HQ Restaurant

Celebrate Day of the Dead by Night at HQ

Mon-Sat 11:30-22:30 (Bar 'til late)
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+27 (0)21 424 6373
Heritage Square | 100 Shortmarket Street | Cape Town

Celebrate Day of the Dead by Night at HQ

Great decor, free make-up, complimentary Don Julio tequila cocktails, appetizing food and two dance floors. And entry is free!

HQ at Heritage Square is getting decked-out for another Day of the Dead party; this year hosted on Saturday, October 28. Cacti, sombreros, sugar skulls and colourful costumes will form part of the decor. They’ll also be food: tapas made especially for the night and, so as not to dissapoint, HQ’s famous sirloin and hand-cut chips, much-loved by regulars. And, of course, there will be tequila, which will be supplied by the official event sponsor Don Julio, a premium brand whose tequila is produced in Mexico.

For those who come early complimentary Don Julio cocktails will be available on arrival, as well as make-up artists, who are there to create that Day of the Dead inspired look. Entry to the party is free so all you need to do is come in your best costume (there’s best dressed title up for grabs).

But don’t just come with a party spirit; Day of the Dead (called Día de Muertos), celebrated on November 2, is an official holiday in Mexico where people gather to honour the dead. Bring your friends and family to toast your own ancestors.

Also come prepared to party the night away because HQ is preparing two dance floors and six DJs playing from 7pm (when the party kicks off) to 3am. Los Tacos, Brett Aitken and Strange Loving are in the courtyard dancefloor and Rico Ricca, Gren Forte and Funky G are on at the HQ dance floor.

Have a listen to what you can expect:


The event is free, but booking is important because this is a popular event. To book a table email management@hqrestaurant.co.za or give them a call on +27(0)21 424 6373.

It’s almost end of the year, and HQ is a also perfect for hosting end-of-year parties. It’s a also a great spot to wind down the week for dinner and dancing on Friday, when they have a live DJ.

If you’re looking for some spooky things to do on Halloween in Cape Town, take a minute and check out our Halloween Overview for all the best ways to spend it!


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