Is this zombie brains?
Is this zombie brains?
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Best Halloween 2016 Festivals and Specials in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Friday

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille Specials
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille (Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will offer Halloween meals such as Mummified Fish & Chips, Crispy Chicken Feet, and Swamp Thing Oysters. Drinks include Caramel Apple Martini and a Smoking Caldron Cocktail. There will be a costume contest, and those who bring their own carved pumpkin will get a free specialty cocktail. This event is from 7 to 10 p.m. Visit wildsealasolas.com.

Hulaween 2016
The Mai-Kai (3599 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) will host a Halloween party titled "Curse of the Cannibals." Slip and the Spinouts will be performing. Also expect drink specials and a costume contest. This starts at 5 p.m. with happy hour. Admission is free. Visit maikai.com.

Hard Rock
The Swamp (1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale) will celebrate its Fifth-Annual Swamp Halloween Bash. There will be live music and costume contests on both Friday and Saturday. Visit seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

Saturday

Fourth-Annual Funky Buddha Growler Decorating Contest
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) puts a spin on pumpkin decorating. Participants must bring in their decorated 32 ounce or 64 ounce Funky Buddha Brewery growler between Friday at noon and Saturday at noon for judging. The growler that is voted the best will win free growler fills for a year. Visit funkybuddhabrewery.com.

Cocktails for Humanity’s Halloween Bash
General Provision (525 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will allow guests to drink, be merry, and donate to a good cause. This event starts at 6 and ends at 11 p.m., perfect for all you FATVillage Art Walk frequenters. Proceeds from drinks will benefit the Jack and Jill Children Center, which helps children in poverty. Visit generalprovision.com.

Tenth-Annual Ghouls Night Out 
The Black Rose Irish Pub (234 S. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton) will celebrate Halloween starting at 9 p.m. Featured will be live music from Roll'd Whiskey, HVY CRM, and Horror Business. Visit blackroseboca.com.

Dr. Stache's Halloween Bash
Stache (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will have its Halloween bash starting at 8 p.m. There will be a costume contest, drink specials, and live music from Wolf Story. Visit stacheftl.com.

Halloween Block Party
Whole Foods in Davie (1903 University Dr., Davie) will host a Halloween block party from noon to 2 p.m. Guests can vote for their favorite for a chance to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card. Visit wholefoods.com.

Brimstone Woodfire Grill's Halloween Bash
Brimstone Woodfire Grill (the Shops at Pembroke Gardens, 14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines) will host a party with costume contest and drink specials. Featured cocktails include $10 Monster Martinis, $5 Apple Pie Shots, and $15 bottomless draft and house wine (available to those in costume). This starts at 8 p.m. Visit brimstonewoodfiregrill.com.

Things will get freaky at Fetish Factory this Halloween!EXPAND
Things will get freaky at Fetish Factory this Halloween!
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Halloween Celebration at Oceans 234
Oceans 234 (234 North Oceans Blvd., Deerfield Beach) will have food, drinks, live music, games, a fortune teller, a magician, and a costume contest for its Halloween party. This starts at 8 p.m. Visit oceans234.com.

Dia de los Muertos and Halloween
Cantina Laredo (501 Silks Run in Hallandale in the Village of Gulfstream Park) will offer the Ghoul Mule for $6 until November 2. The cocktail features Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur, lime juice, and Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka, and it’s topped with ginger beer. Visit cantinalaredo.com or call 954-457-7662.

Wet Willies
Wet Willies (1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale) will have a costume contest starting at 10 p.m. First place wins $250 cash, second place gets a $50 gift card, and third place will receive a $25 gift card. A Halloween-themed Candy Apple Witches Brew daiquiri will be available. Visit seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

Fetish Factory
Fetish Factory will host its annual Halloween event at AKA: Club Boca (7000 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton). Doors open at 10 p.m., and the party will feature live DJs, performers, and fetish dancers. Tickets start at $25. Visit fetishfactory.com/halloween.

Sunday

HOWLloween Adoption Event
Brgr Stop (4301 Coconut Creek Pkwy., Coconut Creek) will make guests squeal with its pooch-friendly Halloween event. Dogs and their owners can bark-take in a costume contest, get pet-friendly treats, use a photo booth, play games, participate in beer raffles, and more. This starts at noon. Visit brgrstop.com.

Monday

Hoffman’s Chocolates Trick-or-Treat
Hoffman’s Chocolates (multiple locations) will allow parents to stop by with their kids to trick-or-treat. Costumed attendees will receive one free Halloween decorated chocolate-covered Oreo and can taste a free sample of Pumpkin Pie Truffle. Other spooky treats include a chocolate haunted house, ghost pops, fall platters, pumpkin chocolate Oreos, and more. Visit hoffmans.com.

Applebees
Applebees (multiple locations) will give three free Kids’ Meals with an adult entrée purchase to families that eat with children in costume. There will also be RumChata Caramel Appletinis for adults. Visit applebees.com.

Addision Halloween
The Addison (2 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton) will host their inaugural Fright Night party benefiting Slow Burn Theatre Co. This is at 7:30 p.m. and features courses such as fig and brie grilled cheese, roasted New York strip loin, pulled pork sliders, and more. Tickets start at $50. Call 561-372-0568 or visit addisonhalloween.com.

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of New Times every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form

Natalya Jones is a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.

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