Updated October 26, 2022 - 2:32 pm
Halloween food and drink specials and gatherings wickedly unfurl across Las Vegas on Oct. 31 and during the days before and after the holiday. Here are some options for celebrating the emanating darkness. Don’t be afraid of the tasty.
Dishes and parties
During October, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer at The Venetian is offering a pumpkin spice burger with brown sugar bacon and pumpkin smoky cream cheese sauce.
Through Oct. 31, Pinkbox Doughnuts locations are offering more than a dozen Halloween-themed confections, including a Creepy Crawler (orange frosted raised ring with spider decoration) and a chocolate cake Vampire Pooh with vampire garnishes.
Through Oct. 31, restaurants in the PT’s Taverns group across Las Vegas are throwing Halloween parties that include food and drink specials. Party details: ptstaverns.com/special-offers/halloween-parties-2022.
From Oct. 24-Nov. 2, Casa Calavera in Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is offering Pescado Calavera (lightly fried lime-marinated branzino) for $32.
Through Nov. 4, China Poblano in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is celebrating Día de los Muertos with a traditional ofrenda altar, and with a special menu of cocktails, dishes and dessert, including molé de olla (oxtail and beef stew), tamal de comote (sweet potato) and tamal de pato con molé negro (slow-roasted duck).
Beginning 9 p.m. Oct. 26, Kassi Beach House in Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is hosting its Haunted House Party, sponsored by Don Julio, featuring festive punch bowls topped with dry ice, specialty Don Julio cocktails, 50 percent off select bottles and cocktails, 50 percent off all pastas, complimentary face painting, a live DJ and a costume contest.
Beginning 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 4043 Howard Hughes Parkway, is presenting its Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner in which guests try to solve the crime during a three-course dinner with whodunit entertainment. Purchase $130 tickets (includes tax and tip) at atouchofmystery.com.
From 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28, CraftHaus Brewery, 7350 Eastgate Road, Henderson, is hosting its Nightmare at CraftHaus cookie decorating workshop to produce six finished sugar cookies. All skill levels welcome. Purchase $65 tickets at cookiesandcocktailslv.com/workshops.
From 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28, Legacy Club on the 60th floor of Circa is presenting an adults-only Masquerade Party featuring an open bar, trick-or-treating from a lavish candy and dessert bar, live music, dancing and a mask included with $150 tickets. Purchase: circalasvegas.com/legacy-club-events.
From Oct. 28-31, Tao Asian Bistro is sending out an asparagus, avocado, cucumber and tempura shrimp Creepy Crawler roll ($25) and a midnight chocolate mochi cake ($16).
From Oct. 29-31, Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is serving ghost chili-braised pork belly tacos ($24) and a four-bone Berkshire pork rack with roasted vegetables ($95).
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29, Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca at Green Valley Ranch is featuring a $19 children’s Halloween brunch featuring a main course, candy bar and pumpkin decorating kit. Reservations: bottiglialv.com or 702-617-7191.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar at Red Rock Resort is featuring a $19 children’s Halloween brunch featuring a main course, candy bar and pumpkin decorating kit. Reservations: hearthstonelv.com or 702-797-7344.
From 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29, The Underground speakeasy and distillery in the Mob Museum is hosting a bash (password: jeepers creepers) influenced by horror films of the 1920s, with Dixie Flats performing at 8 p.m., costume dress encouraged and themed cocktails.
On Oct. 29 and 31, Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que in Treasure Island is hosting a costume contest with prizes, drink specials until 10 p.m., and live music from Bluegrass Republic (Oct. 29) and Rebel Hart (both nights).
Beginning 11 a.m. Oct. 30, La Neta Cocina y Lounge in Downtown Summerlin is offering a costumed Halloween brunch with specials, $25 bottomless mimosas and a DJ.
On Oct. 31, Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano at The Venetian is offering four menu additions for Halloween: salmon tartare, pasta filled with beet and goat cheese, squid ink pasta with ‘nduja butter sauce and roasted suckling pig with pumpkin gnocchi.
