Explore a haunted horror tour, drink bespoke gin-focused cocktails and whack a giant spook-tacular piñata at these Halloween parties.
What’s not to love about Halloween? It’s a chance to don your favourite spooky costume, watch classic scary flicks and carve all the pumpkins (if you feel like getting crafty). And even if you forget the date, your local neighbourhood kids will be sure to remind you by knocking on the door and demanding ‘trick or treat?’.
If you’re looking to celebrate the spookiest day of the year (sans fake blood and black capes), we’ve found just the events to get you excited. Here’s our top picks for the best places to celebrate Halloween in Sydney this year.
Madame Tussauds to host an immersive horror tour series ‘MELT’
A trip to Madame Tussauds’ can be a spooky experience for some. But this Halloween, they’re hosting a series of horror tours set to send chills up every spine. Have you ever wondered who wanders the halls of Madame Tussauds at night? Or have you heard of the myth of ‘The Artist’, the serial killer that lurks around the museum? From 31st October to 2nd November experience MELT, a series of spooky tours with a twist. Journey through the venue with your one goal being to avoid becoming The Artist’s next victim. Are you ready to get scared?
Madame Tussauds’ ‘MELT’ tours run for 45 minutes between 6 pm and 10:30 pm from Thursday, 31st October to Saturday, 2nd November. Tickets start at $45 per person. To secure your spot, click here.
Beerhaüs Barangaroo and York Street transform into Haunted Hauses of Hedonism
Need a reason to dress up this Halloween? Head to Beerhaüs’s Barangaroo and York Street outposts on 31st October for one night of creepy decorations, traditional Halloween games and bespoke cocktails. Kicking off from 6 pm, try your hand at apple bobbing or choose from tricks or treats in a random, lucky-dip door prize. Come dressed in your spookiest costume for a chance to score a 1-litre bottle of rum, courtesy of the party’s official partner, Kraken. Plus, punters can score a glass of rum punch ($5), featuring a mix of spiced rum, Campari, agave, lime and pineapple juice.
Beerhaüs will be hosting their Halloween party on 31st October from 6 pm at both Barangaroo and York Street. To book your spot, click here.
Golden Age x Four Pillars Gin Present In Dreams: A Blue Velvet Halloween
This Halloween, Four Pillars Gin will be coming to Surry Hills for an intimate party filled with live music, chilling movies and copious quantities of gin (naturally). On 31st October, the Golden Age Bar will be transformed into an atmospheric Lynchian nightclub for In Dreams: A Blue Velvet Halloween. The event is to celebrate the Australian premiere of the brand new restoration of David Lynch’s iconic classic Blue Velvet (1986), screening exclusively at Golden Age Cinema. The night is expected to be one to remember with glittering live performances, Bloody Shiraz G&Ts plus a specially themed Four Pillars cocktail.
Golden Age Cinema will be hosting 2 screenings of Blue Velvet on 31st October (6:10 pm and 8:40 pm). To book your seats, click here.
El Camino Cantina hosts a Halloween fiesta and Day of the Dead party
If you’re looking for a chance to gather your crew this Halloween, look no further than El Camino Cantina. This Halloween, their venues in The Rocks, Entertainment Quarter, Manly and Westfield Miranda will be offering a spooky Tex-Mex inspired feast. Diners can take advantage of their Halloween fiesta package ($79 per person), serving up their best selling favourites including buffalo wings, fajitas, nachos and churros. The best bit? The package includes two hours of margaritas, wine, and beer with complimentary spooky lollies for those who book ahead.
Punters can also have a whack of their giant Halloween piñata (from 8 pm), filled with treats and chocolates galore. Sample their Spook-tacular margarita all night long for just $7.50 and come dressed in your favourite costume, with the best dressed guy and girl walking away with a $50 restaurant voucher.
Plus, El Camino Cantina will be celebrating Day of the Dead, Mexico’s annual holiday to honour the spirits of the deceased, on Saturday, 2nd November. Get your face covered in devilish make-up with free face painting by Bewitched Faces (6 to 9 pm) with XO Patrón Cafeshots ($10) available all night.
El Camino Cantina’s Halloween celebrations will be taking place on 31st October across all venues. Find out more and book your table by clicking here.
In case you missed it, El Camino Cantina has just opened the doors of its latest venue in the Eastern Suburbs. Click here to find out more.