Halloween 2021 is here! Is there any better excuse for costumes, parties and scaring the living daylights out of your besties?
That’s Beijing brings you a guide to the best parties, meals and more in the Chinese capital this Halloween weekend.
Given the show's recent success, it’s perhaps not surprising that some have gone with a Squid Game-themed party. If that’s your thing, check out Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing’s and Q MEX’s Halloween parties.
Jing-A will host their famous ‘Beer Mile’ for the seventh year running. Fancy downing a pint and running a lap while in Halloween costume? The Halloween Race might be for you.
Want to experience a different take on Halloween? Check out Migas Mercado's ancient Chinese ghost story-themed party. Make sure to arrive in costume.
Of course, Halloween doesn’t have to mean wild parties. Plenty of venues are offering buffets, children’s activities, afternoon tea and more.
Bear in mind that many venues may require guests to buy tickets in advance and may also offer early-bird deals. Be sure to double-check before you make any plans in order to avoid disappointment.
Wherever you choose to spend your Halloween weekend, we hope you can experience the best and spookiest that the capital has to offer. Enjoy!
Head to Atmosphere Bar this Halloween for a deep and dark Gothic party!
Halloween-themed cocktails coupled with a rocking live DJ and band will make for a true Halloween-party atmosphere.
For the children, be sure not to miss the ‘Spooky Kids’ party. Little ones can enjoy trick or treat with Halloween afternoon tea, clowns, a live DJ and more. On the same day, the K20 ‘FUNtastic’ Experience will take place in which kids can make their own Halloween-themed clay pencil holder, take part in the trick or treat parade and do the ‘Move you body with FITURE’ dance experience.
Gothic party, Sat October 30, RMB88 per person (includes one welcome drink), Atmosphere Bar, China World Summit Wing.
‘Spooky Kids’ party, Sun October 31, 2-6pm, RMB588 (two adults and a child), China World Summit Wing.
K20 ‘FUNtastic’ Experience, Sun October 31, 1.30-4.30pm, China World Summit Wing.
Want all-you-can-eat, unlimited drinks and live music this Halloween? Head to Barblu Garden for the one-year anniversary Halloween party!
Why not grab yourself an early bird ticket? Don’t miss out on this hot Halloween party!
One year anniversary Halloween party, Fri October 29, 7pm-close, RMB288 (early bird); RMB388 (at the door), Barblu Garden.
Who doesn’t love a good costume on Halloween? Beersmith’s ‘Venom vs Superheroes’ party is the place to be!
Immerse yourself in the world of venom invasion! Will you dress up as a superhero or as venom? And don’t miss the pumpkin ale competition.
Rocking band Soul Shake will also perform live. The party will be accompanied by a photographer, makeup artist and DJ.
‘Venom vs Superheroes,’ Fri October 29 and Sat October 30, RMB100 (including one free selected drink), Beersmith, Hotel Jen.
Head to Living Room where a delicious menu has been crafted with a spooky twist!
For the starter, indulge in veal tenderloin, morel, peas and beef consommé with aspics mixed with green beans, morels and bracken secretly hidden inside a pumpkin. Diners can also enjoy Alaskan king crab tempura in the shape of a black spider on a spider’s web.
The Australian M9 beef tenderloin is dripping in blood beside a sweet potato dumpling wrapped in cheese which comes in the shape of a finger. Meanwhile, the Boston lobster might look scary, but is in fact delightfully buttery.
Cheesecake dressed in a pumpkin coat and coconut pomegranate mousse is a sweet way to finish the spooky meal.
October 30-31, 6-11pm, CHAO.
FEAST is putting on a Halloween-themed full buffet brunch!
Children can come dressed in a Halloween costume for a chance to win a prize! Kids who have the Halloween brunch can get free entry into Halloween cookie-making class and face-painting at Xian bar.
Brunch favorites, including delicious fresh seafood, will all be available.
Meanwhile, head to Xian bar for live music from Real Deal, themed cocktails and more!
Halloween Brunch, Sat October 30 and Sun October 31, 11.30am-3pm, RMB428 per person (includes 10% service charge and 6% VAT), free for children under three years old, half price for children aged 4-12 years old, FEAST.
Children’s Halloween Activities, Sat October 30 and Sun October 31, 1-4pm, free for children who have the brunch in FEAST, Xian.
