Melbourne is once again living up to its reputation as place that will take any reason to have a party and run with it. Last years Halloween went off and as this years falls into place with a (sort of) long weekend, it promises to do the same.
Acqua E Vino (18a Ballarat St, Yarraville) – Halloween Fancy Dress Party at Acqua e Vino. $20 entry with complimentary 1st drink on arrival. DJ playing sexy 90s mixes from 6pm till 12am. Tickets on door or pre sale call 96879006.
B.E.A.S.T (80 Lygon St, Brunswick East) – This October 31st, The B.EAST is throwing a MASSIVE cocktail and Mariachi infused Day of The Dead Party with a little help from Espolón and a LOT of tequila. They’re putting together a full tequila cocktail menu, Mexciana-style B.East eats, Mexicali Djs and Mariachi band LOS ROMANTICOS in full Mariachi dress, there’ll be FREE facepainting from 7pm-9pm, so paint your face, dress up and come and drink some tequila! Best Calaveras makeup (not done by our face painter!) will win a $100 voucher.
Carwyn Cellars (877 High St, Thornbury) – Carwyn Cellars “Taco of the Dead” party is right around the corner (Tuesday Nov 1st), and they’re teaming up with Melbourne Hot Sauce, Garage Project, Wolf of the Willows Brewing & Rogue Ales & Spirits to throw one hell of taco & beer filled party. Enjoy a menu of four different mind blowing TACOS. Plus the official launch venue for Garage Project’s 2016 Day of the Dead Beers and a one-off collaboration keg between Wolf of the Willows and Melbourne Hot Sauce – A Mango & Habanero spiked India Saison.
Flem-Ken Bowls Club (Smithfield and Racecourse Rd, Flemington) – Hendo from BrewCult and Fraser from Exit Brewing, jointly known as Frendo, are returning to Flem-Ken Bowls Club on Cup Eve. Given the date is October 31, they are calling it “Halloween with Frendo”! Tickets are just $12 for two 330ml stubbies of your choice from BrewCult’s Spoiler Alert Pale Lager or Reset Robot Pale Ale, or Exit’s Saison, Amber or India Pale Ale. Get more info and tickets here.
Howler (7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick) – Things are going to real spooky in the beer garden for HOWLERWEEN on Sunday 30 October! Put on your best costume and get down to tunes spun by Lotus Moonchild and friends from 2:00pm until late. Entry is FREE! If their tunes don’t make your skin crawl their puns will. With the official murder on the dance floor crew.Costumes encouraged, puns are a must.
The Kodiak Club (272 Brunswick St, Fitzroy) – The Kodiak Club is celebrating Halloween the American way, so bring your scariest costume and join them for a spookylicious night full of booze and jams. Drinks of the night: Rogue: Dead Guy Ale, Cam’s Punch, Bloody Mary (Caesar) and lots of treats and Apple Pops. Make sure you don’t miss this one!
3 Ravens Brewery (1-3 Theobold St, Thornbury) – A Halloween party that will leave Wes craven turning in his grave! 3 Ravens Brewery & Ironbark BBQ reunite for one night of terrifying beers, Halloween dress, barbecue and live music from: Vulgargrad – Russian Criminal folk music, The Dead Amigos – Blues, rock and funk, Pugsley Buzzard – Blazing boogie and stride piano. Dress to scare! Prizes will be awarded
The Retreat (280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick) – Venture to the dark side and celebrate Halloween on Cup Eve! Hosted by The Knave, Shack Shakers will take over the pub, spinning Howlin’ Wolf inspired old school tunes and serving up prizes for best dressed along with drink specials, espresso martinis and more. Gothic-country will be supllied in the front bar by Jemma Nicole and a collection of friends and foes. FREE ENTRY – all kicks off at 7pm and won’t shut down until the wee small hours.
The Rum Diaries Bar (334 Brunswick St, Fitzroy) – It’s the spooky season again! Get your freak on with plenty of Rum filled fun this Monday. Trick or treat your way into some scary assed Haloween cocktails and many a spine chilling tune.
The Park (12 Watton St, Werribee) – Doors open 5pm, DJs running from 7pm, drinks and food specials running all night with a special trick or treat on the door.
The Penny Black (420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick) – When two beautiful holidays roll into one, why not add another? Welcome to our DAY OF THE DEAD Halloween, Cup Day, long weekend extravaganza. Spot prizes for best, most outrageous costumes on the night, drink specials flowing all night thanks to Espolòn Tequila and to top it off Woodlock playing LIVE and FREE in the bandroom. Live artwork and face painting so get down!
