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The Ultimate Guide to Halloween 2015 In Chicago

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Halloween is next weekend and if you haven't made plans yet, time's running out. Whether you're looking for a prix fixe dinner, pumpkin carving contest or hotel blowout bash, there are plenty of options. So get your best costume ready and prepare for some spooky fun around Chicago.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Fat Rice

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2957 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 661-9170
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Fat Rice will turn into Kill Grill, a haunted izakaya dinner and spooky tribute to Quintin Tarantino’s kung fu flick Kill Bill. Slash through five courses and pairings for $80 from Chef Abe Conlon. There are two available seatings offered at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Fat Rice

2. The Violet Hour

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1520 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 252-1500
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The famed cocktail bar presents “Blind Tiger: A Circus of Horrors, A Carnival of Curiosities,” a Halloween festival celebrating freaks of nature. Enjoy treats from a spooky cocktail menu as well as tricks from magicians. Tickets to the private party are $100 per person and the event takes place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Violet Hour

3. Celeste

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111 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 828-9000
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Fall down the rabbit hole as the River North cocktail bar will transform each floor into scenes from Alice in Wonderland with specialty cocktails and music by DJ’s Gordon Bramli and M. Sylvia. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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4. Chicago Athletic Association

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12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 940-3552
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On Halloween, the CAA will turn back the clock to the late 18th century at “Murder, Magic, & Mystery.” Sponsored in part by Revolution Brewing, the event will begin at 8 p.m. with an evening of tarot card readings, spooky storytelling, slideshow acts, musical performances and more. The night will culminate with a concert by The Soft Moon, presented by The Empty Bottle.

5. Punch House

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1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3851
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RVSP for a hosted Lagunitas bar from 8-9 p.m. with DJ performances by Sol Son, Darryn Jones and special guests. The evening’s top costume at midnight will win two VIP tickets to a Thalia Hall show of choice plus a $100 gift card to Dusek’s/Punch House.

Marc Much

6. Ampersand Wine Bar

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4845 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-0031
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Join Ampersand for a Hallowine celebration with a Mad Men theme. Enjoy open pours of wine and beer, bar snacks and a costume contest from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $45.

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7. Kinmont

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419 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 915-0011
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Kinmont’s pop-up space Ampersand will host the Devil in the White City, an event featuring a unique recreation of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair and renowned serial killer H.H. Holmes. Dress in old timey garb and enjoy acid vat punch cocktails and fair food such as funnel cakes, corndogs, caramel corn and more. Tickets are $40 per person.

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8. Henry's

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18 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 955-8018
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Enjoy a night of pleasure and pain at Henry’s. Beginning at 10 p.m., guests can relax with massage chairs, Rocky Horror-themed burlesque dancers and DJ Nikki Camcam. Menu highlights include the Love Potion Cocktail and pumpkin-spiced burger sliders. Downstairs, the Rec Room will transform into a spooky spectacle featuring the sounds of DJ Lady D, a special guest dominatrix for the evening and items like Jell-O shot syringes, bloody burger sliders and tongue tacos. There will also be a scavenger hunt for the chance to win a DMK goodie bag.

Marc Much

9. I|O Godfrey

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127 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 374-1830
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The Godfrey will transform into a haunted hotel for Halloween. The entire 5th floor will feature spooks and scares like real-looking autopsy rooms and ghosts and ghouls roaming the space. There will also be an after party from 2-5 a.m. and guests will be able to rent one of the rooms for their own private party or overnight stay. Tickets for the event range from $49 to $100 per person.

The Godfrey

10. CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar

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564 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 707-8780
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Sip on whimsical, candy-inspired cocktails such as Everlasting Gobstopper (Sour Blueberry Infused CH Key Gin, Lime Juice, Sour Lifesaver Gummies) and Brandy is Dandy (CH Cherry Eau De Vie, CH Key Gin, Nerds) at a “Willy Wonka & The CH Vodka Factory” themed Halloween party. The event is open to the public with no cover and there will also be a Golden Ticket raffle for a privately guided distillery tour.

CH Distillery

11. Carnivale

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702 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 850-5005
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The popular West Loop spot will host a Halloween blow-out on Friday, Oct. 30 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Special guest Coolio will perform alongside other live DJ sets, costumed entertainment, a photo booth, palm and tarot card readers and spooky cocktails. Early bird GA tickets are $49 and VIP tickets are $150.

Carnivale

12. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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25 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 329-9463
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Go undercover with 007-themed An Evening of Espionage on Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner event will feature hors d’oeuvres and four courses paired with cocktails for $95. To celebrate the new James Bond movie, guests are encouraged to dress as any 007 character.

