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Spooky Season Unmasked: Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween 2023 in Los Angeles

Things to Do for Halloween in Los Angeles

Embrace the spooky season in style with our guide to the most thrilling Halloween events in Los Angeles. From haunted mazes and scary thrill rides, to bar crawls, parades, and costume parties, we’ve curated a list of the city’s top attractions that will make Halloween 2023 unforgettable.

Theme Parks/Attractions

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Get into the spirit of Halloween at Disneyland and California Adventure with themed attractions, entertainment, costumed characters, and more! This event is great for kids, families, and adults who want to be big kids for the day/night. $83+; Select nights and hours through 10/31; 1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802; 714.781.4636

A nighttime image of the Ferris wheel at Disneyland
Join Mickey and the gang at Disneyland for a spooktacular Halloween time!

Knott’s Scary Farm

Knott’s Scary Farm is So Cal’s largest Halloween event. The Knott’s theme park is fully transformed into a terrifying scare zone with haunted houses, mazes and attractions, sinister shows, and more than 1,000 creatures ready to jump out and scare you. $59.99+; Select Nights and hours 9/21- 10/31; 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620; 714.220.5200

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Board the Haunted Hayride and dare to survive the terrifying woods. Are you brave enough to ride? This annual Halloween event also features a Town Square with yummy food, festivities, haunted houses, and a scary “theatrical experience from beyond the grave!” $39.99+; Select nights and hours 9/22 -10/31; 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

An image of a woman scared by a person in a scary costume.
Do you dare ride the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride where monsters and ghouls are lurking around every corner…

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

There’s nowhere to hide at Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest! As a Magic Mountain and thrill ride lover, Fright Fest is so much fun! Combine a plethora of haunted houses, scare zones, and thrill rides in the dark (some like the Batman ride even go backward for the season), and you’re in for a scary good time! $25+; Select nights and hours through 10/31; 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355; 661.255.4100

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If you like thrill rides, haunted houses, and scare zones, then Fright Fest is for you!

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios

Halloween Horror Nights are back at Universal Studios. This year the haunted experiences are inspired by the biggest names in horror, including Stranger Things 4, The Exorcist: Believer, The Last Of Us, Chucky: Kill Count, Evil Dead Rise, and Universal Monsters Unmasked. $72+; Select nights and hours through 10/31; 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608; 800.864.8377

Immersive Experiences

Delusion: Nocturnes and Nightmares

For over a decade, Delusion has been terrifying guests with one-of-a-kind interactive experiences. Here, you’re the star of the show as you’ll work with professional actors, stunt people, and practical creature effects to complete a ghastly task. This year’s theme centers around the mysterious figure known solely as ‘The Author’ who has seemingly authored every Delusion narrative since its inception. Your mission is to hunt ‘The Author’ and stop him from unleashing his power and destroying us all! $94.99+; Select nights and hours through 11/12; Phillips Mansion – 2640 Pomona Blvd., Pomona, CA 91768

Horrorcon Los Angeles, Where Evil Never Dies

Calling all horror fans, prepare to enter the next generation of horror. Horrorcon Los Angeles is here and more terrifying than ever. The two-day convention features movie memorabilia, celebrities, industry icons, master craftsmen, exhibitors, artisans, and artists. $31; 9/30 – 10/1, 12 – 7:00 pm; LA Convention Center (South Hall K, 13th Fl.) – 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

An image of Pennywise from the horror movie IT.
Horrorcon Los Angeles is here and features movie memorabilia, celebrities, industry icons, master craftsmen, exhibitors, artisans, and artists.

Nights of the Jack

Nights of the Jack welcomes you to an immersive Halloween experience for the whole family. King Gillette Ranch will be converted into a spooky haven filled with vast amounts of hand-carved pumpkins. Enjoy an evening of Halloween events including pumpkin carving for you and the kiddos, a Halloween-themed gift shop, tasty LA food trucks, “The Spookeasy Bar,” and more! The 2/3 mile-long walking trail is self-guided and takes roughly 60 – 90 minutes. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $29.99+; 9/29 – 10/31, 6 – 10:00 pm; 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

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Nights of the Jack welcomes you to an immersive Halloween experience for the whole family.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills’ 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is hosting its 2nd annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at The Rooftop by JG! Guests are invited to create a jack-o’-lantern while taking in panoramic views of Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles skyline. A grand prize will be awarded to the person or family with the spookiest creation! Up to 4 guests can work on a pumpkin. Decorations, carving tools, and pumpkins will be provided for each family. Those that attend the pumpkin carving contest can enjoy 15% off at The Rooftop by JG following the contest. $110 (per group); 10/29, 5 – 6:00 pm; The Rooftop by JG at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – 9850 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.860-6666


Shaq is taking over Long Beach for the ultimate Halloween festival. The former Laker is hosting Shaqtoberfest, a month-long festival featuring a pumpkin patch, street carnival, funhouse, trick-or-treat spot, and a Pirate’s Cove where adults can grab a shot of rum punch. $29.99+; Select nights and hours 9/28 – 10/31; The Queen Mary – 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo is back, and the annual Los Angeles Halloween celebration is better than ever. With special Halloween décor, animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, story readings, and more, the zoo is the perfect family-friendly place to enjoy the holiday. Free (with paid zoo admission or GLAZA membership) – $17 (children) and $22 (adults); 10/21 – 10/22 and 10/28 – 10/29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.4200

Dress Up Your Pup for a Spirited Yappy Hour at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

With Halloween right around the corner, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows invites Angelenos & their beloved pups to a spooktacular Yappy Hour featuring cocktails, music, a doggy costume contest and more! In the Miramar Garden, two and four-legged friends are welcome to sip on seasonal libations and enjoy specialty treats alongside a doggy costume contest where the winner will receive a special prize from Healthy Spot. Local nonprofit dedicated to finding homes for rescue dogs, Wags & Walks, will also have an adoption and donation table set-up. Various prices; 10/26, 4 – 7:00 pm; 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.576.7777

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Dress up your pup for a special Halloween Yappy Hour at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.

