22 Of Our Favorite Halloween Parties In Los Angeles
Halloween is one of the busiest nights of the year, with costumed mischief-makers partying all over L.A. If you're still not sure where to show off your costume this year, here are a few of our favorite parties happening Halloween weekend. If you're looking for haunted houses to hit up, check out our guide here.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
A Club Called Rhonda
A Club Called Rhonda is throwing a Halloween party at The Globe downtown. It's themed "Death Becomes Her" and features DJs in three different rooms. It's described as a "ghoulish melange of life, death and transformative transfiguration." DJs include Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Soul Clap, Metro Area, Tornado Wallace, The Revenge, Ebony, Samo Sound Boy, Lovefingers, Heidi Lawden, Moscoman, Cromie and Goddollars & Paradise.
A Club Called Rhonda is located at The Globe at 740 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $30 to $50.
Le Nuit de Diable
The Edison will be hosting a subterranean party with a blend of music pop, soul, jazz and hip-hop from Urban Renewal Project. Other performers include stilt walkers, tarot readers and dancers, plus "an extraordinary selection of Attractions Diaboliques featuring Apparitions and Gifted Eccentrics from across the Globe."
The Edison is located at 108 W. 2nd St. in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $20 with a costume, $25 without.
Return to Gotham
Drawing from the gritty nature of Batman, this comic-inspired party is going on both Friday and Saturday Halloween weekend. The Skybar at Mondrian will become Gotham City, with digital projections and engaging themed areas for guests to wander. Check out Selina Kyl's "Hell Here," the Penguin's "Arctic World" and "Joker's Paradise" for an immersive experience.
Return to Gotham is happening at the SkyBar at the Mondrian at 8440 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. Tickets are $28.99 to $3,478.95, for those of you who have Wayne money.
A fundraiser for the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, Fred & Jason's 10th Annual Halloweenie promises open bars, DJs, photo booths and perhaps a few celebrity sightings.
Halloweenie is located at The Majestic at 650 S. Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets start at $115.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
The Theatre at the Ace Hotel will be screening Dracula (1931) with live accompaniment from Phillip Glass and the Kronos Quartet. Immediately after the screening will be the annual Black & White Ball. The party is hosted by The Black Tux and will involve guest DJs and themed rooms. And you must wear something monochrome and delightful.
"Dracula" and the Black & White Ball will take place at The Ace Hotel at 929 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $34 to $160.
NoHo Monster Bash
The Federal Bar in North Hollywood will have DJs, sultry burlesque dancers (we hear some will involve Battlestar Galactica outfits), contortionists, magic tricks and tarot card readers. There will be prizes for the best costumes. This year's theme is "Rise of the Machines."
The Federal Bar is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Tickets are $20 at the door.
It may not be the hotel from American Horror Story, but the Hotel Figueroa is a charming place to ring in the spookiest holiday with its "Haunted Hotel" party. Plus, its pool is shaped like a coffin. DJs will take over the hotel for the night, which three separate areas: the Graveyard, Purgatory and Hell. The DJ lineup includes sets from Cold Cave, Cocodisco, First Hate, Hex Cougar, Kool Keith and more.
The Hotel Figueroa is located at 939 S. Figueroa St. in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets begin at $40.
The mash-up dance party at the Echoplex is in effect for Halloween with two dance areas, a Photo Booth and a costume contest. Expect to hear dance songs layered over one another for a fun, unexpected non-stop dance party. Spandex is always encouraged. We suggest buying tickets in advance as they are cheaper, and this party usually fills up pretty quickly.
Bootie L.A. is happening at the Echoplex at 1154 Glendale Blvd. in Echo Park. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door.
HARD Day of the Dead
Sure, HARD may be calling their pulsating two-day music festival in Pomona "Day of the Dead," but it takes place on Halloween and November 1, so we're including these guys in the mix. Expect a mix of EDM producers and DJs and rappers, with headliners like Deadmau5, Hot Chip, Skrillex, Future, Glass Animals, Gesaffelstein and A$AP Ferg. This is a 21+ event. —Jean Trinh
HARD Day of the Dead will take place at the Fairplex at Pomona located at 1101 W McKinley Ave. in Pomona. Tickets range from $90 to $150 for one-day passes and $155 to $290 for two-day passes.
If you're more of a new age person and less into the blood 'n' guts Halloween, try Wanderlust Hollywood's "Illuminated Halloween." This new yoga studio will have a yoga class at 7 p.m., but the party begins at 9 p.m. Guests should wear all white and be prepared to dance. There will be chances to see the future via tarot and crystal ball, if you're into that kind of thing.
Wanderlust Hollywood's "Illuminated Halloween" will take place at 1357 Highland Ave. in Hollywood. Tickets are $22.09 to $40.
"Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Hollywood Forever
This cult hit just turned 40. You can check it out in all its campy glory at Hollywood Forever on Halloween. The screening will be enhanced by a variety of vaudeville-style performances, a photobooth and suprise guests. After the show, fulfill your teenage goth dream by dancing among the tombstones until midnight. You must wear a costume to get into this highly anticipated party.
Hollywood Forever is located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Tickets are $25.
WeHo's Halloween Carnaval
Every year, the streets of West Hollywood get packed beyond recognition with Halloween revelers. This year's Carnaval kicks off at 6 p.m. and performances from the likes of Messi Jae and The Ruckus, Chico's Angels and an appearance from Lisa Vanderpump.
Carnaval takes over Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Being there is free, but you'll likely want some cash to grab a drink or a bite at one of the many crowded spots in the area.
"Nightmare Before Christmas" at the Hollywood Bowl
Composer Danny Elfman will perform cuts from the soundtrack of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas at the Bowl on both Saturday and Sunday. If you miss the Halloween performance, there will be one on November 1 too. The venue will be transformed into Halloween Town and Elfman himself will be singing the part of Jack Skellington. Costumes are definitely encouraged and there may be some surprise guests. The above video is from a live performance of Nightmare Before Christmas tunes last year at the Nokia Theater.
The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 Highland Ave. in Hollywood. Tickets are $29.50 to $255.
Miss Kitty's 15th Annual Hollywood Halloween Ball
This glam and fetish-y event will take over the Dragonfly for a night of dance, all hosted by horror king Clive Barker, Miss Kitty and the fantastic Boulet Brothers. Guests can expect live performances, games and a trick-or-treat terror house, plus there's a costume contest judged by Barker.
Dragonfly Nightclub is located at 5610 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Tickets are $20 to $300.
This rager takes place out in San Bernardino over Friday and Saturday of Halloween weekend. There will be four stages, 50 DJs, live performances, creepy art installations, carnival rides, fireworks and two haunted mazes mazes. Acts include Benny Benassi, Flux Pavilion, John Digweed, Moby and more.
Psycho Circus is located at NOS Events Center at in San Bernardino. Tickets are $159 to $279 for the weekend.
E.P. & L.P. will be hosting a rooftop Halloween party. L.P. will be turned into a cemetery and there will also be a haunted house! Guests can enjoy small bites from Executive Chef Louis Tikaram and music from a number of guest DJs, plus an open bar from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
E.P. & L.P. is located at 603 N. La Cienega Blvd. in West Hollywood. Tickets are $100 to $3,000.
Belles And Bandits
Villains Tavern is hosting a Belles and Bandits Halloween party sponsored by Sailor Jerry rum. Expect live music from Hudson, Ted Z & the Wranglers, plus deals on Sailor Jerry drinks. There will be a costume contest with a $300 cash prize, and you can expect the tavern to be decked out in a spooky fashion. Also, it's free.
Villains is located at 1356 Palmetto Street in downtown L.A. Free.
Vampire Halloween Masquerade & Costume Party
For those of you looking for a more traditional, all-black Halloween experience, there will be a vampire masquerade at Couture in Hollywood. The event includes DJs, a costume contest, live music, vampire go-go dancers and party favors.
Couture is located at 1640 N. Caheunga Blvd. in Hollywood. Tickets begin at $15.
Candy & Wine
A tasting the kid in you will enjoy! Vintage Enoteca is hosting a wine tasting that's paired with classic candies. They're pairing candies like Skittles, Peanut M&Ms and Candy corn with lovely wines, so it's sort of like the mullet of adulthood.
Vintage Enoteca is located at 7554 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30.
Bar Sinister's 7th Annual Ghostly Ball
One might argue that every Saturday is Halloween at Bar Sinister, but of course they're throwing a Halloween party. This one's hosted by adult performer Skin Diamond and Domme Hudsy Hawn and will involve a host of special guests. Live music is courtesy of Heathen Apostles, In Letter Form and Swarming Orchids, and of course, DJs in the back. Except fetish-y go-go dancers, as well as all sorts of kink happening in the upstairs lounge.
Bar Sinister is located within Boardners at 1652 N. Cherokee Avenue in Hollywood. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door.
Danzig's Blackest of the Black Tour
Obviously, Danzig is playing a show on Halloween. You can catch him at the Microsoft Theater with metal acts Prong, Veil of Maya, Superjoint Ritual and Witch Mountain as part of his Blackest of the Black Tour. Costumes are encouraged but no masks or prop weapons are allowed in the venue.
The Microsoft Theater is located at 777 Chick Hearn Court in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $29.50 to $55.
Mrs. Fish is traveling back in time for a '70s-themed Halloween soiree. There will be live music from Crystal Starr & The Bowties, plus a DJ spinning '70s hits. There will be a costume contest. And the event is also free.
Mrs. Fish is located at 448 S. Hill St. in downtown L.A. Free.