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Where to Celebrate Halloween in Philadelphia

Eat, drink, and dress up in Philly this spooky season

Shane Confectionery’s Tales from the Candy Crypt
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Philly’s bars and restaurants are stepping up their Halloween game with themed events, blowout parties, and family-friendly fun leading up to All Hallows’ Eve and on the spooky day itself.

Witch Craft Beer Crawl on East Passyunk Avenue

The bars and restaurants of East Passyunk Avenue are hosting a beer crawl on October 25. Tickets ($6.66) get bar-hopping witches and warlocks craft brews for $4 at 17 spots, including Birra, Bing Bing Dim Sum, ITV, and POPE, plus a witch hat to wear. Look for food specials, too.
October 25

Consumed: Tales from the Candy Crypt at Shane Confectionery

Is there anything better than spooky tales and candy to celebrate Halloween? Shane Confectionary combines the two with a tour that take visitors through America’s oldest continuously operated confectionery to learn about tormented villains and magical candy cures, all while sampling themed sweets including a dark and stormy bon bon, drinking chocolate, and an edible protective amulet. It’s $25.
October 27 and 28

Yokai Family Weekend

For family-friendly fun with an international spin, Fairmount Park’s Shofuso Japanese House hosts a weekend-long celebration of Japan’s monsters, ghosts, and mythology. Food truck Dump-N-Roll will be there with classic and modern twists on dumplings and egg rolls.
October 27-29

Halloween at Morgan’s Pier
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Open Bar Halloween Bash at Morgan’s Pier

Those looking for a party the Saturday before Halloween should head to Morgan’s Pier for its open bar costume party hosted by Brittany Lynn, “The Don” of Philly’s Drag Mafia. It’s all-you-can-drink for $40 (or $50 at the door).
October 28

Attack of Gogozilla Halloween Dance Party at Trestle Inn

Trestle Inn is always up to something fun and Halloween is no exception. Its party the Saturday before Halloween features a screening of King Kong vs. Godzilla, disco tunes on vinyl, a free King Kong Cocktail, and of course, go-go dancers. It’s $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
October 28

Skaraoke at Rooster Soup Co.

Rooster Soup’s monthly late night breakfast karaoke event gets a Halloween twist with this “Skaraoke” costume party. Philly’s favorite karaoke leader, Sara Sherr, will be there, along with Big Gay Ice Cream making ice cream waffles and boozy milkshakes.
October 28

East Passyunk Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday
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East Passyunk Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday

This family-friendly event takes over East Passyunk Avenue with Halloween activities for the kids, a costume contest, trick-or-treating at neighborhood shops, and fall-themed food. Chhaya Café will have a Thanksgiving waffle, P'unk Burger is making pumpkin speculoos cookie butter milkshakes, and Fuel has a Thanksgiving panini planned.
October 28

PumpkinFest on South Street

South Street Headhouse District is throwing its annual family-friendly Halloween festival with contests galore, including a jack-o’-lantern contest, a pumpkin pie eating contest, costume contests, wagon rides, a hay bale maze, and trick-or-treating at neighborhood stores. Bring gently used winter coats and shoes to donate to the Broad Street Ministry. The night before (October 27), the neighborhood organization is screening three movies outside at Headhouse Square: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Young Frankenstein, and Night of the Living Dead.
October 28

Chocolate Week at the Tropicana

Atlantic City’s Tropicana is serving up seven days of chocolate the week before Halloween. The casino-hotel’s restaurants have specials featuring the sweet stuff and its bars are shaking up chocolate cocktails, like the $5 Yoohoo Shooter at Boogie Nights.
Through October 28

Meat & Mischief Night at Manatawny Still Works

Stay safe on Mischief Night at Manatawny Still Works’ new bottle shop and tasting room with a special visit from Ari Miller of 1732 Meats. He’s bringing a selection of his charcuterie to pair with Manatawny’s spirits.
October 30

Hearts, Snails, Worms, and Scorpions at El Rey

El Rey is celebrating Halloween and Day of the Dead with a menu of scorpion tacos, beef tongue veracruzana, blood sausage with squid, worm chilapitas, and other themed dishes, available from Mischief Night through Saturday.
October 30-November 4

Cider at Kensington Quarters
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Night of the Living Cider at Kensington Quarters

On Halloween night, Kensington Quarters general manager Tim Kweeder and Amy Hartranft of Prohibition Taproom join forces for a cider party. They’ll have ciders and small plates from several chefs and restaurants, including KQ’s Damon Menapace, Ari Miller (Food Underground/Watkins Drinkery), Nich Bazik (The Good King Tavern), Sam Jacobson (Stargazy), Mike O' Lone (Vernick Food and Drink), Pelago, and Kyle McCormick (ITV). It’s pay-as-you-go and the party goes until midnight.
October 31

Dinner with Dracula at XIX

Fun fact: Bram Stoker wrote some of the original notes for the novel Dracula on Bellevue Stratford (now the Hyatt at The Bellevue) stationary. The hotel’s restaurant, XIX, is having fun with this legacy on Halloween with a three-course dinner and screening of the original 1931 film. Dinner is on-theme too, featuring Skull Island prawns, a “bleeding” white chocolate mousse, and candy corn–infused vodka. It’s $65 per person.
October 31

Frankford Hall-oween at Frankford Hall

Bitburger Brewery will be hand at Frankford Hall’s Halloween costume party, pouring liter drafts for $10. A local DJ will spin all night and the best costumes win Starr Restaurants gift cards.
October 31

Halloween Happy Hour at Bar Amis

Dogs are invited to Bar Amis at the Navy Yard for a Halloween happy hour with Dogfish Head beers on special, $2 chorizo corn dogs, $2 chicken cutlet sliders, and five for $5 honey garlic wings. For cocktails, the bar is doing a whiskey-based Graveyard Smash. There will be a costume contest for the pups (enter by donating to the Pennsylvania SPCA, which will be onsite) and games.
October 31

Halloween at McGillin’s

The bar that celebrates every holiday with themed drinks and fun has “Scaraoke” (costumed karaoke with prizes) planned for Halloween. McGillin’s will be serving pumpkin-spiked hot chocolate, pumpkin martinis, and something called a Pumpkin Bomb. Get in the spirit: It’s rumored that the ghost of Ma McGillin shows up to check on her bar from time to time.
October 31

The Addams Family and The Munsters at Walnut Street Café

The new Walnut Street Café will throw it back to classic television days on Halloween with the staff dressing up as characters from The Addams Family and The Munsters. The Addams Family movie will be playing on the mezzanine and diners are encouraged dress for the theme to win a $150 gift certificate.
October 31

Rooster Soup Company

1526 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 454-6939

Morgan's Pier

221 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, , PA 19123 (215) 279-7134 Visit Website

Manatawny Still Works Craft Spirits Shop and Tasting Room

1603 East Passyunk Avenue, , PA 19148 (267) 687-8772 Visit Website

XIX

200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 790-1919 Visit Website

McGillin's Olde Ale House

1310 Drury Street, , PA 19107 (215) 735-5562 Visit Website

Kensington Quarters

1310 Frankford Avenue, , PA 19125 (267) 314-5086 Visit Website

Shane Confectionery

110 Market Street, , PA 19106 (215) 922-1048 Visit Website

Frankford Hall

1210 Frankford Avenue, , PA 19125 (215) 634-3338 Visit Website

The Trestle Inn

339 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (267) 239-0290 Visit Website

Walnut Street Cafe

2929 Walnut Street, , PA 19104 (215) 867-8067 Visit Website

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