Kick off Halloween weekend with a 6 a.m. dance party on a cruise ship.
This week in San Francisco, embrace the Halloween spirit by getting in costume and heading out dancing. Daybreaker SF is hosting its last early-morning dance party of the year (on a cruise ship!), and Pier 70 will play host to Ghost Ship Atlantis, a two-day experience with live music and plenty of performances. If dancing’s not your thing, there’s always the annual Halloween Pub Crawl to keep you busy. Or opt to celebrate fall rather than Halloween at the Sonoma County Fall Feast.
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October 17 | Now open: Restaurant
New restaurant The Morris has livened up the old-school interior of the former Slow Club space with a more modern feel and a provocative food and drink menu from chef Gavin Schmidt and sommelier Paul Einbund. Cocktails, wine, and spirits include bottles from Madeira wines and Chartreuse, all meant to pair nicely with a focused food menu sourced from Northern California farmers. Highlights include crab porridge with lemongrass and carrot and a whole smoked Peking duck with roasted root vegetables.
2501 Mariposa St., San Francisco | website
October 28 | Dance
Daybreaker SF presents Halloween Boat Cruise
If you want to get an early start on Halloween—like, a really early start—hop on the Hornblower Belle on Friday morning for Daybreaker’s last cruise of the year. The recurring party always begins at 6 a.m. and is over by the start of the conventional work day, leaving passengers with an abundance of happy energy from a yoga session followed by dancing to DJs. This week’s edition, featuring DJs from the Burning Man camp Dusty Rhino, doubles as a great way to field-test your costume.
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Pier 3, The Embarcadero, San Francisco | From $30 | website
October 28 - 29 | Dance
Ghost Ship Atlantis
Take that energy from Daybreaker and use it to dance until the break of dawn at Ghost Ship Atlantis, a two-day dance party and immersive art experience inside the massive Pier 70. Headliners include U.K. electronic legends The Orb and hometown hero Justin Martin, but the best part might just be the guaranteed incredible people-watching.
9:00 PM | Pier 70, 420 22nd St., San Francisco | From $105 | website
October 28 - 31 | Drink
Halloween Pub Crawl
The annual Halloween Pub Crawl takes place over the course of three days, and a pass for all days is only slightly more expensive than a single-day pass. Whether this is an economically sound reason to mark the holiday with three nights’ worth of alcohol is up to you, but do consider at least one evening roaming various watering holes, most of which are kept under (mummy’s) wraps for the element of surprise. The crawl begins on the northern end of the city at Bar None.
Times & locations vary | From $25 | website
October 29 | Escape the city
Farm Trails Presents: Fall Feast
Sonoma County chef Brandon Guenther from the cleverly named Rocker Oysterfeller’s restaurant is helming a one-night-only Fall Feast. It will include a VIP reception and a family-style dinner with such local delights as a Bodega Bay catch of the day and slow-roasted Pozzi lamb with salsa verde, all set inside a barn. Your ticket helps fund local agriculture organizations as well as Sonoma County Farm Trails.
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Olympia’s Valley Estate, 1051 Walker Rd., Petaluma | From $150 | website
Tamara Palmer is a daily news writer, rapper confidante, DJ, and celebrity chef ghostwriter from San Francisco.