Who said trick or treating has to end with childhood? As adults, the treats take on a more mature form, but they still exist, and in abundance. Here are a few bars and restaurants where the liquid goodies will be flowing come the witching hour.
If you’re looking to get the party started right now, tonight head over to Ras Plant Based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for “A Nightmare at Ras.” A line of Halloween cocktails is being offered now through Nov. 6 all priced at $15. Choose from Dracula’s Kiss (Evan Williams bourbon, raspberry, rosemary, and lemon), Wicked Witch of Franklin (Espolón Blanco, Grand Marnier, matcha, and lime), The Bates Motel (Spring 44 Gin, blackcurrant, lime, mint, and gummy candy), and Poltergeist (Plantation Rum, oat milk, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and whipped cream).
Should you need to renew your capacity, Ras features a full menu of vegetarian and kosher creations, such as its mushroom tibs — button mushrooms with tomato, jalapeño, onion, and rosemary — and Ras kitfo: pea protein crumble, spice-infused olive oil, and mitmita.
Ras Plant Based, 739 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-622-6220.
At House of Spirits, you can partake in an immersive theatrical cocktail soirée set in a haunted mansion no less. Enjoy miniature craft cocktails during a night of macabre magic, tarot readings, strange roaming specters, secret games, and more.
The event is scheduled for Oct. 20 and ranges in price from $72 to $92 depending on which features you choose. Tickets and details can be found here.
House of Spirits, 60 Pine Street, 5 Story Mansion A, New York.
What’s that, you say? You want to brew your own Halloween potion? The Cauldron has your back. The experience includes a glass of Prosecco (or HallowCream Cider, which is non-alcoholic), a drink poured from a magic wand, two drinks that you have brewed yourself following instruction, and something call an “Ectoplasm Shot,” which, the website advises, is not included for kids.
The interactive experience lasts an hour and 45 minutes and is priced at $59.99 for adults, $50.99 for students, and $49.99 for children. To book or for further information, including the location, click here.
Finally, Beetle House, which bills itself as “a year-round celebration of Halloween with an artistic and thematic atmosphere inspired by horror culture, magic” and more is offering a “Poltergeist Feast” that includes an appetizer, main course, side, and dessert, augmented by a selection of cocktails. Among the options in this last department are The Beetle’s Juice (Silver Tequila, Muddled Blackberry, Cranberry Juice, lime juice, and a splash of simple syrup) and Bio-Exorcism (Gin, Muddled Cucumber, splash of simple syrup, lime, topped with club soda).
The cost of dinner begins at $55. Note that several of the main courses carry surcharges.
Beetle House, 308 E. 6th Street, 646-510-4786.