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Where to Celebrate Halloween 2016 in Philadelphia

Halloween in Philadelphia is just a few days away, so here are some of the best ways to participate in this boozy, spooky holiday.
 
Friday, October 28
South Philly's biggest sports bar will be hosting a huge Halloween celebration this Friday night. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased in advance. VIP packages are also available. Tickets include one free drink, free candy, giveaways, a costume contest with over $2,500 in cash and prizes, and live DJs. 
 
Friday, October 28
The AIDS Law Project is hosting their annual Halloween party featuring a delicious multi-course dinner and wine paring followed by a dance party. Tickets for the 6 PM dinner party are $200 and it is catered by Joshua's Catering and Moore Brothers Wine. The dance party starts at 8:30 PM and a $100 ticket will get you free beer, signature cocktails, light fare and of course lots of dancing. (1522 N American St)
 
Friday, October 28
Drink specials and a costume party await at Silk City in Northern Liberties. The party starts at 10 PM with a $5 cover which goes up to $8 after 11 PM. Specials include $2 PBRs and $5 Sailor Jerry and Tullamore Dew. (N 5th & Spring Garden St.)
 
Saturday, October 29
East Passyunk is transforming into a spooktacular wonderland this weekend with free activities for adults, kids and even dogs! The event kicks off with free pumpkin decorating at 11 AM with BenFM supplying the tunes and trick-or-treating for the kiddos. Adults can enjoy outdoor fare and craft beer from local restaurants Stogie Joe’s, Pub on Passyunk East, Mamma Maria Ristorante, Black N Brew and Weckerly’s Ice Cream. Bring your pup to Amelie’s Bark Shop, where they can enjoy a free treat and rehydrate. (The Singing Fountain—East Passyunk at Tasker St.)
 
Saturday, October 29
Head to No Lib’s Standard Tap for a night filled with costume contests, music, dancing and drink specials. If you don a costume, all Yards brews are $3. Even starts at 10 PM and goes until close. (209 N 2nd St.)
 
Saturday, October 29
The folks at Barcade are going all out with a Halloween-themed draft list, spooky cocktail specials, dark music and of course a costume contest. Judging for the costume contest will occur between 8–10 PM, and their bartenders will choose winners from the three categories: best overall costume, best videogame-themed costume and best videogame-themed costume of a game on the premises. (1114 Frankford Ave.)
 
Saturday, October 29
The evening will begin with a 7 PM screening of the 1971 crime drama/psychological thriller A Clockwork Orange. The disco tunes will start to blast at 10 PM with plenty of drink specials and a costume contest. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door (cash only). (339 N 11th St.)
 
Saturday, October 29
Celebrate Morgan’s Pier’s final night of the season at their annual Halloween Bash. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door and include a 5 hour open bar with premium drinks (until they run out), unlimited wells and domestics and a costume contest with cash prizes. Doors open at 9 PM. (221 N Columbus Blvd.)
 
Saturday, October 29
Want to celebrate Halloween in style? Head to Assembly, the rooftop bar overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a party featuring top shelf drinks from Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Belvedere vodka. Admission is $50 and includes a glass of Veuve, entry into the costume contest, and a photo. Doors open at 9 PM and the bash will last until close. (1875 Benjamin Franklin Parkway)
 
Saturday, October 29
The Twisted Tail is celebrating Halloween voodoo style. This Saturday, the Southern-inspired bar will host a free party featuring the Mike Junior Band. Live fire breathers will be on site to provide a nice haunt and fresh drink specials will be announced every 15 minutes. The party starts at 9 PM and guests are encouraged to arrive early. (509 S 2nd St.) 
 
Saturday, October 29
Hang out at Philadelphia's most sinful bar, Devil's Alley, for an Alien-themed Halloween party Saturday night. Admission is free if you RSVP to the Facebook event. Alien costumes are encouraged, but not required. (1907 Chestnut St.)
 
Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30
Visit Chaddsford for a trick-or-treat walking tour of the winery featuring five wine-and-treat pairing stations. There will be seven pairings offered with local special treats, including Sweetzel’s Spiced Wafers, Herr’s Snacks, Just Born’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Chews, John + Kira’s Raspberry Ganache, and Northbrook MarketPlace Hard Cider donut holes. Boozy offerings include Chaddsford wine and cider as well as Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale and even a martinis decked out with Peeps. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance. Guests can arrive between 1–6 PM for their tours. (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA)
 
Sunday, October 30
Halloweekend is not complete without a boozy brunch. The folks at Pennsylvania 6 have teamed up with Effen Vodka to create some spooky cocktails served in Witch’s Cauldrons. Brunch attendees are also encouraged to participate in their best dead celebrity costume contest and dance the afternoon with a DJ from 2–8 PM.
 
Sunday, October 30
On Mischief Night, Old City's Victoria Freehouse will be screening Hocus Pocus with a special drinking game that attendees can play along with. The movie starts promptly at 7:25 PM, and it will be followed by performances and a special Halloween dance party playlist. (10 S Front St.)
 
Sunday, October 30
Celebrate Day of the Dead at this Tex-Mex restaurant. They'll be hosting a costume contest with awesome prizes and will featured drink specials. Event begins at 8 PM. (1040 N 2nd St.)
 
Monday, October 31
Feel like a kid again at the Franklin Institute this Halloween. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for members. The event goes from 7–10 PM. (271 N 21st St)
 
Monday, October 31
Industry people, this one's for you! The Italian gastropub will be featuring free food from Federal Donuts and Big Gay Ice Cream, special cocktails from Dad's Hat Rye, beer from Yards, scary movies, music, games and much more. There will also be a costume contest featuring sweet prizes. The event begins at 9 PM. (1410 Mount Vernon St.)
 
Monday, October 31
The Fillmore is celebrating its first anniversary by turning its entire floor into a roller rink! Admission is free for all ages between 4–7 PM. At 8 PM the event turns into a 21+ dance party with featured DJs. Tickets are $17 and include skating and skate rentals. (29 E Allen St.)
 
Monday, October 31
Savor Halloween with free cider and treats in the lot at North Bowl. Celebrate the spooky holiday outdoors with bocce, cornhole, food and drink specials, bowling and free caricature drawings. The event begins at 5 PM and is all ages until 9 PM when the bar becomes 21 and up. (909 N 2nd St)
 
Monday, October 31
Bok Bar is hosting their first ever Bloody Basement Halloween party.  Costumes are required for this one night only event. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased ahead of time. Late night snacks, booze, and entertainment are all included with the ticket. The event begins promptly at 8 PM. (1901 S 9th St.)
 
Monday, October 31
Guests wearing costumes can enjoy $1 off all drafts and house wines all day—besides happy hour, where everything is 1/2 priced anyway. (1150 S 11th St.)
 
Photo via Flickr user Jesse Palmer

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