This spooky season, the 21-and-older set can expect themed cocktails, DJ-spun music, endless photo opps and much more at these Arizona Halloween parties, boozy brunches and eerie events.
Oct. 12 to Oct. 29, Select Dates: Halloween Tea Event – Celebrating Neil Gaiman
Drink Me! Tea Room in Tempe hosts Halloween Afternoon Tea, celebrating Neil Gaiman’s works like Coraline, The Sandman, Good Omens, American Gods and The Graveyard book, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on select dates in October. Dressing up in theme is highly encouraged.
Cost: Full Afternoon Tea is $64 per person, with several other options as well. Reservations required.
Oct. 19: Queens of the Desert – Dark Edition
On Thursday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., The Cave @ Quartz in Phoenix hosts the Queens of the Desert “Dark” edition. Dance the night away and sip Quartz specialty cocktail features and a wine list curated by MONSOON MARKET.
Oct. 21: Fall Sangria Social at Queen Creek Olive Mill
Seeking a festive Arizona Halloween party but with an earlier entry time? The Fall Sangria Social at Queen Creek Olive Mill takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, complete with seasonal-inspired house-made sangria flights. Guests can also take advantage of the beautiful fall weather while dining at the on-site Di Oliva Italian Bistro & Bar.
Cost: Free to attend.
For more information: www.queencreekolivemill.com.
Oct. 25: Pumpkin Sip and Paint at Wine Girl
Wine Girl in Scottsdale hosts a bubbly- and fun-filled pumpkin sip and paint on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets will include all the tools needed, including a pumpkin, paints, brushes and a glass of bubbles for guest to enjoy. There will be no instructor, so guests can get creative and paint freely.
For more information: winegirl.com.
Oct. 27: The Rocky Horror Picture Show at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel
The Rocky Horror Picture Show lives on at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and Match Market & Bar on Friday, Oct. 27. The Phoenix hotel presents a Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed dinner, during which the film will be aired for guests to enjoy as they dine. A special four-course themed menu has been curated just for the event, with dishes like Dr. Frank N Furter Wedding Rice and Rose Tint My World tiramisu. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; dinner and the movie begin at 8 p.m.
Cost: $89 per person plus tax and gratuity.
For more information: foundrehotels.com; matchphx.com.
Oct. 28: Nevermore Halloween at W Scottsdale
Those that enjoyed Wednesday on Netflix will be thrilled to dive into the eerie and enchanting Addams Family-inspired world at W Scottsdale this Halloweekend. Nevermore Halloween at W Scottsdale is set for Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Event-goers can elevate their Halloween fun with W Scottsdale’s room package, which includes luxurious overnight accommodations, a pair of tickets to Nevermore Halloween, a $40 F&B credit, a spa discount and more (use booking code XY0; valid stay dates are from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29).
Cost: General admission tickets are $50.
For more information: Tickets and tables must be reserved and purchased here. For those seeking a VIP experience, reservations can be made at email@example.com or by calling 602.405.0099.
Oct. 28: 10th Annual Urban Ale Trail
Just in time to kick off Halloweekend, Downtown Phoenix Inc. combines “boos” with booze at the 10th Annual Urban Ale Trail on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. Thirty businesses are participating within the Downtown Core and Roosevelt Row, paving the path for supporting local restaurants, sipping on seasonal brews and dressing the part for Halloween. Each location will be serving three different 4-oz. beer samples for $5 each, with each purchase including a complimentary snack. There’s no registration necessary, and the Urban Ale Trail can be navigated in any order. Participants can pick up a map at the kick-off location, from a DTPHX Ambassador or view an online version. Attendees are encouraged to bring their friends and dress up in Halloween costumes and festive attire.
For more information: dtphx.org/aletrail.
Oct. 28: THC Takes a Trip
The Hot Chick in Old Town Scottsdale is getting ready for a trippy Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 28, complete with giant mushroom décor and Madd Rich, Joey T, Skreamcutz, MJ and McWhite DJ-ing the night away. The drink specials will be pouring with $40 High Noon Buckets and $5 Coronas and Dos Equis. Guests can also sip on $5 Spooky Tangs, a spooky twist on The Hot Chick classic. Costumes are encouraged. Guests can reserve a table by calling 480.255.7733.
For more information: www.thehotchickaz.com.
Oct. 28: Wicked Bar Crawl & Costume Contest
The town of Cave Creek celebrates the return of its Wicked Bar Crawl & Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 28, starting at 6 p.m. at Mountain View Pub. Guests of the Arizona Halloween party can enjoy exclusive drink specials and activities at participating bars and restaurants. A complimentary party bus will be offered to take guests to and from each of the eight venues, concluding at The Roadhouse at 1 a.m. The fun bus will continuously loop to and from the town’s top saloons throughout the evening for wicked costume contests, themed cocktails and prizes.
Cost: Free to attend; food and drinks are available for purchase.
For more information: www.facebook.com/CaveCreekWicked.
Oct. 28: Halloween Monster Mash at Egyptian Motor Hotel
Enjoy live music from six local bands, a costume contest and a huge lineup of cocktails, beer, wine and great eats from Chilte To-Go at Halloween Monster Mash at Egyptian Motor Hotel in Phoenix. The holiday event, set for Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m., takes place at the hotel’s 250-seat outdoor entertainment venue and cocktail garden.
Cost: $8 presale; $10 at the door.
For more information: www.egyptianmotorhotel.com.
Oct. 28: JAJA-lloween at Don Woods’ Say When
From 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 28, Don Woods’ Say When at Rise Uptown Hotel hosts JAJA-lloween. Revelers are invited to sip JAJA tequila specialty cocktails and enjoy DJ spins. Don’t forget to dress up in your best costume for a chance to win prizes. No tickets necessary; walk-ins welcome.
For more information: www.riseuptownhotel.com.
Oct. 28: Z’Tejas Halloween Brunch
On Oct. 28, Z’Tejas will host a Halloween brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its Scottsdale location. The Arizona Halloween party will feature a costume contest, an expert face painter and a master balloon artist as well as its special Halloween drink, La Muerte. This specialty margarita is made with select barrel Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila, fresh lime juice and agave syrup in a glass rimmed with black salt and a purple-dyed skull-shaped ice cube ($16).
For more information: www.ztejas.com/scottsdale.
Oct. 28 and Oct. 29: Boos & Booze Brunch
STK Steakhouse and Kona Grill host a Boos & Booze Brunch on Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29, to ring in Halloweekend. The boozy brunches include a themed menu, festive decor, a DJ playing Halloween tunes, costume contests and more.
For more information: www.konagrill.com; stksteakhouse.com.
Oct. 29: Wine + Pumpkin Painting Class at LDV Winery Tasting Room
On Sunday, Oct. 29, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., guests are invited to a Wine + Pumpkin Painting Class at LDV Winery Tasting Room in Old Town Scottsdale during which they can enjoy a glass of wine as they paint a pumpkin.
Cost: $25 plus tax and gratuity; class includes one glass of wine, a pumpkin and painting supplies.
For more information: Call 480.664.4822 to register; ldvwinery.com.
Oct. 31: Wine + Halloween Candy Flight at LDV Winery Tasting Room
Steal a few chocolate bars from your kid’s candy stash, and impress your pals with your wine-pairing skills. On Halloween, LDV Winery’s popular Wine + Halloween Candy Flight–available all day–will show you how. The pairing includes a wine flight and complementary Halloween candy. Registration or reservations are not required.
Cost: $15 plus tax and gratuity.
For more information: ldvwinery.com.