Whether you’re looking for family fun this Halloween or have a craving to embrace the sinister side of the spookiest holiday of the year, our clients have got you covered. From good ol’ fashioned pumpkin carving contests to full on freakshows and late night debauchery, we’ve rounded up a slew of free happenings, parties, and Halloween-inspired cocktails that will keep you in the know. Happy Halloween!
Bone Lick BBQ: The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest – Saturday, October 26th at 3 p.m.
Charlie Brown may still be on the search for the Great Pumpkin, but Bone Lick isn’t! In fact, they’ve got tons of ‘em that are ready to be carved up just in time for Halloween during their 2nd annual Great Pumpkin Carving Contest on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Beginning at 3 p.m., guests are invited to show off their master carving skills while feasting on delicious ‘cue for the chance to win a grand prize of $100. Pumpkins are free for the first ten to arrive, so contestants are encouraged to get there early. Bone Lick BBQ is located at 1133 Huff Road at Apex West Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com or call (404) 343-6574
Cypress Street Pint and Plate: Halloween Sideshow featuring Strawn Brewing Company – October 26th at 7 p.m.
Prepare to be mesmerized by the freak-tastic circus sideshow Cypress Street Pint and Plate has whipped up for their Halloween bash on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Beginning at 7 p.m., one of Atlanta’s favorite craft brew pubs and restaurants will be transformed into a Dust Bowl era sideshow, complete with a covered circus tent that will host an intriguing sideshow of biological rarities including a fire breathing dragonboy, a human blockhead, a fortunetelling dust witch, a living mermaid and more. Cypress Street has also partnered with local Georgia brewery, Strawn Brewing Company, to provide attendees with its original Scottish Ale and brand-new mosaic hop brew, Wet Hopped IPA. Admission is free. Attendees also have the option to purchase VIP tickets for $35 prior to the event, which includes unlimited Strawn brews and access to an open well cocktail bar from 7 p.m. to midnight. VIP tickets can be purchased at www.cypressbar.com. Cypress Street Pint and Plate is located on the corner of 6th street and Cypress Street in Midtown at 817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125 Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about the event, please visit the Cypress Street Pint and Plate Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CypressStreet.
Cucina Asellina: Pumpkin Carving Contest, Saturday, October 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
Take advantage of Atlanta’s gorgeous fall weather during a pumpkin carving party on the patio of Cucina Asellina in Midtown. Guests are invited to get into the spirit of Halloween with themed cocktails and menu items, while they show off their pumpkin carving skills. Cucina Asellina will provide free pumpkins and participants are asked to bring their own carving equipment and creativity is encouraged. The winner of the best pumpkin will receive a $50 gift card to Cucina Asellina. Also, any diner that brings in their Taste of Atlanta ticket on Saturday night beginning at 5 p.m. will receive 15% off their bill. Cucina Asellina is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown, adjacent to the Loews Hotel, at the 12th & Midtown developent at 1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information visit www.asellina.com or call 404.793.0141.
P’cheen: Hell on Highland — Saturday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
Break out your best Dracula, Frankenstein, or Twerking Miley costume this Halloween and head to P’cheen International Bistro & Pub’s annual bash, Hell on Highland on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Show up in a costume and receive complimentary eats courtesy of spooktacular Executive Chef Alex Friedman from 9 to 11 p.m. and free house brew until it’s gone. DJs Keiran Neely and DJ SAS will spin tunes late into the night and one lucky costume contest winner will be rewarded with $100 cash prize. The event is free to attend for partygoers in a costume; $10 for guests without a costume who want to enjoy the buffet and beer option. P’cheen is located at 701-5 Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30312. For more information or to make a reservation please visit www.pcheen.com or call 404-529-8800.
The Albert: The Albert Enchanted – Saturday, October 26th at 7 p.m.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Guests near and far are invited to join an evening full of whimsical wonders and debauchery as they take a journey though the enchanted forest at The Albert on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Beginning at 7 p.m., ogres, elves, fairies and more from across the city will gather to dance the night away, while feasting on Executive Chef Shaun Whitmer’s enchanted fare and enjoying specialty cocktails. In addition, the Albert will award prizes to guests with the best, funniest and most original costumes in all the land, so be sure to dress for the occasion. The Albert is located at 918 Austin Avenue in Inman Park. For more information, visit www.thealbertatlanta.com or call 404-872-4990.
Diesel Filling Station: A Nightmare on Highland – Thursday, October 31st at 7 p.m.
Freddy Krueger has terrorized Elm Street long enough, so this Halloween he’s headed to Virginia Highland to celebrate A Nightmare on Highland at Diesel Filling Station on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Kicking off at 7 p.m. as part of the Halloween Night in Highlands 3, guests will wander the streets visiting several participating bars including Hand in Hand Pub, Neighbor’s Pub, Limerick Junction and Dark Horse Tavern, before ending their night with ghoulish shenanigans at Diesel. For $20, creatures of the night will enjoy free admission to five participating bars, complimentary Halloween themed drinks or shots at each, food and drink specials and free entry into the after party at Diesel complete with a live DJ. In addition, Diesel will host an exclusive costume contest with prizes awarded to the best of the best. Diesel is located at 870 North Highland Avenue in the heart of Virginia Highland. For more information please visit www.dieselatlanta.com or call (404) 815-1820. For a full list of participating bars and to purchase tickets, please visit http://alturl.com/4kgtf.
STK Atlanta: The Meat Locker – Thursday, October 31st at 8 p.m.
Bloodthirsty butchers and deviants will descend upon STK Atlanta for The Meat Locker, Atlanta’s sexiest and scariest Halloween bash on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Kicking off at 8 p.m., STK will transform its sleek lounge into a chilling meat locker during this themed Halloween escapade. While the raucous and murderous may be in search of succulent flesh to carve into prime cuts, the unabashedly wicked are invited to sip on specialty cocktails while satisfying their carnivorous cravings via STK’s dinner menu that’s filled with mouthwatering temptations. To keep the party vibe alive, one of STK’s resident DJs will provide the perfect tunes to make this haunting Halloween party complete. The Meat Locker at STK is free attend. STK is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets. Complimentary valet parking is available on 12th Street. For more information, visit www.stkhouse.com or call (404) 793-0144.
The Real Chow Baby: Serving Up Specialty Halloween Cocktails All Month Long
Who says Halloween is just for kids? Just in time for everyone’s favorite fall holiday, The Real Chow Baby has unveiled five new frighteningly delicious Halloween-inspired cocktails. Sure to put the BOO in BOOZE, RCB’s new festive libations are now available at all three The Real Chow Baby locations (Ponce, Howell Mill, and Mall of Georgia) and feature fresh juices, premium liquors and creative garnishes. For more information visit www.therealchowbaby.com.