The Bayou City turns itself into Boo Town as Halloween approaches. From spooky deals to haunted celebrations, there's a whole lot happening to make adults feel like kids ready to trick or treat.
Wednesday, October 30
Live Team Trivia at Pluckers Wing Bar
The traditional weekly trivia contest gets kicked up a notch tonight, with teams getting bonus points if they come in costume. Trivia starts at 7:30 pm and features 10 rounds of questions from categories sports, nerd, movie lines, movie quotes, name that tune, random, and more. Specials include $6.75 34-ounce Mother Pluckers Mugs of Miller Lite. Trivia happens at all Pluckers locations.
Thursday, October 31
Halloween Drink Menu at Ouisie's Table
Enjoy Halloween-inspired cocktails all day long, including selections such as the Vampire Bite, a potent mixture topped with whipped egg white and a blood-red dash of Chambord. There's also the Mr. Hyde Potion, an intricate cocktail of vodka, parfait amour liqueur, lavender syrup, and blackberry liqueur. Be warned: there will even be an occasional eye ball floating in wine glasses.
Ghost of the Spaghetti Warehouse at Warehouse 72
Those who've missed the iconic downtown Italian restaurant will delight in knowing it's being revived from the ashes and transported to the Katy Freeway for this three-day event, kicking off today from 11 am to 10 pm. Part of the festivities include a $35 three-course dinner featuring Spaghetti Warehouse's famous 15-layer lasagna, a choice of pumpkin cheesecake or bloody red velvet cake, and a glass of blood sucking Cabernet or a ghoulish green cocktail. Expect Warehouse 72 to transform itself into the beloved restaurant, complete with its ghosts. Guests are strongly encouraged to make reservations. Anyone who misses out on Halloween, fear not. The party rolls on through Nov. 2.
Halloween Happy Hour at a'Bouzy
This champagne-fueled River Oaks spot will celebrate the holiday with some spooky food and drink specials. Get bar bites like "Scary Ceviche," Witches Pot Fondue, Satan's Eggs, and Bloody Pumpkin Risotto ($5-6) paired with select wine and cocktails priced between $3 and $6. Call 713-722-6899 for reservations, 3 pm to close.
Halloween Candy and Wine Pairing at Fleming's Steakhouse
From 5 to 7 pm, the Woodlands location offers this fun pairing, which includes combinations such as licorice and rosé, Candy Corn and Moscato, peanut butter cups and Pinot Noir and more. There will also be passed appetizers such as filet flatbread, prime meatballs, filet and chicken skewers, and others. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling 281-362-0103.
Hallowine at Bistro Provence
In France, Halloween is La Nuit des Fantomes (Night of the Phantoms). This Memorial bistro won't have any of those, but they're offering a special three-course a la carte menu with the option of having a glass of paired, discounted wine with each course. On the menu are options like an appetizer of mixed greens with pumpkin deviled eggs where the egg yolks will be mixed with pumpkin mash for $10, which can be paired with a glass of Domaine la Mongestine Rosé for another eight bucks; and a Jack-O-Lanturn-shaped chicken pot pie ($20) that guests can pair with a glass of Domaine Rouge-Bleu Mistral for a total of $32.
TQLA and Tacos at Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
Both the Woodway and Eldridge locations offer this special deal today, featuring an assortment of six petite tacos and a specialty flight of three fine tequilas for $22.99. Two Mexican tacos, two Tex-Mex tacos, and two of Sylvia’s signature tacos are on offer, along with a half-ounce each of the tequilas. The special is available only during dinner service.
Houston Boo Bank's First Annual Trick or Treat Night
Those who want to celebrate the holiday with giving back to the Houston community should check out this volunteer night and party at the Houston Food Bank. From 6 to 9 pm, join like-minded helpers and revelers to assist in all manner of Houston Food Bank needs, followed by a costume contest, candy, and a haunted house experience hosted by the Food Bank's Keegan Kitchen Staff. Sign up online, or contact Eunice Banks via email or by calling 832-369-9250.
Whiskey and Witchcraft Party at Bosscat Kitchen and Libations
This private bash to benefit the Hermann Park Conservancy starts at 8 pm and features treats, costumes, a DJ, and more. Prizes will be awarded for best couples costume, scariest costume, and the funniest costume. Tickets are $35 per person, with $10 benefiting the Conservancy. Tickets include entry to the private party, one cocktail, and bites.
Return to the Emerald City $5,000 Costume Contest at Pour Behavior
This Halloween party has it all: a Top 40-DJ spinning tunes, three different themed areas, food and drink, and, oh, yeah, that $5K prize. The revelry runs from 9 pm to 2 am and tickets start at $20. There are also a host of VIP options, including one for $450 that comes with a bottle of premium liquor, high-top table seating for up to six guests, four general admission tickets and four mixers, excluding Red Bull and water. Buy tickets online.
Saturday, November 2
Spooky Halloween at Miss Carousel
The EaDo newcomer hosts its first Halloween party, complete with cocktails, 8th Wonder beer specials, snacks, and a DJ. Reservations are a must and costumes are strongly encouraged. Call 832-582-7330 to reserve a table. The revelry kicks off at 8 pm.