Calling all, guys and ghouls! It’s the most frightening time of the year... Halloween is on Saturday, October 31. Not sure where to go? There are plenty of hotels, restaurants and bars getting into the spooky spirit. Here’s our ultimate guide on where to celebrate Halloween in the city.
The annual Jing-A Beer Mile returns to the brewery’s Longfusi taproom. Come dressed in costume and get ready for an afternoon of laps and pints. Each participant gets four beers for RMB98. A pint-sized party with pinatas and trick-or-treating will take place earlier from 12-3pm for kids (free admission). All locations will have lucky draws, a costume contest and an RMB35 special for two new themed beers: Black Cat Lager and Monster Mash Pumpkin Ale.
EAST Beijing is preparing tricks and treats for all ages at their Spooktacular Halloween full-buffet brunch at Feast. Get all the classics with a special Halloween twist. Costumes are encouraged! There will even be a contest for the spookiest outfit, as well as a Halloween cookie making class and face painting at Xi’an Bar (free for kids who attend the Halloween brunch at Feast).
Sat Oct 31 & Sun Nov 1, 11.30am-3pm; RMB398/person (includes soft drinks, craft beer and house wine); Feast @ EAST Beijing.
New World Beijing Hotel’s lounge bar is transforming into a haunted house for two thrilling nights. Get spooked by ghosts, goblins and more devilish delights while you sip on themed cocktails and participate in a lucky draw for a chance to win vouchers for YIN on 12, a dim sum buffet or afternoon tea.
Sat Oct 31 & Nov 1, 8pm-1am; RMB100 (includes one complimentary cocktail and chance to win lucky draw); YIN on 12 @ New World Beijing Hotel.
The Opposite House is giving Superfly a horrifying makeover. The restaurant will turn into a Chinese-themed haunted house for Halloween with scary good cocktails, a live DJ, drag queens and a live music performance. The entrance fee of RMB150 will get you two complimentary drinks.
Sat Oct 31, 9pm-late; RMB120/person (early bird – before October 29), RMB150/person (includes two complimentary drinks); Superfly @ The Opposite House.
Beersmith is throwing a stylish Halloween party full of scary fun this weekend. Stop by for drink specials like their Blood Red IPA and Imperial Pumpkin Ale, live DJs, and exciting music performance, make-up stations and more. Don’t forget the devilish dress code – leather and latex.
Sat Oct 31, 5pm-late, free entry from 5-9pm, RMB68/person after 9pm (includes one complimentary drink); Beersmith Brewpub.
You won’t want to miss a frighteningly fun evening at Eudora Station. There will be a live band, DJ, games, make-up stations, a lucky draw and costume contest. Halloween drink specials can be enjoyed on November 1 as well.
Sat Oct 31 & Sun Nov 1; Eudora Station.
Top Tapas and Top Bar at Intercontinental Beijing Sanlitun are starting the Halloween party early on Friday with a free-flow drink deal for RMB288 – all-you-can-drink red and white wine, bubbles, select liquors, beer, cocktails, soft drinks and more. There will be festive desserts, a live DJ, spooky entertainment and a lucky draw.
Treat yourself to a variety of Halloween delights at Signature’s “boo-fet” this weekend. Try the witches’ stew with dumpling eyes, baby witchy carrots with honey and mint, fresh lamb chops, dark-roasted pumpkin stuffed with chestnuts, Bloody Mary-dressed salad, skeleton meat platter and more. Desserts are to die for: Ghostbuster panna cotta with pear confit and honey and Freddy’s Nightmare banana cherry cake are just two of the dangerously delicious highlights. The night also features free activities for kids like face painting, trick-or-treating and a themed movie room for the kids.
Sat Oct 31, 6-10pm; RMB398/adult & child 12+ (includes free-flow soft drinks, beer and wine), half-price for kids 6-11 years old, free entry for kids 6 and under; Signature’s Restaurant @ Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center.
Get to JW Marriot Hotel Beijing to celebrate a thrilling night at Asia Bistro where there will be a sumptuous buffet of fancy plates like grilled lobster, baked beef Wellington and various desserts. There will also be a kids’ costume contest and a lucky draw!
Sat Oct 31; RMB418/person; Asia Bistro @ JW Marriott Hotel Beijing.
Grand Hyatt Beijing at Oriental Plaza is getting into the Halloween spirit early too! Drop by The Patisserie anytime now through Halloween and indulge in festive desserts like pumpkin lanterns and dark chocolate skulls. Grand Cafe will have a kid-friendly Halloween-themed lunch and dinner feast complete with a pinata, face painting and trick-or-treating. Costumes are highly encouraged, of course!
Through Sat Oct 31, 10am-10pm; RMB398/person (includes free-flow drinks); Grand Cafe & The Patisserie @ Grand Hyatt Beijing at Oriental Plaza.
Dress up in your Halloween best and swing by a mad scientist lab at Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel’s Feast. The restaurant will have an international dinner buffet extravaganza featuring Thai dishes, Japanese sushi, Korean delicacies and Chinese classics.
Sat Oct 31, 5.30-9.30pm; RMB368/person; Feast @ Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel.
The Halloween-themed weekend buffet at Market Cafe is a must for Harry Potter fans. Enjoy themed cocktails, signature dishes and decorations inspired by the wizarding world. The first 30 kids to enter will also receive a complimentary Harry Potter costume. Meanwhile, The Music Bar will host a Halloween masquerade on Saturday night with a live band performance and festive cocktails.
Sat Oct 31, 5.30-9.30pm (weekend buffet @ Market Cafe), 8pm-late (mask party @ The Music Bar) & Sun Nov 1, 11.30am-2.30pm (weekend buffet @ Market Cafe); RMB426/person (weekend buffet), RMB188/child from 6-12 years old; Market Cafe & The Music Bar @ Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing.
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