Public service announcement for anyone in possession of garlic and those soon-to-be in possession of garlic after reading this: ilLido group has announced a “Boo-zy Halloween” at venues across their six bar locations (Amò, Art, Aura Sky Lounge, Braci Rooftop Bar, SONS, Southbridge) on 31 October from 6pm – 8pm. With Halloween-themed concoction at each bars, your poison for the night can range from anything like a bottle of Jafar at Southbridge, consisting of Botanist Gin, Cointreau, pomegranate and cinnamon; or Lolita at Art, a drink mixed with Cointreau, Botanist Gin, Chartreuse Verte, lime and grapefruit. This drink will exhibit feelings from you that coincides with Humbert Humbert’s fondness towards Lolita in the novel Lolita. But wait, there’s more. Your “Boo-zy Halloween” night can only get boozier with a redemption of a Halloween Cocktail in exchange for a whole garlic, valid for one garlic per bar.
Amò, 33 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059672. Tel: +65 6723 7733; Art, 55 Market Street, #01-01, Singapore 048941. Tel: +65 6877 6933; Aura Sky Lounge, 1 Saint Andrews Road, Level 6, Singapore 178957. Tel: +6866 1977; Braci Rooftop Bar, 52 Boat Quay, Level 6, Singapore 049841. Tel: +6866 1933; SONS, 20 Cross Street, #01-19, Singapore 048422. Tel: +65 6221 3937; Southbridge, 80 Boat Quay, Rooftop Level 5, Singapore 049868. Tel: +65 6877 6965.
Tiong Bahru Bakery
Halloween isn’t solely constituted of confectioneries, and drinking and partying until the break of dawn, and Tiong Bahru Bakery exudes so with their chocolate muffin, “Only Have Eyes for Boo”. Starting 31 October until 4 November, the confection will be on sale for $8 at all Tiong Bahru Bakery outlets. A sweet combination of chocolate and coconut puree, this is the perfect pastry to give to your significant other, or, if we may, your boo.
43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-74, Singapore 278115. Tel: +65 6877 4868; 56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-70, Singapore 160056. Tel: +65 6220 3430; 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-11, Raffles City Shopping Center, Singapore 179103. Tel: +65 6333 4160; 310 Orchard Road, #01-16B TANGS Orchard, Singapore 238864. Tel: +65 6735 3787. Website here
Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering has cultivated the perfect Halloween-themed feast for four days only. Starting on 25 October and ending on 28 October, adults ($88) and children ($44) will get the opportunity to feast their eyes on ‘live stations’ hosted by chefs demonstrating the preparation process of Roasted Baby Lamb, Suckling Pig Confit, and Beef Sirloin right before it hits your plate. Truly indulge in this scarefe(a)st with Bat Wings, tainted with Guinness Stout, to mediate the timid soul for extraordinary creations such as Einstein’s Brains (foie gras and raspberry sauce) and the Devil’s Tongue (Sichuan duck tongue). For the weak-hearted or younger guests, Lime offers Nightmare Mac and Cheese, and Graveyard Meatballs. Float towards the “Lime Ghost Ship”, for a more phenomenal sensation, where Boston Lobsters, White Clams, and Live Prawns all wait aboard to be eaten. Especially during such a festive, dessert should not and cannot be omitted. Capitulate to the Blood-filled waterfall (matcha fondue), Death by Berries (berries choux), or Eyeball Panna Cotta. For a kick back into reality, enjoy a Witches Brew — a local’s favorite, chendol.
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289. Tel: +6809 8899. Website here
CÉ LA VI
Save the date (especially for you ladies): 31 October, 10pm. There is no better way to celebrate Halloween and ladies’ night than to do them together. At CÉ LA VI, Diamond Life presents Dead on Neon (free entry and a glass of champagne for ladies, and $28 for an entry and glass of premium pour for men) for a complete rave experience with DJ Julian. Be adorned with a neon makeover, glowing headbands and bracelets, and Kandi beads.
2 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore 018971. Tel: +65 6508 2188. Website here
For a more family-friendly retreat, Sentosa Cove will be hosting a traditional Halloween celebration filled with fun-packed festivities catered for any age. Without a doubt, sustenance is imperative to power through the night, but where to go? To optimize the entirety of this holiday, dine at any participating restaurants (Blue Lotus – Chinese Eating House, Greenwood Fish Market, Miska Café, Mykonos On The Bay, Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill, SolePomodoro Trattoria Pizzeria, and Two Chefs Bar), shout “Trick or Treat!”, and you will receive sweet treats. Stop by Greenwood Fish Market in your spookiest costume to slurp up a complimentary O(yster)+ ‘Blood Shot’ — fresh oyster with tomato puree. Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill will also be serving tasteful Halloween-themed dishes like the Frankenstein Sandwich ($9) topped with olives resembling something of a spider on goat cheese and guacamole for an additional zest; Jack O’Lantern Chips & Dips ($16), tiger prawn ceviche presented in a bell pepper and a side of tortilla chips; and Witch Fingers ($12), a scary take on a regular-day churro that can be dipped into their ‘Blood Sauce’, made with mixed berries and port.
Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Singapore 098375. Tel: +65 6887 3502. Website here
The Bar, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore
As of current day until 10 November, The Bar at Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore will feature two Halloween cocktails and one mocktail that incorporates the use of syringes and light bulbs. With all certainty, these drinks, Nightmare before Sunrise ($12), Vampire’s Kiss ($12), and Poison Punch ($12), are sure to set the mood for Halloween. For Moscow’s Mule fanatics, The Bar has a discount of 30% on their concoction, Champion’s Cocktail (usual price: $15), in light of the company’s accolade ‘Best Serviced Residence’ until 30 November.
6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 1, #07-01, Singapore 068809. Tel: +65 6812 6050. Website here