Can’t decide whether to go with the ironic costume, the kid/furry approved giant cuddly animal, the Downton Abbey period piece, or the slooty crop-top/butts-short get-up this Halloween? Why not fill your calendar with these Halloween events, starting tonight, and get a chance to wear them all. You can consider it research for next year’s tough costume decision.
THURSDAY, OCT 25th:
Bigfoot Lodge East (Los Feliz): Thursday Oct 25th, 10pm – 1:45am, “Ghoul’s Night Out”. Midnight costume contest, $3 PBR, $4 Bourbon, Special Guest DJs
FRIDAY, OCT 26th
12 Highland (Manhattan Beach): Friday, Oct 26th, Starting at 8:00pm. ‘True Blood’ Themed Halloween party with half-off steak, silver bullets, glasses of red wine, and specialty blood orange cocktails until 10pm. We love this theme.
SATURDAY, OCT 27th:
Dog Haus (Pasadena): Saturday, Oct 27th, 6:00pm – 2:00am. Contest for best and ‘wurst’ (hardeeharhar) costumes, DJ starting at 8pm.
213 Ventures (Downtown): Saturday, Oct 27th, Open to Close. Deals vary by location but every spot seems to have its own specialty Halloween punch available ($6 at most venues, $5 at Cana.) For a full list of venues & deals click here.
Mad Bull’s Tavern (Sherman Oaks): Saturday, Oct 27th, start-time not listed on flyer. ‘Monster Bash 2′ with many different costume contests, top prize winners earning trips for two to sin city. Reservations encouraged.
Seventy7 Cocktail Lounge (Culver City): Saturday, Oct 27th, 8:00pm – 2:00am. ‘Rocky Horror Halloween Party’. Moving showing on three screens, costume contests, and drink specials.
SUNDAY, OCT 28th:
Pink Taco (West Hollywood): Sunday, Oct 28th, 1:00pm – 8:00pm. ‘Sunday Funday Costume Party’ with games, prizes, beer pong, hula hoop contests, board games and BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS (until 3pm.) THEN, Tuesday Oct 30th PT will host a Dia De Los Muertos event with 2 for 1 pitchers of margs + costume contest with prizes 8-11pm.
Zombie Pub Crawl (Downtown): Sunday Oct 28th, 3pm – 11pm. The schedule includes stops at Redwood, La Cita, Bar 107, and The Down & Out and features drink specials, costume contests, and Thriller dance lessons. Come dressed in Zombie attire.
TUESDAY, OCT 30th:
Rock & Reilly’s (West Hollywood): TWO EVENTS. Oct 30th, 8pm – Midnight, learn how to dance to MJ’s Thriller with a dance expert + chance to win one-of-a-kinda Thriller jacket. This is our favorite dance to bust out a parties, so we might just have to hit this up to perfect our moves. THEN: Oct 31st, head back to R&R for their ‘Best Worst Costume Contest’ for a chance to win a $250 bar tab.
WEDNESDAY, OCT 31st, HALLOWEEN!
Mas Malo (Downtown): Wednesday, Oct 31st, Starting at 6pm. Costumes contests EVERY HOUR! Lotsa chances to win stuff!
City Sip LA (Echo Park): Wednesday, Oct 31st, 6pm – Midnight. “Freakshow” w/ fire dancing, tarot card readers, bobbing for apples and ‘freak photography’. ‘Freakish’ costumes encouraged.
PaliHouse (West Hollywood): Wednesday, Oct 31st, 9pm – 2am. A classier variety of Halloween event called a Masquerade Ball. Wear your fanciest feathered and sparkled mask + gown/tux, and dance all night to the live DJs.
Golden Road Brewery (Glendale): Wednesday, Oct 31st 7pm – Midnight. Launch of Brew & View Movie Nights with outdoor screen playing Psycho & Ghostbusters (where you should obviously sing a long ala Ray Parker Jr.) There will be some movie snacks too like popcorn and pretzels… and beer lots of beer. (Psst: this event will go down every Wednesday through December with a different movie combo each week.)
Most of the Sunday suppers we’re aware of around town are casual affairs with big bowls of pastas and salads, made with inexpensive but flavorful ingredients. Very easy going without a lot of fluff.
Obviously, Culina is too stylish to serve you vats of spaghetti and Caesar salad. So when they threw their hat into the Sunday Supper ring, they did so in a way that perfectly reflects the vibe of their restaurant and food: lots of fancy courses filled with lots of delicious, fresh, and impressive ingredients.
Culina Sunday Suppers
Every Sunday 6-10pm
Cost: $39/Per Person
What: 4 courses that include: antipasti, pasta, entree, & dessert
PSST: They are offering FREE CORKAGE during Sunday Supper! Woo hoo!
Previous Sunday Supper menus have included Gorgonzola salad, cannellini bean+ tomato pasta, roasted baby chicken and panna cotta for dessert. All sound delicious and make us all the more excited to stop on by next Sunday for din din.
For reservations call: 310.860.4000
Culina – Four Seasons Beverly Hills / 300 South Doheny Drive, LA / http://culinarestaurant.com/
The hip USC B-school kids tipped V off to this deal the other day. Obviously very little fluff is required here, the deal speaks for itself:
The Spot: The Gold Room (Echo Park)
The Deal: $4, One PBR + One Shot of Cheap Tequila + Free Peanuts + Free Tacos (Upon Request)
The place is a total dive, but we love that about it. Cozy up to the bar, enjoy some sports on TV, and slug back multiple rounds of PBR+Shots for super cheap. There is a minimum credit card charge of $10, so if you are using plastic you will have to commit to at least three rounds, but you were probably going to do that anyway, right?
And make sure to ask for the tacos, what they lack in quality they make up for in quantity, as we hear they are unlimited.
The Gold Room / 1558 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles / (213) 482-5259
Every time a new bar opens up in our ‘hood we get giddy with excitement – we are always looking for a new local spot to booze our weekends away. The Phoenix opened up last week in the old La Seine spot on what I guess it still called ‘Restaurant Row’ and is brought to you by the same guys as Surly goat so you know it’s gotta be good.
Knowing that we usually can’t wait for the weekend to kick off our boozing, we obviously were interested in finding out if The Phoenix had a happy hour, and hallelujah, they do. Not only do they have a happy hour but (a) booze is priced at a wallet friendly $3 and (b) HH runs til 9pm.
Plus, we hear they’re in works for a boozy brunch. We can already tell we’re going to find ourselves here…a lot.
The Phoenix. 14 N La Cienega. (310) 289.5925. https://www.facebook.com/ThePhoenixLA