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Where to Party for Halloween in Dallas 2013

Halloween in Dallas
photography by William Neal

Looking for the best place to sport your Miley Cyrus teddy bear leotard? Yeah, we thought you might. Here’s a list of places to party in Dallas this weekend and on through All Hallows Eve.

 

Halloween in Dallas
photography by William Neal

Halloween-Oct26

Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party
This block party is the highlight of all the city’s costumed Halloween festivities. Live music, a catwalk for costumes, and beer booths up Cedar Springs are almost as exciting as the elaborate the costumes on the partygoers. Almost. See this post’s photos.
Time: 6 p.m.
RSVP: none

The Idle Rich Pub, Blackfriar Pub, Renfield’s Corner, and The Old Monk
This fabulous foursome is operating on the same schedule tonight: A DJ starts spinning tunes at 9 p.m. while cash prizes are deliberated for best costumes for individuals, scariest, crowd favorite, and best group.
Time: 9 p.m.
RSVP: none

Lizard Lounge
Afterdark Dallas’ Halloween Bash

Music is presented by One More Time, a Daftpunk tribute, along with DJ Titan and Johnny Funk. This party rages on until 4 a.m.
Time: 9 p.m.
RSVP: tickets here

Zouk
Halloween War 
This dance party promises to provide more then 2,000 attendees to compare costumes with. If Zouk thinks yours is the best, you’ll win cash prizes for most creative, sexiest, and best couple. Music’s covered by DJ Boom and DJ Turbulence. Go-go dancers abound.
Time: 10 p.m.
RSVP: tickets here

Halloween in Dallas
photography by William Neal

W Hotel 
14th Annual Dragon’s Halloween Ball 
Enjoy 10 DJs, live acrobatics, body art, hip-hop dance performances, and the unveiling of the 2013 Dragon Goddess. This year’s theme is Saints & Sinners. Costume prizes will be awarded based on crowd applause, so bring your crew.
Time: 9 p.m.
RSVP: tickets here

Halloween in Dallas
photography by William Neal

Levu 
Halloween Block Party 
Ishi performs live at this evening full of tunes by Serge Devant, DJ Girlbot, DJ Mishal, DJ Alfredo, and DJ Matt Lamb. The party will fill up the bar and on into the street and under the 50-foot Red Bull and Belvedere tent. A costume contest promises $1,500 in cash and prizes.
Time: 8 p.m.
RSVP: tickets here

Three Sheets 
4th Annual Halloween Party 
A $1,000 costume contest promises $500 to one girl and $500 to one guy.
Time: 9 p.m.
RSVP: none

Candleroom
All American Horror Story–An Asylum Theme Party 

The Henderson lounge took a cue from one of our favorite shows and wrapped its Halloween shindig around American Horror Story’s Season 2. Crazies welcome.
Time: 10 p.m.
RSVP: call for table reservations

Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill 

Haunted Monkey

Fast N’ Loud’s Richard Rawlings, the owner of Gas Monkey, hosts this Halloween bash with cash costume prizes, live music by Time Machine, and drink specials. Buy a $50 open bar package in advance and get mixed drinks, beer, and wine all night.
Time: 9 p.m.
RSVP: Buy tickets here.

Club Dada 
Holy Ghost! 
The music lineup includes Holy Ghost!, Midnight Magic, and Orthy.
Time: 8 p.m.
RSVP: tickets here

Halloween in Dallas
photography by William Neal

Plush 
Living Haunted House Halloween Party
All four floors of this club are transformed into a haunted house (full of scantily-clad witches and sexy bumblebees). DJs Aiden and Huma & Ivy are spinning the tunes.
Time: 6 p.m.
RSVP: call for table reservations

Elm Street Bar 
A Halloween Masquerade
Friday and Saturday, Elm Street is playing host to costume contests. A cash prize of $500 (plus bragging rights) goes to a lucky first place winner. Plus, $2 wells are served until 11 p.m. along with $3 margaritas and $3 pint drafts.
Time: 6 p.m.
RSVP: ladies text “lounge” to 5567 to get in free

Hotel ZaZa 
For a break from Uptown madness and trashy costumery, head here. ZaZa has teamed up with Veuve Cliquot for this swanky party full of magicians and costumes.
Time: 10 p.m.
RSVP: tickets $75, availabe at ZaZa

Halloween-Oct27

Black Swan Saloon 
4th Annual Halloween Bash
The annual theme party is back. This time, Hollywood is the name of the game. Come as your favorite character or actor. Prizes will be handed out to the best costumes.
Time: 8 p.m.
RSVP: none

Halloween-Oct30

The People’s Last Stand 
The People’s Last Halloween
This pre-Halloween party features complimentary light bites to pair with custom cocktails, music by DJ Blake Ward, slasher flicks playing overhead, a fortune teller reader futures, and prizes for best costumed guests.
Time: 8 p.m.
RSVP: free, here

Halloween-Oct31

Sissy’s 
Halloween Hoedown
Grab your country clothing and head to Sissy’s for a night of $8 drink specials (including the Voodoo Blues, Zombie Handshake, and The Witch Doctor), prizes for the “best hillbilly in the house,” and live tunes by Southern Renaissance. Proceeds benefit Family Gateway.
Time: 5 p.m.
RSVP: none

Zouk  
Zed’s Dead headline’s this dance affair. Grab your most revealing costume, a table with bottle service, and prepare for a party.
Time: 9 p.m.
RSVP: tickets here

SODA Bar 
NYLO-Ween 
Hit up the rooftop bar for drinks, tunes, and a costume contest.
Time: 7 p.m.
RSVP: none

Texas Theatre 
Haunted Sock Hop 
DJ Mr. Rid spins this Halloween party with spooky tunes.
Time: 7 p.m.
RSVP: none

Truck Yard 
Truckin’ Halloween Party
Swing by and bring your pooch for this dog and owner soiree. A “peeps and pups” costume contest will award $500 and $100 bar tabs to the best people costume and the best doggie costume, respectively.
Time: 9 p.m.
RSVP: free