13. Untitled

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111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 880-1511
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Untitled will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Rocky Horror on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. All burlesque performers will be dressed in their 70s glam for the most scandalous Halloween party in town.

Jason Little

14. ROOF on theWit

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201 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 239-9501
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ROOF on theWit brings the Enchanted Forest to life on Halloween. Starting at 9 p.m., attendees will revel in the views of the city’s skyline along with the sounds of Four Color Zack. The best costumes will also take home prizes.

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15. ReBar

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401 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 588-8034

Take a haunted jaunt up to the mezzanine level of Trump Chicago for Rebar’s inaugural Halloween event, Reboo. Sip on potions and taste bites while donning a costume for a chance to win prizes. Admission is $25 per person, which includes one specialty Captain Morgan cocktail.

Trump Hotel

16. John Barleycorn

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149 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(773) 348-8899
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John Barleycorn bids farewell to Chicago with Halloween bash on its final night. Dress to impress because a $500 cash prize will be given to the best costume at midnight.

17. Fountainhead

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1970 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 697-8204
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Fountainhead will host its fifth annual Great Punk’n Party on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The event will feature a pumpkin carving competition, punk’n music and the tapping of Southern Tier Pumking and Uinta Punk’n. The cost of admission is $15 and includes a pumpkin, carving kit and pumpkin beer.

18. Nacional 27

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325 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-2727
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Spice up your night with some dancing at Nacional 27’s Halloween Masquerade Ball. Starting at 11 p.m., DJ X and DJ Marc Poise will be spinning the hits and guests will also be able to enter the costume contest for a chance to win a $150 dining gift certificate.

Nacional 27

19. Old Town Pour House

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1419 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 477-2800
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Old Town Pour House hosts its 4th annual costume party, complete with a video DJ playing Halloween classics and a chance to win $100, $50 and $25 Visa gift cards.

Old Town Pour House

20. ARTango South American Bistro

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4217 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 697-7479
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On Oct. 30-31, Artango will offer Buenos Aires 1950, a special retro-themed Halloween dinner. Guests are invited to wear vintage attire while enjoying a 3-course prix fixe menu comprised of recipes from celebrated Argentinean chef Doña Petrona's cookbooks. The cost is $49 and the restaurant is BYOB.

21. High Noon Saloon

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1560 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 227-9339
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Watch classic horror flicks all night while sipping on $6 Pumpking drafts and $5 Green Goblin Punch cocktails. Costumes are encouraged.

High Noon Saloon

1. Fat Rice

2957 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Fat Rice

Fat Rice will turn into Kill Grill, a haunted izakaya dinner and spooky tribute to Quintin Tarantino’s kung fu flick Kill Bill. Slash through five courses and pairings for $80 from Chef Abe Conlon. There are two available seatings offered at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

2957 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

2. The Violet Hour

1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
The Violet Hour

The famed cocktail bar presents “Blind Tiger: A Circus of Horrors, A Carnival of Curiosities,” a Halloween festival celebrating freaks of nature. Enjoy treats from a spooky cocktail menu as well as tricks from magicians. Tickets to the private party are $100 per person and the event takes place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

1520 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

3. Celeste

111 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
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Fall down the rabbit hole as the River North cocktail bar will transform each floor into scenes from Alice in Wonderland with specialty cocktails and music by DJ’s Gordon Bramli and M. Sylvia. Doors open at 8 p.m.

111 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654

4. Chicago Athletic Association

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

On Halloween, the CAA will turn back the clock to the late 18th century at “Murder, Magic, & Mystery.” Sponsored in part by Revolution Brewing, the event will begin at 8 p.m. with an evening of tarot card readings, spooky storytelling, slideshow acts, musical performances and more. The night will culminate with a concert by The Soft Moon, presented by The Empty Bottle.

12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

5. Punch House

1227 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Marc Much

RVSP for a hosted Lagunitas bar from 8-9 p.m. with DJ performances by Sol Son, Darryn Jones and special guests. The evening’s top costume at midnight will win two VIP tickets to a Thalia Hall show of choice plus a $100 gift card to Dusek’s/Punch House.

1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

6. Ampersand Wine Bar

4845 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Nick Fochtman

Join Ampersand for a Hallowine celebration with a Mad Men theme. Enjoy open pours of wine and beer, bar snacks and a costume contest from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $45.

4845 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

7. Kinmont

419 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654
Marc Much

Kinmont’s pop-up space Ampersand will host the Devil in the White City, an event featuring a unique recreation of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair and renowned serial killer H.H. Holmes. Dress in old timey garb and enjoy acid vat punch cocktails and fair food such as funnel cakes, corndogs, caramel corn and more. Tickets are $40 per person.

