900028.
Join chef Wes Avila’s at KA’TEEN on Nov. 1 or 2 in celebration of Dia de los Muertos with festive music, fire dancing, specially-made cocktails and cuisine.
Located at 6516 Selma Ave 90028.
In celebration of Dia de los Muertos is Broken Shaker at Freehand L.A paying homage to the marigold flowers used to decorate at the ofrendas. Available Oct. 24 to Nov. 2, the Calaveras Bebida includes El Tesoro blanco with bruxo mezcal, marigold syrup, lime juice, blood orange juice, rocks glass rimmed with sal de gusano salt and garnished with of course marigolds.
Located at 416 W 8th St 90014.
Celebrate this year with FIGat7th in partnership with Dalila Paola Mendez from Oct. 17 to Nov. 2 for a celebration of life in downtown L.A. Mendez is a first generation, queer Central American honoring Dia de los Muertos by building an ofrenda to carry on the beautiful and significant Mexican tradition of honoring our beloved ones who have passed on with a display in the DTLA community.
Located at 735 S Figueroa St 90017.
From Oct. 27 to Oct. 31, gather at the Ace Hotel in downtown L.A for a multi-part Halloween celebration. Kicking off the long weekend event on Oct. 27 is “Slashes to Ashes + Dance to Dust Party '' held at the Ace rooftop bar from 9 p.m to 2 a.m hosted by Slash Dance L.A for a night of spooky glamor and entertainment. Following that, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m is a live orchestra performance presenting the 1931 Frankenstein film i at the Ace theatre, as well a “The Deep End” themed dance party from 9 p.m to 2 a.m also held on the rooftop. Oct. 29 a series of events, including “The Undead Party," 2 p.m to 7 p.m on the roof; Thick Strip Enterprises Halloween edition from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m at the Segovia Hall and “Dirty Looks Halloween Edition," 9 p.m to 2 a.m on the roof. Oct. 30 is DJ Que Madre & Friends dance party from 2 p.m to 7 p.m upstairs on the Ace Rooftop Bar. Finally, Halloween night is dedicated to Dublab from 8 p.m to midnight.
Visit here for more information and reservation bookings.
Located at 929 South Broadway 90015.
Cabra Rooftop is hositng a Halloween craze event on Oct. 29 from 8 p.m until midnight. Tickets are $55 for the all access Halloween bash and birthday celebration for chef Stephanie Izard. Admission comes with a drink ticket voucher and yummy bar snacks by Izard.
Eat, drink and get your spook on with reservations here.
Located at 1060 South Broadway 90015.
Get your freak on at the Hollywood Roosevelt on Oct. 29 from 9 p.m to 2 a.m. To be featured is headliner DJ Disco Fries with DJ Miss Ninja and DJ Jena Red setting the mood for a roaring night of fun, cocktails and Halloween spooks.
For more detailed information and reservations visit here.
Located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd 90028.
Leave planet earth on Oct. 28th for an “Alien Superstar” themed night of dance hosted by model Shaun Ross. Then, on Oct. 29, get down at the Disco Bloodbath Halloween party from 10 p.m to 2 a.m with music by Zen Freeman and special guests Kaz James and Sam Blacky from 10 p.m to 2 a.m. at Sunset at Edition.
Located at 1090 N Doheny Dr 90069
This month, L.A is crawling with tons of creepy-cool parties and events that you can’t miss!
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