Halloween can easily be considered one of the biggest party weekends in New York City, and we're not just talking about the parade down in the Village.
Of course, for every person that loves going out and mixing it up, there are an overwhelming number of people content to stay home and watch horror movies that don't actually end up doing much of anything than provide background music to a near-overdose of giant bags of candy from Duane Reade.
So, this year―if you're still on the fence―mix it up. Get out there. Get out of the apartment. Bruce Willis was dead the whole time. There. You're welcome.
For Halloween, the streets are filled with costumed characters of all ages, and the bars and clubs don't shy from trying to making sure their venue is hosting the party to be at.
With the hundreds of parties going on all over the city that weekend, here are some that got us the most excited to get our scare on.
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On Friday, October 28th, Long Island City’s Paper Factory Hotel will host an interactive Haunted House Halloween, themed “Crossroads” where you can choose your own adventure.
Wind your way through the old paper factory’s basement bars and courtyards while partying your way past fire breathers, drummers, burlesque performers and visionary art pieces by Tico Chango, amongst others.
State of the art 3D mapping, mind-blowing projections and beats from DJ’s including David Hohme (Where the Heart Is/Akumandra), David Kiss (House of Yes), Adam Gibbons and Anna Morgan (JunXion) will completely immerse you in the spirit of the night.
Costumes are mandatory! Get your tickets right here!
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Get ready to get down at No. 8's creeptastic annual Halloween party Friday night at 10 p.m. Enjoy a ticketed two-hour open bar courtesy of Stoli Elite, the haunted vibes of Just Crow and Regg Ruck, and an unforgettable night in the Meatpacking District.
Get rowdy. Get lit. Get down with the #CultOf8. And, most importantly, get weird. Don't forget your tickets.
Howl at the Moon (240 West 52nd Street)
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Aptly named for Halloween, Howl at the Moon is hosting a hair-raising party on Friday, October 28th in their decked out live music hall and lounge. If you come in costume, you'll get yourself in for free and also get put into the running for the $500 cash prize costume contest.
Howl's talented house band will be playing everything from Thriller to The Monster Mash throughout the night as you sip away on $4 Angry Orchard drafts, $5 Jim Beam apple whiskey cocktails or $25 Black Widow buckets.
The Attic Rooftop (251 West 48th Street)
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Take a ghostly elevator ride up 15 stories to the double decker Attic Lounge's Haunted Rooftop Party on Friday, October 28th, aglow in hues of spooky blue and purple. If you get there between 11 p.m. and midnight, you'll score a free Parkside Pumpkin cocktail, created by the masters at Liquid Lab NYC.
A live DJ will be spinning all night as you dance among the spooky towering buildings of midtown. There's also a Best Costume contest, where the winner will score free bottle service for the night. Bring out your best and get that bottle!
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Grab the fur cloaks because winter is coming at Haven Rooftop this Halloweekend. Celebrate with a midnightcostume contest, $5 shots and a specialty “Witches Brew” cocktail.
Prizes for the costume contest include dinner for two at Haven Rooftop or Tender Steak & Sushi and specialty bottles of vodka and prosecco. The first 100 guests will get their first drink on the house! Get tickets here!
The Social Butterfly Lounge (857 Atlantic Avenue - Brooklyn)
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Things will be going bump in the night on Atlantic Avenue at The Social Butterfly's Glow & Masquerade Costume Party on Saturday, October 29th at 10 p.m., featuring DJ's Ty, No and Code Blue. This usually chill lounge comes alive with blacklight, strobe lights and a party that just won't quit.
You might want to get there early, as the club fills up quickly because of it's free entry policy if you show up in costume before 10 p.m. Each floor has a different DJ to help get your groove on, and their open rooftop gives you a chance to catch your breath with some sweeping skyline views.
Halloween Rozes - Hudson Terrace (621 West 46th Street)
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What's better than a rooftop party with an open bar? A rooftop party with an open bar featuring Rozes from The Chainsmokers! Head over to Hudson Terrace's Sky High Halloween party and start with free drinks from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on their enclosed top-floor rooftop lounge.
Then get ready to get pitch slapped by Rozes as she performs her Chainsmokers smash hit live on Saturday, October 29th! The doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the party will be rocking on till 4 a.m. with DJ Dubbz. Get your tickets here.
e's BAR (511 Amsterdam Avenue)
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If you're looking for a more chill Halloween party, head to the Upper West Side to e's, where they're hosting a Halloween Board Game Party on Saturday, October 29th at 8 p.m. Dress up as a character from your favorite game, like Miss Scarlet from Clue, the Monopoly Man or perhaps a Rubik's Cube.
A live DJ will be spinning throwbacks from the 70's, 80's and 90's alongside candy, cocktails and food galore with no cover charge. There will also be a winner for the most creative costume at 10 p.m. and first prize is a $100 bar tab! I''ll drink to that.
Treadwell Park (1125 First Avenue)
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Celebrate your inner devil at Treadwell Park, the hottest beer hall on the Upper East Side.
On Saturday, October 29th, they will be featuring Avery Brewing Co.'s Demons of Ale series with selections such as Avery Rumpkin (rum barrel aged pumpkin bee) and a Sweet and Savory Snack Menu including a season your own (SYO) popcorn station, cotton candy and other assorted sweets.
A face painter will be on hand to create naughty and whimsical designs to compete your Halloween look. Be sure to bring your A-game when it comes to costume choice for your chance to win a beer-tastic gift basket!
The Only Bloodbath - The Copacabana (268 West 47th Street)
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Now a NYC drag legend, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 Bob the Drag Queen is hosting a scream of a Halloween party with Season 8 runner-up and makeup wunderkind Kim Chi at The Copacabana, a four-level megaclub in midtown on Sunday, October 30th at 10 p.m.
The spectacle level of this party is off the charts, as some of NYC's biggest and scariest drag queens, such as Monet Exchange, Brita Filter, Tina Burner, Dusty Ray Bottoms and Holly-Box Springs, will be scouring the crowd for the night's best costume, which will receive a $3,000 cash prize. Ka-ching!
Nab your tickets to the bloodbath right here.
6th Annual Night of the Living Drag - Stage 48 (605 West 48th Street)
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This Halloween is going to the queens, as the cast from the current season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars on Logo as they host the 5th Annual Night of the Living Drag party at the legendary Stage 48 on the West Side.
This party and a show will feature some of the best of the best queens from the hit TV show, hosted by Shangela with haunting performances by Adore Delano, Alyssa Edwards, Coco Montrese, Detox, Ginger Minj, Katya, Phi Phi O’Hara, Roxxxy Andrews and Tatiana.
You can snatch your tickets here.