Bang Bang Bar //
This drinking spot is keeping it simple for Halloween and bringing in some live bands for spooky tunes. The night's lineup includes Psycho 78 (a Misfits tribute), The Sanchovies, and Given A Chance. Free, 21+, Sat Oct. 27, 10pm, 119 El Mio Drive, (210) 320-1187, facebook.com.
The Bonham Exchange //
With a DJ on each level of the Bonham (DJ M3 & Tony Cortez from 94.1 will be on the main floor), expect to get into all sorts of shenanigans on the dance floor. There will also, of course, be a costume contest. Shake your tail feather all night long and refuel with $2 wells and $3 domestics. Free, Wed Oct. 31, 8pm, 411 Bonham St, (210) 224-9219, facebook.com.
Brass Monkey’s Weekday Costume Party //
You’re always at Brass anyway, so why not venture out in costume? The only rules are masks have to come off at the door (for IDing purposes), otherwise get lit with 75 cent wells and $2 Fireball. No cover, Thu Oct. 25, 10pm, 2702 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 480-4722, facebook.com/brassmonkeytx.
Brass Monkey's Back to the '90s //
In true Brass Monkey fashion, the St. Mary's Strip staple will offer a '90s edition of Halloween and cheap ass drink specials. This gives you plenty of options – whether you choose to dress up as your favorite throwback TV character, musician or hero/villain. No cover, 21+, Fri Oct. 26, 9pm, 2702 N Saint Marys St, (210) 480-4722, facebook.com.
Brass Monkey's Costume Party //
Brass Monkey is also throwing it back to the '80s with vintage tunes all night long. Be sure to show up for this costume contest as there's a $500 prize for the three best costumes! No cover, 21+, Sat Oct. 27, 9pm, 2702 N Saint Marys St, (210) 480-4722, facebook.com.
Brick at Blue Star //
Get weird with Brick’s spooktacular Halloween dance party and costume contest with three DJs, food and a $50 cash prize for best dressed. $5 at the door, $3 in costume, Sat Oct. 27, 7pm-midnight, 108 Blue Star, (210) 262-8653, facebook.com/brickatbluestar.
The Brooklynite, Paper Tiger, Rumble, Still Golden Social House //
Suit up in your Hogwarts robes and head out to this four-stop Harry Potter
party. With each of the bars representing a different Hogwarts house and offering drink specials, you'll be able to party the night away until you forget you never got your acceptance letter. No cover, Thu Oct. 25, 9pm, facebook.com.
Burleson Yard Beer Garden //
You spent money on your pets costume, might as well show it off. Burleson Yard Beer Garden will host a costume contest for humans and their four-legged pups complete with drink specials, a DJ and swag. No cover, Thu Oct. 25, 8pm-midnight, 430 Austin St., (210) 354-3001, facebook.com/burlesonyard.
Busted Sandal Brewing Co. //
Busted Sandal will release its most fall-appropriate brew. This year’s has been aged in bourbon-soaked oak chips and vanilla beans so you know it’s extra delicious. No cover, Thu Oct. 25, 4:30-10pm, 7114 Oaklawn Drive, (210) 872-1486, bustedsandalbrewing.com.
Carmens de la Calle //
Dancers Jessica Ann Ahr and Leeza Peché will join Alex Nicholas for a night of sugar skull faces and fiery flamenco. Cover may apply, Sat Oct. 27, 8-10:30pm, 320 N. Flores St., (210) 281-4349, carmensdelacalle.com.
Cowboys Dancehall //
College kids, this one's for you. This Halloween Bash will feature a $1,000 costume contest, so bring your A-game. Wear a costume and you'll get in free, but minors will have a $10 cover. Live music will be brought to you by Marty Heddin & The Country Blues and take advantage of the drink specials all night long. $10 for minors, Wed Oct. 31, 6:30pm, 3030 NE Loop 410, (210) 646-9378, facebook.com.
Dave & Busters Rivercenter //
Recover from your rowdy night out with a rowdy morning out filled with mimosas, bloody marys and a breakfast buffet. Dave & Busters Rivercenter hosts its first-ever Drag Brunch with a mimosa and bloody mary bar, and a show that will snatch your wig. $20.51-$33.34, Sun Oct. 28, 11am-2pm, 849 E. Commerce St., Suite 740, eventbrite.com.
Drink Texas //
Revel in Downtown San Antonio’s inherent hauntings and party at Drink Texas where most original costume wins a trip to Mexico. DJ Rush will be mixing all your faves so go ready to dance. Thu Oct. 25, 10pm, 100 Navarro St., (210) 224-1031, facebook.com/drinktexas.
El Luchador //
Join 210 Culture for a night of Halloween-themed memes, a costume contest, karaoke and drink specials. Free, Wed Oct. 24, 8pm, El Luchador, 622 Roosevelt, (210) 272-0016, facebook.com/luchadorbarsa.
Flying Saucer //
The Flying Saucer is heading into the gothic and whimsical world of Tim Burton. Teams of up to eight members are welcome, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. $5, Thu Oct. 25, 6:30pm, 11255 Huebner Road, (210) 695-5080, eventbrite.com.
