The spookiest time of the year is almost here! Here are some things you can do around Sydney to celebrate!
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar Present Halloween
As the sun goes down and nighttime descends, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar will transform into a space of decadence and delectable darkness with its very first black-tie dinner this Halloween on Saturday 31st October, featuring an intimate and captivating performance from Sneaky Sound System.
Guests will be treated to the sounds of this iconic Sydney duo and Stephen Pavlovic, plus a seductive display of art direction from friend of Icebergs – Dreamcatchersdreamtime.
Guests will indulge in a menu created by Head Chef Alex Prichard, reflecting the true expression and elegance that Icebergs is renowned for, with the additions of theatrical moments throughout the night. Expect Smoked Chris Bolton Coral Trout Tartare topped with green ants, Blackmore Bresaola served with Pig’s Blood Crackers and Taluca Park Free Range Suckling Pig, roasted with Koji & Salmoriglio presented on silver trays on top of burning bay leaves.
Iceberg’s Head Bartender Matty Opai has created a special drinks list inspired by five horror films including a Chilli Spiked Watermelon Tipple that will be set ablaze, a Blood Red concoction that draws inspiration from that infamous hallway scene in Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’, as well as a Twisted Gin Fizz with activated charcoal that is inspired by fear of the unknown.
Saturday 31st October
$400 per person includes: multi course menu, trick or treat petit fours, entertainment + BF
Beverage will be charged on consumption
Dress code: Black Tie
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo CROCtail Bar
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is scaling and tailing up your Halloween celebrations this year with a deliciously wicked pop-up CROCtail Bar inside an underground Crocodile Den. That’s right, inside a crocodile den with an actual crocodile.
Just a piece of (sturdy and thick) glass will stand between you and the Darling Harbour zoo’s mammoth Saltwater Crocodile. His name is Rocky, he is over 4m long and weighs at least 365kg! Don’t get on his bad side!
Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a free drink and a rare hands-on reptile encounter (snake or lizard).
It’s then on to find an allocated seat to order some tasty tapas and cocktails aka CROCtails made by mobile bar company Trolley’d using locally and responsibly sourced native and wild foraged ingredients such as roasted wattle, urban beehive honey and Illawarra Plum Vodka.
The evening kicks on when the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo team emerge for a Croc Talk and there may even be the chance to watch Rocky feed!
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo’s CROCtail Bar pops up on Halloween weekend with bookings available 5pm-7pm and 7pm-9pm over two weekend - 30 October-1 November and 6-8 November.
Tickets are $15 per person and include a free beer or house wine on arrival. Plus $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to the WILD LIFE Conservation Fund supporting animal research, conservation and welfare.
Seating is limited with only 13 spots available per session in the Croc Den and 38 in the Upper Viewing Deck. Get in quick and book yourself in for cocktails with a side of crocodile by clicking here.
Luna Park Halloscream
Unsettling. Blood-curdling. Scarier than ever. Halloscream will take you on the hellride of your life over five terrifying nights at Sydney’s iconic Luna Park.
After dark, the Gateway to Hell will be opened and release the Underworld’s lost souls, demons and most hellishly freaky characters, as you enter mazes that will scare the hell out of any hardened-Halloweener.
3 terrifying mazes to explore, each with their own horrific story. Are you game enough to take on all three?
POOF DOOF’s HALLOQWEEN Bloody Banquet feat. Kitty Glitter at ivy
– Totti’s Bread, Burrata, Melon & Shiso, Tomato
Michael Myer’s Main
– Trick Or Truffle Mushroom Lasagne
– Hellfire Smoked & Roasted Chicken
– Creepy Corn Fregola
– Phantasmic Pear And Rocket Salad
– Bloody Broccolini Almond And Anchovy
Grim Reaper’s Goodie Bags
Devilish Drink Package:
Hair-raising Hahn Super Dry
Creepy Absolut Cocktail On Arrival
El Camino Cantina
Worship at the altar of El Camino Cantina during its 2020 Day of the Dead fiesta and celebrate delicious foods of the Dias de los Muertos holiday, sinful margarita flavours, loud music, colourful costumes and elaborately face-painted staff.
The colourful celebration runs from Tuesday, 20 October to Saturday, 7 November. The, late-night Tex-Mex diner and bar will drop some new flavours of its mind-blowing frozen margaritas: Devil Chilli (watermelon, chilli and chilli salt), Walking Dead (passionfruit), Ghost Drop (blueberry), and Poison Apple (sour apple).
The flagship El Camino Cantina in The Rocks, Sydney lands an additional six exclusive flavours: Skittle Bomb, Mad
Scientist (grape), Sour Strap (strawberry), Snake Bite (raspberry), Whizz Fizz (orange) and Potion of Love (lychee).
All new flavours are served Cadillac-style, with a smooth rich float of Grand Marnier on top, and in two sizes 15oz,
$20 and 24oz, $24. Margarita tasting paddles of four, 220ml flavours of choice ($30) are also available.
DJs and Halloween themes will be the backdrop on Saturday, 31 October, when guests are encouraged to make their El Camino Cantina pilgrimage in costume, and staff will go all-out ghoulish with Day of the Dead face paint.
A two-hour Deluxe Day of the Dead fiesta package ($89 per person), available from Tuesday, 20 October to Saturday, 7 November, includes tortilla chips and salsa, buffalo wings with blue cheese mayo and guacamole for entrée; chargrilled chicken fajitas served with all the Tex-Mex trimmings; and churros with chocolate and caramel sauce. The package also includes two hours of Cadillac-style margaritas served frozen and on the rocks, house beer and wine, and soft drinks. Guests who indulge in the package receive a Trick or Treat gift bag.
In The Rocks, which is renowned for its ghost trails and historic heritage, The Argyle is transforming its vintage digs amongst the oldest in Sydney – into a Halloween-themed, four-day Spooktacular from Wednesday, 28 October to
Saturday, 31 October.
Watch spoof-slasher Scary Movie from The Argyle’s open-air cinema in its iconic courtyard on the evening of
Wednesday, 28 October. Entry is free, the film starts at 7pm, and two-for-one pizzas are $30. Happy hour is from
5pm to 7pm and everyone’s favourite movie treat, popcorn, has had an upgrade, with $15 Salted Caramel Popcorn
Espresso Martinis on the menu.
On Thursday, 29 October ‘horror looks you right between the eyes’ at the Michael Jackson Thriller night, with DJs,
singers and Halloween-style performances. The performances and costumed cheap thrills continue on Friday, 30
October and Saturday, 31October at The Argyle Asylum. Entry is free, costumes are encouraged and the cocktail
specials will give you the chills, with The Black Widow Daquiri ($15), El Diablo Margarita ($17.50), Zombie Got Ya
Brainz shot ($11) and Witches Brew Cauldron Punchbowl ($35) available over the four days.
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