To celebrate the year’s spookiest and wildest carnival, restaurants and bars in Hong Kong are once again rolling out festive activities and experiences. From a Mexican-inspired Day of the Dead fiesta to a Money Heist-themed vault lockdown party, we’ve summoned the best Halloween events in town for those who are in for a ghoulish celebration.
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The Dispensary Vault Lockdown Party
If you’re as addicted to the Netflix show as we are, The Dispensary is your destination this Halloween. Inspired by the cult-favourite crime-drama series, Money Heist, the lounge bar up in Tai Kwun will be transformed into a dramatic scene of bank robbery with staff dressed in the show’s iconic red suit. Treat yourself to the exclusive Dali cocktail crafted by El Professor, played by beverage specialist Alberto Aldave. Join the lockdown party and test your robber instincts.
When: October 29, 9pm til late
Where: The Dispensary, Police Headquarters Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, 2848 3088
How much: Free entry for those who dress in haunting attire
Taqueria Super Macho Día De Los Muertos Brunch
Care for a fiesta in Baja and Jalisco? Right on Halloween day, Taqueria Super Macho is bringing a day-long lively gala to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Feast among its specially curated brunch menu, grab your friends and dig into some tacos or USDA ribeye. With chilling Margaritas and cold cervezas pouring on free-flow, you can also get your face painted and spin the Wheel de Fortuna to test your luck.
When: October 31, 12pm for brunch and 6pm for dinner
Where: Taqueria Super Macho, 33-35 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, 2333 0111
How much: $498 per person. Reserve your place online
Famaland Evil Red Riding Hood
As we get older, we tend to find the eeriness in Grimm’s fairy tales. Grab your red cloak and venture into Famaland for a scrumptious Halloween dinner before a late night rave. From a seven-course special set menu to two hours of free-flow drinks, the dark and devilish party is accompanied by DJ BennyC. Spaces are limited so get your tickets online.
When: October 31, 7pm
Where: Famaland, Unit SG09-14, Block A, G/F PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
How much: $150 for advanced door and one drink; $660 for dine-in package. Tickets are available online
Te Quiero Mucho ‘Day of the Dead’ Fiesta
Honouring the Day of the Dead, Sheung Wan’s authentic taqueria is throwing a week-long celebration with vibrant cocktails and signature bites. Promising a ghostly good time, you will get to explore the plethora of cocktails, house wines, beers, Margaritas and Micheladas with its two-hour free-flow offer. Featuring the uniquely Mexican tequila, limited-time Olmeca cocktails are also in store for those who wants to spirit up.
When: October 29 until November 5
Where: Te Quiero Mucho, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 3423 3290
How much: $198 for two hours of free-flow drinks
The Lost Boys: Punk Vampires at TMK
This Halloween, the loud and lively sake bar is transforming its venue to the set of the 80s horror movie, The Lost Boys. Get ready for a rebellious night of munching and crunching at TMK. Start the freaky night right with a shot of cocktail shooter that comes in a syringe to get your wild blood pumping. Then, dive into the Halloween special Mohawk menu and enjoy the rest of the night with free-flow tipples with your fellow rebels.
When: October 31, 5pm-12am
Where: TMK, Shops G & H, G/F and M/F, 77-91 Queens’s Road West, Sheung Wan, 2662 2269
How much: $348 per person, add $150 for free-flow drinks. Reservations available online
Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge
While some may spend this grisly festival indulging in ghost and gore, others may opt for a boozy adventure. Journey down to the tropical-inspired tiki lounge and celebrate its eighth anniversary with a free-flow Halloween menu. Don’t miss out on the extensive line-up of rums. For a drink with a kick, try The Four Wise Monkeys, which features Nusa Caña spiced rum, Cartron apple liqueur and tiki bitters.
When: October 31
Where: Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge, 3/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Road, Central, 2353 0885
How much: $550 per person for early-birds, $660 at the door. Call 2353 0885 or email email@example.com for booking enquiries
Aqua Spirit Welcome to the Jungle
Yet another Halloween party is paying homage to one of the most popular TV shows of the year. On October 31, Aqua Spirit is throwing a ghostly bash based on the popular Netflix show Tiger King and turning the bar into an Amazonia jungle. There will be a plethora of fun and games, including a dance performance from horrifying “tigers” and live music by the in-house DJ. Kick off the festivities with a brunch packed with Italian and Japanese specials served with free-flow champagne, cocktails, sake and beer. Reserve your spot to witness the madness of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin.
When: October 31, 12pm
Where: Aqua Spirit, 29F & 30F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3427 2288
How much: $688 per person for brunch, add $258 for free-flow. Tickets are available online
Ship Street’s Indian restaurant and bar Gunpowder is offering its take on the spooky celebrations. Rolling out a range of Halloween specials, Gunpowder is welcoming guests to a delectable assortment of dishes and drinks with a creepy twist. Aside from the Teary Eye Balls with seared scallops and beetroot and Frightening Fingers with spiced minced lamb, you can also order from its specially crafted cocktail menu for a bloody surprise.
When: October 24 until 31
Where: Gunpowder, G/F, J Residence, 18 Ship Street, Wan Chai, 2827 7777
How much: Order à la carte
Artemis & Apollo Presents A Halloween Greek Wine Orgy
Dress up in your most majestic fit and party like the Greek gods and goddesses. Less of a night of fright, Artemis & Apollo is channeling Graeco-extravaganza with singing and dancing all night long. The Athenian taverna will take you on a trip to ancient Macedonia for a Halloween feast, where you’ll be served a generous free-flow of ouzo, on top of red and white wines.
When: October 29, 7pm
Where: Artemis & Apollo, 9-11 Moon Street, Wan Chai, 2818 8681
How much: $488 per person. Booking is now available online