Omnivore - Atlanta 2013 Halloween events: Costume parties and more
A roundup of festivities to get you in the Halloween mood
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No plans for Halloween? Here's a roundup of festivities to get you in the mood.
Fri., Oct. 25
Boos and Brews Not only will guests have access to a fully stocked cash bar, this event also features two DJs, beer pong, and a costume contest. $20-$25. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Fri., Oct. 25. Tijuana Garage, 351 Moreland Ave. 404-475-8888. www.tijuanagarage.com.
Scary Party 4 Beginning at Deadwood Saloon, this bar crawl aims to break the Guinness World Record for largest costumed bar crawl. The fee bestows access to ten bars and clubs, five drinks/shots throughout the evening, appetizers at registration, food/drink specials throughout the night, an after party, and three different costume parties. $25. 7 p.m.-close. Fri., Oct. 25. Deadwood Saloon, 66 12th Street. 404-841-8335. www.atlantabartours.com.
Halloween Blackout Blowout 4 Havana Club and TAP have combined their efforts to bring live DJs, drink specials, dancing, and the chance to hang out with the people of TAP. Buying tickets in advance grants access to an hour of free open bar from 9-10 p.m. $15. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Fri. Oct. 25. Havana Club, 3112 Piedmont Road. 404-941-4847. www.havanaclubatl.com.
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Sat., Oct. 26
Scoutmob + The Goat Farm Halloween 2013 For the third year in a row, Scoutmob and the Goat Farm have teamed up to bring you a spacey, surreal phenomenon, complete with experimental music, exclusive art installations and a 12-foot astronaut puppet. $35. 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 26. The Goat Farm, 1200 Foster St. www.facebook.com/TheGoatFarmArtsCenter.
The Buckhead Creepy Crawl Beginning at the Buckhead Saloon, the Creepy Crawl features Halloween shots, bands, DJs, a costume contest, an after party, and specials on food and drinks. Dress up to win prizes for the best male, female, and group costume. $25. 7 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Sat., Oct. 26. Buckhead Saloon, 3227 Roswell Road. 404-841-8335. www.buckheadsaloonatlanta.com.
Annual Halloween Costume Contest Sponsored by Jagermeister, the evening features live music from DJ Lion and the costume contest with prizes for best dressed individual and group costumes. 10 p.m. Sat., Oct. 26. Atkins Park, 794 N. Highland Ave. 404-876-7249. www.atkinspark.com.
Spiralween Featuring Mami Chula from Power 96.1, Spiralween is holding an online costume contest after the party. If your costume is voted number one you win the $1,000 prize. $20. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Sat., Oct. 26. Park Tavern, 500 10th Street. 404-249-0001. www.parktavern.com.
Halloween BOOnanza IV The fourth Halloween BOOnanza features live music from DJ Danny M, MoneyWolves, and the 80's/90's cover band Moby Dick. Plenty of alcohol will be available throughout the evening, but you need a costume to attend. $21. 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Sat., Oct. 26. The Buckhead Theater, 3110 Roswell Road. 404-843-2825. asocialmess.com.
7th Annual Nightmare on 13th Street This nightmare has substituted serial killers for a food truck, four DJs, four dance floors, and more. Come in your best costume to participate in the $1,000 costume contest. $20. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Sat., Oct. 26. CosmoLava, 45 13th Street. 404-873-6189. www.cosmolava.com.
The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival If you haven't gotten enough of the Roaring Twenties from the Great Gatsby, come enjoy this Prohibition-Era event with food, alcohol, vintage music, and more. Tickets include ten tabs for food and drink samples and a pilsner drinking glass. $75-$110. 1:30-8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 26. The Atlanta Event Center at Opera, 1150-B Peachtree Street. 404-874-3006. www.atlantaeventcenter.com.
Terror on Main Street Featuring DJ Cato K, this costume party is sponsored by Grey Goose, Miller Lite, and Bacardi, so drinks shouldn't be hard to find. $20-$60. 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 26. Tongue and Groove, 565 Main Street. 404-261-2325. www.tandgonline.com.
Tues., Oct. 29
Pumpkin Carving Contest Atkins Park is combining alcohol, scary movies, and carving tools. What could go wrong? Whoever wins the pumpkin carving contest wins goodies from the evenings sponsors, Terrapin and Jack Daniel's. 8 p.m. Tues., Oct. 29. Atkins Park, 794 N. Highland Ave. 404-876-7249. www.atkinspark.com.
Wed., Oct. 30
4th Annual Costumes on the Woof Enjoy five different bars with your dog from 5-7 p.m., then enter your canine drinking buddy into the costume contest at Loews Atlanta Hotel from 7-9 p.m. Tickets for the "pup crawl" get you five cocktails, and the free costume contest has a cash bar with free snacks. Free-$30. 5-9 p.m. Wed., Oct. 30. Loews Atlanta Hotel, 1065 Peachtree Street. 404-745-5718. www.loewshotels.com/Atlanta-Hotel.
Thurs., Oct. 31
Halloween Night in the Highlands 3 Spend Halloween in five bars with a themed drink or shot at each location, food/drink specials, and an after party with a raffle and costume contest. $20. 7 p.m.-3 a.m. Thurs., Oct. 31. Hand in Hand, 752 N. Highland Ave. 404-841-8335. www.handinhandatl.com.
Buckhead Beware Featuring DJ Hurricane of the Beastie Boys, this night will be a "Halloween frightfest" with drinks galore. $10. 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 31. Tongue and Groove, 565 Main Street. 404-261-2325. www.tandgonline.com.
Love at First Bite Featuring a three-course dinner with specialty cocktails, guests can compete in the costume contest and enjoy a screening of the 1931 version of Dracula. Save 20 percent by paying in advance. $36-$45. 7-10 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 31. Briza Restaurant, 866 W. Peachtree Street. 678-412-2402. www.brizaatlanta.com.
Boo Bash 2013 Partake in a number of Halloween food and drinks while listening to the special guest DJ for the evening. Dress up for the costume contest, and place in the top three for a gift card to RA Sushi. 7 p.m.-close. Thurs., Oct. 31. RA Sushi, 1080 Peachtree Street. 404-267-0114. www.rasushi.com/atlanta.
Halloween Hangover Party Terrapin and Jack Daniel's help sponsor the end of Atkins Park's Halloween festivities with a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Between the event name and sponsors, it's safe to say drinks will be available. Thurs., Oct. 31. Atkins Park, 794 N. Highland Ave. 404-876-7249. www.atkinspark.com.
Fri., Nov. 1
Halloween Hookup Enjoy the indoor dance venue and outdoor patio at Front Page News as you experience Halloween drinks all night. Miss United States 2010 will host a costume contest at midnight. VIP tickets are available for more drink options. $15-$30. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri., Nov. 1. Front Page News, 351 Moreland Ave. 404-475-7777. www.frontpagenews.com.