Heat Nightclub's Divas Halloween Show //
Love the divas over at Heat? Us too. Don't miss their special Halloween edition of their show, it surely won't disappoint. There will also be $2 well drinks all night long! No cover info, Fri Oct. 26, 11:30pm, 1500 N Main Ave., (210) 202-9853, facebook.com.
Heat Nightclub's Monster Ball //
If monsters are your thing, you'll want to head over to Heat for its Monster Ball. The LGBTQ-centric spot will host a "ghouls show" and a costume constest, naturally. So bring your best look and get ready to werk. No cover, Sat Oct. 27, 9pm, 1500 N Main Ave., (210) 202-9853, facebook.com.
Hermann Sons Rathskeller Bar //
The resurrected Hermann Sons Rathskeller Bar will host The Ghost Seekers of Texas in a real investigation through the bowling alley using ghost-hunting equipment. $25, Sat Oct. 27, 11:30pm-12:45am, 525 S. St. Mary’s St., (512) 660-1707, thegumshoesociety.com.
Howl at the Moon //
The annual party returns with drink specials, games and a costume contest with cash prizes. Y'all better be ready for this one, you crazy monsters. No cover info provided, Sat Oct. 27, 6pm, 111 W Crockett St, Ste 201, (210) 212-4770, facebook.com.
Bring your best costume ideas, y'all. We say that because the costume contest here is worth $1,500! Aside from serving looks to earn the big bucks, you can check out the two dance floors brought to you by two totally awesome DJs. Oh, and you can't forget about hitting up both bars. Whatever type of jams you're looking for, set up here and have a blast. Free, Sat Oct. 27, 9pm, 8021 Pinebrook Dr., (210) 374-2765, facebook.com.
Jack Rabbit //
This San Pedro bar is all about Thriller! Tunes will be absolutely '80s and other danceable hits, so get ready to move your booty all night long. There will also be drink specials, including $3 Thriller frozen margaritas. No cover, Fri Oct. 26, 9pm, 6322 San Pedro Ave, (210) 847-9488, facebook.com.
Joe’s Crab Shack //
The San Antonio River Rat Pack hosts their first-ever Halloween shindig with 15 percent of all drinks and meals will go toward Friends of the San Antonio Riverwalk. Free admission, Wed Oct. 24, 5-7pm, 212 College St., (210) 271-9981, facebook.com/riverratpack.
La Botanica //
The LGBTQ-friendly bar will team up with LezRideSA for a dance party fundraiser. Wear your best Halloween or Time Warp costume, dance the night away to music with DJ Despeinada and help support LGBTQIA+ youth and community. $7 suggested donation, Sat Oct. 27, 8pm, 2911 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 716-0702, facebook.com/lezridesa.
You’ll want to drink the punch at this Heaven’s Gate-inspired party. For the non-Murderinos, the San Diego-based cult committed mass suicide in 1997. But there will only be fun to have as you transcend from human form with life performances from Filthy and Xavier Gilmore. No cover, Wed Oct. 31, 8pm-2am, 318 Martinez St., (210) 560-2224, facebook.com/lowcountrysa.
Luther's Cafe //
This Strip staple is welcoming little boys and ghouls for a kid-friendly costume contest on the eerie holiday. There will also be games to keep the kiddos entertained while you sip on an adult beverage. (Sit down, one is fine, y'all.) Free, Wed Oct. 31, 6pm, 1503 N Main Ave., (210) 223-7727, facebook.com.
Paper Tiger //
Your prime spot for live music is bringing you a Halloween Hoedown! Set to take the stage are The Texases, which have a dedicated following. Don't miss it if you want to get spooky and catch some live tunes. Free, Fri Oct. 26, 8pm, 2410 N Saint Marys St, facebook.com.
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling //
One night a year, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling turns into the a creepy haunted house. For 2018, Ranger Creek will team up with Alamo City Roller Girls for a family-friendly night of games, prizes, raffles, costume contests, vendors and beer. Sat Oct. 27, 5-11pm, 4834 Whirlwind Drive, Suite 102, (210) 339-2282, drinkrangercreek.com.
The River Walk //
Photo via thesanantonioriverwalk.com
You and the family can play tourist when you take the kids trick-or-treating on the river. The special Haunted River event will also feature a photo booth, costume contest, face painting and the haunted river parade! But, if you want some adult fun, there's stuff going on here too. There will be an adult costume contest, live music, dancing, and an inclusive group dancing to Thriller. Free, Fri Oct. 26, 6pm, San Antonio River Walk, facebook.com.
Roadmap Brewing Co. //
The newly-opened brewery is churning their cauldron er- barrels to produce more beer releases for this celebration. Stop in for scary movie screenings, a costume contest and more. No cover, Sat. Oct. 27, noon-midnight, 723 N. Alamo St., (210) 254-9962.
