Witch your way to the most enchanting Halloween haunts in the city that never sleeps! If you’re seeking the finest places to revel in Halloween in NYC, you’ve landed in the right spot. Every October, the Big Apple undergoes a bewitching transformation, offering a playground for Halloween enthusiasts. From the eerily restaurants to immersive art installations and the spine-tingling experience of a mad scientist’s cocktail lab, NYC has it all. We’re bubbling with excitement to share our top recommendations, ensuring your Halloween in NYC is an unforgettable adventure brimming with whimsy, wonder, and just the right amount of spookiness.
Halloween in NYC: Spooktacular Dining at Lillies Victorian
It’s a boo-tiful night for a fright. Get ready for a hauntingly delicious dining experience at Lillies Victorian, where Halloween enchantment awaits! Lillies is one of the eeriest eateries in town. As you step inside, the Halloween decorations will send shivers down your spine – clowns, skeletons, dolls, and an aura of eerie festivity beckon from every shadowy corner.
Raise your spirits with the likes of Helena Molonia and Amistad – the perfect potions for tequila and mezcal enthusiasts. As we sipped our libations, we indulged in scrumptious arancini and fish tacos, followed by the mouthwatering delights of eggplant parm and truffle gnocchi. But remember, dear ghouls and goblins, no fiendish feast is complete without a wickedly delightful dessert! Sink your fangs into the luscious chocolate mousse cake and cheesecake – they’re to die for!
13 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Monday to Wednesday: 2:00PM to 1:00AM | Thursday to Friday: 2:00PM to 2:00AM | Saturday: 11:30AM to 2:00AM | Sunday: 11:30AM to 1:00AM
Dates: Oct 1 to Nov 1
Halloween in NYC: Eerie Dining at Cosmico
Franken-tastic Night. Why not spice up your Halloween in NYC with a fiesta full of vibrant Mexican flavors at Cosmico? The fusion of Mexican cuisine and the eerie charm of Halloween decor creates a uniquely unforgettable experience. Picture this: you’re dining amidst an eerie atmosphere where the likes of Frankenstein, the Addams Family, and spooky skeletons come to life.
Creep it real. We sipped on $10 Cosmico Cosmos and Cosmico Ritas during their bewitching happy brew hours from 5-7 pm (Tues-Sat) – wine for just $8, and beer for a mere $5! We shared the Tinga Tostadas and perfectly grilled octopus, but it was the Tinga Tostada that truly stole the spotlight. The Jalapeño pizza (chorizo-free) on Naan bread was nothing short of “electrifyingly” good – easily our favorite bite of the night! And to cap off our otherworldly culinary journey? Churros served with a ghoulishly good chocolate dip, making for a fittingly spooktacular finale! It was a night of flavors and frights, the perfect way to celebrate Halloween in NYC with a twist!
43 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Monday to Wednesday: 5:00PM to 12:00AM | Thursday to Friday: 5:00PM to 2:30AM | Saturday: 11:30AM to 2:30AM | Sunday: 11:30AM to 10:00PM
Happy Hour: Tuesday to Saturday 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Ladies Night: Thursdays 7:00PM to 2:00AM
Dates: Oct 4 to Nov 1
Halloween in NYC: Immersive Experience at Color Factory
Get set for a spine-tinglingly good time as Halloween in NYC takes center stage at Color Factory’s Haunted Hues! The moment you walk through those doors, prepare to be whisked away into a world of delightful spookiness. The space is decked out with eerie decorations, think bewitching pumpkin arches and a confetti explosion that adds an extra zing to the Halloween in NYC festivities. But hang on to your broomstick, the adventure doesn’t stop there! Dive into the Hunted Hues scavenger hunt and get ready to decipher cryptic clues that’ll lead you to hidden surprises, adding an extra layer of mystery to your Halloween escapade.
Ghouls just wanna have fun. As you navigate your way through the maze of color-filled rooms, get ready to stumble upon a treasure trove of treats that are not only visually stunning but will also make your taste buds howl with delight. It’s an absolutely “gourd-geous” experience that both little trick-or-treaters and the young at heart can savor, where the enchantment of Halloween seamlessly merges with the playful spirit of Color Factory. This is one spooktacular adventure in the heart of NYC that’ll be etched in your memory forever!
