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Your Exhaustive Guide to Halloween Weekend

The city's best bashes and events, mapped.

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Halloween is right around the corner and if you haven't made any plans yet, it's not too late. The following places will be celebrating by throwing haunted parties, holding costume contests and offering other spooky specials. So put on your best outfit and let that inner child loose this weekend. After all, there are plenty of prizes to be won on Hallow's Eve.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Scofflaw

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3201 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-9700
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Wear your best “College” sweatshirt, toga or whatever you want to Scofflaw’s Animal House Party. The bash starts at 8 p.m. and be prepared to drink Jungle Juice and keg beer out of red Solo cups while DJ Carlos Mercado spins 70s dance music and killer soundtrack anthems all night long.

2. Little Goat

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820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 888-3455
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Stephanie Izard will transform the second floor of Little Goat into a house of horrors. Groups of up to six will get to go behind the scenes above the diner for frights, laughs, drinks and light snacks. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.

3. Punch House

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1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3851
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Punch House is transforming into Haunted Punch House on Halloween. There will be two “shows” throughout the evening along with a special guest DJ and Costume Dance Party. Come dressed in your best attire as the winner of the costume contest will receive a $100 gift card to Dusek’s and a pair of tickets to a Thalia Hall show. Tickets are $22 and also include a choice of a haunted Lagunitas or an evil Letherbee gin punch.

4. Henry's Swing Club

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18 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 955-8018
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Henry’s Swing Club will host a Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n Roll 1977 themed Halloween party on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. There will be a live tattoo artist on hand to ink up guests as well as specials like syringe shots of “liquid heroin” (151 and Coke), “Speedballs” (a powdered sugar donut on top of a shot of bourbon), and “Yellow Jackets” (bag of candy corn and a Red Bull).

5. Untitled

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111 W Kinzie St, Chicago
IL, 60654
(312) 880-1511
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The second annual Unbridled Halloween will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. The Voodoo Ball will feature more than 30 performers and multiple DJs, and promises to be the freakiest party in town as guests wander from room to room for tricks and scares. Tickets can be purchased online.

6. Bar Takito

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201 N Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 888-9485
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Guests wearing their Halloween costume on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 are welcome to order off a special $5 menu including $5 margaritas and food items. The bar will also offer a Sangre Del Toro cocktail, featuring China China, Carpana Antica and blood orange soda.

7. The Dawson

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732 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 243-8955
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Get a glimpse into the future at The Dawson on Halloween night from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests who purchase the special Halloween Hendrick’s gin cocktail for $15 will unlock the door to the "Devil’s Den," where they will be brought for a haunted palm reading.

8. DMK Burger Bar

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2954 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 360-8686
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Drop in for costume contests on Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. First place receives a $150 DMK Restaurants gift card while second place takes home a $75 gift card. The restaurant will also offer the "All Treats No Tricks" shake all weekend, loaded with Butterfinger, Snickers, M&Ms and Reese’s Pieces.

9. Table, Donkey and Stick

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2728 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 486-8525
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Enjoy a ghoulish, offal-themed menu on Oct. 31. The six-course tasting will feature a variety of unusual meats, offered one night only. Reservations are available from 5 to 10 p.m. and the cost is $60.

10. Mercadito

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108 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 329-9555
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Mercadito will host a Day of the Dead cooking demo on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. that includes a five-course feast for $65 per person. On Halloween, the fun continues at the restaurant with face painting, spooky tunes, and food and drink specials including Sopa de Calabaza (butternut squash soup, huitlacoche courtons, pumpkin, chile ancho) and La Muerte cocktails for $11.

11. Atlas Brewing Company

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2747 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 295-1270
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Journey back in time for a rockabilly Halloween. Starting at 5 p.m., guests will be greeted by the sounds of the 50s with tracks by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Wanda Jackson. Guests can partake in a costume contest, enjoy festive potion shots and pop into Seven Ten Lounge for free bowling if they’re in costume from 7 to 10 p.m.