Dress Up Your Furry Friends For Rock & Brews Howl’oween Costume Competition

Making Halloween plans can be *ruff*, but this year, Rock & Brews is making things easy! On Halloween Rock & Brews is hosting a “Howl’oween” celebration inviting guests of all ages to dress their furry friends up in their best costumes for a fur-endly costume competition. Categories include “Best Rock Star,” “Cutest Monster” and “Most Creative Costume.” One winner from each category gets a $25 gift card to Rock & Brews and a bandana. Oh, and did we mention dogs ALWAYS eat free at Rock & Brews?! What a (trick or) treat! Various prices; 10/31, 6:00 pm; El Segundo, Buena Park, Redondo Beach, Corona + Tustin locations

Halloween Massages at The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION 

The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION is thrilled to unveil a special Halloween Massage exclusively for October. Through 10/31, the spa welcomes guests to celebrate the haunted holiday with the spa’s exclusive Halloween Massage, designed to rejuvenate the body, restore inner balance, and relax the senses. For $265 for 50 minutes or $365 for 80 minutes, the massage begins with a Knesko face mask in black or green and features a pumpkin body lotion and Frankincense aromatherapy scent meant to boost relaxation. Guests who enjoy the spa’s Halloween massage will also be treated to candy complemented by a wellness shot served in a mini cauldron. For reservations, please contact the spa at 424.310.1622 or; 9040 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069


Cinespia (Outdoor Halloween Movies Under the Stars)

Love Halloween and scary movies? Cinespia is for you. The outdoor movie experience at various places throughout Los Angeles is planning the perfect horror lineup for the holiday. On the schedule, you’ll find pop culture favorites like Halloween, The Ring, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and ending with Rosemary’s Baby$22+Various hours and locations

Rooftop Cinema Club (Outdoor Halloween Movies Under the Stars)

Horror fans, get ready to watch some of your favorite movies under the stars. Rooftop Cinema Club welcomes you to enjoy the city’s skyline while screening your favorite scary movies. The lineup includes Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream (1996), The Shining, The Conjuring, Evil Dead Rise, and more. $19.50+; Various hours and locations

An image of ghostface from the Scream movies.
Hello Sidney… “Watch as Ghostface wreaks havoc on a group of teens in the horror film, Scream.

Alamo Drafthouse Halloween Show

The creative minds behind Alamo’s popular production, “Protected Under Parody,” proudly present a Comedy Variety Show that pays homage to the spookiest season of all, Horror and Halloween. The evening will be filled with sketches, videos, trivia, surprise guest appearances, live music, sweet treats, and perhaps a mischievous puppet or two. Free entry; 10/28, 7:30 – 9:30 pm; Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Los Angeles – 700 West 7th Street #Unit U240 Los Angeles, CA 90017

Dead Man’s Luau Comes to Canary in Santa Monica

Fresh off the waves of his latest single, “Found at Sea,” Wes Chiller an Orange County-based singer/songwriter, ukulele player, firefighter, and avid surfer announces the 3rd instillation of “Dead Man’s Luau, an unworldly, nautical-themed, music festival” will be happening Halloween Weekend at Canary. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Surfer’s Healing and Maui First Responders Fire Relief. $20 – $75; 10/28, 5:30 – 9:30 pm; 1301 5th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.451.2221

Jiggles & Giggles Comedy Cabaret Halloween!

This Halloween, do something different and head to the Joggle & Giggles Comedy Cabaret.
This eclectic showcase delivers the nation’s foremost cabaret talents alongside renowned figures in comedy, magic, circus acts, fire performances, and live music. $25 – $750; 10/27, 8 – 10:00 pm, Byblos Mediterranean Restaurant & Supperclub – 1964 Westwood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90025

Lucha VaVOOM Hosts Two-Night Halloween Engagement

Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show returns with world-class lucha libre-style wrestling, burlesque, aerialists, comedy, music, and much more! $53.41 – $99.76; 10/26 – 10/27, 8:00 pm; Mayan Theatre – 1038 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.746.4674


“Angels & Demons” Halloween Party

Get ready for an unforgettable Halloween experience at the luxurious Elevate LA Nightclub & Ultra-Lounge with the Angels & Demons Halloween Party. This highly anticipated event promises top LA DJs, stunning costumes, and mesmerizing décor. Considered one of the best Halloween parties in Los Angeles, Angels & Demons will take you on a thrilling journey through a dance-filled night of ghoulish proportions. Prepare to be enchanted by a sinful gathering of angels, demons, models, adult film starlets, and bottles, all served up to indulge your guiltiest pleasures. Taking place at the infamous Elevate Nightclub & Takami Lounge, 21 stories above DTLA, this party is set to deliver an otherworldly experience. Immerse yourself in a surreal afterlife celebration surrounded by the hottest angels and demons, accompanied by exhilarating sounds provided by some of the city’s most popular DJs. Whether you choose Heaven or Hell, the Angels & Demons Halloween party has it all. $20 – $2,095; 10/28, 9:00 pm – 2:00 am; Elevate Nightclub Los Angeles –  811 Wilshire Blvd 21st floor Los Angeles, CA 90017

