Fright Night

It's Halloween: Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

How to celebrate Halloween? By decorating cupcakes, drinking copious amounts of booze, or attending a dog's retirement party.

By Katie Vincent October 24, 2012

Tricked-out treats. Photo via tawest64 / flickr

Don’t settle for monster mash this Halloween. Creak open those coffins, floss those fangs, and seek out some spooky sustenance at these haunted happenings.


Howl-O-Wine at Willows Lodge
Make your way out to Woodinville for wine, music and prizes. Enter the costume contest for a chance to win an overnight at the lodge. Oct 31, 68pm, free

All-Day Zombie Happy Hour at Boka
In solidarity with the undead, Boka at Hotel 1000 is offering happy hour pricing on all menu items and cocktails for the entire day to anyone dressed like a zombie. Conveniently, you can also take your stiff zombie butt over to the Thrill the World performance in nearby Occidental Park to help break the world record for simultaneous “Thriller” dancing. Oct 27, all day, free

Honoring Alice Halloween Menu at Sorrento Hotel
The word is out: Sorrento Hotel is haunted. By Gertrude Stein’s lesbian lover. In honor of Alice B. Toklas’s apparition, the Sorrento Hotel’s Hunt Club will be offering a special prix-fixe menu crafted by chef Dan Gilmore. It starts with basil-fed snails and boletus mushrooms, and ends in an enchanting pot du creme with candied pumpkin. Oct 26–31, 59pm, $45

Dracula’s Pajama Party at the Belltown Pub
Don your winning interpretation of the bloodthirsty count and head down to Belltown to win sweet prizes. Costumes aside, this frightfest will get your blood pumping with dancing and the DJ spinning '80s hits and a special menu of Halloween food and booze will keep you going all night long. No cover charge. Oct 27, 9pm–close, free

These are costumes...right? Photo via Linda's Tavern Facebook.

Halloween Mixer at Linda’s Tavern
Stop by Linda’s for a retro, '50s-style Halloween mixer of dancing and debauchery. Guest DJ King Dude brings a timeless mix of tunes. Costumes encouraged. No cover charge. Oct 31, 8pm–close, free

Chipotle ‘Boorito’ Fundraiser
From 4pm to close on Halloween, Chipotle Mexican Grill locations will treat customers clad in costume to a $2 burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos. Up to $1 million of the proceeds will benefit Chipotle’s Cultivate Foundation, a nonprofit supporting family farmers and advocating for a more sustainable food system. And if you really want to show off your creative attire, enter the national costume contest for a chance to win $2,500 and other prizes. All locations. Oct 31, 4pmclose


Cupcake Royale’s Decorate-it-Yourself Halloween Party and Preorder Deal
Young ones can watch a professional icing demonstration and experiment on their very own sugary victim. Those who wear a costume get free toppers, rings, or babycake cards. For adults, Cupcake Royale offers $2 off all ice cream pints sold during the party. Demonstrations at 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Bellevue location only. Bonus: At any location, place your Halloween preorder of 12 cupcakes or more by Oct 30 and receive a free pint of Cupcake Royale ice cream. Oct 29, 4:30–6pm, $5

Halloween Brunch at Salty’s Alki and Redondo Beach
For once, you can let your kid wear a Batman costume out to Sunday brunch without raising eyebrows. Even better, if deemed the best dressed, he or she could win a magical ballerina or pirate birthday party. Enjoy a menu crafted by chefs Paolo DiGregorio and Gabe Cabrera, complete with spiderweb brownies and pumpkin cake. Oct 28. West Seattle location: seatings from 8:45am1:30pm, $16–$46 per person, children four and under free. Des Moines location: seatings from 9am1pm, $17–$37, children five and under free

Pumpkin Decorating at Cafe Flora
Let your kids give a pumpkin a hideous makeover at Café Flora this Saturday, while noshing on local spiced cider, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes and more. Costume attire requested. No reservations necessary. Oct 27, 10am2pm, free

Yep. That's a thing. Photo via istolethetv / flickr


CityDog’s Howl-at-the-Moon Muttmixer at the Woodmark Hotel
Being the resident labradoodle at the Woodmark hotel has been “ruff.” This Halloween, Woody, who was recently named the number-one Cutest Hotel Host by Condé Nast Traveler, is calling it quits...diva doggie-style. CityDog magazine is throwing her a retirement bash this Halloween and opening up the celebration to the whole canine community. Enjoy dog treats, costume contests, and food and drink specials (for humans). Oct 30, 6–8pm, free


For more freaky-fun Halloween events, there's always Culture Fiend’s 11 Halloween Happenings in Seattle.

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