Well, that may be true for some, but for Sassy Girls in the 852, Halloween is the real time to party! So to help you have the most frightfully fun time, we’ve rounded up some of the best spooky events HK has on offer. Whether you take your pooch trick or tricking, or take yourself out for cocktails, this Day of the Dead is sure to be one to remember!
This Halloween, Wan Chai’s elaborate cocktail bar is offering up a week of nightly performances, bringing us a whole new concept of escapism! The Freak Show of O promises “to take you on a dream to hell… where your nightmares and fantasies collide”. Advance table reservations are required, so make sure to book ahead and choose from the drinks packages available to avoid disappointment (if you think you’re brave enough!).
When: Monday, 24 October – Monday, 31 October
Where: Ophelia, Shop No. 39A, 1/F, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Details here.
Tucked away in a hidden alley off Wyndham Street, Stockton’s “Opulent Affair” is the coolest spot to spend this year’s Halloween sipping cocktails in style. Be sure to get your glad rags on, girls – the best dressed wins a bar credit of $5k!
When: Saturday, 29 October, 7-11pm
Where: Stockton, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $420 per person for the free flow package. Tickets available here.
Read more: Stockton – Your Secret New Cocktail Spot in Central
Home to some of Sassy’s favourite Mexican food, Brickhouse never disappoints when it comes to celebrating Dia de los Muertos. Reviving their theme from last year, come as your favourite dead celebrity and dance to beats from DJ TSIO, whilst enjoying complimentary tacos and their special Devil Dead Cocktail (with tequila, sherry, spiced Carrot and Honey, it’s sure to be killer!).
When: Saturday, 29 October, 7pm-11pm
Where: Brickhouse, G/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $580 per person for the free flow package, which includes beer, house mixers and a special Halloween Cocktail. Tickets available here.
Expect the unexpected at this annual, ever-eccentric masked ball. Turn labels on their heads, grab your mask and transform yourselves for an evening which is sure to be full of surprises!
When: Saturday, 29 October, 9pm – 2am
Where: Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street
How much: $250 – includes welcome drink! Tickets available here.
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Not a carnival for the faint hearted, Lily & Bloom’s Halloween CarnEVIL promises to get scary! The popular LKF haunt is urging us to get dressed up and party the night away with them this Halloween – and with a $3k bar tab + a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin going to the best dressed – we might do just that!
When: Saturday, 29 October, 10pm-2am
Where: Lily & Bloom, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $350 (advance), $400 (on the door) for open bar 10pm-1am – call 2810 6166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
If you’re not one to dance the night away, but are more than happy eating the afternoon away, the Halloween Southside Market Long Lunch at The Butchers Club may be the one for you! The Brothers Grimm-style, fairytale Halloween “boo-nanza” is perfect for foodies. Offering up all you can eat and drink packages (as well as a pumpkin carving competition!), this is not one to be missed.
When: Sunday, 30 October, 12-4pm
Where: The Butchers Club, 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $250 per person for all-you-can-eat food package (add-on a free-flow bubbly/wine/beer drinks package for $200 online, $250 at the door!). Tickets available here!
Can’t bear to leave your furry friend at home on the scariest day of the year? LAP (the Lifelong Animal Protection Charity), may just have your prayers answered, with their Monster Madness Halloween Party! They have organised an afternoon filled with doggy trick-or-treating, doggy costume competitions AND doggy paw printing, so grab your pooch and head down to Stanley to try out for best in show!
When: Sunday, 30 October, 4pm-8pm
Where: Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
How much: $280 / $350 at the door (Doggy Costume Contest enrolment: $20 per dog!). Tickets here!
Read more: A Dog’s Guide to Hong Kong
Ahoy! Entertaining Asia is hosting another epic Halloween party this year, set at Armani Prive. ‘ShipWrecked‘ will be hosted away from the crowds of LKF and this sophisticated spot is definitely the place to ‘see and be seen’ when celebrating Halloween. Don your best pirate get-up and roam two floors of this ‘haunted ship’ – we’re excited to sip on a few drinks upstairs on the al fresco deck! Expect mysterious sea-creatures, crazy captains and cursed sailors, great tunes from DJs and more. Aaaaargggghh!
When: Saturday, 29 October, 10pm-3am
Where: Armani/Prive, 2/F & terrace, Landmark Chater (Chater House), 8 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $450 (advance, including two drinks), $550 on the door. Tickets available here.
Our fave tiki lounge has teamed up with FuFu to host yet another night of awesome beats, delicious drinks and tropical vibes… this time with a voodoo twist! Black Magic at Mahalo will have only the best tunes spinning from DJ FuFu, Kez YM and La Mamie, with a special spooky cocktail list for you to choose from too. Bring on the Black Magic Rum Cocktails!
When: Saturday, 29 October, 8pm-4am
Where: Mahalo Tiki Lounge, 29/F, QRE, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $250 (advance, including one drink), $300 on the door. Tickets available here.
Read more: Pololi Lunch at Mahalo Tiki Lounge: A Tropical Getaway in Wan Chai
KEE Club, the classiest club in town, is hosting a pop-up Viennese Ball to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve! Dress up in your best red, black and white and head to the harbour front for an evening of utter extravagance. Think complimentary canapés, endless champagne, fantastic DJs, live performers and hair and makeup artists.
When: Saturday, 29 October, 9pm-late
Where: Watermark, Central Pier 7, Star Ferry, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250 (advance), $300 at the door including one glass of MUMM Champagne; or $600 for two hours champagne open bar (9-11pm). Tickets available here.