Trick or treat? If you’re anything like us, you definitely prefer the treats. Halloween is only a week away, and although we’ve already told you about this year’s best Halloween parties, we realised there’s plenty to enjoy this upcoming weekend that has nothing to do with clubs or costumes. Whether you’re looking for sweet treats or a bloody brunch, here’s where to eat and drink this Halloween weekend.
If you have too much fun Friday night, cure your Halloween hangover at Mrs. Pound with their Bloody Brunch on Saturday. Features a free-flow, do-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar and a selection of tasty culinary treats, it’ll get you energised again for party-hopping throughout Halloween weekend.
When: 29 October 2016, 12pm to 3pm
Mrs. Pound, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, +852 3426 3949, mrspound.com
What happens at The Fiasco stays at The Fiasco. That’s the rule of this raucous ‘long lunch’/afternoon party (HK$750 per person) featuring live music and multiple courses of Carbone’s signature dishes, such as steak Diane and spicy vodka rigatoni (free-flow drink packages available for an additional price). This edition of The Fiasco is Halloween-themed, so don’t show up unless you’re wearing your best costume. Email TheFiasco@carbone.com.hk to get a spot on the list.
When: 30 October 2016, starting from 12:30pm
Carbone, 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2593 2593, carbone.com.hk
This Halloween, Elephant Grounds will be attracting mischievous creatures big and small with this special Gremlin Greed ice cream sandwich (HK$68). Made with Oreo ice cream, two pieces of chocolate cookies topped with candy corn and gummy worms, this colourful, tasty treat is too wicked to miss.
When: 28 to 31 October 2016
Elephant Grounds, 8 Wing Fung St, Wanchai, +852 2778 2700, elephantgrounds.com
Take a magic carpet ride with The Optimist as bar manager Isabella Vannoni presents the Arabian Nights cocktail (HK$120) inspired by Aladdin, her favourite childhood film. The blood-red cocktail will be served from a smoking ‘magic lamp’ and features Yzaguirre red vermouth, the aroma of burnt rosemary, peppered syrup, lemon juice, and a dash of hot tabasco – available to order from 24 October 2016.
When: 24 to 31 October 2016
The Optimist, 239 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, +852 2433 3324, theoptimist.hk
For serious Halloween revellers, Burger Circus will be doing you a service by staying open late Friday and Saturday nights, so you can recover from the night with your favourite diner foods until 6am. On Halloween itself, the Circus Jerks will be whipping up milkshakes made with house-churned vanilla ice cream, candy pieces, whipped cream and a lollipop to top it all off. Don’t forget to say ‘trick or treat!’ — you never know what other treats the staff may have in store.
When: open until 6am on 29 and 30 October 2016, milkshake served 11am to 11pm on 31 October 2016
Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2878 7787, burgercircus.com.hk
Bringing Korean horror to Hong Kong, Jinjuu is offering special desserts and drinks this Halloween, includes the Pumpkin Horror (HK$100), featuring a chocolate fondant filled with strawberry sauce, jujube pumpkin puree, green tea ice cream and red strawberry drizzles, as well as the Spooky Village cocktail (HK$120).
When: 29 and 31 October 2016
Jinjuu, UG/F, California Tower, 32 D’aguilar Street, Central, +852 3755 4868, jinjuu.com/hk
Channel your inner witch at Pirata with their Witches Brew (HK$110) cocktail, served in two glass vials chilled in a bubbling, fuming, cauldron-shaped glass container. The recipe? A few drops of gingerbread syrup, a shot of Wild Turkey whiskey, a splash of Yzaguirre red vermouth and two dashes of orange bitters, making for a potion like none other.
When: 24 to 31 October 2016
Pirata, 239 Hennessy Rd, Wanchai, +852 2887 0270, pirata.hk
We have’t forgot about the little ones – after all, children should be the ones having the most fun on Halloween, which is why Linguini Fini is treating every child who turns up in costumes during brunch on 29 and 30 October 2016 with a complimentary meal and free candies. Don’t worry, parents, you’ll get to enjoy free-flow Peroni and prosecco on those days.
When: 29 and 30 October 2016
Linguini Fini, 49 Elgin St, Central, +852 2387 6338, linguinifini.com/en/hongkong