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Where to go for boo-zy drinks this Halloween

Welcome the spirit of Halloween with some spooky libations in the city

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Tatum Ancheta
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We may not have the same over-the-top Halloween celebrations in the city this year, but with so many deals and All Hallow's Eve promotions from various bars and restaurants in town, it looks as though the pandemic has not spooked away the festive spirit at least. From eerie cocktails to free-flow bubbly, there's a spot for everyone to celebrate Halloween in the city.   

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Cocktail bars
  • Central
  • price 2 of 4

Get your friends together and celebrate a boo-zy Halloween at Lee Lo Mei and indulge in Hong Kong-inspired cocktails and take advantage of their all night, buy one get one Yau beer promotion. Sip on your prefered tipple while enjoying live DJ sets and chowing down on the night's special set menu ($398 per person) featuring Lee Lo Mei's signature offerings which include the succulent roasted lobster tail, Lee’s Little Lobster, served with a crispy mantou. You also have an option to add $198, so you can pair your dinner with wine.

October 31, 7pm.  

  • Bars and pubs
  • Taikoo Shing

Sip on Halloween libations while enjoying panoramic harbour views at East Hotel's rooftop bar, Sugar. Celebrating All Hallow's Eve with a Day of the Dead themed menu, Sugar will be serving up snacks featuring the Gloomy Mini Burger, Bloody Beetroot Brownie, and El Diablo Jello that can be paired with spooky cocktails like The Grave (made with blackberry-infused tequila, blueberries, lemon, and agave) and Rojo Skull (made with tequila, Cointreau, and spiced beetroot juice). 

October 30-31, 5.30pm.

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Central

Are you a fan of Money Heist? Ready your red overalls and join the heist at The Dispensary's Vault Lockdown Party. Mixologist Alberto Aldave, who will play the role of El Professor behind the bar, will be serving blood-red Dali cocktails made with vodka, homemade lemongrass cordial, honey, lime, and pineapple. As a treat, complimentary Salvador Dali masks will be handed out to guests throughout the evening for those who wish to join the activities.

Want to party in a different outfit? The Dispensary will give free entrance to guests wearing their most ‘haunting attire'. 

Tickets are priced at $273.45, get yours at Eventbrite.hk. October 29, 9pm to 12mn. 

  • Bars and pubs
  • Hotel bars
  • Admiralty

Join another Dia de Muertos affair and head to Lobster Bar as they turn the bar into a Mexican carnival plaza filled with marigolds. Bar manager Bob Louison prepared Halloween libations for the night to keep the fun going. Free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne will rain down by 10pm. Remember to dress to impress! Come in your snazziest Day of the Dead costumes and Lobster Bar will have makeup artists ready to take care of your elaborate, opulent skull makeup to match your look.

Priced at $380 for dinner guests and $480 for regulars. October 31, 9pm.

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  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Sheung Wan

Taqueria Super Macho is celebrating the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) with a curated menu of classic brunch dishes like the USDA-ribeye and potato hash-based Huevos Divorciados and signature Baja-inspired tacos that you can all wash down with free-flow Margaritas and cold beers ($498/person). Swing by at 6pm and onwards, and they'll throw in classic Margaritas for only $48 and an off-menu taco Tijuana-style Beef Birria (3 for $108) to sink your teeth into as well. 

October 31, 12nn and 6pm. 

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Soho

If dressing up in slutty costumes and ghoulish masks are not your thing, Fukuro is giving you another boozy option in collaboration with Mr Black coffee liqueur. Drop by for some coffee cocktail twists that include a coffee martini, Fukuro-tini, and a refreshing Dusk & Stormy made with whisky, Campari, Mr Black, topped with ginger beer. 

October 30, 6pm. Live DJ set starts at 9pm.

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  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Sheung Wan

Celebrate Día de Muertos for a week at Mexican eatery and bar, Te Quiero Mucho in Sheung Wan, and indulge in four tequila Halloween-themed drinks. The seasonal menu will include signature tequila-mezcal based Margarita Ahumada ($100) a fizzy floral Paloma de Rosita ($100), and herbal and berry-forward Noche de Fiesta ($100). To spice up the night, they are offering hot shooters called Mariachi ($50) made with tequila, chilli liqueur, fresh jalapeño peppers, lime juice, and agave syrup.

The venue will keep the fun alive with surprises throughout the Halloween celebration. For added activity, every table will get to paint their own traditional skull ceramics to take home. 

October 29 to November 5.

  • Bars and pubs
  • Soho

Not prepared for an elaborate costume? Head to a pajama party instead and drink quality rum tipples while you're at it. The Caribbean-inspired bar, The Daily Tot, is throwing a 'Sleepless in Havana' soiree accompanied by live DJ music and free-flow drinks that includes Prosecco, house wines, beer, two rum cocktails, house spirits, and sodas.

$2500 (tables for four) / $550 (standing bar area/person). October 31, 8.30pm to 11.30pm.

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  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Wan Chai

Contemporary Indian resto-bar Gunpowder is joining in on the fun by offering ghoulish grub and drinks for Halloween. Try their seasonal dishes Teary Eye Balls ($138) made with seared scallops topped with beetroot shaped like eyeballs, served on vindaloo sauce, and Frightening Fingers ($128), barbequed spinach and lamb rolls with almond fingers on spiced spinach chutney. And wash it all down with their signature Halloween cocktails – Haunted Negroni ($128) served with a rosemary sprig or Bloody Malabari ($118) made with vodka and spiced tomato juice, served with grilled Malabar prawn.

The Halloween menu is available from October 24 to 31. 

  • Bars and pubs
  • Soho

Old Bailey Street's hip dive bar The Pontiac is taking you under the sea for Halloween. Whether you are gearing up to look like a mermaid or a hairy crab, join the fun crew at The Pontiac and drink for a cause. Running in partnership with Australia's Applewood Coral Gin, sales from the gin will go towards Reef Restoration Foundation, a non-profit social enterprise supporting coral restoration of The Great Barrier Reef.  

October 30, 7pm.

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  • Restaurants
  • Spanish
  • Wan Chai
  • price 2 of 4

To celebrate the festivity, Spanish resto-bar The Optimist is offering a limited edition Brunch of The Living Dead menu featuring signature serves of grilled meats, freshly prepped seafood, and tapas. Along with the delicious grub, enjoy a special one-day-only free-flow of Pumpkin Sangria served by their resto's zombie-fied team dressed in 1960s retro attire. FYI, you're welcome to come as a zombie too.  

October 31, 12nn to 2pm ($348); 2.30pm to 4.30pm ($298).

  • Bars and pubs
  • Cocktail bars
  • Central

Get your favourite costumes ready and enjoy a free-flow Halloween menu at Honi Honi which includes glasses of bubblies, bloody mojito, pumpkin organic vodka punch, and various sweet treats. Tickets to the festivity will be available for $550 per person for early-birds and $660 per person if bought at the door on the night of October 31. Your ticket purchase gives you an option to choose from a bottle of Taittinger Champagne or free-flow of cocktails, beer, and house wines.

Click here to avail tickets. October 31, 7pm to 12am. 

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