Spooky Treats & Delicious Drinks: Celebrating Halloween in DC!

Realizing (or in my case, being reminded) that you are too old to go Trick or Treating is a terrible, terrible thing.  Fortunately, society eases the pain as we get older with a plethora of tasty drinks, yummy treats, slightly inappropriate costumes, and fabulous parties. It might not be a total substitute, but I’ll take it – just as long they put some candy corn in my drink!

Check out some of our favorite events and treats in DC below.  Happy Halloween Everyone!

Photo Courtesy of Leo on Flickr

Tasty Drinks & Delicious Treats

  • Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Hard Candy drink is sure to cause some screams! Made from a combination of vodka, Concord grape syrup, soda water and a dash of acid phosphate, this drink is the perfect addition to Hank’s  newly expanded lounge.  1624 Q Street, NW.  
  • Station 4’s True Blood Cocktails are a delicious way to celebrate Halloween, and at only $6 each, you can celebrate more than once! The True Blood Martini is made from a combination of vodka, Chambord, Champagne and red sugar rim, while theRed Lips Cocktail is made with rye whiskey, house-made raspberry syrup, lime juice and bitters. 1101 4th Street, SW.
  • Rabbit Clarendon’sDark & Stormy Cupcake is a deliciously spooky concoction of a triple ginger cake with a spiced rum buttercream, and ginger beer gelée. 3035 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington VA.

To Die For Events

  • Tonight: The High Heel Race is one of DC’s most unique events, celebrating its
    25th anniversary tonight, October 25th, at 9pm!  Thousands of
    spectators will pack 17th St NW between P & S streets to watch
    hundreds of costumed drag queens show off their extravagant outfits.
    The 25th Anniversary Event is expected to draw upwards of 100,000
    spectators, but everyone knows that it isn’t really about who crosses
    the line first, but about who dresses the best!  This year’s event is
    also featuring a food truck rally, so come hungry, come early to get a
    good viewing spot, and above all, be ready for one of the most
    fabulous free events of the year!
  • October 29th: Churchkey’s Hail to the Ale –  Get ready for seasonal brews, spooky tunes and fabulous costumes starting at 8 p.m. Costume prizes include a private beer tasting for you and your pals, and a slew of brewed rarities from Greg Engert’s cellar. Entry is free. 1337 14th Street NW
  • October 30th: Addie’s Oyster Roast & Costume Contest– Enjoy roasted, fried, shucked and barbequed oysters, plenty of food and wine, pumpkin decorating, and a costume contest at Addie’s annual Oyster Roast. Tickets for this family friendly event are priced at $40 in advance, and $50 at the door.  Kids under 12 are priced at $20, and children under five are free.  Profits from this event will go to support the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex.
  • October 30th-31st: Bar Dupont’s Haunted Lounge & Cafe Dupont’s Complimentary Drinks – Head to The Dupont Hotel this weekend and check out Bar Dupont in all its ominous lighting and candles glory.  Fresh complimentary hot cider will be served to all guests as well as a candy station stocked full of sweets for any trick-or-treaters in costume.  And for those heading to Cafe Dupont, make sure you wear a costume! Complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary during Sunday Brunch for you festive (and of age) goblins! 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW.
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