High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
Pumpkin Carving Party Thursday, October 30 and Halloween Party on Friday, October 31
Pumpkin Carving Party
High Noon Saloon provides both the pumpkins and the carving tools for this do-it-yourself pumpkin carving party and displays the final creations as part of the Halloween theme post-party. The free event kicks-off at 7 p.m.; arrive early as pumpkins are first come, first served. Draft beer specials, which range from $6-$8, include seasonal offerings such asSouthern Tier Pumking and Great Lakes Nosferatu, and year-round brews such as Rogue Dead Guy Ale.
High Noon mixologist Ben Berry-Ryan also debuts the $9 Fall in Love cocktail, which will make the soon-to-launch fall cocktail list. The Fall in Love is made with Old Forester Bourbon, The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram Allspice liqueur, SNAP Gingersnap liqueur and a muddled mix of Allspice seasoning, nutmeg, candied walnuts, fresh apple and honey. The cocktail is shaken over ice, double strained, and served straight up in a rocks glass with a candied walnut-honey rim.
High Noon Saloon is open from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. on October 30 and the kitchen is open until 1 a.m. Reservations are available by calling 773-227-9339.
Halloween Party and Costume Contest
High Noon celebrates All Hallows’ Eve with DJ of the Undead spinning zombie tunes from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. with no cover charge. Drink deals, which are the same as the pumpkin carving party specials, include the $9 Fall in Love cocktail and Southern Tier Pumking,Great Lakes Nosferatu and Rogue Dead Guy Ale drafts (prices range from $6-$8). In addition to the hand-carved pumpkins displayed throughout the bar and dining room, the Wicker Park saloon is decked with Halloween décor and the staffers will also be in costume. The saloon awards a $100 gift certificate to person wearing the top costume as determined by crowd applause at midnight.
High Noon Saloon is open from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. on October 31 and the kitchen is open until 1 a.m. Reservations are available by calling 773-227-9339.