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Halloween Parties and Food and Drink Specials to Check Out in Atlanta

Costume parties, tricks and treats, scary movies in a beer garden, murder mystery dinners, and Halloween cocktails

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Halloween on a Sunday? Sadly, that’s the case this year. Despite the Sunday scaries set to take place on All Hallow’s Eve, Atlanta restaurants, breweries, and bars are still throwing costume parties and murder mystery dinners, offering Halloween food and drink specials, and even hosting trick or treating for the kids in the afternoon, before transitioning to adults only in the evening. Here are some of the best parties and Halloween happenings as well as spooky food and drink specials to check out around Atlanta.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Marietta Square Market

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Stalls throughout the Marietta food hall will hand out candy to kids who show up in their costumes on Halloween afternoon, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Atlanta Brewing Company

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On Saturday, October 30, the brewery plans to offer a new beer release in the taproom, pumpkin painting in the afternoon, and Halloween trivia in the evening. Discounts for people and pets in costume, too.

Second Self Beer Company

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The Underwood Hills brewery hosts an afternoon block party on Halloween in partnership with Atlanta Influences Everything featuring a new collaborative beer benefiting Atlanta Public School’s Careers of Tomorrow program to encourage young people to consider careers in technology and social media. Expect family-friendly games, music, candy, and food from pitmaster Bryan Furman. Costumes highly encouraged for people and pets.

The Works

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Head over to the Works in Underwood Hills for a day-long, outdoor Halloween celebration on Sunday, starting at 12 p.m., with live music, food, a Halloween scavenger hunt for the kids, and a pumpkin head carving contest in the evening with prizes. Make sure to wear a costume, too.

Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens

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On Halloween, the Avondale Estates location hosts free yoga, followed by a costume contest at 12 p.m. Over in West End, grab some cards for drag bingo hosted by Finca to Filter coffee from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Costumes highly encouraged.

Everythang Nola

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The Sylvan Road restaurant hosts a family-friendly Halloween party on Sunday with seasonal sweets and desserts, hot chocolate, trick or treating, shopping, games, and music from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Triton Yards

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The food truck park hosts a Halloween party and movie night on Saturday, October 30, starting at 5 p.m. Costumes highly encouraged.

Peters Street Station

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On Friday, October 29, head over to Peters Street Station in Castleberry Hill for a Halloween costume party featuring music, drinks, hookah, candy, a portrait artist, and art. Those who come in costume receive a free shot, too.

Botica in Brookwood Hills celebrates Dia de los Muertos October 31 through November 2 with food specials, including roasted poblano and chicken and lamb tamales, and facing painting.

Hero Doughnuts & Buns

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Grab some Halloween-themed doughnuts through October 31 from the Summerhill shop.

Talat Market

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Stop by the Summerhill restaurant while out trick or treating on Sunday with the kids (or just bar hopping with friends) for cocktails, Thai tea jello shots, and grab-and-go snacks.

Johnny's Hideaway

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The Buckhead bar hosts its annual costume party on Thursday, October 28, with $500 worth of prizes on the line.

Kimpton Sylvan Hotel

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Buckhead’s latest boutique hotels kicks off Halloween weekend on Friday, October 29, at 7 p.m. with movie night at it outdoor garden bar Willow Bar. Food and drinks specials will also be available that evening. Then at 9 p.m., on Saturday, October 30, head up to rooftop bar St. Julep for a Halloween bash with a silent dance party and complimentary headphones, a costume contest, and a photo booth.

Georgia Beer Garden

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Head over to the Edgewood Avenue beer garden now through Halloween for a week of scary movies in the evenings and pumpkin sangria.

Red's Beer Garden

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On Friday, October 29, Reds hosts a BYOP(umpkin) carving contest with Monday Night Brewing gift cards and other swag for the best pumpkins. Then, head to the beer garden for an adults-only showing of “Trick R’ Treat” in back. On Halloween, folks who show up to Red’s in costume get a free draft lager.

The Bok Block Party at a mano

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Starting at 11 a.m. on Halloween, the Old Fourth Ward restaurant hosts the BOK Block Party with pop-up Bite of Korea that includes holiday-themed food and drink specials and gifts for sale from a variety of vendors and chefs.

Cold Beer

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On Sunday evening, Cold Beer hosts a Halloween-themed comedy show on its rooftop bar complete with comics in costume, fog machines, a costume contest with prizes, and food and drinks specials. Grab tickets from @1upcomedy.

Skyline Park

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The rooftop at Ponce City Market transforms into a Halloween extravaganza on Saturday, October 30, starting at 8 p.m., for the 21 and up crowd. Tickets include unlimited access to games and rides, a dance party, and entry into a costume contest with prizes. On Halloween, bring the kids to the roof for an afternoon of trick or treating overlooking the Atlanta skyline.

