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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

Halloween Haunts and Spooktacular Specials

Halloween is right around the corner and San Diego restaurants always know how to throw one spooktacular party! We’ve rounded up some of our top picks where you can throw back some “boos” and have a hauntingly good time with your pals. Check out the spots below!

The Smoking Gun

Follow the “second star to the right and straight on till morning” to find The Smoking Gun’s Haunted Never-Never Land Halloween 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

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

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


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


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

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