Miami’s 5 Hautest Halloween Celebrations

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With Halloween just around the corner, all of Miami is getting ready to party. So to make sure you hit its sexiest, spook-filled spots, we’ve made a list of our favorite Halloween-inspired menus, cocktails and parties — they’re sure to bring out the vampire in all of us.

Get “Hitchcocked”at Bâoli Miami. Party, Hitchcock-style, at Bâoli Miami’s haunted edition of its sexy, Wednesday-night “My Boyfriend Is Out of Town” party. On October 28th, guests of the spooky soirée are asked to don the fashions of their favorite 50’s Hollywood glitterati, and head to this swank European lounge for a night of nefarious behavior, spine-chilling suspense, lust, temptation and more. Tickets for Hitchcocked, which are priced at $80, include admission and a complimentary glass of champagne. Advanced reservations required for dinner. Doors open at 7PM, dinner service begins at 8PM, and entertainment and music will go from 11PM to 4AM.

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Trick-or-treat at Acqualina Resort & Spa. This Halloween, posh parents can grab their kids and head to Acqualina Resort & Spa, in Sunny Isles, for a special night of costume contests, candy, and (for the adults) a spooky-meets-succulent menu of Halloween-inspired fare. Adding to the mysterious menu are dishes like black risotto with squid tentacles ($28) and charred octopus tentacles with blood orange sauce ($18), and of course, all the cocktails you could crave. Acqualina Resort & Spa is located at 17875 Collins Avenue. This event will take place on Saturday, October 31st. Dinner will take place at the resort’s signature restaurant, AQ by Acqualina.

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Party at Piripi’s Masquerade Bash. To get a head start on Halloween, kick-off your celebrations the night before at Piripi’s first-ever Noche de Duende Masquerade Bash. Taking place both inside and outside the locale’s doors, this haute soiree will be an evening of mystery, flamenco, tapas, cocktails and live music by Suénalo: Miami’s popular eight-piece Latin-funk band. Get there early and add spooky cocktails and a witch-inspired prix-fixe dinner menu to the mix — rumor has it, even San Lorenzo Avenue is shutting down for the soirée. Piripi is located at 320 San Lorenzo Ave #1315. This event will take place on Friday, October 30th, at 8PM. VIP tickets — which grants access to a private bar, exclusive outdoor lounge area and complimentary passed tapas — are priced at $50 per person. General Admission tickets priced at $25 per person. Piripi’s regular dinner, cocktail and tapas menus will be available throughout the evening.

Chistorras Piripi - photo credit Felipe Cuevas

Eat at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana. On Saturday, October 31st, Lincoln Road’s Italian stallion, Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, will offer a four-course Halloween feast for Miami’s finest. Dine outside, and you’ll enjoy an impressive prix-fixe menu of aperitivos, antipasti, entrees and desserts — like bruschetta with truffle robiola cheese, fontina Ravioli drizzled with white truffle oil, pumpkin gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce and walnuts, homemade Tiramisu and more — while admiring the costumes, chaos and Halloween revelry of Miami’s boisterous Lincoln Road. Quattro Gastronomia Italiana is located at 1014 Lincoln Road. Outdoor table reservations are priced at $110 per person, while inside tables are available for $65 per person.

Quattro Miami Interior Photo credit Gary James (1)

Drink at StripSteak by Michael Mina. Available now through Halloween, StripSteak by Michael Mina will celebrate the scary season with two new “spooky” libations. Priced at $14 each, these “Bobbing for Apples” (apple cider, Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Domaine de Canton Ginger, lemon juice, honey syrup, cinnamon, cloves and an apple garnish) and “Smashing Pumpkins” (a pumpkin base, Buffalo Trace bourbon, Absolut vanilla vodka and a black sugar rim) cocktails are sure to make a haunting-good time. StripSteak by Michael Mina is located inside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, at 4441 Collins Avenue. The restaurant is open from 6PM to Midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and 6PM to 1AM, Friday and Saturday. Reservations can be made here.

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