We’ve told you where to get your pumpkin beer and your pumpkin cocktails. We’ve given you ways to both eat and drink your favorite Halloween candy. Now here's what to do on Halloween and Día de los Muertos—and we're not just talking happy hour.
Zombies: Just in case you’re dead set on dressing up as a zombie Miley Cyrus, The Belltown Pub’s Zombie Apocalypse Costume Bash takes place Halloween night starting at 9pm with a DJ, dancing, and costume contest. Food will be served from an open casket buffet.
Monsters: The stuffed animal heads alone just won’t cut it. King’s Hardware kicks it into even creepier gear with its Monster Bash, featuring DJ Blazon Stone, a back-to-back-to-back screening of Ghostbusters on their patio, and, apparently, slime. All night, October 31.
Demon Zombie Hula Dancers: There's a Halloween Party and Costume Contest at Hula Hula Lounge on October 31. Doors open at 4pm, contest and karaoke start at 9pm. If you show up in the best costume, you could win tickets to see Macklemore on December 10.
So Much Pumpkin It’s Scary: The BottleNeck Lounge is conjuring the spirits of pumpkins past with pumpkin cocktails, pumpkin beer, pumpkin soup at its Teeny Tiny Pumpkin Fest this Saturday October 26 at 4pm.
The Twins from The Shining: Ok, not the actual twins from The Shining, but close enough. DJ duo The Shining Twins will be helping you “slash a rug” at Linda’s Tavern on Halloween. Costume contest: check. Booze: check. Recovery brunch on at Linda's on Saturday, November 3: see you there.
Skulls: In celebration of Día de los Muertos, the Matador Restaurant and Tequila Bar’s West Seattle and Ballard locations are offering traditional and traditionally inspired cocktails and dishes. Guests can bid on longhorn skulls painted by local tattoo artists at a silent auction. All proceeds donated to Childhaven. Friday, November 1.
Skulls on Skulls: Poquitos’ annual Day of the Dead party, Saturday, November 2, starting at 7pm, features makeup artist Lars Laduke who will paint a sugar skull on your skull until 11:30pm. Also in attendance: a photobooth, actual sugar skulls, festive decorations, authentic Mexican eats, and, of course, margaritas. Happy hour is 4pm to 6pm.