Halloween Dining Destinations


Spooky season is here, and for those looking to celebrate with specialty dishes and drinks or fun-filled Halloween gatherings, here are some great options:

Gaslamp’s barleymash is celebrating the spookiest holiday of the year by transforming into Haunted Homecoming at barley High. On Saturday, October 28th and Tuesday, October 31st, sip on specialty cocktails like Scream Queen, made with Teremana Resposado, lime, melon, and agave, or What's in the Punch?, comprised of Teremana Blanco, punch simple, and lemon. Also available is Eye Candy Shot, Jaeger, malibu, and pineapple, and I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, created with Jaeger cold brew, black pumpkin spice cream, and cold brew coffee. 600 Fifth Avenue

Barrio Star, a modern Mexican soul food spot found in Banker’s Hill, is feeling festive all throughout October with their monthly specials. Stop in to try the Bloody Orange Margarita, with a black lava salt rim and a blood orange garnish, and pair alongside their Dark Chocolate Chicken Mole taco, with shredded chicken marinated in a house Mole sauce, topped with pickled carrots and onions, sesame seeds and sour cream, served in a purple corn tortilla. 2706 5th Avenue

Miss B’s Coconut Club is gearing up for Miss B’s Halloween Paint Nights! Grab your friends and prepare to embark on a guided artists’ journey, walking you through a Halloween-themed painting step by step. Slated for Sunday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m., tickets are $35 and include any supplies you need to help your inner artist shine through. Costumes are encouraged! Sip on $7 glasses of wine and enjoy shareable Miss B’s favorites like Plantain Coconut Shrimp, Fish + Chips, and Jerk Chicken Plates. The ultimate opportunity for dog parents to show off their dog’s Halloween costume has finally arrived. Halloween night starting at 5:00 PM Miss B’s Coconut Club invites you and your furry friend to participate in their dog costume competition for a prize of $100 to Miss B’s Coconut Club and a T-shirt or in their best couple costume (dog + owner) for a prize of $300 to Miss B’s Coconut Club. During the event $7 mojitos and daiquiris will be available as well as food specials and swag bags for dogs. 3704 Mission Boulevard

Clairemont’s staple patisserie, Arely’s French Bakery is hard at work this October ensuring those who love goblins and ghouls and those who indulge in pumpkin spice and everything nice get a little something special. Their horrifying treats include Witch, Ghost, Spider, and Zombie cupcakes as well as Skeleton, Pumpkin, Ghost, and Bat gingerbread and shortbread cookies. As the first official flavored croissant of Arely’s monthly rotating special we introduce to you, a Pumpkin Spice Croissant, their buttery and flaky family croissant recipe stuffed with a cream pumpkin spice filling. 4961 Clairemont Drive #A

Breakfast Republic, specializes in unique and quirky interpretations of breakfast classics. They have released their fall specials which are available during October at Breakfast Republic Mission Valley! Indulge in a Black Magic Margarita, a take on the classic margarita accessorized with a black sand sugar rim, Pumpkin Spice White Russian, a delicious marriage of Kahlua, vodka, pumpkin spice liquor, with a cinnamon sugar rim and whipped cream, or the Witches Brew Mimosa, a kiwi purée mimosa with a black sand sugar rim. Multiple locations

Mavericks Beach Club is starting the Halloween festivities on Wednesday, October 25th with a PAW-loween event, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Furry friends and their humans can look forward to an adopt-a-thon and Doggy Halloween costume contest! Halloween Pro Wrestling will take place on Friday, October 27th from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the side lot at Mavericks. Saturday, October 28th is the big celebration from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Mavericks’ all-day party Dead Man’s Beach themed party will include themed bar, drinks, multiple DJs, contortionists, circus performers, live entertainment, and so much more. 860 Garnet Avenue

Chula Vista’s NOVO Brazil Brewing Company is holding its annual Halloween celebration on Friday, October 27 from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. at its Lane Avenue headquarters and brewery. The family-friendly event is free to attend and features music from Rising Star Band and DJ Effren Villan. Games and a bouncy castle will be on hand for the kids, and food will be on sale from famed Tijuana eatery Tortas WashMobile by Chef Pedro Fuentes. A special, limited-edition Halloween beer from NOVO will also be available for purchase. 901 Lane Avenue

Second Chance Beer Company, the “Seize a Pint, Save a Pup” brewery in Carmel Mountain, is hosting its 4th-Annual Murder Mystery Beer Pairing Dinner on Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here, and note the previous three installments sold out. The price includes four beer tastings, a three-course meal from Chef Joann Customized Catering, and, of course, the interactive murder mystery game. This year’s game is 80s themed, and Barbie and Ken are characters written into the story. Players will be given details of their character prior to the event to prepare accordingly, and it is up to the character to determine how to solve the murder. As always, Second Chance donates a portion of event sales to San Diego dog rescues The Animal Pad and Second Chance Dog Rescue. 15378 Avenue of Science

Five North Park breweries are hosting the 2nd-Annual North Park Halloween Pup Crawl on Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dress up your pups and makes stops at Barley & Sword Brewing Company, Black Plague Brewing, Pure Project, Second Chance Beer Company, and The Original 40 Brewing Company while drinking all the best fall seasonal beers. Puppy Picnic Co. will be on hand at Second Chance for photo ops for purchase. Various locations

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