Halloween Parties and Events in Philadelphia
Party ghouls and boys, fright nights are creeping toward us in the City of Shudderly Love (sorry). Here are the events — some new, some that have been taking place annually since 1968 — that you’ll want to hit on your quest to bump (and grind) through the night.
Peter Sterling Halloween Ball
9 AM–1 AM, October 25; $35
Doubletree Hotel (237 S. Broad St.)
Third annual “most blinged-out ball” has moved from the ‘burbs to the city. Look forward to Drag Queen Brittany Lynn’s Peek-A-Boo-Review, two dance floors, a costume contest and The Michael Jackson Thriller Show.Buy tickets online.
7th Annual Heaven + Hell Party
9 PM–2 AM, October 25; $10, $20
Lucky Strike Lounge and Lanes (1336 Chestnut St.)
There will be two parties on the 25th at Lucky Strikes Lounge and Lanes.
Halloween With Yards Brewing
8 PM, October 26; PAYG
Bainbridge Street Barrel House (627 Bainbridge St.)
A costume contest and blenty of great beer will pour at this Halloween party with the folks from local favorite Yards Brewing.
A Very Hippie Halloween
9 PM, October 26; $15
City Tap House (3925 Walnut St.)
A Grateful Dead tribute band will be your soundtrack for this Halloween happening. Be on the scene to celebrate American Beauty, the Dogfish Head and Grateful Dead collaboration. Your first DFH 60 Minute IPA and an American Beauty keepsake glass are included in the price of admission.
7 PM–2 AM, October 26; $7
The M Room (15 W. Girard Avenue)
Music mayhem by Dark Water’s End, Burial Mound, Corpse Hoarder, and Dead In The Face plus a costume contest with prizes. Tickets at the door.
Third Annual Halloween Party
9 AM–2 AM, October 26; No cover
The Twisted Tail (509-511 S. 2nd St.)
Belly dancers outside. Go go dancers inside. Expect a killer costume contest and drink specials including $3 Devil's Cut shots and $6 custom Devil's Tail cocktail served by dead celebrities.
Nightmare on Broad Street
9 AM–2 AM, October 26
WMMR's Jacky BamBam hosts and "Go Go Gadjet" performs live in the NBC Sports Arena party pit below a 32-foot HD LED big screen, with a different theme in each room: NBC Sports Arena - Oz; PBR Bar & Grill - Horrors of Wonderland; Victory Beer Hall -Chuckie's Dollhouse; Bullies Pub - Zombie Apocalypse; and Spectrum Grill - Rocky Horror Picture Show. Costume contest with over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Specialty dry ice drinks will be available. A $10 wristband gets you $3 select drafts, $4 cocktails, $5 shots and $6 bombs.
Bar-Ly Halloween Party
3:30–6:30 PM (drink specials) 10 PM–2 AM (party), October 31; No cover
Bar-Ly (101 N. 11th St.)
For a sporty scare, enjoy happy hour drink specials and prizes. Hang-out to watch the Cincinnati vs. Miami game. Stick around to catch DJ Mr. Smith’s beats.
5 PM–midnight, October 31; No cover
Redwood (340 South St.)
Music and drink specials all night: 5–7 PM usual Happy Hour specials; 8–9 Free swag and free SoCo and SoCo Lime shots served by shot girls; and 9 AM–midnight Party with $3 drafts from Speakeasy Prohibition Ale, $3 Big Daddy IPA, $5 SoCo and SoCo Lime shots, $7 Heaven and Hell Wine Flight, and $7 Speakeasy themed cocktails.
Heaven & Hell Halloween
9 AM–2 AM, October 31; $5–$1,095
Tavern on Broad (200 S. Broad St.)
Go underground for this spooky soiree. General admission ticket gets you your first drink free. VIP Access ticket includes three-hour open bar until midnight. Bottle service packages available. Buy tickets online.
9 AM–2 AM, October 31; $5–$1,020
McFaddens (461 N. 3rd St.)
Special live DJ performances provide the soundtrack to this dance party. General Admission ticket holders get their first drink free. VIP tickets includes a three-hour vodka open bar from 9 AM–midnight. All Access Pass gets you into Johnny Utah's party too. Buy tickets online.
Sexy Saints & Sinners
9 AM–3 AM, October 31; $5–$1,520
Whisper (17midnight Walnut St.)
Eighth annual dance and visual light show six hour “blowout costume extravaganza.” General admission ticket gets you your first drink free. VIP ticket includes three-hour open bar until midnight. Bottle service packages available. Buy tickets online.
G Lounge Halloween Party
9 AM–2 AM, October 31; $5–$1,440
G Lounge (111 S. 17th St.)
DJ Virtue spins you through a one-hour Vodka open bar from 9 AM–10 PM. Bottle service packages available. Buy tickets online.
9 AM–2 AM, October 31; $5–$1,020
Johnny Utah’s (461 N. 3rd St.)
Second annual Halloween bash. First drink is free with general admission. Rustle-up VIP tickets for a three-hour vodka open bar from 9 AM–midnight. Special live DJ performances keep the party going. Bottle service packages available. All Access Pass gets you into McFadden’s party too. Buy tickets online.
Haunted Mansion Bash
9 AM–2 AM, October 31; $10–$515
Full access to an 80,000 square foot party. Cash bar and open bar (9 AM–midnight) options. Go in costume for a chance to win $5,000 in cash and prizes. Live DJ performances throughout the night along with a special performance from Bubba Sparxxx. Bottle service packages available. Buy tickets online.
Henri David Halloween Ball
9 PM, October 31; $25 in costume, $60 sans costume
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel (201 N. 17th St.)
The 45th annual most outrageous costume balls in the city. Dance to a yet unnamed well-known DJ, participate in midnight costume contests with 10 categories, witness a fierce drag divas competition, and maybe even run into long-time attendee Ed Rendell.