Texas Halloween Guide
The spooky and thrilling transformation to Halloween has started! A beloved holiday filled with costumes, candy, and chilling adventures, takes on a unique Texan flair in each of our major cities. From the bustling metropolis of Houston to the eclectic charm of Austin, and from the historic streets of San Antonio to the vibrant culture of Dallas offers an array of Halloween-themed activities that will send shivers down your spine and ignite your sense of adventure. So, grab your pumpkin spice latte, put on your favorite costume, and get ready for a hauntingly good time as we explore Halloween in the heart of Texas.
Spooky Silent Disco Halloween Party
Quiet Events is holding it down with a pre-Halloween party on the 27th from 10pm to 2am at The Belmont. Expect hundreds of party-goers decked out in their Halloween hotness singing, dancing, and drinking with 3 DJs battling for your attention all-night long. Costumes are not required, but they’re strongly suggested and a whole lot of fun!
3 Live DJs are spinning all night with Top 40 Dance Hits, 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks, and Hip Hop, R&B. The experience includes apair of Quiet Events headphones, glow in the dark gear, and three DJs battling for your attention. 21+ to party.
Surrealist Ball 2023 at Devil May Care
Escape the ordinary this Halloween with a captivating experience shrouded in myth and intrigue at Austin’s sexy underground lounge, Devil May Care!
Devil May Care is revisiting a night in 1972 for the 4th annual Surrealist Ball! An evening inspired by Salvador Dalí, where imagination is unleashed, our mischievous lounge is transformed, and sounds by JaRon Marshall set the scene. Come dressed to kill in black tie, long dresses and surrealist heads must be adhered to. Creativity, madness and over-indulgence are strongly encouraged!
The underground lounge will be serving up three specialty cocktails in partnership with Lalo, Tito’s and Rosaluna to celebrate the mysterious evening featuring the Pumpkin Mule made with house spice pumpkin purée, Tito’s vodka, lime and ginger beer; the 1972 made with charred pineapple, Rosaluna mezcal, Meletti liqueur and beet nectar; and The Eye Catcher made with Lalo tequila, Lillet Blanc, rosemary agave and absinthe rinse.
Tickets include a specialty cocktail of the night and a selection of curated bites including an Arancinis, Lamb Kabobs, Charcuterie Skewers, 7 Spiced Chicken Sliders and Spicy Hummus Crudite. Additional specialty cocktails and drink options are available for purchase at the Devil May Care bar. Tickets are $55 and available for purchase HERE.
Lefty’s Shop of Horrors
Lefty’s Brick Bar is hosting an immersive Halloween experience like no other. The bar will transform into Lefty’s Shop of Horrors from October 1st to 31st , featuring 5 hauntingly unique and Instagrammable spaces, an eerie food and drink menu, and wickedly fun events happening all month long–including a tarot residency every Wednesday night, a Scream Queen Drag Show hosted by Louisianna Purchase, Howl-O-Ween for your furry friends, and a Murder Mystery Party.
Bewitching Halloween Cocktails Now Available at Diner Bar
Diner Bar is excited to introduce a ghoulish lineup featuring spooky cocktails like
- “Jack-o’-lantern Flip” – The richness and body of a whole egg and heavy cream make this a decadent drink. House-made pumpkin spice syrup plays well with the deep flavors of dark rum and cognac.
- “Zombies’s Delight” – A Rum Daisy with the Japanese melon liqueur Midori. Beyond flavor, Midori brings the neon green color to this drink. A few dashes of absinthe help to create complexity.
- “Grim Reaper” – Sweet vermouth is replaced by amaro Braulio in this Black Manhattan. Braulio has a strong flavor of dried alpine herbs that pairs well with spicy rye.
- “Dracula’s Fang” – Fresh beetroot is infused with vodka overnight to stain the vodka deep red. After fine straining, ginger and lemon are used to season the shot.
- “Silver Dagger,” “Odessa,” and more.
Join them for a chillingly delightful experience as you sip on these eerie elixirs and celebrate the spooky season. Diner Bar is located at 500 San Jacinto Blvd & E 5th St. Austin, TX 78701 and is open daily from 4pm – 10pm.
