Spooky Scenarios 2009

On Halloween, trick-or-treating never gets old. In fact, why don’t we, as adults (or young adults) plan a trick-or-treat trip? It would be fun, but it seems that after you pass a certain age or height, something about knocking on doors, begging for candy is just greedy.

So, in the ATX, many of us resort to trying to brave the downtown costumed mob in an effort to not mess up our costumes while squeezing into a jam packed bar. Last year, after a group of my friends got together at one of our houses for a Halloween party, we attempted this approach, which ended quickly when I turned around and headed back home since parking garages were full and taxis were taken.

So, this year, I Rebeccammend you celebrate at-home party style with your friends or try out some of these non-traditional, spooky scenarios:

1) 2009 Halloween Wine Bar Crawl— Put on by the Austin Winos, this event will include wine tasting in your costume at 5 wine bars, including Aquarelle, Cru, Max’s Wine Dive, Mulberry, and Cork & Co. For $72.40, you’ll get 10 glasses of $80-$100 bottles of wine, a commemoriative Austin Winos glass to take home, and a party in your costumes at the end of the night at Max’s! So fun! The night starts at Max’s at 7:30 PM until 12:30 PM, just in time to turn into a pumpkin!

2) The Zombie Prom at The HighBall, Austin’s newest multi-entertainment venue, brought to us by Alamo Drafthouse, and in fact living next to the S. Lamar Alamo location, includes karaoke, bowling, a restaurant, and bar all-in-one. Dress your best in haunted prom garb and experience a dance party with The Action Pack, the group that puts on many of the Alamo Drafthouse sing-a-longs many of us are all too familiar with, costume contests, Halloween kitchen creations, and a photo booth. Tickets are only $10 that you can buy online in advance or, you can save by purchasing tickets for Alamo’s Dance of the Dead to start out the night for a double-feature.

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3) Austin Ghost Tours– Over 10 years old and still going strong, these $20 tours take groups around Austin to visit historical haunted buildings from the past. Halloween tours have already begun, and are going on every night until the haunted holiday. Most of the tours begin at Moonshine Bar & Grill, did you know the haunted history behind this popular restuarant? If you want to know more or join a tour, click here. And, these tours have never been cancelled due to rainy weather, which only adds to the darkness of the experience. Be afraid, be very, very afraid…

Have a treatful Halloween!

3 thoughts on “Spooky Scenarios 2009”

  • Karisa October 22, 2009 at 10:00 am

    ZOMBIE PROM!!!!!! OMG that sounds AWESOME! I’m there.

  • Jodi October 23, 2009 at 8:01 am

    These are GREAT ideas, Rebecca! The winos tour sounds really fun. Do they put those on at other times?

  • TheRebecca October 23, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Thanks, Ladies! Karisa–I must see pictures of your zombie prom costume!

    And, Jodi-Austin Winos looks super cute. I will subscribe to their email list at

    Looks like their last event was a Haiku party…you had to bring a bottle of wine and a haiku to accompany it! Love it!

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