By Josie Gulliksen and Yours Truly
We’ve cast a web around for events, parties and happenings for Halloween Miami and rounded up our curated collection for all — from couples and singles to families. Here is Part 1 in a two part series.
Dracula, My Love – Baoli Miami
A pre-Halloween bash that’s billed as a “fangtastic night,” “Dracula, My Love” is happening at Baoli Miami on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. The evening’s sure to be a memorable one where ladies are encouraged to dress in their best Countess Couture and men in their best Victorian garb. DJ Hugo M is set to spin deep into the night during the vampire-inspired affair. Baoli Miami https://www.baolimiami.com/ is located at 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139. $80 general admission online, $100 at the door.
Sugar Heist at EAST
The 40th floor view of Sugar at EAST, Miami will compete with the “Sugar Heist” theme party happening Halloween night. Although you’ll recognize the view, the space itself is undergoing a transformation inspired by the popular Netflix show “Money Heist.” That means while you dance to beats by DJ Unomas, you’ll be surrounded by guests in red hooded jumpsuits, like the ones on the show. During the party, sip on the B Positive basil-infused tequila and mezcal cocktail or the One in a Melon with gin, Lillet Blanc, watermelon puree and citrus. Their Asian-inspired tapas including bang bang shrimp and Bangkok egg rolls are great choices when hunger strikes. Come in costume and you’ll receive a complimentary drink. Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Sugar at EAST Miami https://www.east-miami.com/en/restaurants-and-bars/sugar located inside Brickell City Centre at 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131.
Yelloween Haunted Mansion -1 Hotel South Beach
On South Beach, the rooftop parties at 1 Hotel South Beach are legendary and Halloween is no different. At their “Yelloween Haunted Mansion,” you’ll sip on Veuve Clicquot while surrounded by a Haunted Mansion theme. A DJ will be spinning while additional surprises are unveiled. Dress in your best costume and enter the contest for a chance to win fun prizes. The party is Oct. 31, 8 p.m. to midnight, $30 per person and includes a glass of bubbly. 1 Hotel South Beach https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yelloween-haunted-mansion-at-1-hotel-south-beach-tickets-74837963363?aff=ebdssbdestsearch is located at 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Halloween Soiree at the Biltmore
You’ll rub elbows with celebrities while at this yearly Halloween soiree at this Coral Gables landmark. Why you ask? Because the costume contest will feature a celebrity panel of judges. Whether you choose to enter the contest or not, come in your spookiest or if you choose, chicest Halloween costume. The party includes open bar and a buffet dinner. Tickets are $150 per person for members and $165 per person for non-members. No tickets will be sold at the door. Party’s Oct. 25 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Biltmore Hotel https://www.biltmorehotel.com/ located at 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134.
Carnaval Sensual -The Deck at Island Gardens
The elegant waterfront location gets transformed into Carnaval Sensuel on Halloween night. Nick the Ringmaster will lead Carnaval acts of fire dancers, stilt walkers, clowns, magicians and jugglers as they meander through the crowd providing the evening’s entertainment. The panoramic views of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay coupled with the mega-yachts docked at the marina will make for a luxurious backdrop. $30 gets you one complimentary cocktail and $59 includes a prix fixe menu of an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Oct. 31, 8 p.m. at The Deck at Island Gardens https://www.islandgardens.com/ located at Watson Island Park at 888 MacArthur Cswy., Miami, FL 33132.