Miami has plenty of places to party and play in costume this Halloween. From haunted houses to creepy cocktails, here are our top throwdowns for a scary, sexy Halloween – Miami style.
Wynwood Fear Factory
The Wynwood Fear Factory horror fest is back for its 3rd installment at Mana Wynwood Warehouse. The Hallo-rave is described as a cross between Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and Halloween Horror Nights. Come Halloween weekend for a stacked lineup of artists like RL Grime, Duke Dumont, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Galantis, and more. This 2-day music and entertainment event is from 8 pm – 3 am, Saturday and Sunday. 318 NW 23rd St.
House of Horror
This haunted experience isn’t for the faint of heart. Over two acres and more than 30 rooms of bone-chilling terror awaits. This year, enjoy unlimited haunted carnival rides, games, and treats from food vendors. Open every day until November 3rd, 6 pm - 11:30 pm. Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107 Ave.
Take the half-mile walk north to the Vibes Lounge and Kitchen for a late night charity toy drive party the Saturday before Halloween. Bring an unwrapped toy, and enjoy raffle prizes, themed drink specials, and a haunted hangout at SoBe’s newest gay dance club. All proceeds benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Costumes encouraged. No cover. 1429 Washington Ave.
Make sure to get here after 8pm for local DJ’s set up on different stages and outdoor pop-up bars along Lincoln Road. Help turn this peaceful promenade into the zaniest place in the city. Free admission. Only a mile from WPH, on Lincoln Road between Alton and Washington streets.
Dress to Impress (and win big)
Catch an Uber to take the 10-minute drive across Biscayne Bay to Zest for their Halloween Happy Hour. Hang out on the patio for cocktail specials, live music, Halloween bar games, and a costume contest with a hefty $300 1st place prize. 5 pm -10 pm. Located in the Southeast Financial Center, 200 S Biscayne Blvd.
Wickedly delicious cocktails
Pull up a chair to Employees Only Miami or Swizzle for a nightcap. Swizzle Bar Manager Jesus Perez created a cocktail that will give you the witchy vibes. Quench a deadly thirst with the Dead Chef Walking #2, a tribute to the Swizzle original. Made with Appleton Estate Signature Rum and Grand Marnier, this libation is infused with Island Herbs and swizzled with Demerara syrup, fresh squeezed lime juice, hibiscus tea syrup, and garnished with a Caribbean spice blend and star anise. Head to Swizzle in the lobby of the historic Kenmore building to try this Zombie cocktail-inspired liquid refreshment, with a splash of Miami.