Halloween and the Day of the Dead (Día de Los Muertos) are two of the most anticipated holidays in Miami. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate, we’ve got you covered. From haunted houses to costume contests, there’s something for everyone. Please keep reading for our roundup of some of Miami’s best Halloween and Día de Los Muertos events.
The spooky celebration at the Mezcaleria de Los Muertos takes place on Thursday, October 27, through Saturday evening. Tarot card readers and Gem + Bolt cocktails will be available with limited space for reservations made via Resy beforehand! Tickets cost $25 per person, but if you’re lucky enough to get in early, there’s also an exclusive welcome drink special too, so don’t miss this opportunity that not many people know about yet. Bodega Mezcaleria is located at 3419 Main Hwy in Miami. Ticket Link: www.resy.com
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
A spooktacular blend of SelvaRey coconut rum, lychee puree, cherry juice, and lemon juice, topped with lychee foam and a mummy eyeball made of cherry-stuffed lychee. Perfect for all the goblins and ghouls to sip on their big night out. $18
1.5 oz Lychee Puree
.25 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.25 oz Filthy Cherry Syrup
Kiss of Death
A concoction of tequila Blanco, fresh pineapple juice, agave nectar, lime juice, and activated charcoal powder. Take a sip if you dare! $19
.75 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.25 oz Agave Nectar
.5 tsp Activated Charcoal Powder
Moxy South Beach
Moxy South Beach pays homage to its Mexican inspiration with a Dia De Los Muertos weekend celebration. On Saturday, October 29, Bar Moxy and Serena will be decorated with candlelit altars adorned with tequila bottles and authentic decor as offerings to the deceased. In addition, Serena will be hosting a costume contest throughout the evening where winners will be prized with a $200 dinner gift certificate for Serena. Featured: Muerte Negra Margarita – Tequila, Agave, Lime, Activated Charcoal, Spicy Rim with a dehydrated lime wheel garnish) for $8 each. Available in a “Fuente” Option for six guests to split for $25. From 6 pm- close (Available 10/29 – 10/31). Moxy South Beach is located at 915 Washington Ave; in South Beach. Visit www.marriott.com for more information.
RUMBAR, the sultry bar and lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne features a month-long Halloween pop-up bar. Beware, as the House of Spells will feature hair-raising bites, haunted cocktails, and spooky entertainment daily from 3 pm-close. Bewitching bar bites include The Kraken – warm crab, spinach, and artichoke dip, with grilled pita; Day of the Living Veg – roasted garlic hummus, crudité, and pita; The Tombstone – foraged wild mushroom, truffle essence, and arugula, with artisan flatbread; and more. Featured haunted potions priced at $15 include Witch’s Brew – Mount Gay Black Barrel, black tea, Oleo Saccharum, orange and lime juice, and angostura bitters; Vampire Kiss – Barbera d’Alba, pomegranate liqueur, sparkling rosé, and roasted cherry syrup; and Shot of Pixie Dust – Brockman’s Gin, lavender syrup and lemon juice. RUMBAR is located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, at 455 Grand Bay Drive Key Biscayne. Visit www.ritzcarlton.com for more information.
Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw will be offering its fan-favorite Ice SCREAM menu through the month of October. In the spirit of Halloween, Salt & Straw’s classic flavors will be available alongside the seasonal Halloween-themed flavors, which include: The Great Candycopia with swarms of housemade trick-or-treat favorites-—Kit Kats, Reeses, Snickers, and Heath bars-— folded into diabolically delicious salted butterscotch ice cream and more. The Ice SCREAM menu is available now through October 31 by the scoop or by the pint at the Wynwood and Coconut Grove locations. Salt & Straw Wynwood is located at 246 NW 25th Street, and Salt & Straw Coconut Grove is located at 3015 Grand Avenue in CocoWalk. Visit www.saltandstraw.com for more information.
Delve into the deepest depths of the oceanic world on Halloween’s haunting weekend. On Thursday, October 27, Sexy Fish will lure the darkest sea creatures to the surface for an evening of delectable dining, innovative cocktails, jaw-dropping Scary Fish-inspired costumes, and guest DJ Ameme. Throughout Halloween weekend, guests will be entertained by Scary Sea Sirens, sexy decor, and sounds by Resident DJs. Sexy Fish welcomes guests in the greatest and finest costumes but respectfully asks that their dress code is respected; weapons or face masks are not allowed. Call (305) 889-7888 for table reservations or send an email to reservations.miami@sexyfish.
Smorgasburg Miami, the 50,000 square-foot food market adjacent to the Wynwood Walls and what the Miami Herald dubbed as “Disneyland for food,” is hosting the ultimate Halloween market celebration on Saturday, October 29. Kicking off at 12 pm, guests can trick-or-treat Smorgasburg-style and visit the 40+ festively decorated vendor booths offering individualized, unique food offerings and specials. From 4-5:30 pm, guests are invited to watch or participate in the official Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest. Human attendees are welcome to join in a people-dressed-like-food contest as well; just show up dressed to thrill any time that day and visit the info booth at Smorgasburg to get your picture taken. Smorgasburg Miami is located in the heart of Wynwood at 2600 NW Second Avenue. For more information, visit www.smorgasburgmiami.com.
Located in the heart of South Beach, the modern Asian fusion restaurant is celebrating Halloween on Saturday, October 29. The evening will feature Halloween-themed specials, DJ from 7 pm to close, and a costume contest. Participate in the costume contest for a chance to win a $100 Tanuki gift card!!! The regular a la carte menu will be available. Specialty cocktails are available all weekend long through Monday, October 31. Tanuki is located at 1080 Alton Road in South Beach. Visit www.tanukimiami.com for more information.
Tobacco Road by Kush
Tobacco Road by Kush Hospitality Group is hosting a Scarface-themed Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29, from 8 pm to close. Guests can look forward to featured Brugal Rum 1888 craft cocktails, including the Bulletproof Old Fashioned and Shots & Beer combination specials garnished with over-the-top “party favors” that pay tribute to the iconic 1983 movie. Dance the night away to great live DJ beats and indulge in the chance to win, as Tony Montana would say, “The world chico, and everything in it,” along with top-notch prizes during the official costume contest. Tobacco Road is located at 650 S Miami Avenue. Visit www.kushhospitality.com for more information.
Wynwood Halloween Block Party