Halloween Party, October 29, 5pm-1am, free entry, Xian.
The Patisserie at Grand Hyatt Beijing is offering something for those with a sweet tooth this Halloween!
Halloween-themed candy boxes, mini cakes, pumpkin cakes, chocolates, chocolate bars, cookies and more are all available.
Available Wed October 27-Sun October 31, 10am-10pm, The Patisserie, Grand Hyatt Beijing.
A spooky and action-packed ‘Undead Disney’ weekend awaits at Home Plate this Halloween!
On Saturday October 30, enjoy the special drinks menu as well as a performance from Stevie Mac and Mac Daddies.
On Sunday October 31, enjoy a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Anyone in Halloween costume gets a free BBQ sausage.
Special drinks menu (begins at 6.30pm) and Stevie Mac and Mac Daddies (performance begins at 10.30pm), free entry, Sat October 30, Home Plate.
Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening, 8pm, free entry, Sun October 31, Home Plate.
Want to have the life scared out of you this Halloween? Head to The Music Bar for a Squid Game-themed party!
Be sure to dress up and look forward to a night of live music, themed cocktails and Squid Game-challenges. Last person standing will win a bottle of Dom Pérignon.
Sat October 30, 8pm, The Music Bar, Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing.
Jing-A’s famous spooky and gaffe-tacular ‘Beer Mile’ is back for its seventh year!
Whether you’re a serious competitor or just want to have fun, dress up in your best Halloween costume and join in the Halloween Race!
Runners do four quarter-mile laps around Longfusi, starting and finishing at Jing-A. At the beginning of each lap, you’ll be given a full cup of beer. Prizes for both men’s and women’s competitions include Jing-A merchandise and vouchers!
‘Beer Mile’, Sat October 30, 4pm (start of race), RMB98, Jing-A Taproom Longfusi.
A Halloween-themed dinner buffet awaits at JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central!
Seasonal seafood, salad, pumpkin hotpot, spicy hot pot, imported beef and lamb as well as many more dishes are all ready for you to indulge in.
There is also a Halloween masked ball held in the restaurant for children and families. Staff will help with makeup and costume accessories. Meanwhile, dance teachers will lead children to dance together in a ‘trick-or-treating dance’ to make you truly feel the Halloween carnival spirit. A performance by a magician will allow children to experience the mysterious magic classroom.
If that’s not enough, be sure to head to Casalingo for a sumptuous Halloween set menu!
Indulge in trio bruschetta platter, ginger pumpkin soup with crab meat, golden melon in pumpkin risotto with 5 J Iberrico ham, grilled angus beef tenderloin with pumpkin puree scented thyme oil, pumpkin pie with teddy float ice cream and more.
For the children, the set menu includes pumpkin soup with crab meat, golden melon in pumpkin risotto, fried chicken wings with French fries and pumpkin pie with teddy float ice cream.
Halloween Buffet Dinner, Fri October 29-Sun October 31, RMB298 per person; RMB698 per child under 12 years old, JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central.
Set menu, Fri October 29-Mon November 1, RMB298 per person (adult menu); RMB98 per person (children’s menu), Casalingo, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central.
Head to Kempinski Hotel Beijing for a family-fun ‘BOO-FFET’ Halloween dinner!
Make sure to get your costume on and head to Signature’s Restaurant for devil pork fillet filled with dark prunes and hell-red sauce, killed lamb chops with last feeling of grass, Halloween confit duck and more.
Children can enjoy spooky face-painting, themed game and movie room, trick and treat and more.
Sun October 31, 6-8pm, RMB438 per person (includes free-flow Paulaner beer, house wine and soft drinks); RMB128 per person (2-5 years old); RMB219 per person (6-11 years old), Signature’s Restaurant, Kempinski Hotel Beijing.
Experience Halloween with a difference at Migas Mercado!
Experience a Chinese ghost story from hundreds of years ago. The story goes that an abandoned and deserted house was once inhabited by a woman who never got the chance to accomplish her dreams. With her spirit still alive, who knows what visitors to the house may find?
Make sure to dress up in an ancient Chinese style!
Sat October 30, 9pm, free entry, Migas Mercado.
Make your way to YIN on 12 this Halloween!
