Boo! Halloween Costume Parties & Spooky Specials Around Boston

    Get your ghoulish groove on around Boston during this Hallo-weekend. Here are some hot, haunted happenings around town to help you celebrate.

    Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar
    381 Summer Street, Somerville
    Stop by, now through Halloween, for a limited edition of their boozy milkshakes, called the Trick or Treat. This malted milk chocolate and caramel crunch milkshake is made with Evan Williams Bourbon and comes with crushed candy on top ($11). It can also be made alcohol-free for kids to enjoy. Rosebud is open Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 11pm for dinner, Friday from 11:30am to 5pm for lunch, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm for brunch. For more information, please visit or call 617- 629-9500.

    The Palm Boston
    One International Place, Boston
    Lead Bartender Julie Re is brewing a special spooky concoction in honor of Halloween. The Jim Beam White Ghost is made with Stoli Vanil Vodka, Frangelico and White Crème de Cacao, and served in a chilled martini glass. For more information, please visit or call 617-867-9292 to make a reservation.

    Friday, October 28th
    MJ O’Connor’s Waterfront
    425 Summer Street, Boston
    Lay a tasty base down to prepare for the candy and cocktails that come with Halloweekend. Join MJ’s Waterfront for their Halloween on the Harbor party and swing by early to enjoy their $7 bar menu, which includes chicken fried bacon with spicy maple syrup and shrimp & noodles, available Monday through Friday from 4 to 7pm. For more information, visit

    Saturday, October 29th
    222 Berkeley Street, Boston
    Dress up for a great cause and take a trip down the rabbit hole. Tico and the Slater Foundation will be hosting its annual Halloween for Hope to benefit the Ellie Fund and those affected by breast cancer. The Alice in Wonderland –themed party will include a cocktail hour, a DJ, dancing, passed bites, a dessert bar, airbrush tattoos, and a costume contest with cash prizes. Tickets ($65) include three complimentary beverage tickets for Tito’s cocktails, and select beers & wines courtesy of United Liquors, and are available until the night of the event. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Ellie Fund. Tickets can be purchased at


    Ned Devine’s
    1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston
    This Irish Pub is throwing a spooky Halloween celebration, starting at 9pm, with live music from Burnt Sienna. Guests are encouraged to get creative with costumes for their chance to win a $500 cash prize. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

    The Green Briar
    304 Washington Street, Brighton
    As Oingo Boingo said, “it’s a dead man’s party. Who could ask for more?” Don some ghoulish garb and dance the night away to the sounds of Cover Me Badd at this Halloween party, beginning at 9pm. The best costume could will win a $300 prize. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy one The Green Briar’s specialty pizzas before the festivities. For more details and to purchase tickets visit

    The Harp
    85 Causeway Street, Boston
    Join the JJ Rupp Band at this spooktacular Halloween party, where the guest with the best costume will walk away with $500. The Harp will also serve their late night menu until 1am. For more information, visit

    Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar
    412 West Broadway, South Boston
    Loco is throwing a far out 70’s-themed party, beginning at 8:00PM. The taco joint invites guests to boogie down with groovy beats and the best of today’s hits from DJ Ryan Brown from 10pm to 1am. Admission to 70’s-themed event will be free and 21+ only. For more information, please visit or call 617.917.5626.

    CHOPPS American Bar & Grill
    One Burlington Mall Road, Burlington
    Crimp your hair and bust out those Madonna gloves for this ‘80s themed Halloween costume party in partnership with The 33 Foundation. DJ Doze will be playing rad music all night. The Burlington Marriott Boston Hotel is also offering a discounted overnight stay and breakfast for party goers for just $129/night. Proceeds from tickets sales will go to The 33 Foundation, a community of beneficiaries and donors that are passionate about helping those living with and recovering from spinal cord injury. To register for the ‘80s themed Halloween party, please contribute a donation of $33 or more to The 33 Foundation at Donations/admission will also be available at the door. For more information, please visit or call 781.221.6643 to make a reservation.

    Sunday, October 30th
    Parsnip’s Spooky Halloween Brunch
    91 Winthrop Street, Cambridge
    Enjoy some tricks and treats at Parsnip’s Spooky Halloween brunch. This family friendly event will feature mini pumpkin decorating, hot chocolate, mulled cider, and scary cookies to enjoy. The guest with the best costume will win a $50 gift certificate for brunch. Parsnip is open for dinner Tuesday to Thursday from 5:30 to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 10:30pm. The lounge is open Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 12am. For more information, please contact (617) 714-3206 or visit

    District Howl at District Hall
    75 Northern Avenue, Boston
    Celebrate the creepy holiday in the Seaport District at the Halloween Bash, beginning at 9pm. There will be live music from Never in Vegas, tricks and treats, and a $300 cash prize for best costume! Tickets ($10) for this 21+ event are available

    BOOnanza at MJ O’Connor’s Park Plaza
    27 Columbus Avenue, Boston
    This modern Irish pub is hosting their BOOnanza celebration, where guests are encouraged to dress up, dance, and enjoy the spectacular offerings of the MJ’s Park Plaza menu. Stop by from 4 to 7pm for some pre-party bar bites for $6. For more details, visit

    50 Northern Avenue, Boston
    Share an array of meze dishes and sip creepy cocktails from beverage director Peter Szigeti at this special Halloween brunch, on Sunday, October 30th. DJ Ryan Brown will spin from 12 to 5pm. Brunch will be served from 11am to 2:30pm. For more information, please visit or call 617-737-5051 to make a reservation.

    Monday, October 31st
    Canary Square
    435 S. Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain
    Canary Square is celebrating All Hallows Eve with family-friendly festivities. They will show Halloween movies on the TV screens and offer a special viewing of Hocus Pocus, with audio, at 9pm. Halloween candy will also be passed around for guests. Dress up and join in the fun.

    69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston
    Tapestry will host a very Jekyll and Hyde Halloween party on the 31st. Tapestry invites guests to “be good “ during dinner service on their heated patio from 5:30 to 10pm and then “bad” as the lights go down and music rises up from 11pm to 1am with specialty Halloween cocktails and a costume contest.


    Wink & Nod
    3 Appleton Street, Boston
    Arrrg! Guests are invited to suit up in their finest pirate garb and board Wink & Nod on Monday, October 31st from 9pm to 1am. This pirate-themed party is sponsored by Privateer Rum and corporate beverage director Michael Boughton will shake things up with a special Trade Winds cocktail featuring Privateer Silver Rum, guava-ginger soda, coconut water and caramelized peaches served draft style. There is no cover charge for this event and all attendees must be 21+. Guests must RSVP for this event via EventBrite as space is limited. For more information, please visit or call 617-482-0117.

    Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant
    425 West Broadway, South Boston
    Bar director Kevin Mabry will be concocting spooky Halloween-inspired spirits amidst festive decorations. Stop by to taste one of his tricky treats. Call 617-765-8636 or visit for more information or to make a reservation.

    Tuesday, November 1st
    Dia de los Muertos Karaoke at The Painted Burro
    219 Elm Street, Somerville
    Celebrate Dia de los Meurtos with Tuesday Karaoke. The Day of the Dead festivities will run until November 2nd. For more information, visit


    Kerry Stanton
    Kerry Stanton is a recipe writer, culinary instructor, and restaurant consultant. She writes for Dirty Water Media and the Boston Herald. “I will not settle for anything less than exceptional food at every meal. This doesn’t mean that I demand excessive extravagance or prized ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner - I just want well-cooked, properly seasoned food, presented beautifully. I think we all deserve this much.”




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