Seven Tasty Ways to Savor Halloween Weekend

A Game of Thrones party at Back Bay Harry's, a candy-fueled hangover brunch at Commonwealth, and more.

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Jon Snow Photos via HBO / Pumpkin Basket Photo via Shutterstock

The Beehive’s ’80s Zombie Prom

With help from ’80s cover band, Safety, The Beehive will transform their South End space into a zombie prom. Safety’s five lead singers will perform renditions of everything from the Bangles and Cindi Lauper to David Bowie,  The Cure, and The Clash. In addition to their regular menu, Chef Marc Orfaly will be offering up Halloween dinner specials, servers will be decked out in full Zombie makeup, and The Beehive’s bar team will be shaking up festive cocktail specials. Costumes are highly encouraged and there will even be a prize for the best-dressed.

Oct. 30th, 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m., 541 Tremont St., Boston; 617-423-0069 or

Pier 6 Presents Transylvania Cuisine

Pier 6 on the Charleston waterfront will be offering Transylvanian fare in celebration of Halloween. Chef Adriano Silva, formerly of B&G Oysters, Green Street Grille, and Sportello, will serve up traditional Transylvanian cuisine like, clătite (savory seafood crepes featuring lobster and scallops in a white wine cream), Transylvanian goulash with slow-braised beef, and a traditional Transylvanian apple tart. The bar will also be highlighted during Halloween with cocktails including The Twilight (Triple 8 Vanilla Vodka, white crème, triple sec, and a splash of Milk and Grenadine) and the Dracula’s Kiss (Tito’s vodka, Cointreau, pineapple juice, and raspberry puree). Reservations are highly recommended.

Oct. 31, 5-10 p.m., 1 8th St., Charlestown; 617-337-0054 or

Grafton Street Pub’s Food-Themed Halloween

Harvard Square’s Grafton Street wants you to ditch the monsters and pop-star costumes in favor of your favorite app, entrée, or cocktail. Dress like a hot dog, turkey leg, or daiquiri and you could win you a Grafton Group gift card. Whether you choose something savory or sweet though, make sure to sure to wear your dancing shoes because DJ Axel Foley will be spinning records until 2 a.m. Halloween-themed cocktails include the Max Cady (Tito’s vodka, Cointreau, black cherry simple syrup, blood orange soda, and Peychaud bitters) and the Buffalo Bill (Four Roses bourbon, St. Germaine, ginger beer, Angostura, and lemon). And Chef Jose Bessa will keep you fueled all night with specials like his Bamboo Impaled Chicken Hearts, Bloody Mary linguine, and pumpkin and goat cheese arancini.

Oct. 31, 5 p.m.- 2 a.m., 1230 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge; 617-497-0400 or

Cornhole, Costumes, and Pizza at Night Shift Brewing

Night Shift Brewing is hosting their very first Halloween party with wood-fired pizza from the Posto food truck, a cornhole tournament, and yes, candy corn. There will be a costume contest, pumpkin carving, live music, and more. Cost of entry will score you one full-size beer of choice, with additional pints available via the taproom. There are only 150 tickets available, so get your tickets ASAP. This event is limited to patrons 21 or above.

$10 per person, Oct. 31, 5-11 p.m., 87 Santilli Hwy., Everett; 617-294-4233 or

Game of Thrones Party at Back Bay Harry’s

Winter is coming at Back Bay Harry’s as NECN-TV meteorologist Nelly Carreno hosts a Game of Thrones-themed Halloween party. Dress up like Tyrion, Arya, Jon Snow or any other of your favorite Game of Thrones characters and win prizes in the Back Bay Harry’s costume contest. There will be GOT-themed cocktails, passed apps, pitchers of grog, and episodes of the epic HBO drama playing on all the big screen televisions. Proceeds from the event will go toward helping Rosie’s Place, Rosie’s Place, the country’s first women’s shelter, which not only provides meals and shelter but also housing support and education services.

$25 per person, Nov. 1, 7-11 p.m., 142 Berkeley St., Boston;

Halloween Hungover Brunch at Commonwealth

Chef Nookie Postal will be teaming up with Stephanie Cmar and Justin Burke-Samson of Party of Two to help you recover from all that Halloween revelry. Starting at 10 a.m. on November 2, you can stop by Commonwealth in Cambridge for special brunch dishes like The Gravedigger (burrito with pulled chicken, fried eggs, tomatillo, ancho chili, rice, and black beans), Fried Bats Wings (fried chicken wings with Frank’s Red Hot), and Postal’s Monster Hash (house-cured pastrami, poached eggs, and hollandaise).  There will be $1 oysters, Bloody Marys, pumpkin bread, caramel apple desserts, a costume contest, and Halloween-themed ice creams. If that wasn’t enough, Party of Two will be in the kitchen making candy corn and peanut butter cup doughnuts and “leftover Halloween candy” pop tarts stuffed with Snickers, Reeses cups, and M&Ms.

Nov. 2, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., 11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge; 617-945-7030 or

Day of the Dead Mole Festival at Olé Cambridge

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at Olé in Cambridge with complimentary cinnamon Day of the Dead bread and Mexican hot chocolate. November also marks the start of Ole’s acclaimed month-long mole festival. Chef Ramos’ menu will feature several mole sauces from different regions of Mexico such as mole negro with turkey (the darkest of all the moles), mole mancha manteles with lamb shank (a deep red mole famous for staining table cloths), and mole verde with vegetables (a vegetarian pumpkin seed mole). Don’t miss the opportunity to taste these intricate sauces, which incorporate up to 30 components and require several days worth of cooking.

Nov. 1, 11 Springfield St., Cambridge; 617-492-4495 or