Bar Lis Celebrates Halloween with a “Goosebumps Halloween,” “The Black Widow’s Masquerade Ball” and Jazz Night

On 10/27, Bar Lis welcomes you to a “Goosebumps Halloween” party, then the next night, Bar Lis will host “The Black Widow’s Masquerade Ball” with sounds by Awsumo & Pamela Cloud – entry begins at 10:00 pm. For the grand finale, wrap up the Halloween weekend on 10/31, by joining the weekly Tuesday programming, “Jazz Eclectic LA,” with special guest Dave Yaden. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Free entry; Thompson Hollywood – 1541 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6210

Dance the Night Away at Broken Shaker

Dance the night away at Downtown LA hotspot, Broken Shaker at Freehand Los Angeles on Halloween night. The evening will be filled with sounds from local DJs to get the mood for a spooktacular night. Guests can indulge in delicious hand-crafted cocktail specials for $12, menu selects include: The Nightmare Before Litmas, a delectable frozen pina colada, The Basic Boo, a pumpkin favorite with cognacWitches Get Stitches, a tequila tiki cocktail classic. Reservations encouraged. 6:00 pm – 12:00 am; 416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.612.0021

Club Decades Halloween: “A Night at the Haunted Disco”

Boardner’s welcomes you to spend Halloween weekend partying at the haunted disco. The club features an indoor/outdoor area, DJs, 2 rooms for dancing, a photo booth, and more! $20 – $25 (18 and over); 10/27, 9:30 pm – 2:00 am; Boardner’s – 1652 N Cherokee Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028; 323.462.9621

Cowboy Carnival at Desert 5 Spot

Desert 5 Spot is excited to announce its second annual Cowboy Carnival. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their finest Wild West attire for a chance to win the costume contest. The evening promises live music, carnival games, fantastic prizes, and much more. On 10/27 and 10/28, guests can enjoy the musical talents of Johnny Travis JR & The D5 House Band, with DJ Corey Biggs. The evening’s entertainment lineup includes the accomplished Miss Tosh, featuring acts like “Rhinestone Cowgirl,” as well as a contortionist, lasso artist, and magician. Be sure to visit the fortune teller for a mystical reading and partake in various games and additional surprises. Free entry; 10/27 – 10/28, 10:00 pm – Tommie Hollywood – 6516 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

“Haunted Soiree: “A Macabre Cocktail Party”

Step into the eerie elegance of “Haunted Soiree: A Macabre Cocktail Party,” a free-roaming extravaganza held within a historically haunted venue. Join them for an evening of themed mini-cocktails, lavish entertainment, haunting melodies, spine-tingling magic, surreal encounters, and interactive guest experiences. It’s a one-of-a-kind Halloween event tailored for adults aged 21 and over! $78.17+; 10/6 – 10/31, various hours; The Nocturne Theatre – 324 North Orange Street, Glendale, CA 91203

The 8 Deadly Sins” at Level 8

Houston Hospitality presents “The 8 Deadly Sins” at Level 8. Dive into a night where dark fantasies come alive, each table a tantalizing journey into one of the seven deadly sins… with an electrifying 8th that you won’t see coming. Tickets include access to the tantalizing party at Sinners Y Santos, with a 4-hour premium open bar. Enjoy the evening with table service options from $1,500, which include six VIP tickets, access to the 4-hour premium open bar, and a choice of premium liquor and/or champagne bottles up to the prepaid amount. $100+; 10/28, 9:00 pm – 2:00 am; 1254 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015

MAXIM Halloween Party

MAXIM, in collaboration with VIP Nightlife and Made Special, are joining forces to host the year’s most seductive and eagerly awaited Halloween extravaganza. This exclusive event will bring together a multitude of top models, celebrities, and notorious party enthusiasts, all dressed up in captivating costumes. Attendees will revel in a premium open bar experience while immersing themselves in the electrifying beats of world-renowned DJs and artists, creating an unparalleled atmosphere of excitement and delight. $100+; 10/28, 10:00 pm – 2:00 am; Nightingale – 643 N. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069

Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles Presents “The Hustle: A Classic Disco Halloween”, “Fright Night” and More

Head to Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles for Halloween, including themed parties all weekend long. Friday night kicks off with “The Hustle: A Classic Disco Halloween” followed by “Fright Night” on Saturday, 10/28. On Halloween, celebrate all night long with a “Deep House Halloween” party.  All events are 21+ to attend, and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance or reserve a table. Mondrian Los Angeles – 8440 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.848.6030

  • 10/27: The Hustle: A Classic Disco Halloween – Friday, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am; $25 – $2,000
  • 10/28: Fright Night – Saturday, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am; $25 – $2,000
  • 10/31: Deep House Halloween – Tuesday, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am; $20 – $2,000

The Strand House Hosts a “Halloween Horror Ball”

On 10/28, StrandBar at The Strand House is hosting its “Halloween Horror Ball.” Guests are invited to dress in their spookiest costumes and dance the night away on the spooktacular dance floor while sipping on Halloween-themed cocktails. Free entry; 10/28, 8:00 pm; 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266310.545.7470

Halloween Monster Night 2023 at Sunset Room Hollywood

Get ready for one of the most anticipated events of the year at Hollywood Monster Night, one of the biggest, sexiest, and hottest Halloween parties in the city. The exclusive Sunset Room Hollywood leads the way in modern nightlife entertainment, and features an open dance floor and 4 of Hollywood’s top headlining DJs, three full-service bars, and impeccable mixology. The space is filled with energy from state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, LED screens, and cozy lounge retreats with vintage sofas draped in velvet. $65 – $2400; 10/28, 10:00 pm – 3:00 am; 1439 N Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA; 818.430.9953

TAO Group Halloween Parties at Beauty& Essex, The Highlight Room, and TAO

TAO Group invites you to spend Halloween weekend at three of the hottest events in Hollywood, Beauty & Essex, The Highlight Room, and TAO.

