The Best Halloween Events Happening Right Here In Houston
With the damp, humid air and murky bayou crawling through the ancient city, Houston always feels a little ghostly. But things get most creepy around Halloween, when ghost tours and spirits glimpses into the city's unearthly history are in full swing. There are also incredibly cute doggie costume contests and somewhat less adorable human costume contests. This year's Halloweekend bashes will feature live music, flowing boo-ze, pumpkin smashing, and moon-howlin' dance parties that will last far beyond your customary bedtime. Here's all you need to do in Houston this #SpookySzn.
House of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soirée
Choose dates 8th – 31st of October
Casa Vega, Missouri City's haunted home, has officially opened its doors for the season. The immersive theatrical cocktail experience spooks you with roving specters, secret games, scary stories, tarot readings, and small handmade drinks to keep you thoroughly boo-zed.
Ticket prices start at $66 and go up from there.
The Halloween Bar Crawl
Saturday, October 22; Saturday, October 29; and Monday, October 31
Midtown Pub Crawl's official Halloween Bar Crawl will travel through prominent Midtown haunts on numerous evenings (including Halloween night), giving you three chances to put on your best costume and join the festivities. Your ticket entitles you to discounts on beverages (and food) at participating establishments, which will have Halloween-themed cocktails, bands and DJs, and picture chances throughout the crawl.
Cost: Tickets vary from $9.99 to $24.99 for three-day tickets.
Thursday, October 27th, Vampire Ball
Doris Metropolitan Modern Israeli steakhouse Doris Metropolitan will deck out the sultry venue for its annual Vampire Ball. Costumes are welcomed, with doors opening at 5 p.m., happy hour until 7 p.m., and DJ beats into the night.
There is no cover charge, but reservations must be made via Resy.
Brunch on Day of the Dead
Saturday, October 29 B&B Butchers & Restaurant
Do Halloweekend justice with a Dia de los Muertos themed brunch at one of Houston's best steakhouses. B&B Butchers will be serving Mexico City-inspired brunch meals and Código 1530 Tequila specialty drinks, as well as DJ sounds, face painting, swag, and an appearance by mariachis.
A la carte, reserve a table via OpenTable from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Halloween Costume Contest & Adoption Event Saturday, October 29 Heights Bier Garten
Kids trick-or-treating in costume are charming, but you know what's even cuter? Costumed dogs And this pet adoption event will have plenty of it. From 2 to 5 p.m., check out the doggy Halloween Costume Contest for prizes, sip beers and munchies, and purchase raffle tickets and rescue stuff.
Cost: Free to attend; $10 to submit your dog in the dog costume contest.
Boos & Brews on 19th Thursday, October 29th 19th Street in the Heights
From 5 to 9 p.m., stroll the shops along historic 19th Street and fill your Halloween pilsner cup with complimentary drinks from local brewers as the kids trick or treat. It's a no-brainer.
Cost: Purchase pint glasses for $20 each to have access to the complimentary beers.