Halloween Treat Roundup 2020
Beware! Sweet treats are lurking around every corner in Houston. Whether you’re looking for a deliciously decorated pumpkin sugar cookie or a boo-tiful adult beverage, we’ve got you covered. Covid may have changed your Halloween plans this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a sweet treat or two…or three.
Check out our roundup of Halloween-themed treats for kids and kids at heart (21+) to get into the spooky spirit.
Treats for all Ages
The Bagel Shop Bakery
9720 Hillcroft St., Houston , TX 77096
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Bagel Shop Bakery is getting into the Halloween spirit with hand-decorated cookies and cupcakes. Stop by the bakery this October to get these HKA-certified goodies.
The Bearded Baker specializes in custom cookies for any occasion and Halloween is no exception! Contact The Bearded Baker for your Halloween custom cookies. Let your imagination run wild as your cookies will be decorated by hand to fit any design and idea. The Bearded Baker is also known for his Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie - the same recipe that became famous when he competed on the Food Network Christmas Cookie Challenge in 2019.
3600 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77098
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight; Sunday, noon-10 p.m.
Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe is celebrating Halloween with dreadfully delicious treats including Halloween cupcakes, hand-decorated cookies, Halloween GingerPeople, Chocolate-Covered Halloween Oreos and Halloween Petit Fours.
Michael’s Cookie Jar
Locations in West U, Tanglewood/River Oaks and Downtown
Hours: Vary by location
Michael’s Cookie Jar has frightfully delicious treats this spooky season. Cookies can be delivered to your door or picked up at any of the three locations. For a fun activity at home, get the fresh baked taste of Michael's Cookie Jar in your own kitchen! Purchase a Bake at Home Cookie Dough package and get the exact same recipe as the cookies served in the stores. Each box comes with 24 pre-portioned cookies (1 ounce size).
Three Brothers Bakery
Locations in Memorial and Tanglewood/River Oaks
Hours: Vary by location
Grab a Design-A-Cookie pack from Three Brothers Bakery for an excellent, family-friendly at-home activity to do this Halloween. But if you don’t want to work that hard for your treats, pick up any of their Halloween-themed cupcakes, cookies and cakes! Try their Frankenstein’s Monster cupcake or a pack of creepy cookies.
Treats for Kids at Heart - 21+
2300 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m -8 p.m.
This champagne-fueled restaurant is hosting a Veuve Clicquot “Yelloween” Brunch on Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV will be $49/bottle and costumes are strongly encouraged. Reservations are required, so call 713-722-6899 to RSVP. Patio seating is available upon request.
Frank’s Americana Revival
3736 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77027
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Find new “boos” on the cocktail menu at Frank’s Americana Revival! Their signature Halloween drink, the Deathly Hallows, available Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, is a sweet, smoky, and all-things-cozy cocktail. It is made with a splash of cranberry juice, a little tequila, a dash of orange liqueur, lemon juice for warmth, maple for sweetness and a touch of ginger beer. Each cocktail is topped off by lighting a sprig of fresh thyme on fire to infuse the drink with smokiness, pairing nicely with the cranberry. Drink carry-out is available when food is ordered to-go as well.
111 N Post Oak Ln., Houston, TX 77024
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Come dressed-up and ready to hit the red carpet as your favorite character from one of these ’78 hit movies: Halloween, Superman, Up in Smoke, The Buddy Holly Story, Grease or Animal House. This socially-distanced evening on Oct. 30 includes a showing of the chilling movie Halloween on big screens in the glamorous Grande Ballroom of The Houstonian Hotel, and an entertaining, four-course, themed dinner menu with wine pairings sure to thrill! Event begins at 6 p.m. For reservations, please call 713-812-6932 or email [email protected]. Tickets are $95 per guest or reserve a night at the hotel with late check-out on Saturday for $199 including admission to this event. There will be wellness checks before entry and masks are required when not eating or drinking.
Karbach Brewing Company
2032 Karbach St., Houston, TX 77092
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Honor your loved ones with a lively Día de los Muertos celebration at the Karbach Biergarten on Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.! There will be Ofrendas, Altars, Calacas, Calaveras, Food and a Día De Los Muertos themed Market by East End Studio Gallery! Dressing for the occasion is strongly encouraged and patio seating is available.