12. Parts and Labor

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2700 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 360-7840
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Get ready for a ghoulish weekend with a "Body Parts and Labor" weekend. The restaurant will screen 19 horror films from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 on two big screen HD projectors. Films will include classics such as Evil Dead, The Shining and Carrie while featured cocktails will be available for $6.

13. Roots Pizza

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1924 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 645-4949
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Roots is teaming up with neighboring bars High Dive and Cleo’s for the fourth annual Chicago Avenue Halloween Bar Crawl. The crawl will start at Roots at 8 p.m., where there will be a tapping of nine rare and specialty beers from Greenbush Brewing Company and BuckleDown Brewing. Drink specials at all three locations include $3 Jameson shots and $4 select craft pints. Each bar will also be giving away a $100 cash prize for the best costume at different times during the night.

14. Rockit Burger Bar

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3700 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 645-4400
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Sail the seas this Halloween at Rockit’s "Pirates of the Burger Barrrr" party. The $40 package includes an AYCE buffet as well as domestic drinks and a call bar from 9 p.m. to midnight. Reservations can be made online.

15. Links Taproom

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1559 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 360-7692
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Links Taproom will transform itself into Linqs Beerhall for Halloween. From Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, the restaurant will become a Belgian beer hall, complete with 36 taps of Belgian beer and other related food items such as moules-frites, rabbit sausage and sausage carbonnade.

16. High Noon Saloon

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1560 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 227-9339
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Show off your skills at a pumpkin carving party on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. High Noon Saloon will provide the pumpkins and carving tools at this first-come, first-served event. On Halloween night, celebrate with a "DJ of the Undead" spinning zombie tunes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The saloon will also give a $100 gift certificate for the best costume, as determined by the crowd.

17. Moxee

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724 W Maxwell St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-3660
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Chicago’s premiere storytelling series, 2nd Story, comes to Moxee for a special Halloween performance of "When Night Falls; Stories from the Shadows." The event will take place on Oct. 29 from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, or there is a pay-what-you-feel opportunity at the door.

18. Quartino

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626 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 698-5000
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Quartino will be throwing its annual Halloween wine bash on Oct. 30. From 7 to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy a variety of appetizers while sipping on a selection of wine and beer. Costumes are encouraged for a chance to win prizes in the restaurant's Halloween costume contest. Admission is $25 at the door.

19. Public House

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400 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 265-1240
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Pumpkin fans will want to be at Public House on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. for a special pumpkin tapping event. There will be giant pumpkin taps to drink from and seasonal brews will include Cisco Pumple Drumkin and Saugatuck Brewery Pumpkin Chai.

20. JIMMY Chicago

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610 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 660-7191
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The River North cocktail lounge will transform into an enchanted forest and feature the spirit of the evening: absinthe. Special items include a $25 absinthe cocktail flight with bites from David Burke’s Primehouse, $12 spice stack punch and a selection of $10 absinthe cocktails. The evening begins at 8 p.m. and costumes are encouraged.

21. 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’s 3rd annual costume party takes place on Halloween at 9 p.m. Put on your most original outfit for a chance to win a $100, $50 or $25 gift card while a video DJ will keep the party going all night.

22. Fulton Market Kitchen

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311 N Sangamon Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-6900
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Celebrate Halloween at Fulton Market Kitchen’s "Spookeasy" event, featuring a live musical performance of Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller.” The festivities start at 9 p.m. and also include DJ sets and other MJ hits. 80s costumes are welcome but not required.

23. Deuces and The Diamond Club

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3505 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 644-5554
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Hit Deuce’s for its Dia de los Muertos Halloween blackout bash on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The party kicks off at 8 p.m. and includes costume contests with cash prizes as well as an array of Mexican-themed libations for the night such as a "Morgue-a-rita" and "Diablo Paloma" (Patron, grapefruit juice, Sprite, grenadine).

