Wondering how to celebrate your Halloween weekend in Miami? We’ve put together a list of socially distanced festivities for you to get your ghoul and goblin on in Miami. The city’s best Halloween events are going down at some of the best restaurants and bars in Miami. Start making a plan for the spookiest night of the year, plus the slew of other fun events leading up to the big day.
Day of the Dead Fiesta at Chotto Matte
On Saturday, October 31st, Chotto Matte will be transformed into a traditional shrine to those who have passed, and will offer a two-for-one “haunted hour” all night long featuring La Adelita Tequila. The special menu includes festive libations like Deadly Spice made with La Adelita Tequila Blanco, passion fruit puree, St Germain, agave, lime juice, jalapeño, cilantro leaves, pinch of tajin ($14) and Shiso BOO-zy La Adelita Tequila Blanco, pineapple juice, yuzu lemon, agave, egg white, basil leaves, shiso leaves, edible flower, wasabi ($16), Vampire Ritual La Adelita Tequila Reposado, Chambord Liqueur, passion fruit puree, lime juice, agave, filthy cherries, lemon twist ($18), and Soul Taker La Adelita Tequila Reposado, Del Maguey Mezcal Vida, demerara syrup, orange bitters, Angostura bitters, orange peel ($14), as well as Soul of the Dead Dover sole tempura, ama su ponzu, red onion salsa ($45, serves two). South American-themed performers and DJs will keep the celebration going all night.
When: Saturday, October 31st at 7 p.m.
Where: Chotto Matte, 1666 Lenox Ave #1664, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Yelloween: Fiery Moon Hosted by The Deck at Island Gardens
This Halloween, The Deck at Island Gardens is fusing the energy and excitement that the venue is known for in an extravagant dinner under the Fiery Moon in partnership with Veuve Clicquot. On Saturday, October 31st, guests can enjoy a waterfront dinner with a show, including live action fire performers, instrumental acts and sultry sounds by DJ Alex Fever.
The menu, curated by Executive Chef Joseph Bonativa will include Halloween specials such as Roasted Blood Clams with Saffron Salsa Verde, Chorizo, Grilled Sourdough Bread ($27) and Pumpkin Tortellini with Chestnuts, Sage Beurre Noisette ($38). Dessert specials include Fiery Moon Cheesecake and a special Yelloween version of The Deck’s best-selling Chocolate Nemesis Cake.
Veuve Clicquot will keep the champagne flowing all night with two dinner show seatings: 7 to 9:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to closing. Guests will also be able to enjoy Veuve Clicquot specials from 5 to 7pm. Guests can kick the party up a notch with socially distanced champagne parade presentations brought to their table or cabana.
The night will officially launch The Deck’s new Sunset Hour featuring Veuve Clicquot specials, inviting guests to enjoy $16 glasses and $100 bottles from 5 to 7 p.m. These Sunset Specials as well as exciting new seafood tower pairings will be offered every Thursday and Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Deck at Island Gardens is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for guests by keeping in line with all Covid-19 safety measures. Masks will be required to enter and performers will be distanced from any seated guests. The step and repeat and other photo backdrops will be monitored to prevent any crowding.
Reservations are required to attend. Reservations will be booked based on table capacity regulations. To book, please call 786-627-4949.
