Where to Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos & Halloween in Houston for 2022

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Put on your Hellfire Club shirt, denim jacket and messy black wing. Halloween is almost here and Houston will be one Eddie Munson short without you. Whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly destination for tricks and treats or the best place to enjoy a seasonal cocktail, we’ve compiled our best suggestions for celebrating Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos, and all-things-spooky-season in the Bayou City.

Bay Area/Galveston

Join Pier 6 for their annual Halloween Anniversary extravaganza. Photo courtesy of Pier 6 Seafood.

Pier 6 Seafood Anniversary Halloween Bash, 113 6th Street, San Leon: This bayside seafood restaurant has much to celebrate after just two years in operation, including James Beard Award recognition, a new marina to dock-and-dine and a completed kitchen expansion. In what is becoming a yearly tradition, Pier 6 is celebrating its anniversary with a Halloween extravaganza. This year’s festivities span a full weekend with different themes each night, starting Friday, October 28 with Under the Sea, continuing Saturday, October 29 with Superheroes and Villains and culminating on Sunday, October 29 with Fear on the Pier. Partygoers will enjoy lavish restaurant décor, costume-clad staff, music by a guest DJ, live entertainment, a 360-photo booth, food and drink specials, candy for kiddos and prizes for the best dressed. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and last until 9. All ages are welcome. For full details, check out the event page.

Halloween Celebration Aboard Tall Ship Elissa, 2200 Harborside, Galveston: Go on a swashbuckling nautical adventure this Halloween weekend aboard the 1877 tall ship Elissa. The Galveston Historical Foundation invites guests to a wondrous evening on the 145-year-old vessel docked at Galveston’s Historic Seaport. The dockside soirée takes place on Saturday, October 29. Tickets are $45 and include food, drinks, cake, dockside music and more. High-seas-inspired attire is encouraged. For ticket sales and to learn more, visit the event page.

Cypress

Milk Mustache is offering a selection of Halloween cookies. Photo courtesy of Scurfield Group

Halloween Cookies at Milk Mustache, 13718 Office Park Drive: If you’re seeking baked Halloween treats in Cypress, look no further than Milk Mustache. The gourmet cookie company is rolling out a line up of four festive cookies for the Halloween season. These include Grave Digger, a double-chocolate decorated like a mummy, Boo-Tella, a sugar cookie filled with Nutella and topped with Halloween sprinkles; Candyland, a toffee cookie with vanilla buttercream frosting topped with crushed Reese’s peanut butter cups, Oreos and mini M&Ms; and Hocus Pocus, a white chocolate cookie topped with Halloween sprinkles. All four 6-ounce cookies can be purchased individually or in a Boo Pack with one of each for $20. Visit milkmustache.com for more information and to place online orders.

Downtown

Witchy Brunch at Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith: On Saturday, October 29, put on your pointy hats and cloaks and enjoy a festive brunch for magical creatures of all ages. Indulge in a three-course brunch menu featuring Brennan’s favorites like turtle soup and Eggs Brennan. Costumed guests will receive a complimentary Trouble Tree bedecked in cocktail shots. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m for $45 per person plus gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (713) 522-9711 or by visiting the event page.

Eiffel Tower of Terror Halloween Party at Brasserie 19, 1962 West Gray: Join Brasserie 19 and Veuve Clicquot for their annual Halloween party, Eiffel Tower of Terror, on Saturday, October 29 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Put on your best costume, and enjoy dinner before the DJ starts spinning and the spooky drinks start flowing. Also, don’t hold back on the costume ideas, because the best-dressed will win outstanding prizes, such as a champagne brunch for six. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on Open Table.

Dia de Los Muertos with The Urban Flower Company, 5819 Gulf Freeway: Those 21 and up can join this Houston dispensary at the second annual Dia de Los Muertos Parade and Festival downtown on Saturday, November 5. The festival will take place at Sam Houston Park (1000 Bagby Street) from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and The Urban Flower will be onsite selling their unique treats and special Dia de Los Muertos shirts, while supplies last.