  • Beauty & Essex: Beauty & Essex invites you to two nights of Haunted Jazz. Various prices; 10/29, 5 – 10:00 pm and 10/31, 5 – 8:00 pm; 1615 Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA, 90028
  • Highlight Room: The Highlight Room is celebrating Halloween with two nights of dancing, costumes, and cocktails. $50+; 10/27, 11:00 pm – 2:00 am and 10/28, 11:00 pm – 2:00 am; Dream Hotel – 6417 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • TAO: On Halloween, TAO will transform into a haunted nightlife experience with a special live performance by Tyga. Various prices (Entry without a table reservation is at the doorman’s discretion); 10/31, 10:30 pm; 6421 Selma Ave Los Angeles, CA, 90028

The “Deadly Doll Ball” at The West Hollywood EDITION

Violet Chachki and Gottmik invite you to “The Deadly Doll Ball” this Halloween at The West Hollywood EDITION. Step into a world where the eerie meets the fabulous, the spooky meets the glamorous, and the ethereal meets the sensational. Violet Chachki and Gottmik invite you to a night of spellbinding enchantment and dazzling performances. Show off your most extravagant, haunting Halloween costumes for a chance to win the evening’s costume contest. DJ performances by Shane Thomas, Avalon Lurks, and Violet Chacki. $25- $45; 10/31, 9:00 pm; The West Hollywood EDITION – 9040 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310. 953.9899

Museum of Latin American Art’s 3rd Annual Halloween Hootenanny Craft Beer Fest

It’s time for the spooktacular return of the Halloween Hootenanny Craft Beer Fest! The Museum of Latin American Art invites you to a ghoulishly delightful afternoon of entertainment. The festival features a handpicked array of over 40 craft breweries, local wineries, cideries, and a chillingly creative marketplace featuring eerie art vendors, collectibles, talented local artists, spine-tingling live music, and captivating performers. Plus, indulge in delectable food options, all in celebration of our most cherished holiday—Halloween! $20 – $75; 10/21, 1 – 5:00 pm; Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) – 628 Alamitos Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802

An image of a glass of craft beer.
Get ready for the spooktacular return of the Halloween Hootenanny Craft Beer Fest this October!

Parades/Bar Crawls

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

West Hollywood’s famous Halloween Carnaval is back! It’s been three years since the last Carnaval, and the city of West Hollywood is ready to celebrate the return of the LA staple with a live DJ set and food trucks. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #wehohalloween! *No backpacks, camera cases, tote bags, etc., will be permitted (clear plastic bags will be allowed). Free; 10/31, 6 – 11:00 pm; Santa Monica Blvd. between N. Doheny Dr. and N. La Cienega Blvd.

DTLA Bar Crawls

  • (10/28) 6th Annual DTLA Halloween Bar Crawl: Halloween is here and DTLA is hosting a Halloween bar crawl with spooktacular perks! With your ticket, enjoy 1-2 complimentary drinks or shots, and be one of the first 400 to receive a special Crawl With US stadium cup. Indulge in exclusive drink specials and satisfy your cravings with food specials at the partner venues. Say goodbye to cover charges as your ticket grants you waived entry at all venues. Capture the night’s memories with professional photographers and end the evening at an awesome after-party. As a bonus, you’ll receive a custom Halloween badge with vouchers for a truly unique experience. And make sure to dress to impress for a chance to win big in the costume contest. $10 – $15; 10/28, 4 – 11:00 pm; Check in from 4 – 6:00 pm at La Cita Bar – 336 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • (10/28) DTLA Zombie Bar Crawl: Don’t miss out on the ultimate Halloween bar crawl experience featuring over 300+ guests! Get into the spirit by dressing up in your best costume and embark on a journey through the streets of DTLA, exploring more than 10+ bars and nightclubs with your exclusive all-access pass. Enjoy a complimentary welcome shot at select venues, take advantage of drink discount coupons, gain free entry passes to top-notch nightclubs, and navigate your way through the excitement with a convenient map showcasing all the participating bars, lounges, and nightclubs. $15 – $35; 10/28, 6:00 pm – 2:00 am; Check in from 6 – 9:00 pm at The Reserve 650 S Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90014
  • (10/31) DTLA Halloween Night Bar Crawl: This Halloween night, DTLA welcomes you to their annual Halloween bar crawl with over 300+ guests! Put on your best costume and wander the streets of Los Angeles, hopping in and out of more than 10+ bars and nightclubs with your all-access pass. Experience the thrill with free welcome shot tickets at select venues, drink discount coupons, free entry passes to nightclubs, and a handy map guiding you to all the participating bars, lounges, and nightclubs. Don’t miss out on this epic Halloween adventure! $15 – $30; 10/31, 6:00 pm – 2:00 am; Check in from 6 – 9:00 pm at Broadway Bar – 830 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014

