Who doesn't love Halloween? It’s the perfect excuse to dress up and eat lots of candy without being judged, right? Well, maybe not so much. But, hey – what if you aren't feeling going to that “family” party again, or walking down Lincoln Road for the fifteenth time. Are you in the mood for something different and more exciting?
Check out this list I have put together of the coolest parties and spots you should check out for Halloween!
1906 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Recognized for their over-the-top and illustrious Halloween events, Bâoli Miami presents Hitchcocked, where the spirit of famed director Alfred Hitchcock is taking over Bâoli’s famous My Boyfriend Is Out of Town party for a spine-chilling Halloween edition on Wednesday, October 28 from 7p.m. – 4a.m. Tickets for the event are on salefor $80. Guests who wish to arrive early for dinner require advanced reservations. Bâoli’s one-of-a-kind culinary program will allow diners to choose from a la carte signature options or feast on uniquely prepared dishes created exclusively for an evening of vintage Hollywood horror. Guests are asked to mirror fashion from the iconic stars of the ‘50s.
1677 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
The National is throwing a #SoBeWitched Halloween party on October 31st. From 9p.m. until 12a.m. they will be running a costume contest where finalists will be selected by the hotel staff. Finalists will have a catwalk dance off and the crowd will vote for the winner! Each winner will receive: 1 night stay at the National Hotel (Blackout Dates apply) for up to 4 guests, 1 day of Cabana at the National Hotel’s historic 205 foot pool for up to 4 guests with one bottle, and free VIP entrance for 4 people to SET or Mansion nightclub. Runner up of costume contest will receive: $100 Gift Certificate to use at the National Hotel food and beverage outlets as follows: pool pass with drinks and Lunch for Two at Aqua Club, or dinner for two at Tamara’s Bistro, or tapas and 4 Drinks at Blues Bar. *MUST BE 21+ OF AGE TO WIN.
The Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort
16701 Collins Ave. | Sunny Isles Beach, FL
The Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort has partnered with the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), a non-profit dedicated to support and education about breast cancer in younger women, to host its sixth annual “Think Pink” masquerade ball fundraiser on Friday, October 30th. Starting at 7p.m., for $45, guests will enjoy a four-course, prix-fixe menu of pink-accented dishes including a choice of Crab Bisque, lump crabmeat in a rich tomato cream sauce; Garden Salad, English cucumber, Enoki mushroom, sundried tomatoes, frisee lettuce, and red onions tossed in a raspberry champagne vinaigrette; or Ahi Tuna Tartare, fresh tuna served with watermelon and Wakame seaweed salad in a wasabi emulsion served with taro root chips. Dessert choices include a Pink Cupcake with buttercream frosting, Pink Cotton Candy, Cannolis with pink sprinkles and Panna Cotta with raspberry coulis. A pink cocktail menu including an Acai Cosmo and 305 Pinktini will accompany the evening’s cuisine.
600 Lincoln Rd. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Experience Miami’s coolest outdoor costume party where guests are encouraged to arrive dressed to impress. Taking over Pennsylvania Avenue – with DJ’s, three bars – SUSHISAMBA will be the best place to see the parade! Halloween fun will be endless as guests can expect street closures from Lincoln Road to Alton Road. The party takes place from 7pm – 5am with an outdoor celebration taking place from 7pm – 2am with the part continuing 2am till 5am.
The Forge Restaurant & Bar
432 West 41st St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Forge and Veuve Clicquot present their legendary “Yelloween” party to be held on Friday October 30, 2015. This year’s theme is science fiction staring actor and superstar Elaine Lancaster with music by Oui Sauvage aka Maxwell Blandford with live performances by the cast of Project F. Party starts at 6:00 p.m. and runs till late night. Drink specials will include $50 bottles of Veuve Clicquot, $7 Belvedere cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. The best costume will win a $500 cash prize and limited edition Veuve Clicquot Jeroboam valued at $1500. Second place will win a dinner for two at The Forge valued at $500. Third Prize will win a basket of six bottles of Veuve Clicquot.
Pubbelly, Pubbelly Sushi & Barceloneta
20th Street at Sunset Harbor, Miami Beach
All three restaurants will be hosting a spooky happy hour from 6:00 p.m. till midnight. Each location will be themed by decade, so dress the part!
The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions
5132 Biscayne Blvd. | Miami, FL 33137
The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions will be hosting a Beetlejuice inspired Halloween Dinner! Beetlejuice will be playing throughout the night as well as the soundtrack starting at 8p.m. Costumes are encouraged! The dinner will serve five courses with beer pairings by Tampa’s Coppertail Brewery at $55 per person. Menu highlights include – Beetlejuice Aperitif (Beet, amontillado sherry, aged rum, citrus shrub, burnt orange), Day-O (Smoked Shrimp Cocktail, Tabasco mash cocktail sauce, pickled veggies), Scared Sheetless (Keaton's "Dirty as Fuck" Ragu, lengua, cockscomb, bone barrow, foie gras, garganelli), Duffy's Cantonese Chinese (Whole Roasted Duck, duck fried durty veggies, crispy duck heads, beetle juice sweet 'n sour), and Invoking the Maitlins (Wedding Cake, zagnut crumble, chocolate covered chapulines).
18831 N Biscayne Blvd. | Aventura, FL 33180
Novecento in Aventura and Key Biscayne will both celebrating Halloween this year. Aventura will be serving happy hour all night long alongside a “witchy menu.” A live DJ will be spinning from 8pm – 1am and come dressed to impress as best costume will win bottle service!
Novecento Key Biscayne
620 Crandon Blvd. | Key Biscayne, FL
Starting at 8pm, Key Biscayne will party in costume with a cause as all proceeds will go toward helping the Pan y Amor Association build a new school. Guests can enjoy happy hour specials and the chance to win prizes in raffles going on throughout the night!
2322 NE 2nd Ave. | Miami, FL 33137
On Saturday, October 24 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. join Bunnie Cakes for fun face painting, a costume contest, giveaways and more! Get one free cupcake with every purchase and 20% off our Halloween menu on orders placed before October 24th! RSVP here!
1901 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
The morning after Halloween is known to be a parade of angels that have lost their wings, bumblebees that lost their stingers and – inevitably – that guy that lost his shoes. This year, rather than walking shamefully Shore Club invites guests to do a stride of pride in their day-after best (or worst) for a Halloween Hangover brunch from 11a.m until 4p.m. Terrazza at Shore Club will feature a “Halloween Hangover” costume contest for the best-of-the-worst morning-after costume with a $100 Food & Beverage tab going to the winner. The contest will run during Terrazza’s Sunday brunch that features bottomless mimosas and bellinis for ladies who brunch. For an additional $20 gentlemen can partake in the “hair of the dog” mimosas and bellinis as well.