Halloween is a beautiful time of year. For the shy, the self-conscious or the timid, possibilities are literally endless; you can shed your inhibitions and be anyone you want to be. (Of course, you can do that every other day, too, but it’s 100% socially acceptable on October 31). And for the bold, you can be even bolder. Wear your crop top far croppier, or wear practically nothing at all and nobody will say a thing.
To celebrate this holiday of adult kitty cats, wacky clowns and that one guy who throws on a dirty t-shirt and calls himself “Sunday morning,” here are all the spots in Newport Beach doing the Halloween thing:
Halloween @ Aurora
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Aurora (2307 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663)
What: This Halloween, enjoy food and buy-one-get-one drink specials at Balboa Peninsula’s coziest neighborhood spot!
Trivia Night & Halloween Bash at Mutt Lynch’s
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31 (starting around 7 p.m.)
Where: Mutt Lynch’s (2300 W. Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663)
What: Halloween-themed trivia night at Mutt Lynch’s! The party also features a costume content with prizes and drink specials. Trivia starts at 8 p.m. but get there early to reserve a spot, this party gets PACKED.
Halloween Slash Back
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m.
Where: Baja Sharkeez Newport Beach (114 Mc Fadden Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663)
What: This party will have more than $1,000 in cash prizes for best dressed and scary good drink specials like $5 Bud Light and Coors Light drafts; $5 Skyy drinks; $5 Espolon shots; and $5 candy corn shots (Jager + Red Bull Orange). Throwback Thriller Trivia will be played!
Cruisers Fifth Annual Halloween Party
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Where: Cruisers Newport Beach (801 E.Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661)
What: Even though the party starts at 9 p.m., Cruisers will feature Halloween drink specials all day ($4 Tito’s drinks, and $4 Jack Daniels drinks (includes regular Jack, Jack Fire, Jack Honey, and Jack Rye). Music and dancing starts at 9 p.m. Dress your best; there WILL be cash prizes!
Halloween Party at Stag Bar + Kitchen
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31
Where: Stag Bar + Kitchen (121 Mc Fadden Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663)
What: The Stag Bar annual Halloween party is expected to be bigger than ever. Wear your scariest (or sexiest) costume for the costume contest. Also, enjoy $8 special drinks and an ice luge for SHOTS!
Halloween at The Quiet Woman
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31 (costume contest judging is 9:30 – 10:30 p.m.)
Where: The Quiet Woman (224 Pacific Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625)
What: Show ’em what you’ve got for a special costume contest happening at The Quiet Woman this Halloween!
Halloween-themed Trivia at Tavern + Bowl
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
Where: Tavern + Bowl at The Triangle (1875 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627)
What: On Halloween night, Tavern + Bowl will have Halloween-themed trivia starting at 8pm, and the customer wearing the best costume will receive a $50 gift card. In addition, customers who come to Tavern + Bowl in a costume will receive a small trick or treat bag filled with candy.
Day of the Dead Celebration at La Vida Cantina:
When: Thursday, Nov. 1
Where: La Vida Cantina at The Triangle (1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627)
What: On Thursday, La Vida Cantina will celebrate Day of the Dead with Taco Thursday specials and Cazadores Silver offered as a featured tequila for $6 a shot, a margarita or infused Cazadores Silver featuring cucumber, mango, and pineapple as the infused flavors. There will also be a face painter, photo booth and DJ Crave will entertain guests.