24. ARTango South American Bistro

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4217 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 697-7479
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Inspired by the Spanish television drama "Gran Hotel," Artango Bistro will offer a special $55 four-course Hallows Eve dinner on Oct. 31. Dishes will include choice of appetizer, onion soup and selection of five entrees such as filet mignon, Spanish spice-rubbed lamb chops and paella mariscos. Guests are also encouraged to wear 1900s costumes and attire.

25. Chop Shop & 1st Ward Events

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2033 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 537-4441
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Urban Initiatives’ 12th annual Halloween party will take place on Oct. 31 from 8 to 11 p.m. The event will raise funds in support of Urban Initiatives, which provides programming to over 15,500 youth and their families throughout Chicago. Tickets include appetizers, open bar, costume contest and live music spun by DJ De La Chapelle. They can be purchased online.

1. Scofflaw

3201 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Wear your best “College” sweatshirt, toga or whatever you want to Scofflaw’s Animal House Party. The bash starts at 8 p.m. and be prepared to drink Jungle Juice and keg beer out of red Solo cups while DJ Carlos Mercado spins 70s dance music and killer soundtrack anthems all night long.
3201 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

2. Little Goat

820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Stephanie Izard will transform the second floor of Little Goat into a house of horrors. Groups of up to six will get to go behind the scenes above the diner for frights, laughs, drinks and light snacks. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.
820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

3. Punch House

1227 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Punch House is transforming into Haunted Punch House on Halloween. There will be two “shows” throughout the evening along with a special guest DJ and Costume Dance Party. Come dressed in your best attire as the winner of the costume contest will receive a $100 gift card to Dusek’s and a pair of tickets to a Thalia Hall show. Tickets are $22 and also include a choice of a haunted Lagunitas or an evil Letherbee gin punch.
1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

4. Henry's Swing Club

18 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
Henry’s Swing Club will host a Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n Roll 1977 themed Halloween party on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. There will be a live tattoo artist on hand to ink up guests as well as specials like syringe shots of “liquid heroin” (151 and Coke), “Speedballs” (a powdered sugar donut on top of a shot of bourbon), and “Yellow Jackets” (bag of candy corn and a Red Bull).
18 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654

5. Untitled

111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL, 60654
The second annual Unbridled Halloween will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. The Voodoo Ball will feature more than 30 performers and multiple DJs, and promises to be the freakiest party in town as guests wander from room to room for tricks and scares. Tickets can be purchased online.
111 W Kinzie St, Chicago
IL, 60654

6. Bar Takito

201 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607
Guests wearing their Halloween costume on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 are welcome to order off a special $5 menu including $5 margaritas and food items. The bar will also offer a Sangre Del Toro cocktail, featuring China China, Carpana Antica and blood orange soda.
201 N Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607

7. The Dawson

732 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654
Get a glimpse into the future at The Dawson on Halloween night from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests who purchase the special Halloween Hendrick’s gin cocktail for $15 will unlock the door to the "Devil’s Den," where they will be brought for a haunted palm reading.
732 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654

8. DMK Burger Bar

2954 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Drop in for costume contests on Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. First place receives a $150 DMK Restaurants gift card while second place takes home a $75 gift card. The restaurant will also offer the "All Treats No Tricks" shake all weekend, loaded with Butterfinger, Snickers, M&Ms and Reese’s Pieces.
2954 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

9. Table, Donkey and Stick

2728 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Enjoy a ghoulish, offal-themed menu on Oct. 31. The six-course tasting will feature a variety of unusual meats, offered one night only. Reservations are available from 5 to 10 p.m. and the cost is $60.
2728 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

10. Mercadito

108 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Mercadito will host a Day of the Dead cooking demo on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. that includes a five-course feast for $65 per person. On Halloween, the fun continues at the restaurant with face painting, spooky tunes, and food and drink specials including Sopa de Calabaza (butternut squash soup, huitlacoche courtons, pumpkin, chile ancho) and La Muerte cocktails for $11.
108 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

