Looking for a howling good time this Halloween? To make this season even more spook-tacular, we’re creep-ing it real with a round up of all the haunted houses in Austin.
Bonus: We’ve also listed four local restaurants where you can head afterwards for some fang-tastic Halloween-themed food. Check out our interactive map here.
Get Your Scare On 💀
House of Torment | 2632 Ridgepoint Dr. | Opens 7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
The House of Torment has been scaring the pants off of Austinites for over 20 years — and for good reason — actors train year-round to finesse frights at the “scariest haunted house in America.”
Fatal Fear Haunted House | 3509 Cowden Dr. | Opens 7 p.m. Saturday + Sunday
This “pro-level” home haunt takes place in the dwelling of the nefarious James Mortis, his dreadful daughters, and Dr. Hans Necrostein, who dabbles in mad science and is looking for humans to experiment on.
Bat City Scaregrounds | 14101 S. Turnersville Rd., Buda | Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday
Explore 15 acres of horrors, complete with three spooky haunted houses, Vegas-style performances, live music and Halloween-themed eats and treats.
Scare for a Cure | 14219 Littig Rd., Manor | Opens 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
Go on an interactive haunt — put on by a team made up of 100% volunteers — that raises money for the Breast Cancer Resource Center and other local charities.
Trick or treat (yourself) 🥂
Aba | 1011 S. Congress Ave. | Hours vary
It’s fall y’all, and Austin restaurants are thinking outside the box with their pumpkin creations. Aba is serving up pumpkin hummus created by Chef Partner CJ Jacobson that will make you say ‘Oh my gourd.’
Amy’s Ice Creams | Multiple locations | Hours vary
In a word, Amy’s seasonal list is comprehensive. There are 40+ flavors — although each location only carries a few — to try, including Apple Jacks, beer and pretzels, booger monster, ginger snap, pumpkin cheesecake, and ube.
Bakery Lorraine | 11600 Rock Rose Ave. | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Enjoy a full fall menu with ham and brie sandwiches, yellow corn grits, and an Autumn salad. Don’t sleep on the seasonal macaron flavors, including pistachio, matcha peach, earl grey, honey, oatmeal cream, and dark chocolate cassis.
TLC Austin | 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. | Hours vary
If the haunted house crawl has left you spooked, consider winding down with a pumpkin spiked latte made with rum, oat milk, nitro cold brew, and pumpkin spice. Best of all, this concoction is only $5.