Revelry on the Boulevard, Corner Bar and Revelry Kitchen and Bar Offering Spooky Halloween Cocktails
Corner Bar and Revelry on the Boulevard are both offering the “Witches Brew” with Empress gin, blue curacao, and sparkling lemonade as well as the “Pumpkin Spice Martini” blending Absolut vanilla, pumpkin puree, cold brew, Kahlua, and Baileys. Also don’t miss out on their “Spooky Marg,” a tequila triple sec concoction with agave and activated charcoal, rimmed with black salt. Over at Revelry Kitchen and Bar, they’re stirring up the “Pumpkin Spice Marg” with Socorro reposado, pumpkin mix, and lime, the enticing “Halloween Old Fashioned” featuring Bulleit, chocolate bitters, orange bitters and cherry syrup, and a delightful “Apple Makers” comprising Makers, lemon maple syrup, and apple cider. Lastly, savor the “Vanilla Pumpkin Espresso Martini,” a blend of Absolut vanilla, pumpkin spice cream, cold brew, and Kahlua. Make your Halloween unforgettable with these chillingly delicious cocktails at each sister establishment.
Walton’s Fancy and Staple Halloween Sweets and Treats Now Available
Whether you’re planning a spooky Halloween party or simply want to indulge in seasonal delights, Walton’s has got an array of delectable holiday sweets and treats available for order and convenient pickup. Swing by their location at 609 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, between 7 am and 4 pm to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Feges BBQ: Halloween Spooktacular
Celebrate a family-friendly Halloween at Feges BBQ Spring Branch! Kids of all ages can enjoy Cupcake’s Haunted House, an oversized bounce house, a pumpkin decorating station, Dragon’s Nest play area, and Hocus Pocus (PG) will be playing on all the screens. They will have a special Halloween frozen adult beverage, Halloween cookies, and Miss Kathy’s New Orleans Style Snoballs truck will be parked out front! Halloween costumes are encouraged.
The Cursed Cauldron
Founded by long-time hospitality professionals, Alexis Mijares and Angelique Cook Cavazos, The Cursed Cauldron is a bewitching pop-up cocktail bar, where witchcraft and cocktails collide to create an enchanting and immersive experience. From Friday the 13th through Halloween Night in 2023, The Cursed Cauldron invites guests to explore a world of magic and mystery, indulge in captivating elixirs, and encounter fortune tellers, all within a bewitching atmosphere.
Food items will also be available for purchase including bewitched ramen, char-BOO-terie boards and other tricks and treats.
Attendees will also encounter wandering fortune tellers, Tarot card and aura readers, mystical performers, and a Magical Makers Marketplace where seekers of the arcane can discover an extensive selection of goods from local makers to enhance their spells, potions, and rituals. Among the other surprises that await, guests will discover Instagram-worthy installations stationed throughout the reimagined space and daily interactive components that create a fully immersive experience.
3 Waterway Square Pl #100
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Get into the spooky spirit this Halloween weekend at Woodlands hot spot, Amrina, with their haunting limited time cocktail, Black Poison. Made with Montelobos Mezcal, pamplemousse grapefruit Liqueur, crème de cassis, fresh lime juice, and just a few drops of black food coloring, this cocktail is the perfect precursor to all your ghoulish Halloweekend plans.
2 Waterway Square Pl
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Something wicked this way comes at Como Social Club! They are serving up Halloween-themed cocktails that are a treat and trick in one glass. Try their Witches Brew, a spellbinding mix of Empress gin, grenadine, blue curacao and pineapple juice or opt for Blue Thunder, a tropical tempest of Malibu, blue curacao, pineapple juice and sprite.
1220 Grand W Blvd.
Katy, TX 77449
Looking for a destination to celebrate Halloween this year? Look no further than Home Run Dugout – the entertainment and sports bar destination created some specialty cocktails for spooky season. Sip on the Bloody Sunrise made with Espolon, Orange Juice and Grenadine; Candied Apple made with Apple and Melon liquor with caramel; Cauldron made with Grape Vodka, Blue Curaçao and Grenadine; and the Murderita, a Margarita made with Espolon and a red wine floater. Mark your calendar for their Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28 with live music, a costume contest and specialty cocktails served all night long!