419 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654

8. Henry's

18 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
Marc Much

Enjoy a night of pleasure and pain at Henry’s. Beginning at 10 p.m., guests can relax with massage chairs, Rocky Horror-themed burlesque dancers and DJ Nikki Camcam. Menu highlights include the Love Potion Cocktail and pumpkin-spiced burger sliders. Downstairs, the Rec Room will transform into a spooky spectacle featuring the sounds of DJ Lady D, a special guest dominatrix for the evening and items like Jell-O shot syringes, bloody burger sliders and tongue tacos. There will also be a scavenger hunt for the chance to win a DMK goodie bag.

18 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654

9. I|O Godfrey

127 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
The Godfrey

The Godfrey will transform into a haunted hotel for Halloween. The entire 5th floor will feature spooks and scares like real-looking autopsy rooms and ghosts and ghouls roaming the space. There will also be an after party from 2-5 a.m. and guests will be able to rent one of the rooms for their own private party or overnight stay. Tickets for the event range from $49 to $100 per person.

127 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654

10. CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar

564 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661
CH Distillery

Sip on whimsical, candy-inspired cocktails such as Everlasting Gobstopper (Sour Blueberry Infused CH Key Gin, Lime Juice, Sour Lifesaver Gummies) and Brandy is Dandy (CH Cherry Eau De Vie, CH Key Gin, Nerds) at a “Willy Wonka & The CH Vodka Factory” themed Halloween party. The event is open to the public with no cover and there will also be a Golden Ticket raffle for a privately guided distillery tour.

564 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661

11. Carnivale

702 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60661
Carnivale

The popular West Loop spot will host a Halloween blow-out on Friday, Oct. 30 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Special guest Coolio will perform alongside other live DJ sets, costumed entertainment, a photo booth, palm and tarot card readers and spooky cocktails. Early bird GA tickets are $49 and VIP tickets are $150.

702 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60661

12. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

25 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

Go undercover with 007-themed An Evening of Espionage on Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner event will feature hors d’oeuvres and four courses paired with cocktails for $95. To celebrate the new James Bond movie, guests are encouraged to dress as any 007 character.

25 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611

13. Untitled

111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Jason Little

Untitled will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Rocky Horror on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. All burlesque performers will be dressed in their 70s glam for the most scandalous Halloween party in town.

111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

14. ROOF on theWit

201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
theWit Hotel

ROOF on theWit brings the Enchanted Forest to life on Halloween. Starting at 9 p.m., attendees will revel in the views of the city’s skyline along with the sounds of Four Color Zack. The best costumes will also take home prizes.

201 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601

15. ReBar

401 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Trump Hotel

Take a haunted jaunt up to the mezzanine level of Trump Chicago for Rebar’s inaugural Halloween event, Reboo. Sip on potions and taste bites while donning a costume for a chance to win prizes. Admission is $25 per person, which includes one specialty Captain Morgan cocktail.

401 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

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16. John Barleycorn

149 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

John Barleycorn bids farewell to Chicago with Halloween bash on its final night. Dress to impress because a $500 cash prize will be given to the best costume at midnight.

149 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

17. Fountainhead

1970 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Fountainhead will host its fifth annual Great Punk’n Party on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The event will feature a pumpkin carving competition, punk’n music and the tapping of Southern Tier Pumking and Uinta Punk’n. The cost of admission is $15 and includes a pumpkin, carving kit and pumpkin beer.

1970 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

18. Nacional 27

325 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
Nacional 27

Spice up your night with some dancing at Nacional 27’s Halloween Masquerade Ball. Starting at 11 p.m., DJ X and DJ Marc Poise will be spinning the hits and guests will also be able to enter the costume contest for a chance to win a $150 dining gift certificate.

325 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654

19. Old Town Pour House

1419 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Old Town Pour House

Old Town Pour House hosts its 4th annual costume party, complete with a video DJ playing Halloween classics and a chance to win $100, $50 and $25 Visa gift cards.

1419 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610

20. ARTango South American Bistro

4217 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

On Oct. 30-31, Artango will offer Buenos Aires 1950, a special retro-themed Halloween dinner. Guests are invited to wear vintage attire while enjoying a 3-course prix fixe menu comprised of recipes from celebrated Argentinean chef Doña Petrona's cookbooks. The cost is $49 and the restaurant is BYOB.

4217 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

21. High Noon Saloon

1560 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
High Noon Saloon

Watch classic horror flicks all night while sipping on $6 Pumpking drafts and $5 Green Goblin Punch cocktails. Costumes are encouraged.

1560 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

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