Cincinnati Halloween parties celebrate the spookiest time of year

CINCINNATI -- From masquerades to costume contests, there are plenty of ways for adults to celebrate Halloween this year.

Here's a list of events to know for a spooky good time.

Halloweekend 2016 
When: 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Energy Nightclub, 700 W. Pete Rose Way, Downtown.
Details: $5 over age 21, $10 women under age 21, $15 men under age 21 for Friday's Dancing Dead zombie dance party. $10 over age 21, $15 under age 21 for Saturday's Klub Kiss Halloween Party. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Four Day Halloween Party
When: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday.
Where: Darkness Brewing, 224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky.
Details: $5. All ages on patio. 21 and older for bar. For two weekends in a row (the first weekend was Oct. 21-22) Northern Kentucky's newest brewery will host a small but scary haunted maze in its front lounge. There will also be food trucks, live music, the tapping of two new brews, the Witch Head Neredsbula Red IPA and Beach Park After Dark Dunkelweizen. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

HallowEve Brew Bash
When: 6-10 p.m. Friday.
Where: Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Circle, Mount Lookout.
Details: $20 through Oct. 25, $25 after. Featuring craft brews and music by Gee Your Band Smells Terrific. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

The Traveler's Ball
When: 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Friday.
Where: Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Circle, Mount Lookout.
Details: $20 through Oct. 25, $25 after. Featuring craft brews and music by Gee Your Band Smells Terrific. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Rhinegeist Halloween Party
When: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday.
Where: Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.
Details: Free. Featuring music by DJ Kenneth Wright, food from Gomez Salsa, catwalk costume contest and specialty Halloween brews.  For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Cincy Brass at Woodward Theater
When: 8 p.m.-midnight Friday.
Where: The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine.
Details: $7 advance, $10 day of event. Ages 21 and up. Featuring music by Cincy Brass and Wesley Bright & the Honeytones, and men and women costume contests. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Fifth Requiem
When: 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Friday.
Where: Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside.
Details: Free. An evening of live bands, late-night deejays, costumes and drinks. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Balloween 13
When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday.
Where: OTR Live, 209 E 12th St., Over-the-Rhine.
Details: Free. Ages 21 and up. OTR Live is offering up a $1,000 Halloween costume contest party with deejays and drink specials. Visit the nightclub's Facebook page for more information. 

Trick or Freak: Sexiest Costume Party
When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday.
Where: Cameo, 4601 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati.
Details: Free until midnight. Ages 21 and up. Cameo is offering $2,000 for the sexiest costume in Cincinnati. 

A Nightmare on 3rd Street
When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Arnie's on the Levee, 120 E. 3rd St., Newport.
Details: Free entry with costume. Arnie's will offer a $100 prize to the best dressed man and woman, plus $2 loopy shots and $3 bartender's choice shots. Costume contest starts at midnight. For more information visit the event post on Facebook.

Queen City Radio presents Zombies!
When: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Queen City Radio, 222 W 12th St., Over-the-Rhine.
Details: DJ Matt Joy will wake the dead with his music and everyone is invited to come dressed as zombies. For more information visit the event post on Facebook. 

Nightmare on Elm St 2 Halloween Costume Party
When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday.
Where: LEVEL Nightlife, 435 Elm St., Downtown
Details: $10-$50. Ages 21 and up. Enjoy an evening of Halloween fun and costume contest with the Cool Kids at Level.  DJ Vader and MIC DROP spin the tables with Ran Rocking the mic. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Ciroc'O'Ween Adult Costume Party VII - The Movie
When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday.
Where: OTR Live, 209 E 12th St., Over-the-Rhine.
Details: Free. Ages 21 and up. Ciroc'O'Ween is offering up an adult-themed costume party with celebrity costume judges, $5 Ciroc drink specials and a deejay to set the mood throughout the night. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

American Horror Story Hotel 
When: 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday.
Where: Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington.
Details: The newly opened hotel will offer an inaugural Halloween event where people will be able to dress up and win prizes in a costume contest while enjoying a deejay and specialty cocktails. For more information visit hotelcovington.com.