1600 Lamar St.
Houston, TX 77010
Elevate your cocktail experience with two intriguing concoctions this Halloween season at The Lobby bar at Hilton Americas. Drink on the Boo-zy Ghost Margarita ($18) made with tequila, grapefruit juice, agave and a touch of charcoal powder for a subtle smokiness. Served with a Himalayan salt and Tajin rim, adorned with a delicate grapefruit slice and a hauntingly adorable edible ghost-shaped wafer. Sip on the Creepy Crawler ($18), made with Absolut Mandarin Orange Vodka, Midori melon liqueur, agave, lime juice and pineapple juice. Playfully adorned with gummy worms and eerie eyeballs for the occasion.
5101 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire, TX 77401
Inspired by the iconic yellow and orange marigolds found on the gorgeous ofrendas or altars found in homes and public spaces during Dia de los Muertos in October, Mandito’s Tex-Mex in Bellaire is serving up a seasonal cocktail this fall called The Ofrenda ($16). Named after the Spanish word for “offering”, this cocktail’s signature orange color comes from fresh mango mixed with cardamom, and cinnamon. The main spirit, La Higuera Sotol, offers notes of sugar cookie, earth, pineapple, herbs, and smoke. Paired with the Mandito’s Tex-Mex Tres Hombres Enchiladas or their World-Famous Burrito Bowl, this cocktail is the ideal way to celebrate your favorite fall holiday.
STIRR Screams Halloween with Haunted Mansion Pop Up
Get ready for spine-tingling chills and thrills as STIRR Dallas presents a Haunted Mansion extravaganza in The Pearl Room, kicking off on October 5th. Picture yourself snuggling into cobwebbed corners, shimmying your skeleton to the bar for some spine-tingling potions, or immersing yourself in eerie film entertainment
Step into a world of wicked wonders, but be warned – this is an adult-only, 21+ experience. STIRR is raising the Halloween spirit with extravagant creepy cocktails, sinister photo opportunities, and immersive dining delights.
As if that’s not enough, STIRR will be screening your favorite frightful films on Tuesdays throughout October at 7 p.m. Here’s a sneak peek of their chilling movie lineup:
Oct. 10 – Scream (1996, R)
Oct. 17 – Hocus Pocus (1993, PG)
Oct. 24 – Halloween Ends (2022, R)
Boozy Halloween Brunch Bash at Hotel ZaZa (All locations)
With Halloween just around the corner, Hotel ZaZa is excited to host an Adults-Only Boozy Halloween Brunch on 10/29 at all three of its locations: Hotel ZaZa Austin, Hotel ZaZa Dallas and Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District. Visitors and locals alike are encouraged to make the most of their pre-Halloween Sunday afternoon and dress to impress in their most spook-tacular attire.
Guests are invited to indulge in a lavish-style brunch buffet, free-flowing drinks, and groove to the tunes of a live DJ! For adults over 21 only. Complimentary valet for all guests with tickets.
Bakery Lorraine is excited to announce that its Halloween treats are back this year for some spooky fun everyone can enjoy. From Saturday, October 28 until Tuesday, October 31, fun Halloween treats will be available at all Bakery Lorraine locations. The delectable pastries are sure to satisfy any Halloween sweet tooth craving, whether at a Halloween themed party, welcoming trick-or-treaters or just enjoying a solo spooky treat. Its Halloween offerings include the below pastries:
- Black Cat Tart – Milk chocolate mousse with a white chocolate mousse filling, chocolate shortbread base, chocolate eyes and ears
- White Chocolate Mummy Tart – Buttery lemon curd in a crisp tart shell topped with torched meringue and two chocolate chips for the mummy’s eyes
- Spooky Chocolate Caramel Tart – Salted caramel with a white chocolate glaze and spooky chocolate bats
- Gingerbread Voodoo Doll – Gingerbread cookie dipped in milk chocolate and royal icing decor
- Ghost Moonpie – Fluffy honey marshmallow sandwiched in between house made graham crackers and dipped in a white chocolate
Additionally, the first 30 children to enter Bakery Lorraine on Tuesday, October 31, will receive a FREE macaron. This will take place at every location.