ABV's The Sauna cocktail. (Courtesy of ABV, via Grace Sager)

Adult Trick-or-Treat: 8 Halloween Drinks and Eats in San Francisco


Just because you're too old to go door to door pleading for sweets doesn't mean you can't do some tricks and find some treats.

Here's what's haunting for Halloween at San Francisco bars, bakeries, restaurants, and sweet shops.

Garden Creamery's Black Sesame and Thai Tea Ice Creams

Known for their small-batch, Asian-inspired scoops, Garden Creamery's Mission shop is making black and orange cones with alternating scoops of black sesame and Thai tea ice creams. // 3566 20th St. (Mission), gardencreamery.com

Bluestem Brasserie's Spookies & Scream and More

Can't pick your poison? Bluestem Brasserie is turning out a whole menu of spooky standouts including boo-zy drinks and the Spookies and Scream medley (peanut-butter chocolate spider cookie, orange-and-black whoopie pie, trick or treat brownie, and more ghoulish bites). // 1 Yerba Buena Ln. (SoMa), bluestembrasserie.com

One65's Organic Halloween Candies and Cannibal Jack Cocktail

Towering a half-dozen stories above Union Square, One65 is serving an array of unworldly edible creations for Halloween. Get all "Cannibal Jack" (rum, mezcal, pepita, lemon, St. George NOLA Coffee Liqueur, and chocolate bitters) with a creative cocktail poured inside an edible chocolate pumpkin, or sample an array of organic candies and themed macarons down in the patisserie and boutique. // 165 O'Farrell (Union Square), one65sf.com

Don Bugito's Cricket Chips and Chocolate Covered Bugitos

It is Don Buggito's mission to get you to eat more creepy crawlers (for both your health and the planet's). Go eat protein-packed bugs including low-fat cricket chips and chocolate-covered mealworms. // donbugito.com

Salt and Straw's Creepy Crawly Critters Matcha

Haven't had your fill of exoskeletons yet? For a limited run, Salt and Straw's collaborated with Don Bugito to bring brave foodies their Creepy Crawly Critters Matcha ice cream complete with both toffee bugitos and chocolate-covered crickets. // Various locations; saltandstraw.com

Fillmore Bakeshop's Halloween Cookies

Get your boo-tastic biscuits‚ including sugar cookie ghosts, gourds, and gremlins—at one of our most beloved bakeshops. // 1890 Fillmore St. (Lower Pacific Heights), filmorebakeshop.com

Bourbon & Branch's Touch of Evil Cocktail

Summon your inner vampiric spirit for this whiskey-forward libation rimmed with blood-red sugar. // 501 Jones St. (Tenderloin), bourbonanbranch.com

ABV's The Sauna Cocktail

At ABV's Over Proof, The Sauna (whiskey, pu erh syrup, cedar, steam) might make you break a sweat. // 3174 16th Street (Mission District), abvsf.com