Must-Try Spooky Cocktails From Your Favorite Chicago Bars This Year

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If you’re celebrating Halloween in Chicago this year (I mean, who wouldn’t!?), you know there’s one must-do activity. Yes. It’s sipping a bloody glass with eyeballs floating. This is the time of the year we throw away all our filters and show how far we can go. Without further ado, please take notes and make a list of these must-try spooky cocktails from Chicago bars across the whole city.

And remember. Send pics. Otherwise, we don’t believe you actually had the guts to drink them!

SafeHouse Chicago

60 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611

SafeHouse Chicago is calling all spies for Halloween! From 10am – 2am on Friday and Saturday night over Halloween weekend, the spy headquarters will be hosting Bond, Boos, & Booze with live music, cocktail specials, and a costume contest! Their spooky cocktail offerings include:

  • Witches Brew: vodka, elderflower liqueur, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a float of prosecco
  • Walking Dead: tequila, passion fruit syrup, pineapple juice, lime juice, and simple syrup
  • Pumpkin Pie Martini: vodka, housemade pumpkin pie mix, and whipped cream

Ina Mae Tavern

Ina Mae Tavern has a complete list of Halloween-inspired cocktails this year to satisfy your vampire, witch, or evil scientist alter-ego! Some must-try spooky drinks include:

  • Southern Transfusion: a 14oz bag of Ina Mae’s crowd favorite hurricane. Bacardi rum, passion fruit & citrus juices
  • Black Widow Sangria: Wine blend, seasonal fruit brandy, juices
  • Witch’s Blood Martini: Bombay Sapphire gin, creme de violette, lemon juice

Additionally, the Halloween Happy Hour @ Ina Mae is listed as follows:

  • Friday, October 14th: 4-6 PM – Half off Halloween cocktail menu ; Live music 7-10 PM – $10 Halloween cocktails
  • Sunday, October 16th: 12-3 PM – Half off Halloween cocktail menu
  • Thursday, October 20th: Live music at 7 PM + $10 Halloween cocktails
  • Friday, October 21st: 4-6 PM – Half off Halloween cocktail menu ; Tarot card reader 6-8 PM ; DJ at 9 PM
  • Thursday, October 27th: Live music @ 7 PM + $10 Halloween cocktails
  • Friday, October 28th: 4-6 PM – Half off Halloween cocktail menu ; 4 Star Band Jazz Funeral at 6 PM
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Image Credit: Modercai


3632 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

Check out Modercai’s spooky cocktail offerings this Halloween if you’re tired seeing the same  style, because they’re adding an elegant touch to their seasonal offerings! Specialty cocktails include:

  • Penicillin: Johnnie Walker Black Label, lagavulin, pineapple, jiaogulan honey, ginger
  • Worm Burner: Johnnie Walker Gold Label, cynar 70, cocchi VDT, angostura, coffee bitters
  • Vintage Rusty Nail: Johnnie Walker Blue Label, 1960’s vat 69, 1980’s drambuie, 1980’s cynar, peychaud’s
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Image Credit: Hubbard Inn

Hubbard Inn

110 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

Spend your Halloween at Hubbard Inn drinking all the scaries away. Join Hubbard Inn this Halloween as they offer two large format margaritas, the serving skull is perfect for 6-8 guests. Monster Mash Mango Margarita ($80), mango puree, passion fruit juice, triple sec, lime juice, soda water, topped with a 375ml bottle of Casamigos Blanco. Nightmare On Hubbard Street Strawberry Margarita ($80), strawberry puree, splash of orange juice, triple sec, lime juice, soda water, topped with a 375ml bottle of Casamigos Blanco. Available Monday, October 31, from 4 p.m. to close.

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Gene & Georgetti

500 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654

Start your evening with sips of The Blood Orange Sidecar Cocktail ($15), a blend of Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac, Blood Orange infusion, Cointreau, and fresh lemon juice topped with a festive gummy eye-ball. You will also get a free tiramisu (with your entree) from Thursday, October 27 through Monday, October 31 if you show up in your costume!

the magnificent martini venteux
Image Credit: Venteux


224 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601

Venteux won our heart with what’s probably the prettiest spooky cocktail this year. The Maleficent Martini is inspired by Angelina Jolie’s portrayal of the classic Disney villain, whose sinister (and sultry) appearance is misunderstood and true nature unknown. Underneath the mischievous purple hue, courtesy of Empress Gin, and swirling edible glitter, lies a bright and bubbly cocktail with a gentle, berry-forward sweetness. Available through October for $16.

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Image Credit: Utopian Tailgate

Utopian Tailgate

1608 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614

The never-ending all-day partyscape rooftop above world-famous comedy enclave The Second City, is offering Halloween themed cocktails, which include I Want Candy (candy corn casamigos, vanilla vodka, triple sec, lime juice), Monster Mash (gin, cocalero, honey, lime juice) and Taste the Rainbow (skittles rum, simple syrup, lime juice).

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Image Credit: Puttyshack

Puttshack Oakbrook

1828 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Not a bar, but probably the creepiest drink this year. Puttshack Oakbrook, the world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience, will be offering a Boo’sy cocktail this season including the Spooky PainKiller, complete with Pusser’s British Navy Rum, Stroh 160 Overproof Rum, fresh orange & pineapple juices, grenadine, coconut cream, and a lynchee and olive eyeball served in a nutmeg smoke filled wooden chest.

Featured Image: Ina Mae Tavern

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