Us BarChicks just love Halloween. It’s that time to dress up, look scary, look slutty, look funny, just get involved! Party with pumpkins, die your hair red, or get your inner vampire on and dish out lots of love bites. It's the only night you can get away with it.
Sure, London won't come close to New York City but hey, we're trying, here's where to go get your freak on...
If trick or treating ain’t going to plan, then make your way to the Drunken Monkey for some serious Halloween party time. They’ve got a make-up artist to help get you looking the part, a photo booth for happy snaps and it’s free to get in! The Pink Pigeon rum cocktails will be happy hour prices and they’ll have some wicked DJs throughout the night. Our kinda party.
Saturday 27th October from 7pm – 3am - 222 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6PJ
These guys have thought “to hell with tradition,” so with Halloween on a Wednesday they’re celebrating for 3 days over the weekend! Under the Old Vic Tunnels you can expect some voodoo doll making, a grotesque strip club (boys you'll love it though) and a zombie run which they describe as ‘horrifying’… we’ll take their word for it. With a load of various DJ’s spinning beats until 2am this is gonna be GOOD.
Thursday to Saturday 25th– 27thOctober - The Old Vic Tunnels, £25 tickets from here
Described as Halloween’s darkest nightmare, enter through a dark door, past the gate keeper and a bath overflowing with blood and get welcomed by the disco maids and butlers who will take you through to the main hall and show you to your bed for the night. You can either hide under the sheets here praying for the nightmare to end or you can man up and take a tour around the house. With different DJs each night, great food and drink and amazing decorations this place makes for one hot Halloween.
Friday & Saturday 26th-27th October - 12 Acklam Road, W10 5QZ
On Saturday 27th October at The Loft Studios the guys behind our favourite festival Winterwell are throwing a party to be seen at in an old brick warehouse in West London, spooky. Last year was a sell out and this year looks no different. With house, electro, swing, ska, dirty blues and hip hop beats playing all night, pervasive and interactive games and a theatre with an infernal fancy dress theme of ‘What You Might Find in Hell’ this night is gonna be off the chain. Get some tickets and we’ll see you there.
Saturday 27th October - The Loft Studios, NW10
For Halloween, The Shop is having a Clockwork Orange makeover and becoming the Karova Milk bar.. With a dress code of anything Stanley Kubrick… with The Shining, Space Odyssey and obv Clockwork Orange as a few of the many options things are gonna get weird up in here. Best outfit gets a prize so get thinking. Plus this is also the official pre venue for the Winterwell Halloween party at The Loft, wristbands are behind the bar!
Saturday 27th October - 75 Chamberlayne Road, London NW10 3ND
The perfect place for an epic Halloween party… With a witch on the door and DJ Col Trixta and Earl of Funk on the decks this bad boy is gonna be jumping till 3am. It’s £8 entry from 8pm and with cocktails this good and decorations that kray it’s gonna be a seriously good night.
Saturday 27th October - 339 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LS
This 80’s themed nightclub is getting done up as a monster mansion, and is hosted by none other than Beetlejuice… naturally. This is a fancy dress party with a retro twist, with a dress code of ‘Dead and Buried’ so drag your mum’s old motheaten garms from her loft, bloody it up a bit and get creepy. There’ll be a load of ghost girl dancers that are said to put life into your after life (boys…) toxic cocktails and some banging tunes.
Saturday 27th October - 10.30pm–3.30am, Entry £10 - 329 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL
The guys at The Book Club are going all out with this Halloween with various Halloween themed things happening for three days… dedication. First up on Monday 29th is the School of Spooky Slapstick. Expect silent horror films, even a chance to make your very own to take home… weird, but cool. There will be a pro makeup artist to turn you into some gore bloody shocker, creep props to use and a sh*t load of fake blood. Even the drinks are ideal for the blood thirsty with such concoctions as Nosferatus' Brew, a blood curdling shooter of tequila, bailey’s and tabasco and Fluffy Fell In the Blender, a sweet mix of tequila, beetroot juice, dark crème de cacao, agave syrup, apple juice and lime.
Monday 29th October - 7pm-12am, £20 tickets from here
Next up is Charlie Tuesday Gates’ live DIY Taxidermy, a session in the basement on Tuesday 30th, with humorous tales of love, life and…dead pets. This girl is described as “A cross between the shopping channel and Blue Peter”… We’re in.
Tuesday 30th October, 8pm - 11pm, £10 from here
Last but not least is on All Hallows Eve… Bones and McGibbor’s Funeral Parlour will offer you a chance to get photos of your own funeral with their Dead Portrait Photo Booth. Pretty morbid.. You get your own casket and Victorian get up to pose with. You can also get a load of dry cocktails in and try their EDIBLE HAIR… With DJ’s and Halloween games this is gonna be quite a party.
Wednesday 31st October, 8pm - 2am, £5 from here
100-106 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH
If you’re South London way this Halloween and feel like eating more than dancing, this could be your kinda party. The food is based around the theme “Hell Night” with stuff like “Suicide Wings” ,“Judas it’s scary hot” sauce and a “Zombie Clothes stew”. We’re guessing it’s all gonna taste better than it sounds and you can wash it all down with Sipsmith “Swamp Water” and some “Damned” Pumpkin Pie for pud.
Wednesday 31st October - choice of 7pm or 9pm sitting - Tickets are £30
Head down to the Paradise if you’re brave enough. With a tour around Kensal Green’s cemetery followed by a special Halloween dinner. The tour kicks off at 7pm and will even show you the Catacomb which has over 2000 coffins in it dating back to the 1800’s… creepy. Tour tickets are a tenner, and you’ll get a complimentary Babishka vodka cocktail to calm those nerves of yours. If you brave the tour you get priority booking for the restaurant’s Halloween themed a la carte menu - you don’t wanna miss this - they have a pumpkin, zombie bone marrow soup!
Wednesday 31st October – Tour starts at 7pm - £10 - 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London W10 4AE
It’s party time at Aces & Eights with a costume contest, with the theme “favourite rockstar”…BarChick’s going as Slash so don’t bother. If you win this then you’re the proud owner of a Free keg of beer… nice.
With entry only being £3 this is an nice easy choice, if there are a few of you then book a booth now (it includes a bottle of Jack Daniels and mixers… deal!). firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7485 4033
Wednesday 31st October - 156-158 Fortess Rd, Tufnell Park, London NW5 2HP
Beetlejuice and Hocus Pocus under one roof? Yes please. Head downstairs at the Water Poet where they will be screening both of those horror beauts in one night. Get involved with the fancy dress theme, plus receive a complimentary glass of Beetlejuice punch when you arrive... deal. Tickets are only £4 so you can’t go wrong, doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm show!
Wednesday 31st October - 9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6BX
Calling all Ghostbuster fans, this is your night! The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town is going mad crazy for everyone’s favourite 80s movie. Get your supernatural kit on and head on down for cheesy Halloween disco and Halloween cocktails. Prizes go for the best dressed and the £10 ticket gets you one of their mega burgers and 2 drinks. To get tickets just email email@example.com
Friday 2nd November - 12-16 Artillery Lane, The Breakfast Club, London E1 7LS