PATRONS for Bellaire Parks had been offering these Boos & Booze Baskets have sold out, but the fun is not over! Now, Leona’s is offering these baskets through the end of October and donating 20 percent of sales to Patrons. During the month of October, order any item from the special section and 20% of proceeds will be donated to the support the efforts of Patrons for Bellaire Parks. All other items ordered will contribute 10% of proceeds to support Patrons for Bellaire Parks. Satisfy your sweet tooth with their Spiked Apple Cider Cake or their Mudslide Cake with chocolate Kahlua sponge and creamy chocolate frosting. Orders can be made online and each basket will be delivered right to your door!
4444 Westheimer Rd., Unit G110, Houston, Texas 77027
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
You are cordially invited to the first ever Loch Ness Monster Ball for a night of tricks and treats! From 9 p.m.-2 a.m. on Halloween, the seafood tavern will come to life with live music, a roaming snake charmer, and other festive surprises. For those looking to imbibe, there will be Bloody Frosé, Fright Flights and additional drink specials available all night. Guests are encouraged to dress in their most over-the-top garb for a chance to win a prize during the costume contest; winners will be announced between 11 p.m. and midnight. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Attendants will be monitoring how many visitors are allowed in the space at each time, ensuring that vendors are spaced 6 feet apart, providing hand sanitizing stations throughout the space and enforcing that patrons wear masks at all times.
McHugh Tea Room
5305 Bissonnet St., Bellaire, TX 77401
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, closed
The month of October at McHugh Tea Room will be creatively inspiring, not fear inspiring. If you’re tired of the gloom and doom, come to Mental Health Monday hosted by local artist Michelle Renfrow. Sign up in advance here for this art class on the patio. Treat youself to one of their pumpkin spice goodies while you paint the day away.
4444 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77027
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Be transported to ancient Greece at Ouzo Bay’s first ever Halloween Toga Soirée on Halloween. From 9 p.m.-2 a.m., the River Oaks District eatery will transform into a Mediterranean marvel fit for Greek gods and goddesses. The evening festivities will include drink specials, live entertainment and beats spun by DJ Athenz. Guests are encouraged to dress in their finest ancient Greek-inspired outfit for a chance to win a prize during the costume contest; winners will be announced between 11 p.m. and midnight. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Attendants will be monitoring how many visitors are allowed in the space at each time, ensuring that vendors are spaced 6 feet apart, providing hand sanitizing stations throughout the space and enforcing that patrons wear masks at all times.
520 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Wear a costume to Traveler’s Table on Halloween and enjoy a complimentary glass of Witch’s Brew. This creepy cocktail is made with Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Crème de mûre, Pimm’s No. 1, pineapple juice, lemon juice, lime, simple syrup, angostura bitters, ground cinnamon, and sparkling wine and served with dry ice for extra spookiness. If dressing up isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy Witch’s Brew for $10 per glass. Please visit Resy for reservations.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX 77020
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
All month long, visit Saint Arnold Brewing Company to enjoy the seasonal Pumpkinator beer. This fall-favorite is sold out to-go, but it is still available on tap for dine-in. You can also join Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Oct. 23 for a spooky, sweet and savory pairing. They’ve put together a menu of grown-up treats for you to enjoy at home – and you don’t have to knock on a single door to get it. At 7 p.m. on Instagram Live, Saint Arnold Beer Garden & Restaurant Pastry Chef Dawn Prater and Founder/Brewer Brock Wagner will guide you through a scary sweet and savory pairing of goodies from Saint Arnold’s year-round lineup and beer cellar. Each pairing package is $55 and can be enough for one or two people. Purchase the package via their website.
Editor's note: Contact the restaurants and bakeries for more information regarding their COVID-19 guidelines, procedures and precautions. For more on Halloween 2020, see our roundup of Halloween festivities around town, ideas for creatively gathering sweet treats without trick-or-treating and learn about UNICEF’s virtual Trick-or-Treat program.
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