Halloween Party Ideas

On the hunt for spook-tacular and scream-worthy Halloween party ideas? Packed with bars and restaurants, there’s no better place to celebrate this holiday in true spooky style than San Diego. Get ready for ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and more, because Halloween is just around the corner and we’ve got the ultimate list of fun and easy ways to take your Halloween from ordinary to extraordinary. Make like a pumpkin and roll on over to these haunted happenings around town!

Woodstock’s Halloween Movies Trivia Night

Do you own a black cat? Are you allergic to garlic? Most importantly, are you ready for the ultimate spooky trivia showdown? Woodstock’s Pizza in Pacific Beach is hosting a special Halloween-Themed Movie Trivia Night for trivia aficionados and horror fans alike. Grab a slice and a pint before settling into a spine-chilling trivia competition worthy of this spook-tacular evening. Fuel your Halloween fun with special deals on Frankenpies, half-and-half pizzas of your creation! Extra points will be awarded to teams in costumes.

Date: Monday, October 29th

Time: 8:00 P.M.

Price: Free!

1221 Garnet Avenue, San Diego 92109

Website: https://woodstockspb.com/

Halloween at The Village

Collect sweets and treats at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch alongside ghouls and goblins for a Trick or Treatevent around the center. Roam the shops while listening to live music by Seed & Song at The Village Square, capture memories with complimentary photography by Keane Studios, and enter your or your child’s best Halloween costume photo from the evening for a chance to win the grand prize!

Date: Sunday, October 28th

Time: 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Price: Free!

13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Pkwy, San Diego 92130

Website: http://phrvillage.com

The Bloody Charro at Osetra Seafood & Steaks

Find your Halloween spirit with one of the spookiest sips in town at Osetra Seafood & Steaks, one of the Gaslamp Quarter’s most elegant and sophisticated bar and restaurants. In honor of Halloween, Bar Manager Marcelo Amaya has introduced The Bloody Charro, a dry ice cocktail that will be smoking up the menu all season long. Black in color with a red rim, The Bloody Charro is made with Azunia Blanco organic tequila, passion fruit, blood orange, activated charcoal, lime, habanero-infused agave and a tajin rim for a spicy kick of flavor!

Date: All of October
904 Fifth Avenue, San Diego 92101
Website: http://www.osetraseafoodandsteaks.com/

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Lazy Hippo

Start your sweets consumption early with the most important meal of the day! Wake up with a Halloween treat worth the trip at this charmingly whimsical downtown breakfast cafe. With the purchase of any breakfast item of your choice from Breakfast Enchiladas to Chicken & Waffles and more, receive a free indulgent Cinnamon Roll Pancake with your order!

Date: Wednesday, October 31st

Price: Free!

416 Third Avenue, San Diego 92101

Website: https://www.lazyhippobreakfast.com/

All Night Happy Hour at Wokou Ramen & Yakitori

Why limit happy to one hour? If ever there was a picture-perfect excuse to grab a drink, it’s Halloween. This year, Wokou Ramen & Yakitori is raising the bar with Happy Hour specials extended all night long! Sip from an extensive selection of beers, sakes and vibrant signature cocktails with bar bites and Japanese fare.

Date: Wednesday, October 31st

Price: A la carte

5965 Village Way, San Diego 92130

Website: http://wokouramen.com/

Jalisco Cantina’s Marigold Margarita

If you find yourself in North County this October, delight in a craft creation courtesy of Jalisco Cantina. This Oceanside spot promises an authentic, elevated Mexican eating experience coupled with a stellar tequila bar, signature libations and magnificent margaritas. According to the traditions of Dia De Los Muertos, marigolds are used to guide the spirits of loved ones to their altars with their vibrant color. This month, snag an exclusive Marigold Margarita at Jalisco Cantina, made with reposado tequila, orange juice, citrus, a black lava salt rim and marigold.

Date: All of October

Price: $10

213 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside 92054

Website: http://thejaliscocantina.com/


We all remember hearing fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and Jill growing up, but this Halloween barleymash is putting a twist on these classics! Head to the Gaslamp District to relive your favorite childhood stories…except with a different ending. Will Little Red Riding Hood escape the wolf? What happens to Jack and Jill after they fall down the hill? To find out, be sure to check out barleymash’s celebration on October 31st, featuring a DJ, entertainers and plenty of dancing.

Date: Wednesday, October 31st

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: Varies

Address: 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego 92101

Mavericks Beach Club

To get the celebration started early, check out Mavericks’ Paw-loween Party on October 29th! From 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. bring your pups for extended Yappy Hour specials, a doggy Halloween costume contest, $1 burgers and prizes compliments of PetSmart!  Mavericks will also be setting up an off-leash Dog Park for the event, and both pooches and humans are encouraged to come dressed up for this PAWsome event.

Date: Monday, October 29th

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Price: varies

Address: 860 Garnet Avenue, San Diego 92109

Park 101

Looking for somewhere that both kids and adults will be entertained this Halloween? Search no further than Carlsbad’s Park 101, who will be showing Halloween movies including the kid-friendly Casper at 6:00 p.m. and Beetlejuice directly after. All week long, those 21 and older can enjoy Park’s harvest cocktails, such as the October Sky. Made with vodka, whiskey, apple cider, cinnamon and lemon, this cocktail truly tastes like autumn in a cup!

