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Spooky and Boozy Events in Denver this Halloween Weekend

Costume parties and contests, tricks and treats spill over into next week

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Though Halloween falls on a Tuesday, Denver-area restaurants and bars are partying throughout the weekend. Whatever twist the weather plans to throw at Denverites, plenty of establishments will be tantalizing local ghouls, goblins, and beer-drinking fools with warming cocktail specials and freebies. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed patrons, so pick out a costume lineup, or just keep the disguise on all weekend long.

In Boulder, the West End Tavern turns 30 with a throwback birthday celebration all weekend, while Avery Brewing Co. gears up to award cellar-aged goodies to the best-dressed patron. Drink RiNo overtakes the area on Sunday, allowing attendees to drink and treat at beloved neighborhood bars. Looking for a themed evening? Nocturne, Beatrice & Woodsley, and Terminal Bar embrace the mildly macabre at their spooky celebrations. And parents can take the kids to Avanti F&B to trick or treat while they partake in happy hour specials.

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Avanti F&B, a collective eatery

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All-day happy hour reigns again this Halloweekend at Avanti. Sip on $4 Ratio drafts, $6 glasses of house wines, and $5 well cocktails throughout the eatery. Happy hour extends from 11 a.m. on Oct. 28 to 1 a.m. on Oct. 29.
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Nocturne

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The 3rd Zombie Gatsby ball combines the ghoulish and the glamorous on Oct. 28. Delve into a four-course dinner, popped with surprises inspired by the dark arts from chef Greg Weadick. The first seating starts at 5:30 p.m. and the second starts at 9 p.m. Gypsy Swing Revue will play throughout both dinners. Guests are encouraged to adopt dead but refined attire.
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Ratio Beerworks

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Ratio Beerworks transports partygoers to the nineties and hosts Nirvana and Hole cover bands on the stage. Saturday also marks the return of the Monster Mash firkin and Darklands lager.

Terminal Bar

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The Spooky Speakeasy rises from the ashes of 2016 for another ghoulish affair Friday, Oct. 27. Hit Terminal Bar (no cover required) for Halloween cocktails, live music, and a chance to win a free night at The Crawford Hotel. The party starts at 9 p.m.
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Alpine Dog Brewing Company

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Dress up to impress the Alpine Dog crew in hopes of wearing one of the top three costumes on Saturday Oct. 28. Potential prizes include glasses, growlers, and more.
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Avery Brewing Co.

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Wear a creative costume to the Boulder brewery for a chance to score serious cellar-aged prizes on Friday, Oct. 27. Arrive by 7 p.m. to be considered for one of three prizes: Twenty-four gold foil beers, $100 gift card, or $25 gift card to the brewery. Winners will be announced at 8 p.m.
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Beatrice & Woodsley

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Creep under the stairs into Beatrice & Woodsley's wine cellar for the four-course Masquerade of the Red Death dinner on Oct. 28. Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's short story, The Masque of Red Death, the evening hopes to channel the poet's spirit throughout the four-course menu, which starts at $65 per person. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. before the 7 p.m. dinner. Reservations are required.
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Black Shirt Brewing Co.

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Church Fire and Motion Trap perform for free in the brewery's beer garden on Friday, Oct. 27. Dance, drink, and dress up from 8 to 11:30 p.m.
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DRiNk RiNo Adult Trick-or-Treating

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Spend your Sunday afternoon being transported in the DRiNk RiNo circulator and hop off at participating bars for adult goodies and a lot of beer. For only $20, snag a commemorative glass and one free drink at each taproom. Tickets can be purchased in advance and at Epic Brewing or Mockery Brewing on Sunday, Oct. 29.
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Finn's Manor

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Rocking your costume throughout RiNo on Halloween? Trick-or-treat at the cocktail bar to enjoy drink specials inside and snag a treat outside from Chicken Rebel food truck. Decide between a sweet or savory chicken special sandwiched between Voodoo Doughnuts from 5 to 9 p.m.
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Fort Greene

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Dance like life depends on it Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Globeville bar. At Dance-or-Die, guests can don the creepiest costume and do the Monster Mash to every song that CRL CRRLL spins.
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Infinite Monkey Theorem

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Get creative pairing Halloween candy with adult beverages at the winery all weekend long. Expect combinations like Nerds with Moscato, dark chocolate with Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc with Reese's. Tastings are available at each taproom at $5 for two pairings.
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The Post Brewing Company

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Both Post locations will celebrate All Hallows' Eve. At the Lafayette taproom, the space will be transformed into a magical bar with a mummy-wrapping race, costume contest, themed bites, and a witches brew cocktail on Oct. 31. In Rosedale, guests can drink enough pumpkin beers and Post harvest punch to enter in the costume contests on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28.
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West End Tavern

