The October festivities are well underway. The best spooky drinks in Detroit are getting all of the creatures to howl at the moon. Detroit’s rich brewing history has seen a revitalization in recent years because of craft beer. Adults are dressing up fun instead of fancy and toasting to better days.
Detroit Distillery is a solid place to toast, tour, and taste any time of year. However, there are a few special drinking events happening that Detroitisit had to highlight. There’s also an endless list of new cocktail bars in Detroit, such as The Upright, which is an underground cocktail bar from Oak & Reel that opened in September.
Detroitisit rounded up a list of lively communal events happening this month that include a swirl of spooky spirits in Detroit and the Metro Detroit area. We’ll leave the blood-drinking up to whatever real vampires are lurking.
SPOOKY SPIRITS-DETROIT ZOO
Date, Time, & Location:
8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
First up on this list of the best spooky drinks in Detroit this October is at a spot many Detroiters love to visit in other seasons. The ghoulish entertainment is going down on a Friday for the third event in the After Hours 21+ Event Series. Presented by KeyBank, Spooky Spirits encourages you to wear your best costume and have fun with yard games, fall-themed snacks, and exclusive access to the Zoo’s award-winning, naturalistic habitats. General admission is $50 per person and includes six “spooky spirit” tastings. Tickets are on sale now! Click HERE for more information.
7TH ANNUAL UNCORK FOR A CURE
Date & Location:
M1 Concourse in Pontiac MI on Saturday, October 22, 2022
Don’t forget to “wine” down and balance out all of the terror you’ll be experiencing this Halloween season. Let award-winning chefs serve you world-class wines as you enjoy live art by Mike Han, live and silent auctions, and dazzling cars. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is also in the month of October. Proceeds go to the Dynami Foundation whose mission is to further the research, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer while supporting patients as they navigate their breast cancer journey. Click HERE to get your tickets and more exciting details.
DETROIT FALL BEER FESTIVAL
Date, Time & Location:
Saturday, October 22nd from 1-6 pm
It’s time to join the many human spirits that’ll be participating in one of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings around. Saturday, October 22nd. Eastern Market in October is the place to be! The Michigan Brewers Guild’s Detroit Fall Beer Festival has General Admission for the 1-6 pm event, with the gates opening at Noon for a VIP hour for Enthusiast Members. Tickets are $55 per person in advance, plus service fees, and $65 the day of or at the gate (if available). Local love is all around. Drink & soak up the line-up of local musicians as well as your fresh, local beers from Michigan breweries. Click HERE to view their site and to purchase tickets.
WEISS DISTILLING CO.
Did someone say it’s “HalloWeiss season”? It is for the entire month of October at Weiss Distilling Co. You won’t want to miss some of the most unique Halloween drinks in Metro Detroit at this fairly new speakeasy-style bar. The space and the menu transform into a spooky makeover (A.K.A Halloweiss Takeover) that lifts everyone’s spirits extra this time of year. Try an Almond Joy, which consists of vodka, orgeat, coconut, and chocolate bitters in a clear skull-shaped tumbler or giant tiki mug. Click HERE to view the rest of their menu.
Location: 34 E 14 Mile Rd. Clawson, Michigan 48017
RUSTED CROW DISTILLERY
The atmosphere and drink names of this next place of spooky drinks in Detroit naturally exude a classic Halloween/fall aesthetic. This original rustic distillery welcomes you to savor a warm visit at Rusted Crow Distillery. Sip on a Detroit Steam Vodka, Murder Mitten, Ginger Devil Sinnamon, and other intriguing drinks. Click HERE to view the rest of their spirits and cocktails. You can enjoy Rusted Crow’s products, knowing they are all distilled, bottled, and aged in metro Detroit.
Location: 6056 N Telegraph Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
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