Photos courtesy of Lakeside Bar & Grill

October 28 promises to be a day of thrills and chills as Lakeside Bar & Grill gears up for its annual Spookfest Halloween party. Having carved out a place in Peoria’s heart since 2008 with their yearly spooky soirée, Lakeside is the place to be for every ghoul and ghost in town this Halloween.

For one special day, Lakeside will don a haunted makeover, complete with festive Halloween décor, spooky spirits, and of course, their dedicated “ghoul squad” – the fabulous team members ready to serve up scary-good times.

Concocted especially for this event are their spooky spirits. Tipple on the chilling Scary Berry Pints or savor the spook-tacular Morguerita. Thirsty souls can also indulge in the Bloody Pints, or, for the more daring, the Poisoned Apples, both of which come complete with eerie visuals to match.

Families are in for a treat too! Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., kids in costume can dine for free from the kids menu. While they indulge, adults can revel in an all-day happy hour featuring pocket-friendly deals on a wide array of drinks and shareable treats.

Sporty specters need not worry about missing out on college football action, with games screening across the bar’s expansive TV setup and even the dog-friendly patios.

When night descends and the witching hour is nigh, adults can let loose and show off their most creative costumes at the much-anticipated costume contest. Don’t forget to get into the groove as The Cactus Keys Dueling Piano Show promises an enchanting musical “duel” based on guest requests from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Already have Sunday plans? Change them! Lakeside beckons you to come back for their NFL Sunday Ticket. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, all day happy hour, and a plethora of NFL games.

Do note Lakeside Bar & Grill’s new operational hours, especially for football enthusiasts: they’re open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays during the football season.

Get your costumes ready, mark your calendars, and prepare to be spellbound this October 28 at Lakeside Bar & Grill, located at 9980 W. Happy Valley Pkwy. #1101, in Peoria. For more information, visit