It’s not too early to get into the Halloween spirit. Several metro Atlanta restaurants will celebrate this delightfully devious holiday with food and drink specials, costume contests, giveaways and a few surprises. Don your best costume and gear up for a good time; there’s sure to be a few tricks and tasty treats during the day and night.
Friday, Oct. 28: For the first time, Ponce City Market will host Scoutmob and Hand-Picked Atlanta’s annual Halloween party, now in its sixth year. A horde of haunting installations, an immersive Beetlejuice-esque light sculpture plus ghoulish craft cocktails and more will get the party started at 8 p.m. Advance tickets, which are $45, can be purchased here; at-the-door tickets will be $50.
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-900-7900. poncecitymarket.com.
Saturday, Oct. 29: Fright and delight on the rooftop of the W Atlanta – Buckhead Whiskey Blue’s ninth annual haunted rooftop party. This ghoulishly fab fest will feature a costume contest, devilish specialty cocktails and spooky Halloween beats provided by DJ Rimby. Tickets, which are $25, can be purchased here. At Whiskey Park at the W Atlanta – Midtown, the ninth annual haunted hotel Halloween bash will feature a “Stranger Things” themed fright-fest with a costume contest, DJs and monster shots. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
W Atlanta – Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 678-500-3190. watlantabuckhead.com.
W Atlanta – Midtown, 188 14th St. N.E., Atlanta. watlantamidtown.com.
Sunday, Oct. 30: This year, mix Halloween and il Giallo Osteria and you’ll arrive at “GialloWeen,” the Sandy Springs restaurant’s first anniversary party. Festivities will include pasta, meat, antipasti and fish stations; an open bar with wine, beer and liquor; and live music. Tickets, which are $90, can be purchased here.
5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-709-2148. ilgialloatl.com.
Sunday, Oct. 30: Join Watershed for a spook-tacular Halloween event! Beginning at 9 p.m., guests will be invited arrive in their best costume for a costume contest and enjoy delicious food and drinks while grooving to a live DJ in the bar area. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you dress like a bank robber, don’t worry about breaking the bank since this event is free.
Watershed, 1820 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-809-3561. watershedrestaurant.com.
Monday, Oct. 31: From 3 p.m. to closing, Chipotle Mexican Grill will host its Boorito Halloween, its annual fundraiser. Customers dressed in costume will score $3 burritos, bowls, salads and tacos; $1 from every purchase will be donated to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, an organization committed to cultivating a better world through food.
Various locations. chipotle.com.