Originally Published in the October 2011 issue of The SCENE Magazine
Calling all super heroes, rock stars, movie characters, witches, mummies and bloodied zombies… Your night is just around the corner. That’s right, if you don’t have your costume ready, what are you waiting for? Here are listings of local hangouts with more treats than tricks ready to celebrate the kid in you in full Halloween style.
Jackie’s Brickhouse: Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 Spooktacular Bash with live music. Hamilton Loomis on Friday. Mambo Jazz Kings on Saturday. $200 prize for Best-Dressed Male and Female; $500 for Best Couple!.
Bakkhus Taverna: 4th Annual Halloween Bash: Sunday, Oct. 30 (9 p.m. to 2 a.m.); All costumes welcome. Costume Contest at midnight’s full moon; $150 cash to best costume; liquor promos, swag, freebies, shot block, live dj and dance floor.
Cabo: $500 Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 29; Also, Beach Bar downstairs on Oct. 28, 29 and 30, creep through their Haunted House. Special appearance from the Grim Reaper himself!! Big Richard on stage and DJ Ryhmez, Villa and Nonstopp at the Beach Bar!
T-Bone Tom’s: Monday, Oct. 31: Halloween Costume Contest starts at 9 p.m. Adults and kids welcome; $300 in prizes.
The Hop will have a Sexy Lady in Red contest with $500 in cash and prizes on Fri. Oct. 21. Their 23rd annual Halloween party will be on Sat. Oct. 29 with door prizes, give-aways, spooky drink specials and a costume contest with $1000 in cash and prizes. Doors open at 5pm. Call 281-338-4671 for more details.
Signature Bistro: Enjoy a night of dancing and fun at the Bistro Monster Mash Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with DJ David Schwope. Costume contest and prizes; shot specials and jello shots!
Pier 27 Tavern: 3rd Annual Pirates Ball on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9pm to 2am; Halloween Contest for Dest-Dressed, Couple, Scariest and Most Original.
Zone 504: Halloween Bash on Sat., Oct. 29. Contest with cash prizes and live music by After Party.
Cullen’s Live: Second Annual Saints and Sinners Ball Saturday, Oct. 2. Cover: $5 cover for those in costume; $10 for those not in costume; Live entertainment with Blue Finger Disco and “DJ Ghost with the Most;” $1,500 in cash prizes for Best Sinner and Best Saint costume.
Alan’s Swamp Shack: Halloween Party 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sat., Oct. 29. Cash Prizes.
Big Ben: “The Pumpkin Patch” Sat., Oct. 29 Costume Contest. Winner gets a trip to the Bahamas and cash prize. Live entertainment all night.
Scout Bar: Halloween Party on Monday, Oct. 31 with Erase the Virus, Born from Ruins and Ten Ton Hammer.
Sherlock’s: Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 29 with cash prizes and live music by Adrenaline.
Jackie B’s: Halloween Costume Party Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. with live music from Southbound.
The Palapa Bar: Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 29 with live music by Cisco & Friends.
146 Roadhouse: Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 29 with live music by Tantrum. $2 jello shots, $3 fireballs and $2 tube shots.
18th Street Pier: Halloween Bash Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9pm. Drink specials and costume contest.
Dempsey’s: Boo-T-Licious Halloween Party at 8 pm on Saturday, Oct. 29. Live music by Pirate Radio and Five-O plus haunted house and costume contest.
Union Tavern: Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 29. UFC 137, plus DJ Lucky.
Cock-eyed Seagull: (First) Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 15. Prizes to be won. Last Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 29. Win Prizes.
Allegria: Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 29 with prizes.
Katie’s: Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 29. Contest with cash prizes and with live music by Pink Floyd Revisited.
Boardwalk FantaSea: Captain’s Costume & Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise on Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. • Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. • Sunday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. • Murder Mystery On the Water! Join the crew of the Boardwalk FantaSea for a 2.5-hour dinner cruise, where the audience comes alive, taking on character rolls to act out an outrageous comedy. Of course, not all the audience comes alive… Someone will be murdered! Take on a role or just laugh along as they solve the crime. $79.95 per person. For tickets go to ww.boardwalkfantasea.com or call 281-538-9600.