Bar Vegan

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The Ponce City Market bar is throwing a big Halloween brunch bash, starting at 12 p.m., with themed cocktails, food specials, DJs, a costume contest, and special guests the Travel Channel’s Ghost Brothers.

The James Room

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Halloween at this SPX Alley bar sees it transform into a Casino Royale and James Bond-themed costume party with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets needed for entry.

H&F Burger

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The Ponce City Market location of the burger joint includes a Halloween movie trivia night on Thursday, October 28. Winners receive gifts cards and milkshake tokens to H&F Burger.

Nakato Japanese Restaurant

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Atlanta’s oldest Japanese restaurant continues its Halloween tradition with the annual kids in costumes eat free week through October 31. All kids dining at Nakato in costume throughout the week of Halloween receive a free meal (up to $14 per child.) Reservations highly encouraged.

Estrella Rooftop

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Bazati’s rooftop bar Estrella hosts three days of Halloween, starting on Thursday, October 28, with a pumpkin carving contest. Then, on Saturday and Sunday (Halloween), head up to the roof for a costume party and themed cocktails with prizes for the best looks.

Hampton + Hudson

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The Inman Park bar includes DJs, “Beetlejuice” screening on all of the TVs, drinks specials, and a costume contest with prizes on Saturday, October 30, following the Georgia-Florida game.

Mary’s annual Halloweenie dance party is back on Friday, October 29. Dress up and dance, grab drinks, and partake in muffulettas and meatballs from Freestone Market at the East Atlanta Village LGBTQ bar. $5 cover charge. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry.

El Tesoro

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The Edgewood neighborhood cantina plans to celebrate Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos on Halloween with a screening of the movie “Coco” outside, hot chocolate, hot toddies, and extended kitchen and bar hours.

The Abby Singer

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Halloween weekend at this Kirkwood neighborhood restaurant includes food and drinks specials on Friday, arts and crafts on Saturday, and a freebie for folks in costume on Sunday.

The Iberian Pig

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Once again, the Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of Decatur hosts an annual murder mystery dinner on Halloween. This year sees the Iberian Pig transform into a speakeasy hosting a wedding joining two mafia families. Attending this wedding means people better come dressed to impress and ready to solve a murder mystery, too. The $100 ticket price includes a full spread of charcuterie, tapas, paella, whole roasted pig, and dessert.

Cremalosa

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Halloween weekend at the Decatur gelato shop includes free treats, Harry Potter-themed gelato, hot chocolate, and a chance to win a free gelato cake for those who head in on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in costume.

Outrun Brewing Company

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Starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, the Stone Mountain brewery plans to hold its Synthwave Seance in honor of Halloween weekend. Show up in costume and get 10 percent off beer. That discount also applies to anyone who shows up on Halloween in costume, too.

Marietta Square Market

Stalls throughout the Marietta food hall will hand out candy to kids who show up in their costumes on Halloween afternoon, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Atlanta Brewing Company

On Saturday, October 30, the brewery plans to offer a new beer release in the taproom, pumpkin painting in the afternoon, and Halloween trivia in the evening. Discounts for people and pets in costume, too.

Second Self Beer Company

The Underwood Hills brewery hosts an afternoon block party on Halloween in partnership with Atlanta Influences Everything featuring a new collaborative beer benefiting Atlanta Public School’s Careers of Tomorrow program to encourage young people to consider careers in technology and social media. Expect family-friendly games, music, candy, and food from pitmaster Bryan Furman. Costumes highly encouraged for people and pets.

The Works

Head over to the Works in Underwood Hills for a day-long, outdoor Halloween celebration on Sunday, starting at 12 p.m., with live music, food, a Halloween scavenger hunt for the kids, and a pumpkin head carving contest in the evening with prizes. Make sure to wear a costume, too.

Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens

On Halloween, the Avondale Estates location hosts free yoga, followed by a costume contest at 12 p.m. Over in West End, grab some cards for drag bingo hosted by Finca to Filter coffee from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Costumes highly encouraged.

Everythang Nola

The Sylvan Road restaurant hosts a family-friendly Halloween party on Sunday with seasonal sweets and desserts, hot chocolate, trick or treating, shopping, games, and music from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Triton Yards

The food truck park hosts a Halloween party and movie night on Saturday, October 30, starting at 5 p.m. Costumes highly encouraged.

Peters Street Station

On Friday, October 29, head over to Peters Street Station in Castleberry Hill for a Halloween costume party featuring music, drinks, hookah, candy, a portrait artist, and art. Those who come in costume receive a free shot, too.

Botica

Botica in Brookwood Hills celebrates Dia de los Muertos October 31 through November 2 with food specials, including roasted poblano and chicken and lamb tamales, and facing painting.

Hero Doughnuts & Buns

Grab some Halloween-themed doughnuts through October 31 from the Summerhill shop.

