Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Gather ‘Round for Halloween Drools and Goblins

Halloween trick or treating falls on Monday this year – leaving the weekend wide open for grown-up ghouls and ghosts to revel in some spirited festivities at Atlanta restaurants and bars. Read on…if you dare.


Tin Lizzy’s Cantina in Midtown, at 1136 Crescent Avenue, is one of the 10 establishments pouring spirited treats along the route of the seventh annual Midtown Halloween Block Party, organized by Atlanta Bar Tours, on Friday, October 28. Wristband ticket entitles wearers to entry to 10 bars, clubs and restaurants with exclusive food and drink specials. Tin Lizzy’s Midtown location is offering $3 cocktails, $2 beers and $1 shot specials. Wear a costume to show off your ghoulish figure. Find more info and buy tickets ($24.99 each) on Xorbia for this roaming Halloween party open to ages 21 and over.

With its arresting neo-Victorian décor and chef-driven modern American menu, 
5Church Atlanta is the perfect spot for a Halloween weekend party on Saturday, October 29 starting at 10 p.m. A DJ keeps the joint jumping while guests dressed to impress vie for the costume contest’s $500 prize. Free admission.

All Halloween weekend (Friday through Monday), 
HOBNOBoffers food and drink specials including the “Mold and Mildew” appetizer (duck nachos with corn tortillas, date and fig jam, Havarti cheese and tomato pesto, $12), the “Murderous Meatloaf” entrée (with basil mashers, tomato and red pepper relish and bloody mary sauce, $14), a pumpkin spice cheesecake dessert ($6) and pumpkin ale beer specials. A “Night of the Drinking Dead” Halloween party, 7 p.m. Sunday, October 30, comes alive with a DJ and a costume contest with fun prizes.


Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland unmasks a full lineup of events. On Wednesday, October 26, any child in costume at dinner receives a free kids’ meal. Thursday, October 27 cuts in with the annual pumpkin carving contest and scary movies playing on TVs throughout the bar. Thrills and chills continue as each pumpkin carver will be treated to a complimentary Pumking beer from Southern Tier Brewing, and the staff will tap a special cellared keg of Southern Tier’s Warlock imperial stout. Registration starts at 9 p.m., festivities begin at 10 p.m. Arrive early, pumpkin supply is limited. On Saturday, October 29, DJ Lion hosts and performs at Atkins Park’s annual Halloween party and welcomes theHalloween in the Highlands pub crawl with a complimentary shot for participants.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, 
Hand in Hand hosts a Halloween pumpkin carving party beginning at 8 p.m. with KBS from Founders Brewing Co. on tap. On Saturday, the Virginia-Highland area’s quintessential neighborhood tavern and restaurant greets the Halloween in the Highlands pub crawl with a complimentary shot for participants.

Buckhead/Sandy Springs
Wander over to 
Gypsy Kitchen on Saturday, October 29, for a “Day of the Dead”-themed bash featuring shocking drink specials (including $5 El Jimador pumpkin spice margaritas), a live DJ and an out-of-this-world costume contest. Starts at 9 p.m., no cover charge.

Miss out on the annual Halloween party at 
Johnny’s Hideaway, which takes place on Thursday, October 27? Scary thought! Buckhead’s most happening haunt unearths a costume party with $500 in prizes.

The Southern Gentleman invites you to come dressed as your favorite bloodsucker for its vampire costume contest on Saturday, October 29. Rub elbows with Draculas or “Twilight” characters while enjoying complimentary blood punch, grab bags and screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” from 5-9 p.m. and “Interview with the Vampire” at 9 p.m.

Multiple Locations

Marlow’s Tavern is serving Gourd Vibrations, a devilishly delicious chocolate pumpkin porter from Gate City Brewing, as a perfect complement to its menu of classic sandwiches, salads, burgers and entrées. Available at Marlow’s Avalon, East Cobb, Northlake, Roswell, Sandy Plains, Woodstock and Vinings locations.

From Saturday, October 29 through Monday, October 31, ghouls and goblins 12 and under who show up in costume at
Willy's Mexicana Grill will receive a free kids’ combo with each adult entrée purchase. Valid for one per child per adult entrée. This offer is good at all locations except the airport. 

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