11. Atlas Brewing Company

2747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Journey back in time for a rockabilly Halloween. Starting at 5 p.m., guests will be greeted by the sounds of the 50s with tracks by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Wanda Jackson. Guests can partake in a costume contest, enjoy festive potion shots and pop into Seven Ten Lounge for free bowling if they’re in costume from 7 to 10 p.m.
2747 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

12. Parts and Labor

2700 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Get ready for a ghoulish weekend with a "Body Parts and Labor" weekend. The restaurant will screen 19 horror films from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 on two big screen HD projectors. Films will include classics such as Evil Dead, The Shining and Carrie while featured cocktails will be available for $6.
2700 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

13. Roots Pizza

1924 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Roots is teaming up with neighboring bars High Dive and Cleo’s for the fourth annual Chicago Avenue Halloween Bar Crawl. The crawl will start at Roots at 8 p.m., where there will be a tapping of nine rare and specialty beers from Greenbush Brewing Company and BuckleDown Brewing. Drink specials at all three locations include $3 Jameson shots and $4 select craft pints. Each bar will also be giving away a $100 cash prize for the best costume at different times during the night.
1924 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

14. Rockit Burger Bar

3700 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Sail the seas this Halloween at Rockit’s "Pirates of the Burger Barrrr" party. The $40 package includes an AYCE buffet as well as domestic drinks and a call bar from 9 p.m. to midnight. Reservations can be made online.
3700 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613

15. Links Taproom

1559 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Links Taproom will transform itself into Linqs Beerhall for Halloween. From Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, the restaurant will become a Belgian beer hall, complete with 36 taps of Belgian beer and other related food items such as moules-frites, rabbit sausage and sausage carbonnade.
1559 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

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16. High Noon Saloon

1560 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Show off your skills at a pumpkin carving party on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. High Noon Saloon will provide the pumpkins and carving tools at this first-come, first-served event. On Halloween night, celebrate with a "DJ of the Undead" spinning zombie tunes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The saloon will also give a $100 gift certificate for the best costume, as determined by the crowd.
1560 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

17. Moxee

724 W Maxwell St, Chicago, IL 60607
Chicago’s premiere storytelling series, 2nd Story, comes to Moxee for a special Halloween performance of "When Night Falls; Stories from the Shadows." The event will take place on Oct. 29 from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, or there is a pay-what-you-feel opportunity at the door.
724 W Maxwell St
Chicago, IL 60607

18. Quartino

626 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Quartino will be throwing its annual Halloween wine bash on Oct. 30. From 7 to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy a variety of appetizers while sipping on a selection of wine and beer. Costumes are encouraged for a chance to win prizes in the restaurant's Halloween costume contest. Admission is $25 at the door.
626 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654

19. Public House

400 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Pumpkin fans will want to be at Public House on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. for a special pumpkin tapping event. There will be giant pumpkin taps to drink from and seasonal brews will include Cisco Pumple Drumkin and Saugatuck Brewery Pumpkin Chai.
400 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654

20. JIMMY Chicago

610 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611
The River North cocktail lounge will transform into an enchanted forest and feature the spirit of the evening: absinthe. Special items include a $25 absinthe cocktail flight with bites from David Burke’s Primehouse, $12 spice stack punch and a selection of $10 absinthe cocktails. The evening begins at 8 p.m. and costumes are encouraged.
610 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611

21. Old Town Pour House

1419 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Old Town Pour House’s 3rd annual costume party takes place on Halloween at 9 p.m. Put on your most original outfit for a chance to win a $100, $50 or $25 gift card while a video DJ will keep the party going all night.
1419 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610

22. Fulton Market Kitchen

311 N Sangamon Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Celebrate Halloween at Fulton Market Kitchen’s "Spookeasy" event, featuring a live musical performance of Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller.” The festivities start at 9 p.m. and also include DJ sets and other MJ hits. 80s costumes are welcome but not required.
311 N Sangamon Street
Chicago, IL 60607

23. Deuces and The Diamond Club

3505 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657