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Lula Cafe Dressed Up One Last Time for Halloween

Streamers everywhere, pink-wigged bartenders, and some top-level costume game. We’ll miss this October tradition dearly.

Halloween party at Lula Cafe   Photo: Peter Ranvestel

Lula Cafe (2537 N. Kedzie Ave., Logan Square, 773-489-9554) has had a longstanding tradition of dolling itself up for a costume party in honor of Halloween—past iterations have included Not Doug’s, complete with a Doug Sohn cameo, and Taco Hell, with Rick Bayless dressed up as the devil and passing out spiffed-up tacos.

This year brought a quinceañera theme in honor of Lula’s fifteenth birthday, and the restaurant was decked out with pink and gold everywhere—balloons and streamers dangling from the ceiling, puffy tissue paper flowers, and some top-notch attendee outfits to boot (we see you, Jareth the Goblin King). And if this was, in fact, the last time the restaurant spends Halloween in costume, as owner Jason Hammel has said, at least they went out on a fun, funky note. 

Here’s what we saw when we stopped by.

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