13 awesome Halloween events and parties in Boston


The only thing harder than finding the right costume is figuring out where to party on Halloween. If you’re looking for a shindig that has more than just a punch bowl full of fake eyeballs and gummy worms, you’re in luck. For those of us who are a bit too old to go trick-or-treating, here are 13 of the best parties and events to celebrate Halloween in Boston.

A Night to “Dismember” at Cask N’ Flagon

A zombie apocalypse will take over Cask N’ Flagon on Saturday night. The popular Fenway bar is hosting a special dance party where attendees can take home Bruins tickets, gift cards and more should they win a “Zombie Beauty Contest.” During the festivities, sip on Halloween-themed cocktails such as the Neck Bite, made with Brick Red and Guinness, or Boo-Berry Punch, made with Skyy Blueberry, banana liqueur, sour and strawberry puree. Oct. 28, 8 p.m.-2a.m., 62 Brookline Ave., Boston, $15, casknflagon.com

American Horror at YOTEL Boston

YOTEL Boston is throwing an “American Horror Story”-themed party at its popular Sky Lounge for Halloween. Sip on a Witch’s Coven cocktail while enjoying the evening’s entertainment, including a virtual reality haunted house, music by DJ Castaneda, psychic readings and a costume contest. The winner will receive a one-night stay at the hotel as well as a $100 food and drink credit. Oct. 28, 7p.m.-midnight, 65 Seaport Blvd., Boston, $10-$15, yotelbostonhalloween.eventbrite.com

Boston Grown-Ups Museum

The Boston Children’s Museum is growing up for a night in honor of Halloween. Stop by on Thursday for an evening of partying, interactive exhibits and a costume contest. Help out a good cause and bring new, unwrapped kids books, which will go to benefit children affected by Hurricane Harvey. Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., 308 Congress St., Boston, $25, bostongrown-upsmuseum.eventbrite.com

BSSC Halloween Party at the Living Room

Join the Boston Ski & Sports Club for their annual Halloween bash. BSSC will take over the Living Room in the North End on Friday for a night of dancing, drinks and a costume contest, with a $500 cash prize. Oct. 27, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., 101 Atlantic Ave., Boston, $15+, bssc.com

Cirque de Bijou

Throw on your best costume and party the night away with Bijou Nightclub & Lounge on Halloween weekend. The club’s Cirque de Bijou event returns for a second year in a row on Sunday night. Oct. 29, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., 51 Stuart St., Boston, $15, bijouboston.com

Dorchester Brewing Co. Trick-or-Beer Bash

Dorchester Brewing Co. is going all out for Halloween. The brewery has a full day of fun planned, including a costume contest, adult trick-or-treating, live music, plus a spooky, Edgar Allen Poe-themed beer release. Munch on food by the Jamaica Mi Hungry Food Truck before hitting the dance for with music by DJ Sprino. Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester, free, dorchesterbrewing.com

Fear at Revere

Have a spooky night at the Revere Hotel’s fifth annual Fear at the Revere bash. More than 750 costumed-revelers are expected to stop by this year’s event, which will feature live music, Halloween-inspired beverage specials and more. Oct. 28, 9 pm.-2 a.m., 200 Stuart St., Boston, $25+, reverehotel.com

Great Pumpkin Festival

Enjoy the best pumpkin brews from across the nation on the Cambridge Brewing Co.’s patio beer garden at this year’s event. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in costumes for the annual fest, which celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday. Oct. 28, noon-midnight, 1 Kendal Square, Bldg. 100, Cambridge, $30-$35, cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Haunted Hill

Get “Insane in the Brain” with Cypress Hill at the House of Blues on Halloween. The legendary hip-hop group will be in town on Oct. 31 for their annual Haunted Hill tour. Splurge on the VIP “Trick or Treat” experience and you can join the stars on stage. Oct. 31, 7 p.m., 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, $29+, houseofblues.com/boston

Howlween at Night Shift Brewing                                

Grab a few rare beers at the popular Everett brewery’s Howlween event on Saturday. Starting at 4 p.m., Night Shift Brewing will tap two special kegs that will be available for a limited time on draft. Snap a selfie in the costume contest photo booth between 6 and 7:30 p.m. for a chance to win a bag of swag. Much on goodies from Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers between noon and 5 p.m and the Porch Southern Fare from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., 87 Santilli Hwy., Everett, nightshiftrewing.com

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar

The South Boston eatery is throwing a zoo-themed party on Saturday night. Dress like your favorite zoo critter and rock out to music by DJ Ryan Brown. Loco will have “any zoo keepers” on hand who will have food and drinks on hand throughout the evening. Oct. 28, 412 West Broadway, South Boston, free, locosouthboston.com

SoWa Spooktacular

Take a trip over to SoWa Open Market this weekend for one of the city’s biggest Halloween get-togethers. This two-day affair features free pumpkin painting, face painting, spooky cupcake decorating, plus costume contests for attendees and their pets. Expect live music courtesy of singer-songwriter Jordan Reynolds on Saturday and the New England Conservatory’s own Night Tree on Sunday. Oct. 28-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 460 Harrison Ave., Boston, sowaboston.com

Supper Club at Capo’s ‘90s Pop Icon Halloween Bash

Party like it’s 1999 at the Supper Club at Capo. The South Boston hotspot is hosting a ‘90s-style bash for Halloween on Saturday night. Dress like your favorite Spice Girl or Backstreet Boy and get jiggy with it to tunes provided by Vincent King and DJ Silent Partner. The party continues on Oct. 31 with a Spooky Country night. Oct. 28, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., 439 West Broadway St., South Boston, $40, caposouthboston.com

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