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Where to Eat, Drink and Be Creepy this Halloween

21 October 2018 Kate Plummer

As the full rendition of the classic Halloween rallying cry goes – Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, give us something good to eat! Whilst I’m sure we’d all be more than happy inhaling a bucket full of candy and chocolate from the cosy confines of the sofa this Halloween season, (because who actually gives the sweets out to people? Madness!) we thought we’d hop on our broomsticks and scout out the weird and wonderful food and drink offerings this capital has to offer so that you can Trick or treat yo’self.

Enjoy the booooooze at 69 Colebrooke Row
Halloween is known as a time when things go bump in the night, and if you’re not careful, the thing in question could be you after sampling too many of the devilishly delicious cocktails at 69 Colebrooke Row. To celebrate All Hallow’s Eve they’re running a special cocktail-making masterclass where you can try your hand at mixing some seasonal favourites such as the Corpse Reviver No.2, Death in the Afternoon and a Silver Bullet.  Despite the sinister sounding drinks, the class itself is friendly and informal but highly informative. With their fully stocked mixing stations and small class sizes, it’s the perfect way to indulge your inner mad scientist with a hands-on approach to concocting your own Halloween creations.
 
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Halloween Cocktail Masterclass, 27 October, 69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, N1 8AA

Carve up a storm at Drink, Shop & Do
Hubble bubble toil and…more bubble! Our favourite crafty wizards over at Drink, Shop & Do have used their powers to create another spine-tingling selection of Halloween activities, ranging from the crafty to the creepy. On weekends either side of All Hallow’s Eve itself they’re running a Bottomless Pumpkin Carving Brunch, with bagels, bubbles and Bloody Mary’s galore (or something less poisonous for the non drinkers amongst you) to enjoy whilst you carve your very own Pumpkin provided by the DSD team along with all the carving tools to create a chillingly creative design.

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Bottomless Pumpkin Carving Brunch, 27 October, Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 9DX
 
Take a journey to the underworld with Funicular Productions
If the idea of an evening combining immersive theatre with luxury dining sounds right up your dark scary alley, then step aboard a luxury underground carriage in the heart of East London, the setting for Funicular Productions latest concoction, Journey to the Underworld. Once aboard you’ll find yourselves as passengers on a trip to the world of The Dark One. In this dark fairytale of danger, lust, hope and love, you’ll enjoy your last three course meal courtesy of Masterchef The Professionals finalist Louisa Ellis, as well as some seven deadly sin inspired cocktails good enough to make any non-goers green with envy.  Amongst the period décor and eerie oozing smoke, join Claude the shackled conductor and his lowly assistant Gordy on a quest to outwit the ghastly Gatekeeper, hunched Harbinger and devilish Dark One. Lets hope it’s not a one-way ticket.

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Journey to the Underworld, 18 - 31 October, Pedley Street Station, Arch 63 Pedley Street, Bethnal Green, E1 5BW 
 
Lost Boys Drink-Along at Lost Boys Pizza
When it comes to combining classic pop culture references with a damned good pizza, North London haunt Lost Boys are the kings. Never one to miss a trick, they’re having a ticketed screening of their namesake, 80s cult teen vampire flick, Lost Boys with bottomless beer, wine or bubbles during the movie. As well as the alc-ghoul-hol, you also get to enjoy one of their signature charcoal pizzas. Will you try a chorizo and chilli taste sensation that is Fangs for the Memories? Or if you’re strictly against bloodsucking then perhaps the vegan options of The Coffin Dodger or Kale All Vampires will save you from driving a stake (or should that be steak?) into the hearts of any vicious vamps. There’s even post-film cocktails including the brilliantly named Stranger Tings and Justice 4 Barb, although if you play along with the drinking game of the night, drinking every time someone says “Michael”, then you may be in the land of the undead way before the credits roll.

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Lost Boys Drink-Along, 26 October - 2 November, Lost Boys Pizza, 141 Junction Road, Archway, N19 5PX
 
Eat like there's no tomorrow at Smoke & Salt
They say dead men tell no tales, but luckily we’re not dead so we can spill the beans on this devilishly delicious supperclub from the award winning Smoke & Salt. For two nights only they’ll be turning their POP Brixton container into the perfect haunt for a Halloween feast. With six spooktacular courses on offer, brave the cocktails including the caramel scotch, banana bitters and charcoal concoction that is The Black Widow, some trick or treats including one of the sacrificial starters of Snails and Puppy Dog Tails (that’s smoked mussel tartare and crispy pig tails to the likes of you and me) before embarking on dishes such as Bloody Beet Tartare and Witches Brew. With costumes optional but highly encouraged, Smoke & Salt is the perfect place to combine the spookiness of Halloween with the celebratory nature of coming together for Día de los Muertos. 
 
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Dead Man's Party, Smoke and Salt, 49 Brixton Station Road, Brixton SW9 8PQ

 
 
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