It’s not too early to get into the Halloween spirit. Several metro Atlanta restaurants are celebrating this delightfully devious holiday with food and drink specials, costume contests, giveaways and a few surprises. Don your best costume and gear up for a ghoulishly good time at these five spots in metro Atlanta following.
Nakato Japanese Restaurant: For kids under 12 years old who are ready to wear their Halloween costume, this Atlanta restaurant will offer free hibachi or traditional Japanese fare now through Oct. 31. Limit three per party. Valid Mondays through Thursdays only.
1776 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta. 404-873-6582, nakatorestaurant.com.
HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern: Carve out time for a scary Halloween disco party. The 1970s-themed bash will feature a DJ, retro decorations, drink specials and a disco costume contest with prizes gift packages upward of $300. The fun will begin at 10 p.m. Oct. 26. There will be no cover, but guests are required to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
804 Town Blvd., Brookhaven. 404-464-8971, hobnobatlanta.com.
Sweet Auburn BBQ: Get ready for a ghoul time. Guests will be able to purchase ready-to-carve pumpkins for $5 each beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 28. Spooky treats will be served including chocolate cemetery cups and bat wings and “creepy” specialty drinks. At 6 p.m., the Boils and Ghouls family-friendly costume contest will be held.
656 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-515-3550, sweetauburnbbq.com.
The Plaza at Colony Square: The community will be invited to bring little ghouls and goblins to Scare on the Square, a festive celebration following the annual Primrose Parade of Costumes. The event, which will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 30, will feature live music from Sir Crazy Pants and plenty of sweet treats for attendees of all ages. Guests should arrive decked out in their Halloween-best. For those 21 years old and up, booze from the Sunshine Alchemy Food & Beverage Truck will be available for purchase.
1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 770-462-2880, colonysquaremidtown.com.
The Iberian Pig: The second annual Murder Mystery Dinner and Show will include family-style tapas, a whole roasted pig carved table side with all the fixings, dessert and of course, a crime to solve beginning at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The evening’s theme will be masquerade and guests are encouraged to dress in a similar fashion. Tickets, which are $70 and can be purchased here, includes dinner and entertainment.
121 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-371-8800, theiberianpigatl.com.
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