Hollywood Bar Crawls

  • (10/28) 6th Annual Hollywood Halloween Bar Crawl: Head to Hollywood for an incredible Halloween experience with a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize in the costume contest! With your ticket, you’ll enjoy 1-2 complimentary drinks or shots, as well as receive a special Crawl With US stadium cup (limited to the first 400 check-ins). Exclusive drink specials and delicious food offerings await you at their partner venues. Say goodbye to cover charges as your ticket grants you waived entry at all venues . Capture the memories with professional photographers, and top off the night with an awesome after-party. As a bonus, you’ll receive a custom Halloween badge with vouchers for an unforgettable experience. $10 – $15; 10/28, 4:00 pm – 12:00 am; Check in from 4 – 6:00 pm at Cabo Cantina – 6669 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • (10/28) Hollywood Zombie Bar Crawl: Head to Hollywood for the ultimate Halloween bar crawl extravaganza, uniting a massive crowd of 300+ enthusiastic participants! Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere by donning your finest costume and embark on an adventure through the vibrant streets of Hollywood, where you’ll discover a lineup of more than 10 bars and nightclubs with your exclusive all-access pass. As you journey, savor a complimentary welcome shot at selected venues, take advantage of enticing drink discount coupons, gain complimentary entry to premier nightclubs, and easily navigate the excitement with a handy map featuring all the participating bars, lounges, and nightclubs. $15 – $35; 10/28, 6:00 pm – 2:00 am; Check in from 6 – 9:00 pm at St Felix Hollywood – 1602 North Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028

West Hollywood Bar Crawl

  • (10/27, 10/28, and 10/31) Trick Or Drink: 3-Day Sunset Strip – West Hollywood Halloween Bar Crawl: The Sunset Strip is the setting for a 3-day Halloween bar crawl with to-die-for drink specials at some of West Hollywood’s hottest bars, including Hotel Ziggy, Skybar, and Trocadero! $15 – $45
    • 10/27: 6:00 pm – 2:00 am; Check in from 6 – 11:00 pm at The Den – 8226 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046
    • 10/28: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am; Check in from 4 – 10:00 pm at The Den – 8226 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046
    • 10/31: 6:00 pm – 2:00 am; Check in from 6 – 11:00 pm at The Den – 8226 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

Santa Monica Bar Crawl

  • (10/27 and 10/28) 6th Annual Santa Monica Halloween Bar Crawl: CrawlWithUs presents an exciting two-day Halloween event with amazing perks! With your ticket, enjoy 1-2 complimentary drinks or shots and receive a Crawl With US stadium cup (limited to the first 400 check-ins). Don’t miss out on exclusive drink specials and delicious food at their partner venues. Say goodbye to cover charges as your ticket grants you waived entry at all venues. Capture the memories with professional photographers and end the night with an unforgettable after-party. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win the $1,000 grand prize in the costume contest! And the best part, your ticket is valid for both days, meaning you pay only once! $10 – $15; 10/27 – 10/28, 4 – 10:00 pm; Check in 4 – 6:00 pm at Cabo Cantina – 1240 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

Long Beach Bar Crawl

  • (10/28) Long Beach Official Halloween Bar Crawl: Pub Crawls invites you to Long Beach’s official Halloween Bar Crawl packed with creepy contests, eerie creatures, and spooktacular surprises. Show off your most creative and chilling costumes in the ghoulie costume contest for a chance to win frighteningly good prizes. Trick-or-treat your way from bar to bar, capturing all the thrilling moments on spooky social media. Brace yourself for a midnight madness that will take you through the darkest corners of the Haunted Halloween Town. Don’t miss out on this spine-chilling adventure! Free – $14.99; 10/28, 4 – 10:00 pm; Check-in location and time to be given up ticket purchase
  • (10/31) Long Beach Halloween Night Bar Crawl: Indulge in an incredible lineup of deals and specials at the Long Beach Halloween Night Bar Crawl! Start at the Harbor for $3 House Shots before hitting up over 10 Halloween parties each with drink and food specials. $15 – $30; 10/31, 6:00 pm – 2:00 am; Check in 6 – 9:00 pm at The Harbor – 130 Pine Ave Long Beach, CA 90802


Bar Moxy, AC Bar & Lounge and La Lo La Rooftop DTLA

Leave the kids at home if you so desire. Cuz this year, the adults are going trick or treatin’. Stop by Bar Moxy, AC Bar & Lounge and La Lo La Rooftop for terror-themed cocktails and oodles of sugar-coated treats. No costume? No problem. It’s day 4 of a 4-day Halloween weekend – your fatigue is your costume. prices; 5:00 pm; 10/31; 1260 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Birdie G’s Transforms into “Boo G’s”

Birdie G’s transforms into “Boo G’s” in the days leading up to Halloween. From 10/28 – 10/30, this playful restaurant within Bergamot Station will have spooky decorations, the team all dressed up (guests are also encouraged to wear costumes to dinner) and a themed menu (Freddy Kugel and Matzo Eye-Ball Soup, anyone?). Plus, enjoy specials like a “Spooky Sour Blanc-O-Lantern” cocktail that’s bringing the Jack O’ Lantern vibes with carrot, cumin, lemon, orgeat, Velvet Falernum, St. George Green Chili Vodka, egg white, orange bitters, tequila & black pepper and a “Vampire Burger” featuring a blood sausage patty (aka, kishka), aged cheddar & persimmon “comeback sauce” on a black bun. Walk-ins are welcome in the dining room and bar, and reservations are available via Resy. Various prices; 10/28 – 10/31; 5 – 9:30 pm; 2421 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310.310.3616

