17 spooky cocktails and a Halloween evening market | Sponsored | Drink | Pittsburgh

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The spooky season is just around the corner and with short time to cram all of your favorite Halloween festivities by the end of the month, here’s one not to be missed: The Downtown Halloween Night Market and Cocktail Crawl on Sat October 30th, sponsored by Bacardi. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Pittsburgh City Paper have teamed up for a downtown Halloween experience that will delight and appeal to the masses!

On Saturday, October 30th, head downtown to the last night market of the season in the market square, which has 30 vendors, live music and entertainment, and trick or treating from 5pm to 10pm around all of the local manufacturers and vendors’ stalls in the Halloween decor and enjoy the live entertainment including Miss Freddye (5-7pm), O’Ryan the O’Mazing performing circus tricks (7:15 pm-7:45pm.)) and The Yeggs (8-10pm) Shop for Halloween-themed items like clay earrings from Peace Love n Little Gems or eerie artwork from After Dark Illustrations. A full list of providers can be found on this page.

At the night market, stop by Bacardi and Pittsburgh City Paper’s “Night Circus” booth, which has games, prizes, a selfie station, and trick or treat buckets to find your way around the square and collect some candy from the sellers while shopping. You will also have the official Cocktail Crawl brochure listing all of the attendees and their hours that can serve as a guide on your way into town for a spooky cocktail (or two!)

The cocktail crawl portion of the event features 17 downtown restaurants and bars that have prepared delicious cocktails that bring out the fall mood in any Pittsburgh. Each cocktail is prepared with at least one of the presented liqueurs, Bacardi Spiced Rum, Cazadores Tequila or Gray Goose Vodka. From a Bloody Margarita to a Purple People Eater to a Hocus Pocus Shot, there is something for everyone and there are many new cocktail ideas to try out.

With The Speckled Egg Opening at 8:00 a.m. and three other brunch spots and several lunchtime openings, you can either start your cocktail crawl early or wait until the evening and get on your way and take advantage of the witches’ hour and Halloween celebrations.

Scroll down to see all of the participants, their fabulous preparations and hours available so you can plan your route accordingly. Click here for a map of all participating locations and stay up to date on the event page on Facebook.

946 Penn Avenue.

Hours: 12 noon-2 a.m., kitchen closes at 11 p.m.

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Apple Chai Margarita

Cazadores Reposado Tequila, chai tea, apple cider, fresh lemon, Grand Marnier and a cinnamon-sugar-orange slice

Halloween celebrations

Stop by for happy hour from 4pm to 6pm

435 Market St., 2nd floor

Hours: 4 pm-10pm

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Pumpkin Belarusian

Gray Goose La Vanille, Pumpkin, Homemade Pumpkin Spice Cream, Kahlua and Nutmeg

Halloween celebrations

Block party in front of Market Street with music by Arie Cole until 10 p.m. (in collaboration with Creatives Drink)

435 Marktstr.

Hours: 4 pm-10pm

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Bacardi spiced lemonade

Bacardi Spiced Rum and Lemonade

Halloween celebrations

Block party in front of Market Street with music by Arie Cole

146 Sixth Str.

Hours: 4 pm-10pm

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Purple cannibals

Cazadores Blanco, butterfly pea syrup, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, fresh lime juice and Topo Chico

125 Seventh St.

Hours of Operation: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. The show starts at 8 p.m.

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Rockin apple pie

Gray Goose Vodka, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, apple cider and a dash of vanilla syrup

Halloween celebrations

Come on and have a scary time at Howl at the Moon this Halloween! Our annual party takes place one day earlier on Friday, October 29th, with drink specials, games and – everyone’s favorite – a costume contest! See you crazy monsters soon!

903 Penn Avenue.

Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., late night menu starts at 10:30 p.m.

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Nicky’s Pumpkin Chaitini

Bacardi Spiced Rum, Pinnacle Pumpkin Vodka, RumChata, Old New England Pumpkin Spiced Eggnog and Jim Beam Fire

960 Penn Ave., Lower Level

Hours: 9:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Magic trick

Gray Goose Vodka, blackberries, St. Germaine, lemon and citrus smoke

144 Sixth St.

Hours: 11 am-2am

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Original without

Gray Goose Vodka, lemon juice, sugar syrup, apple cider, cinnamon and a lemon peel

Halloween celebrations

Treats will be given away for the whole weekend (Fri, Oct 29th-Sun, Oct 31st) while stocks last. Attend the costume party on October 29th with a DJ playing spooky tunes, plus treats, games, and more!

960 Penn Avenue.

Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight

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Bloody margarita

Cazadores Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime and blood orange

22 Marketplace

Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Kitchen closes at 9 p.m.

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Hocus pocus shot

Greylag goose, peach schnapps, black raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice and edible glitter

214 Sixth St.

Hours: 5: 00-2: 00 a.m.

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Half-blood prince

Cazadores Cristalino Tequila, Blood Orange, Lime, Agave and Ancho Reyes Chile Ancho Liqueur

Halloween celebrations

Open late! Live DJ until 1 a.m.!

425 Sixth Avenue.

Hours: 5 pm-10pm

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Midnight fire

Gray Goose Vodka, Amaro Sfumato, Kahlua, Espresso, Aztec Chocolate Bitters, vanilla, brine and a toasted marshmallow side dish

Halloween celebrations

Thursday, October 28th, from 5-8 am, Talia’s will celebrate the last week of “Summer In The Square” at Mellon Square. With live music from Regal Soul, autumn-themed cocktails, Italian street food, raffles and horror films!

245 Fourth Avenue.

Hours: 12 pm-10pm

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Frozen apple cider

Bacardi Spiced Rum, Sörgel’s fresh apple wine, home-spiced syrup made from cinnamon, nutmeg and clove

24 Marketplace

Hours: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Brunch 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kitchen closes at 10 p.m.

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Pumpkin rum punch

Bacardi Spiced Rum, homemade pumpkin spice syrup and ginger maple syrup, cinnamon sugar rim and cinnamon sticks

Halloween celebrations

Speakeasy opens!

501 Grant St., inside the Union Trust Building

Hours: Open for brunch and lunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The most sincere gourd stain

Brown Butter Washed Cazadores Reposado, Amally Mezcal, Pumpkin Tahini, Malic Acid, Paul Family Farms Maple Syrup and Egg, served in a pumpkin

947 Penn Avenue.

Hours: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

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Witch brew

Cazadores tequila, triple sec, midori, fresh lemon juice and dry ice

100 Fifth Avenue.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Brunch 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kitchen closes at 9 p.m.

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Creepy Apple Cider Mule

Bacardi Spiced Rum, lime juice, cranberry puree and apple cider garnished with ginger beer and garnished with a cinnamon stick

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