Heights

William Price Distilling Halloween movie night
William Price Distilling is hosting Halloween movie nights every Wednesday in October. Courtesy image.

Friday Night Movies at Williams Price Distilling, 970 Wakefield: Stop by this local Houston distillery and tasting room any Wednesday in October and enjoy a fright with your flight. William Price Distilling is playing a different Halloween movie every Wednesday this month. The remaining ones for October include 7 p.m. showings of IT on Wednesday, October 19 and The Conjuring on October 26.

Jeni’s Fall 2022 Flavors. Photo courtesy of Jeni’s Ice Creams

Cone Coins and Fall Flavors at Jeni’s Ice Creams, 375 W 19th Street: Just in time for trick or treating, Cone Coins are back at Jeni’s Ice Creams. These kid-sized gift cards are all dressed up with spooky backers, making them the perfect trick-or-treat handout. Every coin (available in bundles of 20 for $35) is redeemable for one kid’s cone at a Jeni’s scoop shop. In addition, Jeni’s is offering limited time fall flavors like Pumpkin Cake Roll, Green Mint Chip and Boston Crème Pie.

Pirate Month at Lei Low, 6412 North Main: This Houston destination for traditional and contemporary tiki drinks has been transformed into a pirate’s paradise for the month of October. The Pirate Month celebration blends Halloween, drink specials, music and décor. Landlubbers and sailors alike can enjoy a special menu with drinks heavy on brandy and Madeira, along with some molasses-based pirate libations. Drink specials include the Scuttlebut Swizzle, a blend of Spanish brandy, Demerara rum, Oloroso sherry, cinnamon, vanilla, lime and orange, and The Dead Man’s Bay, a blended drink that combines black rum, Amaretto, guava, banana, lime, tiki butter and orange blossom.

Anyone who turns up dressed as a pirate will enjoy happy-hour pricing on select drinks. There will also be a DJ night on Thursday, October 27. DJ Mikey Drag will spin vintage ’60s tunes blended with a bit of exotica from 9 p.m. to midnight. On Saturday, October 29, board the Beam Bus Tour, which will make a stops at Lei Low, Johnny’s Gold Brick and Eight Row Flint.

Halloween & Dia De Los Muertos at Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton: Celebrate all things spooky and spiritual this Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos weekend at this northside bar. The celebrations start on Thursday, October 27 with a Dia de Los Muertos Ofrenda and seasonal drink specials all weekend. Visit on Saturday, October 29 for Drag Brunch from noon to 2 p.m., or on Sunday, October 30 for a dog costume contest from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by entertainment from DJ Beat Sicarios from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Halloween night, sip themed cocktails and enjoy a $20 steak night. Finally, on Tuesday, November 1, celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with the yearly launch of Monkey Tail’s famous tamales (six for $9 or a dozen for $16).

Montrose/Midtown

Halloween Cookies at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1834 Westheimer: Stop by this beloved Italian café this Halloween and store some treats away — for others, for yourself or both. Paulie’s signature shortbread Halloween cookies are now on sale at the popular Montrose eatery. The famed cookies — still made with the original recipe of Paul Petronella’s mother, Kathy — are available in 15 different shapes, including ghouls, ghosts, goblins, and spiders. Order yours in any quantity for $3.75 each. Cookie orders can be placed online and should be made two business days in advance. Cookies are available daily in the restaurant while supplies last and, for $1 extra each, can be wrapped.

The Halloween edition of the Toucan cocktail at The Flight Club
The Halloween edition of the Toucan cocktail at The Flight Club. Courtesy photo.

A Spooky Affair at Flight Club Houston, 3515 West Dallas: On Saturday, October 29 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., this “social darts” concept is hosting Cabinet of Curiosities, meant to evoke a twisted Victorian-era British fairground, where the game of darts began. Activities include photo opportunities, a mystical tarot card reader, a costume contest, stilt walkers and more. Guests can imbibe the evening’s signature cocktail, The Toucan, embellished with a gothic, stenciled decoration, and enjoy unlimited bites, including shareable dishes such as truffle fries, Tandoori chicken skewers, buffalo chicken sliders and flatbreads.

