Eat, drink, party, repeat. Here’s our Halloween roundup of the best parties and food and drink deals in the 852.
Words Nicole Hurip
Armani/ Privé: Dead not Alive
When: October 28, 10pm till late
Where: 8 Connaught Road Central, Central
It’s three parties in one at Dead Not Alive, with different DJs taking over Armani/Prive, the Armani Terrace and Armani/Aqua, so you can switch it up whenever you feel like it. To liven things up, Hong Kong’s hip-hop group 24Herbs is performing at 1am as things go bump in the night. The one rule is that you must wear a costume, so get those creative juices running! Get your tickets here.
Brickhouse: Haunted by Stranger Things
When: October 28, 7pm to 4am
Where: 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central
What’s that on the wall? A portal, you say? I’ve seen stranger things. Get to the Upside Down through the house of brick (or colloquially, Brickhouse) and enjoy free-flow drinks, tacos and good vibes for $580pp, which includes the Aztec Flame Halloween cocktail. Whoever has the best Stranger Things or 80’s inspired costume stands to win $5,000 in Brickhouse credit.
Ciao Chow: Halloween Dinner Party
When: October 31, 6.30pm to 1.30am
Where: G/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
Chow down on Italian favourites buffet-style – it’s all-you-can-eat on All Hallow’s Eve. For $348pp, you can nosh on rib racks, braised brisket, skirt steak – the list goes on as long as we can alliterate. There will also be a broad selection of hot and cold dishes, and a free-flow beer and champagne option for $498. Dine in costume for a chance to win a prize. Grab tickets now!
Commissary: Halloween Taco Tuesday
When: October 31, 6pm to 11pm
Where: Shop 405, 4/F Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Let’s taco-bout this deal at Commissary: this year, Halloween falls on Taco Tuesday, which means that the more tacos you eat, the less you pay. Make it a fiesta and wash it down with $30 gin sours and $45 beers, or maybe try their special Halloween drink intriguingly titled An American Werewolf in Hong Kong for $80, or $100 after 8.30pm.
Fang Fang: Return of the Zombie Prom
When: October 28, 11pm till late
Where: 33 Wyndham Street, Central
Remember high school prom? Well, forget everything you know, because this is thriller night in the flesh. On October 28, creep and crawl your way to a Fang-tastic night while vying for the title of Prom King and Queen. The pair will each receive a $2,000 dining voucher at Fang Fang, so watch out – things might get out of hand. In the best way possible, of course. Get tickets here.
Gaucho: Halloween Weekend Brunch
When: October 28 & 29, 11am to 4pm
Where: 5/F LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Head over to Gaucho for a scrumptious Argentinian brunch over Halloween weekend to exact your pound of flesh and demand a good time. You will be welcomed with traditional empanadas, ceviches and plenty of steak to go around. The best-dressed group will be awarded with a bottle of sparkling wine on Saturday, and four tickets to Ocean Park (two adults and two children) for the winners on Sunday. Prices start from $350pp – get tickets here.
Ham & Sherry: Ham and Scary
When: October 31, 6pm till late
Where: 1-7 Ship St, Wan Chai
Celebrate the spookiest night of the year with some aptly named cocktails like The Gravedigger, Corpse Reviver, or Pick Your Poison at Ham & Sherry’s Back Bar. Each cocktail is priced at $80, and if you’re feeling peckish, bite into some “blood” croquettes. Or may some chopped heart tartare and Bloody Mary syringes will whet your appetite for the macabre.
Lily & Bloom: Dia De Los Muertos
When: October 28, 10pm to 1am
Where: 33 Wyndham St, Central
The Halloween festivities last the whole weekend at Lily & Bloom, starting with a spooky invitation to “Come Die with Us” for dinner on the 28th, followed by a Day of the Dead themed party for your sugar skull squad ($350 or $450 at the door). For some family-friendly fun, the famous Lily & Bloom all-American weekend brunch (October 28 and 29) will be available with a dose of Halloween spirit – little monsters can embark on a special sweets hunt, and those who dress up will receive extra treats. There’s something wicked for everyone!
Ophelia: Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE
When: October 28, 6pm to 3am
Where: Shop No41A, 1/F The Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Shiver with anticipation as you immerse yourself in a world of the fantastical and get freaky with your peeps at Ophelia this Halloween, where they will be presenting cult classic, the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s gonna be corsets, gold shorts and lab coats galore, and sweet, sweet cocktails ($120) and shooters ($80) all around. It’s free admission to your darkest desires, so put your best, fishnet stocking-clad foot forward for the best dressed contest and give yourself over to your worst impulses.
Zuma: Yashoku and Yelloween
When: October 28 & 31, 9.30pm to 3am
Where: 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central
In honour of El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, Zuma is throwing two Halloween parties on October 28 and 31. In-house make-up artists will be present to transform you into your scariest self, and while you sip on free-flow drinks, boogie to DJ Adrien Calliert of Zuma Dubai and DJ and violinist Olivia Dawn ’til the wee hours of the morning. For the Yelloween party on the 31st, you also get a glass of Veuve Clicquot yellow label on arrival. Prices are $480pp and $550 at the door.