We always tell potential visitors that Halloween is a great time to come to San Diego, as our city knows how to do it right. This Halloween, there are plenty of events around America's Finest City, including some taking place at Session's Public in Ocean Beach, Quality Social in the Gaslamp, and East Village's BASIC urban kitchen + bar and El Dorado Cocktail Lounge. Check out the lineup, and feel free to email SanDiegoVille with any questions, comments or concerns.
Sessions Public, OB's premier beer bar and convivial eatery, is getting into the spirit this Halloween with two unique alternatives to the same played out spook-fests.
Costume Brewery Tour:
All aboard the BOOze Bus! On Saturday, October 27th Sessions Public is calling all zombies, superheroes and naughty (enter anything here) to celebrate Halloween and BEER! Dress up in your most creative costumes and join them for a full day of "Brunch and a Brewery Tour". Begins at 11am with brunch at Sessions. Ghoulish guests will enjoy a selection of signature "Taps & Toast" dishes such as the Tasso Ham Benedict, Sweet Potato Hash and Chicken & Waffles. Prior to boarding, wet your palate with bottomless mimosas. Buses are provided by the San Diego Brewery Tours and will take attendees to 3 local craft breweries (Guests choice! Options could include Ballast Point, Port Lost Abbey, Alesmith and/or Society) and will return to Sessions at 4pm promptly. Price: $80 (including bus, brunch & booze).
Big Lebowski Halloween:
This Halloween, Wednesday October 31st, ditch the cliché and head down to Sessions for a little BIG Lebowski fun. The cult-classic themed event invites locals to don their best "The Dude", Bunny or even dare to replicate John Goodman's epic character, Walter, with a costume contest commencing at 10pm. Sip on $4 "Caucasians" (White Russians) or 20 beers on tap while watching the hysterical comedy and noshing on Session's signature pub grub. Movie begins at 7pm and will play throughout the evening. No cover charge. No oonce oonce. Just good drinks, dream sequences and bowling.
QUALITY SOCIAL’S HAUNTED HOUSE OF FORTUNE
QS’ Haunted House of Fortune will recreate the cursed 19th century historic Thornbush Manor with live performers from The Gran Artique in haunted character for your painful pleasure. As the tale goes, the mansion was plagued with strange, mysterious and frightening happenings, which took the lives of the Thornbush family who still haunt the estate to this day.
Nationally renowned house DJ, Mr. Las Vegas himself, DJ Scotty Boy will be putting on one of the most energetic performances the Gaslamp has to offer on Halloween weekend. Scotty Boy has been voted one of the Top 10 DJ's in America the past 3 years by DJ Times Magazine and ranked in the Top 100 DJ's in the world on TheDJList.com.
Offered as an upgrade to your basic Haunted House of Fortune ticket, Chef de Cuisine Dustin Beckner has put together a gourmet three-course menu consisting of fall's greatest bounty. The pre-party dinner package includes the menu below in addition to admission to either Saturday’s or Sunday’s event for a total of $40 per person, not including tax or service charge. The menu will be offered between 5pm - 10pm, and reservations are required. To buy and book your dinner package, please call Quality Social at 619-501-7675.
Butternut Squash & Apple Soup
Organic Arugula Salad, Citrus Vinaigrette, Clementines, Roasted Beets
Grilled Swordfish, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta, Gremolata
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, Pumpkin Polenta, Baby Broccoli, Pepitas
Fried Mini Candy Bars & Stranger Danger Candies To-Go.
“Heyyyy sexy ladiesss” East Village's favorite neighborhood locale is throwing a Gangnam Style Halloween bash on Wednesday, October 31st. This no cover event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with a 2-for-1 well drink special till 10 p.m. – so arrive early to stay hydrated! In addition to the killer well cocktails, BASIC’s bartenders have crafted a Halloween inspired SCARY STOUT, a chilled Patron XO Cafe Irish cream float, which will be available for $6. The highlights of the night include a performance by one of Hollywood’s freshest, DJ StoneRokk, and of course the can’t miss, Gangnam style "sexy ladies" costume contest, where one lucky winner will walk away with a cash prize!
A $150 Absolute bottle special will also be available for those who prefer their own table, and BASIC’s kitchen will be slingin’ pies during the entire duration of the event until 2 a.m. To reserve your table, please call BASIC at 619.531.8869, or for more information visit www.barbasic.com.
El Dorado Cocktail Lounge will put their spin on the cult horror-drama television series American Horror Story with their El Dorado Horror Story Halloween Party on October 31st, Halloween night. The no cover party will play the best in throw back party jams with beats by DJ Kid Wonder, Saul Q, Havok S, and Pablo Stanley. The party kicks off at 9 p.m. and lasts till close at 2 a.m.
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