Do you go all out on Halloween or do you prefer keeping it casual. Whether you’re known to be jumping up and down in the crowd, decked in a Hallo-riffic outfit, or enjoying a meal and themed cocktails, there’s plenty in store this year. Halloween is the only time (besides the Hong Kong Sevens) where we get to dress up, let loose and step into a whole different personality in the name of alcohol and games. We’ve rounded up the best Halloween parties in Hong Kong, so it’s time to dress up, dine out and drink up!
Newly opened ICHU is already a favourite of ours! In partnership with Virgilio Martinez Véliz, the celebrated chef behind the award-winning restaurant Central in Lima, ICHU serves contemporary Peruvian cuisine in a relaxed, bistro-style setting. We hear Ichu’s terrace will be ready just in time for the Halloween weekend, so make your way to the Terraza at ICHU this October and take part in “The First Sacrifice”, promised to hold gruesome phenomenons and a fearsome feast! Expect: live fire performances, ritual sacrifice, special FX make-up artist for guests, free flow drinks, complimentary canapes and more. Book your tickets here – all tickets include Free-flow standard drinks from 10pm to 1am, and free-flow canapés from 10pm to 11pm!
When: Saturday, 27 October, from 10pm
Where: ICHU, 3/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central
How much: Early Bird tickets are $400; Standard tickets are $480; At The Door tickets are $550
Contact: Check out ICHU’s event page for more details
Looking for a disco with a Halloween twist? Head to Sai Ying Pun for Potato Head’s dark pop, wave and horror dance party inspired by ‘eerie soundtracks’. It will feature in-house bartender Tom Egerton’s zombie-fied cocktail creations, harrowing Italian soundtracks from the resident DJs, and a 2-hour free-flow package ($350). You can also get a table for a minimum spend of $4000 dollars. Check out the Facebook event here.
When: Saturday, 27 October, 10pm until late
Where: Potato Head, G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun
How much: $350 for 2 hours of free-flow, $4000 per table for the evening – get your tickets here.
Dress code: Vodoo & Tropical, ‘Disco nights with an eerie edge’
Contact: [email protected] for enquiries, [email protected]
Looking for something low key and laidback for Halloween? The Pawn’s Great Gatsby is hosting a special Halloween edition, featuring performances by AveNew. Head to the Botanical Bar on the first floor for a night of jazz, cocktails and free makeup! Entry is free. Check out the Facebook event here.
When: Wednesday, 31 October, 9pm – 11pm
Where: The Pawn 1/F Botanicals Bar, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai
How much: Free entry
Contact: 2866 3444, [email protected]
Spin the wheel of trick or tequila! Head to Brickhouse for a night of spinning tequila wheels, tequila shots, and lots of taco platter treats. If you rock up in costume anytime between the 26th to 31st of October, you can get your photo taken for a chance to win a $5,000 gift card to any Maximal Concepts venue (winner will be announced after the 31st).
When: Saturday, 27 October and Wednesday, 31 October, 6pm onwards
Where: Brickhouse, G/F, 20A D’Aguilar St, Central, 85 Hong Kong
Contact: 2810 0560, [email protected]
Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Halloween celebrations? Foxglove is hosting an evening of live jazz featuring Arnold Pineda and his band. Head to Central and enjoy the best jazz classics. Make sure to book a reservation. For a complete list of live music at Foxglove this month, check here.
When: Saturday, 27 October, 10:30pm onwards
Where: Foxglove, G/F, 18 Ice House Street / 6 Duddell Street, Central
How much: Minimum spending of $300 per person
Contact: 2116 8949, [email protected]
In the mood for a different kind of celebration? Upscale steakhouse Porterhouse will be decked out in blacks and golds for its night of Halloween-themed cuisine, featuring a rustic Autumn Halloween Buffet Dinner (by Executive Chef Angelo Vecchio), seasonal treats, and additional free-flow drinks packages. There are two time-slots for seatings so make sure to book a reservation here!
When: Saturday, 27 October, 5:30pm onwards
Where: Porterhouse, 7/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: $538+10% for the 5:30 to 8pm slot, $638+10% for the 8:30 to 11pm slot – make a reservation here.
Contact: 2522 6366, [email protected]
Angels and Devils are a classic Halloween combo. Duddell’s is fusing the divine and angelic with “plenty of debauchery”, paying its respects to sinful rebellion, celestial forms and the Catholic imagination. Think ‘2018 Met Gala’! Featuring beats by DJ Will Powers and champagne, this is an infamous party not to be missed.
