Spooky Happenings: Pubs and Clubs plans for Halloween

As spooky season approaches, we asked pubs and clubs around Scotland what their plans were for Halloween…
Bar 13 – Edinburgh

The aptly named Bar 13 in Edinburgh have already launched some Halloween cocktails with this Hazelnut Expresso Thirteeni which contains Frangelico, Belvedere Vodka, sugar syrup and a shot of Expresso. Will this be lucky for some?

Driftwood – Glasgow

Driftwood in Glasgow have gone all out on Halloween specials including a Pumpkin Spiced White Russian containing Pumpkin Spiced Vodka, Southern Comfort, Coffee Liqueur, vanilla milk and cream. It’s even garnished with pumpkin marshmallow! They are also planning Halloween parties and even a Harry Potter themed afternoon tea.

The Cocktail Geeks – Edinburgh

The Cocktail Geeks have just launched their Endure and Survive theme based on ‘The Last of Us’ – which seems incredibly fitting for Halloween. They have shared one of their amazing cocktails which they describe as, “A riff on a Dirty Martini made with the flower of the deadly fungus from The Last of Us”. It’s made with Cordyceps infused Lind & Lime Gin, Cocci Americano Vermouth and a fresh herb infused Olive Brine. Garnish it with a perello olive and candied cordyceps.” We can’t wait to try out the new theme which runs until January!

Boozy Cow – Edinburgh

We have always been a fan of the Boozy Cow’s Zombie cocktail, which is a Halloween staple. However, this month they are also hosting their first ever ‘Howloween Brunch Party’ which includes brunch for both you and your dog, a fancy-dress competition for your four-legged friend, trick or treat bags for pooches and even a charity raffle!

Rhu Inn – Helensburgh

The Rhu Inn in Helensburgh has introduced a brand-new cocktail special for Halloween called Vampires Delight and it looks perfect for getting customers into the spirit of the season. It contains Bacardi Spiced, Pineapple, Cranberry, Blood Orange and grenadine.

The Gate – Glasgow

The Gate in Glasgow shared their Smoke & Mirrors cocktail which makes a tasty offering for spooky season. It contains LAGG Kilmory Whisky, Yellow Chartreuse, Lychee Liqueur, Lime and is garnished with a spiked lychee stuffed with blueberry.

Other Spooktacular events

Crumbs and Cocktails in Ayr have gone all out with a full cocktail menu dedicated to Halloween. A highlight is the Killer Crumbs containing Mango Passion Vodka, Blood Orange Gin, Dead Mans Fingers Mango Cream Liqueur and red apple juice!

The Blue Blazer in Edinburgh are hosting a special Halloween Quiz with themed prizes and a costume competition. They have also got some great cocktail specials including a ‘Pumpkin Spiceiatini’ with Spiced Rum, Coffee Cream Liqueur and cinnamon.

Oran Mor is promising a night of debauchery, glitter and glam at their Rocky Horror Show DragA-Long and Halloween Party. This includes a screening of the film featuring drag queen performances and of course dressing up is a must!

The Cathouse Rock Club in Glasgow is one of the most famous places in Scotland for Halloween. Every year they go all out and tickets for their events sell out weeks in advance. This year they are planning 3 massive nights of Halloween shenanigans with full club décor for every night, themed drinks, one of the best costume competitions in town and even Jägermeister Cold Brew sampling! Halloween brunches are also looking popular this year.

The Duchess of Kirkcaldy is hosting ‘The Bloody Boozy Brunch’ in partnership with Edinburgh Gin, Smokehead Islay Single Malt and Langs Jamaican Rum.

Home Bar in Edinburgh’s Tollcross are celebrating live music this Halloween with a ‘Spooky Surfarama’ featuring bands such as Maz & The Phantasms, Cod O’Donnell & the Cryptids plus a live DJ. There will of course be cocktails and fancy dress as well!


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