Saturday, September 10, 2016

Celebrate Halloween at Blackwall Hitch

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From our friends at Blackwall Hitch...

Blackwall Hitch Celebrates Halloween with a South Street Brewery Tap Takeover, Costume Contest, & Festive Food Specials Befitting Edgar Allan Poe

Blackwall Hitch, located on the waterfront in Old Town, Alexandria, invites guests to celebrate Halloween with a Halloween Costume Tap Takeover on Saturday, October 29th, from 9 PM to 2 AM on its expansive back patio, which boasts magnificent views overlooking the Potomac River and National Harbor. Guests can enjoy the spooky holiday fun with a tap takeover by South Street Brewery from Charlottesville, Virginia highlighting fall and pumpkin-themed beers, as well as a costume contest which will be held from 9 PM to 11 PM. Dante Coley, brewery representative from South Street brewery, and Patricia Washington from Visit Alexandria will be in attendance to judge costumes and present awards in the following categories: Best Costume, Best Nautically-Themed, and Best Couple. Guests won’t want to miss the opportunity to show their creativity and win a two-for-one brunch certificate. Craft beers from South Street Brewery that will be featured include Satan's Pony amber ale, Twisted Gourd chocolate chai pumpkin ale, Bar Hopper west coast IPA, and VA Lager. Beers are priced at $7 per draft.

Additionally, Blackwall Hitch is partnering with Fourth Wall at the Torpedo Factory, just steps from the restaurant, inviting theatergoers to enjoy dinner at the restaurant before heading to the award-winning original immersive play, A Dream Within A Dream: Madness on October 30th at 8 PM. Fourth Wall's newest production, "A Dream Within A Dream: Madness," is a highly interactive theatrical production presenting a surreal interpretation of the life, works and mad genius of Edgar Allan Poe. By leveraging theater, film, music, dance, art and light design, the audience will be transported from present day into a completely different world: the twisted psyche of Edgar Allan Poe. Before the show, guests can enjoy Edgar Allan Poe-themed specials, created by Executive Chef Mente Lawson, such as “Meatballs Fra Diavlo,” hellfire-ish spicy mary-nara, set ablaze; “Beet to Death” Salad with beets every which way; “Spaghetti and Eyeballs” with calamari, olive eyeballs, squid ink pasta bloody mary-nara; “Spooky Night Crawlers for 2, chilled seafood tower over a dry ice graveyard with tuna tartare, lobster salad in shells, shucked oysters, and head on shrimp cocktail with tomb raiders, as well as “One Bad Apple,” apple pie with a caramel candy apple. These Poe-inspired specials range in price from $12 to $59 and will also be available on the restaurant’s menu from October 27th through 30th during both lunch and dinner service.

WHEN: Saturday, October 29 from 9 PM to 2 AM. Edgar Allan Poe specials are served October 27-30 as well.

WHERE: Blackwall Hitch is located at 5 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. The restaurant is located 1.2 miles from the King Street-Old Town Metro Station accessible on the Yellow and Blue Lines. For additional information, please call (703) 739-6090 and/or visit

WHY: South Street Brewery was purchased in 2014 by Blue Mountain Brewery, whose owners have a deep connection with this Charlottesville's longest-running brewery and pub. Two of Blue Mountain’s founders, Mandi and Taylor Smack, both worked for South Street over a decade ago, Taylor having been the brewer from late 2001 until early 2007. Our company is committed to maintaining and revitalizing this important Charlottesville landmark and gathering place. Under new owners, the brewery has expanded their beer offerings, including venerated South Street originals that helped shape the Central Virginia beer scene, as well as new beers reflecting the diversity and experimentation that is the heart of American craft brewing. Additionally, South Street brewpub offerings lean heavily toward local artisans, from beef to bread, from tofu to produce and everything in between, reflecting our belief that Charlottesville, Virginia is the best place on Earth to live, drink and eat.