Talat Market

Stop by the Summerhill restaurant while out trick or treating on Sunday with the kids (or just bar hopping with friends) for cocktails, Thai tea jello shots, and grab-and-go snacks.

Johnny's Hideaway

The Buckhead bar hosts its annual costume party on Thursday, October 28, with $500 worth of prizes on the line.

Kimpton Sylvan Hotel

Buckhead’s latest boutique hotels kicks off Halloween weekend on Friday, October 29, at 7 p.m. with movie night at it outdoor garden bar Willow Bar. Food and drinks specials will also be available that evening. Then at 9 p.m., on Saturday, October 30, head up to rooftop bar St. Julep for a Halloween bash with a silent dance party and complimentary headphones, a costume contest, and a photo booth.

Georgia Beer Garden

Head over to the Edgewood Avenue beer garden now through Halloween for a week of scary movies in the evenings and pumpkin sangria.

Red's Beer Garden

On Friday, October 29, Reds hosts a BYOP(umpkin) carving contest with Monday Night Brewing gift cards and other swag for the best pumpkins. Then, head to the beer garden for an adults-only showing of “Trick R’ Treat” in back. On Halloween, folks who show up to Red’s in costume get a free draft lager.

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The Bok Block Party at a mano

Starting at 11 a.m. on Halloween, the Old Fourth Ward restaurant hosts the BOK Block Party with pop-up Bite of Korea that includes holiday-themed food and drink specials and gifts for sale from a variety of vendors and chefs.

Cold Beer

On Sunday evening, Cold Beer hosts a Halloween-themed comedy show on its rooftop bar complete with comics in costume, fog machines, a costume contest with prizes, and food and drinks specials. Grab tickets from @1upcomedy.

Skyline Park

The rooftop at Ponce City Market transforms into a Halloween extravaganza on Saturday, October 30, starting at 8 p.m., for the 21 and up crowd. Tickets include unlimited access to games and rides, a dance party, and entry into a costume contest with prizes. On Halloween, bring the kids to the roof for an afternoon of trick or treating overlooking the Atlanta skyline.

Bar Vegan

The Ponce City Market bar is throwing a big Halloween brunch bash, starting at 12 p.m., with themed cocktails, food specials, DJs, a costume contest, and special guests the Travel Channel’s Ghost Brothers.

The James Room

Halloween at this SPX Alley bar sees it transform into a Casino Royale and James Bond-themed costume party with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets needed for entry.

H&F Burger

The Ponce City Market location of the burger joint includes a Halloween movie trivia night on Thursday, October 28. Winners receive gifts cards and milkshake tokens to H&F Burger.

Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Atlanta’s oldest Japanese restaurant continues its Halloween tradition with the annual kids in costumes eat free week through October 31. All kids dining at Nakato in costume throughout the week of Halloween receive a free meal (up to $14 per child.) Reservations highly encouraged.

Estrella Rooftop

Bazati’s rooftop bar Estrella hosts three days of Halloween, starting on Thursday, October 28, with a pumpkin carving contest. Then, on Saturday and Sunday (Halloween), head up to the roof for a costume party and themed cocktails with prizes for the best looks.

Hampton + Hudson

The Inman Park bar includes DJs, “Beetlejuice” screening on all of the TVs, drinks specials, and a costume contest with prizes on Saturday, October 30, following the Georgia-Florida game.

Mary's

Mary’s annual Halloweenie dance party is back on Friday, October 29. Dress up and dance, grab drinks, and partake in muffulettas and meatballs from Freestone Market at the East Atlanta Village LGBTQ bar. $5 cover charge. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry.

El Tesoro

The Edgewood neighborhood cantina plans to celebrate Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos on Halloween with a screening of the movie “Coco” outside, hot chocolate, hot toddies, and extended kitchen and bar hours.

The Abby Singer

Halloween weekend at this Kirkwood neighborhood restaurant includes food and drinks specials on Friday, arts and crafts on Saturday, and a freebie for folks in costume on Sunday.

The Iberian Pig

Once again, the Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of Decatur hosts an annual murder mystery dinner on Halloween. This year sees the Iberian Pig transform into a speakeasy hosting a wedding joining two mafia families. Attending this wedding means people better come dressed to impress and ready to solve a murder mystery, too. The $100 ticket price includes a full spread of charcuterie, tapas, paella, whole roasted pig, and dessert.

Cremalosa

Halloween weekend at the Decatur gelato shop includes free treats, Harry Potter-themed gelato, hot chocolate, and a chance to win a free gelato cake for those who head in on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in costume.

Outrun Brewing Company

Starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, the Stone Mountain brewery plans to hold its Synthwave Seance in honor of Halloween weekend. Show up in costume and get 10 percent off beer. That discount also applies to anyone who shows up on Halloween in costume, too.

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