Sydney Set to Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead Festivals

The Argyle and El Camino Cantina celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead

Sydney – The Argyle – Friday 27th October to Saturday 28th October

Sydney – El Camino Cantina – Tuesday 31st October to Saturday 4th November

Gather at the alters of hedonism at neighbouring late-night destinations The Argyle and El Camino Cantina as they celebrate successive festivals of the dead in the historic hub of The Rocks.



With Halloween on the horizon, The Argyle precinct will transform into The Argyle Asylum from Friday 27th October to Saturday 28th October, with tricks and treats in store for guests.

The Argyle
The Argyle

Two floors, six bars and the cobblestone courtyard will be dramatically themed as an abandoned asylum with roving performers, including fire breathers and stilt walkers mingling with guests. There will be $10 Asylum cocktails each night until 10pm, served in syringes. Try them if you dare!

The Argyle
The Argyle

Thrill seekers who admit themselves to The Argyle Asylum on Friday 27th October will see performances by Jesabel, DJ I-Dee, The Faders and MINX. Guests can go truly insane on Saturday 28th October when the DJ line-up includes Brooklyn, TASS, Yoji and Mike Champion.

Entry is free before 9pm on the guest list.

Join the guest list or buy tickets here.



The rituals and revelry continue at Tex-Mex hangout El Camino Cantina from Tuesday 31st October to Saturday 4th November when there will be Day of the Dead feasting and festivities every day, fuelled by some exclusive tequila-based drinks.

El Camino Cantina
El Camino Cantina

Jose Cuervo is crafting the exclusive line-up, including the tequilas behind a $29 taco and tequila flight (three tacos paired with three tequilas) on Tuesday 31st October, a boilermaker (a beer with a shot of tequila) that pairs with a dozen Buffalo wings for $19 on Wednesday 1st November, Day of the Dead-inspired cocktails available on Friday 3rd November, and a Bloody Maria cocktail that can be included in a Bottomless Brunch package available on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November.

There will also be a lucky door prize every weekday evening of a bottle of Jose Cuervo 1800 Essentials Tequila.

El Camino’s headline event is the Day of the Dead party on Thursday 2nd November, with a mariachi band performing from 6.30pm and a DJ from 8pm. The three-course Fajita Fiesta menu ($49pp) is the star of the show, which is served platter-style for sharing.

View full menu.

Guests can also select from the a la carte menu.

The best Day of the Dead-costumed male and female guest will each win a $50 bar tab. 

Partying continues on Saturday 4th November with another round of prizes for the best costumed guests.

In addition to the exclusive Day of the Dead drinks and events, guests can take advantage of El Camino’s daily special deals, which are always available, including:

·         Happy hour: weekdays from 5pm to 7pm, with $7.50 Margaritas, beers and wine.

·         Taco Tuesday: when tacos are deliciously priced at $2 each

·         Wing Wednesday: with 10-cent buffalo wings on the menu

·         All-you-can-eat Taco Fridays: includes appetisers, infinite tacos and churros, $52pp

·         Bottomless Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm, from $15 with optional bottomless beverage package $19pp

Find more information and menus here.

El Camino Cantina - Group Photos (1) 

Information & Images Courtesy of The Argyle and El Camino Cantina/Rockpool Dining Group -Rachel Lebihan

Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times News

Editor GOURMET – Food/Wine/Events




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