Nieuw Amsterdam (106-112 Hardware St, Melbourne) -Halloween is almost here and this is one party worth coming to! This years Halloween theme is Dead Celebrities, so whether it’s Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe or Michael Jackson, you can live out your wildest dead celebrity fantasies at this party. And if you don’t have a favourite dead celebrity, why not come as a celeb you wish was dead – Kimmy K or Donald Trump anyone? There will be big prizes for best costumes on the night, as judged by management. Also, there’ll be running competitions throughout the night where you could win a heap of bar vouchers! Expect the creepy and the spooky throughout the venue – running ’till dawn, this is going to be epic. Free entry.
Asian Beer Cafe (Level 3, Melbourne Central) – Join The Asian Beer Cafe for their day of the dead Halloween party and grab your chance to win a $1,000 abc bar tab for best costume! This year’s Halloween party is going to be the biggest one yet, thanks to sponsor Tiger Beer, they are giving away HUGE GIVEAWAYS you won’t want to miss!
P.J. O’Brien (Southgate, Southbank) – Cup eve becomes ‘All horrors eve’ this Halloween at PJs. Have a horror of a time with the Hi-Jacked Penguins live on stage from 9pm. $10 shocktails that will haunt your mind, free entry and horror face painting from 7-9pm. With shocks & horrors around every corner its sure to be a killer night.
Spice Market (Beanley Lane, Melbourne) – Join Spice Market this Monday for our annual Herradura Day of the Dead Halloween Party! Free entry! | Doors from 8pm. Complimentary Herradura Cocktail for everyone in costume! Day of the Dead Face Painting available!Best dressed will win a bottle of Herradura Ultra Tequila with mixers, announced at midnight! Enjoy Insta-photobooth to capture your memories on the night by @littlepixelbox
Vamos (1/37 Little Bourke St Melbourne) – Vamos has been open for two years and they are going to celebrate with a Day of the Dead party! Come along dressed in your best “Dia de los Muertos” costume and make up and enjoy a range of great entertainment to make even the dead come to life on the dancefloor! Cocktails include Zombies and Corpse Revivers! Tickets $10 presale
The Wharf Hotel (18-38 Siddeley St, Melbourne) – The Wharf Hotel presents their 6th Birthday Halloween Bash! Join them Friday 28th October, from 5pm for Spooky cocktail specials plus a Complimentary Trick or Treat Candy Bar. Live acoustic from 6pm Dress in your Halloween best and go into the draw to win a $200 bar tab. Complimentary drink on arrival for the first 50 RSVP’s here.
Antique Bar (218 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick) – Come! Enter the graveyard if you dare, go past the ghosts to the demon’s lair. Hold on, hold on with all your might do all that you can to survive this night. If you are strong and brave and bold, join us in fun, but be always aware that terror and fright will also be there! Grab your costume, everyone is welcome. Dress up for your chance to win one of five $50 drink cards!
Drink specials all night long.
Hats and Tatts (78 Cecil St, South Melbourne) – Hats and Tatts knows that Melbourne likes an excuse to get dressed up! So this is just for you….. Sunday 30th October at Hats and Tatts, are throwing a Holloween party. They’ll have drink specials and of course the Final of FAMOUS LAST WORDS. So get your thinking caps on for some crazy costumes as there will be some prizes for best dressed
Holy Grail (67 Chapel St, Windsor) – Its that time of the year yet again! Join Holy Grail on Saturday 29/10, for the ultimate Halloween party held at holy grail chapel st, presented by Plantation Rums and The Westwinds Gin. Come dressed up and get ready to wake the dead! They will be running all night Halloween inspired cocktails, photo booths and free drinks. Sharpen your fangs everyone!
Lulo Latin Kitchen and Bar (798 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn) – Lulo Presents: Halloween on Glenferrie Road! Dress Code: As scary as you dare: Door prizes and prizes for the best dressed. Kids Trick or Treat from 4pm , Adults after dark…Cheap thrills and cheap drinks like $10 Cocktails and $8 Butcher’s Bride Pale Ale Pints
Moondog (17 Duke St, Abbotsford) – Moondog is opening on Monday so as to celebrate Halloweeeeeeeen with a party at the brewery bar! Come on down for spooky pumpkin ale, a zombie face painting station, scary pizzas, trick or treating, and disco tunes galore. Boo!
The Nash (344 Victoria St, Richmond) – A National state of emergency has been declared as the afflicted threaten to take over.. Hungry for a good feed, the bait has been set. Unarmed and unaware, they can’t keep to themselves..Come and celebrate the end of the world, stock up on moonshine & munitions at the last remaining safe haven. You’d be brainless to miss this. Free Entry, Dress up for a free drink on arrival! Halloween inspired games!
The Royston (12 River St, Richmond) – Check out the tap list for The Roystons Cup Eve Pirate Life tap takeover on Monday night. Pretty damn exciting.
In fact they are planning on having such a good time they are closing Cup Day to recover. See you Monday from 4pm!!!!