Seven spine-tingling places to spend Halloween night in Dublin

By Sarah Finnan

October 31, 2019 at 2:10pm


This is Halloween, this is Halloween. Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

Too much?

If you think the festivities for All Hallows' Eve ended with the Bank Holiday, you’d be dead wrong (haha get it…dead?).

Dublin is buzzing on a normal night and tonight is no different so break out the cat ears and get yourself to town for a festive cocktail or two.


Pyg and cocktails are synonymous. Welcoming a very special guest (who I presume does not, in fact, have a pumpkin for a head), things kick off at 9:30 in the vaults. Entry is free.

Farrier and Draper


Forget Nightmare on Elm Street, Nightmare on South William Street is far scarier. Free entry and there will be prizes for best costumes along with new Halloween drinks concoctions to sample.

To quote them “come in your worst behaviour”.

McGowan's of Phibsboro

This place does Halloween like nowhere else. Last year’s party was Simpsons themed, complete with the iconic couch and everything. Not ones to do things in halves, tonight is sure to top all previous parties.

Zozimus Bar

Found on Anne’s Lane, this place plays host to some of the most famous umbrellas in Dublin’s fair city.


This looks almost too good to drink…I said almost.

Peruke and Periwig

Stepping in here is like stepping through a portal into another world. Extensive cocktail list the ‘Thriller’ is a must, for the day that’s in it.

Ukiyo Dublin

Dr Brain Currdly will be in Ukiyo from 11pm till late for some blood-curdling tunes.

The Exchequer


Celebrating their 10th birthday today, there will be a cocktail masterclass along with canapes and live entertainment. Sounds like a good time.

Merry fright night one and all.


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