When: Saturday, 27 October, 10pm until late
Where: Duddell’s, Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell St, Central
Dress code: Eveningwear and adornments welcome – think mitres, crosses, halos and angel wings
How much: $280 Advance, $380 On-the-door, all inclusive of one drink on arrival – get your ticket here.
Contact: 2525 9191, [email protected] for table bookings
Tai Kwun’s Behind Bars is the perfect Halloween venue! Its series of interlinked former prison cells will be decked out in spooky décor whilst DJs spin tunes over the weekend. The terrifyingly cool cells are the perfect photo opportunity, and there’s even a chance to win a magnum of Perrier-Jouët champagne for the best photograph on Instagram. Don’t forget to dress the part – orange is the new black!
When: Friday, 26 October, and Saturday, 27 October, 4pm until late
Where: Behind Bars, Shop 15-G/F, Tai Kwun – Centre of Heritage and Arts, 10 Hollywood Road, Central
Dress code: Prison Break
Contact: [email protected]
Mrs. Pound’s annual Halloween free-flow bash is back! Dress up in your best creepy chic and head to Sheung Wan for an evening of spooky burlesque, drinks, and more drinks. Hosted by Genie the Queenie, the Queen of Drag, get ready to unleash your inner burlesque queen and prepare for an evening of devilish debauchery. There are special prizes for the scariest, wittiest, and sexiest dressed.
When: Saturday, 27 October, 9pm to 1am
Where: Mrs. Pound, G/F, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan
How much: $450 per person (includes 4 hours of free-flow drinks) – get your ticket here
Contact: 3426 2949, [email protected]
Prefer to pay as you go? Head to Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour for an evening in the Haunted Asylum, free entry. Dr. Fern and his team of doctors will be serving spooky cocktails and test tube shots for any patient in need of a cure. There is also an exclusive Halloween shot available, so make sure to send an email for the code! Check out the Facebook event here.
When: Saturday, 27 October, 5pm onwards
Where: Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, Central
How much: Free entry!
Contact: 2111 9449, [email protected]
Back Bar is a hidden gem, you can access it through a side door located in an alleyway next to Ham and Sherry in Wan Chai. This October 31, it will be featuring straight-outta-coffin hip-hop tunes and gory-fied cocktails (including its Bloody Mary Syringes). Complimentary bar snacks will be served, and there’s a bottle of aged rum up for grabs for the scariest costume of the evening. Put on your gruesome best!
When: Wednesday, 31 October, 8pm until late
Where: Back Bar at Ham & Sherry, 1-7 Ship Street, Wan Chai
How much: $320 for free-flow (8pm to 11pm) – get your ticket here
Contact: 2555 0628, [email protected]
Feast on the dark side at Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, with a Buy-1-Get-1-free Champagne Rosé by glass and bottle special! Dress in your best costume and prepare for killer cocktails, cool beats, and daunting decorations that will make your skin crawl. Make sure to book a table ahead of time!
When: Wednesday, 31 October
Where: Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, Residence G, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact: 3565 6513, [email protected]
This Halloween, join Zuma for a night of beats and booze! Head to the Landmark for performances by DJ Adrien Callier from Zuma Dubai and Percussionist Benjy Saturday. Entrance tickets for Tokyo Nights include cocktails, free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, red and white wine, and more! Table reservations are available from 10:30pm.
When: Saturday, 27 October, 9:30pm onwards
Where: ZUMA Lounge & Bar, Shop 601-603, 6/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central
How much: $525 Early Bird, $580 Regular, $650 On-the-door – get your ticket here
Contact: 3657 6388, [email protected]
Join the dead at this ghostly Halloween costume party. Dead Not Alive is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year! Get down on the dance floor with an all-new line-up of talent, headlined by G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid from New York City and DJ King from Hong Kong’s C Allstar, and featuring a special performance by MC Han. Tickets (with one sponsored drink) are $300 for early bird, $500 for advance, and $600 on-the-door. VIP Table Packages start at $5000. Don’t forget, costumes are mandatory.
When: Saturday, 27 October, 8pm until late
Where: Secret location in Central, to be announced
How much: Ticket prices and packages vary, from $300 to $24000 – get more information and buy your tickets here.
Contact: [email protected]