There are two ticket levels. The $45 tickets for individuals includes two drink tickets and chef’s choice of the unlimited bites. Groups of 6 to 12 can get tickets for $75 per person, express up to three small-bites preferences and have private seating, among other benefits. for groups of six to 12. For more details, visit the website.

ReikiNa Sea Bass. Photo by Kat Ambrose

ReikiNa Halloween Dinner, 1712 West Dallas: Chef Thomas Stacey’s ongoing tasting menu pop-up, currently hosted by the newly renovated Native Coffee, is hosting a two-night Halloween dinner in collaboration with Nancy’s Hustle’s sous chef, Chris Ostrander. The seven-course experience will be served on two days —Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31 — with three seatings each day at 6:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The seven-course menu is fall-, Halloween- and Thanksgiving-inspired, featuring Scallop Crudo, Korean Salade Niçoise with banchan, Green Beans with capers, ricotta and fried okra; Sea Bass with butter dashi and seafoam, Pumpkin Cake with raspberry gastrique and orange whip, and more. The dinner is priced at $180 per person and includes wine, beer and sake. Reservations can be made online.

Wine and Chocolate Pairings at Camarata, 1830 Westheimer: Enjoy five nights of treats at Montrose’s hauntingly popular wine bar next door to Paulie’s. From Thursday, October 27 through Halloween (Monday, October 31), the wine bar is partnering with chocolatier Dany Kamkhagi of Mostly Chocolates to present an array of specially made chocolates paired with wine flights picked by sommelier Roberto Kates. Each flight will feature individual bites of sweet and salty chocolate treats, while also showcasing some frightfully delicious wines. As a sneak peak, one pairing will feature a Malvasia dolce wine from the Canary Islands.

Each flight with accompanying chocolates is $40 plus tax and gratuity. For information, call (713) 522-8466 (VINO) or visit the website.

Vampire Ball at Doris Metropolitan, 2815 South Shepherd: Carnivores and bloodsuckers alike are welcome at Doris Metropolitan Thursday, October 27 for this Montrose steakhouse’s annual Vampire Ball. There will be a live DJ, drink specials and festive Halloween decor. Doors open at 5 p.m. and happy hour runs until 7. Costumes are encouraged and the best-dressed will receive a special prize. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online.

Museum District

Spirits and Skeletons at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive: Celebrate the creepiest night of the year at the Houston Museum of Natural Science from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m on Saturday, Oct. 29. Revelers can browse museum exhibits, enjoy live music from The Space Rockers, and chose from a variety of food and drink vendors. Admission is $50 for museum members and $60 for non-members and includes one free drink ticket. For more information, visit the event page.

Post Oak/Galleria

Dia De Los Muertos Dinner at Caracol, 2200 Post Oak: Celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday of Dia De Los Muertos at chef Hugo Ortega’s Mexican seafood concept, Caracol. The five-course dinner is on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. with a pre-dinner reception at 6:30 p.m. Guests can expect mouth-watering bites, including Chalupitas de Camaron, shrimp, tomato, serrano chili and cilantro in Mexico City-style masa cups; Molletes de Platano, plantain masa cakes, crema fresca and queso fresco; Tamal de Elote, heirloom corn tamales with crema fresca and queso fresco; Costillas de Res, braised short rib with tamalayota squash purée, Swiss chard and mole; and much more. The cost is $110 per person plus gratuity and includes spirit pairings. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the event page here.

mash pumpkin at Cacao & Cardamom
Snag a smash pumpkin at Cacao & Cardamom before they’re gone. Photo courtesy of Scurfield Group.

Seasonal Chocolates at Cacao & Cardamom, 5000 Westheimer: Visit Luxury artisan chocolatier Cacao & Cardamom for an array of seasonal fall flavors. These festive treats include Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls, sweet and spicy strawberry serrano chocolate bars, skull-shaped caramels, and a dark chocolate candy smash pumpkin filled with peanut butter marshmallow rochers, dark chocolate spiced almonds and more. Visit their website for more information and to place online orders.

