Halloween Haunts on Melrose Ave.

Halloween Haunts on Melrose Ave.

Looking for a special “haunt” on Halloween? Witches, goblins, and ghouls: look no further than Melrose Ave. Here are some top contenders for a real spooky treat – no tricks involved.

The Darkroom

This Saturday, October 27th through Halloween night, The Darkroom is the place to be with costume contests, spooky music, and, of course, their usual stellar craft cocktails. Nothing scary about the bar’s tasty eats: top choice on the menu this month are the bar’s new rib sliders, a dish which might even stick to ghostly ribs.

The Darkroom
7302 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-3800


Laugh ‘til you cry at The Groundlings Theater when the sketch comedy and improve theater presents Groundlings of the Corn on Friday the 27th at 8 p.m. and Saturday the 28th at both 8 and 10 p.m. This original scare-sketch treat spoofs Stephen King’s Children of the Corn – among other things. “The only thing you’ll be sacrificing is a boring night at home,” the troop promises. Cast includes Lauren Burns, Andrew Leeds, and Patty Guggenheim. Tickets are $20, boys and ghouls.

7307 Melrose Avenue

60 Out Escape Room

Looking to escape from the everyday world and get into something a little bit more…scary? 60Out Escape room is offering a number of escape rooms to challenge any group, with options such as the pirate-centric Ghost Ship, the seasonally perfect Dracula, one fearful Hangover, and the lighthearted caper of Grandma’s Master Plan. These shows run Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Halloween night, Tuesday. Escape times are selling out, so book your “getaway” fast. Shows run daily, starting at 10 a.m.

60Out Escape Room
7270 Melrose Avenue


Fully festive with both Halloween and Dia de Las Muertos decorations, Antonio’s Mexican restaurant is the perfect spot to feed hunger monsters. The entire month of October through November 2nd, a special Day of the Dead altar will be in place, and tasty goodies such as an authentic sugar skull will be handed out to all who dine. Along with tequila and tacos, a special mole dish is on the menu – an annual treat that’s not to be missed.

7470 Melrose Avenue

Golden Apple Comics

Saturday the 27th, enjoy a special Halloween event at the coolest comic book shop in town. Watch a family-friendly screening of Stranger Things brand new Season 2, Episode 1 and receive free comics. There’s a special Halloween-themed raffle, too. Named “Comic Book Store to the Stars,” you’ll find vintage comics, brand new releases, and back issues among the offerings here. Nothing scary about that!

7018 Melrose Avenue
(323) 658-6047

Melrose Umbrella Company

Open until 2 a.m. 7 days a week, there will be plenty of special seasonal craft cocktails to keep Halloween revelers well-feted through the witching hour come Halloween and all weekend long. The Halloween happenings start with a pumpkin carving party that includes a pumpkin, carving kit, and spooky cocktail on the 25th.

Melrose Umbrella Company
7465 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 951-0709

About Genie Davis

GENIE DAVIS is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer living in Los Angeles. Her novels range from suspense to romance, mystery, and literary fiction, with titles including mystery thriller Marathon, the noir Gun to the Head, and the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse, Between the Sheets and Animal Attraction. In film, her screen work also spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy, has written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and wrote and co-produced the independent film, Losing Hope. As a journalist, you can see her work in many publications including her own diversionsLA.com.