Date: Wednesday, October 31st

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: Varies

Address: 3040 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad CA 92008

The Smoking Gun

Follow the “second star to the right and straight on till morning” to find The Smoking Gun’s Haunted Never-Never LandHalloween celebration, on Saturday October 27th. Special themed food and drinks will be available throughout the night, all of which will be based off a creepy version of Peter Pan’s Never-Never Land Island. Dance to the beats of a live DJ and don’t forget to wear your costume for this Gaslamp District party!

Date: October 27th

Time: 8:00 p.m. to close

Price: varies

Address: 555 Market Street, San Diego CA 92101

Fish Shop Point Loma

Fish Shop Point Loma will be hosting a ‘Keep the Pint’ Night on Halloween evening, beginning at 5:00 p.m.! New English Brewing Co, a local San Diego brewery, will be featuring their Bloody Orange IPA, a perfect blend of hoppy and sweet for $7.50. Fish Shop Point Loma will also be offering Spicy Chorizo Steamers made with mussels, white wine, tomatoes and herbs with a spicy chorizo to kick it up a notch, accompanied by an herb pesto toast for dipping into the delicious broth. Kids can look forward to picking out some candy, so it’s the perfect affair for the whole family!

 Date: October 31st

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $7.50 for ‘Keep the Pint’ Night, other food and drink pricing varies

Address: 1110 Rosecrans Street #100, San Diego 92106


Creep into any of Tajima’s San Diego locations between October 27th and 31st to taste their Spooktacular Ramen! Made with black noodles, original vegetable-soy based broth, an Impossible Meat Patty (vegan with the aroma and taste of beef), baby spinach, arugula, cherry tomatoes and kabocha squash, this devilish dish is delicious. Tajima’s Mercury location is also getting in the spirit with their Witches Brew, a sweet and sour punch concocted with berries and citrus, spiked with rum and orange liqueurs.

Date: October 31st

Time: available all day

Price: $15

Address: Convoy – 4681 Convoy Street, Ste I 92111

Mercury – 4411 Mercury Street, Ste 110

Hillcrest – 3739 6th Avenue, Ste B 92103

East Village – 901 E Street 92101

North Park – 3015 Adams Avenue #102b 92116

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Locals and visitors will be in high spirits when they stop into this Mission Beach island-inspired eatery and bar during the week of Halloween. Creepy, themed cocktails such as The Thing, a shareable punch served in an iron cauldron with dry ice and a disembodied hand, will be available all week long. Miss B’s will also have the Voodoo Zombie, a cocktail made with activated charcoal and Juneshine’s hard kombucha Midnight Painkiller. Not only are all these beverages delicious, but they’re totally Instagramable #spookyspirits

Date: the week of Halloween

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Price: varies

Address: 3704 Mission Boulevard, 92109

The Duck Dive

Conjure up every ounce of bravery you’ve got for The Duck Dive’s Nuns + Nightmares Halloween spectacular on October 31st. Hosted by Bacardi, there will be a DJ, themed photo booth and hauntingly-awesome drink specials all night long.

Date: October 31st

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: varies

Address: 4650 Mission Boulevard, 92109

Are you a sucker for Hollywood glitz and celebrity gossip? Head to Pacific Beach AleHouse on October 28th and 31st for their Party Under the Stars Halloween fête. Complete with $5 drink specials, glamorous décor, and a costume contest for the best-dressed Hollywood star on the 28th, this celebrity shindig will brim with stardom. So, dust off your Grace Kelly garb and treat yourself to the night of fame you deserve!

On October 27th, prepare for a Night to Dismember at Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas, where they’ll host a prom-themed Halloween party brooding with spooky allure for those who love a good slasher film. Starting at 10 p.m. and featuring spiked punch plus a DJ spinning all night long, this is a party you won’t want to miss!

Backyard Kitchen & Tap in Pacific Beach is dialed in this Halloween with their Backyard Barcade, a video game-themed night for those who prefer joysticks to Pixy Stix on Halloween. Aside from the nostalgic, gaming-inspired décor and downright lively atmosphere, guests can enjoy $6 shot specials, as well as a costume contest at 8 p.m. for Sexiest, Most Original and Best Group/Couple costumes.

Don your finest masquerade garb this Halloween and make your way to Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp for their Masquerade Karaoke Ball starting at 9:30 p.m. on October 31st. Be sure to practice your scales and dress the part for a chance to win first prize as Best Dressed Singer of the night! The event will also include $3 shots and drink specials suited to the occasion.

Head to Pacific Beach this Halloween where Bub’s @ the Beach will be offering their Halloween-themed Ghoul Mule, a spooky libation concocted from Jameson Whiskey, fresh lime, bitters, and Red Bull Organics Ginger Ale, garnished with an eyeball gumball for the occasion, and only available throughout the month of October!

Put your investigative skills to the test this Halloween at one of Cloak & Petal’s spooky Murder Mystery Dinners! Taking place on October 29, 30 and 31, the event will be priced at $50 per person, and will include a chef-curated, prix-fixe menu, as well as a special punch bowl crafted for the occasion. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite musical artist from any era, so be sure to dress to impress for this one-of-a-kind Halloween fête. Dinner themes include “Who Killed Biggie?” and “Who Killed Tupac?” so if you’re up to the task, select a theme and snag your ticket before they sell out!