Food and Drinks
Prepare for your evening at Halloween Nights by perusing all of the delectable food and drinks we have available for purchase.
With VIP Admission, you'll receive a complimentary drink or treat from The Fair Chance Beer Garden bar and a complimentary drink in The Speakeasy at Al Capone’s Cell. All other food and drinks are pay-as-you-go.
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Under the shadow of the big top, join the carnival crew for a round of drinks and some lively merriment. Enjoy a rotating selection of small-batch craft beers by Triple Bottom Brewing, circus-inspired cocktails and mocktails like the peachy Ringmaster, and all your favorite carnival treats like hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, and cotton candy.
The Fair Chance Beer Garden
Relax and connect in this outdoor area that features our flagship history and museum exhibits. Grab a craft beer from our partners at Triple Bottom Brewing, order up a spiked or non-alcoholic pumpkin punch, or sip on a Mission Mule. Enjoy a sweet Halloween-themed treat by The Monkey & The Elephant. Plus, chow down on Down North Pizza's award-winning Detroit-style pies by the slice, or get a full pizza baked-to-order.
Established in 2021, both The Fair Chance Beer Garden and its name were born out of a shared commitment to fair chance hiring practices. This area (and other areas throughout the festival) feature food and drink offerings from businesses that, like Eastern State Penitentiary, actively seek to hire people who may otherwise be excluded from the mainstream economy including people who have experienced homelessness or incarceration.
VIP Admission ticket holders receive one complimentary drink or treat from The Fair Chance Beer Garden bar.
S'mores and Lore
Grab a s'mores kit and gather around the fire while flickering projections and live storytellers send a chill down your spine. Bottled water and soft drinks are also available.
Get the party started with a melon-flavored Witch's Blood cocktail — complete with gummy brain! Triple Bottom Brewing Company also serves up a variety of craft porters, IPAs, and festbiers. Be sure you don't miss out on French Toast Bites, a festival favorite. They come with unlimited toppings including whipped cream, fresh berries, maple syrup, caramel syrup, and chocolate syrup. Or upgrade your order with bacon-on-a-stick. Still hungry? Stop by our Tricks and Treats store to purchase Halloween-themed treats by The Monkey & The Elephant and indulgent single-serve desserts in a jar by Dimi.
The Bloodline Lounge
Toast to our vampire friends with an El Diablo (our devilish twist on a cranberry margarita), a non-alcoholic Surly Temple, or a Black Widow Sangria.
Stop by this stand outside Kaleidoscope Hall to satisfy your fried food cravings. The Kafe offers up chicken tenders, french fries, funnel cakes, batter-dipped Oreos, and more. Plus, they always have hot chocolate on hand for those chilly fall nights.
The Speakeasy at Al Capone's Cell (VIP Admission Only)
Purchase VIP Admission online in advance for access to The Speakeasy at Al Capone's Cell. One complimentary drink is included with admission.
No additional food or drinks are available for purchase.
Neighborhood Dining Options
Looking for a spot to grab a sit-down meal before or after Halloween Nights? Here are some great restaurants within walking distance of the penitentiary! If you have a large group, we'd recommend making reservations.
Cantina "La Calaca" Feliz | 2321 Fairmount Avenue | (215) 787-9930 | Website
**SPECIAL OFFER: Show your 2023 ticket for Halloween Nights and get 20% off your bill, excluding Happy Hour and alcoholic beverages.
Hilltown Tavern Fairmount | 795 N. 24th Street | (267) 519-9580 | Website
**SPECIAL OFFER: Show your 2023 same-day ticket for Halloween Nights and get 10% off your bill, excluding Happy Hour.
Fare | 2028 Fairmount Avenue | (215) 763-5500 | Website
Jack’s Firehouse | 2130 Fairmount Avenue | (215) 232-9000 | Website
Trio BYOB | 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue | (215) 232-8746 | Website