The bar will be decorated all over with fog, ghosts and more. The staff will all be in their spookiest costumes! Make sure to dress up, whether you want to be a zombie, vampire, skeleton or whatever you can think of.
The DJ setlist will be sure to bring out your darker side.
Tickets include one free cocktail.
Fri October 29, 8pm-1am, RMB80 per person, YIN on 12, New World Beijing Hotel.
Beijing Hotel NUO
Head to the legendary Writers Bar at Beijing Hotel NUO for a somewhat more relaxed Halloween.
The classic 1917 Heritage Afternoon Tea features delightful apricot pumpkin cake, vanilla pumpkin puff and pistachio raspberry dome. Diners can also indulge in savories such as smoked salmon, foie-gras and more.
1917 Heritage Afternoon Tea, RMB458 for two persons, Writers Bar, Beijing Hotel NUO.
NUO Hotel Beijing
Enjoy a Spooktacular Halloween meal at N’Joy. The brunner or dinner buffet are packed with carved pumpkins and themed dishes.
Diners can also take home a slice of Halloween-themed cake from U’Deli.
Feeling in the mood to party? Head to O’Bar where you might find both kinds of spirits!
Head to Superfly at The Opposite House for a ‘Super Villains’ Halloween party!
Make sure to dress as your favorite super villain character. Enjoy cocktails, a rocking DJ, drag queens and more for a truly lit night.
Sat October 30, 9.30pm, RMB150 per person (includes one free Halloween cocktail); early bird price RMB120 per person (available until Sun October 29), Superfly, The Opposite House.
Head to Exchange Restaurant at Pan Pacific Beijing where guests can enjoy a Halloween-themed buffet and special desserts aplenty. Diners can also get a free Halloween-themed drink.
The buffet is suitable for adults and children alike. Make sure to come dressed in your scariest Halloween costume!
Sat October 30 (available at 10.30am, 11.30am-2pm and 5.30-9.30pm); Sun October 31 (available at 11.30am-2pm), Exchange Restaurant, Pan Pacific Beijing.
Want your Halloween celebrations to include Squid Game-themed activities, live music, freaky costumes and lots of chances to win prizes? Be sure to head to Q MEX Bar & Grill!
Anyone who participates in the Squid Games will be in for chance of winning prizes and will get free shots. Scariest costume, sexiest costume and most creative costume will all get terrific prizes!
The nights will also feature a Halloween quiz, live music and a makeup artist. Don’t miss out on the drink deals – ROC Blood Orange Margarita and other cocktails, Zombie Shots and Sip Sip Tequila are just a few!
Fri October 29, 8pm-closing time, features Squid Game Halloween, costume contest, Halloween quiz, live DJ and makeup artist, Q MEX Bar & Grill CBD.
Fri October 29, 7pm-10pm, makeup artist, Q MEX Bar & Grill Shuangjing.
Sat October 30, 8pm-closing time, features Squid Game Halloween, costume contest, Halloween quiz, live DJ and makeup artist, Q MEX Bar & Grill Sanlitun.
Sat October 30, 8pm-closing time, features costume contest, Halloween quiz, live band and DJ and makeup artist, Q MEX Bar & Grill Solana.
Head to Daccapo - Italian. Inspired. Cuisine restaurant at Regent Beijing this Halloween!
The Sunday brunch is suitable for all the family. Delectable Italian dishes take on a Halloween theme. Pass-around dishes and unlimited appetizers and desserts are available.
Sun October 31, 11.30am-2.30pm, RMB488 per person, Daccapo - Italian. Inspired. Cuisine, Regent Beijing.
Feast and Bene restaurants have some spookily exciting events this Halloween!
‘Mummy Night’ at Feast is fun for parents and children alike. The delicious buffet is accompanied by a DIY mystery box for the kids, in which they can dig out a fossil.
Murder mystery night at Bene Italian restaurant offers adults a snack menu along with game DM and game table.
‘Mummy Night,’ Sun October 31, 5.30-9.30pm, RMB368 per person (adults); RMB168 per person (for children; includes fossil mystery toy box activity), Feast, Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel.
Head to Suzy Rendezvous for a Halloween buffet and party.
The buffet is accompanied by unlimited drinks. There’ll also be a spooky Halloween make-up artist and plenty of Halloween decorations.
Fri October 29, 7-11.59pm, RMB280 per person, Suzy Rendezvous.
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