Things to Do in Austin: A Halloweekend to Remember


October 28: Classic Horror Night at The Roosevelt Room

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Where: The Roosevelt Room, 307 West 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

When: Saturday, October 29, 5 p.m. – close

How Much: Open to the public!

Austin’s favorite resting place for dead presidents, The Roosevelt Room, takes the creepiness up a big notch this Saturday night with screenings of classic horror movies all night long!

Those looking for things to do in Austin this Halloweekend with a group are in luck. The Roosevelt Room’s monstrous large-format offering, The Black Pearl, will be available at half price! With eight different ingredients including Johnnie Walker Black,  Smith & Cross Rum, charcoal powder and liquid silver, this lethal concoction is sure to put hair on your chest. Served in a treasure chest amidst clove fog, The Black Pearl comes in two sizes and can provide liquid courage for groups of eight to ten, or 20 to 25 people.

October 28: A Midhallow’s Night Dream at Backbeat

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Where: Backbeat, 1300 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704

When: Saturday, October 29, 8 p.m. – close

How Much: Open to the public!

Indulge your hedonistic side this Saturday night and head over to one of Austin’s new gems, Backbeat,  to dance and drink with the fae folk.

The Fernet Fairy will be offering up $5 pours of the elixirs Fernet Branca and Branca Menta as well as an intoxicating selection of $8 cocktails prepared especially for unsuspecting morals.

All mortals are encouraged to dress up for the occasion and to indulge their vanity with selfies-galore. Use the hashtag #BackbeatATX for a chance to win a $50 Backbeat gift card.

October 30: Stranger Drinks at drink.well.

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Where: drink.well., 207 E. 53rd St., Austin, TX 78751

When: Sunday, October 30, 4-11 p.m.

How Much: Open to the public!

The question isn’t, “should I stay or should I go”, the question is what am I going going to wear!?

We can safely advise that tube socks, a striped shirt and a nice blowout a-la Steve Harrington-Ralfio will have you looking a little less like the average mouth breather. Ladies, its time to bust out the mom jeans and blouses – Barb is back, and this time, she can shotgun the hell out of a beer!

Head to drink.well. (or should we say Hawkins, Indiana) for the strangest of all halloween parties. Guests can enjoy a special Halloween themed cocktail menu of creepy classics like the Corpse Reviver no. 2 and The Black Lagoon (watch out for demogorgons with that one).

No need to steal provisions from the supermarket, guests can dive into a delicious fried chicken and Eggo waffles dinner with Upside Down cake Twinkies for dessert.

In addition to a “Stranger Things” marathon, which will be playing all night, guests can play a selection of 80s board games.

It’s arguable, but we’d say there are few stranger things to do in Austin than this!





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