Weekender Guide: Where to Eat and Drink for Halloween 2022!
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The Beat Hong Kong’s Weekender Guide: Best Places to Eat & Drink This Halloween 2022!

Ahh, another weekend is upon us and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the 852! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Hong Kong’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do this weekend—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss.

To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Hong Kong to see what’s best in store for the weekend. 


1. Murder She Wrote

There’s nothing like a good murder mystery to send chills running down your spine. Enter an immersive roleplay at The Social Den, where a thrilling enigma comes to life. Guests will each be assigned a character and a series of secret missions to complete whilst keeping a watchful eye on each other to look out for suspects. Accompanied by a spread of tropical canapes and fruity Social Den signature cocktails, like the habanero salt rimmed Papaya Margarita, the spilled blood of the story’s murder victims isn’t going to be the only thing that’s free flowing in the room...

Aside from the satisfaction and bragging rights of being the smartest detective (or criminal) in the room, there are some dazzling prizes for the best dressed and best performing characters of the evening. Fill in this form to reserve your spot.

When: 6 PM-9 PM, Oct. 28 and 29

Where: The Social Den, The Loop, 33, 9/F Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$788 (HK$888 walk-in)

2. Ones That Entertain, and Ones That Observe

Come one, come all to Aria’s “Spooky Circus.” Transforming into a den of wonders, the fine Italian establishment is plating up a stunning six-course dinner set to the scene-stealing entertainment of guests starring some of Hong Kong’s hottest drag queens. Tuck into gorgeous Italo-delicacies like the Scampi with goose liver, handmade Tortelloni di Zucca, and Uovo topped in caviar and potato foam.

A party that rides on long into the night, the ticket also includes direct admissions spearheaded by the freak-flag bearing drag stars to an after-party at Petticoat Lane beginning from 10:30 PM. Available on both days of next weekend. Snag your tickets now by clicking here.

When: 7 PM onwards, Oct. 29 and 30

Where: Aria, 24/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2804 1116

How much: HK$1,088 (with service charge)


3. Lights Out, Frights Out

Baci
LKF Concepts

Are you afraid of the dark? Rounding up a sumptuous array for an exclusive semi-buffet dinner, Baci presents a one-of-a-kind glow-in-the-dark dining experience to celebrate ole’ Hallows eve this year. Showing off their authenticity-approved pizza making skills, the menu features a crispy pancetta-topped pumpkin cream and goat cheese Pizza Zuccona, alongside other stunning mains like Lobster Orzotto risotto, and Silenzio Degli Agnelli lamb rack, among others.

What’s more, you will surely head back and forth between your table and their charcuterie station, fresh seafood bar, made-to-order station, and desserts zone. Pour up on the alcoholic free-flow drinks package for two hours at HK$198, or add on a splash of spookiness from the holiday-themed Indigenous (HK$138, HK$100 takeaway) tequila cocktail served in a gnarly blood bag.

When: Oct. 29

Where: Baci, G/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2344 0005

How much: HK$688


4. Hip Hop Horror Stories

Candour
Candour

Taking you on a trip through sips, Candour is playing host to not one but two specially themed Halloween parties this year! Turning up the heat by showcasing Caribbean-inspired cocktails, “Rum ‘N Riddim” is the sauced-up prelude to the scares, with a slew of sultry rum-based drinks. Beginning with the classic Dark ‘N Stormy (HK$98), enjoy cocktails designed by general manager Kervin Unido amongst the likes of the Coconut Juice (HK$98) made using coconut fat-washed rum. Set to a back-to-back mix of soca and afrobeat from DJ Minou, DJ Featurz, and DJ Noel Haynes, get ready to whine to the Halloween weekend soon-to-come.

On the flip side, Kevin has also played mad scientist to come up with Halloween-exclusive cocktails Pink Venom (HK$108), Purple Haze (HK$108), and green-tinted Toxic (HK$108) that’s only available on the 28th. Party down to some banging hip-hop with DJ Crystal So on the decks between 8 PM and midnight, with admissions granting one drink.

When: (Rum 'N Riddim) Oct. 27, (The Experiment) 5PM onwards, Oct. 28

Where: Candour, 65 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2362 8100

How much: (Rum ‘N Riddim) Starting HK$98, (The Experiment) HK$150 


5. Killer Joe

Setting off into the smoky darkness of witching hour, Kyoto Joe plates up a one-night-only dinner of Japanese delicacies, with a spooktacular magic performance to boot. Presenting mouth-watering items like dark-edged seared Beef Tataki, miso paste slathered Silver Cod, truffle essence baked Lobster and a mysterious chef’s curation of desserts to pass around, the evening is guaranteed to be a magical one indeed. Pre-bookings are available here, but do note that a minimum of two guests and a deposit of HK$300 are required for each diner.

