It’s officially spooky season in San Diego, and while things may look a little different this year, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy a safe and festive season. Check out the following destinations forspook-tacular specials to help you celebrate.
Bub’s @ the Beach will host a socially-distanced, 20s-themed soiree, complete with Skull Fashioned cocktails with Tillamore Dew and skull-shaped ice cubes, as well as their delicious wings, tots and other house specialties!
For those looking to get their Halloween on this year can look no further than an aptly themed “BOO-CH! Bundle” from Local Roots Hard Kombucha. The SoCal based small batch hard kombucha brand is offering:
• 6 cans of Local Roots Purple Haze (a blend of organic blueberry and ginger hard kombucha)
• 6 cans of Local Roots Booch Mosa (a blend of organic orange, ginger, and turmeric hard kombucha)
• Limited edition BOO-CH! tote perfectly themed for Halloween festivities.
The BOO-CH! Bundle is available for purchase online for $28 via https://localrootskombucha.store/collections/products-for-delivery/products/boo-ch-bundle. Designed to be a better tasting alternative for those who are health-conscious and enjoy the occasional imbibe, Local Roots offers gut-friendly probiotics, healthy ingredients (think Spirulina, Turmeric, and fresh ginger) and cold-pressed juice in a hard kombucha that packs a punch.
The Taco Stand understands that trick-or-treating might look a little different this year, which is why they’re offering $1 Paletas on Halloween! Whether you opt for Oreo, Pistachio, Coconut or one of their many other indulgent flavors, this is one treat you can count on this year. Maybe don’t throw this one in your pillowcase!
Have a hoppy Halloween at Pacific Beach AleHouse, where you can get your fill of brews and views with $5 house beer available all day!
Have a haunted time right from home with savory cuisine courtesy of Mongolian Hot Pot. The Clairemont Mesa eatery will offer guests a spooky 13% off of allHot Pot Home Kits, Monday through Friday beginning October 19th. Create your very own haunt pot with kits available for two, four, or six individuals. All kits feature a variety of fresh ingredients including signature soup broth, hand-made noodles, veggies, and premium proteins. Orders are available for pick-up or delivery via third party services.
Located in Mira Mesa, Shabu Works will feature a Squad Ghouls weekday dine-in special, beginning Monday, October 19ththrough Friday, October 30th. Bring in your squad of four, and the fourth person dines free when you tag Shabu Works on social media. Customize and show off your perfect hot pot creations, complete with savory soup base options including Garlic Miso Tonkotsu or Spicy Curry, premium proteins such as Pork Belly and US Wagyu Beef, and more. With a wide variety of ingredients, the options to get creative are endless. Shabu Works is currently open for dine-in and outdoor dining.
Visit Chula Vista’s historic Third Avenue Village for an exclusive, treat-filled collaboration. Chula Vista Brewery will partner with Mmm…Cakes for a Hocus Pocus Halloween pop-up on October 30th from 3 p.m.-8p.m.. Pair your brews with decadent treats including the Poison Caramel Apple, Book Brownie, and the Black Flame Candle Cake—an apple spice cake with white chocolate buttercream. The bakery, which will make its debut along Third Avenue later this year, will begin taking orders online on October 16th!
Head to any City Tacos location on October 31st and receive a free quesadilla when you come in wearing your Halloween costume. Looking for another reason to show off your costume? Participate in the City Tacos Costume Contest for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Simply take a photo in your costume at any location and tag City Tacos on social media! Make sure to order your favorite tacos while you’re there, including the last chance to enjoy the October Taco of the Month – the Vegan Sweet Potato Taco, featuring a golden fried purple sweet potato over black been mousse and topped with micro greens, pico de gallo, and a vegan basil aioli.
barleymash, in the Gaslamp, will be hosting a Virtual Costume Contest that begins October 6th and takes place through Halloween. Participants can show off their outfit creations by tagging @barleymash on Instagram, and will have the chance to win prizes such as $200 gift card (1st place), $100 gift card (2nd place), $50 gift card (3rd place), and Barleymash swag. On October 31st, guests can enjoy Halloween-themed food and drink, such as the Give’m Pumpkin to Talk About, a roasted pumpkin flatbread with arugula, garlic cream, caramelized onions, three cheese blend and pickled hallow-penos. Drinks include Freddy Krueger, made with Skyy Vodka, lemon, sugar, and activated charcoal, Michael Myers – Makers Mark, blackberry, lemon, and mint, and much more! barleymash is located at 600 Fifth Ave, San Diego CA 92101
Because 2020 needs a superhero, Duck Dive, in PB, will be celebrating Halloween in superhero-style! On Wednesday, October 28th, Superhero Trivia will take place beginning at 8:00 p.m. Reservations required for groups of 4+, and you can call (858) 273-3825. For smaller groups, it will be first come, first served starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be prizes for the best costume and trivia winner, along with Superhero themed cocktails! On Friday, October 30th, Duck Dive will be gearing up for the festive weekend with Superhero Brunch at 10:00 a.m. Enjoy Superhero themed cocktails and bottomless mimosas until 2:00 p.m., and costumes are highly encouraged. Duck Dive is located at 4650 Mission Boulevard, San Diego CA 92109
Corner Chicken, in East Village, is inviting San Diegans to wear their costume in to receive a FREE beverage with the purchase of any combo on Halloween! Combo choices include juicy tenders and wings, along with the Thick Chicken Sando, Nashville-style hot chicken, kale slaw, pickles, and signature sauce on a toasted bun. Make things really spooky by trying your hand at Corner Chicken’s spice challenge: Finish any menu item decked in XXX sauce and receive a t-shirt and shout out on social media. But beware, the spice is so hot you’ll have to sign a waiver. Corner Chicken is located at 721 9th Ave, San Diego CA 92101
If you are looking for a frighten-ly good time…don’t miss out on the Mavericks Beach Club Third Annual Nightmare on Garnet! Costumes encouraged all week long and the beach bar’s spooky decor officially goes up on Monday October 26th. On Halloween day, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Mavericks is going all out with their 2020 Nightmare themed decor, Haunted Special Cocktail Menu, spooky swag and more. This promises to be one Halloween celebration you won’t forget! Mavericks Beach Club is located at 860 Garnet Ave, San Diego CA 92109
For those planning to celebrate low key this Halloween, check out San Diego’s favorite ramen spot for a terrifyingly tasty ramen! Tajima has created a mouth-watering monster with their Frankenstein’s Creation, consisting of Tajima’s original green coconut curry broth, spinach noodles, chicken chashu, fish sauce, half a ramen egg, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, basil, bean sprouts, lime wedge, and sesame seeds. Groups who come to dine in their Halloween costumes will receive a large hot sake to enjoy with their meal! Tajima has multiple locations, available to view on their website