It’s always a big bummer when a fun holiday like Halloween falls on a weekday, especially a Tuesday. Gross. Tuesday is the worst day of the week for anything. Luckily, we Manhattanites still like to celebrate ahead of time, and this coming weekend is when you will see a ton of us out in our best costumes and partying the night away. So where are the best places to go to have a spooky and terrifyingly good time?
We have found some fantastic spots that are going to ensure that your 2017 Halloween weekend (and into next week) is one to remember. Check it out!
Loco Monday’s at Bodegra Negra – 10/30, starts at 10:00pm
Bodegra Negra’s favorite Monday night Mexican dinner party will take on a spooky twist Monday, 10/30. The boozy weekly suppers, held at Bodega Negra in the Dream Downtown hotel, are spiked with variety acts like fire-breathers, burlesque performers in Dia de los Muertos makeup and a tabletop dancer who prances to the Champ’s “Tequila.”
They are hosting a costume contest for the night where the top three costumes will win some loco prizes. PLUS, special Halloween offerings – Don Huevo Orange dessert ($16), with all the flavors of an ice cream sundae, Bodega Negra’s Don Huevo has a delectable dome-shaped dessert hiding inside its white chocolate dome. After the server pours hot modelo caramel sauce on top, the dome melts open like a flower to reveal a dark chocolate molten cake topped with a scoop of horchata ice cream. Also their Loco Halloween cocktail with activated charcoal with an orange salt rim and dehydrated pumpkin garnish.
Dia de los Muertos at Street Taco – 10/28-11/2
Street Taco is going all out for Day of the Dead, offering food and beverage specials throughout the week, plus one big night full of deadly fun over the weekend.
Saturday Oct. 28th:
- Street Taco will be decked out in Day of the Dead decorations
- DJ MK spinning all night
- Costumes highly encouraged!
Oct. 28th-Nov. 2nd:
- Pig Head Carnitas Taco offered for $5 special (pig head carnitas, chicharrones, avocado crema, onion, serrano salsa, cilantro)
- Drink specials of Blood Orange Margarita ($8) and Witches Brew Sangria ($6) both offered
LIMITED TIME – Oct. 31st-Nov. 2nd: Dia de los Puercos
- Large Format DIY Pig’s Head Dinner Fiesta – Roasted succulent Half Pig’s Head served with Corn Pops, Salsa, Accoutrements and Churros! $150 total (not including tax and gratuity) Beverages not included. Feast serves 4-5 people
- Secured reservations required with 72 hours notice and credit card available at 7pm and 9pm ONLY with 2 seatings per time slot, per night!
- Inquiries, Questions and Reservation requests email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zombie Prom at Mr. Purple – 10/27, starts at 10pm
Mr. Purple is hosting a Zombie Prom themed Halloween party on Friday, October 27th at 10pm. Your deadliest formal attire is strongly encouraged and DJ Danga will be spinning all night. Can you think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than with 360 degree breathtaking views of the city? Didn’t think so…so join us for Mr. Purple’s Zombie Prom – it’ll be a night to dismember!
Halloween Party at The VNYL – 10/31, starts at 8pm
Spells & Curses (a band!) performing in the main room
Special $10 cocktail called Black Sclera (including Activated charcoal, beet juice and more!)
The Devil’s Birthday Bash at The Roof – 10/27, starts at 9pm
Come celebrate all of your sins at The Roof on Friday, October 27th at 9pm. Themed costumes are strongly encouraged and Chazz Rockwell will be spinning all night. Tickets are not being sold, but table reservations are strongly encouraged, especially for groups of 6 or more.
And look, even more spots for Halloween!
RPM Presents and Fearhouse NYC will host back-to-back events at Brooklyn Hangar (2 52nd St) on October 27th. Thursday (10/26) will feature the Horizon Tour with performances by Seven Lions, Tritonal and Kill the Noise. Friday (10/27) will feature Jacked Halloween with Afrojack and Friends. Tickets to both events can be purchased at https://www.fearhousenyc.com/e
On Friday October 27th and Saturday October 28th, SUSHI ROXX will host an adults-only “Fright Night Roxx” Halloween themed show at 8:15pm and 10:15pm. The entire staff will be in costume and they’re encouraging guests to do the same. Both seatings will cap off with the entire restaurant participating in a “Thriller” dance-off.
The Attic Rooftop will host a Haunted Circus themed Halloween Weekend 10/27 & 10/28. A $30 ticket to this party includes admission, a haunted high wire cocktail from Liquid Lab NYC mixologists Parker Boase and Gregory Lucas and entry into a costume contest with a $100 prize for the best of the best. Other new fall inspired cocktails, which will be featured at the party include The Big Apple, Fall Back and Bramble Patch.
Bagatelle (1 Little West 12th Street) will host a lit “It” themed brunch party coined Bagat’hell on Saturday and Sunday, 10/28 and 10/29. Guests will be encouraged to dine in costume and the waitstaff will be doing the same for their brunch party as well as dinner on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st. For reservations email email@example.com.
Rosewood Theater is throwing “The Deuce” Halloween Edition: The Ultimate Pimps and Harlots Party on Saturday, October 28th beginning at 10pm. Bask in eerie thrills and party like there’s no tomorrow while the DJ spins top hits and mashups. And for the party fiends with even more sinful tastes, VIP tables and bottle packages will be offered and a free drink goes to everyone dressed in theme. Tickets can be purchased here.
Travis Scott will headline a sold out Halloween show presented by RPM Presents with special guest Virgil Abloh at NY Expo Center (1110 Oak Point Ave, Bronx, NY) on Saturday, October 28th. Tickets can be purchased here.
Zeppelin Hall (88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City) will host their annual costume contest on Saturday, October 28th at 12pm complete with a DJ, Dancing and $500 goes to the best costume prize at this European style biergarten. There’s also no cover which means there’s nothing to lose. For more information, visit here.
On Sunday, October 29th, Manhattan’s longest running curated market Grand Bazaar NYC (100 West 77th Street) will host its Scary Bazaar from 10am-5:30pm, where their 100+ vendors will dress up in costume. The market will have a children puppet maker doing shows for kids hourly and unique candy will be for sale. The market will be decorated for the holiday and many of the vendors will provide samples when kids come by a shout trick or treat! Over 100 vendors appear weekly at Grand Bazaar NYC and 100% of the Bazaar’s profits from booth rentals are donated to four local public school, benefiting over 4,000 children.
Rosewood Theater is also paying tribute to legend Hugh Hefner on Tuesday, October 31st beginning at 7pm with their RIP Hef Tribute Party hosted by playmate Ashley Massaro. Playmate Konstantina Gianni will DJ the night alongside of Dollface and Amie Rose. VIP tables and bottle services will be available and tickets can be purchased by visiting here.