Fall is finally here, and now is the time to let the festivities begin. Bring out the Halloween costumes, including glittery and glow-in-the-dark make-up, rock your favorite horror film Halloween mask, and be the center of attention with a one of a kind costume design. If you are going to do it up big, make sure you choose an atmosphere that adds to the thrill of the season. The following venues bring you the best locations, well-known DJs, movie-style decorations, class, style, great deals and even all-night open bars.
5th Annual King Tut’s Tomb Halloween
6714 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Oct. 31, 9 p.m.
This Halloween Party is going to be regal. Enjoy a night that is filled with guest dressed in their best Egyptian costumes. Walk in rooms filled with scenes from the ancient past where Cleopatra once ruled, and Egyptian queens and pharaohs are within reach. To top it off, the night will be filled with intrigue. Gaze upon hieroglyphics mixed with lasers that make a one-of-a-kind light show, then dance the night away with go-go dancers and three DJs spinning hip hop, house music and club mixes. There is even a haunted pyramid dancing room to stir things up. A Halloween party would not be authentic without the fun of a costume contest, and this place rocks it out. Guests with VIP tickets also enjoy an open bar all night long with unlimited drinks.
1439 Ivar Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Oct. 31, 10 p.m.
Party people, this Halloween is going to be extra exciting at Lure. It’s known for its fully equipped party atmosphere, which includes a huge dance area, four full service bars, outdoor stage and patio area, and 50,000-watt dynamic sound. Dance the night away with Don Diablo and Mako. They will have the rooms thumping with the best house and hip-hop music. The fun doesn’t stop there, look for stilt walkers and goth go-go dancers, and participate in the most exclusive costume party in town. Fabulous treatment and superb party elements make Lure a must in Halloween parties this year.
Halloween With Chuckie
6021 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Oct. 31, 9 p.m.
This venue is going all out for Halloween with a concert-style production, VIP open bar with premium liquor and Ultra Lounge. This is a perfect event to take lots of pictures at, with laser lights and a lighting show as a background. Create’s humongous covered patio will be a perfect spot to rest your tired feet after hours of dancing to today’s hottest sounds from Chuckie. Any music-loving person will appreciate the diversity of the sound from rock to house to electro, mash up and top 40.
Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party
Legendary Park Plaza
607 S Park View St
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Oct. 26, 9 p.m.
KCRW’s 5th annual benefit bash will include new spectacles like Harlow Gold’s vintage burlesque revue Blind Tiger, a haunted dancehall, as revelers dance their way through themed rooms with music spun by KCRW deejays, guest sets from TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. There will also be a costume contest and food trucks on hand to provide eats for famished dancers.
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
Santa Monica Blvd. (from Doheny to La Cienega)
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Oct. 31, 6 p.m.
West Hollywood’s annual Halloween Carnaval is touted as one of the world’s largest Halloween parties in the world. Thousands of revelers flock to Santa Monica Boulevard dressed in outrageous costumes to prance, dance and party their way down the street. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. and parking can be difficult at this enormous event, so consult the city’s website for street closure and parking information before heading out.
Santa Monica Zombie Crawl
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Prepare your most terrifying moans and growls and put on your best zombie threads for the inaugural Zombie Crawl in Santa Monica. The first rule of Zombie Crawl is keeping an authentic zombie appearance, but participating zombies must keep their arms extended, drag a limb and deliver vicious snarls and moans without talking. If you’re not so great with the zombie makeup, you can get some help from makeup artists at the starting location — Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the Pier. The crawl begins at Rusty’s and moves on Big Dean’s, Ye Old King’s Head, Barney’s Beanery, Brittania Pub, West 4th & Jane and ends at Wokcano, where there will also be an official zombie after party. An official zombie photo shoot will be taken under the pier sign at 8 p.m. The official Zombie Crawl wristband will give you access to $4 drafts, $5 wells and $5 shots all night at the participating bars and entrance to the after party. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the Zombie Crawl.
Cassandra Bautista is a freelance writer from Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.