Where Adults Can Party for Halloween in Rhode Island

This year, there are so many Halloween parties for adults at local restaurants, venues and breweries.
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The fireplace at Vanderbilt Auberge. Photo courtesy of the Vanderbilt.

I’m not sure who lives for Halloween more. Me or my kids? I said it the other day, I love Halloween more than Christmas, because the holidays induce anxiety. There is always so much work for mom to do around the holidays, between shopping for gifts, cooking meals and baking goodies to bring to parties, and sending out our holiday cards. For Halloween, you can just dress up in fun costumes, and check out haunted events and theme parties. Yes, I have to buy a boatload of candy that my kids constantly pilfer, but that’s besides the point (I just need to hide it better). I also love coming up with trunk-or-treat themes with my kids. This year we’re doing a blacklight rave-style trunk for my son who is wearing a morph suit with glow sticks, and for my daughter’s school’s trunk-or-treat, we’re doing an Alice in Wonderland theme (I’m Alice and she’s the Queen of Hearts, while my husband will be the Cheshire Cat).

This year, there are so many Halloween parties for adults at local restaurants, venues and breweries. Here are just a few of the events:



Newport’s Vanderbilt mansion is hosting an adults-only Halloween party on October 28 called the Cabinet of Curiosities. Experience a dinner theater event featuring performances from No Ring Circus, a New York-based production company specializing in circus sideshow. The show will be followed by a multi-course menu and unlimited champagne. The resort’s Library and Parlour spaces will also come alive from 7-9 p.m. with specialty cocktails, tarot and palm readings and Absinthe Fairies, serving a mysterious potion. A portion of proceeds will go towards the Potter League animal welfare organization. Tickets are $275 per person, including dinner and open bar. Upgrade to $1000 per couple to include a one-night stay and breakfast.


The Lorraine Mills in Pawtucket is hosting Mill-O-Ween on Saturday, October 29 from 1 to 5 p.m., including trick-or-treating, a kids scavenger hunt, an adult costume contest, tarot card readings, food, craft beer and cocktails. Participating businesses include Ja Patty, Ming’s Asian Street Food, Cakes by Eboni, White Dog Distilling, Crooked Current Brewery and Just Like Nana’s. There is a $5 fee for all kids who participate in the scavenger hunt, for which they will earn a prize worth $7.50. Book a tarot card read with Mystical Vixen at mysticalvixen3@gmail.com.


Moniker Brewery in Providence is hosting a Halloween party for adults.There will be  live music by Vudu Sister, tarot card readings by Shuvani Candle Co., food by Dips Dips and spooky cakes by That Cake Witch. “We won’t kick you out if you don’t show up in a costume, we’ll just be disappointed,” says the Instagram post promoting the party.

10/29 and 10/30

At Pivotal Brewing in Bristol, you can head to a twenty-one-plus drag show and costume party from 6-9 p.m. It’s a free event and there are no tickets required, so make sure you show up early to nab a seat. Yagi Noodles will be on site serving food for purchase. And on Sunday, Oct. 30, head back to the brewery from noon to 5 p.m. for a dog costume contest and parade, which is also a fundraiser for the Warren Dog Park. There will also be treats for kids at this family-friendly event. The Bearded Chicken will be serving food on site.

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a Scene from the Halloween party at Barnaby castle.


Enter Barnaby’s Inferno, where guests will find three floors of spooky delights — think local food and libations, immersive decorations and entertainment — during the fifth annual Halloween at the Castle. Sport your creepiest costume and take part in complimentary tarot and palm readings. Funds from the twenty-one-plus event helped save Barnaby Castle and helped restore the building’s exterior painting and the solarium’s windows. VIP tickets offer access to a 7 p.m. soiree. 8 p.m.–midnight. $200–$250; free valet parking.

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A scene inside Barnaby Castle.


Celebrate Día de los Muertos, also known as “Day of the Dead” at Xaco Taco in Providence on Saturday. October 29. Enjoy food and drink specials all day and don’t miss the live mariachi band, Mariachi Mexico Lindo, from 4-7 p.m. There will also be a tradition ofrenda, which means altar in Spanish, to honor the departed.


Come dressed in your best costume for Stoneacre Garden’s Halloween party on Saturday, October 29, where you can enjoy themed cocktail potions and music from CODR: UH. The evening kicks off at 9 p.m., with music and dancing through 1 a.m. Tickets are on sale now for $10 and will be available for $15 at the door. This is a twenty-one-plus event. Advance tickets are available for purchase here


Courtland Club is celebrating an adults-only Halloween with Candy Land, a night focused on candy-themed cocktails. There will be music by deejay Teenie Z. Be sure to book a reservation.


The Sinister Social is a Halloween party for ages twenty-five-plus at the new Event Factory in Warwick. It’s their first annual party and the spooky space will be decorated with a deejay spinning ’90s hits. There will be craft cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres prepared by Vanda Cucina. Word is there’s a secret guest who will perform magic. There will be over $1,000 in cash prizes. Tickets are $35 each. Free parking.


The Historic Park Theatre is hosting a Halloween event called Haunted Theatre, starting at 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be a costume contest with a $1,000 prize, and entertainment by Deejay Naughty, Timmy Drums and Mix Master Jay. There will be multiple rooms of entertainment and surprises. Tickets are $25 each or $40 for two (in advance).


Chilangos is making a guest appearance at Bayberry Garden on October 30 from 4-11 p.m. The meal will honor Dia de los Muertos with a menu takeover that’s respectful of Mexican culture. The chefs from both restaurants will work together to create a combined meal, featuring the best of Chilangos and Bayberry Garden in one. They are planning to serve tomahawk steaks and whole fish cooked on the outdoor grill, build your own tacos, and Chilangos’ hibiscus quesadilla and more. The menu is predominantly gluten free and there will be options for plant-based eaters. Reservations are filling up but there is space for walk-ins.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


Fortnight is celebrating Halloween on the actual day with orange wines and beer, pumpkin cheesecake and more. The best costume will win a bottle of bubbly.


Ogie’s is hosting its annual Spook-tacular Dance Party from 9 p.m. to close with specialty cocktails, pumpkin beer and Halloween candy. Purchase $10 tickets in advance and enter the costume contest. Music by deejay Audiofields.



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