Where to Celebrate Halloween 2019 in LA
All kinds of Halloween happenings are taking place in the Los Angeles area throughout October. Get the scoop on costume parties, diabolically delicious dishes, spirited cocktails and more.
Halloween Parties in Los Angeles Area
1. American Psycho Dinner at Otium – October 24 & 25
Otium’s American Psycho Dinner is inspired by the slasher film starring Christian Bale. The five-course dinner costs $175 per person, plus optional wine pairings. Enjoy dishes like swordfish “meatloaf” quenelle, rabbit roulade and profiteroles.
2. Boo Ha Ha, a Haunted Oktobeerfest – October 25 & 26, 6 p.m.-midnight
Head down to Orange County for Brew Ha Ha Productions’ first-ever Boo Ha Ha, a haunted Oktobeerfest, at the OC Fair and Event Center. From 6 p.m.-9 p.m., guests will enjoy unlimited tastings from more than 80 German style and local craft beers. There will also be live music, stein holding competitions, zombie face painting and Halloween costume contests. Concessions like pretzels and bratwurst can be purchased separately. Advanced ticket prices are $55 each and, if available, day-of prices are $65 each. VIP tickets are also available. Non-drinking tickets are $25.
3. Halloween Events at Dream Hollywood – October 26 & 31
TAO Group presents three Halloween nightlife events at Dream Hollywood. The Highlight Room rooftop bar and lounge will celebrate the macabre at its Carnal Carnival with DJ MOS on October 26th. Tickets cost $125. Meanwhile, there will be a special live performance by Wiz Khalifa at Avenue. The frightful fun continues on October 31st with Halloween Night at The Highlight Room with Eric D-Lux. On October 31st, Guy Gerber will put on a special Halloween show at TAO. General admission costs $100.
4. Preux & Proper’s The Big Lebowski Halloween Brunch – October 27, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Downtown LA’s Preux & Proper pays tribute to The Dude with its “The Big Lebowski” Halloween Brunch. Diners who dress in a costume inspired by the film will receive a complimentary One Hell Of A Caucasian White Russian Frozen Daiquiri. There will also be other themed drinks and dishes, such as “Those Are Good Burgers, Walter” Burger and “I Can Get You A Toe” BBQ Fried Chicken Bánh Mi.
5. Hallow’s Masquerade at Redbird – October 31, 9 p.m.
Enjoy an elegant evening of mysticism and surrealism at Redbird’s Hallow’s Masquerade. Each ticket ($50) includes hors d’oeuvres by Redbird chef/owner Neal Fraser and cocktails by bar director Tobin Shea. Cash bar. There will also be music by Adam Freeland (The Acid), Jessica Tonder, Jonny Cota and more. Costumes and masks are highly encouraged.
6. Haunted Happy Hour at Tiato – October 31
Tiato in Santa Monica presents Haunted Happy Hour on October 31st from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. There will be a special guest DJ and costume contest with $100 grand prize, plus $5 Scariato shots and $7 drinks.
7. Halloween Block Party at Prank – October 31
Prank Bar in downtown LA presents “Nightmare on Hope Street” on October 31st from 4 p.m.-midnight. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume to enjoy a free drink ticket, play games, listen to live jazz music and more. Admission to the block party is free.
8. Yelloween Party at THE Blvd – October 31
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel will be hosting the Yelloween Party at the hotel’s lobby level restaurant, THE Blvd, on Halloween from 8 p.m.-midnight. There will be a complimentary candy bar; two specialty cocktails served with skeleton cubes and Veuve Clicquot; and a spooky DJ.
9. Shipwreck Cove Halloween Party at Chez Jay – October 31
The Backyard at Chez Jay is getting spooky with a Shipwreck Cove Halloween Party. There will be a costume contest at 9 p.m. with the winner receiving a $100 gift certificate and second place getting a $50 gift certificate. The full food menu will be available, plus drinks like Captain Jay’s Punch.
10. Special Menu at Pizzeria Vivoli & Italian Grill – October 31
Pizzeria Vivoli & Italian Grill will get in the Halloween spirit with a special menu designed with horrifying presentations. The restaurant will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will also serve the regular menu.
