Hong Kong may not be big on trick-or-treating, but folks from the 852 sure know how to party, and Halloween is no doubt a time to paint the town red (or orange and black). Here at Crave, we’ve rounded up some of the city’s most noteworthy events, offerings and special themed menus this Halloween. Enjoy!
Text by Iris Wong
FOOD & DRINKS: Halloween Brunch at Linguini Fini
49 Elgin Street, Central
When: October 29 to 30
Are you a proud parent who likes dressing up your kids in adorably scary outfits? Perfect, because Linguini Fini is offering FREE brunch and candies to children dressed up in costumes on October 29 and 30! Don’t worry, the parents can join in on the fun too with complimentary free-flow of Peroni beer and prosecco. Looks like Christmas is early this year.
FOOD & DRINKS: Nightmare on Pound Lane at Mrs Pound
6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan
When: October 28 to 31
It’s a whole weekend of Halloween shenanigans at Mrs Pound this year. Start with Free Flow Friday (7pm till late) where you get two hours of free flow for $180, then cure your hangover at the Saturday Bloody Brunch (12pm to 3pm) with delicious brunch selections and a DIY Bloody Mary Bar (yes, there’s more drinking). Sunday is Mrs Pound’s 2nd Anniversary Block Party (2pm to 5pm) where they’ll be giving away free beer, sangria and food! On the night of Halloween, diners will get free candy, and those dressed in costumes will receive a special treat.
For more information or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3426 3949.
30/F 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
It’s double trouble at Pirata with its Halloween special Witches Brew ($110 each) cocktail. Two glass vials of gingerbread syrup, a shot of Wild Turkey whisky, Yzaguirre red vermouth and orange bitter are chilled in a bubbling oracle orb. Down them in one gulp, or enjoy them in small sips for a wicked good time. The Witches Brew is available from now to October 31.
DRINKS: Pumpkin Punch Bowl at The Woods
L/G 17 Hollywood Road, Central
The Pumpkin Cauldron at The Woods is everything you need this Halloween: pumpkin, booze, and good times. Grab a table at The Woods from October 26 to November 1 for an interactive “Pumpkin Patch” centrepiece complete with vines, flickering candles, and a hallowed out pumpkin where you can create your very own sinfully tasty blend. Pick a cocktail base (vodka, gin, rum, tequila, or whisky) and stir in mixers and garnishes such as fresh juices, homemade pumpkin spice syrups and crafted tinctures. Order a sweet potato pie skillet ($88) to complete the experience.
Available at $158 per person (minimum five people per table booking). Reservations essential and can be made at thewoods.hk/halloween or 2522 0281.
MUSIC: Boogie Woogie Halloween at Foxglove
2/F Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central
When: October 29
We all know LKF’s going to be packed on the Saturday before Halloween, so why not escape the crowd and head to Foxglove for some Boogie goodness? Hong Kong’s hottest rockabilly band The Boogie Playboys will be churning out some swingin’ tunes from 10:30pm onwards. 50’s inspired food and cocktails, starting at $80 each. Rounds of complimentary shots will also be served on the night. Be sure to dress to impress as prizes will be awarded at midnight! Free entry but table reservations are available.
PARTY: Dead and Famous at Brickhouse
G/F 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central
When: October 29, 7pm to 11pm
Tacos are great, even on Halloween. Brickhouse is doing a $580 free-flow package with beer and special house mixers. Fill up on a selection of tacos, then wash it all down with their special Halloween cocktail Devil Dead with tequila, sherry, spiced carrot and honey. What’s more, come dressed as your favourite famous dead celebrity and the best dressed wins $5,000 Brickhouse credit!
Get your tickets here.
PARTY: Angels and Demons at CÉ LA VI
25/F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
When: October 29, from 10pm
Free party? Yes, please! CÉ LA VI takes on the Angels and Demons theme this year with multiple floors of Halloween debauchery. Whether you’re the Good or the Evil, show off your dance moves as DJ Bennis Blanco spins the decks, or throw back a drink or six with a buy-three-for-six shots promotions (Don Julio Reposado, Patrón XO Café or Jägerbomb). Feeling adventurous? Play the Monster Mash ghost-hunting game via the LFK PLAY app to win great prizes including a pair of Delta Air Lines return tickets to the US!
Free entry. Register here.
PARTY: Masked Ball at Duddell’s
3/F Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central
When: October 29, from 9pm
Things are getting a little ambiguous at this year’s Duddell’s masked ball as partygoers joins in for an eccentric gender bending spectacular oozing with dainty masculinity and macho femininity. Let go of your inhibitions and dance the night away with performances from DJs Will Power and Shane Aspegren.
The ticket ($250 each) includes a welcome drink and a chance to win a $1,000 bar tab. Purchase your tickets here.
PARTY: Dead Not Alive at Hullett House
1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
When: October 29, 6:30pm for dinner guests, 8pm for the general public
Get your fancy dress on as the star-studded Halloween party is back for its ninth year, and this time, the spooky extravaganza will be headlined by Japanese hip hop duo m-flo at the historic Hullett House. Wander through multiple themed rooms, including a haunted dungeon at the Mariners’ Rest jail cells, and rub shoulders with models and celebrities for the perfect photo ops.
Kick start your night with a three-course Western set dinner at The Parlour for $1,200, which also includes event entry and two selected drinks. Begin with the baked stuffed crab shell, then choose between the slow cooked turbot fillet and juicy grilled Australian rib eye steak. Round off the meal with a festive pumpkin tart before you head off to raise the roof. And don’t forget: it’s an 18+ event and costumes are mandatory!
For tickets and more information, click here.
PARTY: “Hallowien” Viennese Ball at KEE Club
Watermark, Shop L, Central Pier 7, Central
There is no such thing as being over the top at KEE Club. Coinciding with their Wunderbar October cultural event, its “Hallowien” Viennese Ball at Watermark is partnering with G.H. Mumm for a night of extravagance. Expect live performances, dancers, hair and makeup artists, DJs, and more. Winner of best dressed will be bringing home some awesome prizes. What’s more, show your ticket to the event and get 20 per cent discount on costume hire at House of Siren. So really, you don’t have any excuses not to dress up!
Get your tickets here for $250 each, or purchase them at the door for $300. You can also opt for the $600 package which includes two hours of champagne open bar (9pm to 11pm) and complimentary canapés.