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Christian's Tailgate Bar & Grill
2000 Bagby, 713-527-0261
Join in for the "Mad Scientist" costume party and karaoke contest. The bar will be offering $1,000 in cash prizes and two trips to Las Vegas.
3700 Main, 713-529-9899
The Club will be celebrating Discoween with Disco Expressions. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12.
Dan Electro's Guitar Bar
1031 E. 24th St., 713-862-8707
Head to Dan Electro's for a Beans Barton Halloween with Beans Barton and the Bipeds, with a possible appearance by the Tribal Lilies belly dancers. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.
Fourth Annual Montrose Pub Crawl
The Montrose Crawl has returned for its fourth year. This event combines a traditional pub crawl with the spirit of trick-or-treating as several hundred people dress in costume and visit bars and pubs on Westheimer in Montrose. This year's event will encompass nine separate venues. All Montrose Crawl participants are asked to dress in costume and assemble, 2604 Dunlavy, near 6 p.m. on October 30. From there, the Montrose Crawl will make its way down Westheimer, with stops at Poison Girl, Boondocks, Anvil, Etro Lounge, Catbirds, Royal Oak and Slick Willie's. Costumed participants will enjoy drink specials and Halloween activities at the bars, and the Montrose Crawl will award prizes for best costumes throughout the evening. The Montrose Crawl will peak at Slick Willie's at midnight, when a grand prize for best costume of the night will be awarded. After the grand prize selection, the Montrose Crawl will move on to Little Bigs on Montrose. A portion of all drink sales during the Montrose Crawl will be donated to the Houston Area Women's Center, which is the Montrose Crawl's official charity.
Hard Rock Cafe Houston
502 Texas, 713-227-1392
GhoulsFest and Hard Rock Cafe Houston have partnered for an after-party event featuring a special DJ performance from festival headliner and two-time Grammy Award-winner Macy Gray. Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward breast cancer organization The Rose. The event will also include a performance by Marnie Stern, along with meet-and-greet opportunities with acts from GhoulsFest, drink specials and more. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume and participate in the GhoulsFest Costume Contest, featuring cash prizes as well as a custom designed skateboard from Kingpinz Skate Park. Registration is available on site starting at 8 p.m. Individual tickets for the after-party are available for $25. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m.
Howl at the Moon
612 Hadley St., 713-658-9700
The party starts at 7 p.m. There will be more than $1,500 available in cash and prizes. Lager is $7, and 24-ounce Zombie Punch Bones are $11.
The Hideaway on Dunvale
3122 Dunvale Rd., 713-977-3515
The Hideaway will be holding a Halloween Bash with Feo Y Loco. The party runs from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The price is $8 at the door. Ages 21 and up only.
JP Hops House
2317 S. Hwy. 6, 281-496-0623
JP Hops House will be having a Halloween Party complete with a costume contest and featuring Smythe and Taylor.
315 Grand Ave., Bacliff, 281-559-3773
Scott McGill and Old Dog Mad will be the headliners at Katie's Bar's Halloween Party. There will be drink specials and prizes for the best costumes.
801 St. Emanuel, 713-522-2010
Lucky's Pub will be celebrating Halloween with the 14th Annual Pimp-n-Prostitute Ball. Starting at 8 pm. and going till 2 a.m., this party will feature multiple DJs, including the Kung Fu Pimp, a $3,000 costume contest with prizes for Pimp of the Year, Classiest Ho and Best Overall Costume, malt liquor and drink specials. In order to be in the costume contest, you must sign up by 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. There'll also be SuperPimp passes available for $40 in advance; they include a special VIP area, special entry into the party, complimentary domestic draft beer all night and three drink tickets that can be used for selected well drinks.
300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551
Numbers will be having its Underworld's Monster Bash, featuring DJ Mina, DJ Pthalo and DJ VVJames.
Ragin Cajun will be holding its fourth annual Halloween Party.
6400 Richmond, 832-251-9600
Enjoy the Halloween Rent Party With Jask, GRRRL Parts, and Bjorn Larsen.
813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483
707 N. Shepherd, suite 500, 832-863-3275
From 5 to 7:30 p.m., Wonderwild will be holding its Wonderwild Monster Bash — its annual Halloween party. The party will feature prizes, a costume parade, cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes, frozen yogurt from Berripop, food from Green Plate Kids and a performance by Tom's Fun Band.