Grab a cold beer at Blind Tiger, off the parade route. (Phil S. Kropoth)
Special to amNewYork
Carousing with ghosts and goblins at the 35th annual Village Halloween Parade on Friday can make even the most spirited revelers seek some refreshments. Here are a few restaurants and bars on or near the parade route.Obivias Parade
201 Lafayette St.
Buy a cocktail to spin the wheel of prizes and win $25 gift certificates, free drinks or adult treats. From 12 to 4 a.m., specials include $5 Smashing Pumpkin beer and $3 Texas Chainsaw Massacre chili burgers.
55 W. 21st St.
Porkys invites partiers to come chug a beer and dance like an idiot at their annual Nightmare on 21st Street parade after-party. Enjoy an open bar from 9 to 11 p.m. and compete in a $1,000 costume contest. $15 admission.
Blind Tiger Ale House
281 Bleecker St.
Swing by this Village favorite and refuel with more than 50 bottled beers and 28 on tap, as well as grilled cheese, quesadillas and Murrays cheese plates until 2 a.m.
134 W. Third St.
Wait for the parade to start here and enjoy a $10 open bar from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by $4 creepy crawler Jell-O shots and after dark drafts. Come in costume and compete to win $500 in cash and prizes.
The Half Pint
76 W. Third St.
Itll get spooky at this ale house, where you can gulp $4 pumpkin ales and spooky shots, or pony up $20 for a dead guy growler a half-gallon jug of beer. The best costumes will take home prizes.
118A E. 15th St.
If you prefer your Halloween a bit tamer, try the $40 Ode to the Pumpkin tasting dinner. Enjoy pumpkin-seed-crusted fried green tomatoes and pumpkin soufflÃ© paired with three harvest beers. Seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Sushi Samba 7
87 Seventh Ave. South
The kabuki-themed revelry will include a costumed staff and a Dracula dessert with vanilla bean ice cream and raspberry foam. Come in costume for a chance to win a weekend in Las Vegas and dinner at the restaurants recently opened branch on the Strip.
Otto Enoteca Pizzeria
1 Fifth Ave.
This Mario Batali joint is serving its regular menu, including pizza ($7 to $14), pasta ($9) and gelato ($7). Otto gets busy on Halloween, so reservations are strongly recommended.
Chat n Chew
10 E. 16th St.
Warm up with down-home staples such as mac and cheese, meatloaf and sweet pumpkin cheesecake. Arrive by 7 p.m. for happy hour drink specials.
Route: The parade runs along Sixth Ave., from Spring St. to 21st St.
Time: Friday, 7 to 10 p.m., though participants are encouraged to line up at 6 p.m. on Sixth Ave. between Spring and Broome sts.
Trains: 1, 2,3 to 14th St., A, B, C, D, E, F, Q to West 4th St.
At home: The parade will be telecast live on NY1 from 8 - 9:30 p.m.