It’s that time of year again Dia De Los Muertos and Halloween– Two of El Chupacabras favorite celebrations!!!

Come join us at our all of our locations for events!


Phinney Ridge:

Saturday October 31st, noon to 3 pm– dress up the kids and bring them trick or treating for the Hunger Goblin trick or treat on Phinney Ridge! We’ll be handing out candy to the kids and slinging tequila to those kids over 21.

Sunday November 1– at the Phinney Center across the street there is a Day of the Dead Procession at 4 pm, it’s free!  It will be lead by Ce Atl Tonalli Aztec Dancers with activities to follow at the Phinney Center.

Alki Beach:

It’s a Halloween Bash at the Chupacbara!!!  We are hosting a super amazing party Saturday October 31st —  Join us if you dare!

We have vinyl stylings of DJ Fred Eddison starting at 10 pm so get ready to shake those booties into the witching hour!

Come outfitted in your best (or worst) Hallows Eve attire and get happy hour all night past 6!

South Lake Union:

All Hallows Eve on South Lake Union. Come join us Saturday October 31st for spirits (tequila!) and tacos before you go haunting!  We’ll be serving all of your pre-party desires.
If you are decked out your Halloween Garb you’ll get 1 dollar off margaritas, draft beers, and Happy Hour Food specials all day long…. and there’s candy!


Day of the Dead vs. Halloween


They are two separate but both equally awesome holidays!

Día de MuertosScholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back 2,500 to 3,000 years to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl
The Day of the Dead celebrates and remembers friends and family members who have died and help support their spiritual journey.  The atmosphere is rather that of a picnic or celebration than mourning. Mexicans embrace death and celebrate the deceased for the time they lived.

240px-Catrinas_2Traditions connected with Day of the Dead include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.

Halloween  is linked to the Celtic festival Samhain.  The “door” to the Other-world was believed to be opened so that the souls of the dead could enter this world.  It marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year.

Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.  Many of our Halloween traditions have roots in these regions including dressing in costume, carving Jack-o’-lanterns to frighten away evil spirits, trick or treating and playing pranks.

Halloween and Day of the Dead are both influenced by Christian All Saints’ Day, which honors saints and the recently departed.  This holiday was created by the Roman Catholic Church to replace the Celtic festival of Samhain and eradicate those pesky pagan traditions.