251 Spring St, New York, NY 10013
Sunday to Thursday: 9:00AM to 6:00PM | Friday: 9:00AM to 7:00PM | Saturday: 11:00AM to 8:00PM
Tickets: Start at $36; $59 for flexible tickets
Dates: Sept 14 to Nov 1
Halloween in NYC: Pink Pumpkin Patch at Magic Hour
Gourd big or go home. Prepare for a pumpkin-powered extravaganza at Magic Hour, where they’re brewing up a spellbinding spectacle. Nestled within Moxy Times Square, the Pink Pumpkin Patch emerges as a whimsical cornucopia of delights. Think pink and orange pumpkins aplenty, whimsical corn decor, charming pink wheelbarrows, a grassy wall that’s Instagram-ready, playful bunny companions, welcoming benches, and a hearty dose of hay, hay, hooray! This enchanting pop-up, set in the former Pink Bunny Beach, keeps the seasonal magic alive at Magic Hour.
Our libation lineup stars the Kiss of Death and the Doctor Death Curiosity Cocktail, delivering a thrilling blend of flavors. On the culinary front, savor the delectable Steak Barbacoa Tacos, the Pesto Chicken Sandwich, and Jersey Hamburger Sliders oozing with cheesy charm. As the evening unfolds, let desserts steal the spotlight with UBElicious Donuts, Mummy Krispies, a Spider Caramel Apple, and a Skull Smash Cupcake. But that’s not all! With numerous photo-worthy moments at every turn, don your best shades of pink, orange, or a combination of both and embark on a snapping spree in this rooftop enchantment!
485 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Monday to Wednesday: 3:00PM to 12:00AM | Thursday: 3:00PM to 4:00AM | Friday: 3:00PM to 4:00AM | Saturday: 11:30AM to 4:00AM | Sunday: 11:30AM to 12:00AM
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday – 11:30AM to 3:30PM
Tickets: Start at $36; $59 for flexible tickets
Dates: Sept 22 to Oct 31
Halloween in NYC: Frankenstein’s Lab at Mad Morton
Ghouls and guys, gather ’round for a spellbinding invitation for Halloween in NYC at Frankenstein’s Lab at Mad Morton. Inside Frankenstein’s lab, you’ll be surrounded by a world of mysterious potions, shimmering elixirs, and spine-tingling concoctions. Be prepared to conjure up an enchanting Halloween interactive cocktail/mocktail that’s simply too good to pass up. You might not be an expert, but fear not – the Mad Scientists will guide through this otherworldly experience. Together, you’ll unlock the secrets hidden within simmering beakers and test tubes, pushing the boundaries of mixology.
Prepare to be electrified by the “Electric Jolt” cocktail – a bolt of flavor that’ll send delightful shivers down your spine. Feeling a touch adventurous? The “It’s Alive” concoction promises to stir up eerie deliciousness that could wake the spirits of the dearly departed. Get ready to dance the night away to the rhythm of spooky beats and savor an array of ghoulishly delightful treats. Spooky photo ops galore, because what’s a mad scientist’s lab without a little visual magic? Don’t miss out on this unique experience that’s anything but ordinary!
47 7th Ave South, New York, NY 10014
Wednesday to Sunday: 9:30PM to 12:30AM (sessions are 90 minutes long, restaurant closed Mondays and Tuesday; restaurant open longer for regular dining experience).
Dates: Oct 11 to Oct 29
Every October, Halloween in NYC takes on a vibrant and enchanting life of its own. It’s a time when the spirited, the spooky, and the sensational come together to weave a bewitching tapestry of festivities in the city that never sleeps. So, “witch” path will you choose this Halloween in NYC? No matter your choice, rest assured that the enchantment of the season will linger in your memory, casting a spell of whimsy and fright, long after the jack-o’-lanterns have dimmed. If you want to host your own Halloween party, check out our Halloween inspo here.
Halloween is the only time people can become what they want to be without getting fired.Sylvester Stallone