Just because we’re not kids anymore doesn’t mean we can’t still have a ghoulishly good time on Halloween. From chilling costumes to devilish concoctions, there’s plenty to celebrate this October. So if you’re looking for some wicked good fun in Austin this Halloween, here are some wild halloween parties around the city that are a total scream!
Zombie Ball with Assemblage 23 at Elysium – October 13th
With kooky events and great drink specials, Elysium is Austin’s favorite alternative night life hangout. And this year, this popular haunt will be hosting the Zombie Ball. This sinister shindig starts at 9PM and ends at 2:30AM. Dress up – or down – as your favorite zombie character and make your way to the dance floor for some devious fun and a live C3 performance by Assemblage 23. The theme is all things zombie, so put your best undead foot forward and compete for the creepiest costume of the night. Drink specials abound plus gothic couture jewelry Darkest Candy Designs, terrifying tarot readings by Austin Mediums and zombie face painting by Melissa Morgan. DJ Void, AsuraSunil and special guest DJ Neph will be spinning their hottest beats, and a $30 VIP ticket gets you an intimate meet and greet with the band 2 hours before the doors open! So drag your bones over to Elysium and see what this freaky bar has in store this Halloween.
Halloween Weekend Midnight Massacre at Ironwood Hall – October 26th
$49.37 – $128.93
Located off eclectic east 7th St., the annual Halloween Weekend Midnight Massacre is the first all-inclusive halloween bash to hit the Ironwood Hall event center. Hosted by Colorado Hemp Vodka, This fantastic Halloween fiesta goes all night from 9PM-2AM and includes killer live music by Nimos, Deepaus, Deuce Parks and DJ Zilla. From fire spinning and horrific characters to halloween themed treats and costume contests, this freaky party is one you won’t want to miss!
Octoberfest at The Belmont – October 27th
Located at the super swanky Belmont, the annual October Fest Halloween Ball is celebrating its fourth year in Austin. This hauntingly fun party comes complete with food, drinks, art, fashion and a cash-prize costume contest. Plus a funky silent disco with some of Austin’s best DJ’s. If you’re willing to dish out the dough, you can get the Silent Disco music set and access to the downstairs venue as well as the upstairs all night! So don your freakiest halloween digs and head over to the Belmont for an upscale, outrageous fun October fest.
Halloween Disco Terror at Sahara Lounge – October 31st
For a DJ-filled night of fun and fantasy, stop by the Sahara Lounge for their funky Halloween Disco Terror party. This halloween bash is a groovy good time and features your favorite monsters of disco playing Afro/Cosmic, Italo and Space Synth. Guests can move and groove to the sinister sounds of halloween all night from while they sip tasty cocktails and mingle with some of Austin’s most ghoulish guests. The party starts at 7PM and goes all the way to 2AM, so get there early and stay late if you want to get the most out of this scary fun disco.
Halloween Thrasher at Stay Gold – October 27th
Known for their awesome happy hours and live music, Stay Gold is a laid back dive with a whole lot of Austin personality. And this year they’re hosting the hottest throwback party in eclectic east Austin. This ghostly get together starts at 10PM and includes live cover performances from The Rare Birds as Cream, Transit Method as Smashing Pumpkins and The Cuckoos as Joy Division. So if you’re revved up for a night of all your favorite old school tunes, put on your best costumes and dancing shoes and get ready to jam to all your old-school favorites.
Halloween Celebration at Waller Creek Pub – October 27th
If you’re looking for a chill spot to hang with your pet pal downtown this Halloween, check out Waller Creek Pub House and Edwin’s annual Halloween Celebration. This thrilling thrasher starts at 7PM and goes all the way until 2AM, and they’ll be dishing out special Halloween tricks and treats left and right all night including drink specials all night. Plus there’s a doggy Halloween costume contest early in the evening. So dress up your pups in their halloween best, because the competition will be as strong as the drinks!
Horror Tiki Night at The Cavalier – October 18th
Located in eclectic east Austin, The Cavalier is a casual neighborhood hangout known for their decadent comfort food menu and great drinks. This halloween, The Cavalier will be celebrating the holiday like no other place in Austin, with a Horror Tiki Night featuring a lip-smacking list of craft cocktails that are named after classic 80’s horror movies. You can taste the frightening flavors of Re-Animator, Halloween and Friday the 13th, all served out of blood bags to add a little horror to your night. They’ll also be serving fruity shooters from syringes all night as well as all the halloween spirit you can handle! The party starts at 7PM and ends at the stroke of midnight, so come dressed in your scariest halloween garb and get ready for a freaky tiki night of fun.