weather icon Clear

Where to eat and drink in Las Vegas for Halloween

Updated October 24, 2023 - 12:26 pm

Halloween approaches, the season for ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night. To celebrate, here are some diabolical dishes and eldritch elixirs and other fiendish flavors being offered by Las Vegas bars and restaurants.

Off the Strip

Area15: Oddwood Bar is hosting Leaves of Darkness happy hour from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 with Halloween-themed cocktails. Trick-or-treating runs from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 throughout Area15, with free admission and free temporary tattoos. 3215 S. Rancho Drive.

Circa: Legacy Club, on the 60th floor of the property, is presenting its Masquerade Party from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28, with cocktails at the open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and masquerade masks guests may pick up at the concierge beginning at 6 p.m. Cost: $150. Groups of four or more use code MASK15 at checkout to receive 15 percent off general admission. Tickets: circalasvegas.com/masquerade.

Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge is sending out its Howl at the Moon cocktail mingling Wolf Moon whiskey, pumpkin purée, lemon juice and ginger syrup, for $14.99, through Oct. 31. In Town Square.

Downtown Container Park is featuring a Caribbean-infused party on the Lawn, with costumes, live performances from several bands, contests, and adult drink specials from Oak & Ivy and Bin 702, from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29. 707 E. Fremont St.

El Cortez: The Parlour Bar is shaking up a Witches Brew cocktail with Ketel One Citroen Vodka, blue curaçao, grenadine, lemonade, a crème de menthe and sugar rim, and a witch topper, for $12, from Oct. 23 to 31.

El Dorado Cantina, at its Central Point shops location, is pouring five Halloween cocktails, including an Aperol Apple Cider Spritz and a Nightmare on Bourbon St. with Elijah Craig Bourbon, through Oct. 31. 8349 W. Sunset Road, Suite 150.

Evel Pie is serving a Vampire Repellent pizza through October as its Charity Pie of the Month. The pizza — garlic and herb alfredo, whole-milk mozzarella, butter-roasted garlic, microgreens, sea salt — is $7 a slice, with $1 from each sale donated to Don’t Be a Monster anti-bullying programs. 508 E. Fremont St.

The Golden Tiki is offering five Halloween cocktails, including a No Brainer for two with more than a dozen rums, liqueurs and other spirits arriving in a bloody skull vessel. Cocktails run $14-$35, or $25-$130 with artisan souvenir mugs, through Oct. 31. 3939 Spring Mountain Road.

Green Valley Ranch: Borracha Mexican Cantina is showcasing a Midnight Margarita made with Volcan XA tequila, lime juice, triple sec, ancho chile, activated charcoal and bloody chamoy sauce, for $19, from Oct. 20 through Nov. 5. Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca, is showcasing a Pumpkin Espresso Martini made with Absolut Elyx vodka, espresso, Kahlua and pumpkin cream, for $18, through Oct. 31

Honey Salt is presenting its Spooky Halloween Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29, with costumed staff, tricks and treats, a costume contest, and special menu items like pumpkin-stuffed French toast and housemade Spooky Treats (chocolate cake pops, mixed berry pop tarts, cocoa crisps). 1031 S. Rampart Blvd.

La Neta Cocina y Lounge is featuring brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 with dishes like pumpkin apple caramel pancakes and breakfast burritos, a Bloody Maria cocktail, costume contest, games, activities, photo opportunities and surprises. 1770 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Summerlin.

The Mob Museum: The Underground speakeasy and distillery is serving four Halloween cocktails, including a mezcal-based Diablo de Oaxaca and an applejack-chartreuse Widow’s Kiss, for $14 or $29 with keepsake glass, from Oct. 27 to 31. 300 Stewart Ave.

Paymon’s Lounge: The 13th annual Halloween Vixen Party runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 28 with a best costume contest and tunes from DJ Tone and DJ Big D. No cover; 21 and older. Reservations encouraged. 8380 W. Sahara Ave.

Pinkbox Doughnuts locations are offering more than a dozen Halloween-themed doughnuts through October.