The Rose Bush //
The San Pedro watering hole hosts a family-friendly party with food trucks, Halloween movies, arts and crafts vendors, free beer and music. Bring your own bottle and pair it with either Philly’s Phamous Cheesesteaks and Krab Kingz. Free admission, Sat Oct. 27, 6-11pm, 2301 San Pedro Ave., (210) 621-8908, facebook.com/therosebushsa.
Ranch \ House will perform in costume, and vendors such as Twisted Thrifted, MotherFlower, Subtle Cheddar and Mothership Handmade will be selling their locally made wares. Costumed attendees ill receive 10 percent off their purchase (excluding beer/wine). No cover, Thu Oct. 25, 6-9pm, 203 E. Jones Ave., Suite 101, (210) 277-8574.
Here’s what you can expect from Sanchos’ Sunday DJs during their late-night Saturday shift: plenty of “spooky, hip-shakin’ sounds,” costume contest, prizes and hijinks. No cover, Sat Oct. 27, 10pm-1:30am, 628 Jackson St., (210) 320-1840, facebook.com/SanchosMX.
Shuck Shack //
Chef Jason Dady’s oyster spot will transform into a haunted outpost. Stop in for a live DJ, Casa Noble Tequila cocktails, and sameples including mini Nashville hot chicken sliders, a Gulf oyster station, fried pickles, white cheddar jalapeño hush-pups and a seasoned fry bar. $35 for adults, $12.95 for kiddos, Thu Oct. 25, 7-10pm, 520 E. Grayson St., (210) 236-7422, eventbrite.com.
The Social Spot //
The Broadway bar will host DJ Rynel for their second annual costume contest. The pet-friendly and kid-friendly bar (through 9:30 p.m.) will offer happy hour prices from 5 to 8 p.m. and plenty of gory cocktails to choose from. No cover, Sat Oct. 27, 5pm-2am, 930 Broadway, (210) 263-9009, facebook.com/socialspotsatx.
Sparky's Pub //
Though the big event of the night will be the costume contest at 11:30 p.m., it's worth showing up early and getting super buzzed. There will be $3 flavored Jim Beam shots all night long. No cover, Sat Oct. 27, 9pm, 1416 N Main Ave., (210) 320-5111, facebook.com.
The Strip //
Knockout, Sparky's, Luther's and the Heat are all teaming up on Halloween night to bring you one massive block party. Sure, you can get boozy inside these bars and nightclubs, but keep the party going as you make your way down the Strip throughout the night. Free, Wed Oct. 31, 9pm, The Strip, Main Avenue, facebook.com.
Sure, TBA may have opened in 2013, but no matter, for the 666th iteration of their Halloween party, the bar is hosting trip-hop and house music by John Pridgen, Alain Baylon, and Ross Lopez. Costumes are highly encouraged. No cover, Sat. Oct. 27, 9pm-2am, 2801 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 320-1753, facebook.com/tbasatx.
The Tower of the Americas //
The Tower of the Americas will offer live music, tasty bites, a trunk or treat car show and a moon bounce, as well as a pumpkin carving contest. Free, Thu Oct. 25, 7-11pm, 739 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., (210) 223-3101, toweroftheamericas.com.
Tuckers Kozy Korner //
Get spooky with some rum and musical stylings of Misfits tribute Psycho 78 and Kung Fu Horror System during this special edition of the Sunday Cigar Social. Sun Oct. 28, 6pm, 1338 E. Houston St., (210) 474-0031, facebook.com/tuckerskozykorner1948.
Victoria’s Black Swan Inn //
This haunted spot will pack in the scares during this night filled with magic, music, costumes, fire, aerial performers food trucks and live music by Razakel, Texas Microphone Massacre and Omega Sin. Don’t miss the wicked circus troupe. $15, Sat Oct. 27, 1006 Holbrook Road, 7pm-midnight, (210) 323-8424, victoriasblackswaninn.com.
Wax Club Lounge //
Costumes and cosplay are almost mandatory for this New Wave Society soiree at Wax Club Lounge that’s celebrating the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice. Check out this Flesh and Bones Halloween party, a screening of the movie, and DJs Generation X, Scorpion and Hans 242. No cover, Thu Oct. 25, 9pm-2am, 2211 San Pedro Ave., (210) 379-4788.
Wild West //
The night starts off with Thriller dance lesson from 7 to 8:30 p.m. followed by a visit from the Haunted Dos XX bus from 9 to 11 p.m. Bring your already-carved pumpkin to enter our contest and bring it with the $2,000 costume contest. Or just enjoy $2 Witches Brew shots, why not? $4 women, $6 men, Sat Oct. 27, 7pm-2am, 21025 Encino Commons Suite 111, (210) 496-9453, wildwestsanantonio.com.
Zombies Bar & Live Music Venue //
Here, Halloween is all about live music. The Crowned and Animosity, a Sevendust tribute, will take the stage. There will also be a special guest: Amanda Botello, who will perform a Sevendust favorite. Free, Sat Oct. 27, 4202 Thousand Oaks, (210) 281-8306, 9:30pm, facebook.com.
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