WHEN: Saturday, October 31st 5:00 p.m. to closing
WHERE: The Deck at Island Gardens, 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132
SLS South Beach’s Yelloween at Hyde Beach with Veuve Clicquot
Taking place from sunset to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 31st
Reservations required and can be made via email@example.com or 305.455.2990 (pricing starts at $75++ including 2 drinks and reserved seats and goes up to $1,500++ for a garden cabana for 10)
Guests can expect elaborate decorations, spooky installations, special beverage packages featuring Veuve Clicquot, a special dinner menu from Katsuya, special guest DJ and more
address: 1701 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Get in the Halloween spirit at Toro Toro, Richard Sandoval’s acclaimed Pan-Latin steakhouse inside the InterContinental Miami, with festive cocktails. This year, the bar team at the restaurant has created the Zombie Apocalypse ($18) to celebrate the holiday, available starting on Friday, October 23. The cocktail is made with Brugal 1888 Rum, Brugal Supremo Rum, Dark Rum Midori, pineapple, passion fruit, lime, orange and Absinthe rinse. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. www.torotoromiami.com
Sala’o Cuban Restaurant & Bar
Pirates of the Caribbean Halloween Party
Celebrate Halloween a little early this year at contemporary Cuban eatery, Sala’o Cuban Restaurant & Bar. The Calle Ocho restaurant will be hosting a Pirates of the Caribbean Halloween Party on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 7PM to 11PM. Guests are encouraged to wear their best pirate costumes and enjoy live entertainment while sipping on refreshing libations. On offer will be Chef Alejandro Porben’s inventive new menu items like shrimp cocktail with tomato foam served over dry ice; and black squid ink rice with stuffed squid. Of course, all safety protocols will be in place including extensive sanitation methods, social distancing, and face masks. Sala’o is located at 1642 SW 8th Street in Miami. Telephone: (305) 642-8989; www.salaorestaurant.com
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
During the month of October, and perfect for Halloween festivities, Fireman Derek’s seasonal Pumpkin Pie ($38 whole/$7.50 slice) is a slice of Autumnal heaven. Featuring FD’s signature, flaky flour crust, a creamy, custardy pumpkin spiced puree filling topped with fresh whipped cream, crunchy streusel and drizzled with caramel, it’s a feast for the eyes and the belly. Luckily the seasonally sweet specials don’t stop there: Fireman Derek’s is also offering Pumpkin Cheesecake throughout the month of October. Cradled in the bake shop’s classic graham cracker crust, the Pumpkin Cheesecake ($59.99 whole/$6.99 slice) is made with a perfectly spiced, delightfully airy filling and topped with house-made pralines and drizzled with caramel sauce. The Pumpkin Pie has also been transformed into seasonal ice cream flavor with the addition of house made pralines and white chocolate chunks available through October. Fireman Derek’s is located in Wynwood at 2818 N. Miami Avenue; Telephone: 786-703-3623, and Coconut Grove at 3435 Main Highway; Telephone: 786-502-2396. Follow Fireman Derek’s on social media: @fdpies. To order online visit https://firemandereks.com/.
Located just off of Key Biscayne’s gorgeous waters, Lightkeepers at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami will be kicking off Halloween weekend with a Full Moon Party on Friday, October 30th from 5PM – 10PM. Along with specials like ½ off one dozen oysters, a $25 bottomless Rosé package and music, you get a front row seat to view this rare Blue Moon. Reservations required by visiting OpenTable.com or by calling (305) 365-4156. Lightkeepers is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL; www.lightkeepersmiami.com.
Tidal Cove, the state-of-the-art waterpark at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, will be hosting Splashin’ Spooktacular Halloween this year with plenty of safe and festive activities for the family. Open to hotel guests, members and patrons of the waterpark, the Halloween event will take place on Saturday, October 31 from 4PM until 6PM on the waterpark’s Royal Palm Court. Splashin’ Spooktacular Halloween will feature activities including pumpkins & pirates, mummy wrap relay, monster mash dance off, speedy spider race, sandy candy edible art, design your own Trick or Treat tote and more. The event will end with a viewing of Hocus Pocus beginning at 6PM with complimentary popcorn. Entry to Tidal Cove on October 31 is priced at $125 per person. Guests who prefer to make it a staycation weekend may book the Splash Into Tidal Cove hotel package. Starting at $219/night, the offer includes entrance to Tidal Cove for up to 4 guests depending on room type booked and free golf play for kids 15 and under after 2:30PM. Day passes to Tidal Cove may be purchased HERE; the hotel package may be booked HERE. Tidal Cove is located at 19999 Country Club Drive inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura. www.tidalcovemiami.com