Austin’s Unearthly Guide to Halloween 2023: Revelry, Frights, and Spirits
Austin transforms every October, casting a bewitching spell over the city with a plethora of Halloween festivities. While Halloween itself falls on a Tuesday this year, there’s no shortage of events to attend leading up to the most spirited day of the year. Here’s your comprehensive guide to the best Halloween events that Austin has to offer this season.
Events All Month Long
Pioneering Halloween at Pioneer Farms
Embark on a pumpkin-lit journey through historic Pioneer Farms, with daily activities, performances, and food. Entry is timed, and ticket prices vary.
Location: 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, near Woodcliff
Downtown Potions and Parties at Congress Bar Higher Ground
Reviving its seven deadly sins-themed cocktail menu, this Downtown bar introduces you to tantalizing mixtures like Greed and Envy. Save the date for their extraordinary drag party and costume contest on October 26, and don’t miss the dollar oysters on Halloween itself.
Location: 720 Congress Avenue, Downtown
Meanwhile Brewing: A Haven for Halloween Enthusiasts
Their Halloween gala kicks off with a charitable puppy costume contest on October 25. Keep the fright night going with a silent horror film screening on October 27. The grand finale is a sensational Halloween drag show on October 28.
Location: 3901 Promontory Point Drive, McKinney
Diner Bar’s Spooktacular Cocktails
Elevate your Halloween with exquisite drinks like the Jack-o-Lantern Flip or the Dracula’s Fang.
Location: 500 San Jacinto Boulevard, Downtown
Seasonal Sips at Electric Shuffle
Experience autumn in a glass with their pumpkin spice espresso martinis and blood orange margaritas. Mark your calendars for a Halloween drag brunch on October 29.
Location: 91 Red River Street, Suite 102, Downtown
Antonelli’s: Cheese and Frights
Savor Halloween-themed boards, including candy and cheese pairings and pun-laden Char-boo-terie meat and cheese boards.
Location: 4220 Duval Street, Hyde Park
A Sugar Rush at Walton’s
Tempt your palate with Halloween sweets including macarons and cupcakes.
Location: 609 West Sixth Street, Downtown
Sibling Bars’ Haunted Concoctions
Indulge in vanilla pumpkin espresso martinis or Witches Brew at multiple locations of Revelry on the Boulevard, Corner Bar, and Revelry Kitchen and Bar.
October 26 – Haunting at Hotel the Moxy
From tequila tastings to Scream marathons, this Halloween party is a can’t-miss affair.
Location: 2552 Guadalupe Street, West Campus
October 27-31: Ego’s Costume Contests
Three days of midnight costume contests with fabulous prizes await you.
Location: 510 South Congress Avenue, Bouldin Creek
October 28 – St. Elmo Brewing’s Day and Night Revelry
A family-friendly trick-or-treat event by day and an adults-only costume contest by night, St. Elmo Brewing offers a Halloween celebration for all ages.
Location: 440 East Saint Elmo Road, East Congress
October 29 – Tea with a Twist at the Driskill
The Driskill hosts A Truly Terrible Tea, featuring villainous performances, themed pastries, and trivia.
Location: 604 Brazos Street, Downtown
October 31 – Skinny’s Off-Track Puppy Costume Contest
Even your four-legged friends can partake in the Halloween festivities.
Location: 1806 East 12th Street, Central East Austin
October 31 – Surrealist Ball at Devil May Care
Step into a world of wonder at Devil May Care’s Surrealist Ball, featuring an elegant black-tie dress code, lavish cocktails, and delightful bites.
Location: 500 West Sixth Street, Suite 100, Downtown
Austin’s Halloween scene offers something for everyone, from pet-friendly events to lavish soirées. So, don your costumes, enjoy spellbinding cocktails, and revel in the spirited festivities leading up to October 31st. Whether you prefer a classy evening or a raucous party, this guide ensures you won’t miss the best of Austin’s Halloween revelry.