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These 5 San Antonio bars will be overrun with booze — and boos — Halloween weekend

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There will be no shortage of Halloween parties in San Antonio this weekend. - INSTAGRAM / BONHAMEXCHANGE
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  • There will be no shortage of Halloween parties in San Antonio this weekend.
Those looking for a costumed night on the town have no shortage of Halloween parties to choose from this year.

Dozens — hell, maybe even hundreds — of San Antonio drinkeries have spooky soirees scheduled for the weekend. Just in case you haven't made plans yet, we rounded up five that offer anything from costume contests to live music to uniquely scary libations.

Midnight Swim will hold its second Halloween costume party Saturday, offering a hefty $2,000 cash prize for the winning costume. Doors open at 8 p.m. and entry is free until 10 p.m. A cover charge of $10 will apply from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Midnight Swim, 21+, 2403 N St. Mary’s St., Midnight Swim on Instagram.

Pastiche will hold its La Fée Verte — or Night of the Green Fairy — Saturday, offering a swanky absinthe cocktail menu, psychedelic beats by DJ TodoChido and a tarot card reader. The event, which will boast a “dark forest theme,” will take place from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Pastiche, 21+, 1605 E. Houston St, Pastiche on Instagram.

Hermann Sons Ballroom will host the Dirty River Jazz Band for Hallow-Swing, a scary swing dance party Saturday, featuring a costume contest with prizes. Tickets to Hallow-Swing are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Festivities will run 8-11:30 p.m. Hermann Sons Ballroom, 525 S. St. Mary’s St., Hallow-Swing on Eventbrite.

Chicken N Pickle will host its second annual BooBash Halloween Party Saturday with drink specials, tunes by local DJs and costume contests. The party will run from 8 p.m.-1 a.m., and the Northwest San Antonio venue will charge a $10 cover. Chicken N Pickle, 21+, 5215 UTSA Blvd., chickennpickle.com.

The Bonham Exchange will hold a massive three-night collection of Halloween parties featuring costume contests with $1,000 in cash prizes, drink specials and dancing. The fun begin Friday and culminates in the club’s annual drag-focused SWITCH night Sunday. The Bonham Exchange, 18+, 411 Bonham St., The Bonham Exchange on Facebook.

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