Red Rock Resort: Rouge Room is crafting a Paris Noir with Byrrh vermouth and bitters in a smoking coupe, a tequila and peach Blood Moon, and a Bramble La Mort with vermouth, bitters, dried lime and black sage in a smoked rocks glass, $19 each, from Oct. 26 to 28.

The Sand Dollar Lounge: The Nightmare on Spring Mountain pop-up has returned through Oct. 31 with specialty shots and drinks, live music, and more than $10,000 in Halloween décor and lighting. 3355 Spring Mountain Road.

The Stove is presenting themed brunches, with Angels & Demons from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27, super hero from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28, 1990s and 2000s cartoons from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29, Born in the ’80s But the 90s Made Me from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30, and Halloween costume contest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31. On Oct. 28, the restaurant is also presenting a Neon ABC party with neon cocktails, photo opps and giveaways, beginning at 8 p.m. 11261 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 200, Henderson

UnCommons: Salt & Straw is offering its Scoops & Skulls ice cream menu in five flavors, including The Great Candycopia and Jack o’ Lantern Pumpkin Bread, through Oct. 31. Four bars at The Sundry food hall — B.S. Taqueria Bar, Center Bar, Diane’s Bloody Mary Trailer and Mizunara Whisky Container Bar — are hosting a bar crawl, $45 in advance or $55 at the door, from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28, with tickets at sevenrooms.com/events/thesundry. 6815 Tom Rodriguez St., Suite 120.

On the Strip

Aria: Proper Bar in Proper Eats food hall is sending out a pumpkin spice espresso martini, for $16, from Oct. 26 to 31.

Linq Promenade: Virgil’s BBQ is toasting Halloween with a Drunken Witch cocktail built from Citrus Skyy Vodka, blue curaçao, strawberry purée, a green sugar rim and a cherry garnish, for $15, on Oct. 31.

Mandalay Bay: Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar is presenting its Monsters and Mimosas Game Day Brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29, with Halloween menu items like Crisp Bat Wings with bloody dipping sauce, a peppercorn-crusted Blair Meat Co. chili burger with secret sauce, and a Witches Brew ube and boba purple milkshake.

The Strat: 108 Drinks, Remix Lounge and View Lounge are serving a Mystical Margarita made with Casamigos Reposado Tequila, pumpkin spice, orange, lime and a smoked sea salt rim, for $12, from Oct. 27 to 31.

Toca Madera: The restaurant is honoring Dia de los Muertos with its Noches de los Muertos cocktails: a Santa Muerte with strawberry peppercorn-infused Flecha Azul Blanco Tequila, Cointreau Noir and blackberry cordial ($18), and a Calavera with Flecha Azul Blanco, mezcal and honey mint cordial ($18). Served from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2.

The Venetian: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is joining with the Freeform channel to feature a 31 Nights of Halloween Graveyard CrazyShake, for $22, through Oct. 31. Buddy V’s Ristorante is serving a a buffet, Buddy’s Spooky Brunch, beginning 10:30 a.m. Oct.29 for $55 adults, $24 children younger than 10. Donutique is featuring three Halloween doughnuts, including a Chocolate Orange Spider, for $6-$8, through Nov. 1. Juliet Cocktail Room is showcasing a haunted theme from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 26 to 31, with specialty cocktails and masked servers, spider webs, floating candles and books, mysteriously empty picture frames, smoke, spooky videos and live entertainment.

Contact Johnathan L. Wright at jwright@reviewjournal.com. Follow @JLWTaste on Instagram and @ItsJLW on X.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Top 10 things to do in Las Vegas this week

Megan Thee Stallion, “Loud & Proud” wrestling, Las Vegas Restaurant Week and the Punk Rock Tattoo Expo top this week’s lineup.

Should restaurant surcharges be legal? Here’s what economists think

The hotly debated surcharges have grown in popularity among restaurateurs, who say they rely on the fees to afford increases in labor costs or to boost pay for back-of-house workers who aren’t tipped.