Where to Eat and Drink This Halloween Weekend
A round-up of local restaurants celebrating Halloween in style.
A Halloween-themed four-course tasting menu of "orange, bones, and black" will feature dishes like red wine-roasted bone marrow with brioche toast fingers and "spookitni," a black squid-ink bucatini with spicy clams. Feel free to come in costume—restaurant staff will be wearing theirs!
Saturday, October 31st
The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge, 617-661-5050, rialto-restaurant.com
Cantina La Mexicana
This Halloween party will have a live band and costume contest with prizes. Try one of the drink specials like the “Oh My Sweet Pumpkin Pie” with vanilla vodka and pumpkin puree to wash down your enchiladas and rellenos.
Saturday, October 31st, 8 p.m.
247 Washington St., Union Square, Somerville 617-776-5232, cantinalamexicana.com
The Painted Burro
The Painted Burro will be celebrating Diá de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) all weekend, with dinner specials like fiambre, a complex Guatamelan salad traditionally served for the occasion, along with brunch goodies like tortas made on pan de muerto (bread of the dead).
October 29th – November 2nd
219 Elm St., Somerville, 617-776-0005, thepaintedburro.com
The waterfront restaurant is teaming up with Charlestown Social Club for a Halloween party to benefit the Charlestown YMCA. Come costumed and ready to dance the night away, while sipping cocktails and snacking on complimentary appetizers. The event is free with an RSVP and a suggested donation of $15. Proceeds from the party will go directly to the YMCA.
Saturday October 31st, 9p.m. - 1 a.m.
8th St., Charlestown, 617-337-0054, pier6boston.com
Beat Brasserie will be celebrating Celtic traditions of Samhain, a pre-Christian festival that originally began on Halloween. Chef Ignacio Lopez will feature dishes from ancient cookbooks to celebrate the feast, like potato and cabbage colcannon and apple-cake, among other traditional fare.
Specials will run through Saturday, October 31st
13 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617 499-0001, beatbrasserie.com
American Fresh Brewhouse Brewery Taproom & Beer Garden
The makers of Slumbrew beer will be holding Halloween costume parties at both their locations. Get ready for blacklights, costume contests, holiday food specials and, of course, cold beer.
Oct. 31st, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m., Assembly Row and Boynton Yards locations
15 Ward St., Somerville and 310 Canal Street, Somerville, 800-428-1150, slumbrew.com