River Oaks

Dia de Los Muertos treats at Dessert Gallery. Photo by Lezu Photography

Dia de Los Muertos and Halloween Treats at Dessert Gallery, 3600 Kirby: Visit this Houston classic for hauntingly beautiful treats, which will only be available through November 2. Offerings include hand-decorated Halloween cookies and Day of the Dead hand butter cookies ($4.95 each); Halloween and Day of the Dead cupcakes ($4.50 each); Halloween and Day of the Dead petit fours ($3.95 each); Halloween and Day of the Dead chocolate-dipped pretzels ($2.95 for a 2-pack); Halloween and Day of the Dead cookie decorating kit ($10.00 each).

Enjoy a Day of the Dead fajita combo at Cadillac Bar. Photo courtesy of Cadillac Bar.

Dia de Los Muertos celebration at Cadillac Bar, 1802 N Shepherd: Enjoy a signature Day of the Dead cocktail and live DJ entertainment at Cadillac Bar on Tuesday, November 1 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Kids can celebrate with free face painting while adults enjoy a Day of the Dead combo featuring fajitas, two pitchers of margaritas and authentic Mexican “Pan de Muerto” for $59.99. For more information, please visit the event website.

Spring Branch

Joint the Feges staff in dressing up for the holiday. Photo courtesy of Feges BBQ

Saturday Spooktacular at Feges BBQ, 8217 Long Point Rd: Feges BBQ will host a family-friendly Halloween celebration at their Spring Branch location on Saturday, October 29 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids of all ages can enjoy Cupcake’s Haunted House, an oversized bounce house, a pumpkin decorating station, Dragon’s Nest play area, and Hocus Pocus (PG), which will be playing on all the screens inside the restaurant. There will also be a special Halloween frozen adult beverage, Halloween cookies, and Miss Kathy’s New Orleans Style Snoballs truck parked out front. Costumes are encouraged, and there will even be a costume contest, with winners announced at 5:30 p.m.

Sugar Land/Missouri City

You’re in for a frighteningly good time at the House of Spirits Haunted Cocktail Soiree. Courtesy photo.

House of Spirits Haunted Cocktail Soiree, 300 Douglas Street, Missouri City: Looking for an adult event on the spookier side? House of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soiree is an immersive Halloween cocktail experience hosted in an eerie Victorian mansion southwest of Houston. Explore the 32,000 square foot property, imbibe craft cocktails, converse with spirits using a giant Ouija board, or have your fates read by a tarot card reader. Prices range from $59 for standard admission including four mini cocktails, $64 for plus admission including five mini cocktails, or $78 for premium admission including 5 mini cocktails, truffle pairings and early entry. The experience will be open Thursday through Sunday nights until October 31. For more information, visit the event page.

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land: Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with a culturally captivating experience at Sugar Land’s Town Square. The celebration will feature traditional mariachi music, ballet folkloric performances, Aztec dancers, Hispanic cuisine food vendors, art exhibitions, children’s activities and more. This free public event will go from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. For more information, visit the event page.

Multiple Locations

slash daddy burger at The Burger Joint
The bun of The Burger Joint’s Slash Daddy Burger, available for Halloween season, gets its black color from charcoal derived from bamboo.

Slash Daddy Burger at The Burger Joint, three locations: It’s all treats and no tricks at The Burger Joint this month. Stop by any location of this locally owned favorite — Montrose, Heights or Baybrook — for two spooky, seasonal specials. The Slash Daddy Burger features two smashed Angus patties, smoked gouda, grilled onions, shaved lettuce and special sauce on a bamboo charcoal bun. Wash it down with the new Sour Apple Shake, a frozen green potion made with sour apple vanilla ice cream, topped with black whipped cream, Oreo crumble and gummy worms.

Free tacos for costumed guests at Tacos/Fajitas A Go Go: Stop into any Tacos A Go Go or Fajitas A Go Go locations between Saturday, October 29 and Monday, October 31 in your best taco costume or luchador mask and receive a free meal of chips, queso and a taco. Costumed guests will also be featured in Tacos A Go Go’s social media costume contest and entered to win additional prizes.

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