TIP: DC Halloween Parties & Events

Oct 26: Newseum Frights
Oct 27: DC Halloween Crawl
Oct 31: Halloween at Roofer's Union
Oct 31: Halloween Costume Party at Top of the Gate
Oct 31: Family Friend Halloween at Chatter
Oct 31: Nightmare on U Street

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Sunday, November 4, 2018

Oct 11-Nov 4 | Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency & Eat The Rich | Free
If you haven’t experienced Drink Company’s viral pop-up bars yet, Halloween is the time to get in before you’re whisked away on a candy cane cloud of holiday cheer. Hit up the ultimate Halloween bar crawl at Death Becomes Us PUB and GWAR PUB, which have everything from iconic murders to intergalactic metal warriors. Guests will be allowed access to all four of the connected PUB bars for a cover fee of $10 on Halloween night. (All ticket sale proceeds will be donated to DKMS, an organization fighting blood cancer.) The ticketed passes grant guests two hours inside both PUBs. This event is 21+.

Friday, October 26, 2018
Oct 26 | Sakerum | Ticketed
Sakerum's first naked sushi event was such a success that they are bringing it back for a Halloween edition! Sakerum will once again again featuring two models (one male and one female) and master sushi chefs to delight all audiences. All guests will be treated to unlimited sushi, champagne, sake, and beer. They will have a DJ spinning the best beats for the entire event!
Oct 26 | Newseum | Ticketed
Calling all goblins and ghouls – you’re in for a fang-tastic night at Newseum Frights. Put on your spookiest costume* and join us for the Newseum’s most ghoulish monster mash with live music, cocktails, hauntingly delicious bites and more! Grab your tickets now before they’re gone – this is sure to be a party to die for.
Oct 26 | Smithsonian National Zoo | Ticketed
Prepare to witness death-defying acts and amazing oddities at Friends of the National Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween party, Night of the Living Zoo. Ghouls and goblins will enjoy craft beer, fare from popular D.C. food trucks, a spooktacular costume contest, and performance artists while dancing to music at the DJ dance party. It's a wicked night of fun that would be scary to miss!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oct 27 | Dupont Circle Bars | Ticketed
The Biggest. The Baddest. The longest running Halloween Party in D.C. No Cover. Less Lines. More Scares and Thrills. On Saturday, October 27th, Dupont Circle is coming alive and transforming from trendy to terrifying! Lindy Promotions, the ghostess with the mostest offers all the Halloween Crawlers!
Oct 27 | Participating DC Bars | Ticketed
Bust out your best costume and get ready for a spooktacular party like no other this season. The official DC Halloween Crawl celebrates the scariest time of the year with thousands of your closest friends!
Oct 27 | The Watergate Hotel | Ticketed
Both adults and kids can enjoy creating your own hand-made truffles at The Watergate Hotel.

Oct 27 | The Wharf DC | Free
Celebrate the Day of the Dead at The Wharf. We’re taking over Pearl Street for a memorable afternoon with live music by La Unica, beer stations, great sets by our DJ, live mural painting, and an altar competition. Want to get creative yourself? Decorate a sugar skull or get your face painted. Plus, we’re giving out prizes for the best self-painted faces. We can’t wait to see you there.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween at Roofers Union
Oct 31 | Roofers Union | Open
Roofers Union is pouring two outside-of-the-box pumpkin beers and a spooky cocktail on October 31 for Halloween. General Manager and Beer Director Dave Delaplaine will offer Almanac Brewing’s “Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville,” a 7% pumpkin pie sour beer with vanilla bean and notes of fall spice, and Avery Brewing’s “Rumpkin,” a heavy-hitting 17% rum barrel-aged pumpkin strong ale. For guests in the mood for a cocktail, Roofers Union and Jug & Table will also both be serving an eerie blue $9 “Hocus Pocus” cocktail (a White Negroni disguised with butterfly pea flower.) The special Halloween drinks are available a la carte starting at 5pm.

Halloween Costume Party
Oct 31 | Top of the Gate | Ticketed
On Wednesday, October 31, The Watergate Hotel will host its annual Halloween Costume Party at Top of the Gate. For $20, guests who attend wearing a costume will enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly and breathtaking 360-degree views of the Potomac River, Capitol and Washington Monument. Booking link here or make a reserve a table or lounge space please emailing reservations@thewatergatehotel.com. All reservations have a $50 per person food & beverage minimum. Your ticket(s) will count towards your reservation minimum.

Family Friendly Halloween Party
Oct 31 | Chatter | Open
Friendship Heights neighborhood restaurant Chatter will be hosting a family-friendly Halloween party for the night of Halloween itself on Wednesday, October 31 for families prepping to trick-or-treat as well as guests seeking a relaxed way to celebrate. Families on their way to trick or treat can stop by Chatter for a quick candy fix, as well as for complimentary face painting starting at 5pm to give the perfect finishing touch to outfits. $1 hot cider and cocoa will also be available outside to ward off the fall chill. Adults will be able to enjoy the non-alcoholic hot drinks as well as $5 spiked ciders and cocoas. Face painting and hot drinks will be available on Chatter’s patio starting at 5pm. Tony Kornheiser, one of Chatter’s owners and a sports host on popular ESPN show “Pardon the Interruption,” will make a special appearance in costume as well.

Nightmare on U Street
Oct 31 | U Street | Free
Eat, drink and be scary this Halloween at Gaslight Tavern, which is hosting Nightmare on U Street in partnership with Brixton, Satellite Room, El Rey and American Ice Company. The special holiday bar crawl will feature drink specials at all 5 venues inspired by spooky classics like The Shining, Sleepy Hollow and From Dusk to Dawn. Gaslight Tavern's Sleepy Hollow-inspired drinks include the “Last Ryed” and “The Ichibod.