Halloween revelers in Uptown. Photo by Jason Acton.

Bits & Bites: Halloween Edition

This weekend is filled with festivities that offer a little something for everyone.

If you think Halloween is only for kids then you must hate puppies and think Santa Claus is an impostor, too. Whether you make this holiday about dressing up like you’re five again, or trick-or-treating from bar to bar, it’s a weekend of festivities that offers a little something for everyone.

Thursday

Throw on a pair of cat ears and hit up Urban Taco from Thursday to Saturday for a complimentary Spookirita (for people in costumes). This pumpkin pie margarita comes garnished with a graham cracker crust and is quite possibly the alcoholic version of Starbucks’ PSL.

Susie Drinks Dallas is taking over Mockingbird Station with her own soiree at The People’s Last Stand from 8 p.m. until midnight. The two-hundred guests receive two free drinks.

So & So’s wants to kick the party off early with a costume party starting Thursday night that runs every night through the weekend. There will be live DJs, prizes, and a hangover brunch to help you rally. These guys really know how to have fun.

Friday

The Truck Yard is hosting a Halloween contest for both humans and dogs on Friday from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m., with a special crowning of the winner taking place at 10:30 p.m. The person with the best costume will receive a $500 gift certificate to Truck Yard and the puppy winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to Truck Yard.

Where better to throw a Jack-o-Lantern Costume Ball than at Five Sixty. For $60, you’ll be greeted with a ghoulish cocktail, complimentary appetizers, and a chance to win a Five-Sixty by Wolfgang Puck gift certificate, as well as a free night stay a the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

Urban Rio is hosting its Dia de los Muertos from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. with spooky specials, ghoulish giveaways, live music, and a costume contest. Their upstairs bar, On the Rocks, makes for a great destination to sip on cocktails and take in the view of downtown Plano.

Wear your costume to Wild Salsa on Friday and Saturday for a $2 margarita special. Be sure to tag the restaurant in your costume photos on Instagram for a chance to win a $250 gift card to Wild Salsa. Just think of how many margaritas you could buy with that.

If you like beer with your southern cookin’ then the fiesta de la Vida at Stampede 66 should be right up your alley. Lakewood Brewing Company is teaming up with Stephan Pyles to launch North Texas Beer Week with a spook-forward celebration. Enjoy food and beer pairings, prizes for best costumes, and Lakewood’s special edition Temptress Mole, which will be tapped at midnight. Get your ticket for $60 in advance or $75 at the door and arrive for the party at 10 p.m. Call (214) 550-6966 for more information.

W Dallas brings back the dead with their Dia De Los Muertos from 9 p.m until 2 a.m. Enjoy passed bites and music by DJ Avenger and DJ Lucio, while you flaunt your ghoulish or glam get-up thirty-three floors off the ground at Altitude. The best costume wins a two-night VIP Suite Escape getaway. Tickets are $30 per person, with mix packages starting at $450. Both must be purchased online. Call (214) 397-4123 for ticket or VIP inquiries.

Join the Dodie’s Reef crew starting at 11 a.m. for live entertainment by DJ Mike D, drink specials and a costume contest at midnight. This Halloween party comes with a superhero specific theme with the best heroes of the evening walking out with great prizes that include gift cards and much more.

Sissy’s is making this Halloween a “Hoedown Throw-down” with their third annual holiday bash that runs from 5 p.m. until midnight. Expect $8 drink specials, a $200 prize for best costume, and music by Little Brother Big Brother.

Throw on your costume (or just go for the booze) and head over to the Red Arrow Contemporary.This Halloween party is sponsored by Meddlesome Moth, and they just want you to have a good time. The night features the works of Josh Cockrell of Jester King and Colin Healey of Prairie Artisan Ales, and includes eighteen beers for you to toss back as you rock to tunes by JK Head Brewer Garrett Crowell and DJ Cee Pee from Good Records. For $20 you can get things started at 7 p.m. with beers available for purchase by the glass in either five or ten ounce pours. A $100 Moth gift card is on the line for the winner of best costume.

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