Houston, get ready for a frightfully good time as Halloween arrives! H-town knows how to celebrate this spooky season with events for party-loving adults, family-friendly activities, and restaurants decked out in creepy decor.
In this blogpost, we’ll highlight some of the best local restaurants and bars that are cooking up Halloween-themed treats and mixing up specialty cocktails. Plus, we’ve got the inside scoop on places that have gone all-out with eerie decorations to set the mood. And that’s not all – we’ll guide you to the coolest bar crawls, adults-only Halloween bashes, and family-friendly events lighting up H-Town this October. It’s a Halloween extravaganza you don’t want to miss!
Halloween season is here, and Houston’s restaurants and bars are ready to party! From creepy-cool decor to ghoulish grub and drinks, these spots are serving up spirited fun all month long.
Let’s start with Betelgeuse Betelgeuse in Montrose, newly opened and decked to the nines in Halloween garb. They’ve got themed cocktails with catchy names like “Mommy What the Funkadelic?” and “An Appletini to End All Appletinis.” And don’t worry, it’s a family-friendly place until 9 pm, making it a great spot for all ages. Grab some delicious pizza, cocktails and apps for a frightfully good time.
Looking for a freaky feast? PopFancy‘s month-long “Seance Room” theme has potions and poisons in liquid and dessert form. Glow-in-the-dark ice cream, perhaps? Or a Poison Apple Brew? Even better, hit up their site to discover what ghostly surprises they have in store each week in October.
Get your witch on at Axelrad‘s outdoor Hocus Pocus movie screening and pumpkin carving contest on October 23. Awards go to the top three carvers, plus Umbrella Fellas will be serving street eats to fuel your creativity. BYOP (bring your own pumpkin)!
The beloved hangout spot for Houston locals, Two Headed Dog, is offering complimentary tarot readings from 9-10 pm on October 19-20 and 25-27. After 10 pm, readings are available for $20. Enjoy a spooky cocktail and discover what the cards have in store for you this Halloween season!
End the month with brunch at Brennan’s for their annual “Witchy Brunch.” For just $45, you can feast on a three-course menu filled with Cajun favorites like turtle soup, gumbo and their signature Eggs Brennan from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 30. Don’t forget to add a touch of witchy flair to your attire!
And to top it all off, treat your sweet tooth at Common Bond Cafe! The long-awaited fall flavors have arrived, featuring a delectable lineup that includes the iconic pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice macarons, velvety salted caramel latte, refreshing peach apple fog latte, mouthwatering pumpkin croissant, and pumpkin muffins. You can also indulge in their spooky-themed treats, such as the “bloody brain cake” and the caramel macchiato entremet adorned with chocolate bats. It’s the most “gore”-geous way to end your Halloween-themed dining adventure!
If bar hopping is your thing, sign up for the 3-day Trick or Drink Halloween Bar Crawl on October 27th, 28th and 31st. Hit up hotspots like Leon’s Lounge, The Dogwood, Holman Draft House and more for drink specials and eye-catching costumes. Buy your wristband online for $20 to guarantee access into all of the participating bars.
Next, head to the ogre-themed Shrek Rave at Rise Rooftop on October 27. This lively event at the Midtown rooftop bar is all about costumes, live DJs, dancing, and fantastic tributes to your favorite Shrek characters. Buy tickets online for $20 or pay $30 at the door. The party starts at 9 p.m.
Get ready to groove back to the ’70s with all the glitz and glamour of Discoween at The Continental Club in Midtown on Oct. 28! The glamorous disco cover band Disco Expressions will be spinning the iconic hits and dance floor smashes to transport you back in time. Dig deep into your closet to create a dynamite ’70s costume, because they are required for this event! Tickets start at $15, and the party runs from 9 pm to 2 am.
Finally, experience the Houston Museum of Natural Science after hours on October 28 for the Spirits & Skeletons bash. In addition to music and costumes, you can explore the exhibits with a cocktail in hand for a unique Halloween night out. Tickets start at $50.
Catch a spooky performance of the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical, Sweeney Todd, at the Hobby Center from October 18-29. Set in 19th century London, this thrilling theatrical production is perfect for ages 13 and up. Killer costumes, ghostly sets and humor intertwined with horror provide a terrifyingly good time!
Don’t miss the ongoing fun at the Houston Zoo’s annual Zoo Boo event, running until October 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This exciting experience is included with your regular Zoo admission, and it features elaborate pumpkin displays and special animal enrichment activities. Friday nights are when Zoo Boo truly comes to life, with extended hours until 8:30 p.m. As part of this exclusive after-hours experience, you’ll have the opportunity to wander through the captivating Spooky Forest and join in a spirited Spooky Dance Party!
Get your musical fright on at the Houston Symphony’s Hocus Pocus Pops Concert. Bring a picnic and relax on the lawn while the Symphony performs spine-tingling classics and pop hits. It’s all happening outdoors at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 20!
Join in the Halloween fun at Feges BBQ Saturday Spooktacular on October 28 from 3-6 p.m.! This free, family-friendly Halloween party has it all – we’re talking bounce houses, costume contests with prizes, pumpkin decorating, and a haunted house guaranteed to creep you out! Feges will have their finger-licking barbecue eats and special Halloween treats available for purchase as well!
More Halloween fun awaits at Boo on the Bayou on October 28 and 29 at Allen’s Landing Park. During this free event, you’ll discover a bustling downtown marketplace, featuring over 100 talented artisan vendors. Enjoy special performances, visit a tarot reader, groove to live music, savor delicious bites from food trucks, and more. Don’t forget to show up in your best costume for the chance to win a prize! Afterward, stay for a spine-tingling movie screening and bat bridge boat tours, making it an eventful evening from 7 p.m. to midnight.
On October 29th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the National Museum of Funeral History hosts their annual Halloween Classic Car Show. Peruse creepy classics while filling up on treats from decorated trunks. You’ll enjoy getting scared by the decked-out rides and intricate Halloween décor. Admission is $10 for adults, $15 for couples/families.
Climb aboard for the Spirits of the Bayou Boat Tour at Allen’s Landing, available on October 29 and October 31. Join tour guide Andrew Groocock as he delves into the lesser-known tales of ghosts, lost souls, and spirits that haunt the bayou. Tickets are $40, and the tour sets sail at 6 p.m.