NEW Spooky Pizookie® at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®

This spooky season, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® is serving no tricks, JUST treats with the launch of its brand new Spooky Pizookie®! An eerie-sistible take on the famous Pizookie®, this Halloween dessert is made of a darker-than-night Cookies ‘N’ Cream cookie topped with Oreo® crumbs and ghoulish Halloween sprinkles. It is a creative, colorful and downright spooktacular version of the classic Pizookie®, stacked high with rich, orange-tinted Vanilla Bean I-Scream and served with a mini cauldron of transforming crack-able chocolate topping. Bone appétit! $8.45; Various hours and locations

An image of BJ's brand new Spooky Pizookie®.
BJ’s brand new Spooky Pizookie® is spooktacular! Bone appétit!

Festive Halloween Cocktails & Recipes from Casamigos

Ultra-premium tequila brand Casamigos wants to get you in the spirit of spooky season, with two festive Halloween cocktail recipes. Casamigos is available on Drizly

Casa Crazy Eyes

  • 1.5 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila 
  • 1.5 oz. Soho Lychee Liqueur 
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice 
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup 
  • 4 Basil Leaves 
  • ½ Thick Rim Black Lava Salt/Sugar 
  • 1 Luxardo Cherry 
  • 1 Lychee Ball 
  • Garnish with Luxardo cherry inside lychee ball (as eyeball) through skewer. Wet ½ rim of glass with lime wheel or wedge and dip into salt/sugar mixture. Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker and muddle basil. Add ice, shake vigorously and fine strain into a rimmed Martini glass and garnish. 

Cristalino Crawler

  • 1.5 oz. Casamigos Cristalino Tequila
  • 1.25 oz. Melon Liqueur (Suggest Midori)
  • 1 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • .5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Optional: 1 Pinch Cinnamon
  • ½ Thick Rim Black Lava Salt/Sugar 2:1 Ratio
  • Garnish 1-2 Black Faux Spiders 
  • Wet ½ rim of large coupe or martini glass with lemon wedge or wheel and dip into salt mixture. Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into rimmed glass. Add fresh ice and garnish. 
An image of the Cristalino Crawler Halloween cocktail from Casamigos.
Ultra-premium tequila brand Casamigos wants to get you in the spirit of spooky season, with this festive Halloween cocktail recipe.

Channel the Dark Side with Spooky Sips and Creepy Concoctions at E.P. & L.P. ‘s Halloween-Themed Pop-up Bar, Frankenstein’s Mad Scientist Cocktail Lab

E.P. & L.P. invites grown-up ghouls and goblins to embrace a nightmare on Melrose with a limited time interactive Halloween-themed pop-up bar, Frankenstein’s Mad Scientist Cocktail Lab. A one-of-a-kind experience that brings all the thrills and chills, guests will find themselves fully immersed inside Frankenstein’s lab, surrounded by spooktacular décor, testing the limits of mixology with mysterious potions and shimmering elixirs. Mad Scientists will guide each table through the hands-on cocktail making demonstration, experimenting with beakers and test tubes to create spine-tingling concoctions. A laboratory of creepy curiosities, folks can also divulge their fate with a private tarot card reading from a mad scientist. $23 (single ticket) and tables and available for additional purchase; Monday – Sunday (through 10/31), 6 – 10:00 pm; 603 N. La Cienega Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.855.9955

Some of the bewitching brews on the menu include:

  • It’s Alive: empress gin, orgeat, tiki bitters, passion fruit, lemon, micro flowers
  • Divination: mezcal, orgeat, blue curacao, lime, bitters 
  • Igor: white rum, Lime, simple, Blue gatorade 
  • Electric Jolt: gin, Lemon, simple, tonic, micro flowers
  • Monstrosity: rye whiskey, fig liqueur, demerara, Bitters
An image of the Halloween pop-up bar at Ep.LP
E.P. & L.P. invites grown-up ghouls and goblins to embrace a nightmare on Melrose with a limited time interactive Halloween-themed pop-up bar, Frankenstein’s Mad Scientist Cocktail Lab. Photo Credit: Botanical Hospitality Group

Esters “Hallo-Wine Party” 

Esters is throwing a “Hallo-Wine Party” on 10/28. For those who want to get in the “spirit” early, there will be a DJ, dancing, horror movies projected on the wall, themed cocktails, and of course, costumes are highly encouraged. Tickets include snacks and 1 drink ticket for a specialty wine, beer or cocktail. $25; 10/28, 6:00 pm; 1314 7th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.899.6900

Eureka! Woodland Hills Welcomes ~Spooky Season~ With Limited-Time Menu Items

In honor of spooky season, Eureka! Woodland Hills is bringing haunted bites and sips to the table this month, with limited-time menu items such as spicy fries, a loaded burger, and a new, frightfully delicious cocktail. With ingredients including a ghost pepper spice blend, guests are bound to enjoy Eureka!s offerings ahead of all their sweet and spooky Halloween activities. Various prices; Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm and Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:00 am; 6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, California 91367; 818.857.5544

An image of the Loaded burger at Eureka Woodland Hills.
In honor of spooky season, Eureka! Woodland Hills is bringing haunted bites and sips to the table, like this loaded burger.

