Halloween in Chicago is just around the corner. That means pumpkin patches, trick or treating, haunted houses and most of all — Halloween parties. Chicago’s award-winning nightlife scene embraces the holiday with frightening furor, offering tons of spooky and spectacular parties throughout Halloweekend. Celebrate spooky season the right way with our guide to can’t-miss Halloween parties throughout the city.
Unbridled Halloween: Nightmare on Bourbon Street
On Halloween night, swing by Untitled Supper Club’s event of the season: an immersive experience featuring 30 of the city’s lead aerial, burlesque, circus, and contortion performers. Grab a drink and cycle between three different rooms, witnessing daring feats and extravagant acts. Early bird tickets are currently on sale for just $10.
Bond, Boos, and Booze
Head to River North on Oct. 26 to infiltrate SafeHouse’s Bond, Boos, and Booze event, a spy-themed affair complete with a live DJ and prizes. Your mission: have fun! Tickets are on sale for $40, which includes unlimited drinks and a chance to win $100 for the best costume in one of three categories.
Fans of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things will love this foray into the Upside Down at Sidetrack in Boystown. The party begins on 3 p.m. Halloween Day and continues on until 2 a.m. the next morning, giving you plenty of time to dance and mingle in your favorite ‘80s gear.
Minus Whale Have a Halloween Party
Stop by The Promontory in Hyde Park on Oct. 25 for its second annual Minus Whale Have a Halloween Party celebration. Dance the night away to beats by top DJs in the modern, energetic space. And the best costume gets a cash prize! Act now to snag an early bird ticket at $10. Otherwise, general entry tickets are $20.
In the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Barcocina is hosting its annual Barco Circus this Halloween weekend. Indulge in Mexican beer, house cocktails, skinny punch, and house margarita as you take in spectacular circus acts by stilt-walkers, fire-breathers, acrobats, and more. Tickets are just $40, and the Oct. 26 event is set to last from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. the next morning.
Halloween Costume Party
Drop by Distilled Chicago for a party that puts your costume creativity in the spotlight. This Prohibition-themed bar in Lincoln Park is offering a $250 cash prize for best costume at their Halloween party on Oct. 26. All attendees, costumed or not, can enjoy unlimited bar appetizers, mixed drinks, wine, and beer all night long. Early bird tickets start at $45.
Halloween Silent Disco
Saint Lou’s Assembly invites you to don a pair of headphones along with your best 80’s outfit for its Halloween Silent Disco party on Oct. 26. Winners of its costume contest receive $250 in cash. The best part? Entry is free.
All-Inclusive Halloween Party
Grab a drink, appetizer, and even a ping-pong paddle to celebrate Halloween at SPiN Chicago in River North on Oct. 26. Join other party-goers on the large dance floor or partake in a friendly match of ping-pong. With a 3-hour drink package special and multiple VIP table options, a fun-filled evening awaits. Tickets begin at $25.