Halloween serves as a favorite drinking holiday across Atlanta, a time when restaurants brew specially themed concoctions and partygoers wander on foot like zombies from bar to bar. With the holiday falling on a Saturday this year, there are enough bar crawls, beer festivals, drink specials, and more to stave off the midnight bell tolls. Let this north-to-south map be your guide.Read More
Where to Scare Up a Good Time on Halloween in Atlanta
Double Zero Napoletana
Double Zero is celebrating Halloween with a wine dinner and costume contest! Chef Edwin Molina will serve a four-course dinner with special wine pairings, and the best costume wins a free bottle of wine. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is $59 per person. To reserve, call the restaurant at (404) 991-3666.
Shake Shack is dishing out a free scoop of frozen custard to anyone in costume on Saturday and Sunday.
For those looking for a quieter Halloween outing, Hobnob will dress up with Halloween decor and offer a $16 dinner special of pork belly in bloody mary sauce, collard greens, and mashed potatoes.
Scope some local music from exwhy and Starbenders starting at 7 p.m. Tours of the brewery, which come with samples of its beer, are available for $10 online or $15 at the door, and a raffle and costume contest will go down, as well.
10th & Piedmont
The Midtown restaurant is serving a $23 Halloween-themed prix fixe menu, along with Halloween cocktails, Saturday night.
Park Tavern will host Radio 105.7's second annual Saints and Sinners Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday. Expect live music, drink specials, a costume contest, and more. Attendance limited to those 21 and up, and tickets are $20 for pre-sale online or at the door for $25.
Virginia-Highland Bar Crawl
For the fifth year in a row, thousands of walkers will descend upon Virginia-Highland for a booze-infused bar crawl. Tickets include admission to the block party behind Dark Horse Tavern, plus 11 bars including Illegal Food, Diesel, and Hand in Hand. Dirt cheap drink offerings will be available, and be sure to dress up for the $1,000 jackpot prize in the costume contest. Of course, you must be 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased online. Pro tip: Parking gets crazy early on.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate
Cypress Street and Grain will both host the Horror Story Circus. Starting at 8 p.m., fortunetellers, fire throwers, magicians, and more will entertain guests until complimentary appetizers are served from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. while DJs play music. Guests must be 21 and older since complimentary Rough Ale and Spirits Dead Guy draft beer and Dead Guy Whiskey cocktails will be served at Cypress and Grain, respectively. Tickets are $20 advance online or $25 at the door.
Atkins Park Tavern
The winner of Atkins Park's Saturday night costume contest will win a one-night stay in Asheville, N.C., and a VIP tour and dinner at the new Sierra Nevada brewery. DJ Lion performs from 9 p.m. until closing.
Ponce City Market
Atlanta-based Quiet Hounds will rock the market from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online.
Once more, the Masquerade will host its Boos and Brews event on Saturday, featuring live music, a DJ, costume contest, and the Chamber of Horrors. Tickets are available for both limited and unlimited beer samples, and can be purchased online.
Pallookaville Fine Foods
For the second year in a row, Pallookaville will provide all-day drink specials, themed music, "tricks and treats," and a costume contest for both kids and adults as part of its Ice Scream Ball and Hallowiener special. The restaurant will stay open until midnight for the occasion.
Head to the front yard of Revival for a Halloween celebration! On Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., Kevin Gillespie's restaurant will serve up $5 Terminus City barbecue sandwiches and cold beer from Wild Heaven on the front lawn. There will be plenty of candy for the kids, too.
Trader Vic's will revisit the 1970s with a "Werewolves of London" party, complete with pina coladas and a prix fixe menu. Costumes, particularly the werewolf variety, are encouraged.
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
Ladybird hosts a Harvest Moon Halloween Bash with food and drink specials during the day, and live music from Wasted Brass Band at 10 p.m. On Sunday, the BeltLine restaurant will offer a hangover cure with a “Hair of the Dog” day party, featuring food and drink specials, and live music from the Sweet Auburn String Band at 3 p.m.
Krog Street Market
As a seasonal bash, the entire development invites festive followers to join in on trick or treating from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. before a costume party between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. with local Atlanta band Little Tybee. Drink specials will be available throughout the evening.
Speaking of Krog Street Market, stop by Superica for a Dia de los Muertos party. Children in costume will receive a free cheese quesadilla, and adults will appreciate the all-day drink specials. Live music begins at 5 p.m., a costume contest starts at 8:15 p.m. with face painting, and candy has been promised for the youngsters.