From Nov. 1-2, all three El Dorado Cantina locations are celebrating Dia de los Muertos by serving molé chicken tamales with rice and beans for $26.
Cocktails and shots
During October, three bars at The Venetian are celebrating Halloween, with a Harvest Riot white rum and carrot cocktail at The Dorsey Cocktail Bar, a tequila and ginger El Diablo at Electra Cocktail Club and a Pumpkin Spice Carajillo with vodka and Spanish citrus-herbal liqueur at Rosina Cocktail Lounge.
During October, Minus 5 Degrees Icebar at the Linq Promenade, Mandalay Bay and The Venetian is serving a Halloween-themed Black Widow cocktail, a spooky spin on a margarita featuring tequila, blue and orange curaçaos, sweet and sour, lime juice, black sprinkles and a splash of grenadine. Cost: $14.
From Oct. 24-Nov. 2, Casa Calavera in Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is offering a La Piña Margarita (Avión Silver Tequila, pineapple, prickly pear), a Hisbiscus Margarita (Patrón Blanco Tequila, hibiscus, agave), and a Jugosa Margarita (Casamigos Blanco Tequila, watermelon, lemon), each $18.
From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, El Segundo Sol in Fashion Show mall is offering $2 off Bloody Margarita, Dulce Dolor, Dark Sol and Marigold Ofrenda cocktails.
Through Nov. 5, Madame Tussauds inside Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is offering a Witch, Please! cocktail mingling vodka, melon liqueur, orange juice and a topper of purple rock candy.
Through Oct. 31, The Parlour is serving a Headless Horseman latte made with hazelnut, vanilla bean, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and pumpkin caramel, for $ 4.75.
From Oct. 28-31, Drop Bar in Green Valley Ranch is featuring special cocktails: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (Bacardi Superior, coconut, eyeballs sprinkles), Monster’s Ball (Bacardi Superior, coconut), Medusa’s Elixir (Bacardi Pineapple, pineapple juice), Wednesday Addams (Bacardi Coconut, coconut), The Vampire Lestat (Grey Goose vodka, raspberry), and The Asylum (Grey Goose vodka, peach, black food coloring).
From Oct. 28-31, The Underground speakeasy and distillery in the Mob Museum is showcasing three $12 cocktails: a Ghost of a Bloody Mary that includes beets; an Itsy Bitsy Sour with pisco, Aperol and guava; and a Smashed Pumpkin take on a bourbon smash.
From Oct. 28-31, Virgil’s Real Barbecue at the Linq Promenade is sending out a Halloween Bloody Vampire made with Tito’s vodka; topped with a skewer of bacon lardon, brisket and chicken wing; and garnished with a cocktail-filled syringe and vampire teeth. Cost: $24.95.
On Oct. 31, Cabo Wabo Cantina in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort is serving a Black Widow cocktail made with 818 Tequila and chocolate and coffee liqueurs for $14, along with a Poción de Brujas (witches’ potion) made with vodka, Midori (it’s back!) and peach nectar for $23.
On Oct. 31, The Golden Tiki, 3939 Spring Mountain Road, is presenting kids-free trick-or-treating as servers pass out candy and folks order drinks like a Demon Seaman shot (Jack Rye and coconut cream) for $8 and a Zombie cocktail mingling three rums, citrus and absinthe for $15 ($25 with glass).
On Oct. 31 at The Strat, 108 Drinks and Remix Lounge are serving a Black Magic Margarita fashioned from Patrón Silver Tequila, Grand Marnier and Ferrari-Carrano merlot over dry ice for $18, while PT’s Wings & Sports is offering a Nosferatu with Cazadores Blanco Tequila, lime and beet juice for $19.
From Nov. 1-2, all three El Dorado Cantina locations are celebrating Dia de los Muertos by offering Don Julio 1942 shots ($7), as well as three $17 cocktails: an El Diablo with Patrón Silver and crème de cassis, a Pan de Muertos with Patrón Reposado and orange liqueur, and a Catrina with Patrón Añejo, horchata and cinnamon syrup.