A Hip(poween) Weekend in Chicago

October 29th – November 1st

Hey there Ghosts and Ghouls,

This weekend in Chicago is sure to make for a “spook-tacular” time.  Not quite set on where to go? I’ve got some frightful suggestions…just don’t party too hard or you’ll end up like this guy.

(1)  Chicago Scene Dead Man’s Ball

Friday, the 29th will find you at Old Town Social for the Dead Man’s Ball hosted by Chicago Scene.  Buy your tickets ahead of time for $10 and your first drink is free!  Make sure to dress appropriately, though – yes, that does mean wear a costume.

Old Town Social, 500 N. Lasalle

(2)  Fizz Bar & Grill Bloodsucker’s Ball

Who doesn’t love making out with Vampires or participating in screaming contests?  You can find both this weekend at Fizz Grill, where they will be featuring a vampire kissing booth and variety of Halloween contests.  October 30th festivities begin around 9:00 pm, but come early – no one wants to be a Vampires sloppy seconds.

Fizz Bar & Grill, 2nd Floor, 3220 N. Lincoln Avenue

(3)  Crawl with the Creeps

Nothing says Halloween like a bunch of drunk, staggering zombies roaming the streets of Chicago.  Hop on your broomstick (or the conveniently provided trolley, show off) and visit the 6 participating bars on October 31st from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.  Only $20 and food is included.  Call (773) 868-8073 for more details.

Hosted by Durkins, Duffy’s, The Wrightwood Tap, McGee’s, Redmond’s and Maeve.

(4)  Angels and Demons

If you are like Frankenstein and his bride, who insist on being together this Halloween, then Brownstone Tavern and Grill is your spot.  They will be hosting many Halloween contests, most importantly the best couples costume contest for the lovebirds.

Brownstone Tavern & Grill, 3937 N. Lincoln Ave.

(5)  Saints and Sinners

Which are you?  Better make up your mind before heading over to English this Halloween. Purchase a drink package for either Friday ($25) or Saturday ($30) that runs from 9:00pm – 12:00am.

English, 444 N. Lasalle

(6)  Day of the Dead Cooking Class

November 1st is the Day of the Dead, and for those of us who can’t cook, Mercadito is here to help.  For $50, take a cooking class with Chef Patricio Sandoval at Mercadito.  Learn to cook and then eat the meal with the Chef himself – with pear margaritas, of course.  RSVP to info@mercatidorestaurants.com.

Mercadito, 108 W.  Kinzie Street

Have fun and be safe no matter what you do!  Happy Hippoween!

~Corie Scarpaci

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