Halloween is the only holiday for which everyone and anyone can don fishnet stockings and pretend to be somebody else. Best of all, no one gets hurt, unless they happen to fall of their platforms. Washingtonians take their costumed revelry seriously, so there are events fit for families, pub crawls, pumpkin carving contests, and all sorts of parties suited for any creature of the night in our nation’s capital. Here’s our guide detailing where to go and what to eat and drink for every food lover in the District, so you can shake your ghoul thing and eat somebody’s heart out this spooky holiday.
Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee is serving three devilishly delightful copettas and sorbetti for Halloween all month long, available at their 14th Street and Union Market locations only.
The 17th Street High Heel Drag Race will be held on October 28 this year - grab a viewing seat at Cobalt and JR’s, then order food and drink specials while you watch the glitterati race to the finish line.
From October 29 to November 2, The Pig is hosting a five-course Walking Dead-themed dinner featuring scary dishes like blood pasta, heart, deep-fried bone marrow. If they’re available, order the pig cheeks and fried ears, they’re t to-die-for, really. Be sure to sample the drink specials, too.
Atlas Brew Works is hosting their second annual All Saints’ Day Party on November 1. The party includes the release of their seasonal brew, La Saison des Fêtes, a costume contest, pumpkin carving, music, and more.
City Tap House is hosting A Comic Book Halloween on November 1. It’s a costume party and contest to benefit Foundation for Heroes in which contestants vie for the title of best comic book Superhero or Villain costume with a $1,000 grand prize while they sip house brews.