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Where to Celebrate Halloween 2019 Across Denver

Parties, diners, and other spooky fun

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Thanks to Halloween falling on a Thursday this year, there are plenty of costume contests to enter and cocktails to try the weekends before and after October 31.

On the Sunday before Halloween, adults can trick-or-treat for an afternoon and make pit stops at different breweries throughout RiNo. There are plenty of places to visit on Halloween, too, like Boney’s BBQ off the 16th Street Mall and Linger in LoHi, which are both hosting lively parties.

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A Southern Spooktacular takes over this sophisticated RiNo restaurant on Saturday, October 19. The festive event will combine a hog roast — with all the fixins — with a costume contest, a haunted side show, an oddities shop, games, and live music. Different tiers of tickets are available, including seperate all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink options that are $25 each or an indulgent package offering unlimited servings of both for $40. The event will last from 6 to 11 p.m.

Seasonal offering from Julep
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The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

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Denverites can celebrate Halloween at the Brown Palace, where the traditional afternoon tea will get a Halloween twist complete with seasonal centerpieces on each table and servers dressed costumes. Attendees will enjoy “witches tea,” champagne cocktails, and Halloween-themed petite fours. Seats start at $41 per person for the Halloween day event, which will last from noon to 4 p.m.

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The Brown Palace

54thirty Rooftop

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Denver’s highest rooftop will make a unique setting for this post-Halloween (Friday, November 1) costume party, which has been dubbed Nightmare on California Street. The cinematic celebration will include a costume contest (the first place prize is a free stay at Denver’s Le Méridien hotel) and specialty cocktails. House music duo FDVM will DJ the celebration. Tickets start at $25.

54Thirty
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Adult Trick or Treating

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Now in its third year, the popular adults-only event gives participants (costumes are encouraged but not required) a punch card to use for taster drinks at fourteen different RiNo bars. Tickets, which also include a free Halloween tote bag, can be purchased online or on the day of the event (Sunday, October 27) at the RiNo Art District Office from noon to 3 p.m.

DRiNk RiNo
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Kachina Cantina

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Halloween is followed by the traditional Mexican day of remembrance Día de Muertos. From October 31 through November 3, the LoDo restaurant is celebrating that tradition with an honorary ofrenda (offrendas are traditional alters made to honor the dead) and a special menu featuring posole, pork tamales, and churros.

 Día de Muertos menu
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Poka Lola Social Club

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The bar will host a Spooky Circus Night party on Saturday, October 26, featuring a DJ, cotton candy-topped cocktails, costume contests, and the chance for attendees to catch a glimpse of their future during a complimentary tarot card reading. Poka Lola recommends guests reserve their spots early for the 9 p.m. event.

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BOOnion Station

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Commuting will give way to celebration as a trick-or-treat parade will take over the transit hub on Thursday, October 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Parents and children can march throughout Union Station, get their faces painted, and compete for prizes in both individual and family costume categories.

Denver’s Union Station
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Whimsy Paint and Sip Art Studio - Denver

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Would-be-artists can spend their Halloween night painting and drinking during this painting event, which will include step-by-step instruction on how to paint a spooky scene (as well as access to a full bar).

Yelloween Dinner

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Halloween revelers can ditch the red Solo cups for champagne glasses at this intimate four-course Halloween night dinner. Each of the dishes, which include oysters and roasted quail, will be paired with a Veuve Clicquot champagne as lights cast spooky shadows upon the Victorian-inspired table. Tickets start at $150 per person.

EDGE Restaurant and Bar
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Spooky Cupcakes & Cider 

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This Tuesday, October 29, event will give Denverites a chance to indulge their sweet tooth and try four expertly-paired combinations of cupcakes from Mermaids Bakery and Stem Ciders. Pairings will include a pear cider with a pumpkin-spiced cupcake and the hibiscus session with a monster chocolate cupcake consisting of chocolate cake with a German coconut-pecan filling that has been topped with Swiss meringue butter cream. A flight of four ciders paired with four cupcakes is $20.

Halloween selections from Stem Ciders and Mermaids Bakery
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Highlands Masonic Lodge

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Attendees will salsa (and bachata) dance their Halloween night away night away before a communal potluck dinner. The event will begin with a short dance lesson. More details are on the event page; tickets start at $30.

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Boney's BBQ

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The beloved local barabecue spot hosts a “Nightmare on Champa” party on Halloween night that will celebrate the holiday with a live DJ, costume contest, and food and drink specials.

Boney’s BBQ
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There are few more atmospheric settings for a Halloween party than this lively restaurant, which is located in an old mortuary, This year, the NecRomantic: Halloween Soiree will take over the space on Halloween night with a DJ, tarot card readings, Day of the Dead-inspired face painting, and a costume contest. The all-inclusive $45 ticket also entitles attendees to two free drinks and appetizers.

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The dining room at Linger
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Blanchard Family Wines

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This LoDo winery is celebrating the end of the Halloween season at this LoDo winery by hosting the “Feast For Souls” dinner on Friday, November 1. Attendees are encouraged to dress in cocktail, Gothic, or Halloween attire to enjoy the five courses (there will be seared pork tenderloin and fall succotash) which will be paired with wines and cocktails from the winery. Artist Jane Hope will also be painting live during the dinner.

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Ace Monster Mash

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Uptown ping pot destination ACE will ring in Halloween with food and drinks specials, plus free ping pong for those in costume, from 4 to 11 p.m.

Peking duck, the Thursday night special, at Ace Eat Serve
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Julep

Seasonal offering from Julep
Julep via Facebook

A Southern Spooktacular takes over this sophisticated RiNo restaurant on Saturday, October 19. The festive event will combine a hog roast — with all the fixins — with a costume contest, a haunted side show, an oddities shop, games, and live music. Different tiers of tickets are available, including seperate all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink options that are $25 each or an indulgent package offering unlimited servings of both for $40. The event will last from 6 to 11 p.m.

