It's looking like another year without the Castro Halloween revelry. But fear not, we've scouted out a few
under-the-radar spots that'll take partying in the streets to the next level. Behold, the short list…
A Monster Bash at the Clift
Get a head start on the weekend festivities and mingle with sultry kittens, naughty nurses and French maids
at the Clift. The first floor—including the Redwood Room and Asia de Cuba—will be yours for the
taking. And if that's not enough, feel free to get a room.
Museums are entirely more fun when free-flowing martinis are involved. Add a haunted Victorian mansion theme
and your best lord of the manor costume, and you'll never look at a museum in the same way again.
Sabering champagne bottles is nothing new, but chopping them open with antique French cleavers is. Let
chef/bottle butcher James slash some open for you to enjoy with your 4505 Chicharrones, then let the
wild-game dinner commence.
IN THE WOODS
Hillbilly Halloween at Bloodhound
Grab a seductive huntress (a cougar will do as well), show up in your slickest Elmer Fudd meets Deer
Hunter costume and toss back a few Bloodhounds. Or stick with beer—perhaps Moose
Drool—to complete your look.
Whether or not you dress up, a man's got to eat. So make it a sporting three-course, wine-paired dinner. The
person at each table who guesses the most ingredients or varietals wins a bottle of wine. Let the games