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Eater's Last Minute, Food-Friendly Halloween Guide

Doughnuts, brewpub costume bike rides, sherry, Clockwork Orange-themed cocktails and more Halloween happenings at D.C. restaurants and bars.

Courtesy of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Still need a plan for Halloween? Here are five food-friendly ideas for this Friday:

1) Mockingbird's Hill's 2nd Annual Toast to Poe

Where: 1843 7th St. NW

When: October 31

What: The sherry bar is continuing its annual celebration of Edgar Allen Poe's short story The Cask of Amontillado. There will Amontillado Sherry for $4 a pop, special bites, a toast to Poe, and a spoken adaptation of the The Cask of Amontillado at 7 p.m. More info here.


2) Hilton Brothers Halloween Bar Crawl

Where: Marvin (2007 14th St NW), The Gibson (2009 14th St NW), Den of Thieves (2005 14th St NW) and Patty Boom Boom (1359 U St NW)

When: October 31, regular bar hours

What: Each bar is doing their own theme, so start the night at Marvin's "Trick or Treat" party and score some candy, then go next door for The Gibson's "Drink Yourself to Death" sorta downer-of-a-party where the bartenders will be dressed as famous people who "literally drank themselves to death." Patty Boom Boom will become a "Haunted (Dance)hall" and folks will be dressed up as zombie versions of reality show stars at Den of Thieves's "Reality TV is Dead" party. Prepare the Jersey Shore zombie costumes now.

3) The Queen Vic's Clockwork Orange Halloween

Where: 1206 H St. NE

When: October 31, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

What: Clockwork Orange-themed cocktails await at The Queen Vic's party inspired by Stanley Kubrick's classic film and Anthony Burgess's classic novel. More info here.

4) Bardo Brewpub's Night of the Bicycling Dead

When: October 31, 7 p.m.

Where: Bike ride begins at Mt. Vernon Square

What: Atlas District's Bardo Brewpub is teaming up with DC BikeSpace for a costume bike ride that begins at Mt. Vernon Square at 7 p.m., departing at 7:30 p.m. The costumed bikers will ride downtown to Bardo Brewpub for a Halloween party. There will be prizes and the event is free. More info here.

5) Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken's Halloween Mini Dozen Doughnut Box

Where: October 30 and October 31

What: Not into going out, but still want Halloween treats? Astro Doughnuts will serve $20 Halloween boxes with a dozen assorted mini donuts with toppings like Kat Kats, Snickers and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The Halloween boxes will be available while supplies last in stores and on the truck, or pre-order with pick up on those days by emailing info@astrodoughnuts.com or calling 202-809-5565.

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