Pasadena’s Newest Hotel Launches “Killer Cocktails” for Spooky Season

‘Tis spooky season, and Pasadena’s newest hotel, Hotel Dena, invites you to grab your ghoulish goblets and get in the Halloween spirit. The newly opened property was designed for the bold visionary in all of us and embodies a rich tapestry of art, music, and culture. Two new culinary concepts were also introduced including Agents Only which is debuting their new “killer cocktails with ties back to Pasadena, like the house used in the 1978 classic horror movie Halloween. The hotel’s vintage looking Screening Area is also playing thriller movie clips throughout the month. Various prices and hours; 303 Cordova St., Pasadena, CA 91101; 626.49.8100

The Lingering Spirit 

  • 2 oz. Fords Gin
  • .75 oz. Garden Syrup
  • .75 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 vial of Coconut Charcoal
  • Build: Shake / Strain
  • Glass: DOF
  • Ice: Large Cube
  • Garnish: Black spider 
  • Pasadena fun fact: This cocktail references the lingering spirits believed to reside within Pasadena’s Gamble House, one of the most famous craftsman homes in Pasadena, the Gamble House is rumored to be filled with spiritual energy. In Psychic Readings of the Gamble House, David Fenster explores the property and reads the words and thoughts of the lingering spirits of the home

Spiced Pumpkin Pasadena Martini

  • 2 oz. Woody Creek Vodka
  • 1 oz. Monin Cold Brew Concentrate 
  • .5 oz. Monin Spiced Pumpkin Syrup
  • Build: Shake / Strain
  • Glass: Cocktail
  • Garnish: Fresh grated nutmeg, candied orange on a stainless steel skull cocktail pic
  • Pasadena fun fact: If you’ve ever seen the 1978 movie, Halloween, you might recognize a certain home in South Pasadena that looks exactly like the one Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) lived in. Thankfully, the real-life owners of the home do not have to deal with a Michael Myers-like masked murderer, and fans of the film are welcome to take photos in front of the house. The kind owners even leave pumpkin props outside for those interested in a photo-op. Like our cocktail which looks sweet on the surface, the cold brew ads will leave your heart racing!
An image of the Hotel Dena cocktail, Spiced Pumpkin Pasadena Martini
The Spiced Pumpkin Pasadena Martini offers a spicy kick! Photo Credit: Hotel Dena

Spooky Lobby Bar Takeover at The West Hollywood EDITION

The Lobby Bar at The West Hollywood EDITION invites patrons of the Sunset Strip to sip on supernatural craft cocktails for their monthly pop-up series: Takeover at Lobby Bar. Featuring spirits from Diageo, including Aviation, Dickel, Ketel One, and Don Julio, the bartenders will be shaking up familiar favorites. Start the Halloween festivities early in the design forward lobby to enjoy a pre-dinner libation or wind down with a nightcap. Various prices; 10/30, 7 – 9:00 pm; 9040 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.953.9899

Spooky High Tea & Highballs at DTLA’s Lilly Rose

The third annual Spooky High Tea & Highballs experience is back for another year at whimsical underground lounge Lilly Rose. Relax as you sip delicious teas from French tea purveyor Dammann Frères. Enjoy a savory and sweet tea tower of chef-curated specialty bites, including finger foods, pastries, and decadent desserts. Tempting tea-infused cocktails are also available for separate purchase. For this experience, 24-hour advance reservations are required. $65; 10/13, 10/21, 10/27, 10/28, 12 – 6:00 pm (last seating at 4:00 pm); The Wayfarer (basement) – 813 Flower St, Los Angeles, CA, 90017

An image of the spooky tea at Lilly Rose. Pictured is a tea pot, fake spider webs, tea sandwiches, and a cup of tea.
The third annual Spooky High Tea & Highballs experience is back for another year at whimsical underground lounge Lilly Rose. Photo Credit: Eddie Sanchez

Kids Eat Free at NORMS on Halloween

Calling all ghosts and ghouls! On Halloween, kids that visit any NORMS location can eat for FREE, no purchase necessary, when they show up in their costume. Valid all day on Halloween, children can curb their spookiest NORMS cravings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whether the kiddos dress up as a princess, favorite cartoon character or anything in between, kids will be able to enjoy a delicious meal on the house. Free; 10/31, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm; Various locations

OTOTO Turns into “Midnight Diner” on Halloween

OTOTO is doing something really special on Halloween this year. The beloved sake izakaya is going to convert into “Midnight Diner” (the Japanese series by way of Netflix that took America by storm a few years ago) on Halloween! All staff will be dressed as Master in his signature blue samue, and Master Charles will be cooking up some favorites from the series. Expect to see Tonjiru (pork and vegetable miso soup), Ham Katsu (breaded and fried ham), Curry Ramen, Tebasaki Karaage (deep fried chicken wings) Tamago Sando, Yakisoba Dog (Japanese love a carb on carb situation), Asari Sakamushi (sake steamed clams) and more on the all-Midnight Diner menu on Halloween. As always, no reservations and first come, first serve. Various prices; 10/31; 1360 Allison Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.784.7930

Pink Taco’s Dia De Los Tacos Bash

Pink Taco, the iconic Sunset Boulevard hotspot known for Mexican food, good music and plenty of tequila is the place to be on Halloween for Dia De Los Tacos festivities. On Halloween the bar will be hosting a one of a kind event, serving up Happy Hour specials (ALL-NIGHT), music, face painting and a costume contest, with the best 3 costumes winning a Pink Taco gift card. Guests can enjoy Margaritas for $8, The OG Pink Tacos for $8, and more. To start the night off right, the first 25 guests through the door will be greeted with a special gift of Pink Taco swag. 10/31, 6 – close; 8225 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323,380.7474