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The tavern's birthday coincides with Halloween, making its 30th hybrid bash a big one. The 1987-style celebration features late-eighties music and movies Friday, Oct. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 29. Drink and food specials, a throwback Boulder-based tap list, and costume prizes complete the weekend-long birthday.
West End Tavern

Avanti F&B, a collective eatery

All-day happy hour reigns again this Halloweekend at Avanti. Sip on $4 Ratio drafts, $6 glasses of house wines, and $5 well cocktails throughout the eatery. Happy hour extends from 11 a.m. on Oct. 28 to 1 a.m. on Oct. 29.
Adam Larkey

Nocturne

The 3rd Zombie Gatsby ball combines the ghoulish and the glamorous on Oct. 28. Delve into a four-course dinner, popped with surprises inspired by the dark arts from chef Greg Weadick. The first seating starts at 5:30 p.m. and the second starts at 9 p.m. Gypsy Swing Revue will play throughout both dinners. Guests are encouraged to adopt dead but refined attire.
Andra Zeppelin

Ratio Beerworks

Ratio Beerworks transports partygoers to the nineties and hosts Nirvana and Hole cover bands on the stage. Saturday also marks the return of the Monster Mash firkin and Darklands lager.

Terminal Bar

The Spooky Speakeasy rises from the ashes of 2016 for another ghoulish affair Friday, Oct. 27. Hit Terminal Bar (no cover required) for Halloween cocktails, live music, and a chance to win a free night at The Crawford Hotel. The party starts at 9 p.m.
Union Station Beer Garden Terminal Bar

Alpine Dog Brewing Company

Dress up to impress the Alpine Dog crew in hopes of wearing one of the top three costumes on Saturday Oct. 28. Potential prizes include glasses, growlers, and more.
Facebook

Avery Brewing Co.

Wear a creative costume to the Boulder brewery for a chance to score serious cellar-aged prizes on Friday, Oct. 27. Arrive by 7 p.m. to be considered for one of three prizes: Twenty-four gold foil beers, $100 gift card, or $25 gift card to the brewery. Winners will be announced at 8 p.m.
Facebook

Beatrice & Woodsley

Creep under the stairs into Beatrice & Woodsley's wine cellar for the four-course Masquerade of the Red Death dinner on Oct. 28. Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's short story, The Masque of Red Death, the evening hopes to channel the poet's spirit throughout the four-course menu, which starts at $65 per person. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. before the 7 p.m. dinner. Reservations are required.
Facebook

Black Shirt Brewing Co.

Church Fire and Motion Trap perform for free in the brewery's beer garden on Friday, Oct. 27. Dance, drink, and dress up from 8 to 11:30 p.m.
Facebook

DRiNk RiNo Adult Trick-or-Treating

Spend your Sunday afternoon being transported in the DRiNk RiNo circulator and hop off at participating bars for adult goodies and a lot of beer. For only $20, snag a commemorative glass and one free drink at each taproom. Tickets can be purchased in advance and at Epic Brewing or Mockery Brewing on Sunday, Oct. 29.
Drink RiNo Eventbrite

Finn's Manor

Rocking your costume throughout RiNo on Halloween? Trick-or-treat at the cocktail bar to enjoy drink specials inside and snag a treat outside from Chicken Rebel food truck. Decide between a sweet or savory chicken special sandwiched between Voodoo Doughnuts from 5 to 9 p.m.
Chicken Rebel Facebook

Fort Greene

Dance like life depends on it Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Globeville bar. At Dance-or-Die, guests can don the creepiest costume and do the Monster Mash to every song that CRL CRRLL spins.
Fort Greene Bar Facebook

Infinite Monkey Theorem

Get creative pairing Halloween candy with adult beverages at the winery all weekend long. Expect combinations like Nerds with Moscato, dark chocolate with Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc with Reese's. Tastings are available at each taproom at $5 for two pairings.
IMT

The Post Brewing Company

Both Post locations will celebrate All Hallows' Eve. At the Lafayette taproom, the space will be transformed into a magical bar with a mummy-wrapping race, costume contest, themed bites, and a witches brew cocktail on Oct. 31. In Rosedale, guests can drink enough pumpkin beers and Post harvest punch to enter in the costume contests on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28.
Facebook

West End Tavern

The tavern's birthday coincides with Halloween, making its 30th hybrid bash a big one. The 1987-style celebration features late-eighties music and movies Friday, Oct. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 29. Drink and food specials, a throwback Boulder-based tap list, and costume prizes complete the weekend-long birthday.
West End Tavern

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