11. Halloween at La Bohème – October 31
La Bohème in West Hollywood presents a Halloween celebration with a DJ set by Paul Cowling from 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover. There will be happy hour from 4 p.m.-midnight and dinner available 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
12. Halloween & Dia De Los Muertos at The Cliffdiver – October 31 & November 1
The Cliffdiver along Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway will celebrate with a Halloween costume party on October 31st. A $66 ticket includes house margaritas, draft beers, frozen cocktails and diablo tacos. On November 1st, the restaurant will offer $5 Micheladas all day for Dia De Los Muertos.
13. Dia De Los Muertos at Madre – November 1
Torrance’s Madre is hosting Fiesta De Dia De Los Muertos from 5 p.m. on November 1st. The Oaxacan restaurant will be decorated with papel picado (paper banners), candles and a traditional altar set up by owner Ivan Vasquez. Meanwhile, the kitchen will serve Oaxacan staples and Pan de Muerte (Mexican Day of The Dead bread) throughout the day. There will also be tastings of Animas Mezcal, plus a costume contest at 9 p.m.
14. Disco of the Dead – November 1, 6 p.m.
Héritage Fine Wines hosts a Disco of the Dead with a DJ spinning lively disco/funky house music all night long. In addition to the regular menu, the French restaurant will serve a set Halloween menu with dishes like cocotte egg on pumpkin purée with caviar; truffled black hand-made pasta; and “Phantom Pears” (pears poached in a white wine syrup). Be sure to come in costume as the winner will receive a free magnum of Champagne. Tickets start at $15 for entrance plus a complimentary Halloween cocktail. The special menu costs $75.
Halloween Dishes & Drinks at Los Angeles Restaurants
1. Spooktacular Ice Cream at Salt & Straw – October 1-31
Salt & Straw ice cream shops are serving up a special “Spooktacular Series” of flavors for the month of October. Dracula’s Blood Pudding is not for the squeamish! It’s made with real blood pudding. Sugar fiends will go gaga over the The Great Candycopia, composed of salted butterscotch ice cream loaded with homemade versions of Snickers and peanut butter cups. Creepy Crawly Critters incorporates real dark chocolate covered crickets and coconut toffee-brittle mealworms.
2. Zombie at The Raymond 1886
The Raymond 1886 is allegedly haunted, so imbibe some liquid courage with the Zombie, made with white and aged rum, Angostura bitters, lemon and lime juice, curacao, grenadine and passion fruit syrup, garnished with mint and grated nutmeg.
3. Halloween Bakery Treats at Pitchoun! – October
Pitchoun!, the French bakery in downtown Los Angeles and the Beverly Center, serves up several fun treats for the Halloween season. Sweets include black and orange meringues, pumpkin cheesecakes and more. On the savory side, you’ll find pumpkin soup and a fall salad featuring roasted pumpkin, turkey, wheat berry, cranberries, arugula and cranberry thyme dressing.
4. The Spicy Spooky Cheeto Pizza at Mickey’s Deli – October 28-November 1
Mickey’s Deli in Hermosa Beach is getting in the Halloween spirit with The Spicy Spooky Cheeto Pizza — back by popular demand. Sink your teeth (or fangs) into the black activated charcoal crust, topped with mozzarella, cheddar and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
5. Wine Promos at Vinovore – October 31
Vinovore wine shop in Silver Lake will offer two promotions on October 31st for those looking to stock up for their Halloween festivities. Buy any three bottles of wine and get a bottle of Coupe Rose for $6.66. Also, customers who buy a six-pack of any wine will receive 10% off their purchase and a free bag of trick-or-treat candy.
6. Free Doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken – October 31
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken in Santa Monica will give a free pumpkin spice doughnut to guests in costume on Halloween. While you’re there, enjoy other specials like pumpkin spice fried chicken, and check out the pumpkin patch on the patio.
7. Spooky Cocktails at LA Restaurants – October 31
Looking for more tempting libations to enjoy on Halloween?
<Charlotte’s Dead is barcito’s version of the Aviation cocktail with a cotton candy and spider garnish, while the Paper Cut is a classic Paper Plane served with an edible severed finger.
<HATCH Yakitori + Bar has whipped up the Ghost of Graveyard, comprised of Fords Gin, lemon, Yuzu Liqueur, lavender, honey and activated charcoal.
<The Wicked Sour at Mi Piace is a bubbling brew made of Midori, Evan Williams Bourbon, fresh lime juice, lemon juice and egg white.
<WeHo Bistro is getting in the spirit with the Dragon’s Breath (Revel Agave Spirit, fresh orange juice, fresh lime juice and Aperol) and Magic Dragon (Midori, Chopin Potato Vodka, fresh pineapple juice).