Sweet Rose Creamery 

Sweet Rose Creamery has a variety of Halloween-themed flavors and frozen treats available now until 10/31 at the Brentwood Country Mart and Main Street shops. Enjoy scoops of Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream showcasing Tutti Frutti Farms’ organic pumpkins or Halloween Ripple which celebrates all the fudgy, caramely and peanut butter goodness found in a trick-or-treat bag. The Halloween Sundae is also back and this year, it features a scoop of Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream with gooey, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream, naturally-colored orange sprinkles and a cute marshmallow ghost. Various prices, hours, and locations

An image of the Halloween Sundae at Sweet Rose Creamery.
The Halloween Sundae is back and this year, and features a scoop of Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream with gooey, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream, naturally-colored orange sprinkles and a cute marshmallow ghost. Photo Credit Taneshia Warren

Sip Seasonal Spooky Cocktails at Telefèric Barcelona

Sip on Teleferic’s seasonal spooky cocktail: Pumpkin Spice (And Everything Vice). Available 10/26 – 11/1 at their Brentwood location, enjoy a delicious blend of Rum Anejo, Grand Marnier, and a spine-tingling allspice syrup shaken with a hint of lime, egg white, and finished with an eerie twist of cinnamon smoke and rosemary. There’s even a non-alcoholic version available! Various prices; 10/26 – 11/1, various hours; 11930 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Halloween Cocktail Recipes from Meg Walker’s Tipsy Pear

Tipsy Pear bar catering service is sharing two of their favorite Halloween cocktails, perfect for your Halloween party or horror movie night at home. CEO and Co-founder Meg Walker has been hosting Halloween-themed gatherings for years and has curated a list of go-to spooky concoctions that are great for anyone hoping to dial up the fright on their themed party. Alcohol available on Drizly

Forbidden Fruit

  • Rye, Peach Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Cinnamon Syrup Bitters
  • Mix liquids and garnish with dehydrated Apple dipped in Caramel

Black Magic

  • Gin, Amaro, Lemon Juice, Blackberries, Basil, Topped with Tonic
  • Mix liquids and garnish with Basil Leaf and Blackberry Skewer
  • Optional: Can be made into a mocktail

Blood and Sand

  • Equal parts Scotch, Cherry Herring, Sweet Vermouth and Fresh OJ
  • Mix liquids and garnish with Orange Peel and Luxardo Cherry
  • Optional: Can add edible glitter for an extra sparkle effect
AN image of the Blood and Sand Hallowen cocktail.
The Blood and Sand is equal parts spooky and delicious!

Halloween Specials at Sawtelle’s Tuk Tuk Thai

Tuk Tuk Thai on Sawtelle is serving seasonal specials, available now through 10/31. Chef Amanda Maneesilasan brings together punchy Thai flavors and adventurous ingredients to try (if you dare)! Various prices and hours; 1638 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; 310.860.1872

Seasonal dishes and desserts include:

  • Gop Gratiem ($13) – frog legs with loaded garlic and black pepper
  • Grapow Kai Yiew Maa ($13) – thousand-year-old egg, ground chicken with chili, garlic, and crispy basil
  • Crispy Pla Tod ($13) – salt and pepper fried crispy smelt fish with garlic, chili, and scallion
  • Buad Tong ($10) – pumpkin poached in coconut milk and coconut sugar 

Halloween Specials and Dia de los Muertos at Vallarta Supermarkets

This Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, Vallarta Supermarkets is bringing sweet candies at their La Dulceria and wants family and friends to celebrate and honor their departed loved ones with their Ofrenda (Altar) Bundle and NEW Calavera Pan de Muerto. Since candy is a major part of Halloween and food is an essential part of an ofrenda as it reunites family and friends with their loved ones. At Vallarta’s La Dulceria, instead of the usual candies like Reeses or Kit-Kats, there is a dedicated vibrant station in each store filled with a wide array of authentic dulces from Mexico and Central America such as spicy and sour tamarindo candy, chile-covered mango paletas, mazapan and more. Various prices, hours, and locations

Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Celebrate the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The Mexican holiday reunites and honors beloved ancestors, family, and friends and allows the realm of the living and the dead to share a magical day together. Guests are welcome to come in costume as the cemetery comes to life with a vibrant celebration of love and remembrance. $35+; 10/28, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 12:00 am; Hollywood Forever Cemetery – 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Celebrate the Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Dia De Los Muertos at KA’TEEN

KA’TEEN, the Yucatan-inspired restaurant at the heart of Hollywood, extends an invitation to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos on 11/1 and 11/2.  To commence the evening with elegance, each guest will receive a welcome drink upon their arrival. The menu features special offerings, including a delectable Bone Marre dish, and an array of finely crafted specialty cocktails that include, the La Catrina, an enticing tequila concoction, combines mandarin, pasilla, marigold liquor, activated charcoal, and a lively touch of prosecco. For those with a penchant for smoky flavors, the Recuerdame beckons with mezcal, sweet potato “ube,” coconut milk, cinnamon, piloncillo, and a hint of spicy bitters. Special performances encompass a DJ and an enchanting fire dancer will deliver a special performance for the evening. Reservations are encouraged. Various prices; 11/1 – 11/2, 6 – 10:00 pm; Tommie Hollywood – 6516 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6360




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