When: Oct. 29-30

Where: Kyoto Joe, 23/F California Tower, 30-36 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong / Tel: +852 2804 6800

How much: HK$760 (per person)


6. Pumpkin For My Pumpkin

Welcoming all monsters to tuck into some ghoulish grub, Arca Society presents a seasonal four-course dinner crafted to perk up your Instagram feed with some visually striking scrumptiousness. Serving Japanese Pumpkin Bisque alongside options of mains from Wagyu beef cheek, Beetroot-Marinated Salmon, or Porcini-stuffed Panzerotti with Truffle Cream, all decorated to reflect the air of the festive season. Delight in a fluffy and dense Oreo Cheesecake drizzled in flecks of scarlet from a fresh berry compote, and cap off your night with Halloween-themed cocktails so tasty it’s a wonder how they weren’t actually made from Witches Brew, also the name of one of their drinks.

Diners on the 29th and 30th will also be able to enjoy a live performance from local artist MANSAI between 7 PM and 8 PM, with his hip-hop and jazz tunes all over. Make your booking here, and place your reservation before Oct. 23 to enjoy an early bird special of 20% off!

When: Oct. 29-31

Where: Arca Society, 3/F, The Arca, 43 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, +852 3701 6000

How much: HK$488


7. Ravenous Ravenous Roji

Who knows what thrills lie amongst the shadows that lurk in the dark alleys and narrowed streets? Lurking in the back streets of Lan Kwai Fong, neighbourhood izakaya hideout Roji is out to stun, transforming its discreet space into a den of spooks and blood tingling excitement. Buckle up in your creepiest or cutest costumes for a bewitching night of Halloween-themed cocktails, classic Roji glasses a-la Hong Kong’s first highball machine, mixers, and sake drum shots that just keep on coming. Grab your tickets early by clicking this link.

When: 9:30 PM-12 AM, Oct. 29 to 30

Where: Roji, G/F 20A D'Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9884 0704

How much: HK$498 (HK$598 walk-in)


8. Belial, Behemoth, Beelzebub, Babacio

Overlooking the Wyndham strip with crystal views of gorgeous Tai Kwun, celebrate your Halloween at Babacio’s open-air terrace going wild to fresh vibes curated by Mama Told Me, Dreamxrs collective, and Dope Ones NFT. Canapes, pizzas, and beers will be flowing all around.

Go bump in the night to live sounds from DJ Featurz, Kofi Beam, SHON, with visuals from Fubi Chan, who will be paying the latest hip-hop bangers, dark R&B to get you in the zone, and the most dope of afrobeats tunes. Keep an eye on the official Mama Told Me Instagram page here to be in the first to know how to get your tickets.

When: 4 PM-10 PM, Oct. 30

Where: Babacio, 5/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2808 1961

How much: More details here


9. Phantom of the Trattoria

A marriage of the kooky and the glamorous, Gustaci Pizza Lounge is drawing inspiration from the ghostly love story in The Phantom of the Opera to present an exquisite Halloween night. Head along for free-flowing bevvies, live music from the DJ all night, and Italian-inspired bites.

To win a feast’s worth of dining credits, share your costume photos from the night on Instagram and loop in the Gustaci Instagram account to send in your entry. The winner of the HK$1,000 dining credit deal will be announced on Nov. 1. Tickets to the event are available here, with individual admissions at HK$450, tables for two at HK$680 inclusive of a bottle of complimentary champagne, and HK$1,200 for a table of four including two bottles of champagne and one bottle of gin or vodka free of charge.

When: 9:30 PM onwards, Oct. 29

Where: Gustaci Pizza Lounge, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2981 1418

How much: Starting HK$450


10. AHHH-qua!

aqua
aqua Group

Traversing between land and sea, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, aqua group is pulling all the stops to present an extravaganza of luxurious dining experiences amongst its concepts throughout the entire city.

End the search for a Hallow’s eve banquet with sensationally scare-tastic Chinese eats at Hutong’s exclusive Feng Wei Brunch (starting HK$688) on Oct. 29 to 30, where the little ones under 12 years old can dig in for free, with added mask painting and pumpkin carving activities to keep them occupied. Grown-ups looking for something a bit more ghoulish (and boozy) can pull up a seat to have Dinner with the Devil on Oct. 29, with the choice of Italian eats at Cantina (HK$988) or modern Chinese food at The Chinese Library (HK$888), or simply some drinks and dancing at The Dispensary (HK$398, HK$458 walk-in).

Hop over across the waters to aqua, and there you will find a gorgeous cave of wonders where you can let loose your inner mischief. Join in on a gathering of kooks that is their Freak Halloween Party (HK$398, HK$458 walk-in), and enjoy a free-flowing package of Veuve Clicquot champagne along with terror-themed tipples Freaky Paloma (HK$100), Shiver (HK$100), and The Scream (HK$100).

When: (Dinner with the Devil, Freak Party) Oct. 29, (Hutong Brunch) Oct. 29-30

Where: Hutong, 18/F H Zentre, 15 Middle Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong / Tel: +852 3428 8342

aqua, 17/F H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong / Tel: +852 3427 2288

Cantina, The Chinese Library & The Dispensary, Police Headquarters Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2848 3088

How much: Prices vary, click above links to purchase admission or reserve seats

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