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Behold D.C. Restaurant Staff Wearing Halloween Costumes

These revelers are ready for a scary good time

A life-size taco at Taco Bamba.
Photo: Taco Bamba
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

To get everyone into the holiday spirit on a day when most of the restaurant industry is stuck working, it's time to pay tribute to the working-class heroes who dressed up for Halloween. (It’s an Eater DC tradition.)

Restaurants really get into the spirit around the DMV. Some started things off early, with parties and festivities over the weekend. Others will save their major activities for tonight. Still looking for plans? Check out Eater's guide to Halloween-themed events around town.

Scroll own to view some real party animals (and wild menu items).

Kapnos cook Ethan Crook clucking around in the kitchen.
Photo: Kapnos
A very Seussical employee at Sticky Fingers.
Photo: Sticky Fingers
It’s taco time at Taco Bamba.
Photo: Taco Bamba

The owner of Jasi's Puff'd Pastries (right) channeled her inner 1970s vibe at Saturday night’s invite-only party near Metro Center:

Ashley Darby (top right, center), co-owner of Australian-themed Oz restaurant in Clarendon, donned a sleek black wig at the same fete:

Lil’ Kim...Halloween ‘17 #EAWStudio54 #lilkim #crushonyou #rhop #gizellebryant #ashleydarby

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Service Bar DC celebrated its one-year anniversary October 30 at local distillery Cotton & Reed, complete with tons of free booze and passed Halloween head gear donned by owners and party goers:

Warming up for the weirdness that will be Tokyo. #japan

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Meanwhile, the Jefferson’s furry mascot was a great sport October 31:

Rare Sweets staff in a range of looks.
Photo: Rare Sweets

City Tap Penn Quarter’s staff is well dressed for its long night ahead, complete with a costume contest and $5 pints of Voodoo Ranger all night long (with the Dodgers-Astros World Series game as the backdrop):

Our staff is Halloween ready!

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Spice 6 in Hyattsville
Photo: Spice 6
Black Jack bartenders on Saturday, October 28
Photo: Black Jack
Flavio Restaurant in Georgetown
Photo: Flavio

Eater will update this post throughout the day, so send any other photos of workers in costume to

Taco Bamba

4000 Wilson Boulevard, , VA 22203 (571) 777-1477 Visit Website

Cotton & Reed Distillery

1330 5th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 (202) 544-2805 Visit Website

Oz Restaurant and Bar

, Arlington, VA (703) 664-0693

Service Bar DC

926-928 U Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 462-7232 Visit Website

Sticky Fingers Bakery

1370 Park Road NW, Washington, DC 20010 202 299 9700 Visit Website


2201 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 234-5000 Visit Website