Halloween Parties and Events in Philadelphia

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.

Halloween Havoc
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
Xfinity Live
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.

Speakeasy Halloween
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.

Bitten
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.

Haunted Hoedown
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
Xfinity Live
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.


Tags: Holiday
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Shiner Beer Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Irma Relief

Shiner Beer Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Irma Relief

As hurricanes continue to devastate the US some breweries are helping out, including most recently The Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Sep 19, 2017
Best Bars For Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2017

Best Bars For Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2017

Whether it's to enjoy the first warm breezes of spring or the summer's sunshine, Philadelphia is full of great places to drink in the great outdoors....read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 11, 2017
SPONSORED
Skygarten Rectangle Ad
Philly's Best Happy Hours: Bistrot La Minette's $3 Wines, $4 Kirs, & Half-Priced First Courses

Philly's Best Happy Hours: Bistrot La Minette's $3 Wines, $4 Kirs, & Half-Priced First Courses

This week, we're turning the spotlight on Bistrot la Minette, Peter Woolsey's traditional Parisian bistro tuck...read more ›

by Drink Philly Sep 19, 2017
Celebrate Fall at Spruce Street Harbor Park's Fall Fest, September 14-24

Celebrate Fall at Spruce Street Harbor Park's Fall Fest, September 14-24

Visit Spruce Street Harbor Park Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, September 24 for the Third Annual Fall ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Sep 15, 2017
Get Ready For The Drink Philly Fall Brunch Boat Party, September 30

Get Ready For The Drink Philly Fall Brunch Boat Party, September 30

On Saturday, September 30, prepare to hoist anchor for a three-hour tour of crazy proportions. We'll sail down...read more ›

by Drink Philly Sep 14, 2017
Philly's Best Happy Hours: $5 Snacks & Great Drink Specials Every Day of the Week at Bing Bing Dim Sum

Philly's Best Happy Hours: $5 Snacks & Great Drink Specials Every Day of the Week at Bing Bing Dim Sum

Our focus this week is on Bing Bing Dim Sum, the reimagined dim sum spot from Cheu Noodle Bar's Shawn Darragh ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Sep 12, 2017
Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest 2017 in Philadelphia

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest 2017 in Philadelphia

Oktoberfest season is here, and Philadelphia is going all out with the events. From now until mid October, beer lovers and Germanophiles alike will ga...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Sep 12, 2017
You Can Get Drunk on Popcorn Now, If You Really Want To

You Can Get Drunk on Popcorn Now, If You Really Want To

A U.K. based company is making alcohol-infused popcorn at 5% ABV, if you really feel compelled to get drunk off your movie snack....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Sep 12, 2017
A Washington Distillery Makes Pickle Vodka and We're Into It

A Washington Distillery Makes Pickle Vodka and We're Into It

Blue Spirits Distilling has created a 120-proof, pickle flavored vodka that is just begging to be poured into your next Bloody Mary....read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Sep 12, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close