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