Halloween Costume Party with Open Bar at E+O Kitchen
When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday.
Where: E+O Kitchen, 3520 Edwards Road, Hyde Park.
Details: $45. Enjoy sushi hor d'oeuvres and an open bar. Costumes and IDs mandatory to attend. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Halloween Party at Lucky Turtle
When: 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday.
Where: Lucky Turtle, 8621 Winton Road, Finneytown.
Details: Free. There will be a host of craft beer and food trucks on hand at this "Party Like a Rock Star"-themed Halloween bash. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

HorrorHound’s Halloween Party
When: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside.
Details: Free admission. Ages 21 and up. Featuring costume contest, live performances with the Big Bad, Dead Dick Hammer and For the Wolf, and the release of HorrorHound's latest compilation album, "It's Only a Movie!," on vinyl. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Pavilion’s 15th Annual Masquerade Ball
When: 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Mount Adams Pavilion, 949 Pavilion St., Mount Adams.
Details: Free. 21 and up. There is a cash-prize costume contest and music by Fuseamania and K-Smuv. Kitchen open until 10 p.m. VIP bottle service also available. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Bryan Ryan Adams/gHOTh Topic/Cranblossoms NSYC Halloween
When: 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday.
Where: Northside Yacht Club, 4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside.
Details: Free. 21 and up. Come out for a fun night of local bands covering the songs of Ryan Adams in the style of Bryan Adams and visa versa. There also will be a DJ and dance party later in the evening. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Igby's Venetian Masquerade
When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Igby's, 122 E. Sixth St., Downtown.
Details: Free. Ages 21 and up. Enjoy the mystery of a Venetian-themed party replete with sword swallower, photobooth, cocktails, music by Simo and an unmasking at midnight. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Dia De Los Muertos Celebracion
When: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Calle Cantina, 950 Pavilion St., Mount Adams.
Details: Pay homage to the Day of the Dead a bit early with live music, specialty cocktails, food, face painting and costume prizes. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Malice Ball
When: 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Bockfest Hall, 1619 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine.
Details: $25 advance (online registration ends at noon Oct. 29), $30 at the door. Admission includes free shuttle service from Washington Park and Mercer garages. Ages 21 and up. Featuring DJ ETrayn, dancing, spooky photobooth, touch-up makeup services and bars staffed by bartenders from Bakersfield. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Halloween Gala
When: 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cincinnati Masonic Center, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown.
Details: $50. Ages 21 and up. Featuring complimentary signature drink, live music by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra and the Naked Karate Girls, and hors d’oeuvres by students from the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State. Proceeds benefit Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Cincinnati. www.halloweengala.org

Disco of the Dead 2
When: 8-11 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Mainstrasse Village, E. 6th Street Promenade, Covington.
Details: Free. This Halloween-themed pub crawl and dance party returns for its second year in Mainstrasse Village. The pub crawl kicks off at Mac's Pizza Pub on Main Street and continues with a cocktail contest between area bartenders, cash prizes for costumes, Braxton Brewing beer on-site and music by DJ Dayna. 96 Rock's JD and Bridget will also be on had to give away Bengals tickets and a $100 Visa gift card. For more information visit the event page on Facebook.

Sunday Funday Nightmare on Vine Street
When: 4-9 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Kaze OTR, 1400 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine.
Details: Free. Come dressed to impress and win prizes at this Halloween-themed Sunday Funday event at Kaze. There will also be half price wine bottles, $5 Titos cocktails, $5 PB&J (PBR and a shot of Jameson) and other drink specials. DJ Mowgli will provide music. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Halloween at The Mockbee
When: 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Monday.
Where: The Mockbee, 2260 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati.
Details: Free. Ages 21 and up. Enjoy live music and specialty drinks on Halloween at the Mockbee. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Temple of the Gods Halloween Party
When: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday.
Where: Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside.
Details: Free. All ages. People are invited to come dressed their favorite deity or mythological creature and take part in a costume contest, face painting and fortune telling There will also be music, art, a video projection and more. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

 

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