Where to Celebrate Halloween in DTLV


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Las Vegas may be known for its extreme Halloween parties and booze, but it’s Downtowners who know that true Hallows Eve revelry starts a day (or three) early.

Gold Spike kick-starts the holiday on Wednesday with Four Nights of Horror. Each night has a different theme, such as Zombie Rave Social Club and Attack of the Demon Hipster Chicks, and features a mix of live bands, DJs and comedy. Oh, and there’s $4,000 up for grabs for the best costume. (217 N Las Vegas Blvd., goldspike.com.)

Wednesday a little too early to celebrate? How’s Thursday, then? Beauty Bar hosts De7vils Nyte 7 (their spelling, not ours) with a costume party and concert. But, what’s that? You need less fake blood and more thumping beats? Double back on Sunday for Church: Day of the Dead Bass Worship. (517 Fremont St., beautybarlv.com.)

Ditch the club and hit Neon Museum’s Boneyard Bash on Friday. Do dress in your Halloween best: there’s a costume contest and giveaways at stake. If that’s not your thing, there’s free wine, beer, and cocktails. You’ll also see Culture Shock Las Vegas, Mercedes from MIX 941, DJ Totescity, and the cast of Evil Dead The Musical. (770 N Las Vegas Blvd., neonmuseum.org.)

You can’t party all weekend without some sustenance. Itsy Bitsy Ramen has a delicious Black Garlic Ramen special and beats from DJ Charlie Darker on Friday. Hit repeat and come back for Maria Romano on Saturday. (In the Ogden, itsybitsyramen.com.)

Next door, the newest kid on the Fremont East block, Oddfellows, is going all-out with a dance party that starts Saturday night and lasts “until the sun comes up.” Get down to indie dance jams and Halloween classics in your most freakish ‘fit. If you drop in early enough, you can catch happy hour specials from 8 to 11 p.m. (150 Las Vegas Blvd. N #190facebook.com/OddfellowsLV.)

What’s more fitting for a Halloween party than goth, industrial and death rock? Get ghoulish at Artifice for the third annual Hallowe’en Bash. Don’t slouch on your costumes, either. Cash prizes go to the best dressed male and female. (1025 S 1st St. #100, artificebar.com.)

Get your masquerade on at Commonwealth’s Monster Ball 2015. Step to Jami on October 30 and Paolo & Friends on the 31st. Don’t shy away from wearing an elaborate costume: there’s a consolation prize for the best garb. (525 E. Fremont St., commonwealthlv.com.)

Bust out that Alice in Wonderland and Cheshire Cat couple costume. Velveteen Rabbit’s Rabbit Hole Halloween Edition will take you to another world with a prize for the best costume and free entry. (1218 S Main St., velveteenrabbitlv.com.)

Ladies drink free at Inspire this weekend. Just don’t forget the costume if you want complimentary booze as you take in DJ Impakt on Friday and DJ Mike D on Halloween. (107 S Las Vegas Blvd., InspireLasVegas.com.)

It may not be on the main drag, but don’t forget about Bastille on 3rd. The only gay bar in DTLV will host a costume party Saturday night with drink specials and more. (1402 S 3rd St., bastillelv.com.)

Find your way over to the back patio at Park on Fremont to see DJ John Doe and B-boy Steve with bar bites and cocktails if you’re over the whole costume thing. If you don’t make it, there’s always the Day of the Dead Hangover Brunch with Danny Boy and Rico DeLargo on November 1. (506 Fremont St., ParkOnFremont.com.)

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