Seasonal offering from Julep
Julep via Facebook

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

Afternoon tea
The Brown Palace

Denverites can celebrate Halloween at the Brown Palace, where the traditional afternoon tea will get a Halloween twist complete with seasonal centerpieces on each table and servers dressed costumes. Attendees will enjoy “witches tea,” champagne cocktails, and Halloween-themed petite fours. Seats start at $41 per person for the Halloween day event, which will last from noon to 4 p.m.

Afternoon tea
The Brown Palace

54thirty Rooftop

54Thirty
54Thirty via Facebook

Denver’s highest rooftop will make a unique setting for this post-Halloween (Friday, November 1) costume party, which has been dubbed Nightmare on California Street. The cinematic celebration will include a costume contest (the first place prize is a free stay at Denver’s Le Méridien hotel) and specialty cocktails. House music duo FDVM will DJ the celebration. Tickets start at $25.

54Thirty
54Thirty via Facebook

Adult Trick or Treating

DRiNk RiNo
DRiNk RiNo via Facebook

Now in its third year, the popular adults-only event gives participants (costumes are encouraged but not required) a punch card to use for taster drinks at fourteen different RiNo bars. Tickets, which also include a free Halloween tote bag, can be purchased online or on the day of the event (Sunday, October 27) at the RiNo Art District Office from noon to 3 p.m.

DRiNk RiNo
DRiNk RiNo via Facebook

Kachina Cantina

 Día de Muertos menu
Kachina/Facebook

Halloween is followed by the traditional Mexican day of remembrance Día de Muertos. From October 31 through November 3, the LoDo restaurant is celebrating that tradition with an honorary ofrenda (offrendas are traditional alters made to honor the dead) and a special menu featuring posole, pork tamales, and churros.

 Día de Muertos menu
Kachina/Facebook

Poka Lola Social Club

Poka Lola bar
Poka Lola/Facebook

The bar will host a Spooky Circus Night party on Saturday, October 26, featuring a DJ, cotton candy-topped cocktails, costume contests, and the chance for attendees to catch a glimpse of their future during a complimentary tarot card reading. Poka Lola recommends guests reserve their spots early for the 9 p.m. event.

Poka Lola bar
Poka Lola/Facebook

BOOnion Station

Denver’s Union Station
Denver’s Union Station/Facebook

Commuting will give way to celebration as a trick-or-treat parade will take over the transit hub on Thursday, October 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Parents and children can march throughout Union Station, get their faces painted, and compete for prizes in both individual and family costume categories.

Denver’s Union Station
Denver’s Union Station/Facebook

Whimsy Paint and Sip Art Studio - Denver

Would-be-artists can spend their Halloween night painting and drinking during this painting event, which will include step-by-step instruction on how to paint a spooky scene (as well as access to a full bar).

Yelloween Dinner

EDGE Restaurant and Bar
EDGE Restaurant/Facebook

Halloween revelers can ditch the red Solo cups for champagne glasses at this intimate four-course Halloween night dinner. Each of the dishes, which include oysters and roasted quail, will be paired with a Veuve Clicquot champagne as lights cast spooky shadows upon the Victorian-inspired table. Tickets start at $150 per person.

EDGE Restaurant and Bar
EDGE Restaurant/Facebook

Spooky Cupcakes & Cider 

Halloween selections from Stem Ciders and Mermaids Bakery
Stem Ciders/Facebook

This Tuesday, October 29, event will give Denverites a chance to indulge their sweet tooth and try four expertly-paired combinations of cupcakes from Mermaids Bakery and Stem Ciders. Pairings will include a pear cider with a pumpkin-spiced cupcake and the hibiscus session with a monster chocolate cupcake consisting of chocolate cake with a German coconut-pecan filling that has been topped with Swiss meringue butter cream. A flight of four ciders paired with four cupcakes is $20.

Halloween selections from Stem Ciders and Mermaids Bakery
Stem Ciders/Facebook

Highlands Masonic Lodge

Outside of Highlands Masonic Lodge
Highlands Masonic Lodge/Facebook

Attendees will salsa (and bachata) dance their Halloween night away night away before a communal potluck dinner. The event will begin with a short dance lesson. More details are on the event page; tickets start at $30.

Outside of Highlands Masonic Lodge
Highlands Masonic Lodge/Facebook

Boney's BBQ

Boney’s BBQ
Boney’s BBQ/Facebook

The beloved local barabecue spot hosts a “Nightmare on Champa” party on Halloween night that will celebrate the holiday with a live DJ, costume contest, and food and drink specials.

Boney’s BBQ
Boney’s BBQ/Facebook

Linger

A photo of the dining room at Linger
The dining room at Linger
Linger [Official]

There are few more atmospheric settings for a Halloween party than this lively restaurant, which is located in an old mortuary, This year, the NecRomantic: Halloween Soiree will take over the space on Halloween night with a DJ, tarot card readings, Day of the Dead-inspired face painting, and a costume contest. The all-inclusive $45 ticket also entitles attendees to two free drinks and appetizers.

A photo of the dining room at Linger
The dining room at Linger
Linger [Official]

Blanchard Family Wines

A close-up photo of a glass and bottle of white wine from Blanchard Family Wines Blanchard Family Wines [Official]

This LoDo winery is celebrating the end of the Halloween season at this LoDo winery by hosting the “Feast For Souls” dinner on Friday, November 1. Attendees are encouraged to dress in cocktail, Gothic, or Halloween attire to enjoy the five courses (there will be seared pork tenderloin and fall succotash) which will be paired with wines and cocktails from the winery. Artist Jane Hope will also be painting live during the dinner.