Everyone loves a good Halloween party, but let’s face it, there are only so many DJs and costume contests one can endure. So this year, for a change of pace, why not do a sit down Halloween meal instead? Here are a few other spots looking to scare you at suppertime.

Sugar Factory at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

No matter what time of year you go, Sugar Factory is always ground zero for sweet treats. Everything from candy necklaces to gummy spiders are part of the day-to-day scene here. But come Halloween things always get kicked up a notch and this year is no exception. This spot is known for their incredible over-the-top drinks, served in eye catching fashion. Here’s what they’ve got for this season.

The Toxic Zombie Goblet: a perfect blend of sour and sweet, made with Voli Vodka, Strawberry Pucker, pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix, Sprite, pineapple and strawberry syrups and strawberry puree. This fun-filled concoction comes topped with gummy body parts and red licorice laces.

Looking for something creamy and delicious? The Monster Mash Insane Milkshake is a beast of its own. It’s a vanilla milkshake base topped with whipped cream, orange-chocolate drizzle, sour gummy worms, gummy centipedes, Oreo crumbs, a Sugar Daddy an half of a Hershey’s Chocolate bar. It’s like someone dumped your entire bag of Halloween candy into a glass.

The Palm at Tropicana Atlantic City

If you love a good whodunit, The Palm continues their murder-mystery dining series with a spooky vampire-y version just in time for the holiday. At 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, guests will be treated to the most thrilling Halloween retreat of a lifetime. Your retreat director, George, will keep the excitement flowing, but can he keep the blood from doing the same? Fangs will flash in the dark of night as vacationing vampire couples Edwardo and Ella and Dracula and Lucy fight for what they desire.

Guests will solve the mystery while enjoying a three-course prix-fixe menu from The Palm. Reservations are required; cost per person is $85. Contact Barbara Bermel at 609-344-0483 or bbermel@thepalm.com to reserve your seats

Tropicana Atlantic City is located at 2831 Boardwalk in Atlantic City. For more info go to Tropicana.net

Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall

A frighteningly fantastic time awaits at Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall this Halloween, as Chef Charles Soreth put together flavors so good you’ll scream with joy. On Saturday, Oct. 26, guests and ghouls can gorge themselves on a special Halloween menu that includes “Green Goblins” (crispy Brussels sprouts with soy and pomegranate), “Hummus Bloody Hummus” (a roasted beet-infused hummus with veggies), “Diablo Tacos” (made with Pastore-style pork, pineapple habanero salsa) and for dessert, pumpkin-cider donuts with powdered sugar.

Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall is located at 133 S. Tennessee Ave. in Atlantic City. For more info, go to TennesseeAvenue BeerHall.com.

Hard Rock Cafe at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Backstage Cafe inside Hard Rock Cafe will host a Halloween Trick-or-Treat Pastry Class 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The class will begin with a chef instructor demonstrating and teaching guests how to create three fun and delicious Halloween treats, including Mummy Cake Pops, Broken Glass Cupcakes, and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. Tickets are $35; register at HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located at 1000 Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Go to HardRckHotelAtlanticCity.com for more info.

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