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Been a scary seven months, so what’s a few more nights of terror? 

Just what the doctor ordered…


The Governor canceled trick-or-treating, but he can’t steal all the sweetness from Halloween. Never fear, the Gaslamp is here! 

This Halloween, the Gaslamp presents a haunting array of socially distanced, COVID-compliant entertainment offerings. Pick your poison — watch a phantasmagorical circus/magic/acrobat show, catch a horror flick or come for dinner and soak in the whole undead scene.

(Like stage blood, San Diego’s current COVID color is red. Going back to purple would be super scary, so please arrive in the Gaslamp wearing a mask and prepared to have a blast.) 

Carnevil, A Pop-up Sip, Snack & Snap at an Outdoor Halloween Haunt

Thurs., Oct. 29 – Sun. Nov. 1

A cirque-inspired restaurant has arrived in the Gaslamp Quarter for Halloween. Introducing Carnevil, an outdoor pop-up “sip, snack & snap Halloween experience” that transforms one magical stretch of Fifth Ave. into  circus of décor, props, costumed staff and Halloween photo opps. Pre-order a dish and a drink of your choice.

Showtimes: 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Tickets and info: Carnevil tickets

Brew and View at Theater Box and Sugar Factory

Fri., Oct. 30 and Sat., Oct. 31

Enjoy hand-selected San Diego craft beers paired with savory and sweet treats from the popular Sugar Factory restaurant. Following the food and drinks, catch a special showing of the Halloween cult-classic Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Showtime: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $60 per person, to be purchased as tables for two or four guests
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El Chingon Halloween

Sat., Oct. 31

Bad Ass Mexican meets bottle service at El Chingon on Halloween night. Reserve a table in advance, lest the night’s biggest terror (not having something legit to do) becomes a reality.

Check-in: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
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The Day Lounge at Vybz

Sat., Oct. 31

Food, drinks and San Diego’s best DJs promise to make The Day Lounge at Vybz Kitchen and Lounge a scary-good time. Costumes not required; birthday suits not permitted.

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Text for info: (619) 337-4488

Happy Haunting virtual costume contest @barleymashsd

Mon., Oct. 26 – Sat., Oct. 31

Post pics of yourself in-costume with #BMHalloween2020 to win gift cards and glory from barleymash this Halloween. Tag @barleymashsd for a chance to win up to a $200 gift card.


Halloween Trail at Petco Park

Through Sun., Nov. 1

Enter a socially distanced pumpkin patch along the Halloween Trail at Petco Park, featuring candy stops, themed booths and family-friendly festivities.

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Halloween Party Weekend at The Tipsy Crow

Sat., Oct. 31 – Sun., Nov. 1

Halloween drink specials and festive Jell-o shots all weekend long.

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Halloween Happy Hour at Royal India

Sat., Oct. 31

Happy hour all day on Saturday: $4 beers, $8 mixed drinks

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Love and sandwiches at Ike’s on Halloween

Sat., Oct. 31

Sink your fangs into one of the scary-good Halloween specials from Ike’s Sandwiches: the Jack Skellington Nightmare Combo and/or the Freddy Krueger Nightmare Combo. They come with chips and a drink for a $11.11 each on Halloween.  

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Pumpkin Spice at Le Parfait Paris

Through Nov. 8

Pumpkin-spice people, Le Parfait Paris thinks you’ll want to carve (pun intended) out some time to try their latest creation: tart crust, sea salt caramel crumble, pumpkin mousse, diced pumpkin spice and pecan compote.

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Greystone Steakhouse Halloween raffle

Sat., Oct. 31

Treats no tricks — purchase any alcoholic beverage to enter to win a raffle to win prizes for your next visit.

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The Butcher’s Cut Halloween raffle

Sat., Oct. 31

Treats no tricks — from 4 to 8 p.m. on Halloween, purchase a drink (preferably from the exclusive Halloween Cocktail list) to enter a prize raffle.

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