Halloweekend Is Not Canceled: Here Are Some Options for Tricking and Treating Your Way through H-Town!
Oct. 20, 2020
For Traditional Fun (Mask Up, Please!)
<p>In River Oaks District, <a href="http://lochbar.com">Loch Bar</a> is hosting a Loch Ness Monster Ball with tricks and treats from 9pm-2am. Expect live music, Bloody Frosé and “Fright Flights" of beverages, and a prize contest whose winner will be announced between 11pm and midnight. Next door at <a href="http://ouzobay.com">Ouzo Bay</a>, there's a toga party (costume contest here, too!) with a DJ. Following Halloween, River Oaks District kicks off a Dia de los Muertos celebration, Nov. 2-8.</p><p><strong>For Dia de los Muertos Festivities</strong></p><p>Meanwhile, <a href="http://www.superica.com/heights/">Superica</a> in the Heights celebrates Dia de los Muertos on Halloween weekend. On the 31<sup>st</sup>, the restaurant screens Disney's Coco on a projector screen at 7pm, and hosts a costume contest and goody bags for kiddos. From the Oct. 30-Nov. 1, order special drinks like the Morgue-rita with activated charcoal; the Devil's margarita with a blood-red wine floater and black-salt rim; and the Abuelita Mexican hot chocolate with a grownup-only option to tack on Kahlua and pepper vodka.</p><p><strong>For a Boozy Brunch</strong></p><p>Looking to get the party started a little earlier? Pop a cork at the Yelloween Brunch at <a href="http://abouzy.com">a'Bouzy</a> on Oct. 31, 10am-3pm. Enjoy Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV for just $49 per bottle. Reservations are required; call 713.722.6899. <a href="https://www.weights-measures.com/news-and-events/">Weights + Measures</a> is also hosting all-day brunch starting at 8am! There's a gift-card prize for best costume, and spooky liquid-nitrogen-infused cocktails, too.</p><p>Likewise, for those wishing to nurse a hangover — or just keep the party going! — check out <a href="https://www.ubpreserv.com">UB Preserv</a>'s day-after brunch on Nov. 1. Expect themed food and beverages, and waitstaff dressed as characters from their fave scary movies. Make a reservation <a href="https://resy.com/cities/hou/ub-preserv?date=2020-11-01&seats=2">here</a>.</p><p class="shortcode-media shortcode-media-rebelmouse-image"><img alt="a’Bouzy is offering Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV for $49" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="62485a6a9658147069cfa0eb798b2c66" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" id="301b3" type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDYzNzUzNS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMTI3NDQ4Mn0.HOvjtdFGasJpKXJYYvMGRPZMR1y-jFCPpzEWJjU-AHM/img.jpg?width=980"/><small class="image-media media-caption" placeholder="Add Photo Caption...">a'Bouzy is offering Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV for $49</small></p><p><strong>For Creepy-Cool Cocktails</strong></p><p><a href="http://brennanshouston.com">Brennan's</a> has a new Boos and Booze menu with concoctions like a Candy Corn martini (made with vodka, heavy cream and pineapple juice, and featuring a rim of real candy corn) and a pumpkin-spice-savvy punch! The adult tricks and treats are available Oct. 27-Nov. 1. While you're there, might as well check out the new weekend brunch featuring fried chicken and a fluffy pancake soufflé topped with (what else?!) praline crumble.</p><p><strong>To Satisfy a Sweet Tooth</strong></p><p>Both locations of <a href="http://cacaoandcardamom.com">Cacao & Cardamom</a> are offering adult Halloween chocolates — including vegan Dia De Los Muertos treats shaped like skeleton heads, and the skull-shaped collection of salted, dark-chocolate and raspberry caramel bonbons.</p><p><strong>For Four-Legged Friends</strong></p><p>Grab your pup and hit up <a href="http://thefomofactory.com">FOMO Factory</a> for its first-ever Dog Day Halloween, 11am-6:30pm. Expect treats for Fido from Wolfgang Bakery and Starbucks, and a canine costume contest with prizes. Plus: plenty of photo ops! Make a reservation for Oct. 31 <a href="https://www.showclix.com/tickets/the-fomo-factory">online here</a>.</p><p><strong>For a Spooktacular Deal</strong></p><p>Looking for a can't-beat date-night deal next weekend? <a href="http://mortonsgrille.com">Morton's Grille</a> boasts a $39 pre-fixe menu Oct. 30-Nov. 1, with an app, entrée and dessert (Buffalo chicken meatballs, anyone?!). Tack on a bottle of Veuve ($59) or Stokes Ghost Petite Sirah ($49) to make a night of it!</p><p class="shortcode-media shortcode-media-rebelmouse-image"><img alt="Morton's Double Cut Prime Pork" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="fff39ad61d62107642dced14b32b09a4" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" id="5d8c0" type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDYzNzUzNi9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzOTU3MzUwNn0.2n6lN8MNIWiEIBC2qJ0EacNlCNZdRGkhG2v1z7JJ1jo/img.jpg?width=980"/><small class="image-media media-caption" placeholder="Add Photo Caption...">Morton's Double Cut Prime Pork</small></p><p><strong>For Fun Live Music</strong></p><p><a href="https://therustic.com/houston-downtown/">The Rustic Downtown</a> has a great lineup for Halloweekend. Friday night brings folk star Adam Bricks to the stage at 9:30pm; Saturday kicks off with a Jam & Toast brunch and 12:30pm and 4pm performances by singer-songwriter Steven Curd. The evening ends with a '90s-tinged Halloween playlist from 9pm-1am. Return on Sunday for another Jam & Toast brunch. Meanwhile, at the new Post Oak location, Saturday night features dueling pianos by Sean Cowin and a special guest from 9:30-11pm.</p><p><strong>For the Whole Family</strong></p><p>Having canceled its popular ArBOOretrum fall festival due to Covid, <a href="http://houstonarboretum.org">the Houston Arboretum</a> is still gearing up for festive family fun with its Science Spooktacular, which runs now thorugh Oct. 24. In addition to exploring a special Halloween Trail, activities include pumpkin-decorating on Oct. 21 and a science show on Oct. 23.</p><p><em>AT TOP: The Haunted Graveyard cocktail at Brennan's</em></p>
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